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Tuesday, February 2nd: Coastal Flood Warning Continues Until 5:00pm

2021-02-02 07:56:00

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning until 5:00pm today. There is the potential for moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide, which occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 11:05am Tuesday. The graphic below shows red squares where moderate tidal flooding occurred late Monday night during the last high tide event. The wind is out of the west-northwest this morning which could help mitigate this morning’s high tide. Exercise caution while driving as snow/sleet/rain is in the forecast this morning.


Sunday, January 31st, 4:59pm: Coastal Flood Warning in Effect For Monday's High Tides

2021-01-31 17:01:36

New Jersey has declared a State of Emergency starting Sunday at 7:00pm due to the winter storm; all State offices will be closed.

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon for Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.  Moderate tidal flooding is expected at time of high tide, especially during the Monday morning high tide.  There is also a Wind Advisory in effect Monday for wind gusts approaching 50mph.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will occur Monday will at 10:17am, and again at 10:54pm.  Tuesday’s first high tide occurs at 11:05am.  Streets prone to tidal flooding may be compromised, including portions of the Dune Drive business district, portions of Ocean Drive, and other areas.  If you live on a street that floods during storm events, consider moving your vehicle to another section of Avalon in advance of tomorrow morning’s high tide.

Exercise caution while driving through this event as snow, ice, and rain are all expected.  Turn around, don’t drown, never drive on a flooded street.

Continue to follow traditional media outlets, and updates are always available at Avalon emergency dot org and other Avalon communication channels.  Thank you.

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

 


Sunday, January 31st: Nor'easter Arrives Sunday Afternoon; Coastal Flood Warning for Monday

2021-01-31 08:18:18

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning and a Wind Advisory for Cape May County beach communities in advance of a nor’easter-type winter storm that will bring rain, snow, sleet, strong winds, and the potential for moderate coastal flooding.

Snow is expected to develop during the mid afternoon hours on Sunday, followed by rain after sunset through Monday.  The storm is expected to end with a rain and snow mix Monday evening.  Please exercise caution while driving.

The Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.  High tide occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Monday at 10:17am, and again at 10:54pm; high tide occurs Tuesday morning at 11:05am.  If you live on a street that typically receives tidal flooding, consider moving your vehicle to another portion of our community on Sunday.  Never drive on a flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.

The Wind Advisory is in effect for Monday.  Strong winds up to 40mph with gusts to 50mph are possible starting late morning through the evening hours.  Secure any loose objects on your property.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Continue to monitor this storm on traditional media outlets and on this communication channel.  Updates will be provided as needed.  Here is the graphics package on this nor’easter courtesy of the National Weather Service: