BREAKING NEWS

Saturday, June 29th, 3:36pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Avalon

2019-06-29 15:37:24

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Avalon.  The Watch is in effect on Saturday, June 29th until 7:00pm.

A pop up thunderstorm is possible during the late afternoon hours.  A front that will bring some relief from the humidity will come across our area early this evening and may produce more widespread thunderstorms.  These storms could produce heavy rainfall in a short period of time which may lead to some street flooding.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded by rainwater.

This Watch may be elevated to a Warning which means a thunderstorm is imminent.  Avalon has prepared a flood risk map that shows where streets may be flooded during storm events.


Thurs, June 20th, 6:46am: Flash Flood Watch Issued, Heavy Showers/Storms Possible Today, Tonight

2019-06-20 06:46:55

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough of Avalon for Thursday, June 20th, through the late evening/early overnight hours of Friday morning.

The next 24 hours provides the best opportunity this week for the development of showers and thunderstorms that may develop anytime Thursday afternoon through the early overnight hours on Friday morning.  These storms may produce a good amount of rainfall in a very short period of time that may result in street flooding.  Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets for updates as Flash Flood Warnings may be necessary.  Even though storms may not develop in every community in our region, conditions are favorable for development of heavy showers and storms.

If you see lightning, or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  Follow all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol.  If you have any emergency, please call 911. If the forecast worsens and you live in an area of our community prone to street flooding from heavy rain, consider moving your vehicle to another location.  Avalon has developed a flood risk map for guidance purposes

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued Thursday morning, June 20th, by the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 613 AM EDT Thu Jun 20 2019

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…  The Flash Flood Watch continues for  * Portions of northern Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey,   and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in northern  Delaware, New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Cecil and Kent   MD. In New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May,   Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland,  Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,   Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset,   Southeastern Burlington, Sussex, Warren, and Western Monmouth.   In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester,   Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton,  Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western   Montgomery. * Through late tonight

* The showers and some thunderstorms over southeast Pennsylvania   and across parts of southern New Jersey that resulted in flash  flooding have lifted to the north and are weakening. Flash Flood   Warnings are being converted to Flood Warnings, and these Flood   Warnings will be in place for most of today.  * Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop this   afternoon and tonight. Heavy rainfall will develop once again   with as much as an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain in a short  time. Flash flooding are likely once again, and it will not take   much additional rainfall to result in flash flooding over   already flooded areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties. Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued for your area.


Tues, June 18th, 7:16am: Flash Flood Watch Continued, Storms Possible Today

2019-06-18 07:16:38

The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for our area from Tuesday, June 18th through Wednesday, June 19th, at 6:00am.  The Flash Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms that could provide drenching rainfall.  Heavy rain in a short period of time can cause street flooding in some areas.  Exercise caution while driving; never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you see lightning, or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  Storms could develop anytime this afternoon, and most likely, during the evening hours on Tuesday.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service:

 Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

343 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2019

 

New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-

Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-

Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Mercer-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-

Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-

Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-

Southeastern Burlington-Berks-Lehigh-Delaware-Philadelphia-

Western Chester-Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-

Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-

Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,

Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton,

Flemington, Somerville, New Brunswick, Freehold, Sandy Hook,

Trenton, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown,

Mount Holly, Jackson, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House,

Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island,

Wharton State Forest, Reading, Allentown, Media, Philadelphia,

Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville,

Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville,

and Doylestown

343 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2019

 

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

 

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

 

* Northeast Maryland, Delaware, central and southern New Jersey,

and southeast Pennsylvania.

 

* Through late tonight

 

* Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected today

into this evening. The strongest storms will be capable of

producing torrential downpours, and the storms may have a

tendency to move over the same areas. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3

inches may occur in a short amount of time. This could lead to

localized flash flooding.

 

* The risk of flash flooding is highest with storms that produce

excessive rainfall rates for an extended period of time.

Flooding is most likely in more urbanized areas, in areas of

poor drainage, and in locations that have received heavy

rainfall the past few days. Rapid rises on small creeks and

streams are possible.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash

flooding, which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected

to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters

may quickly inundate some roadways. Streams and creeks could

leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

 

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location

that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash

flood warning is issued for your area.