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Thurs, December 20th, 10:11am: Flood Watch Continues, Wind Advisory, Tidal Flooding Likely

2018-12-20 10:12:06

The National Weather Service has continued the Flood Watch for the region, and has added a Wind Advisory for an approaching storm that will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to our region from a period from Thursday evening through Friday night.  Up to three inches of rain are expected in most areas in southern New Jersey (higher amounts in some locations), and wind gusts will approach 50mph.  There is also the potential for minor to moderate tidal flooding at times of high tide on Friday.

The storm is expected to move into our region Thursday afternoon, beginning as rain showers.  The storm will intensify during the overnight hours Thursday night into Friday morning.  Periods of heavy rain and strong winds are possible Friday.  The storm is expected to depart our region Friday night.

The Friday high tides bring the most concern for the potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding.  High tide will occur Thursday evening at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 5:56pm.  High tide occurs Friday at 6:22am, and again at 6:46pm.  Street flooding may occur due the compounding factor of tidal flooding with heavy rainfall.

Turn around, don’t drown.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and causes an unnecessary wake that can damage property.  Driving on a flooded street adjacent to businesses may push water under doors causing damage that can easily be avoided by taking a different route to your destination.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map for heavy rainfall and tidal flooding events.  Please review the map and make best decisions to secure your property and potentially move vehicles to areas of our community that are not subject to flooding.

If you have any emergency, dial 911.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast as current weather alerts may be upgraded.  The Borough continues to be in contact with our partners at the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for updated information from weather and state agencies.

Here is the text of the Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory issued by the National Weather Service on Thursday morning:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

356 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

…Significant Flooding Possible Tonight and Friday…

 

356 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE

FRIDAY NIGHT…

 

The Flood Watch continues for

 

* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and

southeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in

Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent, and New

Castle. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen

Annes, and Talbot. In New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal

Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean,

Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex,

Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern

Burlington, and Western Monmouth. In southeast Pennsylvania,

Delaware, Lower Bucks, and Philadelphia.

 

* From this evening through late Friday night.

 

* Widespread rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches, with locally higher

amounts possible.

 

* Heavy rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of poor

drainage. There is also the potential for significant river

flooding. The flood risk will increase where heavy rain and

embedded thunderstorms move over the same area, even potentially

leading to localized flash flooding.

 

* In addition to the freshwater flooding, the combination of heavy

rain and increased tide levels during the times of high tide

Friday morning will result in minor to locally moderate coastal

flooding along the Atlantic, Delaware Bay, the tidal Delaware

River, and the eastern shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

 

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible

Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be

prepared to take action should flooding develop.

 

 

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

335 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

 

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM

EST FRIDAY…

 

* WINDS…Becoming southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50

mph.

 

* TIMING…Late Thursday night through Friday morning.

 

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree

limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Wind Advisory means that very windy conditions are expected.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high

profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Light-weight outdoor objects

such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.


Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 12:36pm: Flood Watch Issued, Coastal Flooding Possible During Storm

2018-12-19 12:37:59

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Borough and surrounding communities that remains in effect from Thursday evening, December 20th, through Friday evening, December 21st.  Nearly three inches of rain is possible during this rain storm event, and there is now the potential for minor coastal flooding during this storm.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge on Thursday at 5:56pm, and again on Friday at 6:22am and 6:46pm.  Minor coastal flooding is possible at time of high tide.

Rainfall amounts may be significant.  Turn around, don’t drown..never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this causes a wake that can damage property and puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Wind gusts will approach 40mph during the evening hours Thursday into early Friday morning.  Secure loose objects on your property; contractors should secure their job sites on Thursday.

Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.  We will provide updates for you when necessary.  We continue to be in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for updates on the potential impact of this storm on our region.

Here is the text of the Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

 Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

946 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH

FRIDAY EVENING…

The Flood Watch continues for

 

* Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, much of New Jersey, and

southeast Pennsylvania along the tidal Delaware River.

 

* From Thursday evening through Friday evening

 

* Strong low pressure will impact the area Thursday night

through Friday, resulting in a widespread rainfall of 1.5 to

2.5 inches with locally higher amounts.

 

* Given the recent heavy rain and how saturated he ground is, this

amount of rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of

poor drainage, as well as the potential for significant river

flooding. In addition to the freshwater flooding, the

combination of heavy rain and increased tide levels during the

times of high tide Thursday night through Friday morning will

result in widespread moderate to locally major coastal flooding

along the Atlantic, Delaware Bay, and tidal Delaware River.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

 

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible

Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be

prepared to take action should flooding develop.


Tues, December 18th, 5:19pm: Flood Watch Issued By National Weather Service

2018-12-18 17:16:46

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Borough and surrounding communities from Thursday evening, December 20th, through Friday evening, December 21st.  One to three inches of rain is expected during this storm event, and street flooding is possible.

A strong low pressure system will form and visit our region with heavy rain expected, at times, during this 24 hour period.  Currently, there is no expectation of tidal flooding from this storm as it may be a heavy rain event.  Rain could begin during the afternoon hours on Thursday and a thunderstorm is possible during this storm.  Wind gusts may approach 40mph Thursday night into early Friday morning.  The weekend forecast appears to be dry and breezy, with seasonal temperatures.

Remember:  Turn around, don’t drown.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as the water always appears deeper than it actually is.  Driving on a flooded street also unnecessarily damages private and public property, and puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Secure any loose objects on your property before Thursday evening as strong winds are in the forecast; contractors should secure their job sites.

If you have any emergency, dial 911.  Please continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.

Here is the text of the Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 316 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-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-Delaware-Philadelphia-Lower Bucks- Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, 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, Media, Philadelphia, Morrisville, and Doylestown 316 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, much of New Jersey, and   southeast Pennsylvania along the tidal Delaware River.  * From Thursday evening through Friday evening  * Strong low pressure will impact the area Thursday night through   Friday, resulting in a widespread rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with   locally higher amounts.  * Given the recent heavy rain and how saturated he ground is, this  amount of rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of   poor drainage, as well as the potential for significant river   flooding. In addition, the combination of heavy rain and  increased tide levels during the times of high tide will result   in coastal flooding along the Atlantic, Delaware Bay, and tidal   Delaware River.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.  You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.


Sunday, Nov. 25th, 4:21pm: Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service for Monday

2018-11-25 16:22:18

The National Weather Service has issued both a Flood Watch and a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough of Avalon and the Jersey Shore for Monday, November 26th.  The Flood Watch is in effect through late Monday night; the Flood Advisory is in effect until Monday afternoon.

An approaching storm is expected to bring nearly another inch of rain to our region.  Street flooding is possible from the rain, and there is the potential for some minor tidal flooding at time of high tide on Monday. High tide Monday will occur on the back bays at approximately 9:49am and minor tidal flooding is anticipated.

Moderate to heavy rain is expected to move through the region Monday afternoon through Monday evening. The water table is high due to recent rainfall, including over an inch of rain Saturday and Saturday night.

Do not drive on a flooded street.  This creates a wake that can damage private and public property.  The water is often deeper in the street than it appears. Wind gusts will approach 25mph in the afternoon.  Contractors should secure job sites, and property owners should secure objects prone to gusty winds, including trash cans and patio furniture.

Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.  Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advisory and the Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 335 PM EST Sun Nov 25 2018

 

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flood Watch for portions of northern Delaware, northeast  Maryland, New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania.  * From Monday morning through late Monday night  * Moderate to heavy rain will move through the watch area Monday   through Monday evening. Areas within the watch received 3 to 4   inches of rain Saturday night into Sunday and area creeks,   streams, and rivers are all running high. Additional, heavy  rainfall may result in more flooding across the watch area.  * Leaf clogged drains and coastal flooding could further   exacerbate flooding issues. River flooding may continue into  Tuesday, well after the heavy rain has ended.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.  You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

 

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 325 PM EST Sun Nov 25 2018

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM EST MONDAY…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM Monday.

 

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of southeastern Burlington County,   Atlantic County, Cape May County and Cumberland County.  * TIMING…High tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between   9:00 AM and 10:00 AM Monday morning. High tide on the back bays   and along Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the   oceanfront.

 

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…Up to one foot of saltwater inundation   above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near  shorelines and tidal waterways. Roadway flooding is expected.

 

* WAVES…Wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are   expected to be 3 to 5 feet.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is expected. Minor Tidal flooding often results in some road closures. Usually, the most vulnerable roadways will flood.  Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to costly repairs.

 


Thurs, November 15th: Flood Watch, Wind Advisory Issued by National Weather Service

2018-11-15 06:56:54

The National Weather Service has issued both a Flood Watch and a Wind Advisory for Thursday, November 15th.  An approaching coastal storm is expected to bring one to two inches of rain to our region, along with northeasterly winds at 25-35mph, with gusts to 50mph.

Rain from the storm is expected to be heaviest during the late morning and afternoon hours; the wind gusts are expected to be strongest during the mid afternoon through evening hours on Thursday.

Tidal flooding is not expected, but flooding of local streets from rainfall may occur during the storm. Street flooding from rainfall typically occurs in the north end beach blocks; in the Dune Drive business district; and along sections of Ocean Drive in the Borough.  Avoid driving your vehicle on any street that is flooded. Turn around, don’t drown.  Driving on a flooded street can cause damage to, and inside garages and businesses easily avoided by you taking a different route.

Secure any objects that may become airborne on your property, including construction sites, patio furniture and trash cans.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the text of the Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory, both issued by the National Weather Service:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 245 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flood Watch for portions of eastern Maryland, central and   southern Delaware, and southern New Jersey.

* From 10:00 AM this morning through this evening.  * An area of heavy rain will lift northward across the region   today. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected with  locally higher amounts possible.

* The heavy rain will result in minor flooding along some rivers,   streams and creeks in the area. Flooding of roadways and areas   of poor drainage is also expected, especially as leaves and   other debris clog storm drains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flooding based on the current forecast.  Please monitor the forecast and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, be prepared to take action if flooding develops.

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 254 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018 …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM EST THIS EVENING…   * WINDS…East to northeast increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts   up to 50 mph.  * TIMING…The strongest winds are expected this afternoon into   this evening. The winds should diminish somewhat late tonight,   before increasing again from the northwest and west early on   Friday. * IMPACTS…The strong winds may blow down trees, limbs and   utility lines. Scattered power outages are expected.   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Wind Advisory means that very windy conditions are expected. The winds will make driving difficult, especially for those operating a large vehicle. Use extra caution. Light-weight outdoor objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.