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Friday, July 27th, 1:39pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

2018-07-27 13:40:38

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Borough that is in effect on Friday, July 27th, until 10:00pm.  The Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

An approaching front is expected to bring widespread storms to areas north and west of our community.  There is the likelihood that some storms will reach the beaches of New Jersey.  The storms may contain gusty winds, brief heavy downpours, and lightning.

If you are on the beach or any outside area and hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Always follow instructions provided by your beach patrol and always swim in the presence of a lifeguard.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as the water is always deeper than it appears; this puts you and your vehicle at risk.

Take necessary precautions to secure outdoor objects that are prone to gusty winds, including trash cans, umbrellas, and patio furniture.  Contractors should take necessary steps to secure their job sites and prevent trash and debris from impacting neighboring properties.  If you have any power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.

Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on the weather forecast as the Watch may be elevated to other advisories, including a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.


Sat, July 21st, 8:05am: Flash Flood Watch Saturday Afternoon/Night, Heavy Rain Expected

2018-07-21 08:07:28

The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for our region.  The Watch is in effect on Saturday, July 21stat 2:00pm through late this evening.  The Watch means that there is the possibility of very heavy rainfall in a short period of time which could cause street flooding along barrier island communities.  Two to four inches of rain are in the forecast for Saturday afternoon through the evening.

There is also a risk for strong rip currents in the ocean in southern New Jersey.

A coastal low pressure system will locate itself along our coastline this afternoon and this evening. This system is expected to bring showers, heavy rain, and thunderstorms at times from mid afternoon through Saturday night.  The storm could include strong gusty winds, and rough surf is expected.

Never attempt to drive your vehicle on any street or through any intersection where rainwater has flooded the street.  The water is always deeper than it appears and driving on a flooded street will put you and your vehicle at risk, and cause an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.  Secure any items that are prone to wind events at the shore, including umbrellas, patio furniture, and trash cans; wind gusts may approach 35-40mph.

If you are visiting the shore, please speak with your neighbors about flood prone areas in your neighborhood.  If your neighborhood is prone to street flooding, take necessary precautions to protect your motor vehicles and property.  Managers of construction site should take extra steps to ensure that any heavy rains or gusty winds will not move debris around neighborhoods.

The Borough of Avalon has produced a flood risk map that shows which sections of our community are prone to street flooding during both heavy rain and tidal flooding events. Today’s storm is a rain event. Sections of north end beach blocks and portions of Dune Drive in the business district are prone to flooding during heavy rain events.  The guide suggests areas of our community where your vehicles can be generally safely located during heavy rainfall events.  The Avalon Department of Public Works and Middlesex Water Company are taking the necessary steps with our storm water pumps and storm drains.

Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  We continue to remain in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management shall any further advisories be necessary.

Please pay attentions to all instructions provided by your Beach Patrol; never enter the ocean without a lifeguard present.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch and the Rip Current Risk issued by the National Weather Service.

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 344 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018  FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…  The Flash Flood Watch continues for  * Northeastern Maryland, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania,   southern New Jersey and parts of central New Jersey.   * From 2:00 PM this afternoon through late tonight.   * Heavy rain is expected from this afternoon into this evening.   Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are forecast. Much of the rain   is expected to fall over a period of only a few hours.   * Excessive rainfall in a short amount of time can lead to flash   flooding. Urban areas, locations along small streams and creeks,   and areas of poor drainage are most vulnerable to flash   flooding.   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 and areas of poor drainage. 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

Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 525 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018  HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…  * LOCATIONS…Beaches from Monmouth County, New Jersey southward   along the coastline through Cape May and the Delaware Beaches.  * TIMING…Into this evening.  * RIP CURRENT RISK…High.  * WAVES…Breaking waves building to 3 to 6 feet in the surf   zone.  * SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Very strong rip currents will be life-   threatening to anyone who enters the surf.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  Stay out of the surf today. If you are ever caught in a rip current, relax and float. Do not swim against the current. If you can, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If you are unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.  &&

 


Friday, July 20th, 6:01pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Saturday Afternoon/Evening, July 21st

2018-07-20 18:02:46

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and other communities along the Jersey Shore.  The Watch is in effect from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night, July 21st.  The Watch means that a few inches of rainfall are possible which could cause some street flooding in a very short period of time.

A low pressure system will form just off the coastline of New Jersey on Saturday.  This system may bring showers, thunderstorms with heavy rain, and gusty winds through the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday. Rain may fall very heavy in a short period of time which may cause street flooding throughout our community. There are sections of Avalon where this heavy rainfall may produce widespread street flooding, including the north end beach blocks and along sections of Dune Drive.

Never attempt to drive your car on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. Water is always deeper than it appears to be in the street.  If you live on a street that typically floods during rainstorm events, consider moving your vehicle to another portion of Avalon that is not prone to street flooding during heavy rainfall events.  Coastal flooding is not expected; this storm is expected to produce street flooding from heavy rainfall.

Avalon has produced a flood risk map that shows the areas of our community that may be impacted by heavy rainfall events.  Please use this map as a guide for planning purposes.

 

Follow all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol over the weekend; always swim in the presence of a lifeguard.  Continue to follow the forecast on traditional media outlets.  Avalon may implement a Reverse 911 phone call Saturday morning if the forecast remains the same, or worsens.

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

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 244 PM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast   Maryland, New Jersey, and 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, Gloucester, Mercer, Northwestern   Burlington, Ocean, Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In  Pennsylvania, Berks, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern   Montgomery, Lower Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western   Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night  * Rain…heavy at times…is expected to overspread the area from   south to north Saturday afternoon and evening. Rainfall rates  over one inch per hour are possible.

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to   rapidly rising water and flash flooding, particularly in urban   areas and along small creeks and streams.

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 and areas of poor drainage. 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.


Sunday, June 10th, 3:09pm: Flash Flood Watch Continued by National Weather Service

2018-06-10 15:09:59

The National Weather Service has continued a Flash Flood watch for the Borough and all of South Jersey.  The Watch is in effect from Sunday, June 10th at 6:00pm through Monday morning, June 11th.  The Watch means conditions are favorable for showers and thunderstorms, along with the potential for heavy downpours, much like we experienced through the day on Saturday which produced street flooding in some areas of our community.

If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as this puts you or your vehicle at risk.  Street flooding is always deeper than it appears.  There is the potential for 1-2 inches of rain during this second weekend round of rain; on Saturday, three inches of rain fell in our area.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map for coastal flooding and heavy rainfall events for guidance purposes.

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

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1057 AM EDT Sun Jun 10 2018

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New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-
Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-
Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,
Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton,
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, Honey Brook, Oxford,
West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown,
Norristown, and Lansdale
1057 AM EDT Sun Jun 10 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, southern 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 southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic
  Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal
  Ocean, Cumberland, Gloucester, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean,
  Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In southeast Pennsylvania,
  Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Philadelphia,
  Western Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From 6 PM EDT this evening through Monday morning.

* Light to moderate rainfall will develop across the area this
  afternoon. The rainfall is expected to become heavier later this
  evening into the overnight hours. A total of 1 to 2 inches of
  rain are expected across portions of the area. Some
  thunderstorms may also occur and could be slow moving which
  could lead to locally higher amounts.

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
  rapidly rising waters and flash flooding, particularly in
  urban areas and along small creeks and streams.

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 and areas of poor drainage. 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.

Sun, May 27th, 11:00am: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

2018-05-27 11:00:40

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough and the entire Jersey Shore region.  The Watch is in effect from Sunday, at 10:00am until Monday, at 4:00am.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon and into the evening hours on Sunday.  Any storms may produce a good deal of rainfall in a short period of time which could lead to street flooding.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive your vehicle on any flooded street or intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on our forecast.

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

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
958 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Delaware, northeast
  Maryland, and southern New Jersey, 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 southern New Jersey, Atlantic
  Coastal Cape May, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem.

* Until 4 AM EDT Monday morning

* Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop
  early this afternoon across southeastern Pennsylvania and the
  eastern shore of Maryland and move slowly eastward across
  southern New Jersey and Delaware through tonight. Torrential
  downpours may lead to excessive rainfall amounts of up to two
  inches in one hour and two to five inches within a few hours.
  Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
  rapidly rising waters, particularly in urban areas and along
  small streams, which can lead to flash flooding.

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 and areas of poor drainage. 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.