The National Weather Service has extended the Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough through Sunday, March 4th, at 3:00pm. The Warning calls for the potential of moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide on Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning. There is a High Wind Advisory in effect on Satuday, March 3rd until 12 Noon for 20-25 mph winds that could gust to 45 mph; winds are expected to diminish through the day.
The coastal storm that impacted our region on Friday has moved away from the New Jersey coastline. Skies will clear; however, there is still a threat of minor to moderate coastal flooding during the next three high tide cycles. Never attempt to drive on any street that may be flooded as the water is often deeper than it appears and can damage your vehicle and compromise your safety.
High tide occurs Saturday at 8:51am and again at 9:19pm; high tide on Sunday occurs at 9:36am.
Atlantic City Electric continues to restore power throughout southern New Jersey. If you have an interruption in your electrical service, contact the utility directly at 1-800-833-7476.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning and the High Wind Advisory issued by the National Weather Service on Saturday, March 3rd:
Coastal Flood Warning
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST SUNDAY… * LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland County.
* COASTAL FLOODING…Moderate flooding is expected with the high tides this morning, this evening and Sunday morning. * TIMING…High tide on the oceanfront occurs between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
this morning, between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM this evening, and between 8:45 AM and 9:45 AM on Sunday morning. High tide on on the back bays and on Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront. * SURGE…About 2.0 to 2.5 feet into Sunday.
* WAVES…From 8 to 14 feet on the ocean into Sunday. * IMPACTS…Numerous roadways are expected to flood and minor to moderate property damage is possible. The tides and wave action will likely result in significant beach erosion. * OUTLOOK…Residual minor flooding is expected around the times of high tide on Sunday evening and on Monday.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate tidal flooding is imminent. Be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials. 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. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY… * LOCATION…Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware and eastern and southeast New Jersey. * WINDS…North 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * TIMING…The strongest winds have occurred. Winds will diminish below advisory levels by mid morning inland and by midday at the coast. * IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. 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.