The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough on Wednesday, March 7th until 6:00pm. The second coastal storm in less than a week could bring minor coastal flooding at time of high tide today. This storm is expected to produce rainfall, some mixing with snow, and even some thunder is possible. Points well to our north are expected to received significant snowfall during this storm event.
High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City is expected to occur at 11:53am. Exercise caution while driving and do not attempt to drive on a road that is flooded. It is possible the road to the bridge may have to be closed due to wave action in the Inlet.
Wind gusts today could reach 38mph; if you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:
Coastal Flood Advisory
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING… * LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Middlesex County, Monmouth County and Ocean County.
* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is anticipated around the time of the midday high tide on Wednesday.
* TIMING….High tide on the oceanfront occurs between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM Wednesday. High tide on the back bays and on Raritan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.
* IMPACTS….Roadways flooding is expected. Some roads will be closed due to high water. A long period easterly swell will continue to cause additional beach erosion.
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. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.