Friday, October 26th, 3:26pm: Flash Flood, Coastal Flood Watches Issued for Storm

Friday, October 26th, 3:26pm: Flash Flood, Coastal Flood Watches Issued for Storm

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for barrier island communities of southern New Jersey for Saturday, October 27th, from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon.  A Wind Advisory has also been issued from Friday at Midnight through Saturday at 11:00am.  A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from early Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon for the potential for two to three inches of rain.

A coastal storm will form off the coast Friday night which will bring rain, heavy at times; strong gusty winds approaching 50mph; and moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide Saturday.  High tide occurs Saturday at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 10:16am.  Street flooding is very likely at time of high tide in flood prone areas.  Never attempt to drive on any street or through any intersection that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.

Between two to three inches of rain is possible from this storm event.  Some street flooding from heavy rain is possible in advance of the tidal flooding on Saturday morning.  Property owners should secure any objects that may become airborne, including trash cans and light patio furniture.  Contractors should secure their work sites on Friday for the anticipated strong winds Friday night into Saturday.

If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on this weather forecast.

The Borough of Avalon has postponed the annual Trunk or Treat event from Saturday until Sunday at the 28th Street Parking lot.  The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge remains closed due to scheduled maintenance.  The Borough of Avalon has produced a flood risk map that may be used for guidance purposes in advance of any rain or tidal flooding.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch, the Coastal Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory courtesy of the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

 

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT SATURDAY THROUGH

SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

 

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of the New Jersey shore and

Middlesex County.

 

* From 2 AM EDT Saturday through Saturday afternoon

 

* Two to three inches of rain with locally higher amounts are

expected late tonight into Saturday morning, associated with

the coastal storm which will be affecting the region.

 

* Leaf clogged drains and coastal flooding could further

exacerbate flooding issues. If the axis of heaviest rainfall

develops further inland, urban areas of Middlesex and Monmouth

Counties in particular could see quick rises on small streams

and roadway 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.

 

&&

 

$$

 

Johnson

 

 

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

306 PM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

 

 

NJZ022>025-027-270715-

/O.CON.KPHI.WI.Y.0010.181027T0400Z-181027T1500Z/

Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-

Southeastern Burlington-

Including the cities of Hammonton, Cape May Court House,

Ocean City, Atlantic City, and Wharton State Forest

306 PM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM

EDT SATURDAY…

 

* WINDS…East 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

 

* TIMING…From late tonight through Saturday 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.

 

&&

 

$$

 

Johnson

 

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

334 AM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

 

NJZ022>025-027-262045-

/O.CON.KPHI.CF.A.0008.181027T1100Z-181027T1900Z/

Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-

Southeastern Burlington-

334 AM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING

THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

 

* LOCATIONS…Southern New Jersey shore.

 

* TIMING…High tide on the ocean front is between 9 and 10 AM

EDT Saturday morning. High tide will occur later on back bays.

 

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater

inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas

near shorelines and tidal waterways. At this level, widespread

flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming

impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in

harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to

occur.

 

* WAVES…7 to 10 feet on the ocean front.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for

flooding are expected to develop.

 

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life

and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency

management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from

time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information

becomes available.

 

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at

water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood

impact information for your local tide gauge.

2018-10-26T15:25:28+00:00