The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Avalon from early Monday morning, January 3rd, through Monday afternoon. There is the potential for four to six inches of snowfall. Additionally, a Coastal Flood Warning has been issued through Monday afternoon with widespread minor tidal flooding expected with the potential for moderate tidal flooding. Flooding is also possible Tuesday morning.
Snow is likely to develop over our region Monday around day break and continue until the mid afternoon hours. Snowfall may obscure tidal flooding in the roadway. Be mindful of areas of our community that receive water in the streets during tidal flooding events and avoid driving on them during this storm event. Please consider moving your vehicle off the street in the event snow plowing operations are required.
High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Monday at 8:05am, and again at 8:34pm. The current forecast has an increased chance of tidal flooding during the morning high tide when snow is expected in our area.
Continue to follow updates on this media channel for the impact to our community, and continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.
Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning issued Sunday morning by the National Weather Service:
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Mount Holly NJ249 PM EST Sun Jan 2 2022 …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 4 PM EST MONDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Portions of southern New Jersey, northeast Maryland and central and southern Delaware. * WHEN…From 4 AM to 4 PM EST Monday. * IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard MessageNational Weather Service Mount Holly NJ335 PM EST Sun Jan 2 2022 …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 1 PM ESTMONDAY… * WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level is expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE…Tidal areas in the New Jersey counties of Atlantic and Cape May. Tidal areas in Sussex County, Delaware. * WHEN…From 5:00 AM until 1:00 PM Monday. * IMPACTS…At this level, widespread roadway flooding occurs in coastal and bayside communities and along inland tidal waterways. Many roads become impassable. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Additional minor tidal flooding is expected on Monday evening and again on Tuesday morning.