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Saturday, June 29th, 3:36pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Avalon

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Avalon.  The Watch is in effect on Saturday, June 29th until 7:00pm.

A pop up thunderstorm is possible during the late afternoon hours.  A front that will bring some relief from the humidity will come across our area early this evening and may produce more widespread thunderstorms.  These storms could produce heavy rainfall in a short period of time which may lead to some street flooding.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded by rainwater.

This Watch may be elevated to a Warning which means a thunderstorm is imminent.  Avalon has prepared a flood risk map that shows where streets may be flooded during storm events.

Saturday, June 29th, 3:36pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Avalon2019-06-29T15:37:24-04:00

Thurs, June 20th, 6:46am: Flash Flood Watch Issued, Heavy Showers/Storms Possible Today, Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough of Avalon for Thursday, June 20th, through the late evening/early overnight hours of Friday morning.

The next 24 hours provides the best opportunity this week for the development of showers and thunderstorms that may develop anytime Thursday afternoon through the early overnight hours on Friday morning.  These storms may produce a good amount of rainfall in a very short period of time that may result in street flooding.  Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets for updates as Flash Flood Warnings may be necessary.  Even though storms may not develop in every community in our region, conditions are favorable for development of heavy showers and storms.

If you see lightning, or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  Follow all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol.  If you have any emergency, please call 911. If the forecast worsens and you live in an area of our community prone to street flooding from heavy rain, consider moving your vehicle to another location.  Avalon has developed a flood risk map for guidance purposes

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued Thursday morning, June 20th, by the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 613 AM EDT Thu Jun 20 2019

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…  The Flash Flood Watch continues for  * Portions of northern Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey,   and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in northern  Delaware, New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Cecil and Kent   MD. In New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May,   Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland,  Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,   Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset,   Southeastern Burlington, Sussex, Warren, and Western Monmouth.   In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester,   Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton,  Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western   Montgomery. * Through late tonight

* The showers and some thunderstorms over southeast Pennsylvania   and across parts of southern New Jersey that resulted in flash  flooding have lifted to the north and are weakening. Flash Flood   Warnings are being converted to Flood Warnings, and these Flood   Warnings will be in place for most of today.  * Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop this   afternoon and tonight. Heavy rainfall will develop once again   with as much as an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain in a short  time. Flash flooding are likely once again, and it will not take   much additional rainfall to result in flash flooding over   already flooded areas.

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. 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.

Thurs, June 20th, 6:46am: Flash Flood Watch Issued, Heavy Showers/Storms Possible Today, Tonight2019-06-20T06:46:55-04:00

Tues, June 18th, 7:16am: Flash Flood Watch Continued, Storms Possible Today

The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for our area from Tuesday, June 18th through Wednesday, June 19th, at 6:00am.  The Flash Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms that could provide drenching rainfall.  Heavy rain in a short period of time can cause street flooding in some areas.  Exercise caution while driving; never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you see lightning, or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  Storms could develop anytime this afternoon, and most likely, during the evening hours on Tuesday.

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

 Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

343 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2019

 

New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-

Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-

Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Mercer-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-

Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-

Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-

Southeastern Burlington-Berks-Lehigh-Delaware-Philadelphia-

Western Chester-Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-

Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-

Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,

Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton,

Flemington, Somerville, New Brunswick, Freehold, Sandy Hook,

Trenton, 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, Reading, Allentown, Media, Philadelphia,

Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville,

Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville,

and Doylestown

343 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2019

 

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

 

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

 

* Northeast Maryland, Delaware, central and southern New Jersey,

and southeast Pennsylvania.

 

* Through late tonight

 

* Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected today

into this evening. The strongest storms will be capable of

producing torrential downpours, and the storms may have a

tendency to move over the same areas. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3

inches may occur in a short amount of time. This could lead to

localized flash flooding.

 

* The risk of flash flooding is highest with storms that produce

excessive rainfall rates for an extended period of time.

Flooding is most likely in more urbanized areas, in areas of

poor drainage, and in locations that have received heavy

rainfall the past few days. Rapid rises on small creeks and

streams are possible.

 

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 some roadways. 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.

Tues, June 18th, 7:16am: Flash Flood Watch Continued, Storms Possible Today2019-06-18T07:38:38-04:00

Monday, June 17th, 6:32pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Flash Flood Watch Issued by NWS

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 392 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN DELAWARE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES  IN CENTRAL DELAWARE  KENT IN NORTHERN DELAWARE  NEW CASTLE  IN SOUTHERN DELAWARE  SUSSEX

IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES  IN NORTHEAST MARYLAND  CAROLINE              CECIL                 KENT QUEEN ANNE`S          TALBOT

IN NEW JERSEY THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES  IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY  ATLANTIC              BURLINGTON            CAMDEN CAPE MAY              CUMBERLAND            GLOUCESTER SALEM  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ATLANTIC CITY, CAMDEN, CENTREVILLE, CHERRY HILL, CHESTERTOWN, DENTON, DEPTFORD, DOVER, EASTON, ELKTON, GEORGETOWN, GLASSBORO, HAMMONTON, MILLVILLE, MOORESTOWN, MOUNT HOLLY, OCEAN CITY, PENNSVILLE, AND WILMINGTON. $$

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 348 PM EDT Mon Jun 17 2019

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…  The Flash Flood Watch continues 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,   Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,   Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern   Burlington, and Western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania, Berks,   Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower  Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western   Montgomery.

* Through late tonight.  * Showers and thunderstorms, especially through this evening, will   be capable of producing torrential rainfall. Some storms may   track over the same locations for a time, resulting in excessive  rainfall with the potential for 1 to 3 inches of rain in a very   short period of time.  * The risk of flash flooding will increase where excessive   rainfall rates persist. Flooding in urban areas especially is  likely if torrential downpours occur, and rapid rises on small   creeks and streams are possible.

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 some roadways. 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.

Monday, June 17th, 6:32pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Flash Flood Watch Issued by NWS2019-06-17T18:33:35-04:00

Monday, June 17th, 6:20am: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our region.   The Watch begins at 12 Noon on Monday, June 17thand runs through the late evening hours.

Torrential downpours are possible during thunderstorms today.  Not every community at the shore will experience these storms, but when they occur, heavy rain is expected that may cause street flooding in some areas of our community.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to the 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 403 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2019

Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Including the city of Ocean City 403 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2019

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the  * Flash Flood Watch for coastal Cape May County.  * From noon EDT today through late tonight

* Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop and move through   the region this afternoon and evening. The environment will be  favorable for torrential rainfall with these storms.   Additionally, storms may begin to track over the same   locations as a very slow-moving front allows for the  redevelopment of storms in similar locations over time. There   is potential for one to three inches of rain in a very short   period of time where the strongest storms occur.

* Flash flooding is possible where the strongest storms develop   and persist. Flooding in urban and poor-drainage areas is   likely if torrential downpours occur. Rises on small creeks   and streams are possible as well.

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.

Monday, June 17th, 6:20am: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service2019-06-17T06:21:21-04:00

Tues, May 28th, 6:50pm: Tornado Watch Issued for Avalon Until 10:00pm

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 274

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ

533 PM EDT TUE MAY 28 2019

 

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/O.EXA.KPHI.TO.A.0274.000000T0000Z-190529T0200Z/

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 274 TO

INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING  SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

 

ATLANTIC              CAPE MAY              CUMBERLAND

SALEM

 

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ATLANTIC CITY, CENTREVILLE,

CHESTERTOWN, DENTON, DOVER, EASTON, ELKTON, GEORGETOWN,

HAMMONTON, MILLVILLE, OCEAN CITY, PENNSVILLE, AND WILMINGTON.

 

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and 1am. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms

 

Tues, May 28th, 6:50pm: Tornado Watch Issued for Avalon Until 10:00pm2019-05-28T18:50:54-04:00

Sunday, May 5th, 9:07am: Coastal Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service for This Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough effective Sunday evening, May 5th.  The Advisory remains in effect from 7:00pm until Monday, May 6th, at 1:00am.

A storm is expected to bring additional rainfall to our region this morning, tapering off in the afternoon.  During high tide, there is anticipated to be minor tidal flooding in low lying areas. High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Sunday at 9:20pm.  Exercise caution while driving this evening.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Windy conditions are expected late this afternoon and this evening, with sunshine returning on Monday.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 550 AM EDT Sun May 5 2019

Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Southeastern Burlington- 550 AM EDT Sun May 5 2019

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EDT MONDAY…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 1 AM EDT Monday.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and   southeastern Burlington County.

* TIMING…High tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between   8:30 and 9:30 PM this evening. High tide on the back bays   occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…Up to one foot of saltwater inundation   above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near  shorelines and tidal waterways. In Atlantic County, minor   roadway flooding is possible in Atlantic City, Absecon,   Ventnor, and nearby communities. In Cape May County, minor  roadway flooding is possible in Wildwood, Cape May, Avalon,   and other locations along the shore and the Delaware Bay   shoreline. Minor roadway flooding is possible on the barrier  islands and along the back bays of Ocean County, and in tidal   areas of southeastern Burlington County.

..Wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are forecast to be 4 to 7 feet.

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.

Sunday, May 5th, 9:07am: Coastal Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service for This Evening2019-05-05T09:06:44-04:00

Friday, April 26th, 4:04pm: Tornado Watch, Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch, and a Flood Advisory for the Borough.  The Tornado Watch remains in effect until Friday, April 26th, at 9:00pm; the Flood Advisory remains in effect until 6:30pm.

Another line of potentially heavy thunderstorms may visit our region during the late afternoon and evening hours.  There is the potential for minor street flooding as the front is expected to bring widespread rain for a brief period of time.  Please exercise caution while driving; never attempt to drive on a flooded street or through a flooded intersection.  Gusty winds may accompany thunderstorms.  If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately. Contractors should consider extra precautions to contain their job sites that may be subject to gusty winds.

The Tornado Watch has been issued for several southern New Jersey counties, including Cape May County.

Please continue to monitor this website and traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.

Friday, April 26th, 4:04pm: Tornado Watch, Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service2019-04-26T16:05:12-04:00

Friday, April 19th, 4:06pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and all of the southern New Jersey shore region.  The Watch is in effect through Saturday morning.A front will be pushing through our region Friday evening which may produce showers.  After nightfall, thunderstorms are possible, especially during the overnight hours, with some showers remaining through the morning hours on Saturday.  There is the potential for one to two inches of rain during this storm event.

Exercise caution while driving, especially at night.  If you live on a street that is prone to flooding during rain events, consider moving your car off the street or to another section of the Borough.  It is advisable to bring any objects that are prone to strong winds inside, including patio umbrellas.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street.  If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

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 316 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…  The Flash Flood Watch continues 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, Cumberland, Gloucester,  Hunterdon, Northwestern Burlington, Salem, Southeastern   Burlington, and Warren. In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon,   Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower  Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western   Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* Through Saturday morning

* Showers and some thunderstorms, locally heavy, will move across   eastern Pennsylvania and far western New Jersey early this   evening. A second cluster of showers and some thunderstorms   moves across the region late tonight into early Saturday   morning. Areas of 1 to 2 inches of rain can be expected with  local amounts up to 3 inches possible.

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.  &&

Friday, April 19th, 4:06pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service2019-04-19T16:07:30-04:00

Sunday, February 10th, 8:28am: Winter Weather Advisory Issued, 1-2″ of Snow Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Borough for the evening hours of Sunday, February 10th, 2019 through the morning hours of Monday, February 11th.  There is the potential for 1-2 inches of snow during this storm, along with freezing rain and sleet.

The precipitation is expected to begin Sunday, after nightfall.  There is a chance that snowfall totals could be a little higher if there is little to no mixing with sleet and freezing rain.  The precipitation is expected to end before Noon on Monday.

No coastal flooding is anticipated during this storm event.  Please exercise caution while driving, especially during the Monday morning commute.

Here is the test of the Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 336 AM EST Sun Feb 10 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST MONDAY…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations up   to two inches expected and ice accumulations of a light glaze  possible. Precipitation is expected to be mainly snow north of   Delmarva but may be mixed with sleet and freezing rain farther   south. Locally higher amounts of snow are possible, especially   if little mixing occurs.

* WHERE…Portions of southern New Jersey, southeast   Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland, and central and northern   Delaware.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to noon EST Monday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will likely impact the Monday morning

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.  The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Sunday, February 10th, 8:28am: Winter Weather Advisory Issued, 1-2″ of Snow Possible2019-02-10T08:29:33-04:00