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Sunday, June 10th, 3:09pm: Flash Flood Watch Continued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has continued a Flash Flood watch for the Borough and all of South Jersey.  The Watch is in effect from Sunday, June 10th at 6:00pm through Monday morning, June 11th.  The Watch means conditions are favorable for showers and thunderstorms, along with the potential for heavy downpours, much like we experienced through the day on Saturday which produced street flooding in some areas of our community.

If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as this puts you or your vehicle at risk.  Street flooding is always deeper than it appears.  There is the potential for 1-2 inches of rain during this second weekend round of rain; on Saturday, three inches of rain fell in our area.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map for coastal flooding and heavy rainfall events for guidance purposes.

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
1057 AM EDT Sun Jun 10 2018

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102300-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-
Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-
Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,
Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton,
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, Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford,
West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown,
Norristown, and Lansdale
1057 AM EDT Sun Jun 10 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, southern New Jersey,
  and southeast 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 southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic
  Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal
  Ocean, Cumberland, Gloucester, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean,
  Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In southeast Pennsylvania,
  Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Philadelphia,
  Western Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From 6 PM EDT this evening through Monday morning.

* Light to moderate rainfall will develop across the area this
  afternoon. The rainfall is expected to become heavier later this
  evening into the overnight hours. A total of 1 to 2 inches of
  rain are expected across portions of the area. Some
  thunderstorms may also occur and could be slow moving which
  could lead to locally higher amounts.

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
  rapidly rising waters and flash flooding, particularly in
  urban areas and along small creeks and streams.

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.
Sunday, June 10th, 3:09pm: Flash Flood Watch Continued by National Weather Service 2018-06-10T15:09:59+00:00

Sun, May 27th, 11:00am: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough and the entire Jersey Shore region.  The Watch is in effect from Sunday, at 10:00am until Monday, at 4:00am.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon and into the evening hours on Sunday.  Any storms may produce a good deal of rainfall in a short period of time which could lead to street flooding.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive your vehicle on any flooded street or intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on our 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
958 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Delaware, northeast
  Maryland, and southern New Jersey, 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 southern New Jersey, Atlantic
  Coastal Cape May, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem.

* Until 4 AM EDT Monday morning

* Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop
  early this afternoon across southeastern Pennsylvania and the
  eastern shore of Maryland and move slowly eastward across
  southern New Jersey and Delaware through tonight. Torrential
  downpours may lead to excessive rainfall amounts of up to two
  inches in one hour and two to five inches within a few hours.
  Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
  rapidly rising waters, particularly in urban areas and along
  small streams, which can lead to flash 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.
Sun, May 27th, 11:00am: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service 2018-05-27T11:00:40+00:00

Friday, May 18th: Flood Watch Continues, Coastal Flood Advisory Issued for Avalon

The National Weather Service has continued the Flood Watch and has now issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough.  The Flood Watch is in effect from now through Saturday afternoon, and the Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from Friday, May 18th at 9:00pm through Saturday, May 19th at 2:00am.

A low pressure system will continue to produce rain in our region through Saturday morning.  The rain could be heavy at times which could cause some street flooding.  Never drive on a flooded street as this puts you, and your vehicle, in danger.  The Coastal Flood Watch means minor tidal flooding could occur at time of high tide late Friday evening; high tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will occur at 11:21pm Friday.

Streets that typically flood during coastal flood events may see some water.  Continue to exercise caution while driving.

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

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
404 AM EDT Fri May 18 2018


...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
2 AM EDT SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal
Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 2 AM
EDT Saturday.

* LOCATIONS...The Atlantic coastal waters of New Jersey and
  Delaware and the adjacent areas near lower Delaware Bay.

* COASTAL FLOODING...Minor tidal flooding expected.

* TIMING...The high tide between roughly 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. High
  tide will occur several hours later across the back bays.


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.

Flood Watch
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
342 AM EDT Fri May 18 2018


...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Delaware, northeast Maryland, most of New Jersey, and portions
  of southeast Pennsylvania.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* Periods of moderate to heavy rain will move into southern New
  Jersey and the Delmarva this morning. Periods of moderate to
  heavy rain will move into Delmarva late tonight through Saturday
  morning, then expand northward into southeastern Pennsylvania
  and New Jersey Saturday afternoon and night. Additional rainfall
  amounts of 1 to 4 inches are expected over the next 72 hours
  with the highest totals occurring in Delmarva and far southern
  New Jersey. Locally higher amounts over 5 inches are possible in
  slow-moving thunderstorms.

* A variety of flooding types are possible. Low-lying and poor
  drainage flooding will be the most common type of flooding to
  develop. Flash flooding will also be possible if thunderstorms
  repeatedly move over the same locations, especially in urban
  areas where rainfall runoff is maximized and where small
  creeks and streams respond quickly. Flash flooding occurs
  quicker than other types flooding due to the torrential rain
  thunderstorms can produce in a short amount of time. Several
  days of excessive runoff will eventually lead to a risk of
  flooding in larger streams and rivers though the extent of the
  flooding will depend on where the heaviest rain falls.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
Friday, May 18th: Flood Watch Continues, Coastal Flood Advisory Issued for Avalon 2018-05-18T07:21:09+00:00

Tuesday, May 15th: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough from late Tuesday afternoon into late Tuesday night.  A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to impact most areas along the Jersey Shore later today.  These storms could bring heavy downpours and cause street flooding in a short amount of time.

The Borough of Avalon has a flood risk map that shows areas of our community which may be subject to flooding during storm events like these.  Please be advised that beach blocks in the north of 30th Street may be subject to some street flooding shall these storms develop.  Residents are advised to take necessary precautions.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you have an emergency, dial 911.  If you have a power outage, call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.

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
340 AM EDT Tue May 15 2018


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast
  Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including the
  following areas, in Delaware, Kent and New Castle. In
  northeast Maryland, Cecil, Kent MD, and Queen Annes. 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.

* From 4 PM EDT today to 2 AM EDT Wednesday.

* A line of intense thunderstorms is expected to move into the
  region from the northwest late this afternoon and this evening.
  There are indications that storms may repeatedly move over the
  same areas, especially during the evening hours. Localized
  rainfall of one to three inches is likely where this occurs.
  Combined with the rainfall received this past weekend, this may
  lead to a few instances of flash flooding.

* The areas of greatest risk are poor-drainage and urban
  locations, where rapid runoff may cause localized flash
  flooding. Quickly responding creeks and streams may also
  experience flooding in areas receiving the heaviest rainfall.
  The storms are expected to move through the area during or just
  after the evening commute. Motorists should be prepared for
  torrential downpours and potential flooding as the storms move
  through.

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.
Tuesday, May 15th: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service 2018-05-15T08:12:23+00:00

Sat, May 12th, 6:46pm: Tornado Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the Borough.  The Watch is in effect on Saturday, May 12th until Sunday, May 13th, at 1:00am.  The Watch means that conditions may be favorable for the development of a tornado.

A front is pushing towards our area this evening.  Sky conditions will change near nightfall with the likelihood of thunderstorms, possibly containing hail, strong gusty winds, and heavy downpours.  It is possible the National Weather Service may issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning later this evening.  The threat of severe storms will diminish towards daybreak on Sunday.

If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Please be aware that rainfall may be heavy at times and could cause street flooding; this will not be a typical coastal flooding event as any flood waters in the streets will be from the result of heavy rainfall.  If you experience an emergency, dial 911.  If you experience a power outage, please call Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Never attempt to drive over or touch any downed utility line.  If you have objects outside your home that are subject to strong winds, consider bringing those objects inside.

In the Borough of Avalon during extreme rainfall events, there is the potential for street flooding in the north end beach blocks.  Please continue to monitor the forecast through the evening hours.

Here is the text of the Tornado Watch issued Saturday, May 12th by the National Weather Service:

Hazardous Weather Outlook

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132000-
New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-
Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Berks-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-
Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-
350 PM EDT Sat May 12 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Delaware, northern
Delaware, southern Delaware, northeast Maryland, southern New
Jersey, east central Pennsylvania and southeast Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon and move into the
region after 5 PM. These storms will have the potential to produce
damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall which could lead to
isolated flash flooding and more widespread urban and poor drainage
flooding. An isolated tornado is also possible near the Mason-Dixon
line. The threat of severe storms should diminish late in the
evening.

 

Sat, May 12th, 6:46pm: Tornado Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service 2018-05-12T18:45:23+00:00

Monday, April 16th, 6:52am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued, Storm Front to Arrive

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Jersey Shore for Monday, April 16thuntil 1:00pm.  There is a chance of minor to moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide which occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 8:59am today.

An approaching front will bring heavy rain, strong winds, and the potential for thunderstorms this morning.  This could exacerbate this morning’s high tide.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

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

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 549 AM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018

Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Southeastern Burlington- 549 AM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect until 1 PM EDT this afternoon. The Coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Southern New Jersey and Delaware   Bay.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor to moderate flooding around the time   of high tide this morning.

* TIMING…High tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between   8:00 AM to 9:00 AM this morning. High tide on the back bays  occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…2 to 3 feet above the astronomical tide.

* WAVES…7 to 12 feet on the Atlantic coastal waters, and 3 to   5 feet on Delaware Bay.

* IMPACTS…Roadway flooding is expected and some roads may be   closed due to high water. In addition, heavy rain could further  exacerbate impacts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water…and take appropriate action to protect life and property.  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.

Monday, April 16th, 6:52am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued, Storm Front to Arrive 2018-04-16T06:53:37+00:00

Sunday, April 15th, 5:35pm: Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain, Minor Coastal Flooding Possible

Sunday, April 15th, 5:35pm: Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain, Minor Coastal Flooding Possible 2018-04-15T17:35:29+00:00

Wed, March 21st, 7:09am: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning Continue for Avalon

The National Weather Service has continued both the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough. The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Thursday, March 22nd at 2:00am while the Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until Thursday, March 22nd at 5:00am.

The snowfall totals for the Jersey Shore have been reduced by the National Weather Service. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected with an accumulation of between two to five inches of snow, with local ice and a light glaze expected on streets and sidewalks. The wintry mix is expected to change to all snow during the mid afternoon hours on Wednesday. Driving conditions are anticipated to be difficult Wednesday evening.

Minor coastal flooding is expected at time of high tide this morning, with the potential for moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide this evening. High tide will occur Wednesday at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 11:25am, and again at 11:47pm. Please exercise caution while driving and never drive on a flooded street. The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge has been closed during this storm event due to unsafe conditions on the approach road.

If you have an emergency, dial 911. If you have a power outage, call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. We continue to be in contact with the National Weather Service and with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding this storm event. Continue to monitor this forecast on traditional media outlets.

There will be no trash/recycling collection in Avalon on Wednesday; collection will be held instead on Thursday.

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Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 410 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018 …Major Coastal Storm to Impact the Region Through Tonight… .Low pressure will consolidate into an intense Nor`easter just east of the Mid-Atlantic coast today, then track southeast of Nantucket Island late tonight. Unnecessary travel especially in most of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania this afternoon and evening is strongly discouraged!

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow   accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and local ice accumulations of a   light glaze are expected.

* WHERE…Far southeast New Jersey, and southern Delaware. * WHEN…Until 2 AM EDT Thursday. A wintry mix and areas of plain   rain changes to snow late this morning and this afternoon, with   a period of heavy snow expected during this afternoon when   snowfall rates of an inch per hour is anticipated. The snow   then tapers off later this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,   especially during this evenings commute. Tree branches could   fall due to wind gusts up to 40 mph, potentially leading to   power outages. Be prepared for significant reductions in   visibility at times. Once snowfall rates reach or exceed one   inch per hour, it becomes difficult for road crews to keep up   due to rapid accumulations.

Coastal Flood Warning

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland   County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in   Delaware.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor to moderate flooding is forecast with   today`s high tide. Moderate flooding is expected with the high   tide tonight.

* TIMING…Flooding may occur for a few hours around the time of   high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront   occurs between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM today, and between 11:00 PM   and midnight tonight. High tide on the back bays and on   Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…Around 2.5 to 3.0 feet today and tonight.

* WAVES…Around 10 to 16 feet off the coast today, and around 6   to 12 feet tonight. * IMPACTS…Numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate   property damage is possible along tidal waterways. The tide and   wave action is expected to result in moderate beach erosion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate tidal flooding is expected. 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.

Wed, March 21st, 7:09am: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning Continue for Avalon 2018-03-21T07:10:16+00:00

Tues, March 20th, 5:11pm: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning Continues, Snowstorm Expected Wednesday

The National Weather Service has continued the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough through Wednesday evening, March 21st. The storm is expected to drop a few to several inches of snow on our region on Wednesday, and is anticipated to cause minor to moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide, especially during the two high tide cycles on Wednesday.

The winter storm has moved into our region with largely rain and wind along our coastline on Tuesday evening. There is expected to be a gradual transition to sleet and snow during the overnight and morning hours on Wednesday with a largely all-snow event Wednesday afternoon, into the evening hours. This snowfall is expected to make driving difficult Wednesday and Wednesday evening.

Minor coastal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide Tuesday evening, at 11:01pm. Moderate coastal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide on Wednesday at 11:25am and again at 11:47pm. The Wednesday morning high tide may produce the most severe coastal flooding during this storm event. Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded; flooding on streets may be obstructed due to snow. If you live on a street that typically experiences flooding during coastal storms, consider moving your vehicle into your driveway or to another part of our community that typically does not flood. The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge was closed on Tuesday, March 20th due to storm effects on the approach roadway; it will be reopened when it is safe to do so.

Never attempt to move or drive over any utility wire. If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Borough continues to remain in communication with the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management, and the New Jersey State Police. Continue to monitor updates in our community on this website, and continue to monitor updated weather forecasts from the National Weather Service on traditional media outlets.

Here is the text of the various warnings issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 356 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018 …Major Coastal Storm to Affect the Region Through Wednesday Night… .A pair of low pressure systems to our south today will consolidate into an intense nor`easter just east of the mid-Atlantic coast on Wednesday, then pass southeast of Nantucket Island late Wednesday night. Unnecessary travel in most of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon and evening is strongly discouraged!

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow   accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 12   inches, and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE…Portions of southeastern New Jersey, Maryland`s lower   eastern shore, central and southern Delaware.

* WHEN…From 6 AM Wednesday to 2 AM EDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Tree branches   could fall with widespread power outages possible Wednesday   afternoon. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility   at times with snowfall rates approaching an inch an hour for a   time. Glazing may begin toward dawn Wednesday away from the   coast. Uncertainty exists regarding maximum storm total snow   over 6 inches. Thundersnow is possible late morning and afternoon.

Coastal Flood Warning

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland   County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in   Delaware.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is forecast with tonight`s   high tide. Moderate flooding is expected with the high tides on   Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* TIMING…Flooding may occur for a few hours around the time of   high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront   occurs between 10:15 PM and 11:15 PM tonight, between 10:30 AM   and 11:30 AM on Wednesday, and between 11:00 PM and midnight on   Wednesday night. High tide on the back bays and on Delaware Bay   occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…Around 1.5 to 2.0 feet tonight, and around 2.5 to 3.0   feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* WAVES…Around 12 to 18 feet off the coast tonight, around 10   to 15 feet on Wednesday, and around 6 to 10 feet on Wednesday   night. * IMPACTS…Numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate   property damage is possible. The tide and wave action is   expected to result in moderate beach erosion.

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.

 

Tues, March 20th, 5:11pm: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning Continues, Snowstorm Expected Wednesday 2018-03-20T17:11:10+00:00

Tues, March 19th: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, a Coastal Flood Warning, and a Wind Advisory for the Borough. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Tuesday, March 20th from 6:00pm until Thursday, March 22nd, at 2:00am; the Coastal Flood Warning is in effect from Tuesday, March 20th at 8:00pm through Thursday, March 22nd, at 5:00am; and the Wind Advisory is in effect on Tuesday, March 20th until 6:00pm.

Two winter storms will combine into one storm and create a nor’easter that will be adjacent to the New Jersey coastline. The storm event is expected to produce several inches of snow for our region, windy conditions, as well as moderate coastal flooding during the two high tide events on Wednesday, and the potential for minor coastal flooding this evening.

Travel is expected to be difficult during this storm event as most of the snow is expected to occur on Wednesday afternoon into the evening hours. Snow on the roadways may also make it more difficult to drive during high tide on flood prone streets as the snow may cover some of the street flooding.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle city will occur Tuesday at 10:42am and again at 11:01pm; on Wednesday at 11:25am, and again at 11:47pm; and on Thursday at 12:14pm. Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. If you live on a flood prone street in our community move your vehicle onto your driveway or consider moving your vehicle to another section of our Borough that typically does not flood, especially during the high tide events on Wednesday. It is possible the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge may need to be closed due to unsafe conditions on the approach roads.

Now is the time to secure outdoor objects that are prone to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture. Contractors should secure all construction sites. If you have a power outage during the storm, please contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. Never attempt to pick up or drive over any utility wires. If you have an emergency, dial 911.

The Borough will remain in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management, the New Jersey State Police, and the National Weather Service for the duration of this storm event. Continue to follow updates from traditional media outlets, and on this web page for community updates.

Here is the text of the warnings and advisory issued on Tuesday, March 20th from the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 441 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018 …A Major Coastal Storm with Significant Impacts… .A pair of low pressure systems today will consolidate into one major Nor`easter later tonight and Wednesday. This is expected to bring significant impacts to our region, starting with areas of mixed precipitation today and tonight, then significant snowfall during Wednesday. Consideration should be given to no unnecessary travel Wednesday afternoon and evening when the heaviest snow with hourly accumulation rates of 1 to 3 inches should occur

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow   accumulations of 4 to 10 inches, and ice accumulations of a   light glaze are possible.

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

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 2 AM EDT Thursday. Rain   develops northward this morning and mixes with wet snow and   sleet for some areas through tonight, then changes to all snow   Wednesday morning and becomes heavy at times. The snow tapers   off Wednesday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,   including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Significant   reductions in visibility are possible. Northeast to north winds   will gust 30 to 45 mph while snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches   per hour develop midday Wednesday. Widespread power outages may   develop Wednesday afternoon and evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Coastal Flood Warning

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM EDT THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from 8:00 PM this evening until 5:00 AM Thursday. The Coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland   County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in   Delaware.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is forecast with tonight`s   high tide. Moderate flooding is expected with the high tides on   Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* TIMING…Flooding may occur for a few hours around the time of   high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront   occurs between 10:15 PM and 11:15 PM tonight, between 10:30 AM   and 11:30 AM on Wednesday, and between 11:00 PM and midnight on   Wednesday night. High tide on the back bays and on Delaware Bay   occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront. * SURGE…Around 1.5 to 2.0 feet tonight, and around 2.5 to 3.0   feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* WAVES…Around 12 to 18 feet off the coast tonight and   Wednesday, and around 6 to 12 feet on Wednesday night.

* IMPACTS…Numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate   property damage is possible. The tide and wave action is   expected to result in moderate beach erosion.

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.

Wind Advisory

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

* WINDS…Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* TIMING…Winds increase this morning and remain gusty into early   this evening.

* 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.

 

Tues, March 19th: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon 2018-03-20T07:17:10+00:00