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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

Thurs, December 20th, 10:11am: Flood Watch Continues, Wind Advisory, Tidal Flooding Likely

The National Weather Service has continued the Flood Watch for the region, and has added a Wind Advisory for an approaching storm that will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to our region from a period from Thursday evening through Friday night.  Up to three inches of rain are expected in most areas in southern New Jersey (higher amounts in some locations), and wind gusts will approach 50mph.  There is also the potential for minor to moderate tidal flooding at times of high tide on Friday.

The storm is expected to move into our region Thursday afternoon, beginning as rain showers.  The storm will intensify during the overnight hours Thursday night into Friday morning.  Periods of heavy rain and strong winds are possible Friday.  The storm is expected to depart our region Friday night.

The Friday high tides bring the most concern for the potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding.  High tide will occur Thursday evening at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 5:56pm.  High tide occurs Friday at 6:22am, and again at 6:46pm.  Street flooding may occur due the compounding factor of tidal flooding with heavy rainfall.

Turn around, don’t drown.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and causes an unnecessary wake that can damage property.  Driving on a flooded street adjacent to businesses may push water under doors causing damage that can easily be avoided by taking a different route to your destination.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map for heavy rainfall and tidal flooding events.  Please review the map and make best decisions to secure your property and potentially move vehicles to areas of our community that are not subject to flooding.

If you have any emergency, dial 911.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast as current weather alerts may be upgraded.  The Borough continues to be in contact with our partners at the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for updated information from weather and state agencies.

Here is the text of the Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory issued by the National Weather Service on Thursday morning:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

356 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

…Significant Flooding Possible Tonight and Friday…

 

356 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE

FRIDAY NIGHT…

 

The Flood Watch continues for

 

* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, 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 New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal

Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean,

Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex,

Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern

Burlington, and Western Monmouth. In southeast Pennsylvania,

Delaware, Lower Bucks, and Philadelphia.

 

* From this evening through late Friday night.

 

* Widespread rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches, with locally higher

amounts possible.

 

* Heavy rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of poor

drainage. There is also the potential for significant river

flooding. The flood risk will increase where heavy rain and

embedded thunderstorms move over the same area, even potentially

leading to localized flash flooding.

 

* In addition to the freshwater flooding, the combination of heavy

rain and increased tide levels during the times of high tide

Friday morning will result in minor to locally moderate coastal

flooding along the Atlantic, Delaware Bay, the tidal Delaware

River, and the eastern shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

 

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible

Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be

prepared to take action should flooding develop.

 

 

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

335 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

 

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM

EST FRIDAY…

 

* WINDS…Becoming southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50

mph.

 

* TIMING…Late Thursday night through Friday 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.

Thurs, December 20th, 10:11am: Flood Watch Continues, Wind Advisory, Tidal Flooding Likely2018-12-20T10:12:06-04:00

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 12:36pm: Flood Watch Issued, Coastal Flooding Possible During Storm

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Borough and surrounding communities that remains in effect from Thursday evening, December 20th, through Friday evening, December 21st.  Nearly three inches of rain is possible during this rain storm event, and there is now the potential for minor coastal flooding during this storm.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge on Thursday at 5:56pm, and again on Friday at 6:22am and 6:46pm.  Minor coastal flooding is possible at time of high tide.

Rainfall amounts may be significant.  Turn around, don’t drown..never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this causes a wake that can damage property and puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Wind gusts will approach 40mph during the evening hours Thursday into early Friday morning.  Secure loose objects on your property; contractors should secure their job sites on Thursday.

Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.  We will provide updates for you when necessary.  We continue to be in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for updates on the potential impact of this storm on our region.

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

 Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

946 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH

FRIDAY EVENING…

The Flood Watch continues for

 

* Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, much of New Jersey, and

southeast Pennsylvania along the tidal Delaware River.

 

* From Thursday evening through Friday evening

 

* Strong low pressure will impact the area Thursday night

through Friday, resulting in a widespread rainfall of 1.5 to

2.5 inches with locally higher amounts.

 

* Given the recent heavy rain and how saturated he ground is, this

amount of rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of

poor drainage, as well as the potential for significant river

flooding. In addition to the freshwater flooding, the

combination of heavy rain and increased tide levels during the

times of high tide Thursday night through Friday morning will

result in widespread moderate to locally major coastal flooding

along the Atlantic, Delaware Bay, and tidal Delaware River.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

 

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible

Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be

prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 12:36pm: Flood Watch Issued, Coastal Flooding Possible During Storm2018-12-19T12:37:59-04:00

Tues, December 18th, 5:19pm: Flood Watch Issued By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Borough and surrounding communities from Thursday evening, December 20th, through Friday evening, December 21st.  One to three inches of rain is expected during this storm event, and street flooding is possible.

A strong low pressure system will form and visit our region with heavy rain expected, at times, during this 24 hour period.  Currently, there is no expectation of tidal flooding from this storm as it may be a heavy rain event.  Rain could begin during the afternoon hours on Thursday and a thunderstorm is possible during this storm.  Wind gusts may approach 40mph Thursday night into early Friday morning.  The weekend forecast appears to be dry and breezy, with seasonal temperatures.

Remember:  Turn around, don’t drown.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as the water always appears deeper than it actually is.  Driving on a flooded street also unnecessarily damages private and public property, and puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Secure any loose objects on your property before Thursday evening as strong winds are in the forecast; contractors should secure their job sites.

If you have any emergency, dial 911.  Please continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.

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

Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 316 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-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-Delaware-Philadelphia-Lower Bucks- Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, 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, Media, Philadelphia, Morrisville, and Doylestown 316 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, much of New Jersey, and   southeast Pennsylvania along the tidal Delaware River.  * From Thursday evening through Friday evening  * Strong low pressure will impact the area Thursday night through   Friday, resulting in a widespread rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with   locally higher amounts.  * Given the recent heavy rain and how saturated he ground is, this  amount of rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of   poor drainage, as well as the potential for significant river   flooding. In addition, the combination of heavy rain and  increased tide levels during the times of high tide will result   in coastal flooding along the Atlantic, Delaware Bay, and tidal   Delaware River.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.  You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Tues, December 18th, 5:19pm: Flood Watch Issued By National Weather Service2018-12-18T17:16:46-04:00

Sunday, Nov. 25th, 4:21pm: Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service for Monday

The National Weather Service has issued both a Flood Watch and a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough of Avalon and the Jersey Shore for Monday, November 26th.  The Flood Watch is in effect through late Monday night; the Flood Advisory is in effect until Monday afternoon.

An approaching storm is expected to bring nearly another inch of rain to our region.  Street flooding is possible from the rain, and there is the potential for some minor tidal flooding at time of high tide on Monday. High tide Monday will occur on the back bays at approximately 9:49am and minor tidal flooding is anticipated.

Moderate to heavy rain is expected to move through the region Monday afternoon through Monday evening. The water table is high due to recent rainfall, including over an inch of rain Saturday and Saturday night.

Do not drive on a flooded street.  This creates a wake that can damage private and public property.  The water is often deeper in the street than it appears. Wind gusts will approach 25mph in the afternoon.  Contractors should secure job sites, and property owners should secure objects prone to gusty winds, including trash cans and patio furniture.

Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.  Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advisory and the Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 335 PM EST Sun Nov 25 2018

 

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flood Watch for portions of northern Delaware, northeast  Maryland, New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania.  * From Monday morning through late Monday night  * Moderate to heavy rain will move through the watch area Monday   through Monday evening. Areas within the watch received 3 to 4   inches of rain Saturday night into Sunday and area creeks,   streams, and rivers are all running high. Additional, heavy  rainfall may result in more flooding across the watch area.  * Leaf clogged drains and coastal flooding could further   exacerbate flooding issues. River flooding may continue into  Tuesday, well after the heavy rain has ended.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.  You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

 

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 325 PM EST Sun Nov 25 2018

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM EST MONDAY…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM Monday.

 

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of southeastern Burlington County,   Atlantic County, Cape May County and Cumberland County.  * TIMING…High tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between   9:00 AM and 10:00 AM Monday morning. High tide on the back bays   and along Delaware Bay 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. Roadway flooding is expected.

 

* WAVES…Wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are   expected to be 3 to 5 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, Nov. 25th, 4:21pm: Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service for Monday2018-11-25T16:22:18-04:00

Thurs, November 15th: Flood Watch, Wind Advisory Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued both a Flood Watch and a Wind Advisory for Thursday, November 15th.  An approaching coastal storm is expected to bring one to two inches of rain to our region, along with northeasterly winds at 25-35mph, with gusts to 50mph.

Rain from the storm is expected to be heaviest during the late morning and afternoon hours; the wind gusts are expected to be strongest during the mid afternoon through evening hours on Thursday.

Tidal flooding is not expected, but flooding of local streets from rainfall may occur during the storm. Street flooding from rainfall typically occurs in the north end beach blocks; in the Dune Drive business district; and along sections of Ocean Drive in the Borough.  Avoid driving your vehicle on any street that is flooded. Turn around, don’t drown.  Driving on a flooded street can cause damage to, and inside garages and businesses easily avoided by you taking a different route.

Secure any objects that may become airborne on your property, including construction sites, patio furniture and trash cans.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the text of the Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory, both issued by the National Weather Service:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 245 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flood Watch for portions of eastern Maryland, central and   southern Delaware, and southern New Jersey.

* From 10:00 AM this morning through this evening.  * An area of heavy rain will lift northward across the region   today. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected with  locally higher amounts possible.

* The heavy rain will result in minor flooding along some rivers,   streams and creeks in the area. Flooding of roadways and areas   of poor drainage is also expected, especially as leaves and   other debris clog storm drains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flooding based on the current forecast.  Please monitor the forecast and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, be prepared to take action if flooding develops.

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 254 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018 …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM EST THIS EVENING…   * WINDS…East to northeast increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts   up to 50 mph.  * TIMING…The strongest winds are expected this afternoon into   this evening. The winds should diminish somewhat late tonight,   before increasing again from the northwest and west early on   Friday. * IMPACTS…The strong winds may blow down trees, limbs and   utility lines. Scattered power outages are expected.   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Wind Advisory means that very windy conditions are expected. The winds will make driving difficult, especially for those operating a large vehicle. Use extra caution. Light-weight outdoor objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.

Thurs, November 15th: Flood Watch, Wind Advisory Issued by National Weather Service2018-11-15T06:56:54-04:00

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.

Friday, October 26th, 3:26pm: Flash Flood, Coastal Flood Watches Issued for Storm2018-10-26T15:25:28-04:00

Thurs, October 25th, 4:11pm: Coastal Flood Watch Issued for Saturday by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for barrier island communities in southern New Jersey for Saturday, October 27th.  The Watch is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon where street flooding is expected to occur.

A nor’easter storm is expected to impact our region late Friday, and through the early afternoon hours on Saturday.  The storm is expected to produce more than an inch of rain and bring gusty winds to the region.  Flooding is expected at the shore with some beach erosion also possible.

Saturday morning’s high tide will occur at 10:16am on the back bay.  Rain is also expected at time of high tide.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and also creates a wake that can damage public and private property.  A reminder…the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge continues to be closed for scheduled maintenance work.

Wind gusts may approach 40mph during the storm event Friday night into Saturday morning.  Contractors should secure job sites as loose objects may be subject to strong winds.  Property owners are reminded to secure trash cans, umbrellas, and other loose objects.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.

The Borough of Avalon has postponed its annual Trunk or Treat event from Saturday, October 27th, to Sunday, October 28th, from 5:00-7:00-pm at the 28th Street Parking Lot.  The Borough of Avalon has created this flood risk map to better prepare for coastal flooding.

 

Continue to monitor the weather forecast on traditional media outlets.  Here is the Coastal Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

327 PM EDT Thu Oct 25 2018

 

 

NJZ022>025-027-260830-

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

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

Southeastern Burlington-

327 PM EDT Thu Oct 25 2018

 

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal

Flood Watch, which is 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.

Thurs, October 25th, 4:11pm: Coastal Flood Watch Issued for Saturday by NWS2018-10-25T16:11:03-04:00

Thurs, October 25th: Rain, Wind, Possible Flooding from Storm This Weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting a rain and wind event for coastal New Jersey that will begin late afternoon Friday and last through the afternoon hours on Saturday. More than an inch of rain is expected, and windy conditions with gusts possible over 40mph.

A front will push towards our region on Friday and may pick up some energy from a storm that impacted Mexico.  Rain could begin late Friday afternoon and continue through Friday night with an inch of rain possible Friday night into early Saturday morning.  Rain will continue through the morning hours on Saturday and taper off sometime Saturday afternoon producing another half inch of rain, according to the forecast.  Winds Friday night could gust over 40mph, and gust over 30mph Saturday morning.

As of Thursday morning, October 26th, there are no weather watches or warnings issued by the National Weather Service.  Some coastal flooding is possible at time of high tide, especially on Saturday morning, which occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 10:16am.

In advance of the storm, please secure any loose objects on your property including trash cans and lawn furniture.  Never drive on any flooded street or intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you have any emergency anytime, dial 911.

The Avalon and Cape May County offices of Emergency Management continue to monitor the forecast. Please continue to monitor traditional media outlets over the next 48 hours for updates to the forecast.

Thurs, October 25th: Rain, Wind, Possible Flooding from Storm This Weekend2018-10-25T08:06:17-04:00

Wed, October 10th, 5:52pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for coastal areas of southern New Jersey from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night.  It is possible that our region may receive two to three inches of rain, with higher amounts possible as the remnants of Hurricane Michael veer away from the eastern seaboard into the North Atlantic.

Showers are expected to develop Thursday afternoon with the potential for heavy rainfall Thursday night into early Friday morning. The track of Michael will determine how much rain falls in our area.  Please be advised that travel conditions due to street flooding and low visibility may be difficult Thursday night.  The passage of the storm may produce windy conditions; now is a good time to secure any loose objects including trash cans and patio furniture.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or intersection as this can put you and your vehicle at risk, and create an unnecessary wake that may damage private and public property.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast in the event a warning is necessary.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map that delineates the areas of our community that may flood during heavy rainfall events.  You may consider moving your vehicle to another location of the Borough.  Tidal flooding is not expected.  A reminder:  The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge continues to be closed for planned maintenance activity.

Here is the context of the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch…CORRECTED National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 321 PM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flash Flood Watch for Delaware, Northeastern Maryland, Central   and Southern New Jersey and far Southeastern Pennsylvania,   including the Interstate-95 corridor.  * From Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night  * Showers producing moderate to heavy rainfall will develop  Thursday afternoon, and then will continue into early Friday   morning. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher   amounts, will fall during this time.  * The heaviest rain will fall across portions of Delmarva and the  Coastal Plain of New Jersey. The Interstate-95 corridor is also   susceptible to heavy rain and flash flooding. Flash flooding is   expected on roadways and in areas of poor drainage. Minor  flooding along small streams and creeks is 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.

Wed, October 10th, 5:52pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued By National Weather Service2018-10-10T17:53:31-04:00