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Saturday, May 7th, 8:05am: Tidal Flooding Possible Over Next Few Tide Cycles

The National Weather Service has issued new warnings related to this weekend’s coastal storm.  A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect for the potential of moderate tidal flooding over the next few tide cycles, along with a High Wind Warning with gusty winds approaching 60mph.

Be aware of the potential for tidal flooding.  Tidal flooding is a temporary condition, but can put salt water onto streets and roadways that can damage vehicles, and make driving impossible during times of high tide.  If you live in a flood prone area of Avalon, move your vehicle to another part of the island where tidal flooding is less severe.  Avalon has created a flood risk guidance map to help you with best decisions, noted below.

The most serious tidal flooding may occur during the overnight high tide, which will occur at 1:37am Sunday.  High tide will also occur on Saturday at 1:34pm, and again Sunday at 2:35pm.  Do not drive on a flooded street as this puts your vehicle and your life at risk, and creates a wake that can damage property.  Secure any outdoor objects.  Be mindful that bulk trash collection begins Monday; if you haven’t done so already, please place bulk trash at the curb Sunday afternoon as curbside trash is subject to tidal flooding.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.

Please be aware select beach paths in the north end of Avalon are closed due to erosion which will be made worse by this weekend’s storm.  Be aware that Avalon Police may close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to unsafe conditions at any time.

Saturday, May 7th, 8:05am: Tidal Flooding Possible Over Next Few Tide Cycles2022-05-07T08:03:34-04:00

Friday, May 6th, 6:27pm: Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory Issued for Avalon

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Saturday at 11:00pm through Sunday, May 8th, at 6:00am.  A Mother’s Day weekend that will bring significant rainfall, strong winds, and the potential for moderate tidal flooding for Avalon.  Additionally, a Wind Advisory is in effect from Saturday, 8:00am until Sunday, 2:00am.

The storm will begin will produce heavier rain and stronger winds in our region Friday night through Sunday morning.  The current forecast calls for wind gusts approaching 50mph.  Moderate tidal flooding is possible at time of high tide early Sunday morning

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 1:34pm, and again Sunday at 1:37am and at 2:35pm.  Tidal flooding is possible in flood prone areas including portions of Ocean Drive and the Dune Drive business district.  Do not drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you live in an area of Avalon that typically receives tidal flooding, please reference our flood risk map and consider moving your vehicle to higher ground.  Contractors are required to secure their job sites.  Bring objects indoors that may be prone to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture.

Be advised that varying degrees of tidal flooding may occur over several tide cycles.  Tidal flooding is a temporary condition.

The Avalon Garden Club’s community wide yard sale is on for Saturday, starting at 8:00am.  The Garden Club will hold its own yard sale inside the greenhouse Saturday morning on 39th Street, between Ocean and Dune Drive.  The Avalon Lions Club will attempt its yard sale at the Diller Home; however, it may end early and may be resumed next Saturday, May 14th.  The Avalon Community Paper Shredding Day will be held Saturday at Avalon Public Works at the 15th Street entrance starting at 9:00am.  The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department’s flower and plant sale is postponed until May 14th.  The Avalon Police Department’s bicycle auction is cancelled

Avalon will continue to monitor this storm with our partners at the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and provide updates when necessary.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the briefing package issued Thursday evening by the National Weather Service:

Friday, May 6th, 6:27pm: Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory Issued for Avalon2022-05-06T18:26:55-04:00

Friday, May 6th, 7:04am: Coastal Flood Watch, Heavy Rain, Flooding Expected to Begin Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for Saturday evening through Saturday night, May 7th.  A Mother’s Day weekend that will bring significant rainfall, strong winds, and the potential for moderate tidal flooding for Avalon.

The storm will begin with light rain early Friday afternoon, with heavier rain and stronger winds moving into our region Friday night through Saturday night.  The current forecast calls for wind gusts approaching 45mph.  Minor tidal flooding is anticipated during high tide Saturday afternoon and late Saturday night, and again Sunday afternoon.  Moderate tidal flooding is possible.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 1:34pm, and again Sunday at 1:37am and at 2:35pm.  Tidal flooding is possible in flood prone areas including portions of Ocean Drive and the Dune Drive business district.  Do not drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you live in an area of Avalon that typically receives tidal flooding, please reference our flood risk map and consider moving your vehicle to higher ground.  Contractors are required to secure their job sites on Friday.  Bring objects indoors that may be prone to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture.

Avalon will continue to monitor this storm with our partners at the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and provide updates when necessary.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the briefing package issued Thursday evening by the National Weather Service:

Friday, May 6th, 7:04am: Coastal Flood Watch, Heavy Rain, Flooding Expected to Begin Weekend2022-05-06T07:04:12-04:00

Thursday, May 5th, 5:42pm: Heavy Rain, Tidal Flooding, Strong Winds Coming This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for a coastal storm Mother’s Day weekend that will bring significant rainfall, strong winds, and the potential for moderate tidal flooding for Avalon.

The storm will begin with light rain Friday around 12 Noon, with heavier rain and stronger winds moving into our region Friday night through Saturday night.  The current forecast calls for wind gusts approaching 45mph.  Minor tidal flooding is anticipated during high tide Saturday afternoon and late Saturday night, and again Sunday afternoon.  Moderate tidal flooding is possible.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 1:34pm, and again Sunday at 1:37am and at 2:35pm.  Tidal flooding is possible in flood prone areas including portions of Ocean Drive and the Dune Drive business district.  Do not drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you live in an area of Avalon that typically receives tidal flooding, please reference our flood risk map and consider moving your vehicle to higher ground.  Contractors are required to secure their job sites on Friday.  Bring objects indoors that may be prone to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture.

Avalon will continue to monitor this storm with our partners at the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and provide updates when necessary.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the briefing package issued Thursday evening by the National Weather Service:

 

 

Thursday, May 5th, 5:42pm: Heavy Rain, Tidal Flooding, Strong Winds Coming This Weekend2022-05-05T17:43:32-04:00

Monday, April 18th: Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory Issued for Avalon Monday Night

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon for the potential of moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide Monday evening.  A Wind Advisory is in effect for the potential of winds out of the east at 20-30mph, with gusts to 50mph this evening.  High tide will occur this evening at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 10:13am.  Please exercise caution while driving this evening.  We also anticipate about an inch of rain out of this storm.  Contractors must secure their job sites this evening.  Never drive on a flooded street, turn around don’t drown.  Here is the briefing package courtesy of the National Weather Service/Mt. Holly:

Monday, April 18th: Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory Issued for Avalon Monday Night2022-04-18T07:07:15-04:00

Friday, January 28th, 5:15pm: Blizzard Warning Continues, Heavy Snowfall Anticipated, Coastal Flood Warning Added

The National Weather Service has continued the Blizzard Warning for Avalon, and has added a Coastal Flood Warning.  The current forecast calls for between 10-18 inches of snowfall during the storm, wind gusts approaching 50mph, and the potential for moderate tidal flooding early Saturday morning.  Driving conditions will be hazardous, if not impossible, especially during the morning hours on Saturday.  The Governor has called for a State of Emergency for Cape May County.

Avalon Community Hall is closed this weekend, and as of now, the Avalon Free Public Library is closed on Saturday.  Avalon asks property owners to move their cars off the streets to their driveways to assist with snow plowing operations.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Public Works crews will be working overnight into Saturday clearing streets and roadways.  Drifting snow is possible due to the strong winds, along with beach erosion.

Here is the final briefing from the National Weather Service on the anticipated blizzard.

Friday, January 28th, 5:15pm: Blizzard Warning Continues, Heavy Snowfall Anticipated, Coastal Flood Warning Added2022-01-28T17:16:27-05:00

Friday, January 28th, 7:09am: Blizzard Warning Issued for Avalon, Heavy Snow and Strong Winds Anticipated

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the southern New Jersey coastline.  The Warning is in effect from Friday, January 28th at 7pm until Saturday, January 29th, at 7pm.  Blizzard conditions are expected with wind gusts approaching 50mph and the potential for 8-15” of snowfall.  A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect on Saturday from 3am until 9am; minor tidal flooding is expected.

Travel conditions will be difficult to impossible during this storm event.  Driving late Friday night through Saturday is not recommended.  Snow is expected to end at some point Saturday afternoon.

Contractors are required to secure their job sites before they stop work for the day on Friday.  Consider securing objects on your property that are prone to strong winds.  Beach erosion is likely during this storm event.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you experience a power outage, please call Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.

Friday, January 28th, 7:09am: Blizzard Warning Issued for Avalon, Heavy Snow and Strong Winds Anticipated2022-01-28T07:09:19-05:00

Thursday, January 27th, 5:14pm: Winter Storm Warning Issued, 9-15″ of Snow Possible in Avalon

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our region.  The Warning is in effect for Friday, January 28th, at 7pm until Saturday, January 29th, at 7pm.  The current forecast calls for total snow accumulation of nine to 15 inches, and wind gusts of up to 50mph.

Hazardous travel conditions are anticipated late Friday night through Saturday.

There is no significant tidal flooding associated with this storm event.  Exercise caution while driving and be aware that snow plows will likely be on our streets to clear snow as quickly and safely as possible.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  Friday is the day to secure outdoor objects like trash cans and patio furniture that are subject to strong winds.

Here is the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

337 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM EST

SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 9 to 15

inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey and

southern Delaware.

* WHEN…From 7 PM Friday to 7 PM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Gusty

winds could bring down tree branches.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow is expected to begin Friday evening in

Delmarva and southern New Jersey, spreading northward overnight

into Saturday morning. Snow may be heavy at times through mid

afternoon Saturday before diminishing Saturday evening. Strong

winds may generate blowing snow and very low visibilities at

times.

Thursday, January 27th, 5:14pm: Winter Storm Warning Issued, 9-15″ of Snow Possible in Avalon2022-01-27T17:15:47-05:00

Thursday, January 27th, 7:01am: Winter Storm Watch Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Avalon.  The Watch is in effect from Friday evening, January 28th through Saturday evening, January 29th.  The current forecast calls for between six to 12 inches of snow during this storm with strong gusty winds and minor tidal flooding.  There is an expectation this watch will be a warning.

The confidence in this forecast is very low, according to the National Weather Service, as the path of this winter storm will dictate the conditions that we experience locally.  There could be changes to the forecast; continue to follow this website and traditional media outlets for updates.

Be aware that travel conditions late Friday night into Saturday will be hazardous.  Please secure objects on your property that may be subject to high winds including trash cans and patio furniture.  Contractors are required to secure their job sites in advance of this storm event.

We continue to be in contact with our partners at the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management for updates and alerts.  Here is the text of the Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

313 AM EST Thu Jan 27 2022

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH

SATURDAY EVENING…

 

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12

inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

 

* WHERE…The coastal counties of New Jersey and Sussex County in

Delaware.

 

* WHEN…From Friday evening through Saturday evening.

 

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow is expected to begin Friday evening in

Delmarva and southern New Jersey, spreading northward overnight

into Saturday morning. Snow may be heavy at times through mid

afternoon before diminishing Saturday evening. Strong winds may

generate blowing snow and very low visibilities at times. The

storm total snow forecast remains very uncertain, so stay tuned

to the latest forecasts.

 

Thursday, January 27th, 7:01am: Winter Storm Watch Issued by National Weather Service2022-01-27T07:01:38-05:00

Monday, January 3rd, 6:48am: Winter Storm Warning and Coastal Flood Warning, Avalon Buildings Closed

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Avalon through Monday afternoon at 4:00pm.  There is the potential for 6 to 12 inches of snowfall, with wind gusts approaching 40mph.  Additionally, a Coastal Flood Warning has been issued until 1:00pm Monday afternoon with widespread minor tidal flooding expected with the potential for moderate tidal flooding.  Flooding is also possible Tuesday morning.

Snow has developed over our region Monday around day break and continue until the mid afternoon hours.  Snowfall may obscure tidal flooding in the roadway.  Be mindful of areas of our community that receive water in the streets during tidal flooding events and avoid driving on them during this storm event.  Please consider moving your vehicle off the street in the event snow plowing operations are required.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Monday at 8:05am, and again at 8:34pm.  The current forecast has an increased chance of tidal flooding during the morning high tide when snow is expected in our area.

Avalon Borough Hall, the Avalon Elementary School, Avalon Community Hall, Avalon History Center, and the Avalon Free Public Library are all closed on Monday.  Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency for Cape May County, and four other counties.

Continue to follow updates on this media channel for the impact to our community, and continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning issued Sunday morning by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS  AFTERNOON...    * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12    inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.    * WHERE...Portions of southern New Jersey, northeast Maryland    and central and southern Delaware.    * WHEN...Until 4 PM EST this afternoon.    * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous    conditions will impact travel through much of the day today.    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Some locally higher totals over 12 inches    are possible. Also, a period of near blizzard conditions is    possible from mid-morning through mid-afternoon.

Coastal Flood Warning

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THISAFTERNOON… * WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level  expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal  waterways. * WHERE…Tidal areas in the New Jersey counties of Atlantic and  Cape May. Tidal areas in the Delaware counties of Sussex and  Kent. * WHEN…Until 1 PM EST this afternoon. * IMPACTS…At this level, widespread roadway flooding occurs in  coastal and bayside communities and along inland tidal  waterways. Many roads become impassable. Some damage to  vulnerable structures may begin to occur. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Additional tidal flooding is expected on  Monday evening and again on Tuesday morning. …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THISAFTERNOON… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12  inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE…Portions of southern New Jersey, northeast Maryland  and central and southern Delaware. * WHEN…Until 4 PM EST this afternoon. * IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous  conditions will impact travel through much of the day today. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Some locally higher totals over 12 inches  are possible. Also, a period of near blizzard conditions is  possible from mid-morning through mid-afternoon.

Monday, January 3rd, 6:48am: Winter Storm Warning and Coastal Flood Warning, Avalon Buildings Closed2022-01-03T06:53:06-05:00
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