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Monday, Sept. 10th, 6:45pm: Coastal Flood Warning for This Evening’s High Tide

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for our community for the high tide during the evening hours of Monday, September 10th.  Moderate coastal flooding is possible at time of high tide, which will occur at 9:24pm at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge.

We have experienced some flooding on flood prone streets during the past few high tide cycles; flooding is expected during high tide this evening.  Please exercise caution while driving and never drive on a flooded street.  Doing so puts you and your vehicle at risk and creates a wake that can damage your vehicle, along with public and private property.

Sections of Dune Drive in the business district and sections of Ocean Drive may see moderate flooding this evening.  High tide will occur during the nighttime hours so it may be difficult to see a flooded street.

This may be the final flood warning during this storm event.  The Avalon Office of Emergency Management participated in a conference call today with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding the potential impacts from Hurricane Florence.  The current track of Florence predicts a landfall in the southern portion of North Carolina later this week.  Continue to monitor the forecast for updates.

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 408 PM EDT Mon Sep 10 2018

Delaware Beaches-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic- 408 PM EDT Mon Sep 10 2018

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT TUESDAY… …HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect until 2:00 AM Tuesday.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of the New Jersey counties of   Atlantic and Cape May, and Sussex County in Delaware.

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

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater inundation   above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near  shorelines and tidal waterways. 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 occur.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Large breaking waves will be dangerous to   anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip currents will be   life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

* WAVES…Wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are   forecast to be around 10 to 12 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  This Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate tidal flooding is occurring or 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.  A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.

Monday, Sept. 10th, 6:45pm: Coastal Flood Warning for This Evening’s High Tide2018-09-10T18:45:34+00:00

Sunday, September 9th, 8:06pm: Coastal Flood Warning Extended Into Monday Morning

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for coastal communities at the Jersey Shore.  The warning has been extended through Monday, September 10th, at 2:00pm. There is also a High Surf Advisory in effect through Monday, a High Rip Current Risk in effect through Monday evening; these warnings may be extended past Monday.

Moderate coastal flooding is again expected at time of high tide on Monday morning in our community. Flood-prone streets will likely see some water as this storm begins to depart our region.  High tide on the back bay Monday will occur around 9:00am where flooding is expected.  Do not attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management is tracking the progress of Hurricane Florence which is expected to have a major impact on the East Coast of the United States later this week.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets, and this website, for updates as the week progresses.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning, now extended through Monday morning, by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 432 PM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018 Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- 432 PM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT MONDAY… …HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has cancelled the Coastal Flood Watch.

* TIMING…High tide occurs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm tonight,   and then high tide occurs between 7:00 am and 9:00 am Monday  morning. The high risk for rip currents may need to be extended   through early next week.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater inundation   above ground level is expected 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.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.

* WAVES…6 to 10 feet.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…8 foot breaking waves will be dangerous to   anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip currents will be   life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

Sunday, September 9th, 8:06pm: Coastal Flood Warning Extended Into Monday Morning2018-09-09T20:05:57+00:00

Sunday, Sept. 9th, 7:53am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon Sunday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Avalon for Sunday, September 9thfrom 6:00pm until Monday, September 10that 2:00am.  A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Monday morning through Monday afternoon; there is also a High Surf Advisory in effect, along with a high risk of rip currents along the beaches.  The Coastal Flood Warning is in advance of the high tide event this evening that could bring flooding on local streets; minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible

A low pressure system is expected to continue to bring rain and wind to our region Sunday.  High tide will occur on the back bays at 8:16am Sunday, and again at 8:35pm Sunday.  During the evening high tide, some street flooding is anticipated.  At times, the road to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge may be closed by Avalon Police due to safety reasons.  The Bridge will be closed for the fall and winter on September 17thdue to construction.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and may cause an unnecessary wake that can damage property. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Further advisories, watches, and warnings are likely to be issued by the National Weather Service throughout the week.  The Service and the Avalon Office of Emergency Management continue to pay attention to Florence which has the potential to impact the eastern seaboard of the United States later in the week.  Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.

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 504 AM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018

Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- 504 AM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… …HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning through Monday afternoon.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of eastern Monmouth, coastal   Atlantic, coastal Ocean, and Atlantic coastal Cape May. This   includes the beaches along the Atlantic coast of New Jersey and   Delaware.  * TIMING…High tide occurs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm tonight,   and then high tide occurs between 7:00 am and 9:00 am Monday  morning. Spotty minor coastal flooding is possible with the high   tide this morning. The high risk for rip currents may need to   be extended through early next week.

* 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. 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. Minor roadway flooding   is possible on Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights, Point  Pleasant Beach and other locations near Barnegat Bay. 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 occur.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.

* WAVES…Building to 5 to 8 feet in the surf zone.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…6 to 7 foot breaking waves will be   dangerous to anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip   currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the  surf.

Sunday, Sept. 9th, 7:53am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon Sunday Evening2018-09-09T07:56:17+00:00

Sat, September 8th, 6:13pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Avalon for Saturday evening, September 8th.  The Warning is in effect in advance of high tide which will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 7:45pm.  Salt water inundation is possible at time of high tide which will cause some street flooding in low lying areas.  This is expected to be the first of various flood advisories, watches, and warnings that may be issued this week along the Jersey Shore.

Please exercise caution while driving.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and may cause a wake that can damage property. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Be advised that the roadway leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge was closed late afternoon by Avalon Police due to unsafe travel conditions.  The Bridge itself will be closed for the duration of the fall and winter months, starting September 17th, 2018.

The National Weather Service has also issued a High Surf Advisory from Sunday morning through Monday morning.  A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through late Sunday night. There is a high risk for rip currents in the ocean.

The Borough of Avalon has produced a flood risk map that shows areas prone to flooding during rain and coastal storms, for guidance purposes.  Additional rainfall is expected through the evening hours.

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

 Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 449 PM EDT Sat Sep 8 2018

Atlantic Coastal Cape May- 449 PM EDT Sat Sep 8 2018

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING… …HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. A High Surf Advisory has also been issued. This High Surf Advisory is in effect from 11 AM Sunday to 6 AM EDT Monday. In addition, a Coastal Flood Watch has been issued. This Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through late Sunday night. The Coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal portions of Atlantic and Cape May counties.  * TIMING…High tide occurs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm this  evening. High tide on the back bays occurs later than the high   tide on the oceanfront. There will be several rounds of coastal   flooding beyond tonight. The high risk for rip currents may need   to be extended through early next week.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…Two to three feet of saltwater   inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas   near shorelines and tidal waterways. Flooding is expected to be  severe enough to cause widespread flooding of roadways.   Vulnerable homes and businesses may be damaged as water levels   rise further. The flood waters are a danger to anyone who  attempts to cross on foot or in a vehicle.  * WAVES…Building to 6 to 8 feet.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High. * SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Up to 8 foot breaking waves will be   dangerous to anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip   currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidal flooding is occurring or 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.  A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area…producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions. 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.  Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

 


					
Sat, September 8th, 6:13pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon2018-09-08T18:17:39+00:00

Saturday, September 8th, 7:46am: Coastal Flood Watch Issued for Avalon

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for Avalon and surrounding communities for this evening’s high tide event.  The Watch is in effect on Saturday, September 8th, from 5:00pm through this evening.  There is a potential for coastal flooding caused by a low pressure front that is expected to bring rain throughout the weekend; there is also a high risk for rip currents as a result of this front, and from Hurricane Florence which continues to move towards the United States in the Atlantic Ocean.  There is the chance for repeated flood advisories and watches throughout the week as a result of these weather factors.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 7:45pm.  Some street flooding may occur in the vicinity of high tide.  Often during events like this the road to the bridge must be closed for safety reasons; as a reminder, the bridge will close for the winter for scheduled repairs on Monday, September 17th.

Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. Driving on a flooded street also creates a wake that can damage private and public property.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Be advised that if heavy rain develops, sections of our north end beach blocks are prone to street flooding.  Avalon has created a flood risk map that may be used for guidance purposes.

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

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 531 AM EDT Sat Sep 8 2018  NJZ024-082300- /O.NEW.KPHI.CF.A.0004.180908T2100Z-180909T0300Z/ /O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0008.180908T1200Z-180909T0200Z/ Atlantic Coastal Cape May- 531 AM EDT Sat Sep 8 2018

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Watch, which is in effect from 5 PM EDT this afternoon through this evening.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal portions of Atlantic and Cape May counties.  * TIMING…High tide occurs between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm this  evening. High tide on the back bays and on Raritan Bay occurs   later than the high tide on the oceanfront. Coastal Flood   Advisory and the high risk for rip currents are in effect  through tonight. There will be several rounds of coastal   flooding beyond tonight. The high risk for rip currents may need   to be extended through early next week.

* 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.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.

* WAVES…Building to 4 to 7 feet in the surf zone.  * TIDES…Low tide will occur in the early afternoon. High tide   occurs this evening.

SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Very strong rip currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

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

Saturday, September 8th, 7:46am: Coastal Flood Watch Issued for Avalon2018-09-08T07:49:49+00:00

Friday, September 7th, 1:49pm: Flood Advisory Issued By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory from a heavy thunderstorm that may impact the region.  The storm has brought lightning, thunder, and heavy rain offshore and may impact coastal areas, including Avalon. If you see lightning, seek shelter immediately.

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

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
129 PM EDT FRI SEP 7 2018

NJC009-072130-
/O.NEW.KPHI.FA.Y.0281.180907T1729Z-180907T2130Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Cape May NJ-
129 PM EDT FRI SEP 7 2018

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  Cape May County in southern New Jersey...

* Until 530 PM EDT.

* At 126 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
  thunderstorms. One to one and a half inches of rain has already
  fallen for some areas. This will cause minor flooding in the
  advisory area.

* Some locations that could experience flooding include...
  Ocean City, North Wildwood, Woodbine, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone
  Harbor, Cape May Court House, Belleplain Forest, Scotch Bonnet,
  Beesleys Point, Seaville, Marmora, Green Creek, Dennisville,
  Goshen, Strathmere, Eldora, Rio Grande, Villas and
  Whitesboro-Burleigh.
Friday, September 7th, 1:49pm: Flood Advisory Issued By National Weather Service2018-09-07T13:49:34+00:00

Friday, July 27th, 1:39pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Borough that is in effect on Friday, July 27th, until 10:00pm.  The Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

An approaching front is expected to bring widespread storms to areas north and west of our community.  There is the likelihood that some storms will reach the beaches of New Jersey.  The storms may contain gusty winds, brief heavy downpours, and lightning.

If you are on the beach or any outside area and hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Always follow instructions provided by your beach patrol and always swim in the presence of a lifeguard.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as the water is always deeper than it appears; this puts you and your vehicle at risk.

Take necessary precautions to secure outdoor objects that are prone to gusty winds, including trash cans, umbrellas, and patio furniture.  Contractors should take necessary steps to secure their job sites and prevent trash and debris from impacting neighboring properties.  If you have any power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.

Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on the weather forecast as the Watch may be elevated to other advisories, including a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

Friday, July 27th, 1:39pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service2018-07-27T13:40:38+00:00

Sat, July 21st, 8:05am: Flash Flood Watch Saturday Afternoon/Night, Heavy Rain Expected

The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for our region.  The Watch is in effect on Saturday, July 21stat 2:00pm through late this evening.  The Watch means that there is the possibility of very heavy rainfall in a short period of time which could cause street flooding along barrier island communities.  Two to four inches of rain are in the forecast for Saturday afternoon through the evening.

There is also a risk for strong rip currents in the ocean in southern New Jersey.

A coastal low pressure system will locate itself along our coastline this afternoon and this evening. This system is expected to bring showers, heavy rain, and thunderstorms at times from mid afternoon through Saturday night.  The storm could include strong gusty winds, and rough surf is expected.

Never attempt to drive your vehicle on any street or through any intersection where rainwater has flooded the street.  The water is always deeper than it appears and driving on a flooded street will put you and your vehicle at risk, and cause an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.  Secure any items that are prone to wind events at the shore, including umbrellas, patio furniture, and trash cans; wind gusts may approach 35-40mph.

If you are visiting the shore, please speak with your neighbors about flood prone areas in your neighborhood.  If your neighborhood is prone to street flooding, take necessary precautions to protect your motor vehicles and property.  Managers of construction site should take extra steps to ensure that any heavy rains or gusty winds will not move debris around neighborhoods.

The Borough of Avalon has produced a flood risk map that shows which sections of our community are prone to street flooding during both heavy rain and tidal flooding events. Today’s storm is a rain event. Sections of north end beach blocks and portions of Dune Drive in the business district are prone to flooding during heavy rain events.  The guide suggests areas of our community where your vehicles can be generally safely located during heavy rainfall events.  The Avalon Department of Public Works and Middlesex Water Company are taking the necessary steps with our storm water pumps and storm drains.

Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  We continue to remain in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management shall any further advisories be necessary.

Please pay attentions to all instructions provided by your Beach Patrol; never enter the ocean without a lifeguard present.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch and the Rip Current Risk issued by the National Weather Service.

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 344 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018  FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…  The Flash Flood Watch continues for  * Northeastern Maryland, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania,   southern New Jersey and parts of central New Jersey.   * From 2:00 PM this afternoon through late tonight.   * Heavy rain is expected from this afternoon into this evening.   Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are forecast. Much of the rain   is expected to fall over a period of only a few hours.   * Excessive rainfall in a short amount of time can lead to flash   flooding. Urban areas, locations along small streams and creeks,   and areas of poor drainage are most vulnerable 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

Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 525 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018  HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…  * LOCATIONS…Beaches from Monmouth County, New Jersey southward   along the coastline through Cape May and the Delaware Beaches.  * TIMING…Into this evening.  * RIP CURRENT RISK…High.  * WAVES…Breaking waves building to 3 to 6 feet in the surf   zone.  * SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Very strong rip currents will be life-   threatening to anyone who enters the surf.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  Stay out of the surf today. If you are ever caught in a rip current, relax and float. Do not swim against the current. If you can, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If you are unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.  &&

 

Sat, July 21st, 8:05am: Flash Flood Watch Saturday Afternoon/Night, Heavy Rain Expected2018-07-21T08:07:28+00:00

Friday, July 20th, 6:01pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Saturday Afternoon/Evening, July 21st

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and other communities along the Jersey Shore.  The Watch is in effect from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night, July 21st.  The Watch means that a few inches of rainfall are possible which could cause some street flooding in a very short period of time.

A low pressure system will form just off the coastline of New Jersey on Saturday.  This system may bring showers, thunderstorms with heavy rain, and gusty winds through the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday. Rain may fall very heavy in a short period of time which may cause street flooding throughout our community. There are sections of Avalon where this heavy rainfall may produce widespread street flooding, including the north end beach blocks and along sections of Dune Drive.

Never attempt to drive your car on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. Water is always deeper than it appears to be in the street.  If you live on a street that typically floods during rainstorm events, consider moving your vehicle to another portion of Avalon that is not prone to street flooding during heavy rainfall events.  Coastal flooding is not expected; this storm is expected to produce street flooding from heavy rainfall.

Avalon has produced a flood risk map that shows the areas of our community that may be impacted by heavy rainfall events.  Please use this map as a guide for planning purposes.

 

Follow all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol over the weekend; always swim in the presence of a lifeguard.  Continue to follow the forecast on traditional media outlets.  Avalon may implement a Reverse 911 phone call Saturday morning if the forecast remains the same, or worsens.

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

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 244 PM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

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

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, 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, Gloucester, Mercer, Northwestern   Burlington, Ocean, Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In  Pennsylvania, Berks, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern   Montgomery, Lower Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western   Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night  * Rain…heavy at times…is expected to overspread the area from   south to north Saturday afternoon and evening. Rainfall rates  over one inch per hour are possible.

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to   rapidly rising water 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.

Friday, July 20th, 6:01pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Saturday Afternoon/Evening, July 21st2018-07-20T18:02:47+00:00

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

DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ016>027-PAZ070-071-101>104-
102300-
/O.CON.KPHI.FF.A.0005.180610T2200Z-180611T1200Z/
/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 Service2018-06-10T15:09:59+00:00