BREAKING NEWS

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 12:43pm: Flood Watch Issued, Tidal Flooding Possible Thurs-Friday

2018-12-19 12:42:59 swahl

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.

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Friday, October 26, 3:28pm: Coastal Flood Watch, Flash Flood Watch Issued

2018-10-26 15:28:20 swahl

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.

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.

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Sunday, Sept. 9th, 7:58am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Evening High Tide

2018-09-09 07:58:57 swahl

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Stone Harbor 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 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 Stone Harbor 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.

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Saturday, Sept. 8th, 6:18pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Stone Harbor

2018-09-08 18:21:32 swahl

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Stone Harbor 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.

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.

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Saturday, September 8th: Coastal Flood Watch Issued for Stone Harbor

2018-09-08 07:53:16 swahl

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for Stone Harbor 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.

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

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