BREAKING NEWS

Tues, June 21st, 4:25pm: Tornado Warning Cancelled, Power Outages in Stone Harbor

2016-06-21 20:25:25 swahl

There are scattered power outages reported throughout Cape May County following a severe line of thunderstorms that impacted our region Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service has discontinued the Tornado Warning that was posted for our community. More than 20,000 customers of Atlantic City Electric are without power in Cape May County due to the storms. Atlantic City Electric reports a power outage extending from just south of 60th Street in Avalon south through 117th Street in Stone Harbor. There are also many other outages in the County, including in Middle Township, Lower Township, and in Cape May. On the Seven Mile Beach, slightly more than 1,700 customers are without power following the storms.

You can view the latest outage map provided by Atlantic City Electric at www.atlanticcityelectric.com. You should call in your power outage at 1-800-833-7476; you may also report downed wires on that line as well.

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Tues, June 21st, 3:49pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Stone Harbor, Tornado Warning for Parts of Cape May County

2016-06-21 19:49:46 swahl

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
southwestern Cape May County in southern New Jersey…

* until 415 PM EDT

* at 339 PM EDT… a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
tornado was located over Green Creek… or 8 miles north of Cape
May… moving east at 45 mph.

Hazard… tornado.

Source… radar indicated rotation.

Impact… flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs… windows… and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near…
Stone Harbor around 345 PM EDT.
Avalon around 350 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Whitesboro-Burleigh… Erma… West Wildwood and Villas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Take cover now! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors… in
a Mobile home… or in a vehicle… move to the closest substantial
shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

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Tuesday, June 21st: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 9:00pm

2016-06-21 17:18:29 swahl

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has posted a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Stone Harbor and surrounding communities for Tuesday, June 21st, until 9:00pm. This Watch may result in a Warning being issued by the Service later in the day or early this evening.

Severe thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage throughout our region. There is the potential for strong gusty winds approaching 70mph and for hail to develop in these storms. If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately especially if you are in an open area on the beach, in a boat, etc. The Watch remains in effect for all of southern New Jersey, including coastal areas at the beaches.

Please continue to monitor traditional weather forecasts for updates throughout the afternoon and early evening.

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Thurs, May 5th, 4:00pm: Coastal Flood Warning Now Posted for Stone Harbor

2016-05-05 20:02:15 swahl

The National Weather Service has posted a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Stone Harbor and nearby coastal communities.  The Warning is in effect from Thursday afternoon, May 5th through Saturday morning, May 7th, at 1:00am.  There is the potential for coastal flooding in our community during the upcoming high tide events.

An area of low pressure will move over our region before the weekend that is  expected to bring some rain to the region from Thursday evening through the day on Friday.  This low pressure system is also expected to bring some coastal flooding during times of high tide.  Sections of our community that typically experience coastal flooding during storm events will likely experience some level of flooding during these high tides.

During this Coastal Flood Warning event, high tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City on the following days, and times:

Thursday, May 5th:  7:47pm

Friday, May 6th:  8:14am, 8:48pm

Saturday, May 7th:  9:06am

Please exercise while driving during this Coastal Flood Warning event.  Never attempt to drive your vehicle on any flooded street, or through a flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Driving on a flooded street also creates an unnecessary wake that can damage homes, businesses, and other vehicles.  Please continue to pay attention to traditional media outlets for updates on this coastal flooding event.

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

Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 1 am
EDT Saturday... 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Warning... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 1 am
EDT Saturday. The coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect.

* Location... Delaware beaches... New Jersey shore... Delaware
  Bay... and the southern shore of the Raritan Bay.

* Coastal flooding... moderate tidal flooding is possible with the
  high tides Thursday evening and Friday evening. Minor coastal
  flooding is expected with the high tide on Friday morning.

* Timing... high tide on the oceanfront occurs between 7 and 9 PM
  EDT this evening. Friday morning high tide will occur on the
  ocean front between 7 and 9 am EDT. On Friday evening... high
  tide is expected along the oceanfront between 730 and 930 PM
  EDT. High tide on the back bays can occur up to 5 hours later
  than high tide on the ocean front.

* Surge... near 1.5 feet above the astronomical tide.

* Waves... wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast will be 5
  to 8 feet. Wave heights on Delaware Bay will be 2 to 5 feet.

* Impacts... widespread roadway flooding is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

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

Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be
deeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself in
danger and your vehicle may be damaged... leading to costly
repairs.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your
County please visit www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides


Forecast               time of         predicted
location               high Tide       Water level

Sandy Hook             735 PM Thu      7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW 
New Jersey             803 am Fri      7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
(sandy hook bay)       825 PM Fri      near 8.0 feet MLLW
   
Seaside Heights        705 PM Thu      near 7.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey             733 am Fri      6.0 to 6.5 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)           755 PM Fri      7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
   
Atlantic City          713 PM Thu      near 7.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey             740 am Fri      6.0 to 6.5 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)           804 PM Fri      7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
   
Cape May               747 PM Thu      7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey             814 am Fri      7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)           838 PM Fri      near 8.0 feet MLLW
   
Lewes                  826 PM Thu      near 7.0 feet MLLW
Delaware               855 am Fri      6.0 to 6.5 feet MLLW
(delaware bay)         918 PM Fri      7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
   
Rehoboth Beach         729 PM Thu      near 7.0 feet MLLW
Delaware               755 am Fri      6.0 to 6.5 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)           822 PM Fri      7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
   
high tide on the back bays... along the Delaware Bay... and along
the Raritan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the
oceanfront.
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Thurs, May 5th: Coastal Flood Advisory for Stone Harbor, Other Shore Resorts Tonight

2016-05-05 12:11:40 swahl

Flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough of Stone Harbor for the evening of Thursday, May 5th, 2016.  The Advisory is in effect for this evening’s high tide which will occur at 7:47pm at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City.  Minor coastal flooding is expected at time of high tide.  It is possible that minor coastal flooding may impact some local flood-prone streets in the community.  Please exercise caution while driving this evening, and never attempt to drive on any street or through any intersection that is flooded.  This puts you, your vehicle and first responders at risk.

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

... Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to
midnight EDT tonight... 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to
midnight EDT tonight.

* Location... coastal areas of New Jersey coast and areas along Delaware
  Bay.

* Coastal flooding... minor flooding is anticipated around the time
  of this evenings high tide, probably more extensive than what
  occurred Wednesday evening. 

* Timing... high tide along the ocean front occurs generally between
  630 PM and 730 PM but occurs later on the back bays and along
  Delaware Bay.

* Surge... around 1 to 1.5 feet above the astronomical tide this evening.

* Waves... wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast generally
  5 to 8 feet. Waves on the New Jersey side of Delaware Bay around
  2 feet.

* Impacts... localized roadway flooding is anticipated. Some roads
  may be closed due to high water.


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.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your
County please go to www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides
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