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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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Friday, July 27th, 1:44pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for New Jersey Shore

2018-07-27 13:43:34 swahl

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.

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Saturday, July 21st, 8:12am: Flash Flood Watch Saturday 2:00pm Until Late Evening

2018-07-21 08:13:22 swahl

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.

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.  &&

 

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