BREAKING NEWS

Thursday, July 28th, 6:30pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Stone Harbor

2016-07-28 22:31:07 swahl

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

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

* until 715 PM EDT

* at 611 PM EDT… a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles northwest
of North Cape May… or 12 miles northwest of Cape May… moving east
at 25 mph.

Hazard… 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

Source… radar indicated.

Impact… expect damage to roofs… siding… and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Cape May… North Wildwood… Wildwood Crest… Avalon…
West Cape May… Stone Harbor… Rio Grande… Cape May Court House…
Scotch Bonnet… Diamond beach… Green Creek… North Cape May…
Villas… West Wildwood… Erma and Whitesboro-Burleigh.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. Although a
tornado is not immediately likely… if one is spotted… act quickly
and move to a place of safety inside a sturdy structure such as a
basement or small interior room.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm… and
the storm will affect the beaches. For your safety… immediately move
off the beach and seek shelter indoors.
Lat… Lon 3892 7497 3893 7500 3912 7494 3915 7492
3909 7470 3891 7486
time… Mot… loc 2211z 284deg 20kt 3903 7509

Hail… 0.75in
wind… 60mph

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Thurs, July 28th, 1:55pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until Midnight, Flash Flood Watch Continues

2016-07-28 17:54:19 swahl

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Stone Harbor and nearby shore communities for Thursday, July 28th, until 12 Midnight.   A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect through Friday evening.  The potential exists for heavy thunderstorm to impact our region anytime through Friday evening.  These storms could produce significant rainfall and flooding of local streets and intersections.   If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as it puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you lose electricity during any storm event, please report your outage to Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  Please continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast over the next 36 hours.

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

Flash Flood Watch now in effect from 2 PM EDT this afternoon
through Friday evening... 

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect 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 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Friday evening

* scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this
  afternoon in the Delmarva and expand northward into southeastern
  Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey through this evening. Some
  of the thunderstorms will contain torrential rainfall and
  result in a localized flash flood threat. Showers will become
  more widespread late tonight into Friday and contain embedded
  thunderstorms that could produce additional heavy rainfall over
  the area.

* The axis of heaviest rain still remains uncertain. However, the
  potential for localized rainfall amounts of 2 or more inches in
  one hour will bring the risk for flash flooding particularly in
  urban areas. Isolated rainfall amounts of 4 inches or more are
  possible during this event where storms move repeatedly over
  the same area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.
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Thurs, July 28th: Flash Flood Watch Posted, Severe Thunderstorms Possible Through Friday Evening

2016-07-28 12:29:25 swahl

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for Stone Harbor and Cape May County.  The Watch is in effect for Thursday evening, July 28th through Friday evening, July 29th.  A front is expected to bring occasional showers and thunderstorms to the region anytime between Thursday evening and Friday evening.  These storms have the potential to produce drenching rains, lightning, and strong gusty winds.  If these storms develop, there could be some flooding of local streets to heavy rainfall in a short period of time.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Observe all instructions provided by the Beach Patrol.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch posted by the National Weather Service:

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
354 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016


...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF DELAWARE...NORTHEAST MARYLAND...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 NEW JERSEY...ATLANTIC...ATLANTIC
  COASTAL CAPE MAY...CAMDEN...CAPE MAY...COASTAL ATLANTIC...
  COASTAL OCEAN...CUMBERLAND...EASTERN MONMOUTH...GLOUCESTER...
  HUNTERDON...MERCER...MIDDLESEX...NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON...
  OCEAN...SALEM...SOMERSET...SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON AND WESTERN
  MONMOUTH. IN SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...DELAWARE...EASTERN
  CHESTER...EASTERN MONTGOMERY...LOWER BUCKS...PHILADELPHIA...
  UPPER BUCKS...WESTERN CHESTER AND WESTERN MONTGOMERY.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR
  TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY CONTAIN
  TORRENTIAL RAINFALL AND RESULT IN A LOCALIZED FLASH FLOOD
  THREAT.

* THE AXIS OF HEAVIEST RAIN REMAINS UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.
  HOWEVER...THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 OR
  MORE INCHES IN ONE HOUR WILL BRING THE RISK FOR FLASH FLOODING
  PARTICULARLY IN URBAN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
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Excessive Heat Watch for Stone Harbor Saturday-Sunday, July 23-24th

2016-07-21 12:01:26 swahl

Heat Wave graphic

Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 3:34 AM EDT Jul. 21, 2016 – National Weather Service
... Excessive heat watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Sunday afternoon... 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued an
excessive heat watch... which is in effect from Saturday morning
through Sunday afternoon.

* Temperatures... highs each day will be in the mid and upper 90s.

* Heat index values... maximum heat index values are expected to
  range from 100 to 105 degrees each afternoon.

* Outlook... Monday has the potential to be just as hot as Saturday
  and Sunday. This watch may need to be extended as we get closer.

* Impacts... the excessive heat will create hazardous conditions. 
  The potential for heat related health issues will be high...  
  especially for the elderly and for those in poor health.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay
in an air-conditioned room... stay out of the sun... and check up
on relatives and neighbors.
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Monday, July 18th, 2:03pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted for Stone Harbor, Jersey Shore

2016-07-18 18:03:20 swahl

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has posted a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Stone Harbor and other coastal communities in our region.  The Watch is in effect on Monday, July 18th, until 8:00pm.

A front continues to push towards the Jersey Shore throughout the afternoon hours on Monday.  In advance of the front, showers and thunderstorms are developing.  If a storm develops, it is possible that the Watch will transition to a Warning.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately especially if you are in an open area like a beach or a boardwalk.  If storms develop, they could include gusty winds and small hail.

Please continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to today’s weather forecast.

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