Excessive Heat Watch for Stone Harbor Saturday-Sunday, July 23-24th

2016-07-21 12:01:26 swahl

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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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Mon, July 4th, 3:50pm: Flash Flood Watch for Stone Harbor, Cape May County

2016-07-04 19:48:21 swahl

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Cape May County from Midnight Monday night, July 4th through Tuesday morning, July 5th. The Flash Flood Watch has been issued in advance of a line of rain that will move through our region this evening and during the overnight hours. This line of rain could bring thunderstorms and the potential for an inch or more of rain in a very short period. Please exercise caution while driving tonight. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection. The heaviest rain during this storm event may be on Tuesday after 3:00am, according to the National Weather Service.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch posted for Cape May County:

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:16 PM EDT Jul. 4, 2016 – National Weather Service

… Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from midnight EDT tonight
through Tuesday morning…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Delaware… northeast Maryland… New Jersey and
Pennsylvania… including the following areas… in Delaware…
Kent and New Castle. In northeast Maryland… Cecil… Kent MD
and Queen Annes. In New Jersey… Atlantic… Atlantic coastal
Cape May… Camden… Cape May… coastal Atlantic… Cumberland…
eastern Monmouth… Gloucester… Mercer… Middlesex…
northwestern Burlington… ocean… Salem… southeastern
Burlington and western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania… Berks…
Delaware… eastern Chester… eastern Montgomery… lower
Bucks… Philadelphia… upper Bucks… western Chester and
western Montgomery.

* From midnight EDT tonight through Tuesday morning

* bands of heavy showers and thunderstorms may produce narrow
swaths of very heavy rainfall in a short period of time. This
could lead to excessive short term runoff and flash flooding.
Urban areas and those locations that had flooding last Friday
are more vulnerable to flooding.

* Heaviest rain and associated thunderstorms will most likely
occur between 3 am and 8 am Tuesday.

* There is uncertainty where the heaviest rain will occur later
tonight. For now it appears the region from Coatesville and
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Wilmington and Dover Delaware
through Atlantic City and Cape May New Jersey will see
widespread 1 inch amounts with potential for 3 hour rainfall of
3 to 4 inches in a few locations.

* Impacts… Road closures due to localized excessive short term
rainfall are possible late tonight or early Tuesday morning as
well as a few instances of small stream flooding.

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.

Basement flooding is possible due to heavy rain falling on soils
already saturated from previous storms. If your home has a
history of basement flooding… monitor your sump pump for proper
operation and if possible… direct outside water flow away from
your house

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Friday, July 1st: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted for Stone Harbor, Other Communities

2016-07-01 18:48:25 swahl

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has posted a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Stone Harbor and nearby communities on Friday, July 1st.  The Watch is in effect until 10:00pm.  A front is pushing through the greater Delaware Valley region this afternoon and in advance of the front some thunderstorm cells are developing.  These storms may contain strong winds, heavy downpours, and possibly hail, if they develop throughout the afternoon and early evening.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, please seek shelter immediately especially if you are in an open environment like the beach.  Ponding of water in streets may occur during a thunderstorm event.  Never attempt to drive on a street or through an intersection that is flooded.  If you have any emergency, please dial 911.

Please pay attention to traditional media outlets for this developing weather situation.

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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 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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