BREAKING NEWS

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 The coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect.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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Wed, May 4th: Coastal Flood Advisory Posted for Wednesday Evening

2016-05-04 12:27:30 swahl

Flooding

The National Weather Service has posted a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough of Stone Harbor and other coastal communities in our region.  The Advisory is in effect on Wednesday, May 4th, from 6:00-11:00pm.  There is the potential for minor coastal flooding at time of high tide.  Please exercise caution while driving in the community this evening, and never drive on any street that is flooded as it puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake for other vehicles, homes, and businesses.  Please continue to follow the forecast as similar advisories may be posted for Thursday, May 5th.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge shortly before 7:00pm.

Here is the Coastal Flood Advisory posted by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 PM to 11 PM EDT this
evening... 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM to 11 PM EDT this
evening.

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

* Coastal flooding... minor flooding is anticipated around the time
  of this evening's high tide. 

* Timing... high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront
  occurs between 600 PM and 700 PM this evening. High tide on the
  back bays, along Delaware Bay and along Raritan Bay occurs later
  than the high tide on the ocean front. 

* Waves... wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast will
  generally be 4 to 6 feet. Wave heights on Delaware Bay will be
  2 to 3 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.
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Saturday, April 2nd: High Wind Warning Posted By National Weather Service

2016-04-02 11:32:34 swahl

High Wind Warning

The National Weather Service has posted a High Wind Warning for the Borough of Stone Harbor. The warning is in effect at midnight Saturday night and continues through Sunday, April 3rd, at 12 Noon.

A front that is bringing widespread rain to our region will move over our area this afternoon. Following the frontal passage, winds are expected to increase along the Jersey Shore and be very strong overnight Saturday night through Sunday morning. Winds will be out of the west to northwest at 25-35mph with potential gusts to 60mph. These high winds, combined with the saturated ground from the rain on Friday and Saturday, may result in downed trees and tree limbs in some communities. As a result, power outages are possible throughout southern New Jersey.

If you experience a power outage, please contact Atlantic City Electric’s outage number immediately at 1-800-833-7476. You may also view the utility’s outage map at Atlantic City Electric website. Never attempt to drive over, or remove, any downed utility wire.

Here is the text of the High Wind Warning posted by the National Weather Service:

… High Wind Warning in effect from midnight tonight to noon EDT
Sunday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to noon
EDT Sunday. The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds… west to northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing… a rapid increase in the winds is expected overnight and
continuing Sunday, with the strongest winds occurring Sunday
morning. The winds are then expected to diminish quickly late
Sunday afternoon and especially Sunday evening.

* Impacts… downed trees and power lines, potentially resulting in
power outages. Some damage is possible to building structures.
Difficult driving conditions especially for high profile
vehicles on north-south roads due to cross winds, and also on
bridges and other elevated roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected.
Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or
more can lead to property damage.

Secure or store away any items that could be blown around by the
strong winds.

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Thurs, March 3rd: Winter Weather Advisory, Potential for 1-3 Inches of Snow

2016-03-03 11:37:31 swahl

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Borough for the potential of one to three inches of snow. The Advisory is in effect from Thursday, March 3rd at 10:00am until Friday, March 4th at 1:00pm. A storm moving across the country is expected to turn into a low pressure system and bring snow to our region. Depending on where the snow/rain line is, the snow may mix or change to rain during this storm event. The current forecast calls for no major snow accumulations during this storm. Windy weather will accompany the storm. Exercise caution while driving.

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

… Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to
1 PM EST Friday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow… which is in effect from 10 PM this
evening to 1 PM EST Friday.

* Locations… northern and central Delmarva… southern New
Jersey… and Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs in
southeastern Pennsylvania.

* Hazard types… snow.

* Accumulations… snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.

* Timing… snow will begin to move into the region late this
evening and spread over the region through the overnight hours.
Snow is expected to continue through mid morning before tapering
off early Friday afternoon.

* Impacts… the snow will affect the Friday morning commute.
Untreated roads… bridges… and overpasses will be slick by the
start of the morning commute.

* Winds… northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Temperatures… in the mid 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while
driving.

Report snow and ice accumulation to the National Weather Service
by calling our trained spotter line… posting to the NWS Mount
Holly facebook Page… or using twitter @nws_mountholly.

Snowfall and ice accumulation forecast maps in addition to
experimental probabilistic snowfall information for the latest
event are available online at www.Weather.Gov/phi/winter

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