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Monday, April 16th, 6:55am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued, Storm Front to Arrive

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The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Jersey Shore for Monday, April 16thuntil 1:00pm.  There is a chance of minor to moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide which occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 8:59am today.

An approaching front will bring heavy rain, strong winds, and the potential for thunderstorms this morning.  This could exacerbate this morning’s high tide.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

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 549 AM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018

Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Southeastern Burlington- 549 AM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect until 1 PM EDT this afternoon. The Coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Southern New Jersey and Delaware   Bay.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor to moderate flooding around the time   of high tide this morning.

* TIMING…High tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between   8:00 AM to 9:00 AM this morning. High tide on the back bays  occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…2 to 3 feet above the astronomical tide.

* WAVES…7 to 12 feet on the Atlantic coastal waters, and 3 to   5 feet on Delaware Bay.

* IMPACTS…Roadway flooding is expected and some roads may be   closed due to high water. In addition, heavy rain could further  exacerbate impacts.

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.

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Wed, March 21st, 7:16am: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning for Stone Harbor

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The National Weather Service has continued both the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough. The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Thursday, March 22nd at 2:00am while the Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until Thursday, March 22nd at 5:00am.

The snowfall totals for the Jersey Shore have been reduced by the National Weather Service. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected with an accumulation of between two to five inches of snow, with local ice and a light glaze expected on streets and sidewalks. The wintry mix is expected to change to all snow during the mid afternoon hours on Wednesday. Driving conditions are anticipated to be difficult Wednesday evening.

Minor coastal flooding is expected at time of high tide this morning, with the potential for moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide this evening. High tide will occur Wednesday at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 11:25am, and again at 11:47pm. Please exercise caution while driving and never drive on a flooded street. The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge has been closed during this storm event due to unsafe conditions on the approach road.

If you have an emergency, dial 911. If you have a power outage, call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. We continue to be in contact with the National Weather Service and with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding this storm event. Continue to monitor this forecast on traditional media outlets.

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

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 410 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018 …Major Coastal Storm to Impact the Region Through Tonight… .Low pressure will consolidate into an intense Nor`easter just east of the Mid-Atlantic coast today, then track southeast of Nantucket Island late tonight. Unnecessary travel especially in most of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania this afternoon and evening is strongly discouraged!

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow   accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and local ice accumulations of a   light glaze are expected.

* WHERE…Far southeast New Jersey, and southern Delaware. * WHEN…Until 2 AM EDT Thursday. A wintry mix and areas of plain   rain changes to snow late this morning and this afternoon, with   a period of heavy snow expected during this afternoon when   snowfall rates of an inch per hour is anticipated. The snow   then tapers off later this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,   especially during this evenings commute. Tree branches could   fall due to wind gusts up to 40 mph, potentially leading to   power outages. Be prepared for significant reductions in   visibility at times. Once snowfall rates reach or exceed one   inch per hour, it becomes difficult for road crews to keep up   due to rapid accumulations.

Coastal Flood Warning

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland   County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in   Delaware.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor to moderate flooding is forecast with   today`s high tide. Moderate flooding is expected with the high   tide tonight.

* TIMING…Flooding may occur for a few hours around the time of   high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront   occurs between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM today, and between 11:00 PM   and midnight tonight. High tide on the back bays and on   Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…Around 2.5 to 3.0 feet today and tonight.

* WAVES…Around 10 to 16 feet off the coast today, and around 6   to 12 feet tonight. * IMPACTS…Numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate   property damage is possible along tidal waterways. The tide and   wave action is expected to result in moderate beach erosion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate tidal flooding is expected. 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. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.

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Tues, March 20th, 5:15pm: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning Continue; Snow Expected Wednesday

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The National Weather Service has continued the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough through Wednesday evening, March 21st. The storm is expected to drop a few to several inches of snow on our region on Wednesday, and is anticipated to cause minor to moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide, especially during the two high tide cycles on Wednesday.

The winter storm has moved into our region with largely rain and wind along our coastline on Tuesday evening. There is expected to be a gradual transition to sleet and snow during the overnight and morning hours on Wednesday with a largely all-snow event Wednesday afternoon, into the evening hours. This snowfall is expected to make driving difficult Wednesday and Wednesday evening.

Minor coastal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide Tuesday evening, at 11:01pm. Moderate coastal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide on Wednesday at 11:25am and again at 11:47pm. The Wednesday morning high tide may produce the most severe coastal flooding during this storm event. Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded; flooding on streets may be obstructed due to snow. If you live on a street that typically experiences flooding during coastal storms, consider moving your vehicle into your driveway or to another part of our community that typically does not flood.

Never attempt to move or drive over any utility wire. If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Borough continues to remain in communication with the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management, and the New Jersey State Police. Continue to monitor updates in our community on this website, and continue to monitor updated weather forecasts from the National Weather Service on traditional media outlets.

Here is the text of the various warnings issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 356 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018 …Major Coastal Storm to Affect the Region Through Wednesday Night… .A pair of low pressure systems to our south today will consolidate into an intense nor`easter just east of the mid-Atlantic coast on Wednesday, then pass southeast of Nantucket Island late Wednesday night. Unnecessary travel in most of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon and evening is strongly discouraged!

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow   accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 12   inches, and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE…Portions of southeastern New Jersey, Maryland`s lower   eastern shore, central and southern Delaware.

* WHEN…From 6 AM Wednesday to 2 AM EDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Tree branches   could fall with widespread power outages possible Wednesday   afternoon. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility   at times with snowfall rates approaching an inch an hour for a   time. Glazing may begin toward dawn Wednesday away from the   coast. Uncertainty exists regarding maximum storm total snow   over 6 inches. Thundersnow is possible late morning and afternoon.

Coastal Flood Warning

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland   County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in   Delaware.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is forecast with tonight`s   high tide. Moderate flooding is expected with the high tides on   Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* TIMING…Flooding may occur for a few hours around the time of   high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront   occurs between 10:15 PM and 11:15 PM tonight, between 10:30 AM   and 11:30 AM on Wednesday, and between 11:00 PM and midnight on   Wednesday night. High tide on the back bays and on Delaware Bay   occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…Around 1.5 to 2.0 feet tonight, and around 2.5 to 3.0   feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* WAVES…Around 12 to 18 feet off the coast tonight, around 10   to 15 feet on Wednesday, and around 6 to 10 feet on Wednesday   night. * IMPACTS…Numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate   property damage is possible. The tide and wave action is   expected to result in moderate beach erosion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate tidal flooding is 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. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.

 

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Tues, March 20th, 7:21am: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Stone Harbor

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, a Coastal Flood Warning, and a Wind Advisory for the Borough. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Tuesday, March 20th from 6:00pm until Thursday, March 22nd, at 2:00am; the Coastal Flood Warning is in effect from Tuesday, March 20th at 8:00pm through Thursday, March 22nd, at 5:00am; and the Wind Advisory is in effect on Tuesday, March 20th until 6:00pm.

Two winter storms will combine into one storm and create a nor’easter that will be adjacent to the New Jersey coastline. The storm event is expected to produce several inches of snow for our region, windy conditions, as well as moderate coastal flooding during the two high tide events on Wednesday, and the potential for minor coastal flooding this evening.

Travel is expected to be difficult during this storm event as most of the snow is expected to occur on Wednesday afternoon into the evening hours. Snow on the roadways may also make it more difficult to drive during high tide on flood prone streets as the snow may cover some of the street flooding.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle city will occur Tuesday at 10:42am and again at 11:01pm; on Wednesday at 11:25am, and again at 11:47pm; and on Thursday at 12:14pm. Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. If you live on a flood prone street in our community move your vehicle onto your driveway or consider moving your vehicle to another section of our Borough that typically does not flood, especially during the high tide events on Wednesday. It is possible the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge may need to be closed due to unsafe conditions on the approach roads.

Now is the time to secure outdoor objects that are prone to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture. Contractors should secure all construction sites. If you have a power outage during the storm, please contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. Never attempt to pick up or drive over any utility wires. If you have an emergency, dial 911.

The Borough will remain in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management, the New Jersey State Police, and the National Weather Service for the duration of this storm event. Continue to follow updates from traditional media outlets, and on this web page for community updates.

Here is the text of the warnings and advisory issued on Tuesday, March 20th from the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 441 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018 …A Major Coastal Storm with Significant Impacts… .A pair of low pressure systems today will consolidate into one major Nor`easter later tonight and Wednesday. This is expected to bring significant impacts to our region, starting with areas of mixed precipitation today and tonight, then significant snowfall during Wednesday. Consideration should be given to no unnecessary travel Wednesday afternoon and evening when the heaviest snow with hourly accumulation rates of 1 to 3 inches should occur

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow   accumulations of 4 to 10 inches, and ice accumulations of a   light glaze are possible.

* WHERE…Portions of southern New Jersey, northeast Maryland  and central and southern Delaware.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 2 AM EDT Thursday. Rain   develops northward this morning and mixes with wet snow and   sleet for some areas through tonight, then changes to all snow   Wednesday morning and becomes heavy at times. The snow tapers   off Wednesday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,   including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Significant   reductions in visibility are possible. Northeast to north winds   will gust 30 to 45 mph while snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches   per hour develop midday Wednesday. Widespread power outages may   develop Wednesday afternoon and evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Coastal Flood Warning

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM EDT THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from 8:00 PM this evening until 5:00 AM Thursday. The Coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland   County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in   Delaware.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is forecast with tonight`s   high tide. Moderate flooding is expected with the high tides on   Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* TIMING…Flooding may occur for a few hours around the time of   high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront   occurs between 10:15 PM and 11:15 PM tonight, between 10:30 AM   and 11:30 AM on Wednesday, and between 11:00 PM and midnight on   Wednesday night. High tide on the back bays and on Delaware Bay   occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront. * SURGE…Around 1.5 to 2.0 feet tonight, and around 2.5 to 3.0   feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* WAVES…Around 12 to 18 feet off the coast tonight and   Wednesday, and around 6 to 12 feet on Wednesday night.

* IMPACTS…Numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate   property damage is possible. The tide and wave action is   expected to result in moderate beach erosion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate tidal flooding is 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.

Wind Advisory

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

* WINDS…Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* TIMING…Winds increase this morning and remain gusty into early   this evening.

* IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power   lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that very windy conditions are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult…especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Light-weight outdoor objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.

 

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Mon, March 19th, 5:02pm: Winter Storm Watch, Coastal Flood Watch Issued for Stone Harbor

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch, and a Coastal Flood Watch in advance of an approaching winter storm that has the potential to put accumulating snowfall on our Borough, as well as the risk of minor to moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide. The Winter Storm Watch is in effect on Wednesday, March 21st from 6:00am until 11:00pm; the Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Tuesday, March 20th at 8:00pm until Thursday, March 22nd, at 5:00am.

An approaching storm is expected to bring rain and windy conditions to our region Tuesday and Tuesday night. On Wednesday, there will be a gradual changeover to potentially all snowfall during the afternoon hours with another two to four inches of snow possible before midnight. These weather conditions, combined with the potential for flooding, will make driving hazardous and at times difficult, especially Wednesday and Wednesday night.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur on Tuesday at 10:42am, and again at 11:01pm; on Wednesday at 11:25am and again at 11:47pm; and on Thursday at 12:14pm. As of Monday, March 19th the tides of particular concern appear to be the nighttime tides on both Tuesday and Wednesday, along with the daytime high tide on Wednesday.

Exercise caution while driving during this storm event. If you have any interruption in electrical service, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. If you have any emergency, dial 911. It is possible that local police may have to close the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to unsafe conditions. Never attempt to drive on any street that has flooding as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. Please understand that snow conditions may shield potential flooding from view, especially during the evening hours. If you live on a street that frequently floods during moderate coastal flooding, consider moving your vehicle off the street or to another location on the island that is not subject to flooding. Secure objects subject to strong winds, including construction sites.

The Borough continues to be in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and with the National Weather Service. Continue to follow this web page for additional information, and continue to monitor the updates on the forecast through traditional media outlets.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Watch and the Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Watch

COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT… The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday evening through late Wednesday night.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of southeastern Burlington County,   Atlantic County and Cape May County.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is possible with Tuesday   night`s high tide. Moderate flooding is possible with the high   tides on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* TIMING…Flooding may occur for a few hours around the time of   high tide. High tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between   10:15 PM and 11:15 PM on Tuesday, between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM   on Wednesday, and between 11:00 PM and midnight on Wednesday   night. High tide on the back bays and along Delaware Bay occurs   later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…Around 1.5 to 2.0 feet on Tuesday night, and around 2.5   to 3.0 feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night. * WAVES…Around 12 to 18 feet off the coast on Tuesday night and   Wednesday, and around 8 to 12 feet on Wednesday night.

* IMPACTS…Numerous roadways may flood and minor to moderate   property damage is possible. The tide and wave action could   result in moderate beach erosion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of moderate coastal flooding. 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.

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 336 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018  …A dangerous storm threatens heavy accumulations of wind driven sleet and snow which may cause widespread power outages and make travel very difficult at times… .A pair of back to back noreaster`s Tuesday and Wednesday mornings will merge into a single intense storm off the mid Atlantic coast by Wednesday afternoon and then head for Nantucket Island early Thursday. Travel plans will be substantially altered by Wednesday. Consideration should be given to no unnecessary travel Wednesday afternoon and evening when the heaviest snow with 1 to 3 inch per hour accumulation rates should occur.   …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING… * WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow   accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, with localized amounts up to   10 inches, and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible.  * WHERE…Portions of southern New Jersey, northeast Maryland   and central and southern Delaware.  * WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.  * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,   including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Significant   reductions in visibility are possible. Northeast to north winds   will gust 25 to 35 mph while snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per   hour develop midday Wednesday. Widespread power outages may   develop Wednesday afternoon and evening.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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