BREAKING NEWS

Friday, August 18th, 7:58pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Stone Harbor, all of County

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Stone Harbor and all of Cape May County.  The Warning is in effect until 8:45pm.  The Service anticipates heavy rain, strong gusty winds, lightning, and the potential for hail during this storm.  Seek shelter immediately and do not drive on flooded streets.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  Streets may be flooded with rain water in a very short period of time due to this storm event.

Here is the text of the Warning from the National Weather Service:

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued: 7:49 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  Atlantic County in southern New Jersey... 
  eastern Cumberland County in southern New Jersey... 
  southeastern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey... 
  Cape May County in southern New Jersey... 

* until 845 PM EDT

* at 749 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from Buena to near Bivalve, moving east at 20 mph.

  Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. 

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... expect damage to trees and power lines. 

* Locations impacted include... 
  Vineland, Atlantic City, Millville, Ocean City, Cumberland,
  Pleasantville, Somers Point, Ventnor City, Brigantine, Northfield,
  Absecon, Margate City, Buena, Egg Harbor City, North Wildwood,
  Laurel Lake, Weymouth, Woodbine, Sea Isle City and Estell Manor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the
basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.

In addition to large hail and damaging winds... frequent cloud to
ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors
immediately. Remember... if you can hear thunder... you are close
enough to be struck by lightning.
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Monday, August 7th, 5:00pm: Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for all of Cape May County and portions of our region due to the rain that has fallen on our region today. There is still the chance of some additional rain and thunderstorms that could produce additional rainfall. The Flood Warning is now in effect until 8:15pm on Monday, August 7th.

Today’s rainstorm has brought up to six inches of rain in some parts of southern New Jersey north and west of Stone Harbor. The storm will depart our area later tonight but additional rain may fall in South Jersey and at shore locations.

Please be aware that street flooding is possible due to the ground saturation and the possibility that a good amount of rain may fall in a short period of time. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through a flooded intersection. If you have any emergency, dial 911. If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.

Here is the text of the Flood Warning issued Monday, August 7th, at 4:24pm from the National Weather Service:

Areal Flood Warning

Issued: 4:24 PM EDT Aug. 7, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Atlantic County in southern New Jersey…
eastern Cumberland County in southern New Jersey…
south central Ocean County in southern New Jersey…
southeastern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey…
Cape May County in southern New Jersey…
southeastern Burlington County in southern New Jersey…

* until 815 PM EDT

* at 422 PM EDT, local law officials reported flooding in Cape May
and Wildwood. Flooding was also reported on Route 47 in Buena. Up
to six inches of rain have already fallen. Although the heaviest
rain has ended, flooding is still expected into the evening.

* Some locations that could experience flooding include…
Vineland, Atlantic City, Millville, Ocean City, Cape May,
Cumberland, Pleasantville, Somers Point, Ventnor City, Brigantine,
Northfield, Absecon, Margate City, Buena, Egg Harbor City, North
Wildwood, Laurel Lake, Tuckerton, Wildwood Crest and Weymouth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

 

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Fri, July 28th, 11:26am: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for the Borough of Stone Harbor and surrounding communities on Friday, July 28th.  The Watch is in effect through Saturday afternoon.  The Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rainfall in potentially a short period of time as a storm approaches our region.

The heaviest rain from this storm is forecast for the late evening and overnight hours into Saturday, July 29th.  During this storm, there could be a few inches of rain falling in a short period of time which could flood local streets and make driving difficult or impossible in some sections of our community.  You are advised to never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection.  This puts you and your vehicle at risk, and first responders may not be able to assist you if your vehicle stalls on a flooded street.  Driving on a flooded street also creates an unnecessary wake that can damage both private and public property.

If you have any emergency, please dial 911.  You may receive updates on this storm event on Stone Harbor’s emergency management website, www.stoneharboremergency.com,  and through traditional media outlets.

It is possible that the National Weather Service may elevate this Watch to a Warning later today or overnight, and may issue other advisories.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued on Friday, July 28th, 2017 from the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

Issued: 9:20 AM EDT Jul. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 2 PM EDT this
afternoon through Saturday afternoon…

The Flash Flood Watch continues 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,
and western Chester.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Saturday afternoon

* showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to
develop across Delmarva this afternoon before expanding
northeastward into southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New
Jersey this evening. Additional waves of showers and
thunderstorms with heavy rain will then continue to impact the
area tonight through Saturday morning. Rainfall amounts during
this time will generally range from 2 to 4 inches. However,
training of thunderstorms may lead to isolated higher amounts in
excess of 6 inches, especially south of the Mason-Dixon line.

* Torrential rain falling in a short period of time will result
in rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in
areas of poor drainage. Significant roadway flooding may
occur. Locations in far southeastern Pennsylvania, southern
New Jersey, northeastern Maryland and Delaware that were just
affected by heavy rain since last weekend will be particularly
vulnerable to flash 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.

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Fri, July 14, 2:45pm: Flash Flood Watch/Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Stone Harbor

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Stone Harbor and surrounding communities for Friday, July 14th, until 9:00pm.  It is possible our region will experience storms with frequent lightning, gusty winds, and brief periods of heavy rainfall.  If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  Never drive on any street that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you experience a power outage, please call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  Please follow traditional media outlets for updates on the forecast shall they become necessary.

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

... Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening... 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeastern Pennsylvania,
  southern New Jersey, eastern Maryland and Delaware.

* Until midnight EDT tonight.

* Showers and thunderstorms that develop this afternoon will
  contain torrential downpours. There is a potential for some
  locations to see multiple rounds of storms through this evening.
  Some locations could receive rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches
  in just a short period, which could produce flash flooding.
 
* Flash flooding of creeks, streams and roadways will be possible,
  especially in urban and poor drainage areas. Additionally, areas
  in Berks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania and in far
  southern New Jersey that received heavy rainfall since yesterday
  afternoon will be susceptible to flash 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.
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Monday, March 13th, 7:24am: Flood/Wind Warnings, Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Stone Harbor

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The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, a Winter Weather Advisory, and a High Wind Warning on Monday, March 13th in advance of the approaching nor’easter winter storm. The storm is expected to bring moderate coastal flooding and wind gusts of 60mph to our region late Monday night through Tuesday, along with a mixture of rain and snow.

The storm will produce significant snowfall about 30 miles north and west of us and further, with a foot of snow possible north of the Interstate 95 corridor.

The snow and rain mixture is expected to move into our area this evening and continue through most of the day on Tuesday, with additional snow and rain showers possible on Wednesday. It is unlikely that we will experience a large accumulating snowfall, but some accumulation is possible at times during the storm which could make driving hazardous. The snow may be accompanied by strong winds which will reduce visibility. Now is a good time to secure any outdoor objects that may be subject to strong winds, including patio furniture and trash cans. Contractors are asked to secure their work sites before the storm arrives.

Moderate coastal flooding is expected at time of high tide on Tuesday morning. It may occur for several hours around the time of high tide. Please exercise caution while driving during high tide and during this storm event. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through a flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage property. If you live in an area that typically floods during storm events, consider moving your vehicle to another part of the island in advance of high tide.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur Monday at 9:49pm; Tuesday at 10:03am and again at 10:27pm; and Wednesday at 10:41am and 11:05pm. During this storm event, local police may close the bridge due to unsafe conditions from wave over wash.

Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on this storm. We remain in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for updates on this storm and how it will impact our region.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning, the Winter Weather Advisory, and the High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 5:01 AM EDT Mar. 13, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 8 PM this
evening to 6 PM EDT Tuesday…

* locations… portions of southeast New Jersey.

* Hazard types… snow.

* Accumulations… snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.

* Timing… snow begins Monday evening, becoming moderate at
times late Monday night through midday Tuesday. Snow will
diminish by late Tuesday evening.

* Impacts… the snow will lead to slippery roads. Strong winds
will lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility, and power
outages.

* Winds… northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Temperatures… from the upper 20s to mid 30s.

* Visibilities… one half mile or less at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow… sleet… or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery 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.

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
Coastal Flood Warning
Issued: 4:03 AM EDT Mar. 13, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 7 am to 3 PM EDT
Tuesday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Warning, which is in effect from 7 am to 3 PM EDT Tuesday.
The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* Location… coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware… including
lower Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flooding… moderate flooding is expected with the
Tuesday morning high tide.

* Timing… flooding is anticipated to occur for several hours
around the time of high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and
Delaware oceanfront occurs between 9:15 and 10:15 am Tuesday.
High tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along
Raritan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge… around 2 to 3 feet above the astronomical tide.

* Waves… 1 foot or less.

* Impacts… numerous roadways are expected to flood with many
roads becoming impassable. Minor to moderate property damage
is possible. Wave action is forecast to result in significant
beach erosion.

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 9:51 am Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(sandy hook bay)

Seaside Heights 9:21 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Atlantic City 9:30 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Cape May 10:04 am Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Lewes 10:44 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
Delaware
(delaware bay)

Rehoboth Beach 9:49 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
Delaware
(oceanfront)

High tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along Raritan
Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.
High Wind Warning
Issued: 4:06 AM EDT Mar. 13, 2017 – National Weather Service

… High Wind Warning in effect from 6 am to 6 PM EDT Tuesday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 6 am to 6 PM EDT Tuesday.
The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations… coastal southern New Jersey.

* Winds… north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing… winds will increase early Tuesday morning and peak
between mid morning and early afternoon, before diminishing
late Tuesday afternoon.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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

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