The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Thursday June 8 for Atlantic and Cape May Counties. A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors. For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/
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Please review the graphics below provided by the Nation Weather Service as they relate to winter Storm Elliott. Coastal flooding is expected in low lying areas and areas prone flooding. It is anticipated that we could see 1 to 1.5′ of water in streets back by the bay. The major concern is high tide occurring Friday morning at 8:00 AM. Residents that live in low lying areas or areas prone to flooding should consider moving their vehicles to higher ground.
Wind gust tonight of 50-55mph are also anticipated.
The coastal flood warning remains in effect until 9:00pm this evening. The National Weather Service warns that widespread roadway flooding in low-lying areas may occur. Flooding will be similar to Monday with the afternoon high tide in the back bay occurring at 4:03pm. All Stone Harbor residents in flood prone areas should move their vehicles to higher ground. We encourage residents to not drive through flooded streets for their safety and the safety of surrounding homes and businesses.
For emergencies call 911.
Stone Harbor – Office of Emergency Management
1:30pm Monday October 3, 2022
A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 9:00 pm tomorrow. High to moderate flooding is forecasted today and tomorrow afternoon. Monday afternoon’s back bay high tide is 3:15pm and Tuesday afternoon’s back bay high tide is at 4:26pm. Flooding frequently occurs several hours after the actual time of high tide. All Stone Harbor residents in flood prone areas should move their vehicles to higher ground. We encourage residents to not drive through flooded streets for their safety and the safety or our property and business owners.
From the US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly:
Coastal Flooding: Moderate coastal flooding with Monday and Tuesday afternoon’s high tides. Some structural damage may occur and widespread roadway flooding is possible. Impacts may linger longer on back bays.
Marine: The Gale Warning has been extended for the ocean waters of New Jersey and Delaware through Tuesday evening. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Delaware Bay through Tuesday afternoon. Gusts up to 45 knots are expected with seas up to 15 feet.
Winds: Winds will decrease a little bit today. Gusts up to 40 mph are expected near the coast with up to 25 mph for inland locations. A wind advisory is in effect for counties along the coast through this evening.
Rain: More rain will continue through Wednesday night. The rain graphic has our expected additional amounts from now through then. We don’t expect any widespread flooding at this time, though rain could exacerbate coastal flooding effects.
For emergencies call 911.
Stone Harbor – Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
1:00pm Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Stone Harbor from 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 through 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.
There are significant updates Sunday morning courtesy of the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. A Wind Advisory remains in effect from Sunday at 2:00pm through Monday at 4:00am. Two to three inches of rain are expected to fall along the New Jersey coastline, with possibly higher amounts. A Storm Warning for offshore interests is in effect. A High Surf Advisory remains in effect. Do not enter the surf for any reason at any time.
Water levels are predicted to crest in the hours around high tide on the bay side at the following times:
- 1:36 p.m. Sunday:
- 2:11 a.m. Monday:
- 2:50 p.m. Monday:
- 3:32 a.m. Tuesday:
- 4:03 p.m. Tuesday:
These predictions reflect an increase to what had been forecast earlier this weekend. Sunday’s tide prediction is categorized as “moderate,” and Monday’s approaches “major”.
Residents should be prepared to limit travel and to move vehicles to safe places well in advance of these high tides.
Residents should secure loose items outdoors in yards and on decks.
For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.
Winds are expected to gust at 50mph or higher. If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. If you have any emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Friday, September 30th: Rain, Wind Impacts Stone Harbor This Weekend; Moderate Tidal Flooding Possible Monday
From NOAA: High tides for Nummy Island, Grassy Sound Channel will occur:
Friday September 30: 11:56pm
Saturday October 1: 12:31pm
Sunday October 2: 12:57am, 1:36pm
Monday October 3: 2:11am, 2:50pm
From the National Weather Service/Mt. Holly:
There is the potential for minor tidal flooding this weekend, and moderate tidal flooding Monday.
Here are the key messages for our region in regards to potential impacts with the remnants of what is currently Tropical Storm Ian this weekend.
Heavy Rain: There is potential for heavy rain in Delmarva and southern New Jersey, especially along coastal areas. Periods of rain will develop Friday evening and will continue through Tuesday (not all due to the impacts of Ian). The main period of concern with the heavy rain threat is Friday night through Saturday. Rain amounts of 3 to 5 inches are possible for coastal areas of Delaware and New Jersey. For other areas along and southeast of the Interstate 95 corridor, 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible. North and west of the Interstate 95 corridor, rain amounts are expected to be generally up to one inch.
Tidal/Coastal Flooding: There is an increasing risk for minor tidal flooding beginning this afternoon for the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean coasts of Delaware and Cape May County in New Jersey and on Saturday for the remaining Atlantic Coast of New Jersey. Peak water levels are currently expected to occur on Sunday or Monday producing widespread minor coastal flooding. Minor approaching moderate flooding is possible on Sunday and Monday, particularly along the southern Delaware and southern New Jersey Atlantic coasts. The coastal flooding threat will occur primarily with the afternoon/evening high tide cycles but spotty minor conditions will be possible with the overnight high tides.
Winds: Northeast winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph with 30 to 40 mph gusts, strongest along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts, on Sunday. These winds are short of Wind Advisory criteria. Lower winds are expected for areas north of Interstate 78.
Marine hazards: Northeasterly gale force winds are expected for the lower Delaware Bay and the Delaware and southern New Jersey coastal waters Friday night into Saturday morning. Another period of northeasterly gales is likely Sunday into early Monday.