The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Borough of Stone Harbor. The Warning remains in effect on Monday, April 13th, 2020 until 7:00pm.
Bands of heavy rain moved through our region during the overnight and morning hours. Wind gusts may approach 65mph this afternoon as a squall line may develop and bring us stronger winds and the potential for downed trees and power outages. If you have a power outage, please contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. Any remaining thunderstorms may cause heavy rainfall, do not drive on a flooded street for your safety.
Here is the text of the High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service:
High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 709 AM EDT Mon Apr 13 2020 DEZ004-NJZ013-014-020-022>027-132300- /O.CON.KPHI.HW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-200413T2300Z/ Delaware Beaches-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic- Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Rehoboth Beach, Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 709 AM EDT Mon Apr 13 2020 ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...South winds 25 to 40 mph with 60 to 70 mph gusts expected. * WHERE...In New Jersey, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Cape May, Eastern Monmouth, Western Monmouth, Atlantic, Southeastern Burlington and Ocean. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. * WHEN...Through 7 PM EDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds are forecast to occur from late morning into the afternoon. Thunderstorms are possible on Monday that could result in even stronger wind gusts. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.