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Coastal Flood Warning For Sussex and Kent County

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Nor’easter headed towards Delmarva

Okay … so if you haven’t heard yet, Stella is getting her groove back by slamming us with a nor’easter.  The last thing I would worry about is snow, but instead, concentrate on flooding.  New Castle you’re gonna probably get buried in snow and Kent will be a mix most likely.  Sussex is going to get mostly wet, but that could change.  What will not change is the fact we have a full moon, with spring tides during a heavy storm, or nor’easter.  That is going to wash out the beaches with six-foot waves, and fill up the inland bays, flooding the usual spots.  Hopefully route 1 will not flood but these days that seems to be par for the course with a nor’easter and flooded bays.  High tide will be an issue combined with the amount of time the storm sticks around.    Keep an eye on the Ventusky page for real-time wind speeds and gusts which could be brutal.  By the way the only people who always get excited for these storms are the folks at the Indian River Coast Guard station, so they can do some heavy weather training.  We will keep you updated to what, where, and when once we know what is happening.  As far as snow in spring … well it usually melts rather fast.  Except its gonna be cold enough for it to stick around for a few days.  Stay safe and be smart with flood waters, it is salt water, and not good for your vehicle.

Fish On!

Rich King

Tides at Indian River inlet … Oak Orchard area add 3 hours …  Other area tide charts 

03/13 Mon 03:28 AM -0.38 L
03/13 Mon 10:10 AM 2.81 H
03/13 Mon 03:55 PM -0.24 L
03/13 Mon 10:25 PM 2.66 H
03/14 Tue 04:12 AM -0.29 L
03/14 Tue 10:45 AM 2.7 H
03/14 Tue 04:32 PM -0.16 L
03/14 Tue 11:02 PM 2.66 H

 

 

From the NWS … 

Coastal Flood Warning

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
222 PM EDT MON MAR 13 2017

...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED ON TUESDAY...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO PASS NEAR CAPE HATTERAS
TONIGHT BEFORE REACHING THE WATERS OFF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY ON
TUESDAY. THE RESULTING STRONG ONSHORE WIND WILL LIKELY CAUSE
MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING ON TUESDAY.

DEZ002>004-NJZ012>014-020>027-141100-
/O.CON.KPHI.CF.W.0002.170314T1100Z-170314T1900Z/
KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-
EASTERN MONMOUTH-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-
ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-
222 PM EDT MON MAR 13 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM EDT
TUESDAY...

* LOCATION...COASTAL AREAS OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE...
  INCLUDING DELAWARE BAY.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MODERATE FLOODING IS EXPECTED WITH TUESDAY
  MORNING`S 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...WAVE HEIGHTS ON THE OCEAN WATERS OFF THE COAST ARE
  FORECAST TO RANGE FROM 12 TO 18 FEET WITH BREAKING WAVES OF 6 TO
  9 FEET AT THE SHORE. WAVE HEIGHTS ON DELAWARE BAY ARE EXPECTED
  TO BE 3 TO 8 FEET.

* 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.

* OUTLOOK...LINGERING MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITH
  TUESDAY NIGHT`S HIGH TIDE.

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.

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

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1127 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...A MAJOR COASTAL STORM WILL PRODUCE VERY STRONG WINDS IN
PORTIONS OF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...

DEZ003-004-140330-
/O.CON.KPHI.HW.W.0004.170314T0600Z-170314T1500Z/
Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-
Including the cities of Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach
1127 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 11 AM EDT
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Southern Delaware.

* WINDS...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase tonight and peak early Tuesday
  morning before diminishing around midday.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
  Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
  difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
827 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

DEZ003-004-141230-
Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-
827 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 11 AM EDT TUESDAY...
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM EDT TUESDAY...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Delaware.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Wind Warning.

Some light snow is possible tonight into Tuesday. Though snow
accumulations are expected to be light, it could cause slick
conditions on area roads.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Wind Warning.
   Coastal Flood Warning.

Some light snow is possible tonight into Tuesday. Though snow
accumulations are expected to be light, it could cause slick
conditions on area roads.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
 conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

Coastal Flood Warning For Sussex and Kent County

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