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tropical strom 10, cyclone, delaware, delmarva, east coast, sussex county, delaware bay

Potential Tropical Cyclone 10 predicted track or path

Anyone remember last year when we practically had a hurricane n February?  It is that time of year and we are already starting to see bad storms.  Texas was hammered by Hurricane Harvey and is still being hit with rain.  The flooding is like they have never seen before.  Our first tropical storm, which if it builds will be tropical storm 10, according to NOAA.  I amay also become a tropical “cyclone” warning.  It is  moving up the east coast and will be an issue for this area by Tuesday if it keeps on its current track.  Right now the storm surge is carving up our beaches and creating some heavy wave action.  Be careful driving on the beaches, that drop off can cause your vehicle to roll over into the surf.

cape henlopen state park, herring point, naval jetty, delaware, sussex county

two foot drop off carved into beach at Cape Henlopen

The carving up so to speak started on Sunday, the beaches were nicely sloped then in a matter of hours all started to get carved up and a three-foot shelf formed where the waves “ate” the beach.  This started on the south beaches in Fenwick and the slowly moved north to Cape Henlopen.  The only thing we have to worry about are heavy rip currents and stirred up water from winds and fast water.  So far that is all we have to worry about but we will have  small craft advisory into Wednesday morning most likely.  Gale warnings also in effect for Tuesday.  We will also have to deal with storm surge for a few days after the storm passes our area.

Fish On!

Rich King

Marine Forecast … 

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
614 AM EDT Mon Aug 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to
8 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.  A
chance of showers after midnight.
.TUE...E winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, becoming NE
25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to
9 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Showers.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 40 kt until early
morning. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant
period of 9 seconds.  Showers, mainly in the evening.
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to
9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

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Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
614 AM EDT Mon Aug 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
.TONIGHT...E winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to
8 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.  A
chance of showers after midnight.
.TUE...E winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NE 25 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, building to 8 to
10 ft early in the afternoon. Mainly in E swell with a dominant
period of 8 seconds.  Showers.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt,
diminishing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after midnight.
Seas 7 to 10 ft. Mainly in NE swell with a dominant period of
9 seconds.  Showers, mainly in the evening.
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to
9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 15 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft.
.THU...SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas
3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

 

NWS …. 

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with an east wind 16 to 21 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Breezy, with an east wind 18 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers. High near 75. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Breezy, with a northeast wind 21 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 11 to 18 mph.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

 

 

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