Hurricane Jose must love the northeast beaches. According to all of the models and weather stations. Hurricane Jose is not only slowing down, but is literally going to spin back around after it moves further northeast. It will be farther offshore,but still sendus some storm surge. It is going to hook northeast as it gets closer to New York and then could literally spin around and double back. The rains won’t bother us as much into Wednesday but you can expect this storm surge to last into at least Friday and the entire weekend. The surge will be less, but we will still see large waves all weekend. Right now it is blowing a gale and raining sideways. The beaches are smoothed out and probably the cleanest I have ever seen them. Wind is pushing sand around so fast and hard it is covering up anything on the beach. The dune breach is being patched and will be watched tonight by Del Dot and the DNREC crews.
High tide tonight is going to be an issue, you can see from the picture that Hurricane Jose is not even above Delaware yet and still south-west of us. It is moving very slow, about seven miles per hour. If the storm keeps on its track, we could see storm surge until the end of the weekend. Thought it will reduce to a tropical storm with forty mile per hour winds, it will still create some wave action. Now the good news in all of this is the westerly winds on Wednesday, after the storm moves above Delaware, will start pulling water away from our coastline. That will allow the inland bays to drain and ease up on the beaches. Not sure how fishing will be, but we will tell you on Thursday, because we figure that is the day we will be able to drive back onto the beaches. It will still be dicey at high tide in the lower areas. Especially where the dune breach occurred and there are going to be a lot of swales near the dune lines.
Just watch your six on the incoming tide, and don’t drive through wet questionable looking sand. Best to walk across an area like that first. If your feet sink in a just a little, imagine what will happen to your vehicle. Have a safe night and we will check back in later. By the way we had to triple the server size to handle all of this traffic this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.
JOSE’S CURRENT STATS
|Status||Category 1 Hurricane|
|Position||36.9° N, -71.5° W|
|Movement||N 7 mph|
|Pressure||28.82 in / 975 mb|
Marine Forecast … (NWS)
Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm- 142 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT... .THIS AFTERNOON...Tropical storm conditions expected. N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas around 14 ft dominant period 13 seconds. Showers. .TONIGHT...Tropical storm conditions possible. N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas around 12 ft, subsiding to 10 ft after midnight. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 12 seconds. Showers likely early in the evening, then scattered showers late in the evening. .WED...NW 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 late morning and afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft in the late morning and afternoon. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 12 seconds. .WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 11 seconds. .THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. .THU NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. .FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. .FRI NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. .SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft
SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE TO 20 NM OFFSHORE AND DELAWARE BAY ANZ400-200515- 142 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 .SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY... Hurricane Jose will move northward well offshore through tonight. Jose will continue to weaken and move slowly northeastward near southeastern New England through the remainder of the week. High pressure will become established to our north through the mid and late week time period as well. This area of high pressure will remain over the area into early next week.