Meteo Tsunami Hitting Delaware Coast

Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Including the cities of Rehoboth Beach, Sandy Hook, Ocean City,
Atlantic City, and Long Beach Island
854 PM EDT Tue May 15 2018

…Abnormal ocean water surges are expected along the oceanfront,
inlets, and back bays through the overnight hours…

Air pressure sensor and tidal gage readings in and near the
coastal waters indicate that a weather-generated tsunami has been
triggered by the line of thunderstorms as it moved over the ocean.

Impacts are expected along the oceanfront, inlets, and back bays
from Perth Amboy New Jersey to Fenwick Island Delaware.

Water level fluctuations of several inches to one foot above
normal astronomical tide in localized areas can be expected along
the oceanfront, inlets, and back bays for the next several hours
as a series of surges make their way to the coast.

The duration of this event is uncertain, though similar events
have lasted from several hours to one day. It is not recommended
to return to the water until at least Wednesday morning.

The strong currents associated with these surges could pose a
danger to those in or near the water.

Recommended actions are listed below…

Boat Owners…
Prepare now for the following hazards…
* Strong, unpredictable currents
* Surging up to one foot above normal sea level

Swimmers…Surfers…and Boaters
It is recommended you leave the beach now to avoid the following
hazards…
* Strong currents
* Potentially dangerous surges of water.

This kind of tsunami is generated by abrupt changes of atmospheric
pressure in the causative storm system, which is a line of
thunderstorms that moved over the ocean in this case. The
combination of the air pressure effect on the ocean surface and
the speed at which the pressure disturbance travels can generate
tsunami like waves in certain situations. The National Tsunami
Warning Center is monitoring this event.

Additonal statements will be issued if necessary through National
Weather Service Office Forecast Office in Mount Holly, NJ.

MARINE FORECAST  ….

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY…

The cold front responsible for today’s storms is expected to stall
over our region tonight. This front will remain over our region for
the next few days before lifting north as a warm front this weekend.
A cold front approaches the region early next week.

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ANZ454-455-161330-
Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
956 PM EDT Tue May 15 2018

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 95 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING

TONIGHT
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft
late. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
7 seconds. Tstms this evening. Showers. Tstms likely after
midnight with vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Showers likely. Vsby
1 to 3 NM in the morning, then 1 to 3 NM late.

WED NIGHT
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late. Seas around
3 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
6 seconds. Showers likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

THU
N winds around 5 kt, becoming NE in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 7 seconds. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Showers likely in the morning, then showers likely with a chance
of tstms in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the morning.

THU NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers with a
chance of tstms in the evening, then showers after midnight.
Patchy fog after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 NM.

FRI
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog in the
morning. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S after midnight.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

SAT
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog in the
morning. Showers likely in the morning, then showers likely with
a chance of tstms in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the
morning.

SAT NIGHT
SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers likely
with a chance of tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers
after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
A chance of tstms in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of
tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

 

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