Nor’easter Expected To Hit On Wednesday

 

 

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Storm of 62, picture from the booklet the Storm of 62

We just got past a west’easter that flooded us like a nor’easter.  Yes I made up west’easter.   On Wednesday we have another storm slated to hit.  This will be a nor’easter thanks to the true northeast winds.  Snow is predicted for the northeast, I doubt southern Delaware will see any, but that could change tomorrow or in fifteen minutes.  At least we aren’t going to see anything like the storm of 62, which hit here fifty-six years ago on Ash Wednesday, March 6th.  The destruction was heavy along the Delaware coast, and if that hit today it would be monumentally devastating.

 

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Storm of 62, picture from the booklet the Storm of 62

Due to the pressure system moving up the coast, and the fact these winds will be out of the northeast,  then you know what to expect. We are still dealing with higher than normal water, big waves at the beach and it looks like that will not slow down until this coming weekend. seas will average to eight feet into Thursday.  The wind won’t be as strong as the last storm, but it will still push some water around and into the inland bays.  Just be safe and smart, you know the drill.

Fish On!

Rich King

Marine Forecast … 

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

High pressure will build across our region from the west today
and tonight. Weakening low pressure is forecast to move from Iowa
to the southern Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley on Tuesday.
Another low is expected to develop along the North Carolina coast
on Tuesday night. The coastal low is anticipated to strengthen
rapidly as it moves northeastward, passing near Cape Cod late on
Wednesday night before reaching the Gulf of Maine on Thursday.
High pressure is forecast to gradually build into our region from
the west for Friday and Saturday.
ANZ454-455-060215-
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-
929 AM EST Mon Mar 5 2018

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

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REST OF TODAY
N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt
this afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Swell mainly
from the E with a dominant period of 16 seconds.

TONIGHT
N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Swell mainly from the E
with a dominant period of 15 seconds.

TUE
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a
dominant period of 15 seconds.

TUE NIGHT
SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
becoming E 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
15 seconds. Rain likely.

WED
NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Gusts
up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Rain.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas
5 to 8 ft. A chance of rain in the evening.

THU
W winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

THU NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

FRI
W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

FRI NIGHT
W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

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