Storms A Comin’

 unless you live under a rock you know the first noreaster of the winter season is headed this way.   We have some irregular higher tides due to the full moon.  Coastal flooding will be an issue.  Not to mention a solid day of an easterly blow will push a lot of water into the inland bays.  You all know the drill, it is a typical noreaster. 

Make sure trash cans etc are secured outside for wind and flooding.  Stay out of flood waters it is usually salt water.  Tomorrow morning you will wake up to these conditions.  If you plan to drive onto a beach for some crazy reason, keep an eye on the tide.  

Tides Indian River Inlet ..

2018/10/26 Fri 03:27 AM 0.07 L
2018/10/26 Fri 10:14 AM 3.39 H
2018/10/26 Fri 4:12 PM 0.21 L
2018/10/26 Fri 10:29 PM 2.82 H
2018/10/27 Sat 04:08 AM 0.05 L
2018/10/27 Sat 10:57 AM 3.41 H
2018/10/27 Sat 5:00 PM 0.25 L
2018/10/27 Sat 11:15 PM 2.72 H

Marine Forecast ..

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

High pressure will shift offshore by midday today. Low pressure will
track along the Gulf Coast and lift across the Southeast through the
day. This system will strengthen as it moves northward along the
East Coast through Saturday before moving north of our area through
Sunday. Another weaker and faster moving low pressure system will
track across the region on early Monday. High pressure then settles
across the Mid-Atlantic through the middle of next week. Another low
pressure system will approach the area from the southwest by late
week.

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ANZ454-455-270415-
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-
1228 PM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Swell
mainly from the E with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance
of rain early, then rain late.

TONIGHT
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, increasing
to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building
to 5 to 8 ft after midnight. Swell mainly from the N with a
dominant period of 8 seconds. Rain.

SAT
SE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, becoming S
10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late in the morning, then
becoming SW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 6 to 8 ft, building to 7 to 10 ft early in the morning, then
subsiding to 6 to 8 ft late. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 9 seconds. Rain early in the morning, then a
chance of rain in the late morning and afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight.
Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Swell
mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 10 seconds.

SUN
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft.

SUN NIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely
after midnight.

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MON
W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

MON NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas around 3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.

 

NWS … 

This Afternoon
Rain. High near 56. East wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 54. Windy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Saturday
Rain, mainly before 9am. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 66. Southeast wind 13 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. West wind 11 to 17 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 8 to 11 mph.
Sunday Night
Rain likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday
Rain likely before 8am, then a chance of showers after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

 

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
334 AM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018


DEZ002>004-262045-
/O.EXA.KPHI.CF.A.0008.181027T1100Z-181027T1900Z/
Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-
334 AM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal
Flood Watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday afternoon.

* LOCATIONS...Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware.

* TIMING...High tide on the ocean front is between 9 and 10 AM
  EDT Saturday morning. High tide will occur later on back bays.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...One to two feet of saltwater
  inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas
  near shorelines and tidal waterways. Widespread flooding of
  roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable.
  Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm`s way.
  Some damage to vulnerable structures may occur.

* WAVES...7 to 10 feet on the ocean front.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
flooding are expected to develop.

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life
and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency
management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from
time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information
becomes available.

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at
water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood
impact information for your local tide gauge.

&&

Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Bowers Beach DE
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.6 FT, Moderate 7.6 FT, Major 8.6 FT
MHHW Categories - Minor 0.9 FT, Moderate 1.9 FT, Major 2.9 FT

             Total      Total    Departure
 Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Flood
            ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft      Impact
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 26/11 AM     6.3        0.6        0.2        None
 26/11 PM     5.8        0.1        0.8        None
 27/12 PM     7.7        2.0        1.6      Moderate
 28/12 AM     6.0        0.3        1.1        None
 28/01 PM     6.4        0.7        0.3        None

Lewes DE
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.0 FT, Moderate 7.0 FT, Major 8.0 FT
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.4 FT, Moderate 2.4 FT, Major 3.4 FT

             Total      Total    Departure
 Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Flood
            ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft      Impact
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 26/10 AM     5.7        1.0        0.5        None
 26/11 PM     5.4        0.8        1.1        None
 27/11 AM     7.0        2.3        1.8      Moderate
 27/11 PM     5.5        0.8        1.4        None
 28/12 PM     5.8        1.2        0.6        None
 29/12 AM     4.4       -0.2        0.4        None

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