Summer Nor’Easter Like Weekend So Why Is The Weather Channel Here?

summer noreaster, delaware, sussex county, rehoboth beach
11 AM at the beach in Rehoboth

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT

The rains have started and it’s a little windy out .  The beaches are deserted except for the diehard or crazy.  Some are trying to actually fish others are here on vacation and won’t allow a little storm to keep them from the sand.  That usually lasts about 3 minutes, and then they go to the outlets or start day drinking.  On the bright side this rain should help keep the water temperatures below 80 for the inland bays.  Farmers need the rain too, the corn near me is almost dead.

bethany beach, summer nor'easter, beach replenishment
11 AM Bethany Beach we will check back at 5 PM to see how she holds up.

The weather channel and storm chasers are in town.  Not sure what to think about that, but if Jim Cantore shows up I am leaving.  This is just a typical nor’easter like storm, that happens to be in the dead of summer.  Most likely they are here for the fact the brunt of this storm is going to hit Delmarva.

The beaches will get a little carved up, and water will wash to the dune edges.  Bethany beach is about to be put to the test.  We will see some minor tidal flooding for the inland bay communities in the usual places.  That east wind is going to stack up some water in the inland bays through at least three high tide cycles.  High tide is around 5 PM at the Indian River Inlet this evening, then 5 AM in the morning.

This storm is supposed to be heavy with wind and rain for a few days.  Minor tidal flooding could last a for a few days in some areas (Oak Orchard and Long Neck communities).  You know the drill for any nor’easter be safe and smart.  Don’t drive through the saltwater.

Fish On!

Rich King

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Indian RIver Inlet Tides … 

Date Day of the Week Time (LST/LDT) Predicted (ft) High/Low
2018/07/21 Sat 04:16 AM 2.39 H
2018/07/21 Sat 10:07 AM 0.17 L
2018/07/21 Sat 5:08 PM 2.83 H
2018/07/21 Sat 11:04 PM 0.44 L
2018/07/22 Sun 05:15 AM 2.31 H
2018/07/22 Sun 11:01 AM 0.24 L
2018/07/22 Sun 6:05 PM 2.91 H

NOAA Marine Forecast …  

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-
1013 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT

REST OF TODAY
E winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas
5 to 8 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
6 seconds. Showers late this morning, then showers with a slight
chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
E winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming SE 15 to 20 kt late in
the evening, then becoming SW after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt.
Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft after midnight. Swell
mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Showers
in the evening. A chance of tstms. A chance of showers after
midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the evening.

SUN
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
8 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms.

SUN NIGHT
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
7 seconds. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

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