Weathery Weekend Whether You Like It Or Not

We are scheduled for a really big rain from Saturday evening into Wednesday is the prediction thus far.  At least the beaches won’t be as crowded and the fish are still chewing in the rain.  I am looking forward to a good washing down, my yard is a dust bowl.  We could use some rain,not sure if we want Noah’s ark like flooding but that could be an issue with this storm.

 

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Matt Adams with a flattie from the flats in Rehoboth bay Kayak fishing

If there is lightning, get off the beach.  Don’t wait until the last-minute if you plan on leaving due to a storm.  The line for the air station could be a quarter-mile long.  If you get stuck on the beach, reel in the poles, leave them in the sand spikes, and get in the vehicle.  If you are close to the surf back up to the vehicle to the dune line in case storm surge over runs the beach.  We usually stay through storms but it is not recommended.  When the fish are biting it is hard to leave.  This is also during pop up storms that last 15 minutes, this weekend will not be a pop up storm.

If you are on a boat and you know a storm is coming get off the water, do not wait for the last-minute.  If you want some really insane entertainment go to a boat ramp on a busy weekend when a storm rolls through.  Better to be ahead of that show if you are out boating.

Fishing has been decent for the time of year and the fish that are around.  You just have to put in the time or get lucky.  Marine forecast is below picture gallery.

Fish On!

Rich King

 

NOAA’s Marine Forecast …

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

High pressure will move offshore today. A low pressure system will
move up the eastern seaboard on Saturday. Another low pressure
system will remain nearly stationary over the Midwest through the
weekend. The low will slide southward through early next week,
bringing unsettled weather to our area through much of the next
week.

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-
959 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

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SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON
GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT

REST OF TODAY
E winds around 5 kt, becoming SE this afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period
of 7 seconds.

TONIGHT
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas
around 3 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
7 seconds.

SAT
E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell
mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds. A chance
of showers early in the morning. Showers in the late morning and
afternoon. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming
S with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight, then becoming SW 10 to
15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Showers with a
chance of tstms early in the evening. A chance of showers in the
late evening and overnight.

SUN
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

MON
S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A chance of tstms in
the morning. Showers likely.

MON NIGHT
S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers likely,
mainly in the evening.

TUE
S winds around 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.

TUE NIGHT
S winds around 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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