Big Wind Big Waves Sunday Funday
GALE WARNING … If they haven’t already I would expect parks to close the drive on beaches. You certainly don’t want to drive out there right now. You can’t get on the beach when it is full of water. If this were striped bass season I would say go fishing but it isn’t. High tide is at 9 AM we are two hours out and Rehoboth has water reaching the dune line.. Curious to see how Bethany holds up. We will have high surf for the rest of the week. Seas are up today, great day for wave pictures.
Stay off the beach and out of the water in his rough surf unless you have experience. Swales (tide pools) will form and they have quick like sand. Not to mention you never know how deep they are and you can get jammed up fast. There are people walking up and down north side beach right now in the high surf line. A heavy wave can wash your feet right out from under you and pull you into the surf wash. Rip currents will be a serious issue through the week.
Be careful out there. Te inland bays flowed over docks last night, I expect it to get worse this morning and on tonight’s high tide. If you were planning on pulling your boat for Florence you might want to get to that. Rehoboth might want to think about getting that shed off the beach.
Tides … Indian RIver Inlet … add 2 hours plus for the Oak Orchard area
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-
630 AM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
E winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around
10 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
8 seconds. Rain.
E winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 10 to
11 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
8 seconds. Rain.
SE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing
to around 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 9 ft, subsiding to
7 ft in the afternoon. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant
period of 9 seconds. Rain early in the morning, then a chance of
showers in the late morning and afternoon. A chance of tstms in
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
around 6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
10 seconds. Showers likely with a chance of tstms until early
morning, then a chance of showers late. Vsby 1 to 3 NM until
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 5 ft. A chance of
showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
S winds around 5 kt, becoming NE after midnight.
Seas around 5 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
E winds around 5 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms.
Tropical storm conditions possible. A chance of showers
E winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
12 to 13 ft. Light swell in the evening. A chance of showers and