Coastal Flood Advisory And Watch

 

East coast storm as of 10 PM Sunday night
East coast storm as of 10 PM Sunday night

We have a small nor’easter like coastal storm a brewing outside right now and moving up the coast.  We shouldn’t see much tidal flooding but it is good to keep it in mind.  The storm keeps shifting, dropping, and then strengthening.  A few days ago it was predicted to dump a lot of coastal snow onto Delaware.  Since then we have been down graded to mostly a snow and  rain mix starting late tonight.  Winds won’t be higher than 15 miles per hour.  Tuesday will be the day we will see the most rain and snow mix.  Mostly rain during the day and the snowy mix at night.  The storm in North Carolina is not going to run into the clipper storm coming from the Great Lakes.   That is a good thing because it could have turned into a nasty blizzard.  That storm in NC is pummeling the coast down there and they have already taken a beating from the last one that rolled up the coast.    The low pressure system off the coast of NC right now is massive, but will not slam us like predicted a few days ago.   Below is the coastal advisories from the NWS.

Stay safe and smart, you know the drill …

Rich King

 

From the NWS out of Mount Holly 

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM MONDAY TO 4 AM EST
TUESDAY…
…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY. IT IS IN EFFECT FROM 500 AM MONDAY UNTIL 400 AM
TUESDAY. ALSO, A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED. THE COASTAL
FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION…COASTAL AREAS OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE AND AREAS
ALONG DELAWARE BAY.

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* COASTAL FLOODING…WIDESPREAD MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED TO DEVELOP ON MONDAY MORNING WITH LOCALIZED MODERATE
FLOODING POSSIBLE AT THAT TIME. MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS
EXPECTED TO LINGER THROUGH MONDAY EVENING`S HIGH TIDE AND INTO
MONDAY NIGHT. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD MODERATE
COASTAL FLOODING ON TUESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING…THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE ALONG THE NEW JERSEY AND
DELAWARE OCEANFRONT ARE AROUND 630 AM TO 730 AM ON MONDAY
MORNING, AROUND 700 PM TO 800 PM ON MONDAY EVENING, AND AROUND
730 AM TO 830 AM ON TUESDAY MORNING. HIGH TIDE ON THE BACK
BAYS, ALONG DELAWARE BAY AND ALONG RARITAN BAY OCCURS LATER THAN
THE HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEANFRONT.

* WAVES…WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST TO BUILD TO 8 TO 12 FEET ON
THE NEAR-SHORE WATERS OFF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY. WAVES ON
DELAWARE BAY ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAY FLOODING IS EXPECTED FROM MONDAY MORNING INTO
MONDAY NIGHT, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.
WIDESPREAD ROAD FLOODING AND SOME DAMAGE TO VULNERABLE
STRUCTURES IS POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY MORNING. WAVE ACTION WILL
LIKELY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF MODERATE TIDAL FLOODING.

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.

LOCATION               TIME OF         PREDICTED WATER LEVEL
                      HIGH TIDE

SANDY HOOK, NJ        718 AM MON       NEAR 7.5 FEET MLLW
(SANDY HOOK BAY)      742 PM MON       7.0 TO 7.5 FEET MLLW
                      803 AM TUE       NEAR 8.0 FEET MLLW

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ   648 AM MON       6.5 TO 7.0 FEET MLLW
(OCEANFRONT)          712 PM MON       NEAR 6.5 FEET MLLW
                      733 AM TUE       NEAR 7.5 FEET MLLW

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ     657 AM MON       6.5 TO 7.0 FEET MLLW
(OCEANFRONT)          720 PM MON       NEAR 6.5 FEET MLLW
                      742 AM TUE       7.0 TO 7.5 FEET MLLW

CAPE MAY, NJ          731 AM MON       NEAR 7.5 FEET MLLW
(OCEANFRONT)          754 PM MON       7.0 TO 7.5 FEET MLLW
                      816 AM TUE       NEAR 8.0 FEET MLLW

LEWES, DE             815 AM MON       6.5 TO 7.0 FEET MLLW
(DELAWARE BAY)        835 PM MON       NEAR 6.5 FEET MLLW
                      900 AM TUE       NEAR 7.0 FEET MLLW

REHOBOTH BEACH, DE    719 AM MON       6.5 TO 7.0 FEET MLLW
(OCEANFRONT)          736 PM MON       NEAR 6.5 FEET MLLW
                      806 AM TUE       NEAR 7.0 FEET MLLW

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