Okay … so if you haven’t heard yet, Stella is getting her groove back by slamming us with a nor’easter. The last thing I would worry about is snow, but instead, concentrate on flooding. New Castle you’re gonna probably get buried in snow and Kent will be a mix most likely. Sussex is going to get mostly wet, but that could change. What will not change is the fact we have a full moon, with spring tides during a heavy storm, or nor’easter. That is going to wash out the beaches with six-foot waves, and fill up the inland bays, flooding the usual spots. Hopefully route 1 will not flood but these days that seems to be par for the course with a nor’easter and flooded bays. High tide will be an issue combined with the amount of time the storm sticks around. Keep an eye on the Ventusky page for real-time wind speeds and gusts which could be brutal. By the way the only people who always get excited for these storms are the folks at the Indian River Coast Guard station, so they can do some heavy weather training. We will keep you updated to what, where, and when once we know what is happening. As far as snow in spring … well it usually melts rather fast. Except its gonna be cold enough for it to stick around for a few days. Stay safe and be smart with flood waters, it is salt water, and not good for your vehicle.
Tides at Indian River inlet … Oak Orchard area add 3 hours … Other area tide charts
|03/13||Mon||03:28 AM||-0.38 L|
|03/13||Mon||10:10 AM||2.81 H|
|03/13||Mon||03:55 PM||-0.24 L|
|03/13||Mon||10:25 PM||2.66 H|
|03/14||Tue||04:12 AM||-0.29 L|
|03/14||Tue||10:45 AM||2.7 H|
|03/14||Tue||04:32 PM||-0.16 L|
|03/14||Tue||11:02 PM||2.66 H|
From the NWS …
Coastal Flood Warning
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ 222 PM EDT MON MAR 13 2017 ...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED ON TUESDAY... .STRONG LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO PASS NEAR CAPE HATTERAS TONIGHT BEFORE REACHING THE WATERS OFF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY ON TUESDAY. THE RESULTING STRONG ONSHORE WIND WILL LIKELY CAUSE MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING ON TUESDAY. DEZ002>004-NJZ012>014-020>027-141100- /O.CON.KPHI.CF.W.0002.170314T1100Z-170314T1900Z/ KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH- EASTERN MONMOUTH-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY- ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN- SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON- 222 PM EDT MON MAR 13 2017 ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM EDT TUESDAY... * LOCATION...COASTAL AREAS OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE... INCLUDING DELAWARE BAY. * COASTAL FLOODING...MODERATE FLOODING IS EXPECTED WITH TUESDAY MORNING`S HIGH TIDE. * TIMING...FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED TO OCCUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE. HIGH TIDE ON THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE OCEANFRONT OCCURS BETWEEN 9:15 AND 10:15 AM TUESDAY. HIGH TIDE ON THE BACK BAYS...ALONG DELAWARE BAY AND ALONG RARITAN BAY OCCURS LATER THAN THE HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEANFRONT. * SURGE...AROUND 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE. * WAVES...WAVE HEIGHTS ON THE OCEAN WATERS OFF THE COAST ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM 12 TO 18 FEET WITH BREAKING WAVES OF 6 TO 9 FEET AT THE SHORE. WAVE HEIGHTS ON DELAWARE BAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE 3 TO 8 FEET. * IMPACTS...NUMEROUS ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED TO FLOOD WITH MANY ROADS BECOMING IMPASSABLE. MINOR TO MODERATE PROPERTY DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE. WAVE ACTION IS FORECAST TO RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. * OUTLOOK...LINGERING MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITH TUESDAY NIGHT`S HIGH TIDE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... THIS COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT MODERATE TIDAL FLOODING IS IMMINENT. BE PREPARED FOR RISING WATER LEVELS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. THE WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN YOU THINK IT IS. YOU WILL BE PUTTING YOURSELF IN DANGER AND YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE DAMAGED...LEADING TO COSTLY REPAIRS. FOR A LIST OF THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TIDE HEIGHTS IN YOUR COUNTY PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/TIDES && FORECAST TIME OF PREDICTED LOCATION HIGH TIDE WATER LEVEL SANDY HOOK 9:51 AM TUE 7.5 TO 8.0 FEET MLLW NEW JERSEY (SANDY HOOK BAY) SEASIDE HEIGHTS 9:21 AM TUE NEAR 7.0 FEET MLLW NEW JERSEY (OCEANFRONT) ATLANTIC CITY 9:30 AM TUE NEAR 7.0 FEET MLLW NEW JERSEY (OCEANFRONT) CAPE MAY 10:04 AM TUE 7.5 TO 8.0 FEET MLLW NEW JERSEY (OCEANFRONT) LEWES 10:44 AM TUE NEAR 7.0 FEET MLLW DELAWARE (DELAWARE BAY) REHOBOTH BEACH 9:49 AM TUE NEAR 7.0 FEET MLLW DELAWARE (OCEANFRONT) HIGH TIDE ON THE BACK BAYS, ALONG DELAWARE BAY AND ALONG RARITAN BAY OCCURS LATER THAN THE HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEANFRONT.
High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 1127 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...A MAJOR COASTAL STORM WILL PRODUCE VERY STRONG WINDS IN PORTIONS OF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY... DEZ003-004-140330- /O.CON.KPHI.HW.W.0004.170314T0600Z-170314T1500Z/ Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches- Including the cities of Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach 1127 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 11 AM EDT TUESDAY... * LOCATIONS...Southern Delaware. * WINDS...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * TIMING...Winds will increase tonight and peak early Tuesday morning before diminishing around midday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 827 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 DEZ003-004-141230- Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches- 827 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 11 AM EDT TUESDAY... ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM EDT TUESDAY... This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Delaware. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards. High Wind Warning. Some light snow is possible tonight into Tuesday. Though snow accumulations are expected to be light, it could cause slick conditions on area roads. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards. High Wind Warning. Coastal Flood Warning. Some light snow is possible tonight into Tuesday. Though snow accumulations are expected to be light, it could cause slick conditions on area roads. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.