Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory With Lil Nor’easter conditions

Striped bass weather is here, but are the fish?

Gonna to get a little nautical nor’easter style weather-wise, wet with a big blow. Not too big a deal, but the wind is already trimming my trees. Wind, has it even stopped blowing since last year? Bonus is I could use some more firewood for this chilly day and night, just not too much fun gathering wood in the woods in high winds. Which are sucking the warm air out this shop with every gust right now.

High tide at the Indian river inlet is in the middle of this weather at 10;49 pm. Just as the wind is supposed to lay down ( 3 am), it won’t. The tide will be up around the inland bay communities. Most of these shouldn’t see tidal water issues by morning, but you never know.
Sometimes these storms happening while we are asleep is a nice breather. You never see or deal with the the flooding, just the aftermath of some junk on the road. Then again waking up at 4 am to bail your place because it is flooding is a whole other spectrum of the “everything’s fine” scenario. Always be prepared.

If you try to go surf fishing in these heavy conditions just be careful of debris washing up. Having your legs taken out from behind by a board full of nails will really amp up your day. Leave the pyramid sinkers home, time to break out the storm sinkers and sputnik sinkers. This is actually a better time to cast lures and skip drowning bloodworms.

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North Beach to Dewey Beach April 18th 2022 … 1 PM


NOAA … COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM
EDT TUESDAY…


WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level
expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
waterways.

WHERE…In New Jersey, Cape May and Atlantic Coastal Cape May.
In Delaware, Kent, Inland Sussex and Delaware Beaches.

WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 3 AM EDT Tuesday.

IMPACTS…At this level, widespread roadway flooding occurs in
coastal and bayside communities and along inland tidal
waterways. Many roads become impassable. Some damage to
vulnerable structures may begin to occur.

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Rehoboth Beach April 18th 2022 … 1 PM

NOAA … WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM
EDT TUESDAY…

WHAT…East winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
expected.

WHERE…In New Jersey, Atlantic Coastal Cape May. In Delaware,
Delaware Beaches, Kent and Inland Sussex.

WHEN…From 8 PM this evening to 1 AM EDT Tuesday.

IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

NOAA Marine Forecast …
Small Craft Advisory conditions will develop later this morning, so
a SCA is now in effect for today. A coastal storm will lift through
the waters tonight, and E winds will increase to 20 to 30 kt with 35
to 45 kt gusts. A Gale Warning remains in effect for tonight through
Tuesday morning, and Upper Delaware Bay has been added to that
Warning. It remains uncertain as to whether a Gale Warning will be
needed for Tuesday afternoon, but W winds should gust to 30 kt
throughout.

Outlook… Tuesday night…Small Craft Advisory conditions likely continue
through much of the night. Northwesterly winds around 20 kts with
gusts of 25-30 kts and seas up to 6 feet will gradually diminish
toward daybreak Wednesday.

Wednesday through Friday…Marine headlines are unlikely.
Northwesterly winds will continue to diminish on Wednesday to around
10-15 kts. The winds will become southerly Wednesday night then
increase to 15-20 kts Thursday with seas building to 3-4 feet. Winds
will shift to the northwest on Friday around 10 kts


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