Coastal Flood Warning

The snow is not the only storm issue.

While everyone has snow fever, inland bay communities need to look to the water.
There is a coastal flood warning into the early afternoon. It is an hour past high tide (8:30 AM). This morning the beaches flooded to the dunes. Delaware State Park drive on beach accesses have been closed. Big waves and a wide surf wash. Striped bass weather, maybe some will be pushed closer in chasing bait.
The water is pushing into the inland bays at the Indian River Inlet and Roosevelt Inlet, this will flood the low lying communities. Just like it does all the time.
All of the usual areas will flood, how much and for how long remains to be seen. The tide is over normal for a couple of cycles.
Expect the usual flooding, a couple hours after high tide at the inlet for us back bay folks. Next high tide is 9 PM but the water is predicted to be a little lower. Only issue is how much stays behind stacke dup in the bays by wind.

Last time tide was this high during a storm, Long Neck road flooded over, near the old Malones at the slough along Mariners Cove for Whites Creek.
Check the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service for the latest tides.

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Coastal Flood Warning NOAA

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
415 AM EST Mon Jan 3 2022

DEZ002>004-NJZ022>025-031800-
/O.CON.KPHI.CF.W.0001.220103T1000Z-220103T1800Z/
Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-
415 AM EST Mon Jan 3 2022

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

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

* WHERE...Tidal areas in the New Jersey counties of Atlantic and
  Cape May. Tidal areas in the Delaware counties of Sussex and
  Kent.

* WHEN...Until 1 PM EST this afternoon.

* 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.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Additional tidal flooding is expected on
  Monday evening and again on Tuesday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidal
flooding is occurring or 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.

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at
water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood
impact information for your local tide gauge.

&&

Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Murderkill River at Bowers Beach
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.1 ft, Moderate 7.1 ft, Major 8.1 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 0.9 ft, Moderate 1.9 ft, Major 2.9 ft

             Total      Total    Departure
 Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Flood
            ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft      Impact
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 03/09 AM     7.1        1.9       0.2     Moderate
 03/10 PM     4.8       -0.4       0.0       None
 04/10 AM     6.7        1.5      -0.1      Minor
 04/11 PM     4.8       -0.4       0.0       None
 05/11 AM     6.5        1.3       0.0      Minor
 06/12 AM     4.6       -0.6      -0.2       None

Delaware Bay at Lewes
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.0 ft, Major 8.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.3 ft, Moderate 2.3 ft, Major 3.3 ft

             Total      Total    Departure
 Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Flood
            ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft      Impact
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 03/09 AM     7.6        3.0       2.1     Moderate
 03/09 PM     6.5        1.8       2.6      Minor
 04/09 AM     7.2        2.5       1.9     Moderate
 04/10 PM     5.2        0.5       1.3       None
 05/10 AM     6.2        1.5       1.0      Minor
 05/10 PM     4.4       -0.2       0.8       None

Atlantic Ocean at Atlantic City
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.0 ft, Major 8.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.4 ft, Moderate 2.4 ft, Major 3.4 ft

             Total      Total    Departure
 Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Flood
            ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft      Impact
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 03/08 AM     7.4        2.8       2.0     Moderate
 03/08 PM     6.4        1.8       2.7      Minor
 04/08 AM     7.3        2.7       2.1     Moderate
 04/09 PM     5.3        0.7       1.6       None
 05/09 AM     6.2        1.6       1.2      Minor
 05/10 PM     4.6        0.0       0.9       None

Great Egg Harbor Bay at Ocean City
MLLW Categories - Minor 5.3 ft, Moderate 6.3 ft, Major 7.3 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.3 ft, Moderate 2.3 ft, Major 3.3 ft

             Total      Total    Departure
 Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Flood
            ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft      Impact
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 03/08 AM     6.6        2.6       1.6     Moderate
 03/08 PM     5.7        1.7       2.3      Minor
 04/09 AM     6.7        2.7       1.8     Moderate
 04/09 PM     4.8        0.8       1.4       None
 05/10 AM     5.6        1.6       0.9      Minor
 05/10 PM     4.1        0.1       0.7       None

Cape May Harbor at Cape May
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.2 ft, Moderate 7.2 ft, Major 8.2 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.1 ft, Moderate 2.1 ft, Major 3.1 ft

             Total      Total    Departure
 Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Flood
            ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft      Impact
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 03/08 AM     7.8        2.7       1.8     Moderate
 03/09 PM     6.7        1.6       2.5      Minor
 04/09 AM     7.8        2.7       1.9     Moderate
 04/09 PM     5.7        0.6       1.5       None
 05/10 AM     6.7        1.6       1.1      Minor
 05/10 PM     4.9       -0.2       0.8       None

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