Coastal Flood Watch Friday Into Saturday

Coastal Flood Watch
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
457 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-
457 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020


…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING…

  • WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level
    possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
    waterways.
  • WHERE…Kent, Inland Sussex and Delaware Beaches.
  • WHEN…From late tonight through Saturday morning.
  • IMPACTS…Widespread flooding of roadways is expected with many
    roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put
    themselves in harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures
    may occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
flooding are expected to develop.


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.

Flood gauges around the US

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 6.6 ft, Moderate 7.6 ft, Major 8.6 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 0.9 ft, Moderate 1.9 ft, Major 2.9 ft

Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——–
03/06 AM 5.8 0.1 0.6 None
03/07 PM 5.9 0.2 1.7 None
04/07 AM 7.8 2.1 2.3 Moderate
04/07 PM 6.8 1.1 2.1 Minor
05/08 AM 7.2 1.5 1.4 Minor
05/08 PM 6.3 0.6 1.0 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


Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——–
03/05 AM 5.5 0.8 1.1 None
03/06 PM 5.6 1.0 1.9 None
04/06 AM 7.3 2.7 2.6 Moderate
04/07 PM 6.1 1.5 2.1 Minor
05/07 AM 6.3 1.7 1.4 Minor
05/08 PM 5.5 0.8 1.0 None

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Marine Forecast
Coastal Waters Forecast …

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
1005 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020
…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

.REST OF TODAY…NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt,
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
11 seconds. A chance of showers late this morning and early
afternoon, then a slight chance of showers late.


.TONIGHT…N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
7 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
12 seconds.


.SAT…NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a
dominant period of 12 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT…NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
becoming E 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas
4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
12 seconds.


.SUN…SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT…SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON…W winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas

3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT…S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers after midnight.

Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
1005 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020
…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

.REST OF TODAY…NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt
late. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the E
with a dominant period of 11 seconds. A slight chance of
showers.
.TONIGHT…N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
12 seconds.
.SAT…NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
12 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT…NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
becoming E 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas
5 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
12 seconds.
.SUN…E winds around 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas
4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT…SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.MON…SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas
4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT…S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE…S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT…S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of

showers.

Delaware Bay waters south of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE-
1005 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

.REST OF TODAY…NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt
this afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. A slight
chance of showers.
.TONIGHT…N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft
or less.
.SAT…NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing
to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 3 ft early in the
morning, then 2 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT…SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SUN…SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT…S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 2 ft or less.
.MON…SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT…SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers after midnight.
.TUE…SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers in the morning.
.TUE NIGHT…S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers.

Delaware Bay waters north of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE-
1005 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

.REST OF TODAY…NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers.
.TONIGHT…N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft
or less.
.SAT…NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT…SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SUN…S winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT…S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 2 ft or less.
.MON…W winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT…SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers after midnight.
.TUE…SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers in the morning.
.TUE NIGHT…S winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers.



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