Gale and Storm Warning

Very windy conditions today into Saturday

Look on the bright side the Damn Fly Meter will be a negative two this weekend. The beach combing will be fun on Sunday too. Beaches will get carved up a bit too. You can surf cast a mile today and the ocean is blown out flat to a degree. Stay out of he woods too, great way to get hit by a flying branch.

NOAA (April 30, 2021) … Marine Forecast Discussion
Expect advisory level conditions with westerly winds 15-20 kts
with gusts of 25-30 kts and seas 3 to 6 ft through around
daybreak. The winds will increase to 20-30 kts with gale force
gusts of 35-40 kts by late morning into the afternoon with seas
around 4-6 feet. Expect a few hours of sustained winds 25-35 kts
with peak gusts of 45-50 kts during the evening and early
overnight hours along with seas of 4-7 feet. The winds will
diminish substantially during the pre-dawn hours with some
lingering gale force gusts possible through daybreak, then Small
Craft Advisory conditions with gusts around 25 kts and seas 3-5
feet are likely to linger through the remainder of Saturday

The Gale Warning remains in effect through today, then a Storm
Warning remains in effect for tonight given the increased
potential and confidence for a few hours of storm force wind
Saturday…Northwest wind 20 to 30 knots in the morning,
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, then becoming
west to southwest late in the day. Waves on our ocean waters
should be 4 to 6 feet, and waves on Delaware Bay are expected to
be 2 to 4 feet.

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WHAT…Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph expected.

WHERE…Portions of central, northern, northwest and southern
New Jersey, east central, northeast and southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and central, northern and
southern Delaware.

WHEN…From 2 PM this afternoon to 4 AM EDT Saturday.

IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The strongest wind gusts, of up to 60
mph, are most likely to occur from late Friday afternoon
through the pre-dawn hours Saturday.

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