High Surf And Coastal Flood Advisory

Hurricane Teddy isn’t near by but dumped some nautical conditions for the weekend.

Delaware has a high surf advisory and coastal flood advisory. Hurricane Teddy storm surge is creating large ground swells. Yesterday the point pretty much washed over. Big waves and it is rather “blowy” out there already today. The fish are biting.
The surfers might dig the big swell, but it will be and is choppy. Check out Surf Captain for conditions

Surf anglers will have a difficult time holding bottom. Watch yourself if you drive onto a beach. Wading in the surf wash to fish, mind your six. Debris washing up can sweep your feet out from under you, then there are those pesky boards with nails.
High tide is around 11:30 AM today and the town beaches are already washing over. Bethany beach is fully washed over to the dunes. Rehoboth is starting to wash over.
Low lying areas around the inland bays will have minor tidal flooding.

dssp, delaware seashore state park, coin beach, faithful steward crossing, life saving station museum
Faithful Steward crossing in Delaware Seashore State park and conquest beach

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
519 AM EDT Sun Sep 20 2020
Delaware Beaches-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-
519 AM EDT Sun Sep 20 2020


  • WHAT…For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 5 to
    8 feet. For the Coastal Flood Advisory, up to one half foot of
    inundation above ground level in low-lying areas near shorelines
    and tidal waterways. For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous
    rip currents.
  • WHERE…Coastal portions of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in
    New Jersey and Sussex County in Delaware.
  • WHEN…For the High Surf Advisory, until 6 AM EDT Tuesday. For
    the Coastal Flood Advisory, until 3 PM EDT this afternoon. For
    the High Rip Current Risk, through Monday evening.
  • IMPACTS…At this level, flooding begins on the most
    vulnerable roads in coastal and bayside communities, and along
    inland tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are
    possible. Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and
    localized beach erosion. Rip currents can sweep even the best
    swimmers away from shore into deeper water.
indian river inlet, deldot cam, delaware seashore state park
Northside beach at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware seashore state park


A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is
expected. Minor tidal flooding often results in some road
closures. Usually, the most vulnerable roadways will flood.

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Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal
flooding. 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.

rehoboht beach, delaware surf fishing
Rehoboth beach at 8:30 AM washing over

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

Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to
dangerous surf conditions.

Entering the surf is discouraged. If caught in a rip current,
relax and float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in
a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face
the shore and call or wave for help.

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

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
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 20/12 PM     6.4        1.8       1.0      Minor
 21/12 AM     6.1        1.5       1.3      Minor
 21/12 PM     6.8        2.2       1.4      Minor
 22/01 AM     5.6        1.0       1.2       None
 22/01 PM     6.1        1.5       0.9      Minor

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
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 20/10 AM     6.3        1.7       1.0      Minor
 20/11 PM     5.9        1.3       1.1       None
 21/11 AM     6.5        1.9       1.3      Minor
 22/12 AM     5.6        1.0       1.2       None
 22/12 PM     6.0        1.4       0.9      Minor

Tides Indian River Inlet

2020/09/20Sun04:44 AM-0.21L
2020/09/20Sun11:29 AM3.47H
2020/09/20Sun5:23 PM-0.04L
2020/09/20Sun11:49 PM3.02H
2020/09/21Mon05:32 AM-0.11L
2020/09/21Mon12:25 PM3.45H
2020/09/21Mon6:22 PM0.16L
2020/09/22Tue12:42 AM2.80H
2020/09/22Tue06:23 AM0.05L
2020/09/22Tue1:25 PM3.37H
2020/09/22Tue7:26 PM0.37L
bethany beach south, washed over beach
Bethany beach south at 8:30 AM washed over

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