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.
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
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT TUESDAY…
…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…
…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT THIS
- 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
- 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.
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.
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
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