Most Beaches Are Flooded At High Tide

This morning at 10 AM the beaches in Cape Henlopen State Park were covered in water and high tide wasn’t until 11 AM. Yesterday Cape parks staff closed the point and naval crossing for high tide. The Hurricane creating this storm surge during these higher than normal tides should calm down a lot by Saturday. The marine forecast keeps changing for the better.

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Water into the breach at Gordons Pond

The water is reaching the dunes in some areas and naval crossing beach is flooded completely at high tide. On the bright side high tide on Saturday isn’t until 3 PM when War On The Shore is over.

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Naval crossing at 10 AM

Marine Forecast … Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm- Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm- 912 AM EDT Tue Oct 1 2019

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

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.REST OF TODAY…S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly
from the E with a dominant period of 15 seconds.
.TONIGHT…SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
15 seconds.
.WED…SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
15 seconds.
.WED NIGHT…SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late in the evening,
then becoming N after midnight, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE
with a dominant period of 14 seconds.
.THU…E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft.
.THU NIGHT…SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI…NW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers
in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT…N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.SAT…NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT…SE winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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Gordons pond at 10 AM

Tide Chart Indian River Inlet

2019/10/01Tue04:28 AM-0.23L
2019/10/01Tue11:16 AM3.50H
2019/10/01Tue5:10 PM-0.06L
2019/10/01Tue11:35 PM2.98H
2019/10/02Wed05:15 AM-0.08L
2019/10/02Wed12:09 PM3.43H
2019/10/02Wed6:06 PM0.15L
2019/10/03Thu12:26 AM2.78H
2019/10/03Thu06:05 AM0.13L
2019/10/03Thu1:04 PM3.32H
2019/10/03Thu7:06 PM0.38L
2019/10/04Fri01:21 AM2.60H
2019/10/04Fri06:58 AM0.35L
2019/10/04Fri2:04 PM3.19H
2019/10/04Fri8:11 PM0.56L
2019/10/05Sat02:21 AM2.46H
2019/10/05Sat07:58 AM0.56L
2019/10/05Sat3:08 PM3.08H
2019/10/05Sat9:19 PM0.68L
2019/10/06Sun03:26 AM2.38H
2019/10/06Sun09:04 AM0.69L
2019/10/06Sun4:13 PM3.01H
2019/10/06Sun10:23 PM0.72L
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8 foot waves from that 15 second swell.

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