Summer Nor’easter Update


great dune, cape henlopen, delaware, sussex coutny
Cape Henlopen this morning looking towards the great dune.

Well … it’s raining … again.  The seas are angry today, but only a mild rage.  Last night’s rain was close to four inches for most of Sussex county.  The winds today are not as bad as predicted.  High tide is around 2:30 PM for the beaches, after that, around 5 to 6 PM I would check the beaches for treasures.  There is a sink hole that opened up on route 9 due to flood waters.  Fishing will be a bit rough today and the next couple of days, the water is going to be stirred up.  Expect the ocean beaches to clear up the fastest.  The back bays (inland) will be chocolate milk for a few days, so will the tidal creeks and rivers.  If you decide to go swimming in the ocean watch for rip currents.  The Delaware Bay is rocking a good three feet above average for the waves.  The ferry looks like a fun ride, aka the Cape May Lewes vomitorium.  We might take that ride today just for fun, yes we do that once in a while.   Be safe and smart in this wind it’s not bad but you just never know, lot of tree limbs will be hitting the ground, which reminds it is a good day to cut up firewood for the winter.  We are looking at a clear day tomorrow with a eleven  mile per hour northeast wind

Fish On!
Rich King

From the NWS …

Showers likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Windy, with a northeast wind 25 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
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Scattered showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind 11 to 16 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind around 7 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

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