Sunday “Angry Seas” Funday Will Last Until Tuesday
Yesterday everyone was treated to nor’easter like conditions without the usual annoying torrential rains and bone chilling cold. Welcome to our winter world, when the beaches get slammed with a full blown nor’easter. It was much cooler from this front moving through and boy does it feel good. Not to mention a solid reminder that fall weather is coming. Even the sky this evening looked like a fall evening, early sunset, and low, fast moving clouds.
The seas didn’t disappoint again today, carving out and smoothing out the beaches. The swells or waves topping the ledges at high tide, helped smooth out the beaches the sea carved cliffs into yesterday. Only issue was in order to do that, the sea had to flood the beaches, and it ain’t over yet.
We have some tropical storms brewing and building in the south, and they could push some more swell in this direction possibly within a week.
Meanwhile we will deal with more swell and weather for a few more days. Be careful at high tide the next couple of days, the beaches are a tad skinny, in some places almost nonexistent. North side beach at the Indian River Inlet is dune line thin.
Some minor inland bay flooding will occur on the next high tide due to the northeast winds. Monday morning will be a little wet in Oak Orchard at high tide, around 7:30 AM. If the wind doesn’t lay down we could see more minor flooding on the Monday evening high tide. Wednesday everything should lay down.
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-
630 PM EDT Sun Aug 25 2019
…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…
.TONIGHT…NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Swell mainly
from the N with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of
.MON…NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from
the N with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of showers
in the morning.
.MON NIGHT…E winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
late. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from the N
with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
.TUE…E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
.TUE NIGHT…E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED…E winds around 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT…S winds around 5 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
.THU…NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers
in the morning.
.THU NIGHT…W winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI…NW winds around 5 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas
2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT…SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Indian River Inlet Tide Chart