Weekend Nor’easter Update
I Asked Jeff Wise To Give Us His Thoughts On This Coastal Storm System He Always Has A Great Eye On The Weather
A Potpourri of Watches and Warnings Being Issued by the NWS …
The threat has been advertised since the beginning of the week for a potent Nor’easter to move up and along the eastern seaboard. But will hug it the coast or remain far enough offshore to limit the effects for our region? With strong, gusty NE winds expect wind chills to remain in the lower 30s.
Here are the latest watches & warnings for the Delmarva Region:
**A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 7:00 AM Saturday to 3:00 AM Monday morning**
**A High Surf Advisory remains in effect from 10:00 AM Saturday to 6:00 AM Monday**
** Surf or Rip Current Risk- Large breaking waves of 8 feet- 16+ feet will result in dangerous surf conditions. Do not enter or approach the water due to the risk of being swept away.
** Coastal Flood Impacts: Up to one foot of inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways**
** Shoreline Impacts: Large waves along with the rising water levels will cause severe beach and coastal damage starting as early as late Saturday morning, but especially Saturday night
into Sunday. Waves could severely damage dune structures resulting in damage to property along the shoreline including some property located immediately behind dune structures. As always with any coastal storm threat, actions should be taken to protect life and property.
**Delaware Bay: Gale Warnings for both Saturday & Sunday. NE winds 35-45 mph. Seas 3-8 ft through the weekend**
Synopsis: It will become increasingly windy later tonight as this low pressure system develops in the Atlantic and a large high pressure moves over New England. This will then cause a strong pressure gradient to develop with very strong NE winds for much of the weekend. A coastal flood event is likely with water levels reaching high-end moderate to major flood levels in the southern Delmarva region. Water levels will reach moderate flood levels on the MD and DE beach areas during the high tides on Sunday.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance for showers to develop. With a cold high pressure filtering down from southern Canada, highs are likely to only reach the the upper 30s to lower 40s. Sustained NE winds of 30-35 mph will gusts to as high as 50 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with rain likely, the rain could be heavy at times early if the low pressure takes more of a westerly track. Temps will range in the lower to mid 40s. NE winds 35 mph gusting to 45 at times.
Tides Indian River Inlet …
Keep an eye on high tide if you do venture onto the beaches. You can use the Deldot Web cam on the Charles W Cullen Bridge The water could very easily hit the foot of the dunes. Parks may even close some of the drive on beaches. I would expect to see the point close first, followed by Conquest to Faithful Steward. Water temperatures are dropping fast around the inland bays. No go for boats this weekend, you will have to fish from shore. This is great striped bass weather.
NOAA 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-
637 AM EST Sat Nov 16 2019
…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…
.TODAY…NE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft, building to 8 to 11 ft this afternoon. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
.TONIGHT…NE winds around 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas
9 to 12 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
10 seconds. A chance of rain late.
.SUN…NE winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 9 to
12 ft dominant period 12 seconds. A chance of rain early in the
morning, then rain likely in the late morning and afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT…NE winds 30 to 35 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft
dominant period 12 seconds. Rain likely.
.MON…N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, becoming NW
15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 7 to
10 ft. Rain likely, mainly in the morning.
.MON NIGHT…W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the
evening. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. A
chance of rain.
.TUE…W winds around 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT…NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED…NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
.WED NIGHT…NW winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.