EMERGENCY UPDATES

SNOW BAND 12/11/14

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A BAND OF HEAVIER SNOW WILL AFFECT ATLANTIC,CUMBERLAND,NORTHERN CAPE MAY,NORTHERN KENT,SALEM,SOUTHEASTERN CECIL,SOUTHERN BURLINGTON,SOUTHERN CAMDEN,SOUTHERN GLOUCESTER,SOUTHERN NEW CASTLE AND SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTIES,

AT 1158 AM EST,THE BACK EDGE OF A BAND OF HEAVIER SNOW WAS LOCATED FROM 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GLOUCESTER CITY TO 12 MILES SOUTH OF NEWARK TO 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF MIDDLE RIVER,MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

THE SNOW WITHIN THIS BAND IS DROPPING VISIBILITIES RAPIDLY TO LESS THAN ONE MILE.

THE SNOW SHOWERS WILL AFFECT MUNICIPALITIES IN AND AROUND SALEM,GLASSBORO,CAYOTS,ATCO,PORT PENN, TABERNACLE AND SICKLERVILLE.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS IF YOU MUST TRAVEL AS THERE WILL BE CHANGING AND IN SOME PLACES GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES. SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE DURING THE HEAVIER BURSTS ON MAINLY GRASSY AND NON PAVED SURFACES AND SHOULD AVERAGE LESS THAN AN INCH WHERE THIS OCCURS.

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COASTAL FLOOD WARNING FOR CAPE MAY COUNTY 12-08 TO 12-10

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COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM EST
TUESDAY,

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD WARNING,WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM EST TUESDAY.
THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

LOCATION,COASTAL AREAS OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE.

COASTAL FLOODING,MINOR FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AROUND HIGH
TIDE THIS EVENING. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED DURING
THE TUESDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE. HEAVY RAIN AND ROUGH SURF AT THE
TIME OF HIGH TIDE WILL ENHANCE TO FLOODING PROBLEM.

AT SANDY HOOK, NEW JERSEY,HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING WILL
OCCUR AT 910 PM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 6.8 FEET ABOVE
MEAN LOWER LOW WATER. THE HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING WILL OCCUR
AT 919 AM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL OF 7.5 TO 8.0 FEET ABOVE
MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

AT SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY,HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING WILL
OCCUR AT 840 PM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 6.5 FEET ABOVE
MEAN LOWER LOW WATER. THE HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING WILL OCCUR
AT 849 AM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 7.0 FEET ABOVE MEAN
LOWER LOW WATER.

AT ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY,HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING WILL
OCCUR AT 846 PM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 6.2 FEET ABOVE
MEAN LOWER LOW WATER. THE HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING WILL OCCUR
AT 857 AM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL OF NEAR 7.2 FEET ABOVE MEAN
LOWER LOW WATER.

AT CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY (OCEANFRONT),HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING
WILL OCCUR AT 920 PM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 6.8 FEET
ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW WATER. THE HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING WILL
OCCUR AT 931 AM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL OF 7.5 TO 8.0 FEET
ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

AT LEWES, DELAWARE,HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING WILL OCCUR AT 956
PM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 6.1 FEET ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW
WATER. THE HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING WILL OCCUR AT 1011 AM WITH
A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 7.2 FEET ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

AT REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE,HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING WILL
OCCUR AT 854 PM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 6.4 FEET ABOVE
MEAN LOWER LOW WATER. THE HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING WILL OCCUR
AT 921 AM WITH A FORECAST TIDE LEVEL NEAR 7.1 FEET ABOVE MEAN
LOWER LOW WATER.

HIGH TIDE ON THE BACK BAYS, ALONG THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN
BAYS OCCURS LATER THAN THE HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEANFRONT.

IMPACTS,EXPECT ROADWAYS PRONE TO MINOR TIDAL FLOODING TO
FLOOD THIS EVENING. EXPECT ROAD CLOSURES DURING THE TIMES OF
HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING WHEN HIGHER WATER LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED. IN ADDITION WIND DRIVEN HEAVY RAINS AND WAVE ACTION
WILL EXACERBATE THE POTENTIAL FOR BEACH EROSION TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS,

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING INDICATES THAT MODERATE OR MAJOR TIDAL
FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. BE PREPARED FOR RISING WATER
LEVELS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.
FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICIALS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. THE WATER MAY BE
DEEPER THAN YOU THINK. YOU WILL BE PUTTING YOURSELF IN DANGER AND
YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE DAMAGED,LEADING TO COSTLY REPAIRS.

FOR A LIST OF THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TIDE HEIGHTS IN YOUR
COUNTY,PLEASE GO TO WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/PHI/TIDES.HTM (ALL IN
LOWER CASE).

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Coastal Storm Monday-Tuesday Dec. 8-9, 2014

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To our Emergency Managers and Other Key Partners:

A coastal storm is expected to impact the area beginning later Monday and continue through at least Tuesday. Rain, some wintry precipitation, tidal flooding, heavy rain and wind are all possible for portions of the area.

The Executive Summary is below:

•Low pressure is forecast to develop off the southeastern United States coast on Monday then move northward Monday night into Tuesday. It is forecast to make its closest pass to the New Jersey and Delaware coasts early Tuesday.
•There is still uncertainty as to the track and strength of the low, which will impact the overall forecast.
•Precipitation is forecast to overspread our region from the south Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday before tapering off Tuesday night or possibly Wednesday.
•At this point, due to the track of the storm being close to the coast, most areas will experience mainly rain.
•There is the potential for snow and mixed precipitation Monday night mainly north and west of the Interstate 95 and Interstate 78 corridors. By daybreak Tuesday, most locations will become all rain except for the Poconos and extreme northern New Jersey. Similar to the pre-Thanksgiving event, precipitation type could be elevation dependent.
•The rain could mix back with some snow before tapering off Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
•Snowfall amounts of 2 inches or greater are possible through Tuesday afternoon in the Poconos and extreme northwest New Jersey, in addition to some light icing.
•Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Some of the rain could be locally heavy, especially on Tuesday, which could cause flooding of small streams, in urban areas and on road surfaces.
•Northeasterly winds are forecast to increase to 10 to 20 mph on Tuesday with gusts to 25 or 30 mph possible, especially closer to the coast. Depending on the track of the storm, the wind could be stronger.
•Gale force wind gusts are possible on the coastal waters of New Jersey and Delaware from Monday night into Tuesday. Storm conditions can not be ruled out, ultimately depending on the track and strength of the storm.
•Moderate tidal flooding is possible on Monday and Minor to Moderate tidal flooding is possible Tuesday on the Ocean and Delaware Bay.
•Another briefing package for this event will be issued around 400 PM on Sunday barring any significant changes. Please monitor our website at www.weather.gov/PHI for the latest updates and changes.
The briefing package can also be found at
–http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages

http://http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages

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Winter Weather Briefing - Wednesday's storm 11/26/14

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Emergency Managers and other Key Partners,
Attached is the latest briefing from the National Weather Service (330 PM Monday) concerning
Wednesday’s storm. The Executive Summary is as follows:
•New/updated information with this briefing package:
•Portions of the Winter Storm Watch have been upgraded to a Warning over parts of eastern Pennsylvania and northern NJ. The Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday continues elsewhere over southeastern Pennsylvania and the northern half of New Jersey. Please see map on following slides.
•Impacts: Wet, heavy snow in the north. Heavy rain in the south. Gusty winds everywhere. Land and air travel will be negatively impacted Wednesday and Wednesday night just before a major holiday. Power outages are likely with the combination of gusty winds and snow hanging on wires and tree limbs.
•Storm timing has sped up. High impact weather will be moving into the region by daybreak Wednesday.

•Details are as follows:
•Low pressure is forecast to develop over the eastern Gulf of Mexico tonight. The low is expected to intensify as it tracks north northeastward along the East Coast. The center of the low is anticipated to pass just east of Delaware and New Jersey late Wednesday before reaching New England and its coastal waters late Wednesday night.
•Precipitation is forecast to overspread our region from the south on Wednesday morning. Precipitation is expected to be rain during the daylight hours on Wednesday from the Interstate 95 corridor southeastward and mainly snow at locations well to the northwest. The rain-snow line is anticipated to move southeastward on Wednesday night with the rain changing to snow along the Interstate 95 corridor. The precipitation is forecast to end late Wednesday night.
•Snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches are possible to the northwest of the Interstate 95 corridor from Wednesday into Wednesday night, with 5 to 10 inches expected further inland and over higher terrain (snow map attached).
•Precipitation from this event, both rain and snow, will negatively impact the busy holiday travel period from Wednesday into Wednesday night. Because of the high volume of holiday traffic, travel plans completed before 7 AM Wednesday morning would avoid most of the trouble from this event, particularly north and west of the I-95 corridor. Expect airline delays.
•Northerly winds are forecast to increase to 10 to 20 mph on Wednesday with gusts to 25 or 30 mph possible. The wind is expected to become northwest Wednesday night.
•Gale force wind gusts are expected on the coastal waters of New Jersey and Delaware from Wednesday into Wednesday night.
•Given the speed of this storm and timing of the lunar cycle, tidal flooding is NOT expected to be a major problem during this event, but spotty minor flooding is possible at the times of high tide on Wednesday.
•Another briefing package for this event will be issued around 430 PM today (Tuesday). Please monitor our website at www.weather.gov/PHI for the latest updates and changes.
Weather briefing 4 WFO PHI – 2014-11-25 1030 AM

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Memorial Service For Art Treon Sat. Nov. 29th, 2014

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CAPE MAY COUNTY FIRE CHIEF’S ASSOCIATION
171 Crest Haven Rd.
Cape May Court House, N.J. 08210
Conrad Johnson, Jr., President Art Treon, Vice President
November 22, 2014
It is with deep regret that we announce the arrangements for the Memorial Service for our departed comrade, brother and most of all, our friend, Art Treon.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday November 29, 2014 at the Lower Township Performing Arts Center located at 687 Rte. 9 North Cape May NJ 08204.
The service will begin with a time for friends and Colleagues to gather in his memory beginning at 08:30 and ending at 11:30, It is requested that all those attending be seated by 11:30 so the family can be escorted and arrive just prior to 12:00 noon.
The planned memorial service will begin at 12:00 noon
Following the service only Family members along with the Town Bank Volunteer Fire Co. will escort Art to the Town Bank Fire Station for a “Last Call” ceremony, it is asked that anyone wishing to attend this ceremony depart the memorial service and go directly to the Town Bank Fire Station located at 224 Town Bank Rd. North Cape May NJ 08204.
Immediately following the ceremony, Art’s Family and Town Bank Fire Co. will continue to escort Art to his final resting place. All others attending are asked to remain at the Fire Station and continue to celebrate the life of Art Treon and share each other’s company and stories of Art, along with members of the Town Bank Fire Co. upon their return.
Because the escort will be limited to Art’s family and the Town Bank Fire Co., it is asked that attending Fire Departments and agencies refrain from bringing apparatus larger than command size vehicles.
Any department having questions can contact Fire Marshal, Connie Johnson at 609-780-4950 or cjohnson@co.cape-may.nj.us.

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