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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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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Notice: State Announces 24/7 Ebola Information Hotline

2014-11-12 11:41:17 emccmp

Ebola graphicA message from the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management regarding Ebola:

The New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Poison Information and Eudcation System have opened a free, 24/7 telephone call center line to answer any questions you may have about Ebola. If you have any questions, please call the Ebola Call Center at 1-800-962-1253.

Thank you

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Gale Warning

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The New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center (NJ ROIC) reports the State Office of Emergency Management (NJ OEM) is monitoring a weather event in coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS).

SUMMARY: A Gale Warning is now in effect until 10 PM this evening, 7 November 2014. Northwest winds will be 20-30 knots with gusts to 40 knots, and seas may be up to 6 feet. Strongest gusts are anticipated between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

IMPACT: A Gale Warning means that winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or occurring. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.
Quad 11.7.14_2

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Weekend Coastal Storm Saturday-Sunday Nov. 1-2, 2014

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A Coastal Storm, developing off the North Carolina Coast will move northeastward and deliver a glancing blow to the area over the weekend. Rain, wind and minor tidal flooding are expected.

The executive summary is below:
• Changes with this Briefing Package…
• A Gale Warning is in effect for the New Jersey Coastal Waters from Saturday Morning through Sunday.
• A Gale Warning is in effect for the Delaware Coastal Waters and Lower Delaware Bay from noon Saturday through Sunday.
• A Coastal Flood Advisory, for Minor Tidal Flooding is in effect from Atlantic City Southward from 1 PM until 7 PM Saturday. North of Atlantic City, minor tidal flooding is still possible but should be more spotty.


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