…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM EDT THIS
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM EDT THIS
* LOCATION…COASTAL AREAS OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE AND ALONG
* COASTAL FLOODING…MARGINAL MINOR FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AROUND
THE TIME OF TONIGHT`S HIGH TIDE, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE DELAWARE
COAST AND THE SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY COAST.
* TIMING…HIGH TIDE ON THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE OCEANFRONT AS
WELL AS RARITAN BAY OCCURS BETWEEN 700 PM AND 900 PM. HIGH TIDE
ON THE BACK BAYS AND ALONG DELAWARE BAY OCCURS LATER THAN THE
HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEANFRONT.
* SEAS…WAVE HEIGHTS ON THE OCEAN WATERS WILL BE 5 TO 7 FEET.
WAVE HEIGHTS ON DELAWARE BAY WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET.
* IMPACTS…LOCALIZED ROADWAY FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED. POSSIBLE
HEAVY RAIN COULD EXACERBATE TIDAL AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING
ESPECIALLY IN DELAWARE.
* FORECAST…THERE IS ALSO A CHANCE OF MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WITH
TUESDAY NIGHT`S HIGH TIDE.
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED. MINOR TIDAL FLOODING OFTEN RESULTS IN SOME ROAD
CLOSURES. USUALLY…THE MOST VULNERABLE ROADWAYS WILL FLOOD.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE AT A LOCATION THAT IS PRONE TO TIDAL
FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. THE
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN YOU THINK IT IS. YOU WILL BE PUTTING
YOURSELF IN DANGER AND YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE DAMAGED…LEADING TO
Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to
midnight EDT tonight…
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advisory… which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to
midnight EDT tonight.
* Location… lower Delaware Bay, the New Jersey side of Raritan
Bay as well as the Atlantic Ocean facing counties in New Jersey
* Coastal flooding… minor tidal flooding is likely.
* Timing… high tide occurs on the Oceanside and Raritan Bay
around 8 PM this evening and takes up to a few hours to work its
way into Delaware Bay and the back bays.
* Impacts… roadways prone to tidal flooding should flood around the
time of high tide tonight.
* Outlook… additional minor tidal flooding is possible with
subsequent high tides on Monday and Tuesday nights.
A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that minor tidal flooding is
anticipated. Minor tidal flooding often results in some Road
closures. Usually… the most vulnerable roadways will flood.
Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal
flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged… leading to
ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
1055 AM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL NEW JERSEY AND
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.
.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH.
SWATHS OF HIGH IMPACT DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS WITH FLASH FLOODING
EXPECTED LATER TODAY OR THIS EVENING. PLEASE SEE SPECIAL WEATHER
STATEMENT OR SIMILAR FACEBOOK POST FOR DETAILS.
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
418 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
ATLANTIC BURLINGTON CAMDEN
CAPE MAY CUMBERLAND GLOUCESTER
• Emergency Managers and other Key Partners,
Another briefing package has been issued concerning Hurricane Arthur (attached). This will be the final briefing package for this event. The Executive Summary is as follows:
• Hurricane Arthur strengthened into a Category 2 storm overnight. Maximum sustained winds are now near 100 mph with higher gusts. At 900 AM, the center of Arthur was located about 130 miles off the Virginia coast, moving northeast at 23 MPH. Arthur’s forward motion is expected to increase as it continues to move northeast and gradually weaken. It will pass well off the Delaware and New Jersey coasts today.
• Precipitation associated with Arthur will affect both Delaware and New Jersey through the afternoon hours. Rain will be heavy at times, resulting in rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour in spots. Flash flooding, along with street and poor drainage flooding, can be expected. A flash flood watch remains in effect for all of Delaware and small adjacent section of the Maryland eastern shore, as well as southern and eastern New Jersey. Showers and thunderstorms are also expected in eastern Pennsylvania associated with a slow moving cold front, but rainfall rates are expected to be lower with that system. Showers and thunderstorms should end in most areas by early this evening.
• Tides will not be an issue with this hurricane.
• North to northeast winds will gradually turn to the northwest later today as Arthur passes by. Expect wind speeds in the 15 to 25 mph range with gusts up to 40 mph possible right on the coast. Winds speeds will be less further inland.
• Rip currents will be a MAJOR threat throughout the July 4th holiday weekend, even though Saturday and Sunday look very nice weather-wise in the wake of Arthur.
• This will be the final briefing package for this event unless significant changes occur. Stay tuned to the latest weather information at www.weather.gov/phi.