Monday, February 8, 2016

Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Cape May County


On Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:06 am. the National Weather Service posted a coastal flood advisory for Cape May County. The flood advisory will remain in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. A coastal flood watch remains in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

Widespread minor coastal flooding is anticipated to develop this morning with localized moderate flooding possible at that time. Minor coastal flooding is expected to linger through the Monday evening high tide and into Monday night. There is the potential for widespread moderate coastal flooding on Tuesday morning.

The times of the high tide along the New Jersey oceanfront are around 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning and around 7 p.m. to 8 p.m on Monday evening. High tide on the back bays along the Delaware Bay occurs later than high tide on the oceanfront.

Wave heights are forecast to build to 8 – 12 feet on the near shore waters off Delaware and New Jersey. Waves on the Delaware Bay are expected to build to 3 -5 feet.

Roadway flooding is expected from Monday morning into Monday night, especially around the times of high tide. Widespread flooding and some damage to vulnerable structures is possible on Tuesday morning. Wave action will likely result in significant beach erosion.

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials.

Be sure to check the latest forecast from time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information becomes available.

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