Middlesex Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 4:08 PM EST on January 25, 2015

...Blizzard Warning in effect from noon Monday to 6 PM EST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from noon Monday to 6 PM EST Tuesday. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect.

* Hazard types...heavy snow with strong winds causing considerable blowing and drifting.

* Snow accumulations...18 to 28 inches, with locally higher amounts.

* Timing...snow begins around daybreak Monday with some impact to the morning commute, then is expected to become heavy at times late Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning before tapering off during Tuesday afternoon. The brunt of the storm looks to occur Monday night through early Tuesday afternoon, where snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour are anticipated.

* Impacts...extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds, resulting in whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs.

* Winds...northeast 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph Monday, then becoming north 20 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph Monday night into Tuesday with the highest gusts closer to the coast.

* Temperatures...around 30 degrees Monday, then dropping into the mid 20s Monday night and Tuesday.

* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you and make sure your cell phone is fully charged. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

Coastal Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:02 PM EST on January 25, 2015

...Coastal Flood Watch in effect from Monday evening through late Monday night...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal Flood Watch. It is in effect from Monday evening through late Monday night.

* Location...coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware, including Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flooding...moderate flooding is anticipated around the time of Monday night's high tide.

* At Sandy Hook, New Jersey (sandy hook bay) high tide occurs at 107 am Tuesday, with a forecast tide level of 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean lower low water.

* At Seaside Heights, New Jersey (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 1237 am Tuesday, with a forecast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

* At Atlantic City, New Jersey (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 1250 am Tuesday, with a forecast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

* At Cape May, New Jersey (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 124 am Tuesday, with a forecast tide level 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean lower low water.

* At Lewes, Delaware (delaware bay) high tide occurs at 159 am Tuesday, with a forecast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

* At Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 1259 am, with a forecast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

* High tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along Raritan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Seas...wave heights on the ocean waters are forecast to range from 10 to 16 feet with breaking waves expected to range from 5 to 8 feet. Waves on Delaware Bay are forecast to be 3 to 7 feet.

* Impacts...numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate property damage is likely. The Tides and wave action will result in moderate to severe beach erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This coastal Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of moderate coastal flooding. Pay close attention to updated forecasts and statements and take appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials.

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).