Atlantic Coastal Cape May Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch
Issued: 6:43 AM EST Feb. 8, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 4 am EST
Tuesday...
... Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from late tonight
through Tuesday afternoon...

* location... coastal areas of southern New Jersey and Delaware
and areas along Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flooding... 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.

* Timing... the times of high tide along the New Jersey and
Delaware oceanfront are around 630 am to 730 am on Monday
morning... around 700 PM to 800 PM on Monday evening... and
around 730 am to 830 am on Tuesday morning. High tide on the
back bays... along Delaware Bay and along Raritan Bay occurs
later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

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

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for the
development of moderate tidal flooding.

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.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your County
please visit www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides (all in lower case).


Location time of predicted water level
                      high tide

Cape May, NJ 731 am Mon near 7.5 feet MLLW
(oceanfront) 754 PM Mon 7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
                      816 am Tue near 8.0 feet MLLW

Lewes, de 815 am Mon 6.5 to 7.0 feet MLLW
(delaware bay) 835 PM Mon near 6.5 feet MLLW
                      900 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW

Rehoboth Beach, de 719 am Mon 6.5 to 7.0 feet MLLW
(oceanfront) 736 PM Mon near 6.5 feet MLLW
                      806 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW

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