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Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 8:18 PM EDT Mar. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 7 PM Thursday to 1 am
EDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
flood advisory, which is in effect from 7:00 PM Thursday until
1:00 am Friday.

* Locations... coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland
County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in
Delaware.

* Timing... high tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between
8:30 and 9:30 PM Thursday. High tide on the back bays and on
Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Coastal flood impacts... widespread minor flooding is anticipated
around the time of Thursday evening's high tide. Up to 1 foot of
saltwater inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying
areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. Roadway flooding is
expected. Some roads may be closed due to high water.

* Waves... wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are
forecast to be 5 to 7 feet. Wave heights on Delaware Bay should
by up to 3 to 4 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal flood advisory means that minor tidal flooding is
expected. 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
costly repairs.

Visit the advanced hydrologic prediction service at
water.Weather.Gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact
information for your local tide gauge.


Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Bowers Beach de
MLLW categories - minor 6.6 ft, moderate 7.6 ft, major 8.6 ft
mhhw categories - minor 0.9 ft, moderate 1.9 ft, major 2.9 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/10 PM 6.1 0.4 0.3 none
21/10 am 6.7 1.0 0.6 minor
21/11 PM 7.1 1.4 1.1 minor
22/11 am 5.7 0.0 -0.2 none
23/12 am 5.2 -0.5 -0.8 none
23/12 PM 4.1 -1.6 -1.5 none

Lewes de
MLLW categories - minor 6.0 ft, moderate 7.0 ft, major 8.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.4 ft, moderate 2.4 ft, major 3.4 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/09 PM 5.5 0.8 0.6 none
21/10 am 6.2 1.5 1.0 minor
21/10 PM 6.6 2.0 1.5 minor
22/10 am 5.5 0.8 0.4 none
22/11 PM 4.7 0.0 -0.4 none
23/11 am 3.7 -1.0 -1.1 none

Greenwich NJ
MLLW categories - minor 7.2 ft, moderate 8.2 ft, major 9.2 ft
mhhw categories - minor 0.8 ft, moderate 1.8 ft, major 2.8 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/11 PM 6.8 0.4 0.8 none
21/12 PM 7.4 1.0 1.2 minor
22/12 am 7.7 1.3 1.6 minor
22/12 PM 6.7 0.3 0.6 none
23/01 am 5.7 -0.7 -0.4 none
23/01 PM 4.7 -1.7 -1.2 none

Ocean City NJ
MLLW categories - minor 5.3 ft, moderate 6.3 ft, major 7.3 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.3 ft, moderate 2.3 ft, major 3.3 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/09 PM 4.6 0.6 0.2 none
21/09 am 5.4 1.4 0.7 minor
21/09 PM 5.9 1.9 1.4 minor
22/10 am 5.2 1.2 0.6 none
22/10 PM 4.4 0.4 -0.2 none
23/10 am 3.1 -0.9 -1.1 none

Cape May Harbor NJ
MLLW categories - minor 6.2 ft, moderate 7.2 ft, major 8.2 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.1 ft, moderate 2.1 ft, major 3.1 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/09 PM 5.7 0.6 0.4 none
21/09 am 6.3 1.2 0.6 minor
21/09 PM 6.6 1.5 1.1 minor
22/10 am 5.6 0.5 0.1 none
22/10 PM 5.3 0.2 -0.2 none
23/11 am 4.2 -0.9 -1.0 none





Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 8:18 PM EDT Mar. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 7 PM Thursday to 1 am
EDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
flood advisory, which is in effect from 7:00 PM Thursday until
1:00 am Friday.

* Locations... coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland
County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in
Delaware.

* Timing... high tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between
8:30 and 9:30 PM Thursday. High tide on the back bays and on
Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Coastal flood impacts... widespread minor flooding is anticipated
around the time of Thursday evening's high tide. Up to 1 foot of
saltwater inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying
areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. Roadway flooding is
expected. Some roads may be closed due to high water.

* Waves... wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are
forecast to be 5 to 7 feet. Wave heights on Delaware Bay should
by up to 3 to 4 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal flood advisory means that minor tidal flooding is
expected. 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
costly repairs.

Visit the advanced hydrologic prediction service at
water.Weather.Gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact
information for your local tide gauge.


Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Bowers Beach de
MLLW categories - minor 6.6 ft, moderate 7.6 ft, major 8.6 ft
mhhw categories - minor 0.9 ft, moderate 1.9 ft, major 2.9 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/10 PM 6.1 0.4 0.3 none
21/10 am 6.7 1.0 0.6 minor
21/11 PM 7.1 1.4 1.1 minor
22/11 am 5.7 0.0 -0.2 none
23/12 am 5.2 -0.5 -0.8 none
23/12 PM 4.1 -1.6 -1.5 none

Lewes de
MLLW categories - minor 6.0 ft, moderate 7.0 ft, major 8.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.4 ft, moderate 2.4 ft, major 3.4 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/09 PM 5.5 0.8 0.6 none
21/10 am 6.2 1.5 1.0 minor
21/10 PM 6.6 2.0 1.5 minor
22/10 am 5.5 0.8 0.4 none
22/11 PM 4.7 0.0 -0.4 none
23/11 am 3.7 -1.0 -1.1 none

Greenwich NJ
MLLW categories - minor 7.2 ft, moderate 8.2 ft, major 9.2 ft
mhhw categories - minor 0.8 ft, moderate 1.8 ft, major 2.8 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/11 PM 6.8 0.4 0.8 none
21/12 PM 7.4 1.0 1.2 minor
22/12 am 7.7 1.3 1.6 minor
22/12 PM 6.7 0.3 0.6 none
23/01 am 5.7 -0.7 -0.4 none
23/01 PM 4.7 -1.7 -1.2 none

Ocean City NJ
MLLW categories - minor 5.3 ft, moderate 6.3 ft, major 7.3 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.3 ft, moderate 2.3 ft, major 3.3 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/09 PM 4.6 0.6 0.2 none
21/09 am 5.4 1.4 0.7 minor
21/09 PM 5.9 1.9 1.4 minor
22/10 am 5.2 1.2 0.6 none
22/10 PM 4.4 0.4 -0.2 none
23/10 am 3.1 -0.9 -1.1 none

Cape May Harbor NJ
MLLW categories - minor 6.2 ft, moderate 7.2 ft, major 8.2 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.1 ft, moderate 2.1 ft, major 3.1 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
20/09 PM 5.7 0.6 0.4 none
21/09 am 6.3 1.2 0.6 minor
21/09 PM 6.6 1.5 1.1 minor
22/10 am 5.6 0.5 0.1 none
22/10 PM 5.3 0.2 -0.2 none
23/11 am 4.2 -0.9 -1.0 none