Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
1:48 PM EDT
National Weather Service
... High rip current risk remains in effect through late tonight...
... Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to
1 am EDT Friday...
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to
1 am EDT Friday.
* Location... the northern New Jersey Atlantic shore of Monmouth
* Coastal flooding... tidal inundation flooding will be deeper than
what occurred this morning. Minor coastal flooding is likely
with the high tide this this evening... and may approach moderate
* Risk of rip currents... there is a high risk of dangerous rip
currents through tonight.
* Timing... the oceanfront coastal flooding is expected with the
high tide between 7 and 9 PM. High tide on the Bay Side may
occur up to 3 hours later. The high risk of rip currents will
continue through tonight.
* Impacts... roadway flooding is expected near the time of high
* Surge... tides will be 1 to 2 feet above astronomical tides.
However... heavy rain at the time of high tides could exacerbate
coastal flooding... leading to total water levels even higher.
* Waves... 4 to 8 feet.
* Outlook... at least minor tidal inundation flooding is
anticipated with the Friday morning high tide cycle... and
possibly again Friday evening.
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
There is a high risk of rip currents. A high risk of rip currents
implies that wind and/or wave conditions will support the
development of very strong rip currents. These rip currents will
be life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol
flags and signs.
If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.
For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your
County please go to www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides