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Areal Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:17 PM EST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Monday afternoon through late
Monday night...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central New Jersey... northern New
Jersey... and southern New Jersey... including the following
areas... in central New Jersey... eastern Monmouth... Mercer... and
western Monmouth. In northern New Jersey... Middlesex...
Morris... and Somerset. In southern New Jersey... coastal ocean
and ocean.

* From Monday afternoon through late Monday night

* low pressure will develop and strengthen off the mid-Atlantic
coast on Monday... and then will meander just off the New Jersey
shoreline Monday night before departing on Tuesday. Bands of
moderate to heavy rain will spread into eastern and portions of
northeast New Jersey starting Monday afternoon... with the
heaviest rain falling Monday evening. Between 1 and 3 inches of
rain is expected in the watch area... with locally higher amounts
possibly approaching 4 inches. The highest rainfall is expected
across Monmouth and Middlesex counties... especially near the coast.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.


315 PM EST sun Jan 22 2017

... Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 3 am to 9 PM EST

* location... coastal areas of New Jersey from Middlesex County
down to Atlantic County.

* Coastal flooding... areas of minor flooding are expected with
the high tide early on Monday morning. Widespread minor
flooding is anticipated with the high tide late on Monday
afternoon into Monday evening with localized moderate flooding
possible at that time.

* Timing... high tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between
3:30 am and 4:30 am on Monday and again between 4:00 PM and
5:00 PM on Monday. High tide on the back bays and along
Raritan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge... around 2.0 to 2.5 feet above the astronomical tide
early on Monday morning. About 3.0 to 4.0 feet above the
astronomical tide from late Monday afternoon into Monday

* Waves... wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are
forecast to build to 12 to 16 feet on Monday.

* Impacts... localized roadway flooding is expected on Monday
morning. Additional roadways are anticipated to flood from late
Monday afternoon into Monday evening. The late day flooding may
be compounded by heavy rain. Also... significant beach erosion is

* Outlook... lingering minor tidal flooding may occur again
around the high tide early on Tuesday morning.

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.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your County
please go to www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides

High Wind Warning
Issued: 3:28 PM EST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 9 PM EST

* winds... northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing... the strongest winds are expected to occur Monday.

* Wind impacts... damaging winds will blow down trees and power
lines. Scattered to numerous power outages are expected.
Travel will be difficult... especially for high profile

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Storm Warning
Issued: 10:57 PM EST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Storm Warning now in effect until 4 am EST Tuesday...

* location... the coastal ocean waters of central New Jersey.

* Winds... northeast 30 to 45 kt with gusts up to 60 kt.

* Seas... 12 to 18 feet.

* Timing... gale force wind gusts will develop through the
overnight. The strongest winds are expected Monday from about
mid morning through late evening. Winds will gradually decrease
late Monday night. Seas will quickly build late tonight into
Monday. Gale force gusts may linger into early Tuesday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Storm Warning means winds of 48 to 63 knots are imminent or
occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port... or take
shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should
prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions... and
consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds
and waves subside.

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