Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
5:08 AM EDT
National Weather Service
... High rip current risk remains in effect through this evening...
... Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 11 PM EDT this
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advisory... which is in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.
* Location... the New Jersey shore and Delaware beaches.
* Coastal flooding... minor coastal flooding is possible with both
the high tide this morning and the high tide this evening. Tidal
flooding may approach moderate with the high tide this evening.
Note that there is also a risk of flooding due to heavy rain
through out the day.
* Risk of rip currents... there is a high risk of rip currents
through this evening.
* Timing... the coastal flooding is expected with the high tides
which will occur between 7 and 9 am and 7 and 9 PM on the ocean
front. High tide on the Bay Side may occur up to one hour later.
The high risk of rip currents will continue through this
* Impacts... roadway flooding is expected near both high tides.
* Surge... tides will be up 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... waves as high as 9 feet are possible
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.
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
For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your
County please go to www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides