Atlantic Coastal Cape May Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Warning
Issued: 4:44 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory now in effect until 10 PM EDT this
... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 1 am EDT

* location... coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware.

* Coastal flooding... moderate flooding is anticipated with high
tide this evening.

* Timing... high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront
occurs between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM this evening. High tide on
the back bays occurs later than the high tide on the

* Surge... 1.5 to 2.5 feet above astronomical tide.

* Waves... large breaking waves of 8 to 11 feet along the coast
through this evening.

* Rip currents... there is a high risk for the development of rip

* Coastal flooding impacts... widespread roadway flooding is
expected and minor property damage is possible, especially
around high tide this evening.

* Surf and rip current impacts... significant beach erosion,
localized dune overwash and minor damage to piers have already
been reported today. Dangerous and potentially life
threatening conditions will exist for those who decide to
enter the surf zone.

* Outlook... the potential for minor coastal flooding near times of
high tide and a high risk of rip currents will continue into
Wednesday and possibly Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing beach erosion and dangerous
swimming conditions.

A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or
imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water... and take appropriate action to protect life
and property.

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

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

Forecast time of predicted
location high Tide Water level

Sandy Hook
New Jersey 8:03 PM Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
(sandy hook bay)

Seaside Heights
New Jersey 7:33 PM Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW

Atlantic City
New Jersey 7:45 PM Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW

Cape May
New Jersey 8:19 PM Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW

Delaware 9:00 PM Tue near 7.5 feet MLLW
(delaware bay)

Rehoboth Beach
Delaware 8:00 PM Tue 7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW

high tide on the back bays occurs later than the high tide on the