Friday, October 11, 2019

Coastal Flood Warnings Posted Until Tomorrow Morning

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly cloudy as Ms Sun due to cross the horizon in about half an hour from now.  It's breezy with winds out of the North at 15-20mph.  It'll be a mostly cloudy day with peeks of the sun as temps get up into the mid-60s.  Breezes will remain out of the North at 18-20mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-upper 50s and winds out of the North at 10-15mph.  The weekend's looking 50-50 with Saturday being the sunnier of the two days.  Sunday afternoon into the evening has a 60% chance of showers in the forecast.  Monday (Columbus Day) seems to be the nicest day so far with clouds checking out by morning, plentiful sunshine and temps in the low-70s.  So, this Coastal Storm hovering hundreds of miles off our coast has created some havoc with that ol' tidal flooding.  On last night's high tide, the ocean was crashing over the seawall in North Wildwood and the tide almost came up to the boardwalk in Wildwood.  In the low-lying areas, the flooding was pretty intense.  On my street (back bay / low-lying area), the water rose over the sidewalks onto and up the driveways.  Expect more of that on today's and tonight's high tides.  Be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action.  Move your vehicles and do not drive through floodwaters (like some I witnessed creating a wake down my street on last night's high tide).  Your vehicle will surely be damaged with all that corrosive saltwater seeping into every nook and cranny of your undercarriage.  The Flood sirens were blaring as well as I was also notified by phone by our emergency services on the island to move the vehicles. By the looks of things, lots of neighbors chose to take heed.  A few did not unfortunately.  Remember that the high tide on the backside (bay/marsh area) is one hour later than the high tide posted.  The Full Moon is Sunday and is also attributing to these intense high tides.  Take precautions.
High tide: 7:10AM and 7:24PM
Low tide: 12:57PM
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset: 6:28PM

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