Coastal flooding continues tonight through Sunday with strong gales and even storm warning conditions in Southern New Jersey. Winds from the northeast at 25 to 45 knots with higher gusts for the next 2 days will create higher than normal tides and beach erosion up and down the New Jersey coast. Coastal Flood Warning is in effect through Sunday.
You don’t see STORM WARNINGS posted for the coastal waters too often but they are up and this may create confusion but this is NOT REALTED TO HURRICANE JOAQUIN! I just want to be clear on this that STORM WARNINGS is a marine reference to winds usually greater than 50 knots. Coastal Flood Warnings for the entire New Jersey Shore. Gale Warnings north of Atlantic City.
…STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT SATURDAY…
* LOCATION…THE COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET TO GREAT
EGG INLET NEW JERSEY.
* WINDS…NORTHEAST 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT.
* SEAS…11 TO 16 FEET.
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.
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE NEW JERSEY SHORE
…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON…
Synopsis: A STALLED FRONT WILL REMAIN OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST INTO THIS WEEKEND WHILE LARGE AND STRENGTHENING HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS SOUTHEAST CANADA. MEANWHILE, THE FORECAST TRACK OF HURRICANE JOAQUIN WAS TRENDING EASTWARD AWAY FROM OUR AREA, BUT IT STILL NEEDS TO BE MONITORED FOR POTENTIAL IMPACT HERE EARLY NEXT WEEK. ONCE JOAQUIN PASSES BY EARLY NEXT WEEK, A PAIR OF HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL FOLLOW INTO OUR REGION FOR THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.