Coastal flood warning issued for New Jersey and Delaware

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Coastal flood warning National Weather Service/The area in green indicates where a coastal flood warning remains in effect. High tides expected at 6:24 a.m. in Atlantic City; 6:58 a.m. in Cape May

Motorists are advised to use caution this morning as a coastal flood warning remains in effect until 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Feb.9) for coastal New Jersey and Delaware and along Delaware Bay, according to a statement issued at 3:45 a.m. by the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly.

Areas of moderate tidal flooding are anticipated around the time of high tide this morning. 

Numerous roadways will flood and minor property damage is possible. The tides and wave action will result in moderate to severe beach erosion, NWS said. Click here for the original weather statement.

At Atlantic City (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 6:24 a.m. with a forecast tide level of around 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

Cape May (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 6:58 a.m. with a forecast tide level of 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean lower low water.

High tide on the back bays along Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

In other locations, at SeasideHeights (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 6:13 a.m. with a forecast tide level of around 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

At Sandy Hook high tide occurs at 6:43 a.m. with a forecast tide level of 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean lower low water.

A Breakwater Harbor, Del., (Delaware Bay) high tide occurs at 7:40 a.m. with a forecast tide level of around 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

At Rehoboth Beach, Del., (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 6:40 a.m. with a forecast tide level around 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

Wave heights off the coasts of New Jersey and Delaware are forecast to remain between 8 and 12 feet this morning.

A coastal flood warning indicates that moderate or major tidal flooding is imminent or occurring. Be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property.

Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be deeper than you think, notes NWS. You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your county see www.weather.gov/phi/tides.htm


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