Special Weather Statement: Coastal Flood Advisory

May 2, 2021 gqwtpnhm

first_img(Image courtesy National Weather Service) The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.A new moon tide and steady northeast winds will combine to push water levels into the “minor” tidal flooding category. The current advisory forecasts water levels to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasters project a level of 6.1 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). By comparison, tides reached 5.43 feet on Monday morning and 5.71 feet on Sunday morning. The forecast for high tide at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday is 5.5 feet. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels. Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation.For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.last_img

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