Special Weather Statement: 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Date: October 12, 2017
City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
10:50 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017  
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City through 6 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 12).
Water levels are expected to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at about 2:27 p.m. Thursday. Forecasters project a tide just above 6 feet on the mean low water scale. Tides on Sept. 19, 2017, by comparison, reached 7.28 feet as Hurricane Jose passed by offshore. See sampling of Ocean City historic tides for context.
Street flooding could occur prior to high tide and may last for several hours. Resident should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are at higher elevation. These roads also offer the safest routes of travel across the length of the island.
Strong northeasterly winds could push water into the back bays and contribute to flooding. The regularly predicted tide does not coincide with a new or full moon and is not exceptionally high.
For Police & Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.