Special Weather Statement: 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
|Date:||November 4, 2017|
City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
7:45 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday (Nov. 5, 2017).
Water levels are expected to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at about 8:31 a.m. Sunday. Forecasters predict a tide at about 6 feet on the mean low water scale. Tides on Sept. 19, 2017, by comparison, reached 6.57 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.
Steady easterly winds could push water into the back bays and contribute to flooding. The regularly predicted tide is higher than normal (5.0 feet MLW) because of a full moon on Saturday.
For Police & Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.