Special Weather Statement - 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018

Date: May 18, 2018



City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management

Special Weather Statement:

9:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018  

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City from 6 p.m. Thursday (May 17) through 6 p.m. Saturday (May 19). A Coastal Flood Advisory also is in effect from 9 p.m. Friday through 2 a.m. Saturday.
The forecast calls for several bands of heavy rain over the next two days with a combined total of more than 5 inches possible. Higher than normal tides from a new moon this week and strong northeast winds could contribute to flooding. 
Residents and guests are asked to closely monitor the forecast and weather conditions and be prepared to move vehicles. Please don’t be caught off-guard. Street flooding could occur prior to high tide and may last for several hours. 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. 
Parking will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity if you take advantage of this service).
High tides at the Ninth Street Bridge include:
  • 11:24 a.m. Friday, May 18
  • 11:39 p.m. Friday, May 18
  • 12:23 p.m. Saturday, May 19
  • 12:37 a.m. Sunday, May 20
The NWS predicts the highest tide at 5.9 feet on the mean low water scale on Friday night. See sampling of Ocean City historic tides for context: www.ocnj.us/octides.
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 & Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.