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Coastal Flood Advisory
DEZ002-003-NJZ012-013-020>023-027-301600-
/O.NEW.KPHI.CF.Y.0024.160930T1100Z-160930T1600Z/
KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-
ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-
140 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
NOON EDT TODAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
NOON EDT TODAY.

* LOCATION...THE COASTAL PLAINS OF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED WITH THE
FRIDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE.

* TIMING...HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEAN FRONT IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 7 AND
9 AM. HIGH TIDE ON THE DELAWARE BAY AND BACK BAYS MAY OCCUR UP
TO 3 HOURS LATER.

* SURGE...TOTAL WATER LEVEL WILL BE ONE TO TWO FEET ABOVE
ASTRONOMICAL TIDES.

* WAVES...UP TO 5 FEET.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAY FLOODING IS EXPECTED NEAR THE TIME OF HIGH
TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS
EXPECTED. MINOR TIDAL FLOODING OFTEN RESULTS IN SOME ROAD
CLOSURES. USUALLY...THE MOST VULNERABLE ROADWAYS WILL FLOOD.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE AT A LOCATION THAT IS PRONE TO TIDAL
FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. THE
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN YOU THINK IT IS. YOU WILL BE PUTTING
YOURSELF IN DANGER AND YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE DAMAGED...LEADING TO
COSTLY REPAIRS.

FOR A LIST OF THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TIDE HEIGHTS IN YOUR
COUNTY PLEASE GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/TIDES

&&

$$

Coastal Flood Advisory
DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-302100-
/O.NEW.KPHI.CF.Y.0024.160930T1100Z-160930T1600Z/
/O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-160930T2200Z/
DELAWARE BEACHES-EASTERN MONMOUTH-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
140 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
NOON EDT TODAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
NOON EDT TODAY.

* LOCATION...THE NEW JERSEY SHORE AND DELAWARE BEACHES.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED WITH THE
FRIDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE.

* RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT.

* TIMING...HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEAN FRONT IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 7 AND
9 AM. HIGH TIDE ON THE BAY SIDE MAY OCCUR UP TO 2 HOURS LATER.
THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAY FLOODING IS EXPECTED NEAR THE TIME OF HIGH
TIDE.

* SURGE...TOTAL WATER LEVEL WILL BE ONE TO TWO FEET ABOVE
ASTRONOMICAL TIDES. HEAVY RAIN AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDES COULD
EXACERBATE COASTAL FLOODING...LEADING TO TOTAL WATER LEVELS EVEN
HIGHER.

* WAVES...UP TO 9 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS
EXPECTED. MINOR TIDAL FLOODING OFTEN RESULTS IN SOME ROAD
CLOSURES. USUALLY...THE MOST VULNERABLE ROADWAYS WILL FLOOD.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE AT A LOCATION THAT IS PRONE TO TIDAL
FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. THE
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN YOU THINK IT IS. YOU WILL BE PUTTING
YOURSELF IN DANGER AND YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE DAMAGED...LEADING TO
COSTLY REPAIRS.

FOR A LIST OF THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TIDE HEIGHTS IN YOUR
COUNTY PLEASE GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/TIDES

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT THE
DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL
BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

FOR A LIST OF THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TIDE HEIGHTS IN YOUR COUNTY
PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/TIDES

&&

$$

Flash Flood Watch
DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ016-021-023-024-PAZ070-
302000-
/O.CON.KPHI.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-160930T2000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NEW CASTLE-KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-CECIL-KENT MD-
QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-CAROLINE-SALEM-CUMBERLAND-CAPE MAY-
ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-DELAWARE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILMINGTON...DOVER...GEORGETOWN...
REHOBOTH BEACH...ELKTON...CHESTERTOWN...CENTREVILLE...EASTON...
DENTON...PENNSVILLE...MILLVILLE...CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE...
OCEAN CITY...MEDIA
758 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF DELAWARE...NORTHEAST MARYLAND...SOUTHERN NEW
JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS...IN DELAWARE...DELAWARE BEACHES...INLAND SUSSEX...KENT
AND NEW CASTLE. IN NORTHEAST MARYLAND...CAROLINE...CECIL...
KENT MD...QUEEN ANNES AND TALBOT. IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY...
ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY...CAPE MAY...CUMBERLAND AND SALEM.
IN SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...DELAWARE.

* UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON

* WHILE THE HEAVIEST RAINS HAVE OCCURRED, THERE ARE STILL A FEW
RISING STREAMS THAT MY EXCEED FLOOD STAGE IN THE WATCH AREA.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AFTER 8 AM TODAY SHOULD BE GENERALLY LESS
THAN HALF AN INCH.

* WIDESPREAD 48 HOUR TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES OCCURRED WITH A
SMALL AREA OF 10-12 INCHES ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN DELAWARE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$
Flood Warning
DEC005-301315-
/O.NEW.KPHI.FA.W.0022.160930T0929Z-160930T1315Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SUSSEX DE-
529 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
SUSSEX COUNTY IN SOUTHERN DELAWARE...

* UNTIL 915 AM EDT

* AT 515 AM EDT...WIDESPREAD FLOODING CONTINUED ON MANY LOCAL
ROADWAYS THIS MORNING. LOCAL CREEKS AND STREAMS CONTINUED TO RISE
AS WELL. RAINFALL IS PARTS OF EASTERN SUSSEX COUNTY...NEAR
HARBESON HAVE EXCEEDED 12 INCHES SO FAR OVER THE PAST 36 HOURS.
NUMEROUS ROADS ACROSS THESE AREAS ARE CLOSED AND IMPASSABLE. DO
NOT DRIVE IN THESE AREAS. THE NEXT HIGH TIDE ALONG THE COAST AND
BACK BAYS RUNS FROM ABOUT 730 TO 930 AM. THE HIGHER THAN NORMAL
TIDE WILL PROHIBIT OR SLOW DOWN DRAINAGE.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
GEORGETOWN...MILFORD...SEAFORD...MILLSBORO...LAUREL...LEWES...
MILTON...SELBYVILLE...BRIDGEVILLE...DELMAR...DAGSBORO...
MILLVILLE...ELLENDALE...HENLOPEN ACRES...SYCAMORE...
CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK...GUMBORO...LONG NECK...
OCEAN VIEW AND BLADES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 3846 7569 3882 7572 3884 7567 3883 7562
3884 7561 3884 7555 3888 7551 3894 7531
3881 7514 3880 7508 3845 7505

$$

Rip Current Statement
DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-302100-
/O.NEW.KPHI.CF.Y.0024.160930T1100Z-160930T1600Z/
/O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-160930T2200Z/
DELAWARE BEACHES-EASTERN MONMOUTH-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
140 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
NOON EDT TODAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
NOON EDT TODAY.

* LOCATION...THE NEW JERSEY SHORE AND DELAWARE BEACHES.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED WITH THE
FRIDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE.

* RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT.

* TIMING...HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEAN FRONT IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 7 AND
9 AM. HIGH TIDE ON THE BAY SIDE MAY OCCUR UP TO 2 HOURS LATER.
THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAY FLOODING IS EXPECTED NEAR THE TIME OF HIGH
TIDE.

* SURGE...TOTAL WATER LEVEL WILL BE ONE TO TWO FEET ABOVE
ASTRONOMICAL TIDES. HEAVY RAIN AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDES COULD
EXACERBATE COASTAL FLOODING...LEADING TO TOTAL WATER LEVELS EVEN
HIGHER.

* WAVES...UP TO 9 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS
EXPECTED. MINOR TIDAL FLOODING OFTEN RESULTS IN SOME ROAD
CLOSURES. USUALLY...THE MOST VULNERABLE ROADWAYS WILL FLOOD.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE AT A LOCATION THAT IS PRONE TO TIDAL
FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. THE
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN YOU THINK IT IS. YOU WILL BE PUTTING
YOURSELF IN DANGER AND YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE DAMAGED...LEADING TO
COSTLY REPAIRS.

FOR A LIST OF THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TIDE HEIGHTS IN YOUR
COUNTY PLEASE GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/TIDES

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT THE
DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL
BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

FOR A LIST OF THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TIDE HEIGHTS IN YOUR COUNTY
PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/TIDES

&&

$$

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