Sunday, July 5, 2015

Flooding encore at Shore

Coastal flood warning for beaches; advisory for Philly.

Flooding encore at Shore


Moderate flooding occurred along the Shore last night, and the National Weather Service says to expect more of the same tonight.

A flood warning is in effect for the coastal counties from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and an advisory for minor flooding is posted for the morning along the Delaware River.

This is June's highest lunar tidal cycle, and the waters have been getting an extra push from onshore winds.

High tide comes at 9:08 p.m. in Atlantic City; 9:42 at Cape May, and 9:28 at Rehoboth Beach.

The weather service says it doesn't expect the flooding to be as extensive as last night's, but "many roads will flood" and "minor property damage is possible," addingthat some beach erosion is possible.

Along the Delaware, widespread minor flooding is anticipated around the times of high tides, which occur between midnight and 5 a.m. "Isolated" areas could see moderate flooding, the weather service said.

The onshore winds should back off later on, and then it appears that the entire region will warm up over the next several days.

Today it didn't get out of the 60s in Philadelphia, and the daily average temperature of 61 was the lowest since May 10.

The normal high for the day is 80, and relative to the long-term averages. today's temperatures were the most abnormally cool since April 28.



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