Special Weather Statement on Flooding

Special Weather Statement on Flooding

(Image courtesy National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Strong north and northeast winds are predicted to extend through the end of the week, and the advisory warns of further coastal flooding with successive high tides through Saturday.

The current advisory anticipates water levels to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday.

Forecasters project a tide of 6.1 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). This projection falls into the upper end of the “minor” tidal flooding range. Flooding last Thursday, Oct. 3, reached 5.98 feet MLW. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.

High tides throughout the rest of the week include:

  • 6:44 a.m. Thursday (water levels are currently predicted to reach 5.8 feet)
  • 6:59 p.m. Thursday (prediction is 6.7 feet)
  • 7:25 a.m. Friday (prediction is 6.6 feet)
  • 7:40 p.m. Friday (the NWS has not yet predicted this tide)
  • 8:02 a.m. Saturday