Weather Statement: Coastal Flood Advisory

Weather Statement: Coastal Flood Advisory

The October 2018 storm caused road closures, but continued work to mitigate flooding has lessened the problem, residents say.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory in effect for Ocean City from 5 p.m. Wednesday through midnight Thursday.

A higher-than-normal new moon tides could cause minor street flooding on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Flooding also could occur with high tide on Friday evening.

Water levels are expected to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday and 8:16 p.m. Thursday. Forecasters project a tide of 5.6 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW) on Wednesday and 5.8 feet on Thursday.

This projection falls into the category of “minor” tidal flooding. Visit to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.

Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience tidal flooding.

The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. 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 and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.