Coastal Flood Advisory for the Jersey Shore

     Minor tidal flooding at the Sea Isle City boat ramp in late April 2014. (Image courtesy of Ben Wurst)

    Minor tidal flooding at the Sea Isle City boat ramp in late April 2014. (Image courtesy of Ben Wurst)

    A Coastal Flooding Advisory is in effect for the entire Jersey Shore until 9 p.m. Thursday, according to a National Weather Service bulletin.

    The bulletin advises that minor tidal flooding is likely during Thursday evening’s high tide cycle.

    According to the latest forecast discussion from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, the flooding is due to the combination of the new moon and increasing southerly flow. 

    High tide will occur between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. along the oceanfront. The surge will be about one and one-and-a-half feet above the astronomical tide. 

    Roadways that are prone to tidal flooding will likely flood. Motorists should not drive through flooded areas. Make sure your car is not parked in tidal areas.  

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