Coastal Flood Warning in effect for the Jersey Shore

    A flooded Route 35 in the Lavallette area in Jan. 2016 (Photo: @Greg_NJ via Twitter).

    A flooded Route 35 in the Lavallette area in Jan. 2016 (Photo: @Greg_NJ via Twitter).

    A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for the Jersey Shore, according to the National Weather Service. 

    It’s due to the long duration northeasterly flow and increasing astronomical tides toward the new moon cycle tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Moderate tidal flooding is possible along the oceanfront, Raritan Bay, Delaware Bay, and back bays during the upcoming high tide cycle between 6 p.m. today and 1 a.m. tomorrow.

    Minor flooding is possible during tomorrow morning’s high tide cycle, followed by moderate tidal flooding for tomorrow evening.

    High tide along the oceanfront occurs between 7 and 9 p.m. tonight, 7 and 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, and 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow evening. Along the back bays, high tide can occur up to five hours later. 

    A surge near one and a half feet above the astronomical tide is likely. Wave heights off the coast will be five to eight feet, while the Delaware Bay will see two to five foot waves. 

    Widespread roadway flooding is possible, the bulletin states. 

    “Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water and take appropriate action to protect life and property,” according to the bulletin. 

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