This last storm might have been a bust in terms of snow but, as predicted, it flooded parts of the Jersey Shore.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that it could have been a lot worse, especially when early predictions were that the storm was “over-performing” according the National Weather Service and would surge tides to higher than their levels during Sandy.
That didn’t happen. Most shore towns experienced some flooding (Ocean City Patch ran a great breakdown of what happend in their town) but not at levels feared.
Now, the storm isn’t over for the shore yet. Most barrier island towns could have higher than usual tides into Saturday. So if you’re headed down this weekend (temperatures will be in the mid-50s, so I expect many of you will), be on alert for water. Heed any road closings, and don’t drive through puddles because they could be deeper than thought.
And don’t kayak through the water, as one Wildwood resident did. No, I’m not going to post the video because I don’t want to encourage that kind of behavior. If you want a water experience this weekend, jump into the actual ocean. Sound crazy? Not so much. The surfers are already there.