Jersey Shore residents should secure outdoor holiday decorations, forecaster says

    Jersey Shore residents should secure outdoor holiday decorations before the arrival of nor’easter conditions Monday evening, a National Weather Service forecaster advises. 

    Forecast guidance suggests peak wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour at the Atlantic coastline Tuesday morning, according to Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ. 

    Coastal residents “may want to double-check how securely fastened those outdoor holiday decorations are,” Szatkowski tweeted

    Szatkowski’s office may issue a Wind Advisory for New Jersey, and especially in Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to the agency’s Monday afternoon Forecast Discussion. 

    The National Weather Service issues a Wind Advisory when the forecast calls for sustained winds at 25 to 39 miles per hour and/or gusts to 57 miles per hour. 

    The nor’easter will impact the Jersey Shore between Monday evening and Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Forecasters expect one to three inches of rain (locally higher amounts) and moderate tidal flooding. 

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