WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, rip current advisory until 9 p.m. Thursday


Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. this evening

Coastal hazard message
National Weather Service, Mount Holly, N.J., 2:26 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean

A coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. Thursday evening...
There is a high risk of rip currents along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts...

A coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. this evening.

Northeast winds will continue to produce above normal tides into this evening. These higher tides combined with seasonal higher tides associated with the new moon produced minor tidal flooding with previous high tides. Additional minor tidal Flooding is expected around the times of high tide through this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high risk of rip currents means dangerous and potentially life threatening conditions exist for all people enter the surf. Lifeguards are reporting dangerous conditions existing in the surf.

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.