- NWS/NJ OEM Conference Call Summary Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:48 PM A Nor easter storm is heading for New Jersey and the surrounding region. The informationMessage 1 of 1 , Oct 16, 2009View Source
NWS/NJ OEM Conference Call Summary Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:48 PM
A Nor'easter storm is heading for New Jersey and the surrounding region. The information below was taken from an afternoon conference call with the NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJ OEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS), and is based upon current computer forecast models and is subject to change as the storm approaches the area.
A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for Cape May to Monmouth Counties from 5pm this afternoon until 11pm Friday. An onshore flow driven by high winds will persist through the next several tide cycles which will prevent back bay and tidal streams from draining completely during low tides. This combined with potential heavy rains during periods of high tide could result in moderate tidal flooding.
A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect for Essex, Union, and Hudson Counties with the likelihood that an Advisory will be issued later today for tonight and tomorrow.
Inland river and stream flooding does not appear to be an issue based on current forecast models, although any time there are heavy downpours, flash flooding could become a hazard.
Heaviest rainfall amounts are expected in southern New Jersey and over the water, with moderate rainfall amounts expected inland and in northern New Jersey . Snow is expected in Sussex County totaling 1- 3 inches, especially in the higher elevations. A Winter Weather Advisory has not been issued at this time because the snowfall amounts are less than the advisory criteria.
High Wind Advisories are in effect for south, central, and coastal New Jersey . Winds are expected to increase throughout this evening and continue into tomorrow evening. Sustained winds of 25 - 30mph will be seen with gusts of 45mph, and occasional gusts of 50 - 60mph are possible. in northern New Jersey , winds will be slightly less at 20 - 25mph, with gusts of 45mph possible.
The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) will activate to Level 3 status as of 6pm this evening, and remain active for the duration of the event. UMDNJ OEM will continue to monitor this event and provide additional information as necessary. Relevant storm information has been posted to the UMDNJ Portal and other message outlets.