How will Hurricane Ian impact the Jersey Shore?



SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Residents alongside the Jersey Shore this weekend are preparing for attainable outcomes as Hurricane Ian makes its means north into the world.


The Nationwide Local weather Service warns of heavy durations of rain, affordable winds and coastal flooding alongside the Jersey Shore between Friday evening time and Tuesday morning.

“There could also be potential for heavy rain in northern Delmarva and southern New Jersey, notably alongside coastal areas. Durations of rain will develop Friday evening and might proceed via Tuesday (not all because of impacts of Ian). The first interval of concern with the heavy rain threat is Friday evening time via Saturday. Rain portions of two to 5 inches are attainable for coastal areas of Delaware and New Jersey,” the Nationwide Local weather Service warned on Friday. ” For various areas alongside and southeast of the Interstate 95 corridor, 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible. North and west of the Interstate 95 corridor, rain portions are anticipated to be sometimes as a lot as one inch.”

Alongside the Delaware River, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, tidal flooding is anticipated to peak on Sunday.

“Peak water ranges are presently anticipated to occur on Sunday producing minor coastal flooding. Minor approaching affordable flooding is possible on Sunday considerably alongside the Delaware coasts. The coastal flooding threat will occur primarily with the afternoon/evening extreme tide cycles nevertheless spotty minor circumstances will most likely be attainable with the in a single day extreme tides. Coastal flooding threat decreases nevertheless stays attainable on Monday,” the NWS acknowledged.

Winds are anticipated to be between 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts of as a lot as 30 to 40 miles per hour alongside the coast and as far north as Interstate 78.

Gale energy winds are anticipated to impact boaters on Saturday and Sunday.

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