The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for the southern New Jersey coastline, including Avalon, for Friday, September 5th. Hurricane Dorian is still expected to track away from the United States mainland after impacting coastal North Carolina Thursday night. This has resulted in a High Surf Advisory being issued by the Service for our coastline all day Friday, through Saturday, September 7th, at 10am. Breaking waves of up to ten feet are expected. Rip currents are also likely.
Obey all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol. Never enter the ocean unless you are in the presence of a lifeguard, and it is safe to do so. The Avalon Beach Patrol will have only a few beaches guarded, including 9th, 28th, and 78th streets. Our region can expect windy conditions, rough surf, and some rain on Friday as the storm moves out to sea. Please follow traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.
Here is the text of the High Surf Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:
High Surf Advisory
Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 322 PM EDT Thu Sep 5 2019 DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-060830- /O.NEW.KPHI.SU.Y.0001.190906T1800Z-190907T1400Z/ /O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-190906T0100Z/ Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- 322 PM EDT Thu Sep 5 2019 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM EDT SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a High Surf Advisory, which is in effect from 2 PM Friday to 10 AM EDT Saturday. * LOCATIONS...In New Jersey, Eastern Monmouth, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Coastal Ocean. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. * TIMING...For the High Surf Advisory, from 2 PM Friday to 10 AM EDT Saturday. For the High Rip Current Risk, until 9 PM EDT this evening. * SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Up to 10 foot breaking waves and very strong rip currents will be dangerous to anyone who enters the surf. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.