Great news story about businesses on LBI today on NBC10. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/news/local/Shore-Businesses-are-Bounding-Back/200651331
No snow accumulation to report here on LBI; actually not much of a “storm” at all actually.
Today’s precipitation was mostly rain with snow mixed in on occasion – but it didn’t really stick.
A lot of people are asking “Is anything open on LBI?”. The answer is a resounding “YES!”
Below are just some of the many businesses open in Surf City today – Monday 3/18. Many more are open weekends.
High tide this morning brought some bay flooding in parts of the Island. Fortunately no damage to homes or businesses has been reported anywhere on LBI.
Flooding was mostly restricted to a four hour window around high tide with the Island high and dry throughout most of the day. High tide was 6:18am at the Causeway Bridge and 4:49am at the Beach Haven Coast Guard Station. High tide returns at 6:53pm at the Causeway Bridge and 5:24pm at the Beach Haven Coast Guard Station.
Well, The Weather Channel is calling this “Winter Storm Saturn”. Here’s the latest info on LBI.
There is a voluntary evacuation for oceanfront home ONLY in parts of Brant Beach, Brighton Beach and Holgate. This is only VOLUNTARY and limited to OCEAN FRONT HOMES ONLY.
As of this post (5:30pm) electricity is still on for 99% of LBI and there has been no significant flooding on the ocean or the bay side.
A Coastal Flood Warning does remain in effect with high tide on the ocean at 3:20am and 6:18 on the bay (at the bridge).
Be sure to check out the LIVE, CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED weather conditions here on LBI on the right side of the page! Temperature, wind speed, wind gusts and precipitation totals!
Yet another winter storm is on the way. This one could bring significant flooding Wednesday, March 6th and Thursday, March 7th.
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for all of Long Beach Island in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service predicts the high tides to be seven feet above mean lower low water for both Atlantic City and Seaside Heights (they do not forecast specifically for LBI).
For comparison purposes, here is some historic data for Atlantic City:
HIGHEST EVER RECORDED – December 11, 1992 – 13.94 feet
SUPERSTORM SANDY – October 29, 2012 – 13.72 feet
1962 ‘NOR EASTER – March 6, 1962 – 13.40 feet
HIGHEST POST-SANDY – December 21, 2012 – 11.58 feet.
It’s been over 4 months since Superstorm Sandy struck the LBI region and while life is back to normal for most of the island, there is one part still significantly damaged – Holgate.