A wet and rainy day at Exit 63 complete with some rain-related flooding around high tide. All photos below were taken around 4pm.
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.
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!
Well, looks like the “blizzard” was a “bust” here on LBI. The National Weather Service reports 4 inches of snow in Surf City and 3 inches of snow in Manahawkin.
Flooding was also minimal at this morning’s high tide.
Both a Coastal Flood Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory are in effect for Long Beach Island this evening.
Pictured below: the Ship Bottom Fishing & Crabbing Pier at 25th Street as seen today.
A beautiful day at the Jersey Shore! Finally a break from the extreme cold with a high temperature near 40 degrees under bright sunshine.
The name of the “Beach Arlington Bay Beach” is a remnant of LBI’s early history when what is now the Borough of Ship Bottom was called Beach Arlington.