The inaugural “Get LBI Running 5K Run/Walk” was held today in Surf City. Proceeds from the run benefit the Surf City Volunteer Fire Department & EMS.
Today was a lazy, hazy day on LBI.
The morning started off with thunderstorms which moved out of the area by 1pm. The afternoon ended up being partly sunny and temperatures reached close to the 70 degree mark before dark clouds began rolling in around 4pm.
Pictured below: today’s sunset from N. 24th Street in Surf City.
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!
Destroyer off the coast of Surf City!
In 1943 the USS Murphy was literally cut in half 71 nautical miles true east of Surf City. This memorial stands today in Surf City’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Both a Coastal Flood Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory are in effect for Long Beach Island this evening.
A beautiful day to be on the beach.
Pictured below, lots of seashells on the beach with a fishing trawler just off-shore in Surf City.