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Weather Forecast Office Philadelphia/Mount Holly, NJ
Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center
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Coastal Hazard Message
for specific information regarding Coastal Flood Watches, Warnings and Advisories. Flood impacts are based on long-term averages. Actual impacts from any tidal flooding event may vary due to factors such as rainfall, wave action, and the number of tide cycles during which there is an onshore flow. During tropical cyclones, please refer
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National Hurricane Center
reflects a plausible worst case scenario. The experimental forecast above is the total water forecast that is expected to occur.
Forecasts for the New Jersey Atlantic Coast at Atlantic City (ocean front) are issued routinely year-round.
Vertical Datum references a tidal datum (MLLW)...for more information see
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
Low Stage (in feet):
(1) 8.98 ft on 12/11/1992
(2) 8.84 ft on 09/14/1944
(3) 8.76 ft on 10/29/2012
(4) 8.57 ft on 10/31/1991
(5) 8.57 ft on 09/27/1985
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
(1) 7.20 ft on 03/04/2018
(2) 7.01 ft on 05/25/2017
(3) 7.59 ft on 03/14/2017
(4) 6.98 ft on 05/05/2016
(5) 7.23 ft on 02/08/2016
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
(1) -5.24 ft on 01/10/1978
(2) -4.16 ft on 03/08/1932
(3) -4.06 ft on 02/02/1976
(4) -4.06 ft on 01/25/1936
(5) -3.96 ft on 01/26/1928
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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The level reached on December 11, 1992.
The level reached during the hurricane of September 14, 1944.
The level reached during Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy on October 29, 2012.
The level reached during Hurricane Gloria on September 27, 1985 and on October 31, 1991.
The level reached on March 6, 1962 and during Hurricane Belle on August 9, 1976.
The level reached on November 25, 1950.
MAJOR FLOODING. At this level, flooding starts to become severe enough to begin causing structural damage along with widespread flooding of roadways in the coastal communities of Ocean County and Atlantic County. Vulnerable homes and businesses may be severely damaged or destroyed as water levels rise further above this threshold. Numerous roads become impassable and some neighborhoods may be isolated. The flood waters become a danger to anyone who attempts to cross on foot or in a vehicle.
MODERATE FLOODING. At this level, widespread flooding of roadways begins due to high water and/or wave action with many roads becoming impassable in the coastal communities of Ocean County and Atlantic County. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm's way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur. COASTAL FLOOD WARNING LEVEL.
Flooding begins along local roads in Ocean Gate (including Bay View Avenue), on Barnegat Avenue and Central Avenue in Surf City, on Long Beach Boulevard from Ship Bottom to Beach Haven, and along local roads in Mystic Islands (Little Egg Harbor Township). Flooding begins in Pleasantville, along Longport Boulevard (NJ Route 152) between Somers Point and Longport, and along Atlantic County Route 559 in Somers Point (the section between US Route 9 and NJ Route 52).
In eastern Burlington County, flooding begins in Green Bank and Lower Bank, and around the Burlington County Route 542 bridge at Wading River. Flooding begins around Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City, and in Longport between 11th Street and 24th Street.
Flooding begins in Beachwood and in the townships of Brick, Dover, Berkeley, Lacey and Ocean. Flooding begins along local roads in Barnegat Township (including Bay Shore Drive and East Bay Avenue), on the bay side of Harvey Cedars, at the east end of the NJ Route 72 bridge in Ship Bottom, and in Tuckerton (including South Green Street). Flooding begins on the north end of Brigantine, on Absecon Creek in Absecon (US Route 30, Shore Road and US Route 9), in Margate, and along Bay Avenue in Somers Point.
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY LEVEL.
Flooding begins in communities from Point Pleasant Beach to Seaside Park, in Stafford Township (Beach Haven West and Cedar Bonnets Islands), and in communities from Surf City to Holgate on Long Beach Island. Flooding begins on the White Horse Pike (US Route 30 - Absecon Boulevard) in Absecon and Atlantic City, along the back bays in Atlantic City and Ventnor, on the Black Horse Pike (US Routes 40 and 322) in West Atlantic City, and along US Route 9 at the north end of the Beeselys Point Bridge.
Flooding begins at the most susceptible locations in West Atlantic City.
About This Location
Latitude: 39.350000° N, Longitude: 74.416667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
NAVD88 to MHHW conversion from NOAA Vertical Datum Transformation (VDatum)
All gage data is referenced in MLLW. During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time stages. Adjustments or deletions of this data can only be done after detailed analysis.
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Philadelphia/Mount Holly Weather Forecast Office
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Mount Holly, NJ 08060-9615
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