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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. During tropical cyclones, please refer
for additional storm surge information.
NOTE: 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.
Forecasts are not available for the Delaware Bay at Cape May. Only observed stages are available for this point.
Vertical Datum references a tidal datum (MLLW)...for more information see
Tides and Currents
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
Low Stage (in feet):
(1) 8.98 ft on 01/23/2016
(2) 8.89 ft on 10/29/2012
(3) 8.81 ft on 09/27/1985
(4) 8.68 ft on 10/29/2011
(5) 8.67 ft on 10/25/1980
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
(1) 8.31 ft on 10/27/2018
(2) 8.40 ft on 09/09/2018
(3) 7.70 ft on 03/04/2018
(4) 7.82 ft on 09/19/2017
(5) 7.81 ft on 05/25/2017
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
(1) -3.02 ft on 01/27/1971
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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(Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW)) The level reached on January 23, 2016.
(MLLW) The level reached on October 29, 2012 during Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy.
(MLLW) The level reached on September 27, 1985 during Hurricane Gloria.
(MLLW) MAJOR FLOODING. At this level flooding starts to become severe enough to begin causing structural damage along with widespread flooding of roadways in Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point, as well as in bay shore areas of Lower Township and Middle Township. 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.
(MLLW) MODERATE FLOODING. At this level, widespread flooding of roadways begins due to high water and/or wave action with many roads becoming impassable in Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point, as well as in bay shore areas of Lower Township and Middle Township. 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.
(MLLW) Flooding begins on the access roads to the Ocean Drive bridge between Wildwood Crest and Cape May, on Beach Avenue and New Jersey Avenue in Cape May, and around the Leaming Avenue-Elmira Street bridge between West Cape May and Cape May.
(MLLW) Flooding begins around Yacht Avenue in Cape May.
(MLLW) COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY LEVEL.
(MLLW) Flooding begins along the Delaware Bay shoreline from Reeds Beach to North Cape May.
(MLLW) MINOR FLOODING.
About This Location
Latitude: 38.966667° N, Longitude: 74.966667° 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
732 Woodlane Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060-9615
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