All Is Quiet For Now Along Northern Jersey Shore

After making a post to the web site earlier today at around 3:30 PM this afternoon, I decided to get something to eat, then grab my camera, and head down to the Jersey Shore to check out the wave action and wind. My original destination was Sandy Hook, but I ultimately ended up down at Sea Bright. There was construction going on near the bridge that lets you on to Sandy Hook so I ended up bearing right, and continuing down Route 36 South to Sea Bright.

I left the house at about 6:20 PM EDT, and thanks to a good deal of traffic on the roads including Route 287 South, Route 9 South, Route 35 South, and Route 36 South, I didn’t arrive at the public beach at Sea Bright until a little bit after 7:30 PM EDT. I didn’t stay there long. The sun had pretty much set, and darkness was setting in. I just wanted to take some video of some of the wave action, which was starting to pick up perhaps in response to the storm, which was located about 530 miles to the South of Fenwick Island, Delaware, or a good 650 miles or so from where I was located.

There was a fairly stiff breeze coming in off the ocean, and some decent waves crashing into the coast, but nothing really significant yet. As a matter of fact, the wave action that I captured two years ago at Sandy Hook when Florence moved through Bermuda was much more impressive. However, you can expect those conditions to change tomorrow as the storm begins to get closer. Storm surge levels can be between 3 to 6 feet above normal with winds expected to gust in excess of tropical storm force, and as high as 45 miles per hour. Rainfall amounts can be anywhere between 3 to 7 inches with some areas getting as much as 10 inches.

Once again, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Jersey shore up to Sandy Hook, and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Sandy Hook northward to Merrimack River, Massachusetts including Long Island in New York, Block Island in Rhode Island, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts. A Tropical Storm Warning means that Tropical Storm conditions can be expected within the next 24 hours while a Tropical Storm Watch is an indication that those conditions can occur within the next 36 hours. Footage of my trip will be posted soon.