As of noon Saturday 9/3/2016, the beaches in the Borough of Mantoloking will be closed until further notice. Residents and visitors are advised to take all necessary precautions in securing their homes. Coastal flooding from bay and possible splash over from ocean is anticipated. Due to possible flooding, please move vehicles to higher area. Prolonged power outages may occur. Please monitor borough’s web site and OEM Facebook pages for additional information.
From the National Weather Service:
Two weather systems will be affecting our area over the next several days. A briefing package is attached, with the Executive Summary as follows:
• Synopsis: A warm front will lift north through the area tonight. A cold front will then cross the area from west to east on Wednesday. This front will sag to our south into Thursday as an area of low pressure develops along it. This will all result in a complex and prolonged period of precipitation from Tuesday afternoon into Thursday. Read more...
The Municipal Offices will be closed Tuesday January 27, 2015. We will adhere to all directives received from the Governors Office regarding this winter storm event and proceed accordingly.
Update: A Blizzard WARNING is in effect for coastal New Jersey from 12:00PM Monday to 6:00PM Tuesday. Heavy snow, high winds, and significant drifting are expected. If you have not already taken precautions and prepared for this storm, please do so now.
The latest updates from the National Weather Service can be found here – http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php…
In preparation for the impending snow storm, OEM, FIRE & POLICE ask that you prepare your property by securing everything that could float or fly around in the wind and possibly coastal flooding. If you’re home is under construction, we ask that you pass this message along to your contractor. Read more...
The entire State of NJ had an inordinate amount of rain this past Wednesday and Thursday. Unfortunately, Mantoloking also received a licking from a strong Nor’Easter. During the Nor’Easter, we had one minor breach on East Avenue. In Bay Head, water actually came over the rocks in one place. This storm is a case study on why a replenished beach is needed— A steel wall or rocks alone will not do the trick— we need sand in front of any structure placed at the dune line.
As with all Nor’Easters, at the tail end, the wind shifts from North East to South. A hardy South wind coupled with a full moon and high tide brought significant amounts of Bay flooding to town. This flooding resulted in the closure of many of the side streets in town. Although worrisome, this is a common event that we experienced for many, many years prior to Sandy. The extent of flooding was also increased and prolonged by the ongoing DOT work in many parts of town.
The sun is now shining and hopefully this was the last storm of a very busy winter season!