A wintry mix of rain and snow will arrive the evening of Monday, March 13, and continue through Tuesday, March 14. Any precipitation will be heavy, making for a slushy mess. Toward noon, the precipitation will lighten up and by midday, 2" to 4" is expected.
The heaviest precipitation and strongest winds are expected late Monday into Tuesday afternoon. Precipitation is expected to taper off Tuesday night.
Moderate coastal flooding and minor tidal flooding with the high tide cycle (8 to 10 a.m. and 9 to 11 p.m.) on Tuesday is expected. See elevation map below for flood risk.
Strong winds are expected, especially near and at the coast, where gusts of 50 to 60 mph are likely. Please prepare for potential power outages.
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Code Blue Alert
Due to the National Weather Service prediction that temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing with wind chills and the anticipated snow/rain associated with the winter storm watch, the Ventnor City Office of Emergency Management is issuing a Code Blue.
“This is not a time to be without shelter” said City Emergency Management Coordinator Donna Peterson adding “It can be life threatening.” During weather as we are forecasted to experience with Winter Storm Stella, hypothermia can be deadly in a relatively short period of time.
Ventnor City OEM suggests those on medication ensure they have an adequate supply as travel may be extremely difficult during the cold weather event. During this dangerously frigid weather, keep pets inside and check on senior citizens who can become chilled rapidly without realizing it.
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission will receive homeless persons without shelter and both provide warm meals and sleeping accommodations.
The VCPD, when possible, will provide a ride to the shelter if so requested.