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Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
633 PM EDT Sun Sep 17 2017


Due to internal communications problems that are currently being
addressed, this statement contains the information that would be
found in the Situational Overview portion of the Hurricane Local
Statement (HLS):

Hurricane Jose is currently located several hundred miles
southeast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and will track to the
north over the western Atlantic Ocean waters, east of the East
Coast of the United States, this week. Jose will pass off the
Delaware and New Jersey coasts on Tuesday before curving to the
northeast and weakening to a Tropical Storm on Tuesday night and

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for locations near and
just inland from the coast over Delaware and New Jersey, including
the adjacent coastal waters and the Lower Delaware Bay. Tropical
Storm force winds are expected to arrive in Delaware and southern
New Jersey Tuesday morning, and then along the coasts in central
and northern New Jersey Tuesday afternoon. The strongest winds are
expected to be confined to to the coast and adjacent waters, with
less windy conditions just inland as well. The strongest winds
should occur Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening, and then
the winds should fall below Tropical Storm force by early
Wednesday morning.

Coastal flooding will pose a risk to both life and property for
the high tide cycles Monday night, Tuesday, and Tuesday night. In
particular, widespread moderate coastal flooding is possible for
the ocean front, back bays, and Delaware Bay with the late Tuesday
afternoon and Tuesday night high tide cycle.

Heavy rain is possible Tuesday afternoon and evening, and could
result in freshwater flooding, mainly for coastal New Jersey.
Between 2 and 3 inches of rain is forecast for eastern New Jersey
from Monday night through Wednesday, but locally heavier amounts
are possible, especially Tuesday evening. There is also the
potential for the storm to shift a bit farther west, and this
would bring heavier rain onshore as well. If the heavier rain
falls at the time of high tide, it could worsen the coastal
flooding issues.

Hazardous seas and dangerous surf resulting in a high risk for
the formation of dangerous and life threatening rip currents are
expected this week. Significant beach erosion is also expected for
much of this week.


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