No Snow, Minor Flooding on Thursday in Ocean City

first_img A truck navigates shallow floodwater on Simpson Avenue on Thursday. Barricades block access to Simpson and Haven avenues at 32nd Street in Ocean City — a common precaution in many storms each year. A car drives through shallow water on 10th Street in Ocean City about an hour after high tide on Thursday, Feb. 13. A car drives through shallow water on 10th Street in Ocean City about an hour after high tide on Thursday, Feb. 13. Strong northeast winds kick up the surf at 59th Street, where a sand berm was holding steady against the rising tide on Thursday, Feb. 13 at high tide.center_img The tide in the lagoon at 10th Street was high on Thursday morning but not overtopping the bulkhead. Minor tidal flooding covers traffic cones and PVC pipes on 11th Street in Ocean City on Thursday, Feb. 13. Ocean City weathered a nor’easter on Thursday with no snow accumulation and only the usual street flooding.The Ocean City School District opened its three schools on schedule, and traffic flowed normally on most major roads in Ocean City.Snow began to fall early on Wednesday night (Feb. 12), but the precipitation turned to rain around midnight. By dawn, there was no accumulation.Farther inland in southern New Jersey, as much as 9 inches of snow fell before the changeover to rain, and roads were still covered by a thick slush on Thursday morning.Heavy rain fell and northeast winds are gusted beyond 40 mph in Ocean City on Thursday. With a low of 30 degrees predicted for Thursday night, a new round of snow (1 to 2 inches are possible).The evening high tide saw similar flooding on low-lying streets. A National Weather Service coastal flood advisory remained in effect until midnight Thursday. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Friday.Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 40 degrees._____last_img read more