Due to an impending storm, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection placed the Port Monmouth facility into Spring Mode at 3:00 PM on Friday, March 10th. This is required to ensure the interior area doesn’t reach an elevation of +3.5 or more with the anticipated snow/rain in the region. It also allows for the gates to open during low tide cycles so the water can move in and out of the basin to assist the eco system.
The storm is expected to start as snow this evening and give way to rain and windy conditions over the next 72 hours. The amount of precipitation is predicted to be 1.25”. During this time, we are expecting winds at 40-45 mph with higher gusts possible. The tidal periods will be from Friday late night until Tuesday early morning. The high tides of concern are as follows:
- 10:02 pm Friday night, tides predicted to be +3.9 and as high as +4.0 (Rain in Region)
- 10:14 am Saturday morning, tides predicted to be +3.9 and as high as +4.2 (Rain in Region)
- 10:41 pm Saturday Night, tides predicted to be +4.3 and as high as +4.9
- Sunday Morning - pause between storms and tidal elevations.
- 12:28 am Monday early morning, tides predicted to be +4.0 and as high as +4.2 (Rain in Region)
- 12:53 pm Monday afternoon, tides predicted to be +3.8 and as high as +4.7 (Rain in Region)
- 1:22 am Tuesday morning, tides predicted to be +4.3 and as high as +5.8 (Rain in Region)
All closures are based on storm and tidal predictions and can change as storms approach and pass through the region.