Veterans Day Storm 2009

Weather Event Archive

The remnants of Hurricane Ida made landfall as a tropical storm along the U.S. Gulf Coast (near the Alabama-Florida border) on Tuesday morning, November 10, 2009. Tropical Storm Ida weakened quickly after landfall and was soon absorbed by a frontal boundary advancing toward the southeast U.S. Coast. By Thursday morning, the remnant low was located near the North Carolina coastal waters. The interaction between this low and a strong high pressure system located over eastern Canada produced an intense pressure gradient over the mid-Atlantic region, including New Jersey and Delaware, which persisted for several tide cycles, from Thursday morning through most of Saturday.

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The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Mount Holly, NJ prepared a complete recap of storm impacts including damage hot spots, buoy data and comparisons to other storms.

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NOUS41 KPHI 132207
PNSPHI
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PAZ054-055-060>062-067>071-140600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
507 PM EST FRI NOV 13 2009

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 48
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
IS EXTENDED TO COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS AND SKYWARN SPOTTERS FOR THE
REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT
WEATHER.GOV/PHI

*********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL*******************

LOCATION            STORM TOTAL  TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                       RAINFALL      OF
                       (INCHES)  MEASUREMENT


DELAWARE

...KENT COUNTY...
   SMYRNA                2.95   700 AM 11/13  2.7 SE
   DOVER AFB             2.63   700 AM 11/13

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   GREENWOOD             2.66   700 AM 11/13
   BETHANY BEACH         2.55   700 AM 11/13


MARYLAND

...CAROLINE COUNTY...
   FEDERALSBURG          3.30   700 AM 11/13
   GREENSBORO            2.68   700 AM 11/13  1.4 ENE
   DENTON                2.60   700 AM 11/13  5.8 WSW

...QUEEN ANNE`S COUNTY...
   STEVENSVILLE          1.87   700 AM 11/13

...TALBOT...
   EASTON                3.01   700 AM 11/13  2.4 SE
   BELLEVUE              3.00   700 AM 11/13  0.3 NNE
   EASTON                2.95   700 AM 11/13  2.9 NNE
   EASTON                2.59   700 AM 11/13  1.1 SW
   EASTON                2.55   700 AM 11/13  1.2 SSW
   ST. MICHAELS          1.80   700 AM 11/13  0.7 NNW


NEW JERSEY

...ATLANTIC COUNTY...
   ATLANTIC CITY CG      3.59   700 AM 11/13
   ATLANTIC CITY MARINA  3.39   700 AM 11/13
   ATLANTIC CITY INTL    1.68   700 AM 11/13
   ESTELLE MANOR         1.62   700 AM 11/13  4.0 WNW
   FOLSOM                1.59   700 AM 11/13  3.2 SE
   BUENA VISTA           1.51   700 AM 11/13  2.6 NE
   HAMMONTON             1.40   700 AM 11/13  3.3 WSW
   FOLSOM                1.28   700 AM 11/13

...BURLINGTON COUNTY...
   INDIAN MILLS          1.00   700 AM 11/13

...CAPE MAY COUNTY...
   SEAVILLE              2.69   900 AM 11/13
   GREEN CREEK           2.33   900 AM 11/13
   LOWER TWP             2.22   700 AM 11/13  2.2 NW
   UPPER TWP             2.18   700 AM 11/13  3.2 SE
   MIDDLE TWP            2.04   700 AM 11/13  4.4 SW
   FISHING CREEK         1.70   900 AM 11/13

...CUMBERLAND COUNTY...
   GREENWICH             1.81   700 AM 11/13
   MILLVILLE             1.54   700 AM 11/13
   BRIDGETON             1.19   700 AM 11/13  3.3 N

...GLOUCESTER COUNTY...
   FRANKLIN              1.41   700 AM 11/13  2.7 W
   MALAGA                1.39   700 AM 11/12

...OCEAN COUNTY...
   STAFFORD              1.49   700 AM 11/13  2.1 NW
   BERKLEY               1.36   700 AM 11/13  4.9 SE
   BERKLEY               1.02   700 AM 11/13  2.9 WNW


***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************

LOCATION            PEAK WIND    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                         GUST       OF
                        (MPH)   MEASUREMENT


DELAWARE

...KENT COUNTY...
   SANDTOWN                44   200 AM 11/12
   DOVER AFB               40  1231 PM 11/12

...NEW CASTLE COUNTY...
   WILMINGTON              41  1017 PM 11/12
   DELAWARE CITY           36   200 PM 11/12

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   FENWICK ISLAND          59   945 AM 11/12
   LEWES                   56  1039 AM 11/12   UNIV OF DELAWARE
   REHOBOTH BEACH          56   704 AM 11/12
   GEORGETOWN              46   647 AM 11/12
   BETHANY BEACH BOARDWALK 36   800 PM 11/11


NEW JERSEY

...ATLANTIC COUNTY...
   ATLANTIC CITY MARINA    59   259 PM 11/12
   ATLANTIC CITY           47   940 AM 11/13

...BURLINGTON COUNTY...
   WRIGHTST/MCGUIRE        39  1057 AM 11/13
   CHATSWORTH COYLE FIELD  38  1100 AM 11/13

...CAPE MAY COUNTY...
   CAPE MAY                57   709 AM 11/13
   OCEAN CITY              52
   WILDWOOD                51   914 AM 11/12   MOREY`S PIER
   CAPE MAY                50   537 AM 11/12   LA MER BEACHFRONT
   WOODBINE                35   300 PM 11/12

...CUMBERLAND COUNTY...
   MILLVILLE               41  1006 PM 11/12

...MERCER COUNTY...
   TRENTON                 38  1036 AM 11/13

...MONMOUTH COUNTY...
   SEA GIRT                43   300 PM 11/12
   KEANSBURG               41  1100 AM 11/13
   SANDY HOOK              38  1200 PM 11/12


...OCEAN COUNTY...
   BARNEGAT LIGHT          59  1000 AM 11/13
   TUCKERTON               55
   HARVEY CEDARS           54   200 PM 11/12
   SEASIDE HEIGHTS         52
   BARNEGAT BAY            49
   BRICK                   45
   TOMS RIVER              38  1055 AM 11/13
   WEST CREEK              38   800 AM 11/12
   LAKEHURST NAS           35   550 AM 11/13

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
   SOMERVILLE              39  1110 AM 11/13

PENNSYLVANIA

...LEHIGH COUNTY...
   ALLENTOWN               35  1053 PM 11/12

...NORTHAMPTON COUNTY...
   FORKS TWP               38   100 PM 11/13

...PHILADELPHIA COUNTY...
   PHILADELPHIA            40  1219 PM 11/13
   PHILADELPHIA/NE         39  1142 AM 11/13


MARINE BUOYS

   44009 26 NM SE CAPE MAY 60   350 PM 11/12
   BRND1 BRANDYWINE SHOAL  57   321 PM 11/12
   LWSD1 LEWES, DE         57   306 PM 11/12
   AVAN4 AVALON, NJ        54   259 PM 11/12
   BRBN4 BRANT BEACH       54   459 PM 11/12
   CMAN4 CAPE MAY FERRY    47   230 PM 11/12
   SJSN4 SHIP JOHN SHOAL   46   406 PM 11/12
   SDHN4 SANDY HOOK        43   718 AM 11/13

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ROBERTSON/IOVINO/O`HARA
NOUS41 KPHI 131601 CCA
PNSPHI
DEZ003-004-NJZ013-014-020-022>027-131745-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1035 AM EST FRI NOV 13 2009

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...POWERFUL STORM SETS RECORD WAVE HEIGHT AT NOAA BUOY 44009...

THE POWERFUL EAST COAST STORM CONTINUES TO GENERATE LARGE WAVES
ALONG THE COAST AND ACROSS THE LOWER DELAWARE BAY. THE NOAA BUOY
44009...DELAWARE BAY BUOY LOCATED 26 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAPE
MAY...RECORDED A HEIGHT OF 26.7 FT. THIS IS THE HIGHEST WAVE
HEIGHT RECORDED SINCE THE BUOY WAS DEPLOYED IN 1984. THE SECOND
HIGHEST HEIGHT WAS 25.4 FT IN A 2003 WINTER STORM.

THE MOMENTUM AND ENERGY FROM THESE LARGE WAVES MOVING TOWARD THE
MAINLAND ARE LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WATERS UNABLE TO DRAIN FROM
THE BACK BAYS.

WAVES BREAKING ON THE BEACHES OF LONG BEACH ISLAND REACHED AT
LEAST 9 FT...AND AT LEAST 10.4 FEET ON BETHANY BEACH DELAWARE.

THE DELAWARE COASTAL MANAGEMENT BUOY...INSIDE THE LOWER DELAWARE
BAY...RECORDED 7.9 FEET.

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