Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Below: Mark Temme surfing ... in the bay!!
Sunday, March 04, 2018:
Quick flooding update; Midday: Flooding is an ass-pain on the Boulevard, which is bubbling forth the worst drive-ruining waters yet, relating to this nor’wester.
The west winds have backed off, allowing the bay to fill with riled up ocean water. Today’s high water gives a minor indication of just how insane the flooding could have been had we gotten on the bad side of the storm.
This storm will go down locally as, at most, a five-year storm. However, had it detonated a mere 100 miles further south of where it intensified, we could have easily felt a 25-year storm … or greater.
Today, the worst flooding is again from south Ship Bottom, southward. It is necessary to use Beach Road when at a number of places. In fact, just set your cruise control to 25 mph and take the high road south. There is the usual road flooding at the Surf City end of Barnegat Avenue.
I got caught in a Beach Road back-up in Brant Beach, due to the let-out of my 10 o’clock mass at St. Francis. That exodus instantly added at least 50 vehicles to the back-road load. Then we all had to mess with the aforementioned south SB road inundation. Check it out:
The flooding pattern is a bit odd of late. The incoming Causeway area, around Central Avenue (Wawa), is bone dry. In fact, most of easily-flooded Central is fine … until you reach the south end in Ship Bottom, where it becomes wholly impassable.
Flooding will remain a drive ruiner until mid-afternoon. It sure seems likely to persist into tomorrow.
A quick note that once the waters recede on the Boulevard and backroads, there could be debris left behind. Yesterday, I jumped out of my truck and de-streeted a two-by … with upward-facing nails in it. You’re welcome.
Always keep full moons in mind ...
This is when full moons will occur in 2018, according to NASA:
|Jan. 1||Wolf Moon||9:24 p.m.||02:24|
|Jan. 31||Snow Moon||8:27 a.m.||13:27|
|Mar. 1||Worm Moon||7:51 p.m.||00:51 (3/2)|
|Mar. 31||Sap Moon||8:37 a.m.||13:37|
|Apr. 29||Pink Moon||8:58 p.m.||01:58 (4/30)|
|May 29||Flower Moon||10:20 a.m.||15:20|
|Jun. 28||Strawberry Moon||12:53 a.m.||05:53|
|Jul. 27||Buck Moon||4:21 p.m.||21:21|
|Aug. 26||Sturgeon Moon||7:56 a.m.||12:56|
|Sep. 24||Harvest Moon||10:53 p.m.||03:53 (9/25)|
|Oct. 24||Hunter's Moon||12:45 p.m.||17:45|
|Nov. 23||Beaver Moon||12:39 a.m.||05:39|
|Dec. 22||Cold Moon||12:49 p.m.||17:49|