The National Weather Service in Jacksonville is cautioning that strong north-northeasterly winds will develop in the wake of a cold front tonight and Sunday at coastal locations including all of Flagler County’s, with strong winds continuing through Monday.
Moderate coastal flooding will be possible along the Atlantic coast during times of high tide from Sunday evening through Monday night. Breaker heights in excess of 10 feet at area beaches will likely result in significant beach erosion on Sunday and Monday, especially during times of high tide.
Saturday afternoon was a busy time for lifeguards in Flagler Beach, with several rescues of swimmers in distress in rip currents and heavy surf.
“A cold front will cross our region this evening, accompanied by a few strong thunderstorms late this afternoon across northeast and north central” Florida, the National Weather Service said in an advisory today. “Strong high pressure wedging down the southeastern seaboard in the wake of this frontal passage will result in strengthening north-northeasterly winds later tonight and especially on Easter Sunday.”
Wind will be accompanied by periods of rain or showers Sunday, when the chance of rain will be 70, with cooler temperatures.
A Wind Advisory will likely be required for Northeast Florida, where winds will frequently gust upwards of 35-45 mph. “This long duration of strong onshore winds will eventually result in minor to possibly moderate coastal flooding during times of high tide along the Atlantic coast from Sunday evening through Monday night, with minor coastal flooding expected to begin within the St. Johns River basin around times of high tide on Monday,” the advisory states.
Gale conditions on the coastal waters will prevail, with 10-foot breakers likely creating significant beach erosion–a special concern in Flagler County, where most beaches remain exposed, with little to no dune height left, except for stretches at the north end of the county, where county government has been rebuilding some dunes.
Well there goes all of that sand good old Flagler County dumped on the beaches to make a “dune”. What a waste of money, over and over and over.
Richard Smith says
Lance Carroll says
Dave: you may be ‘quite’ correct. The ocean high tide, this morning, in Flagler Beach was already stripping away the ‘new dune.’ Next ocean high tide, for Flagler Beach, is coming around 11:30pm. That tide is forecast to be around +4.6ft. The next high tide will be a bit less than twelve hours later, forecast at approx. +3ft. Those tides, with higher onshore winds, will, more than likely, increase the wave height.
“Like sands through the hourglass…..”
Look for a good story, Flaglerlive? It will be on the north side of Flagler Beach, along A1A…..somewhere around noon tomorrow. The headline: “Like Sands Through The Hourglass.” Everyone that has criticized the property owner at south end, who held out, may consider thanking her for saving million$$$$ in ‘new dune’ washed away in, a mere, 24 hrs…. I think that lady deserves a BIG bonu$$$! I,d think she deserves, at least, a million dollars cash!!! General public: don’t get me wrong….I miss the beach of yesterday. “But That Was Yesterday And Yesterday Is Gone.”
Jeff Miller says
Well said Lance.
Lance Carroll says
There are pics available of the last 36 hrs of the “dune restoration.” My inept and unintelligible synopsis….”Like Sands Through The Hourglass.”
Carla with a sea. says
As the grant was paid for and going to go somewhere Flagler Beach was lucky enough to be considered and awarded the project. The holdout was loosing nothing by signing only hoping to have an improved dune which would actually increase her property value. As it is, A1A May one day have to be split with with one way traffic moving to central. Ideal situation – perhaps, or maybe not. But the purpose of my comment is actually to state the project has not even begun. 2024 was the latest projection –
If I could post the side by side photos from the pre-Nor’easter and today, I would. Money flushed…. Approximately 7 feet of sand has been sheared off. Still another high tide to come. I heard the saw palmettos will be removed from dunes near High Bridge Road to replace with Coquina? Someone please tell me this is a joke, that anyone would consider removing the long standing protective plant and replacing with coquina…