|While the weather outside doesn’t look like Ocean Pines is still in a Tropical Storm Warning, WE ARE. From the 6am NWS update:
Overall Impacts: Winds remaining gusty today but will average 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph along the ocean. Only Minor rainfall amounts today and tonight. Coastal flood threat greatest ocean side, with minor to low end moderate flooding today and tonight, increasing to moderate to locally severe possible on Monday when the highest storm surge of the event is likely to occur. Minor flooding possible Chesapeake Bay side.
Rain & Flooding -Minor additional amounts. No rainfall flooding concerns expected.
Storm Surge – 1 to 1.5 feet above normal on the bayside – minor flooding possible. 2.5 to 3.5 feet of storm surge along the coast – Minor to Moderate flooding possible today into tonight. Highest surge expected Monday.Winds – Tropical storm force gusts along the immediate coast, with lower winds inland. Winds gusting to 40 mph along the coast.
Please make sure your boat remains secure, as winds and tide cycles will continue to be higher than normal through tomorrow. In Ocean City, the Inlet parking lot is closed, and no entry to the water is allowed. During the high tide cycles, the water is reaching the dunes.
For Ocean Pines amenities- All outdoor pools are open as normal, unless weather conditions deteriorate later today. The Beach Club bar and restaurant will also be open normal hours as well. The Marina and Fuel Dock are open normal business hours. Golf is open normal hours, Cart Path Only.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night to enjoy The Overtime Band on the 2nd floor of the Yacht Club, a great time was had by all. Today, Sunday Brunch will be served as usual on the 1st floor 9-1pm, and Rick and Regina will be playing on the 1st floor during dinner tonight 6-10pm.