: Labor Day, 2010 at the Jersey Shore!

Labor Day, 2010 at the Jersey Shore!

As Hurricane Earl moves north, it appears that the Jersey Shore will be spared.  It's expected to be cloudy with some rain today, the full fury of the storm will more north further east out in the Atlantic.  

Weather forcasters say the sun will shine tomorrow, but it will be a bit windy.  It's shaping up to be a great Labor Day weekend at the Jersey Shore, and Long Beach Island in particular.

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While the beaches should be welcoming this Labor Day weekend, beach patrols warn of rip currents.  

A rip current is a narrow, powerful current of water running perpendicular to the beach, out into the ocean. These currents may extend 200 to 2,500 feet  lengthwise, but they are typically less than 30 feet wide. Rip currents can move at a pretty good speed, often 5 miles per hour or faster.

We used to call these currents "riptides," but that's is a misnomer. Tides are the rising and falling of water levels in the ocean, and they change gradually and predictably every day. Rip currents may be sudden and unexpected.

If you find you're being towed away from the beach in a rip current follow this advice:

Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!




Comment balloon 6 commentsLaura Giannotta • September 03 2010 09:14AM


Laura, that is good news for your area and for the busy labor-day weekend. My folks are on Cape Cod and I hope they are spared the brunt of the storm as well.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) almost 9 years ago
Laura...Glad you will be OK, Great video for people who have never been in a situation like that.
Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 9 years ago

Laura, like everyone else I've been watching news of Hurricane Earl, I guess it will put a damper on the holiday weekend, but at least no major damage.  That was a great video to include in the post.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) almost 9 years ago
I don't think I could live in a n area that when a storm comes around, EVERYONE gets hit. Tornado's are bad enough.
Posted by Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer (Randi Brammer, Acctg.) almost 9 years ago

Glad to hear you guys will be spared the wrath of Earl, Laura. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 9 years ago

Happy to hear that sunny skies are forecast on the shore...please everyone know that currents can be deadly...one took the life of a good of ours recently...be happy, be safe.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 9 years ago