By Mike Busch
Ocean Beach had a peak wind gust of 57 mph this afternoon, but the beaches have been spared so far due to the winds out of the Northeast.
Unfortunately, the winds that spared the oceanfront can create problem on the bayside as you will see below.
Joey Ament lives and works in Ocean Beach and sent in some photos of flooding this afternoon. The north wind and high tides have inundated the bay side with about 8 inches of water all the way to Midway walk. He doesn’t report water inside any of the buildings but we will have several more high tides to deal with before the threat is over. He took the photos below around 2:30 p.m. You can follow his excellent work on Instagram, fireisland_frontwalks.
Keep up with the latest conditions by bookmarking and checking the Fire Island and Beyond Weather Tab. We have a real time weather link from Ocean Beach, updates from professional meteorologist Steve DiMartino and three live cams covering the surf, marina and beach.
Below are a few clips captured today showing high tide this morning on the surf cam, flooding at noon at the marina, and late afternoon on the beach cam.