Saturday, February 16, 2019

President's Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and cloudy with light breezes out of the N-NW at 5-7mph.  It'll be a mostly cloudy (peeks of sun) first half of the day with temps staying just about where they are now... low 40s and breezes ramping up a bit coming from the same direction they are now... N-NW at 8-10mph.  This afternoon into this evening as the temps drop the skies will clear out of any leftover clouds and become starlit and moonlit.  Temps will drop somewhat in the mid-30s with Northerly breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... basically more clouds than sun with temps in the mid-upper 30s. When driving back onto the island last evening, the traffic around me gave me pause as I wondered what the heck is going on.  Then I realized that this weekend is considered a holiday weekend (President's Weekend / Valentine's Weekend).  A little bit of a visitor invasion the first time this year as the out-of-towners (mostly Philadelphia and New York license plates) are stopping by for the long holiday weekend.  It's historically the time of year for anyone considering a vacation here this summer to connect with our local realtors and rental agents and reserve their favorite summer vacation rentals.  It's once again time to share the island...  Enjoy!  Oh... and those Sea Isle City plungers... have fun and play it safe as you run into that 38° ocean today!
High tide:5:17p.m.
Low tide:11:03a.m.
Ocean temp:38°

Friday, February 15, 2019

Gray Day - TGIF

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray with heavy cloud cover.  It's breezy with winds out of the S-SW at 15-20mph making it feel like 36°.  It'll be mostly gray and overcast today with small chances of Ms Sun occasionally peeking through.  That chance diminishes by later this afternoon though.   Winds will be out of the S-SW at 18-20mph as temps tap 50° (it'll feel more like 45°).  Tonight... cloudy with temps in the mid-40s and W-SW winds at 7-11mph.  Tomorrow... the Sea Isle Plunge (21 miles and 3 coastal towns north of us) and it looks like it'll be around 39° (windchill of 33°) still with the possibility of snow showers/flurries at plunge time.  As for Sunday... the start of the day will have a mix of clouds and sun with showers heading our way by early evening.  Oh... I nearly forgot to mention that Sam's Pizza opens today!
High tide:4:11p.m.
Low tide:10:06a.m.
Ocean temp:38°

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day

Hubby and Me (The best partner anyone could ask for)
A "throwback thursday" from one of our 1st trips to Key West
Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and bright with light breezes out of the NW at 4-7mph.  It'll be the nicest day this week with plenty of sunshine today.  Temps will be in the mid-40s and breezes will be out of the W-NW at the start of the day and shift from the South by mid-day all at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clouds roll in as temps go where they are now... 39° with Southerly winds at 10-20mph.  Happy Valentine's Day!  Share a little love today!  Oh as for this coming weekend... still looks like a wet Saturday (snowy-mix) and a sunny Sunday.
High tide:3:01p.m.
Low tide:9:03a.m.
Ocean temp:38°

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Blustery Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's back!  She just rose through some leftover clouds on the horizon making for a lovely sunrise this morning.  Breezes are out of the N-NW at 8-10mph.  It'll be a blustery winter's day with plenty of sunshine (some clouds in the mix).  Temps will be in the mid-40s but the wind chill will make it feel like the mid-30s.  Winds will ramp up later this morning out of the West at 15-25mph.  Tonight... mostly clear, temps in the mid-30s and winds out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow looks sunny and not as blustery with temps in the upper 30s / low 40s.  As for this coming weekend... cloudy and cold.  We could see snow showers on Saturday and rain later on Sunday.
High tide:1:53p.m.
Low tide:7:51a.m. and 7:49p.m.
Ocean temp:38°

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Raw and Nasty Today

Mornin'! It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining at a good clip.  It's windy with winds off the ocean (easterly) at 25-35mph +gusting.  It's a miserable as you can get.  It'll be like this all day into tonight too.  Expect rain and winds (E-NE) at 20-30mph +gusting today with temps in the mid-40s.  Tonight... more rain with temps where they are now (38°) and SW winds at 15-25mph.  One good thing about today is a fresh pot of homemade soup.  On this rainy Tuesday menu... plain ol' (delicious) chicken noodle soup.  Another good thing about today... today's weather system over us is only rain (Philly's getting a wintry/icy mix by the way), unlike the snowstorm that crippled us this week 9 years ago.  We were buried in snow and ice and without power for 6 days.  I'll take this raw and nasty day anyday!
High tide:12:54p.m.
Low tide:6:37p.m.
Ocean temp:38°

Monday, February 11, 2019

Wet Monday

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  We had a mix of snow and freezing rain overnight and it seems to be raining and snowing at the same time at the moment.  There's a thin layer of slushy snow on areas outside but for the most part, it seems we came out pretty much unscathed.  The streets and sidewalks appear to be just wet and not icy.  No breezes to note but we're still in the midst of snow/freezing rain showers.  It appears this is our weather for today as all forecasts are pointing to a cold, wet day.  Expect a 90% chance of rain/snow mix (just rain by this afternoon) with temps in the mid-30s and winds out of the NE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... rain with temps in the mid-30s and a windchill as there will be blustery winds out of the E-NE at 20-30mph.  Tomorrow... rain with temps in the mid-40s and those blustery winds out of the East at 20-30mph.
High tide:12:02p.m.
Low tide:5:42p.m.
Ocean temp: 38°

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunny Sunday Morning / Cloudy Sunday Afternoon

Mornin'!  It's 23° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got clear skies with Ms Sun up and at'em and no breezes to note.  No windchill either.  It's a bit frosty outside as everything's got a thin layer of frost from the overnight freezing temps.  It'll be sunny the first half of the day as temps get up into the mid-upper 30s with W-SW breezes at 4-6mph.  By later this afternoon... thick cloud cover takes over the skies preparing things for tonight's overnight wet, freezing mix of rain and sleet.  Tonight... upper 20s / low 30s with 90% chance of freezing rain and S-SW winds at 8-10mph.  There's a pretty good chance we'll wake to freezing rain in the morning and who knows if we'll have to deal with an ice-covered island or not.  Temps will get into the upper 30s tomorrow as any icy sleet will turn to rain eventually.  Could be very tricky late tonight and tomorrow morning... just be careful out there!
High tide:11:17a.m.
Low tide:5:03p.m.
Ocean temp:38°