Thursday, October 17, 2019

Blustery Thursday

Key West
Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  Yesterday afternoon's rains have long gone but the winds have no intention of checking out.  We've got those Westerly winds pounding the island since last night and will continue throughout today into this evening all at 25-35mph +gusts of 50mph.  It's partly cloudy at the moment and will become mostly sunny today with temps in the low 60s.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the low 50s and winds out of the W-NW at 20-30mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, temps tapping 60° with blustery conditions but nothing like today. The weekend's looking 50-50 with Saturday being the nicer of the two days with sunshine and hardly a breeze and Sunday looking rainy.
So, here comes the next hiatus for my ol' weather blog.  Vacation begins today as I'm heading to Key West for their Halloween celebration (Fantasy Fest) again.  I'll be checked out until at least Halloween.
If your curious about the weather in Wildwood, simply click on the last link on my blog page under "Personal Favs" which is "Wunderground".  Type in "08260" (Wildwood's zip code) or just type in "Wildwood NJ" and in my opinion you'll see one of the most accurate forecasts here at the Shore.  Also, check out the Key West webcams and who knows you may catch a glimpse of me with all those fun-loving, and bit crazed Halloween folk next week. 
See ya on the other side!
High tide: 10:30AM
Low tide: 4:55PM
Ocean temp: 65°
Sunset: 6:20PM

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hump Day Washout

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear as Ms Sun's about to make her grand entrance in about a half-hour.  Breezes are light out of the S-SE at 5-8mph.  The clouds are checking in later this morning as the start to a nasty Nor'easter has us in its sights.  Expect a few showers later this morning, then a soaking rain this afternoon.  Temps will just about tap 70° as that 100% chance of rainfall may reach an inch.  Winds are going to be out of the S-SE at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... 70% chance of rain early in the evening.  Winds will be out of the W-NW at 25-35mph +gusting over 50mph.  Temps will drop down into the mid-upper 50s.  Expect low-lying area tidal flooding with this bad boy!  Tomorrow... blue skies but windy as hell.
High tide: 9:57AM and 10:25PM
Low tide: 4:17PM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunset: 6:22PM
Sunrise: 7:10AM

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Another Lovely Fall Day

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and still (N-NE breezes at 4-6mph).  Ms Sun's due up over the horizon at any moment.  It'll be another (albeit cooler than yesterday) beautiful autumn day with plentiful sunshine.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 60s with breezes out of the E-NE at 8-10mph.  Tonight... clear, low 60s, and SE breezes at 7-9mph.  Tomorrow... gray with rain on the menu.
High tide: 9:26AM
Low tide: 3:40PM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunset: 6:23PM

Monday, October 14, 2019

Columbus Day Monday

Mornin'!  Happy Columbus Day!
It's 62° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and damp (from the spritzing the island received last night).  It's calm and quiet as the breezes are light out of the W-NW at 4-6mph.  Ms Sun's trying to rise above the clouds but she's got her work cut out for her this morning.  Expect a sunny day though once these morning clouds check out.  It'll be a beautiful sunny day with temps tapping 70° and breezes out of the W-NW at 7-9mph.  Tonight... clear with temps back in the low-60s and breezes out of the W-SW at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow... sunny and cooler with a high of 63°.
High tide: 8:55AM
Low tide: 3:01PM
Ocean temp: 65°
Sunset: 6:23PM
Moonrise: 7:11PM

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Full Moon Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under some cloud cover as Ms Sun rises.  It's making a spectacular, colorful sunrise no question about it.  Breezes are out of the North at 4-6mph.  It'll be a partly cloudy morning giving way to complete cloud cover as the rains are coming after mid-day.  Thunder and lightning are even possible.  Temps will get up to the mid-60s with E-NE winds at 5-10mph in the first half of the day.  The chance of rain this afternoon is 70%.  Tonight... more clouds with 80% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms.  Temps will drop back down into the upper 50s / low 60s with winds out of the S-SE at 5-10mph.  Keep your eyes on the Tides due to the Full Moon today as the island's been doing a bit of flooding as of late.  We'll probably not get a chance to view the Moonrise unfortunately due to the wet weather projected.
High tides: 8:23AM and 8:39PM
Low tide: 2:21PM
Ocean temp: 65°
Sunset: 6:26PM
Moonrise: 6:44PM

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Full Moon - High Tide Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.   It's sunny and bright.  We've had a nice cleansing with last night's very hide tide and all is well with the world again.  Hubby did clear debris from around the car in the driveway (big 4' plank of wood wedged near the back tire) this morning.  The Tides were extremely high on last night's high tide and came creeping over the bulkhead, sidewalks and right into my drive and yard.  A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until mid-day today.  I don't expect it to be as bad as the last two days high tide though.  Take precautions just in case.  Anyone who drove through those waters last night (and there were loads of folks doing just that) now have some serious salty undercarriage issues on their vehicles now until they have it cleaned. Some plowed through the waters so aggressively that the wake they generated came rushing into all the driveways and yards around the neighborhood here.  Enough of those annoying, relentless tides!
Today's weather will be lovely.  A beautiful autumn day is in store with plentiful sunshine, temps in the upper 60s / low 70s and breezes out of the W-NW at 8-10mph.  Tonight... clear, NW breezes at 10-15mph and temps in the mid-60s.  Tomorrow looks cloudy with the possibility of rain in the afternoon  (60% chance) into the overnight.  It's the Full Moon tomorrow as well.
Monday... sunny after the morning showers check out.
High tide: 7:47AM and 8:02PM
Low tide: 1:40PM
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset: 6:27PM
Moonrise: 6:18PM

Friday, October 11, 2019

Coastal Flood Warnings Posted Until Tomorrow Morning

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly cloudy as Ms Sun due to cross the horizon in about half an hour from now.  It's breezy with winds out of the North at 15-20mph.  It'll be a mostly cloudy day with peeks of the sun as temps get up into the mid-60s.  Breezes will remain out of the North at 18-20mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-upper 50s and winds out of the North at 10-15mph.  The weekend's looking 50-50 with Saturday being the sunnier of the two days.  Sunday afternoon into the evening has a 60% chance of showers in the forecast.  Monday (Columbus Day) seems to be the nicest day so far with clouds checking out by morning, plentiful sunshine and temps in the low-70s.  So, this Coastal Storm hovering hundreds of miles off our coast has created some havoc with that ol' tidal flooding.  On last night's high tide, the ocean was crashing over the seawall in North Wildwood and the tide almost came up to the boardwalk in Wildwood.  In the low-lying areas, the flooding was pretty intense.  On my street (back bay / low-lying area), the water rose over the sidewalks onto and up the driveways.  Expect more of that on today's and tonight's high tides.  Be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action.  Move your vehicles and do not drive through floodwaters (like some I witnessed creating a wake down my street on last night's high tide).  Your vehicle will surely be damaged with all that corrosive saltwater seeping into every nook and cranny of your undercarriage.  The Flood sirens were blaring as well as I was also notified by phone by our emergency services on the island to move the vehicles. By the looks of things, lots of neighbors chose to take heed.  A few did not unfortunately.  Remember that the high tide on the backside (bay/marsh area) is one hour later than the high tide posted.  The Full Moon is Sunday and is also attributing to these intense high tides.  Take precautions.
High tide: 7:10AM and 7:24PM
Low tide: 12:57PM
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset: 6:28PM