Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy President's Day!

Mornin'!  Happy President's Day!  Our first president George Washington's birthday is actually on the February 22nd.  Many think that since the date falls between Lincoln's birthday (12th) and Washington's (22nd) it's celebrated the 3rd Monday in February for both of them. This long weekend is celebrated in honor of President Washington.  All I know is that it's a good time to buy a new mattress and I'm off from work!  It's 43° in Wildwood, NJ.  It's clear and still (no breezes to note) as Ms Sun's heading over our horizon in less than a half hour. Check out the North Wildwood Webcam under my Personal Favs and click on "Matador" to see her rise and shine! The sky is already beginning to brighten and display beautiful colors. It's been a lovely weather weekend this President's Day Weekend 2017 down the Shore and will continue to do so today.  It'll be sunny today with temps in the low-mid 50s (yesterday...Wildwood got up to the low 60s with warm stillness) and breezes wifting (wafting) over us from the North at 10-12mph.  Tonight...clear and back into the low 40s with breezes out of the N-NE at 12-17mph.  Tomorrow...more clouds in the mix as the temps stay in the 40s.
High tide:3:09p.m.
Low tide:9:02a.m.
Ocean temp:40°
Sunset:5:44p.m.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunny (a bit later) Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast and cloudy with no breezes to note  It'll be a pleasant day once this cloud cover passes through.  Ms Sun's scheduled to shine with breezes out of the W-NW at 9-11mph.  Tonight...clear and mild with temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes out of the NW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow...ditto of today.
High tide:2:12p.m.
Low tide:8:01a.m.
Ocean temp:39°
Sunset:5:43p.m.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Presidents Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear with no breezes to note.  It's another crisp, cold start to the day down the Shore.  It'll warm up today with Ms Sun shining and temps heading into the 50s.  Temps should hover around 52-53° today with breezes out of the SW at 11-13mph.  Tonight...clouds roll in as temps drop back down to the mid-upper 40s with breezes 16-18mph out of the W-SW.  Tomorrow...more of the same (with slightly warmer temps).  Monday...even more of the same!
High tide:1:20p.m.
Low tide:6:57a.m. and 7:09p.m.
Ocean temp:39°
Sunset:5:42p.m.

Friday, February 17, 2017

First Weekend for Sam's

Mornin'!  It's 30° in Wildwood NJ.  It's going to be perfect weather for Sam's Pizza re-opening! We've got a crisp, clear morn with stars and breezes (N-NW 10-15mph).  Baby it's cold outside...wind chill 22°!  Nice lovely winter's day on tap with Ms Sun pouring down and temps in the low 40s with breezes out of the W-NW 15-20mph carrying the aroma of delicious pizza being baked on the boardwalk (I must add that Mack's pizza in my opinion is a tad more delicious). Tonight...clear sky with breezes out of the SW at 7-8mph with temps in the upper 30s/low 40s.  The weekend's still looking 5-star with plentiful sunshine and temps in the low-mid 50s (no typo)!  I must mention that one of my resources did post that a passing shower late Saturday night is a possibility.  But, we're heading into a nice stretch of a taste of Spring!
High tide:12:31p.m.
Low tide:5:59a.m. and 6:14p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:5:41p.m.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Gale Warnings Posted

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and windy... W-NW 25-35mph.  The winds are whispering and moaning over the island this early morn.  It'll be another preview of the March winds today with Ms Sun shining down through some cloud cover and with cold, stiff winds along our coast from the NW.  Those Gale Warnings posted mean that operating a Vessel in these gale conditions requires experience with only properly equipped vessels and it's highly recommended only experienced mariners sail and to seek safe harbor to the onset of these gale conditions.  It looks like the warning will be in effect until this evening.  For those of us landlubbers...bad hair day.  It'll be a high of 38° with mostly sunny skies.  Tonight...clear, NW winds 25-35mph w/gusting and temps about where they are now (low-mid 30s). Tomorrow...starts out windy but simmers down by mid-morning as Ms Sun remains with us.  As for the weekend...still looking A-OK...sunny and in the 50s with not much in the line of breezes!
High tide:11:45a.m.
Low tide:5:29p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:5:40p.m.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wet Hump

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ. Happy Hump Day!  Had a lovely Valentine's Day and so blessed to have the same loving man by my side for half a century as we're lifelong, childhood sweethearts.  We celebrated by having a lovely, delicious dinner at the Lobster House in Cape May.  No doubt it's if not the best then one of the best seafood restaurants in these parts. Today's weather...it's raining lightly with no breezes to note.  It'll be raining most of the morning and by late this afternoon the sky will begin to clear.  Temps won't be any higher than the low 40s with breezes out of the W-SW at 10-15mph.  Winds will pick up by this early evening from the West at 15-20mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps dropping into the low-mid 30s as major winds check in...W-NW at 25-30mph with gusting up to 40mph. Tomorrow...mostly sunny with winds wreaking havoc again.  I'm telling ya...March is peeking in and showing its ugly, windy face.  For those of you that follow my blog know that March is my least favorite of all the months of the year due to the very annoying blustery, cold, relentless, whipping winds.  And, I truly think she's giving us a sneak preview.  Pack an umbrella today.
High tide:10:59a.m.
Low tide:4:50p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:5:39p.m.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!


Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  Those milky clouds are back as the bright moon and stars are in a haze this early morning.  Ms Sun's due up in less than an hour (6:51a.m.).  It'll be a mix of clouds and sun to start then become mostly cloudy and in the mid 40s.  Breezes (the big winds have checked out) will be out of the W-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with some clearing here and there and temps in the upper 30s / low 40s with breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow looks like the possibility of rain and Thursday...ugh...the winds are back!
High tide:10:14a.m.
Low tide:4:12p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:5:38p.m.