Wednesday, September 28, 2022

A Lovely Autumn Hump Day Here

Mornin'!  It's 56° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 74% with a dewpoint of 49°.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly with NW breezes at 8-11mph.  Looking like another lovely autumn day down the shore with mostly sunny skies, temps around 70° and W-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy after midnight.  Temps will drop to where they are now... mid-50s and North winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... sun and some clouds, temps near 70° and NE winds at 10-20mph.  Beginning Friday, we'll begin to get rain as it'll be raining for the entire weekend as well as Monday and Tuesday.  All those rainy days ahead will be the last remnants of Hurricane Ian but will be more of a very nasty Nor'easter for us. Expect winds and rains with coastal flooding and beach erosion as this storm seems to want to move slowly.  As for those in the trajectory of this monster now along the west coast of Florida in the Naples/Sarasota area, (a Category 4 hurricane possibly becoming a Cat 5), all eyes are watching and praying as this historic storm is about to pummel and destroy everything in its path. 
High Tide: 10:07AM
Low Tide: 4:17PM
Ocean Temp: 71°
Sunrise: 6:52AM
Sunset: 6:49PM
UV Index: 5.3
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,733,221
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,725
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,196
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

A Beautiful Day Down The Shore

Mornin'!  It's 64° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got low humidity with partly cloudy / partly sunny skies and breezes out of the W-NW at 9-11mph.  Ms Sun's trying her best to shine over the island this morning but this cloud cover over the sunrise seems to be the victor at the moment.  It'll be a partly cloudy start to the day with clouds clearing out as the day progresses and the sky eventually becomes sunny.  Temps will be in the mid-70s with W-NW winds at 5-10mph. Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-upper 50s and NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, temps around 70° and NW winds at 10-15mph.
High Tide: 9:30AM
Low Tide: 3:35PM
Ocean Temp: 72°
Sunrise: 6:51AM
Sunset: 6:50PM
UV Index: 5.2
Rip Current: low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,730,620
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,719
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,175
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Monday, September 26, 2022

Mostly Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 81% with a dewpoint of 60°.  It's clear and bright as Ms Sun's up and shining down on Wildwood with breezes out of the W-SW at 8-10mph.  It'll be a beautiful Monday wit plenty of morning and early afternoon sunshine.  Temps will be in the upper 70s with W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly clear with some clouds in the mix and temps in the low-60s and W-NW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy with temps in the low-70s and W-NW winds at 10-20mph.
High Tide: 8:55AM
Low Tide: 2:53PM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:50AM
Sunset: 6:51PM
UV Index: 5.5
Rip Current: Moderate which mean serious life-threatening rip currents are out there in the surf zone.  If you see someone in danger, call 911
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,729,699
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,715
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,165
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322
I just wanted to say something about what happened in Wildwood over the past weekend.  As I lay in bed last night and tried to fall asleep, I couldn't help but note the silence outside.  The deafening quiet brought me to tears as I couldn't help but think of those grieving families that tragically lost their loved ones here this weekend due to a needless assault by a reckless driver crashing into the crowded street in a "not" permitted rally.  Wildwood's been my happy place my entire life.  I decided to move here from Philadelphia nearly 20 years ago.  Never in those years as well as vacationing here my entire life have I been afraid here.  Until this past weekend.  Beginning on Friday, an unwelcomed car rally (h2oi cars) began their malicious takeover of Wildwood.  All the other (annual and very crowded) Festivals and Shows planned as scheduled were making for a very soon to be extremely crowded weekend here. Aside from that, the noise alone from his threatening invasion of vehicles made what was endlessly deafening but so disruptive with not a minute of peace from the deliberate sounds of rapid gunfire and revved up engines to sirens blaring making our streets like war zones hours on end.  Hundreds of cars drove recklessly around our streets throughout the days and into the morning hours with no respect or regard to anyone else living here or visiting this resort.  In fact, I heard that like me, many were afraid to leave their homes or businesses. This senseless act of murder and injuries (I also heard someone was stabbed) proved how overwhelmed our police department was as backup from miles away had to be deployed.  Disturbing the peace was putting it mildly.  Many of us have been left saddened and somewhat broken.  I've never laid in bed before listening to the aftermath of stillness and silence of my neighborhood as I cried myself to sleep. Wildwood was in the thick of this horrific, scary crisis that somehow has alter our lives.  I pray for the families of those young victims.  I pray it never happens again here in my quiet, safe place.   

Sunday, September 25, 2022

New Moon Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's lovely start to the day with sunshine and sea breezes out of the SW at 15-20mph.  We could get some rain today as there's 30% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms.  We'll see a mix of sun and clouds with a high of 77° and S-SW winds at 15-25mph.  Tonight... 80% chance of rain and by midnight, the sky begins to clear.  Temps will drop into the low-60s with W-SW winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... except for a few afternoon clouds, it'll be sunny with temps in the mid-70s and W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  The New Moon is today and it has the same effect on the high tides as the full moon.  If it does rain during the high tide tonight, we could see tidal flooding on the island.  Be aware of where you drive or park especially in those low-lying areas on the island.  It's also "High" risk of rip currents which basically means it's too intense for even the best of swimmers.  If you see someone in danger, call 911 as there are no lifeguards posted on the beaches this time of year.
High Tide: 8:20AM and 8:27PM
Low Tide: 2:10PM
Ocean Temp: 74°
Sunrise: 6:49AM
Sunset: 6:53PM
UV Index: 5
Rip Currents: High Risk (Red Zone)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,728,194
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,715
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,153
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Saturday, September 24, 2022

It's Festival Weekend!!

This Morning's Webcam Shot - North WW

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Weekend!  Happy Irish Weekend!  Happy Classic Car Weekend!  Happy Seafarers Weekend!  Happy Oktoberfest Weekend!  The Wildwood's are jumping this weekend!  Ms Sun's up and making the morning sky as pretty as she can make it.  Winds are out of the NW at 10-12mph.  We're going to have a mix of clouds and sunshine today with temps near 70° and W-NW winds at 10-15mph (much calmer than yesterday that's for sure).  Tonight... a few passing clouds as the New Moon is up there (barely visible) with temps down into the low-60s and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mix of clouds and sunshine with temps near 80° and the winds checking back in out of the S-SW at 15-25mph.  
High Tide: 744AM and 7:51PM
Low Tide: 1:27PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:48AM
Sunset: 6:54PM
UV Index: 5.3
Rip Current: High Risk (Dangerous Conditions; DO NOT swim in the ocean today... no lifeguards.  If in danger or you see someone in danger, call 911)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,725,389
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,706
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,144
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Happy Birthday To My Daughter!!!

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  What a difference a day makes! (sung by Diana Ross).
It's sunny with very low humidity and winds out of the N-NW at 20-25mph +gusting.  It feels like 50°.  I'm wondering what all  my tropical houseplants are thinking as they blow around thanks to the gusty winds while they're out on the porches and decks. I guess it's time to bring them all back into the house.  I'd say it's on the cool side this morning. Thanks to these strong, relentless winds, we're under a "Gale Warning" until 2pm this afternoon and a "High Rip Current Warning" until tomorrow.  So, what this means is the north winds will be creating havoc on the seas which could be up to 10'.  Winds that strong impacts vessels in the seas which could capsize or damage boats.  Mariners should stay in port, seek safe harbor, or alter course due to severe conditions.  As for the Rip Currents: our beaches are unguarded and the surf could be anywhere from 8-10' and extremely rough with that under current pulling you relentlessly away from shore. Stay out of the water!  Now, with all that said... it's going to be a busy, crowded, festival-full weekend.  We've got a festival or event in every town on this island.  North Wildwood's Irish Festival begins today, Wildwood's got the Classic Car Show happening at the same time along with Wildwood Crest having their annual Seafarers Festival.  There will be a lot of folk back here on the island most of which haven't a clue about Gale Warnings and dangerous Rip Currents.  If in danger, call 911.  This is really serious.  Wildwood had 4 drownings in an 8-day span in the very beginning of the Season due to unguarded beaches and unknowing folk.  
So, with all that said, it'll be a lovely Autumn day with plenty of sunshine, temps in the mid-60s and N-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting (aka: bad hair day).  Tonight... a few passing clouds, low near 50° and N-NW winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... some clouds in the mix in the morning, giving way to sunny skies in the afternoon with high near 70° and W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  Sunday... mostly cloudy, high near 77° with S-SW winds at 15-20mph.  And, last  but not least... A very Happy Birthday to my youngest; my daughter Alison.  This blogs for you my Sweet!  Love you!
High Tide: 7:05AM and 7:13PM
Low Tide: 12:42PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:47AM
Sunset: 6:57PM
UV Index: 5.8
Rip Current: High Risk (extremely dangerous conditions)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,722,301
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,700
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,123
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Autumn's Here And The Cool Breezes Are Coming!

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 90% with a dew-point of 69°.  Breezes are out of the S-SW at 15-20mph.  Ms Sun's up as well as cloud cover.  It's a beautiful orange sunrise with Ms Sun doing all she can to shine in the partly gray sky.  The "Autumnal Equinox" is a 9PM tonight making it officially Fall beginning today.  Today's weather will be partly sunny this morning giving way to partly to mostly cloudy conditions with rain on today's forecast.  There's an 80% chance of rain beginning late this morning with temps tapping 80° and SW winds shifting to the NW at 15-25mph.  By this afternoon, there's a 60% chance of rain.  Tonight...  the rain clouds should be checked out but bringing low temps... low 50s and N-NW winds at 15-25mph.  Time to open the windows and feel those refreshing Autumn breezes!  Tomorrow... lots of sunshine but windy with a high of 66° and N-NW winds at 20-30mph.  The weekend's looking okay with Festival weather with Saturday being partly sunny and breezy with a high of 70° and Sunday looking partly cloudy with a high of 75° and still on the breezy side.   It's offically "Goodbye Summer" and "Welcome Autumn"!
High tide: 6:31PM
Low tide: 11:56AM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:46AM
Sunsest: 7:58PM
UV Index: 4.8
Rip Current: Moderate Risk: Dangerous rip currents today (I would advise "Not" going into the ocean for a swim today)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,719,359
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,696
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,107
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322