Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pleasant Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit as Ms Sun's just below the horizon waiting for her cue to make her bright and sunny appearance in about a half an hour.  Not much in breezes this morning (N-NW 2-4mph).  It's another one of those crisp, cold, somewhat pleasant Fall mornings down the Shore (Winter's 12 days away).  Today will be much like yesterday with temps in the low 40s and plenty of sunshine.  There will be some clouds in the mix with NW breezes at 7-10mph.  Tonight...even more clouds begin to filter in as temps drop down into the mid-30s with very light SE breezes at 2-4mph.
Tomorrow...much like today with mild temps and a mix of sunshine and clouds.  Friday and Saturday look like much warmer days (in the 50s) with rain likely making it feel cold and raw.
Sunday looks sunny and bright.
High tide:11:08a.m.
Low tide:5:07p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mostly Sunny Tuesday

Winterwood Christmas Store - Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  It's crisp and clear outside in the early morning darkness.  The sky is lit with stars as far as the eye can see.  There's a very light northerly breeze at 2-4mph. It makes for standing on the porch and deeply breathing in the salty darkness the proper thing to do.  Sometimes when the wind is whipping icy cold, the last thing I'm thinking is how good that wintry blast feels.  This morning though...perfectly doable and pleasant.   Ms Sun's on her way and is scheduled to rise and shine just after 7a.m. this morning.  Expect plenty of sunshine today with temps in the low 40s as the North winds become West by this afternoon at 7-9mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low 30s and West winds at 10-15mph with gusting as high as 30mph  Tomorrow...a repeat of today with a bit more stiffness to the breezes as they begin to calm down by nighttime.  Today's blog photo was taken last night while doing a little Christmas shopping in Cape May at the Washington Street Mall.  This photo is the facade of the building formerly known as First Jersey Trust Bank builit in 1895.  It's a great Christmas Shop opened all year.
Hight tide:10:23a.m.
Low tide:4:27p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday Mix of Sun and Clouds and Winds

Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly cloudy with those horizon clouds blocking this morning's sunrise.  Ms Sun will make her grand entrance sometime this morning though as it'll be a partly sunny / partly cloudy day with temps in the low 40s.  At the moment the N-NE winds are wifting (wafting) over Wildwood at 15-20mph.  There's a windchill of 23° as I type.  It's blustery with a wintry bite out there.  There will be a wind chill throughout most of the day and night as these blustery winds are here for the day.  Tonight...partly cloudy, temps in the upper 20s with North winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...sunnier and less windy. Unlike coastal areas around us (Atlantic City and Lewes DE among others)...Wildwood's been just missing the snow bullet as of late.  So far, we haven't even had a flurry (touch wood).
High tide:9:40a.m.
Low tide:3:48p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday Fun Time

Mornin'!  It's 27° in Wildwood NJ.  No breezes to note.  The sky is mostly clear but the horizon clouds are keeping Ms Sun at bay again.  She'll eventually get through them as she rises and shines. Expect plenty of those milky clouds today along with sunshine peeking through as breezes kick in from the W-NW at 8-11mph. Temps in the upper 30s (wind chill of upper 20s).  Tonight...partly cloudy, temps in the low 30s with N-NW breezes at 6-8mph.
High tide:8:19a.m. and 8:43p.m.
Low tide:2:28p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:39p.m.

Sunday...mostly cloudy, temps tapping 40s, winds out of the NE at 10-15mph.  There's no precipitation on the forecast for this entire weekend I'm happy to report!

I'm about to mini-road-trip to the land of my grandbabies to do some grand-babysitting this weekend!  See you on the other side Monday (when Ms Sun will be once again shining brightly)!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Pearl Harbor Attack 77 Years Ago - A Date That Will Live In Infamy

USS Arizona beneath Pearl Harbor - Resting place of 1102 Sailors
Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  There's a light breeze out of the N-NW at 4-7mph.  There's a tiny windchill...37°.  It's clear as Ms Sun begins her ascent over the horizon in a ½ hour or so.  It'll be a sunny day with temps hovering around 40° as the NW winds pick up at 13-16mph.  Tonight...clear, temps in the upper 20s and those continuing NW winds at 9-14mph.  Tomorrow...another sunny cold day and Sunday... a mostly cloudy day with a 30% chance of precipitation.  We could see a dusting of the white stuff Sunday night.  Just saying.  Oh...we have a New Moon today (basically no moon) which means higher than normal tides.  Avoid any water that may seep into the streets...that salty, briny water is extremely corrosive.
High tide:7:38a.m. and 8:01p.m.
Low tide:1:45p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sunny and Windy Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  A light breeze out of the N-NW at 4-6mph is wifting (wafting) over the island.  Ms Sun's up but at the moment is hidden behind those big horizon clouds that seem to be here each and every morning this week blocking her grand entrance.  She will break on through though as it'll be mostly sunny today with temps in the low 40s.  So, let's talk "winds" for today...it'll be a blustery day as the winds will commence a bit later this morning out of the West at 15-20mph +gusting then switching from the SW by tonight.  Also tonight...clouds roll in then shift around making for a partly cloudy evening.  Temps will drop into the low 30s with those SW winds at 15-20mph with gusts as stiff as 30mph.  It'll make for that cold, biting winter feel with lots of windchill going on today (31°) and tonight (29°).  The weekend's looking dry and cold (some sun on Saturday and mostly cloud cover on Sunday).
High tide: Now and 7:18p.m.
Low tide:1:02p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cloudy Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are light out of the N-NE at 3-5mph with not much of a windchill.  But it still feels icy cold when stepping outside.  Like yesterday, we're under thick, broken up cloud cover mostly near the horizon and unlike yesterday...today's clouds probably aren't checking out as even more are headed our way.  For the most part, expect mostly cloudy conditions with morning breaks of sun.  It'll be a mostly cloudy day with temps barely tapping 40° and breezes out of the NW at 9-14mph.   We could see some moisture as there's a 50% chance of precipitation late this morning / early afternoon.  Out of 5 different weather sources I checked today, 2 said there's a chance of snow flurries/snow showers for that precipitation (coating to an inch)in Cape May County.  I'll believe it when I see it.  Atlantic County and Ocean County (north of us) may see 1-4".  For our area tonight...partly cloudy with temps around where they are now...upper-20s with NW breezes at 10-15mph.  If we do get any of the white stuff...be careful when out and about tonight with icy temps and slick roads just in case we do get that snowy/icy coating.  Tomorrow...sunny, less breezy with temps in the low-40s.
High tide:6:33p.m.
Low tide:12:15p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.