Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  Dawn has arrived as the sky is clear and looking like a dim but colorful pastel rainbow.  Ms Sun's readying herself to travel across the horizon.  The aroma of the sea and marsh is in the air as those stiff breezes are still making their presence known (SW 20-25mph).  It'll be mostly sunny today with clouds joining in the mix a bit later as temps go up into the mid-upper 50s with breezes out of the S-SW at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight...cloudy with a 60-80% chance of rain showers (beginning mostly on the overnight), breezes out of the S-SW at 18-23mph while temps drop back down into the upper 40s.  Looks like rain tomorrow as we all begin food prep.  Thanksgiving's weather is looking good!
High tide:9:24a.m.
Low tide:3:33p.m.
Ocean temp:56°
Sunset:4:44p.m.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Another Bad Hair Day On Tap

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and still windy (W-NW at 25-30mph) so there's a wind chill factor of 32°.  It's feeling pretty wintery out there this morning. Ms Sun will help us along today with plenty of sunshine bringing the temps up to almost 50°.  The winds will be staying out of the W-NW at 25-30mph and by this afternoon simmer down some out of the West at 15-20mph.  Tonight...clear and cold (38°) with SW winds at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow...sunny, warmer and not as blustery.
High tide:8:47a.m.
Low tide:2:55p.m.
Ocean temp:56°
Sunset:4:46p.m.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Blustery 50-50 Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly and still very windy (SW 20-30mph +gusting).  It's a great morning to sleep in.  Not my pooch though...he had to go out while it was still dark outside regardless of the winds and rain.  So, we're dried-off and it's blog and coffee time!  It'll be a rainy, blustery start to the day as these rain clouds won't pack it in until late morning.  Ms Sun will eventually rule the entire afternoon.  Expect sunshine with these "very happy to be here" winds roaring (there's a "Wind Advisory" posted today) out of the West at 20-30mph with serious gusting (up to 50mph).  You'll certainly be gripping the steering wheel a bit tighter on the Garden State Parkway, bridges or causeways if heading out.  It's a New Moon today too so be aware of the high tides as they'll no doubt be affected by the Moon's pull.  Try not to drive through any of that corrosive water flooding some areas.  Today's temps will actually drop from what they are now and back down to low-mid 50s.  Tonight...clear, temps in the low 40s with winds gusting out of the West at 23-29mph.  Tomorrow...sunny and still breezy.
High tide:8:10a.m. and 8:30p.m.
Low tide:2:06p.m.
Ocean temp:59°
Sunset:4:45p.m.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bright First Half of the Day / Gray Second Half

Mornin'! It's 44° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are out of the West at 8-10mph.  We've got another perfect, crisp, clear autumn morn down the shore.  Ms Sun's about the rise and shine with those fleeting (here and there) clouds accompanying her.  It looks like it'll be just as gorgeous and colorful as last night's sunset.  There's a chilly, blustery Saturday on tap with temps seasonable in the mid-upper 50s.  Winds will be out of the S-SW at 20-30mph.  Expect limited amount of sunshine as the clouds are checking in by mid-day and mixed with those relentless winds...we've got us a gray, very blustery afternoon.  The ocean's relatively still warm at 59° which is keeping a bit of a warm insulator over the island.  There's a distinct difference between the mainland and the island's weather right now.  When changing seasons, the island's always wiping up the rear in the weather department.  Mainland's always first to experience the changing seasons...we're always last.  That includes warmer and milder weather sticking around just a bit longer.  Today though...my thoughts are that it'll be a raw, cold day beginning this afternoon.  I don't care if the air and ocean temps are an insulating mid-upper 50s or not...those winds will be a challenging sea breeze for sure.  Don't rule out "mist" especially tonight.  Winds like these will produce lots of sea mist (terrific for the complexion).  As for tonight...clouds, more winds (S-SW 25-35 +gusting), mist leading to rain.  We'll be waking to rain tomorrow morning.  That rain by the way will be out of here my mid-day but those winds are staying checked in.  Oh...I almost forgot...New Moon's tomorrow.  And, just like the Full Moon it creates much higher (and sometimes even higher) than normal tides.  Don't drive through tidewater.
High tide:7:32a.m. and 7:51p.m.
Low tide:1:35p.m.
Ocean temp:59°
Sunset:4:45p.m.

Friday, November 17, 2017

TGIF!

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's on her way and will most likely make a beautiful grand entrance with the splattering of clouds in the brightening sky.  It's breezy with NW winds at 16-20mph making it feel like 38°.  It'll be a crisp, breezy autumn day with temps tapping 50°, plenty of sunshine and winds out of the NW at 11-18 with gusts of 28mph.  Tonight... clear with breezes simmering down out of the W-NW at 9-12mph and temps in the low-mid 40s.  The weekend's looking eh...a little of this and that as showers could be on the weather menu Saturday overnight into Sunday morning but for the most part, I think we'll see lots of sunshine.
High tide:6:53a.m. and 7:10p.m.
Low tide:12:53p.m.
Ocean temp:57°
Sunset:4:46p.m.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Turning Into A Decent (and blustery) Day

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  (No typo).   It's mild out there this morning with the fragrance of the Marsh along with the sounds of surf crashing the shores. We've got cloud cover and everything's wet from a wee-morning shower.  We could see another before daybreak but expect a mostly sunny day with temps almost tapping 60° once the clouds check out.  Not much in the line of breezes at the moment...W-NW at 7-9mph but winds will be ramping up today out of the West at 20-25mph and by tonight...W-NW at 28-35mph w/gusting
as temps drop down into the mid-upper 40s.
High tide:6:29p.m.
Low tide:12:09p.m.
Ocean temp:59°
Sunset:4:47p.m.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Partly Gray Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast and cloudy (some clearing here and there over at the horizon) and breezy with winds out of the E-NE at 18-20mph.  The early morning clouds are creating an insulator for that ocean noise...love the sound of the waves crashing.  It sounds like there's a highway down the street full of rush hour traffic but we know better...the ocean's 6 blocks away pounding the beach and no one's around as the island's pretty desolate.  It'll be a mostly cloudy with Ms Sun making her way through and still chilly with temps barely tapping 50° and breezes out of the E-NE; then East; then finally tonight...SE all around 10-12mph.  It'll be a mostly overcast / cloudy evening too but with rain showers due in late.  We might even wake to rain tomorrow morning.  Tonight's temps...upper 40s.  Grab the hairspray as the next 4 days are looking like bad hair days as the Autumn winds (wish it was "Summer Breeze") are checking in for a nice long weekend.  Speaking of the weekend...looking gray
and windy at this time (but weather can always change).
High tide:5:44p.m.
Low tide:11:22a.m.
Ocean temp:60°
Sunset:4:46p.m.