Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Full Moon Hump Day


Photo: J.M.Lesko - A Virginia Beach Shot
Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with winds out of the S-SW at 5-10mph.  The island's pretty saturated with the last 24+ hours of rain.  Most of which was mist along with periods of steady rainfall.  There's a 40% chance of rain this morning as it becomes just cloudy by this afternoon.  Temps may reach 60° with those S-SW winds continuing at 5-10mph.  Tonight... cloudy with some clearing later as we might see a shower or two (20% chance) and even fog.  Temps will drop to the upper 40s with W-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... partly clear skies in the morning giving way to a cloudy day.  Temps will be in the mid-50s with N-NW winds at 10-20mph.  As for this weekend... Saturday will be partly sunny with cloudy skies by the afternoon and a slight possibility of light rain (15% chance) as well. Temps will be near 50°.  As for Sunday... possibility of more rain (50% chance) with temps around 50°.  Two weeks until the winter solstice (shortest day of the year and the start of the Winter season)!  It's the Full Moon today.  AKA... the Cold Moon. And here's a fun fact...  an "Occultation" is going to be happening tonight.  Around 10:15pm tonight, the full moon and Mars move close together as the Red Planet (Mars) will then disappear behind the southern edge of the moon and reappear around 11pm on the northeast side.  If not cloudy (and there's a very good chance Wildwood will be under cloud cover) we could possibly get a glimpse of it with the naked eye. 
High Tide: 7:03AM and 7:29PM
Low Tide: 1:16PM
Ocean Temp: 51°
Sunrise: 7:04AM
Sunset: 4:38PM
Moonrise: 4:08PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,861,858
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 36,205
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 28,366
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 329

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Gray Tuesday

Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  It's dark, gray and a bit misty outside. Everything's wet and drippy. Breezes are out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  It's one of those perfect days to roll over and pull the comforter closer... thus, the late blog entry.  We're about to have a couple dreary wet days.  Time to make some time in the kitchen. Making homemade soup not to mention the Christmas cookie dough is on the activity calendar today.  Today's soup will be "Pumpkin Bisque" as the outdoor, porch pumpkins (and pumpkin seeds) got roasted over the weekend while the tree got decorated.  It's all happening.   
For the weather... expect this morning mist to turn into light rain with showers due in this afternoon.  Temps will be a tad warmer than they should be this time of year at 60° with winds ramping up out of the S-SE at 10-20mph.  Tonight... cloudy and more rain with temps in the low-50s and South winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... gray with occasional rain showers (50% chance), temps in the upper 50s and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Don't forget the Full Moon is tomorrow.  I'm not sure we'll see it with the wet weather settling in but it will certainly have its effect on the tides... much higher than normal.  Expect some areas to have that ol' coastal flooding.  Know those "low-lying" areas on the island and don't drive through flood waters! 
High Tide: 6:46PM
Low Tide: 12:32PM
Ocean Temp: 51°
Sunrise: 7:)3AM
Sunset: 4:38PM
Moonrise: 3:32PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,859,453
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 36,189
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 28,344
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 329

Monday, December 5, 2022

Enjoy The Last Of The Sunshine Today

Wildwood Crest - Sunset Lake

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear, starlit, moonlit and still as breezes are barely there (NE 2mph).  It's crisp and quiet with some of the briny air added to wake up the senses.  Everything's a bit frosty outside.  It'll be a pleasant autumn day with plenty of sunshine and some light clouds in the mix.  Temps will be in the low-50s with Easterly breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy skies giving way to cloudy skies late into the overnight.  There's a 15% chance of a rain shower with temps in the low-40s and SE winds at 50-10mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy start with rain showers coming in by the afternoon (80% chance).  Temps will still be in the low-mid 50s with S-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow night into Wednesday... more gray sky and rain on tap.  In fact, Thursday looks to be cloudy with periods of rain in the morning and Friday looks like a total washout. But, it all can change in a blink of an eye and I'll be watching! 
High Tide: 6:01PM
Low Tide: 11:46AM
Ocean Temp: 51°
Sunrise: 7:02AM
Sunset: 4:38PM
Moonrise: 3:01PM

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sunny Sunday

A Friend's Home

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up as the breeze is 5-10mph out of the N-NW.   It's feeling like 34° and 20° colder than this time yesterday morning.  It'll be a mostly sunny day with a high of 44° and NW winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... clear moonlit skies (the Full Moon is Wednesday), temps in the low-30s with light and variable winds.  Tomorrow... much warmer with sunshine and a high of 51°. 
High Tide: 5:11PM
Low Tide: 10:57AM
Ocean Temp: 52°
Sunrise: 7:01AM
Sunset: 4:39PM

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Rainy First Saturday In December

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining with S-SW winds at 15-20mph.  It was the perfect morning to pull the comforter up tighter and roll over for a little extra sleep.  I actually did that yesterday too with the sun shining lol!  The scones just came out of the oven!  Today's are raisin/cranberry/orange.  They smell incredible with that fresh pot of coffee brewing.  I say... let it rain!  It'll be a mostly rainy day with windy conditions (S-SW 20-30+gusting) and mild temps... upper 50s.  It looks like the rain will be out of here by late afternoon / early evening.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-30s and NW winds at 15-25mph making it feel like the upper 20s (bundle up).  Tomorrow... Ms Sun's back with a few clouds in the mix, high near 44° and NW winds at 10-15mph.  Monday... temps around 50° and much calmer, more tolerable winds.
High Tide: 4:16PM
Low Tide: 10:06AM
Ocean Temp: 52°
Sunrise: 7:00AM
Sunset: 4:39PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,854,044
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 36,178
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 28,302
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 329

Friday, December 2, 2022

Friday Birthday!

Mornin'!  Happy Birthday to my son. Today's blog is for you!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  No windchill today as there are no breezes this morning.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon in the clear, blue sky.  It'll be a lovely autumn day down the shore with plentiful sunshine, temps around 50° and S-SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... some clouds in the sky giving way to cloudy skies, temps in the low-mid 40s with South winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... rainy and windy with temps in the mid-upper 50s.  Expect a miserable day with S-SW winds at 20-30mph and wind-driven rain.  Sunday... partly sunny, temps in the low-mid 40s and much calmer winds.
High Tide: 3:17PM
Low Tide: 9:08AM
Ocean Temp: 52°
Sunrise: 6:59AM
Sunset: 4:39PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,851,189
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 36,161
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 28,283
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 329

Thursday, December 1, 2022

December's In The House

Holly Beach Park - Wildwood's First Schoolhouse 
Mornin'!  Welcome December!  We're in it now!  It's 39° with a windchill of 31°.  It's bright and sunny with winds out of the W-NW at 20-25mph+gusting.  It'll be sunny and windy today to kick off this month which brings us the Winter Solstice (12/21/22).  Today's temps... 43° feeling like 34° due to the W-NW winds at 20-30mph.  These blustery winds as of late will finally simmer down later this afternoon... NW at 10-15mph. Tonight... clear, starlit skies, temps around 31° feeling the low 20s with NW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... more sunshine, high near 50° and Southerly winds at 5-10mph.  As for this upcoming first weekend in December... Saturday looks like rain and wind from early morning until late afternoon with mild temps (60°) and Sunday looks like partly sunny, much calmer in the wind department and high of 43°.  
High Tide: 2:17PM
Low Tide: 8:34PM
Ocean Temp: 53°
Sunrise: 6:58AM
Sunset: 4:39PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,848,609
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 36,145
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 28,253
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 329