Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Not Too Shabby

Mornin'!  Happy Hump Day!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  There's thick cloud cover.  No breezes to note as it's still and quiet (I can hear the ocean waves though from 6+ blocks away thanks to that insulating cloud cover).  There's still leftover weekend snow lying around town but with that said... everything's got a layer of white morning frost on it.  It's really cold and crispy out there.  No sun yet, but it's supposed to be partly cloudy as Ms Sun has a part in today's weather.  Expect partly sunny / partly cloudy skies.  Temps will just about tap 40° (not too shabby).  Winds will commence out of the West at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps in the low 30s and NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... about the same as rain clouds enter the scene late at night.  The weekend's looking like one of those 50-50 ones with rain on Sunday.  All the Philly news-folk are reporting that a major snowstorm is headed this way on Sunday but so far that's not the case for Wildwood.  All local reports are saying that it's looking like a "rain" event for us due to the 50° temps. However... the Full Moon is coming next weekend (Sunday into Monday) and flooding due to all that extra water would be more of our focus and concern.
High tide:3:33p.m.
Low tide:9:33a.m. and 9:35p.m.
Ocean temp:43°

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Plenty of Sunshine on Tap

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under starlit and moonlit skies with breezes out of the NW at 4-6mph giving us a windchill of 22°.  Ms Sun's on her way as the sky is brightening and waking readying for her passing over the horizon.  Sunrise is in about a half an hour.  It'll be a crisp, cold, and sunny day with plentiful sunshine and temps in the upper 30s possibly tapping the 40s with winds out of the NW at 10-15mph.  It'll probably feel like 31° with the windchill.  I suspect we'll have more meltdown as there's still plenty of snow around the island.  Tonight...clear and crisp as temps drop back into the upper 20s / low 30s with West winds at 7-9mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same as this weather will repeat for humpday.  There is rain in this week's forecast and it looks like Friday's the day.  So far... no more snow.
High tide:2:29p.m.
Low tide:8:32a.m. and 8:35p.m.
Ocean temp:43°

Monday, January 14, 2019

Snow Covered Monday Chills and Thrills

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got breezes out of the NW at 10-12mph +gusts making a 20° windchill.  We've got clouds.  Nothing on Ms Sun yet but she's supposed to take over the sky and make it a sunny day.  Temps will be in the low 30s with an upper 20° windchill as those N-NW winds will be relatively light at 6-11mph.  Tonight...clear, 31° and breezes out of the NW at 4-6mph making it feel like 24°.  Tomorrow... just about the same as today but a bit warmer and even warmer on Wednesday.  I think by then we should see this leftover snow on the island ceased to exist as Ms Sun creates the ol' meltdown.
High tide:1:32p.m.
Low tide:7:34p.m.
Ocean temp:44°

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Snowy Sunday - First Snowfall of 2019

Mornin'!  It's 30° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill... 20°.  It's snowing!  It's been snowing since last night and I'd say we've got about 3" out there.  It's breezy... NE at 15-20mph.  I didn't venture out onto the porch since I preferred my slippers instead of boots this morning.  The pooch didn't get out of bed yet either so a path for him hasn't been plowed with my awaiting shovel.  One thing's for sure... it's winter and Christmasy out there.  It'll be gray all day with snowfall throughout the day into early tomorrow.  We should be getting at least another few inches.  Temps will be around 35° (windchill... 24°), winds out of the NE at 25-35mph.  Tonight...still snowing (probably down to snow showers).  Temps will be around 35° with N-NE winds at 20-30mph making a 24° windchill.  After walking up to the polar plunge yesterday, hubby and I walked over to the local supermarket (Acme) and got our bread and milk so it'll be a hunker down day for us!  Not to mention hubby decided to make his delicious New England Clam Chowder and buffalo wings for dinner and the game.  Go Birds!
High tide:12:42pm
Low tide:6:11am and 6:36pm
Ocean temp:44°

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Polar Plunge Day in Wildwood

Mornin'!  Sunset's back in the 5:00 o'clock hour beginning today!  It's 25° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under partially cloudy skies.  Part of the horizon is obscured while other sections (mostly north) is clear and prepped for Ms Sun's arrival in about a ½ hour.  One thing's for sure... these clouds will make for a beautiful sunrise; they always do.  We'll start out the day with some sun and some clouds as today becomes a cloudy one with temps in the mid-upper 30s.  No breezes worth mentioning as finally, those annoying relentless winds will give us a reprieve staying calmer.  They'll be out of the NE at 4-8mph.   Tonight... cloudy with snowfall beginning later in the evening (80% chance) as temps will be around the mid-20° mark.  Winds will be out of the NE at 4-8mph.  Tomorrow... a snow day with 80% chance of snow and/or rain mixed with snow right and windy right into the evening.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 30s with those ruthless winds back in the mix... NE at 20-30mph.  We're looking at the possibility of 3-5" of the white stuff this weekend. Go dig out the shovels and maybe even the "push-broom" as this snowfall sounds like a dry, light snow. Today's Polar Plunge's starter pistol goes off at 1:00p.m. on that cloudy, cold beach at the Convention Center (at Burk Avenue and the beach).  Good luck plungers!
High tide:11:56a.m.
Low tide:5:48p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sunny Friday - Looks Like Snow's Coming!

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  It's an icy cold one this winter morning!  It's still dark and starlit out there with the wicked winds wifting (wafting) over the island out of the NW at 20-25mph +gusting.  Wind chill is 19°.  It hurts to be outside this January morn. Cover up those exposed parts!  We're up for abundant sunshine today though.  Ms Sun's on her way as I type as she'll begin peeking over the horizon any time now and begin trying to warm us.  Today's temps will be in the mid-upper 30s with winds out of the NW at 20-25mph giving us that ol' windchill (low-mid 20s).  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid-upper 20s and finally much lighter winds out of the N-NW at 7-9mph.  Now as for this Storm headed this way tomorrow night... (basically a Nor'easter) the last reports I've checked are saying that we're going to be cloudy tomorrow with snow showers beginning tomorrow night right into the first half of Sunday with an accumulation of 1-3" (70-100% chance).  I'm hearing that if we do get this first snowfall of the year this upcoming weekend,  it'll be a light, fluffy snow and easy to push or sweep away.  Whew... what a relief!  That's sarcasm by the way as I'm growing old, weary and tired of the snow removal routines (I can still sweep though thankfully).  As for tomorrow and those folks plunging into the 45° ocean... the temp will be 37° with light variable winds out of the N-NE at 2-4mph.  Hey... what more could you ask for as the ocean water will feel warmer than the air temp?!
High tide:11:13a.m.
Low tide:5:08p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Partly Sunny Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly sunny (some swift moving cumulous clouds in the mix which you can spot on the live webcams) and windy (NW 20-30 +gusting).  It'll be windy today with a mix of clouds and sun.  Temps will hover around 39°.  Winds will be out of the NW at 25-35mph + gusting making a wind chill of 28°.  Tonight... 33° with a wind chill of 21° and clear skies.  Tomorrow... sunny and a tad calmer in the wind department.  Saturday... in the 30s, cloudy and hardly a breeze (thankfully as the polar plungers run into the ocean).  Late overnight Saturday into Sunday... the possibility of snowfall (could be snow showers, a dusting or a couple of inches) as there's a snowstorm heading in this direction.  I'll be keeping a close watch of the developments of this storm moving toward the coast.
High tide:10:32a.m.
Low tide:4:33p.m.
Ocean temp:45°