Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Humpday Fog!

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the soup at the moment as heavy fog is encasing the island.  In fact, there's a "hazardous weather outlook" posted by the National Weather Service this morning saying that there's locally dense fog creating difficult driving conditions and warns keeping a good distance while on the road.  There's not many on the road in Wildwood this time of day or time of year.  All I know is what I'm seeing and hearing from my back porch...barely able to see down the street with major dripping (almost sounds like rain) from everywhere. Add to that the fragrance of the salty, briny marsh and all you need is a muffled fog horn somewhere in the distance for a perfect start to the day!  Yesterday was foggy too but not until you reached the beach/boardwalk area as Ms Sun broke through everywhere else over the island.  Once I got to the beach (for a walk on the boards) just before mid-day I was in it big time.  This early morn...fog lies everywhere over the island and with no breezes to note.  Today will be a pleasant, unseasonably warm day as temps rise into the low 60s (no typo) with Ms Sun burning all this moisture out later this morning.  Breezes will be out of the S-SW at 12-16 mph.  Tonight... some patchy fog returns with a 40% chance of showers, temps in the upper 40s / low 50s with breezes out of the SW at 8-10mph.   By the looks of things after this afternoon, we may not see a bright, sunny day until Monday as clouds, mist, fog and rain showers are on the future weather menu.
High tide:11:36a.m.
Low tide:5:20p.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Play Misty For Me

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood.  The marshy, briny fragrance is in the morning air! It feels mild when you step outside this morning.  It's overcast and a bit foggy and misty with no breezes to note.   It'll be a mild, damp, gray day with temps in the mid-upper 50s with a small chance of peeks of sun by this afternoon.  Breezes will be out of the SW at 15-20mph.  Tonight...the misty, fog continues to lay over the island right into tomorrow with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and breezes out of the S-SW at 9-12mph.  Ms Sun may check in after mid-day tomorrow so count on some grayness for another day or so.
High tide:10:46a.m.
Low tide:4:38p.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy President's Day!

Mornin'!  Happy President's Day (at least for the first 44 of them)!  Slept in a bit again today and it feels really good.  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's trying to shine through some milky clouds this morning with S-SW breezes at 5-7mph.  Looks like we'll have those clouds checked in throughout most of the day leading into misty (possibly foggy) conditions tonight.  Today's temps will be in the upper 40s with winds out of the South at 10-12mph.  Tonight's temps will be in the mid-upper 40s with S-SW breezes at 10-12mph.  Expect lots of cloud cover tomorrow too as Ms Sun's taking some time off (at least until Wednesday).  We could see peeks of her for the next couple days but that lovely warmth she provides us when shining strong in the winter probably won't be felt.
High tide:10:02a.m.
Low tide:4:02p.m.
Ocean temp:37°

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  It's dry, crisp and clear outside this morning.  Breezes are out of the NW at 15-20mph. The clouds have just made way for Ms Sun's rise over the horizon. We had a nice dose of heavy rain (including a little icy wintry mix) last night and the island now feels clean and fresh.  It'll be a sunny Sunday with temps in the low-mid 40s and breezes out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...clear with temps around where they are now (mid-upper 30s) and breezes (hardly there) out of the NW at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow...much like today with some clouds in the mix and rain due in by tomorrow night.
High tide: 9:23a.m.
Low tide:3:29 p.m.
Ocean temp:37°

Saturday, February 17, 2018

50-50 Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  Slept in a bit this morning and although I'm thankful for room darkening drapes, it's awesome having this much sunshine throughout the house!  It's not going to last all day though unfortunately.  There's a very light, crisp breeze out of the E-NE at 4-6mph and it feels wintry and much colder than yesterday's step onto the ol' back porch...25° different.  It'll be a sunny morning with light breezes and by mid-day the clouds check in as temps hover around the mid-upper 30s.  Breezes will be out of the SE at 7-9mph.  Later this evening and into tonight...rain showers are coming our way as temps stay where they are today (mid-upper 30s) with breezes out of the E-SE at 13-15mph.  Tomorrow...waking to rain as the room darkeners will be once again doing their trick as Ms Sun intends to check in by late morning as a sunny Sunday's on tap.
High tide:8:48a.m.
Low tide:2:55p.m.
Ocean temp:37°

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mostly Wet TGIF

Mornin'!  It's 59° in Wildwood NJ. That's no typo! It was a bit of a shocker to step on the porch and feel the balmy temp this early morn.  It's only 8° cooler than New Orleans right now.  My head's still a bit in the Crescent City. Wildwood's currently under cloud cover with no breezes to note.  That mild temp will be the high for today as colder temps are on tap.  Today will be wet as rain showers are on the weather menu beginning sometime this morning.  It'll become cold again as the temperature will progressively drop throughout the day and by late tonight will be in the upper 30s / low 40s.  Early SW winds (10-15mph) will switch to NW (10-15mph) by this afternoon right into this evening as the rains should have checked out by then.  Rain is checking back in tomorrow evening though.  It won't be snow or icy mix like the mainland or the Philly area will be receiving.  Yay!
High tide:8:13a.m.
Low tide:2:19p.m.
Ocean temp:37°

Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Moon Today

Mornin'!  I'm home!  Got home last evening to a blast from the past winter chill. At least that's what it felt like.  It's currently 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It's misty as we're under cloud cover as fog is laying heavy on the island.  Breezes are out of the SW at 15-17mph.  It feels like 35°.  It'll be mostly cloudy and gray today with peeks of sun (if we're lucky).  Temps will rise quite a bit as we could see upper 50s today.  I'm not expecting "balmy" although Ms Sun's rays breaking through will help a great deal and be the determining factor whether it'll feel raw and damp or mild with a hint of Spring (just 33 days away).  Breezes will be out of the W-SW at 15-18mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy, misty with a 30% chance of showers and temps in the upper 40s / low 50s with breezes out of the SW at 18-20mph.  Tomorrow looks like today with 50% chance of rain and mist and stiffer breezes.  And, just for the record...preparations for a wintry mix beginning Saturday night into Sunday looks like it could be in order as more rain is expected with much lower temps.  The New Moon is today bringing higher than usual tides just an fyi.  It's all good.  Speaking of "good"'s good to be home!  I had a little taste of damp, muggy, mild and a bit chilly (at times) weather (mid-upper 50s/60s) while in New Orleans including a lovely taste of Spring and even Summer.  For just a couple days, there were actual warm days with peeks of sunshine and temps in the upper 70s / low 80s.  The magnolia trees are in full bloom as well as daffodils and other Spring flora and fauna beginning to decorate the landscape.  Something shocking to see and very unsettling was the Palm trees...almost everywhere you looked, the big beautiful palms were brown and crisp from a harsh, icy, frigid January.  I'm hoping there's still life under those brown fronds as the palm trees are a huge part of New Orlean's beautiful, charming character.  One thing's for sure...Spring is headed in both our directions.  In the meantime...I brought home some authentic Cajun / Creole seasonings to kick my recipes up a notch!
High tide:7:37a.m.
Low tide:1:41p.m.
Ocean temp:37°