Sunday, July 23, 2017

Another Humid Mix of Weather

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  It's warm, muggy and humid with cloud cover and no breezes to note.  No sunshine yet but Ms Sun's determined to pierce through the clouds this early morn.  Humidity's 94° and dewpoint is 72%.  It's looking like another warm, humid day with loads of cloudy/overcast skies. We should see some peeks of Ms Sun and of course that continued possibility of scattered showers and/or thunderstorms (40% chance). In fact...with all the precautions of storms passing over in our forecast yesterday...unlike Friday night, they never arrived.  Today will be much like yesterday...very warm and humid with temps in the mid-upper 80s and breezes out of the W-NW at 6-8mph. Tonight...60-70% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms as temps drop down a bit to the upper 70s with breezes out of the East at 9-13mph.  Tomorrow looks like a repeat of today.  Another reminder... the New Moon is today and is the reason you'll see much higher than normal tides and maybe even coastal flooding if we do get any heavy downpours today or tonight. You know...remains to be seen!
High tide:8:33a.m. and 8:50p.m.
Low tide:2:21p.m.
Ocean temp: 77°
UV Index:9-10 (high)
Rip Currents: moderate

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Weekend Mix

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining...but not too brightly as she's competing with the cloud cover.  No breezes. We've got a bit of the tropics this morning as the overnight soaking rains created the warm, humid moisture out there.  Some big storm last night with thunder and lightning and semi-flooding rains. It's thick and heavy this morning.  I do like it though as it's that summer feeling to the max.  Even more so...very grateful for the air conditioner that's keeping my home and indoor home life comfortable.  So today's looking like a mix of forecasts as everyone's every where on the chart.  I've checked 4 sources and I'm going to do what I usually do...average it out.  Today will be humid, partly cloudy with peeks of sunshine, and a 20% chance of scattered showers and /or thunderstorms all day into this evening.  It's a weather mix "eye on your Doppler" day.
Temps will be in the mid-upper 80s with breezes out of the S-SE at 5-10mph.  Tonight...even "iffier" with mostly clouds and peeks of stars and now with an 80% chance of rain as some of these evening passing storms could be severe.  I'd call last night's "severe" as it had me awake at 3a.m. walking the halls.  Tonight's temps...mid-upper 70s with winds out of the SW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...not sure if this is good or not but it could be a repeat of today.
High tide:7:39a.m. and 7:58p.m.
Low tide:1:26p.m.
Ocean temp:78°
UV Index:9-10 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate
New Moon: Tomorrow (much higher tides)

Friday, July 21, 2017

More Heat Is On

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood. It's hazy, hot and humid with not a breeze to note. Heat index is 89° at 5:30 in the morning.  Humidity's 87% with 77° Dewpoint.  Wait until Ms Sun shows up and she's on her way in less than a half hour. She'll be cooking us today with temps tapping 90°.  Hot fun in the Summertime! Expect plenty of summer heat with hazy hot sunshine and hot land breezes out of the West at 5-10mph (pack the insect repellent). Tonight...upper 70s / low 80s with a 20% chance of a scattered shower and/or thunderstorm and breezes out of the SW at 5-10mph.  Those scattered showers and thunderstorms will make the weekend weather unsettled as all forecasts are reporting storm clouds that seem to be checking in and staying for the weekend.  Keep your eye on that Doppler as any weekend outdoor plans could be impacted by showers and/or thunderstorms.  And, Merry Christmas in July as that'll be the main theme this weekend.
High tide:6:42a.m. and 7:04p.m.
Low tide:12:29p.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV Index: 10 (very high)
Rip Current: Low
New Moon: Sunday (could see higher than normal tides)

Friday Beach Etiquette tips~
~Never leave trash on the beach and even better yet...pick up any you see whether it's yours or not.     Note trash and recycle containers as The Wildwoods do recycle.
~Don't forget those cigarette butts...collect and trash them (or just don't smoke and pollute the lovely sea air). Never stick them in the sand and leave them...that'll be tomorrow's find for the little kid digging in the sand.  Plus, cigarette filters take years to decompose and could be taken to the ocean by the tides giving sea life harmful/toxic cigarette filter tidbits to swallow.
~Remember to pack headphones (believe it or not no one wants to hear your music blaring from your boom box).  Big, loud boom boxes are not welcomed on the beach.
~Kindly give your neighbors space when selecting your beach site. Courtesy is key. Careful not to plop down in others personal beach space.
~Teach children some beach etiquette. Running nearby others and kicking or throwing sand is a no-brainer but sometimes you'd never know it.  Dropping one potato chip thoughtlessly will create seagull havoc.
~Feeding the seagulls is a big no-no. Eat and snack smartly. Using hands to express emotion when holding your sandwich up or out is a magnet for swooping gulls.  Eat under your umbrella or hooded sand chair as the beach vultures (gulls) are eyeing beach goers constantly trying to find who's eating and looking for the right opportune moment to swoop down and pluck your lunch right out of your hand or mouth (seen it happen many times). Once they get you then the havoc begins as 40 other gulls come in for a food fight of your scattered lunch.  By the way, seagulls know "chip bags" and if they see one sticking out of your unsupervised beach bag, they will think nothing of helping themselves and remove the chips from your bag as well as share your snacks with their gull friends while you're taking a walk or a dip (seen it happen many times).
~Playing ball, frisbee, corn hole, and kite-flying etc on the back side of the beach (dune side), not near beachgoers (the beach patrol will usually stop you anyway if you're in the wrong area.)
~shake towels and blankets away from others noting the wind direction.
~follow posted warnings (closed beaches, rip currents, surfboard/boogie board area etc) and always pay attention to lifeguards.
~(hubby suggested this one) If you must use your cell phone on the beach...courtesy would be to head to a private area as one really wants to hear your phone conversation.  Happy Beaching!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer in the City

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  It's hazy, warm, humid and still (no breezes to note).  The heat index is 84°, dew point is 76° and humidity is 90%.  We're talking summer baby!  It'll be hot one down the shore today with hazy sunshine, temps tapping 90° and breezes out of the SW at 10-20mph becoming South by the afternoon. Tonight...upper 70s, breezes out of the SW at 10-20mph.  Looks pretty much the same tomorrow.  The's looking like storm clouds will be all around as there's 30-50% chance of showers and/or thunderstorms hovering everywhere for both Saturday and Sunday.  Remains to be seen I guess. For today...pack the water, sunscreen, insect repellent (always be aware of any Westerly breezes for those biting greenhead flies) and footwear (don't even think about trekking
 that beach sand in bare feet).
High tide:6:05p.m.
Low tide:11:31a.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV index: 10 (very high)
Rip Currents:moderate (swim near lifeguards and don't even think about dipping in the dark)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Another Warm One

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  It's warm and humid (dew point is 73° with 97% humidity) with barely a breeze this early morn.  The sky is mostly clear with some cloud cover along the horizon.  Ms Sun's on her way and will rise above it!  It'll be a warm summer day down the shore with plenty of sunshine, temps in the mid 80s and breezes out of the South at 8-12mph.  Tonight...back down into the low-mid 70s with some cloudy skies in the mix as one forecast mentioned a 20% chance of an isolated shower with another forecast posting a 40% chance. shouldn't be happening until late night / overnight (if it happens at all).  Breezes will ramp up just a bit from the S-SW at 15-20mph. Tomorrow...same as today and even warmer!  At this time the weekend's also looking pretty much the same as today.
High tide:5:02p.m.
Low tide:10:32a.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV Index:10 (very high)
Rip Current: Moderate

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Muggy Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  It's hazy, warm and humid.  No morning breezes.  It'll be mostly sunny with the summer haze in the mix as temps get into the low-80s with breezes out of the S-SE at 5-10mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy with temps back into the low-70s, breezes out of the S at 5-10mph with a 20% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm closer to midnight. Tomorrow...almost a repeat of today but a tad warmer.
High tide:3:59p.m.
Low tide:9:30a.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:7-8 (high)
Rip Currents:Moderate

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hazy Monday

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  It's quiet and still (no breezes to report) with hazy cloud cover.  It's feeling a bit humid again with temps heading to the low 80s.  Expect a mostly overcast/cloudy/hazy day with a 20% chance of scattered thunderstorms and breezes out of the S-SE at 10-15mph. A couple forecasts did report peeks of Ms sun on today's forecast but I'd keep an eye on that Doppler.  Tonight...partly cloudy with a continued chance of those rain showers and/or thunderstorms with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow appears more humid, warmer and sunnier.
High tide:2:59p.m.
Low tide:8:25a.m. and 9:25p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:6-7 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk