Friday, August 26, 2016

National "Dog" Day

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a bit on the muggy, humid side with very light sea breezes wifting (wafting) off the ocean.  It's clear but hazy.  Once again the seagulls are enjoying the island life as they laugh off in the distance.  It'll be a warm one today as temps get up into the upper 80s and possibly tapping 90°.  Ms Sun will be shining down but there could be some milky clouds and showers (20% chance) in the mix today. Winds will be out of the W-SW at 8-10mph (pack the insect repellent). Tonight...mostly clear with temps back down into the low-mid 70s and breezes out of the W-NW at 12-14mph.
High tide:3:35p.m.
Low tide:9:05a.m.
Ocean temp:76°
UV Index:8 (high)
Rip Currents:low risk
Weekly Beach Etiquette tips:
  ~never leave trash on the beach and even better yet...pick up any you see whether it's yours or not.
  ~don't forgot those cigarette butts...collect and trash them (or just don't smoke and pollute the lovely sea air).
  ~remember to pack those headphones (believe it or not no one wants to hear your music).
  ~kindly give others on the beach space when selecting your beach site.  Careful not to plop down too close or on top of your neighbors beach space.  Your beach stuff (blankets, chairs and umbrellas) should not be nearly touching.
  ~always remind your kids beach etiquette especially not running too close to others and avoid digging up, kicking or throwing sand near those sitting next to you.
  ~play ball, frisbee, corn hole, kite-flying etc on the back side of the beach and not near beach goers (the beach patrol will usually stop you anyway if your in the wrong area.)
  ~ no feeding the seagulls (big no-no). And, eat and snack smartly...under your hooded sand chair, or umbrella as these beach vultures are eyeing up each and every beach goer looking for the right opportune moment to swoop down and pluck your lunch right out of your hand or mouth.  Once they get you then the havoc begins as all their gull friends and family begin the attack for your scattered food.
  ~shake towels and blankets away from others noting the wind direction.
  ~speaking of "wind direction"...note which way that "spray" sunblock is headed as you apply. That misty spray does hit those around you if the breeze is just right.  And, the hit could be right in someone's eyes or mouth.
  ~follow posted warnings and pay attention to lifeguards.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Another Keeper!

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's quiet with hardly a breeze but the seagulls are welcoming the day and trying to wake the neighborhood with their noisy laughter.  That sound actually lulls me to sleep! The sky is clear and Ms Sun will be rising and shining any minute now.  It'll be another beauty with plenty of sunshine on tap.  Breezes will be all over the place commencing out of the S-SW (10-12mph) and switching around noon to S-SE (12-14mph) and by this evening out of the South (16-20mph).  Temps will be in the low 80s.  Tonight...clear as temps drop back into the upper 60s / low 70s.  Tomorrow afternoon has a 20% chance of a thunderstorm posted since we may have a warm and humid one (upper 80s).  And, the weekend's looking fine except for this tropical storm Gaston out in the Atlantic which we're keeping an eye on and looks to be creating some major rip currents beginning Sunday.  Keeping a watch on that one!
High tide:2:35p.m.
Low tide:7:56a.m.
Ocean temp: 76°
UV Index:8 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (stronger or more frequent rip currents than usual. Only swim in guarded areas)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

More Perfection on Tap

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  We're still in a nice stretch of weather as the sky is clear and beginning to brighten. Ms Sun's ready to pass the horizon and begin shining on us.  No cloud cover or breezes to note this morning.  We have some "marsh-fishy" aromas filling the quiet, morning air.  There are plenty of  seagulls yacking and laughing and making their happy presence known. It seems that everyone in the neighborhood has had the same idea and given their air conditioners a break making all that outside humming and noise pollution go away for now.  It's lovely out there.  Speaking of lovely, it'll be just that today as temps tap 80° and breezes begin out of the West at 4-8mph and by noon shift from the SE at 5-10mph and by this evening shift again from the South at 13-17mph as temps drop just a bit to the upper 60s.  Tomorrow...cut and paste.  And, I'm happy to report that the weekend's still looking great too!
High tide:1:36p.m.
Low tide:6:53a.m. and 7:48p.m.
Ocean temp:76°
UV Index:8 (high)
Rip Currents:Low Risk

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Stretch of 5-Star Weather

Mornin'!  It's 66° in Wildwood NJ.  I'm happy to report that the air conditioner has been off since yesterday.  Windows are open and there's a lovely N-NE breeze at 10-12mph out there in the clear, starlit, early morning darkness.  Another morning with just a hint of Autumn in the air. It'll be another glorious day down the shore.  In fact, this entire week (high five to those that took their vacation this week) will be sheer perfection...sunshine, low humidity and perfect summer temperatures. It'll just about tap 80° today with N-NE breezes shifting later from the S-SE at 5-8mph. Tonight's temps...upper 60s / low 70s.  Tomorrow...a repeat.Thursday...another repeat. Friday...still another repeat. And Mother Nature looks like she's throwing in Saturday and Sunday too!  All keepers!
High tide:12:39p.m.
Low tide:6:41p.m.
Ocean temp:77°
UV Index:8 (very high)
Rip Currents:Low risk

Monday, August 22, 2016

Nice Start To The Week

Mornin'! It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a different kind of morning out there today as it's cooler than it's been.  The overnight heavy thunderstorms, downpours and winds have helped the humidity check out leaving fresh, clean air.  Instead of the heavy, dank marsh smells (which I love)...the aromas of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers are in the light, cooler breezes...a very pleasant change. A smidgen of Autumn is in this morning's air! Next (9/22) will be the first day of Fall. We'll have plentiful sunshine today once Ms Sun rises.  Temps will be in the low-mid 80s with stiff breezes off the land (NW) at 17-22mph (pack the insect repellent along with a bungee cord to secure the beach umbrella). Tonight...remaining clear and fresh with temps down into the upper 60 / lower 70 and breezes out of the NW at 15-20mph.
High tide:11:43a.m.
Low tide:5:43p.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV Index:8 (high)
Rip Current: Low

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Mashup

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and a'tem.  Not a cloud in the sky and not a breeze wifting (wafting) over the island this morning.  It's warm and humid (76 dewpoint and 91% humidity).  It'll be a pleasant first half of the day with blue skies and warm temps (mid-80s) with Southerly breezes at 9-11mph.  Clouds are checking in this afternoon and could produce afternoon/early evening showers and/or thunderstorms (50% chance).  Definitely keep that doppler handy.  Tonight...more clouds checking in with an 80% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms. W-NE winds at 10-15mph tonight as well. Tomorrow will feel much less humid with plenty of sunshine.

High tide:10:50a.m.
Low tide:4:52p.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV Index:9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (check with beach patrol/lifeguards to see if entering the surf is safe as it'll be a rough one today.  Swim near a lifeguard at all times and never swim alone or at night.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August is giving us all she's got!

Mornin'!  It's 77° in humid Wildwood, NJ.  The dewpoint is 73° as the humidity is 93%.  We're in the tropics this morning.  No breezes to note.  The neighborhood gulls seem happy with all their laughter and squawking.  We're going to have abundant sunshine today and loveliness once that sea breeze kicks in...E-SE at 7-9mph (no insect repellent needed today although mine never leaves the beach bag). Temps will get up to mid-upper 80s. Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the mid-upper 70s and breezes out of the S-SE at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow...not what was originally forecasted and looking like a repeat of today but with a 20% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm (keep your eye on the doppler that's all).  Tomorrow more than doppler scanning as there's a 60% chance of rain including thunder and lightning.  Overall, it looks like we're putting another beautiful summery weekend down the shore in the back pocket!
High tide:10:01a.m.
Low tide:4:04p.m.
Ocean temp:77° (same as this morning's temperature)
UV Index:8 (very high)
Rip Current: Low risk