Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Again.  It's been 67° for three mornings in a row.  It's the last one though as we're heading into the autumn temperature zone tonight.  By this time tomorrow it should be in the 50s.  It's currently cloudy with a light breeze out of the SE at 5-7mph.  That's going to change too.  Tomorrow night's big beach bonfire (say that fast 3 times) in North Wildwood has been postponed until November 5th due to tomorrow's extreme winds.  This morning... rain showers could develop from the cloud cover (40% chance) but don't be surprised to see peeks of sun in the mix today.  Temps are heading into the low 70s again with winds out of the SE at 6-9mph. cover, rain showers (60% chance) with winds beginning to pick up first from the South and switching to the NW at 17-22mph.  We could see (or hear) gusting as high as 39mph.  Tomorrow we could wake to rain (30% chance) which should eventually clear out but the winds are the star attraction this weekend.  Tomorrow...NW 28-33 sustained with gusts as high as 46mph.  Sunday...windy (less than Saturday) with a mix of clouds and sun.
High tide:12:59p.m.
Low tide:7:12p.m.
Ocean temp:67°

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Another Good One

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  It's yet again a nice early morn out there. No breezes to note. The sky is clear, starlit and moonlit.  Clouds are joining the mix today in fact one forecast mentioned a 20% chance of a rain shower sometime in the afternoon.  Temps will get up into the mid 70s (yesterday the high reached the mid 80s).  Breezes will be out of the E-SE at 11-13mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low-mid 60s and breezes out of the S-SE at 16-23mph.   Looks like rain tomorrow and Saturday.  But the winds and cooler more fall-like temps are checking in with that rain. Sweater weather!
High tide:11:58a.m.
Low tide:5:20a.m. and 6:10p.m.
Ocean temp:66°
FOOTNOTE: The fog has encased the island at 10:30 this morning!  Not sure if we'll see Ms Sun again today, but I'm loving this ambiance.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Indian Summer Humpday!

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got another nice start to this early morn with clear starlit/moonlit skies and light breezes.  It'll be a continuation of this week's perfect autumn "indian summer" weather with clear blue skies, Ms Sun pouring down, breezes out of the W-SW at 8-10mph and temps possibly tapping 80° (no typo).  Tonight...clear with temps in the upper 60s and breezes out of the N-NE at 11-13mph.  The weekend's looking "eh" as Saturday could be rainy (50% chance), much cooler temps and not to mention very windy. Sunday's looking like the better of the two with sunshine, blustery and fall-like temps returning.  Enjoy today!
High tide:11:00a.m.
Low tide:5:14p.m.
Ocean temp:67°

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Weather Perfection

Courtesy of Chris Bakley (Cape May NJ)
Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a lovely pre-dawn morning with mild temps, a sky full of stars, and that moon that continues to light the darkness.  There's a very light breeze out of the North at 3-4mph.  It'll be another gift from the Mother Nature today as Indian Summer continues this week. Look for clear, sunlit skies, temps in the mid-upper 70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 11-13mph. Tonight...clear and temps back into the mid 60s with breezes ramped up a bit out of the S-SW at 20-25mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same and even warmer.  Last night's clear sky was brightened by that huge red Hunter's Moon as well as the rocket launch from Wallops Island VA visible from our New Jersey shores.  What a sight to behold.  One that I'll never forget.
High tide:10:05a.m.
Low tide:4:22p.m.
Ocean temp:68°

Monday, October 17, 2016

Indian Summer Monday

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a lovely start to the day with a clear sky full of stars and of course that Hunter's moon is still up and shining brightly.  Ms Sun's here in less than an hour so things will be changing quickly.  It's going to be heavenly today in the weather department.  We're going to have plentiful sunshine with temps will be in the mid 70s and breezes out of the SW at 6-7mph.  Tonight...clear and moonlit with temps in the low-mid 60s and breezes out of the SW at 12-14mph.  Forecasts are showing the same for tomorrow and Wednesday too!  Last night's rocket launch was postponed until this evening (if all checks out ok) time: 7:40p.m.
High tide:9:15a.m.
Low tide:3:31p.m.
Ocean temp:65°

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunny Sunday

Crest Pier (great viewing spot)
Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear, starlit, moonlit and mostly still (very light breezes to note).  There's a handful of clouds here and there but my guess is they'll make this morning's sunrise better than usual.  It'll be another lovely day down the Shore with temps tapping low 70° and breezes out of the S-SW at 8-10mph.  Tonight...clear and moonlit with temps in the upper 50s and breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Appears to be a good night for the rocket launch from Wallops Island VA. It is amazing how we can actually view a launch in Wildwood NJ that's happening in Virginia but we can! In fact we'll get much more than a rocket launch tonight if you're on the beach as it'll be a Full Moon rise, the International Space Station will fly over the island at 7:33p.m. then a ½ hour later...the rocket launch.  Nighttime fun on the beach this evening!
High tide:8:27a.m.
Low tide:2:39p.m.
Ocean temp:65°
International Space Station Fly By:7:33p.m.
Antares Rocket Launch:8:03p.m. (It is contingent on the completion of all remaining pre-launch tests.  This cargo mission will deliver over 5,000lbs of science, research and supplies to the orbiting lab and its crew.  In October 2014, the rocket that was launched exploded right before our eyes!)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hunter's Moon and Fabulous 50's Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and quiet with no breezes.  Ms Sun's rising as I type. She'll be the star attraction today along with the Full Hunter's Moon tonight.  I have some windows open and can here seagulls laughing somewhere in the neighborhood.  I have an apple cake in the oven just because it's that time of year to blend the aroma of apples and sea air. It's going to be a lovely autumn day down the Shore. Today's temps will reach the mid-upper 60s with breezes out of the E-NE at 7-9mph. Tonight...clear and moon lit with temps in the low-mid 50s and breezes out of the S-SE at 9-11mph. Tomorrow...more of the same but a tad warmer. There's just nothing like these Beauties down the Shore when Mother Nature is providing such nice weather. We all know how fickle (not to mention harmful) she can be.
High tide:7:40a.m and 8:05p.m. (the tide water could creep into the streets due to the moon so avoid driving vehicles through the corrosive water.
Low tide:1:48p.m.
Ocean temp: