Friday, September 22, 2017

First Day of Fall!

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Autumn!  Happy Irish Fall Festival!  I'd say it's the biggest Festival of the year (although some may dispute that).  It's cloudy with a very light breeze (North 3-5mph) here at the moment.  Ms Sun's on the horizon and lighting up those deep, gray clouds but all forecasts are pointing to the Clouds winning out today.  It'll be a mostly cloudy day with peeks of sun and temps just about tapping 80° and breezes out of the N-NW at 8-9mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy, NW breezes at 7-10mph and temps in the upper 60s.  The weekend's looking great with Ms Sun shining down for the Fests...Irish, Classic Cars and Seafarers!  We're making it happen in the weather department as it'll feel like perfect summer weather this first weekend in Autumn!
High tide:10:09a.m.
Low tide:4:05p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:6
Rip Currents: Red Zone (still a very rough, dangerous've been warned!)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Last Day of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's the last day of summer! Not sure what I was thinking yesterday morning (don't think the morning coffee kicked in) but I was calling yesterday the last day of summer. Wrong. Tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox and the first day of Fall.  4:00p.m. EDT to be precise. It'll still feel like Summer for at least the next 5 days though! (In fact, turned my AC back on!)
Today will be warm and humid as temps hit the low 80s with partly cloudy / partly sunny skies and breezes out of the N-NE at 8-10mph. Tonight...partly cloudy with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the NW at 5-6mph.  The weekend's looking A-OK...plenty of sunshine and summery warmth.
High tide:9:26a.m.
Low tide:3:22p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:7-8
Rip Currents: Red Zone: no swimming in the very rough surf!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Next To The Last Day Of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with Northerly breezes 6-9mph.  Humidity's 86° with Dewpoint 66%. It's feeling a bit warm and muggy out there.  It'll definitely feel summery today as Ms Sun returns and shines down on this partly cloudy / partly sunny day with temps in the low 80s.  Breezes will be out of the NW at 13-16mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low 70s, breezes out of the North at 7-8mph. The upcoming weekend packed with events (Irish Fall Fest in North Wildwood, the Classic Cars in Wildwood and the Seafarers Fest in Wildwood Crest) looks like a beauty.
High tide:8:42a.m. and 8:57p.m. (higher than usual tides due to the New Moon)
Low tide:2:36p.m.
Ocean temp:71°
Rip Currents:Red Zone (don't even think about hitting the surf with the dangerous rip currents out there)
UV Index:7-8 (high)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

High Surf and Coastal Flood Warning in Effect

Taken by NW Rec Department -North Wildwood Seawall
Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  It's windy (N-NE at 15-20mph +25mph gusts).  It's cloudy and dry (no rainfall).  Dewpoint:68° with Humidity: 89%.  We're going to have a little bit of a rough one today as wind and rain are on tap.  Showers are likely after 10a.m. with a high near 75° and winds out of the North at 23-26mph w/gusting.  Chance of rain is 60%.  We're not going to see as much rain as they were predicting.  Tonight...cloudy, possible showers (mostly before midnight), temps in the upper 60s with North winds at 18-22mph w/gusting.  Chance of showers is 50%.  There will probably be plenty of beach erosion with the wave and wind action happening not to mention tidal flooding due to the New Moon tomorrow and Hurricane José still looming in the Atlantic off our shores somewhere.
High tides: 7:58a.m. and 8:13p.m.
Low tide:1:48p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:3 (low)
Rip currents: Red Zone.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tropical Storm Watch

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloudy skies, very damp, humid conditions (almost feels like there's a misty rain going on) with breezes out of the NE 7-12mph.  Ms Sun's taking a short hiatus as we probably won't see her shining down until sometime Wednesday.  One forecast did say that she'll be peeking in throughout the day...doesn't appear so by the current look of things.  There's a "Tropical Storm Watch" posted until then.  Hurricane José is located out in the Atlantic ocean and its tropical storm force winds are expected to pass by the Delaware and southern New Jersey coast beginning sometime very early tomorrow morning.  The strongest winds and rains are expected Tuesday afternoon through evening and should fall below tropical storm force by Wednesday morning.  Coastal flooding not to mention very strong winds will pose a risk to property for the high tide cycles tomorrow into tomorrow night (the New Moon is Wednesday...higher than normal tides).  For today...mostly cloudy, misty/wet conditions with temps in the low-mid 70s with winds out of the E-NE at 15-20mph.  Tonight...cloudy with rains checking in on the overnight with winds out of the NE at 20-24mph and temps in the upper 60s - low 70s.  Sometime today or tonight would be a good idea to hunker down on the outside stuff and begin preparations for this upcoming storm.
High tide:7:09a.m. and 7:27p.m.
Low tide:12:58p.m.
Ocean temp:71°
UV Index:4-5 (low)
Rip Currents: Red Zone: Dangerous Surf Conditions

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pleasant Last Sunday of Summer (once these morning clouds drift on out of here)

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with light breezes (NE 9-12mph).  Dewpoint is 69° and Humidity is 92%.  It'll be another warm and sticky one with mostly sunny skies (some clouds in today's sky too), temps in the mid-70s and breezes out of the East at 9-12mph.  Tonight...mostly clear, temps in the upper 60s - low 70s and breezes out of the E-NE at 10-15mph.  Hurricane José is way out in the Atlantic Ocean (few hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina) and will work its way North causing winds and rough surf and higher than usual tides along our coast this upcoming week. Our shores will have even more of that rough surf today with dangerous Rip Currents.  Play it
smart and be very cautious as there are no lifeguards posted on the beaches this time of year but there are beach patrols driving around.
High tide:6:15a.m. and 6:35p.m.
Low tide:12:04p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:7 (high)
Rip Currents:High (high risk means dangerous and potentially life threatening conditions for anyone entering the surf.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Summer's Stopping By

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got dense fog this morning.  Humidity's 95% with a Dewpoint of 70° as it's feeling very damp out there at the moment.  No breezes to note.  We're going to have lots of sunshine (once she breaks through) with temps in the upper 70s (possibly tapping 80°) and breezes out of the East at 7-10mph.  It'll be hazy, warm and humid today. Tonight...mostly clear with some clouds in the mix with the Humidity still up there at 97%, breezes out of the E-SE at 5-10mph and temps in the low 70s. Just an fyi...Wildwood (proper) has no lifeguards on duty and suggests to call 911 if on the beach needing help.  North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest have Beach Patrols cruising the beaches but no lifeguards positioned like usual.  It's considered the "off-season".  Just know that you're pretty much on your own if entering the surf.  The wave action and currents will be rougher than normal and even more so this upcoming week as  I saw one report post we'll have tropical storm force winds and tides next week thanks to Hurricane José (it's now back to a hurricane). There's a "new moon" this mid-week and our tides will be higher than normal as well. Take heed, be smart and use caution.  Enjoy this weekend though as it'll certainly have that "Summer" feel!

High tide:5:37p.m.
Low tide:11:08a.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:7-8 (high)
Rip Currents:Moderate (use caution and do not swim alone)
New Moon: 9/21