Monday, October 15, 2018

Miserable but Terrific Monday

Mornin'!  It's 62° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with stiff breezes (SW 18-28mph) which were trying to shriek into my slightly cracked opened bedroom window.  It's one of those mornings that you roll over (if you're able) and pull the blanket up to your chin and fall back to sleep.  Which is just what I did.  I have a long history of despising Mondays but not today! Today's the best Monday ever...as that's a rainy Monday Retirement Perk at its best!  That's why the blog's a bit later than usual. It's crapola outside with light rains and winds which have no intention of checking out until tomorrow.  Hopefully, it's an early check-out!  Temps today will get up into the low 70s again.  There's an 80% chance of showers all throughout the day with thunderstorms in the mix as well.  We may see the sky brightening by mid-day but not sure how much Ms Sun will expose herself.  Tonight...cloud cover, rain likely (thunderstorms still possible) as temps drop to the upper 60s with SW winds at 18-28mph.  Tomorrow...starting out with morning showers then what? Your guess is as good as mine.  I'm thinking mostly cloudy tomorrow as 3 forecasts I checked do not match. We'll all have to wait with baited breath.  For my terrific, crapola weather day...switching out summer for winter clothes and starting the packing for my upcoming trip down South!
High tide:1:27p.m.
Low tide:7:28p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
Sunset:6:24p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Season Of Fantastic Sunsets and Sunrises

Mornin'!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got a splendid sunrise as I type at this very moment.  There's plenty of broken cloud cover making a spectacular color palette as Ms Sun tries to make her grand entrance.  No breezes to note.  It's chilly outside though.  It'll be a pleasant Autumn day with peeks of sunshine mixed with cloud cover and breezes shifting all over the place.  First, the breezes will commence out of the N-NE (this morning), then NE, then East, then S-SE, then SW, W-SW then finally South by this evening and this is all at 4-6mph.  Temps will get up into the low-mid 60s.  Tonight...partly cloudy with 20% chance of a spritz or two and temps staying in the low 60s along with those Southerly breezes.  Tomorrow...you might want to prepare for rain showers on and off throughout the day and evening.  These much cooler, seasonable temps aren't going anywhere anytime soon by the way as we'll probably be in the 50s all week long.
High tide:12:36p.m.
Low tide:6:32p.m.
Ocean temp:71°
Sunset:6:25mph

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Presenting Autumn!!!

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  Summer's officially over.  The Jewel has lost its distinguished warm, summery sparkle as Autumn's now outside.  Brrrr...down the Shore.  We're currently under partial cloud cover with very light E-NE breezes at 3-6mph.  Ms Sun's right at the horizon and doing her best to rise and shine, but these morning clouds will have the last word.  There's a 60% chance of morning showers with gradual sunshine a little later today.  Temps will be tapping 60° with N-NW breezes at 18-22mph by midday.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps barely tapping 50° (get those indoor tropical houseplants inside before it's too late).  Breezes will be out of the N-NW at 14-17mph.  Tomorrow...mostly sunny and maybe (big "maybe" here) tapping 70°.  Monday and Tuesday look like they could be wet and chilly.
High tide:11:46a.m.
Low tide:5:43p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
Sunset:6:26p.m.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Not So Calm After The Storm

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  What a night...the Storm has passed! Thankfully we received no damage from this one.  When I look at the photos and see the news reports on what Hurricane Michael did to those suffering its direct hit, it's unfathomable what the photos reveal.  The wrath of Mother Nature cannot be compared.  Fortunately, our little island only suffered some relentless, non-stop winds and minor flooding (the car is still 3 blocks away on higher ground and I'm assuming A-OK) and we're still looking like we did yesterday...pretty much unscathed.  Although there's someone's siding parts, tree branches along with trash strewn everywhere.  Parts of my backyard are still under a tiny bit of water.  Anyway, lots to be thankful for this morning.  It's sunny with the humidity gone (75%) with those winds out of the NW at 25-35mph +gusting.  It'll be sunny today with temps in the mid-60s and NW winds at 28-35mph decreasing by this afternoon to 17-22mph.  Wind gusting will be here throughout the day.  Tonight...partly cloudy with a 20% chance of precipitation on the overnight and temps in the get this...low 50s with NW winds simmered down at 11-17mph.  Tomorrow...30% chance of rain showers with temps barely tapping the 60s and Sunday being the sunnier day with temps in the mid-60s.  
High tide:10:58a.m.
Low tide:4:58p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
Sunset:6:27p.m.
UV Index:5
Rip Currents:Moderate

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Pretty Miserable Day On Tap

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  It's dark and quiet except for the pitter-patter of a soft, gentle rain coming down.  It's a little breezy out of the S-SW at 15-20mph.  It's very humid (96%).  I opened as many windows as I could without allowing the rains to wet the window sills as it's still feeling warm and damp inside the house.  The outer bands of Tropical Storm Michael are just beginning to hit our coast this morning. It'll be a washout today with rain on the weather menu as temps get a few degrees higher (mid-70s) as there's a 70-90% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms throughout the day.  We could possibly see a peek or two of Ms Sun this afternoon, but I'm going with "nada".  Winds will ramp up a bit too out of the S-SW at 20-30mph.  Tonight...100% chance of heavy rain and/or thunderstorms (tropical storm conditions possible) with temps around where they are now and winds out of the S-SE at 25-35mph.  There's a pretty good chance of tidal flooding as 2"-3" of rain is possible before we retire tonight.  Keep an ear out for Flood Sirens.  I've already moved my vehicle out of our flood zone.  Tomorrow...start to the day will probably be wet as Ms Sun does intend to check back in sometime in the late afternoon.  The weekend...a mix of clouds and chilly (mid-upper 50s).
High tide:10:12a.m. and 10:32p.m.
Low tide:4:14p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
Sunset:6:30p.m.
UV Index:2
Rip Currents: Moderate

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Humpday Jewel

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  It's still humid (97%) with gentle offshore breezes out of the South at 3-6mph.  Ms Sun's on her way (about another half hour and she'll be shining right at us from the horizon).  It'll be a mostly sunny, warm day with temps in the mid-upper 70s (humidity's not going anywhere either) with breezes out of the S-SW at 6-11mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy with a 50% chance of a thunderstorm or shower as temps drop just a bit to the low 70s with much stiffer winds out of the South at 15-17mph.  Tomorrow and Friday look crapola with plenty of rain and winds hitting the island.  The weekend's looking fairly decent albeit much cooler, fall-like weather on tap (no warmer than 60°).  This Jewel of Indian Summer weather as of late is relinquishing its lovely grip of us starting tomorrow so have the sweaters ready.  I'd be remiss if I ignore mentioning Hurricane Michael hitting the coast at Florida's panhandle as I type.  Been there; done that and it's one of the worst feelings in the world when Mother Nature's fury has her sights on you.  Prayers for all those and everything in her path today.
High tide:9:26a.m.
Low tide:3:28p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
Sunset:6:33p.m.
UV Index:6
Rip Currents: Moderate.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tropical Tuesday



Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast at the horizon as Ms Sun's just beginning her ascent over the early morning horizon clouds.  Not much in breezes (S-SE 2-3mph). It's humid (96%).  Everything's damp and drippy from the humidity.  The flowers and plants are loving this tropical moisture as everything's still too beautiful to consider pruning or pulling out any of the garden flora.  It'll be a warm and humid day again and almost a repeat of yesterday with temps in the mid-upper 70s, breezes out of the SE at 5-7mph and Ms Sun trying to shine through partial cloud cover.  Tonight...partly cloudy, temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the S-SE at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same.
High tide:8:41a.m. and 8:58p.m.
Low tide:2:40p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
Sunset:6:34p.m.
UV Index: 5-6
Rip Current: Moderate