Friday, December 13, 2019

Great Weather For Being Indoors

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with a light, fragrant (briny) breeze out of the E-SE at 9-11mph.  I can hear the ocean waves crashing in the early darkness from 6+ blocks away.  Thick cloud cover does that while insulating the island making the ocean's presence known. It almost sounds like a highway nearby full of rush hour traffic (which no doubt is happening in the big city).  There is no highway here.
Expect a crapola day with rain showers early evolving into a steady rain by the afternoon.  Scratch that... forget the "crapola" as it's a perfect day for cookie baking, gift wrapping, Christmas decorating, card writing, homemade soup prep, curled up with a good book or movie and perhaps a nap.  Anything you can think of that's inside looking out.  On the other hand, going to the seawall and watching the ocean displaying its angry side (perhaps even at High Tide) is always fun and adventurous.  Prepare accordingly for that (raingear).
While raining today, temps will be in the low-50s with Easterly winds at 10-15mph.  The chance of on and off rain is 70% today.  Tonight... more rain (100% chance) with temps hovering right around 50° and E-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Since the moon was full yesterday and heavy rainfall is possible later as well as tonight, we could experience a bit of tidal flooding.  Be aware of the high tides and flooded low-lying areas and don't drive through floodwaters (it's damaging saltwater).  Tomorrow... off and on rain showers through to the late afternoon as the winds will pick up tomorrow evening.  Sunday... mostly clear and very windy feeling much colder than the projected mid-40s.  8 days until the Winter Solstice!
High tide: 8:12AM and 8:49PM
Low tide: 2:42PM
Ocean temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:08PM
Sunset: 4:39PM

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Full Moon Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under moonlit and starlit clear skies.  It's crisp and still with breezes out of the North at 3-5mph.  It'll be mainly sunny today with temps tapping 40° and breezes out of the E-NE at 9-11mph.  Tonight... clouds roll in as temps drop a bit to the low-mid 30s.  Breezes will be out of the E-SE at 5-10mph.  We'll be waking to clouds tomorrow as rain is due in around 9-10am.  It's staying checked in until the wee hours of Sunday morning when the West winds check in for the day and dry things up.  It's the Full Moon today as winter approaches in about 9 days.  This glorious star will be setting in less than an hour just about when Ms Sun makes her grand entrance this morning!
High tide: 7:33AM and 8:05PM
Low tide: 1:58PM
Ocean temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:07AM
Sunset: 4:37PM
Moonrise: 5:13PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

First Snow Of The Season

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  It's snowing!  We're in the midst of a wintry mix.  The streets and sidewalks are wet but the lawns, grass, trees and vehicles etc. are covered with a nice coating of the white stuff (½ inch or so)!  No doubt it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  We have some breezes out of the NW at 12-18mph making it feel like 28°.  A far cry from yesterday's high of 65°.  It'll be a wet morning with a mix of snow and rain.  Things should begin to clear out later this morning becoming partly cloudy today along with peeks of Ms Sun happening later too.  Temps will barely be tapping 40° with a wind chill of 32°.  Winds will be out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear, 34° and feeling like 25° with those NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... begins with the moon becoming full just after midnight, then a cold, clear day (temps in the low 30s / feeling like the 20s).  Friday and Saturday look warmer (low-50s) but rainy.  Sunday... we're back to dry, cold and breezy.  10 Days until Winter!
High Tide: 6:55AM and 7:24PM
Low Tide: 1:14PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:07AM
Sunset: 4:29PM
Moonrise: 4:26PM

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Unseasonably Mild But Rainy Day

Sunset Lake - Wildwood Crest NJ
Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  I knew the moment I stepped out the door on to the back porch to check the thermometer that it was very unseasonably mild.  It's gray and cloudy with breezes out of the SW at 15-20mph.  Today's temps will hover around where they are now as they're expected to tap 60°.  Expect rain though as there's an 80% chance of steady rain off and on throughout the day and 60% chance tonight.  Temps will begin dropping late tonight and during the overnight these rain showers will turn to a wintry mix as the temps drop into the low-mid 30s.  Winds will remain out of the SW at 12-16mph.
Tomorrow...   we may see the "white stuff" when we wake.  We're supposed to have a 100% chance of 1-3" with W-NW winds at 10-20mph tomorrow.  By midday, it supposed to clear on out of here but leave us with much colder air (windchill of 28°) as well as at least a coating of the "S" word.  It all remains to be seen.  When I told my hubby what was in the forecast his reply, "I'll believe it when I see it."
High tide: 6:17AM and 6:43PM
Low tide: 12:29PM
Ocean temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:06AM
Sunset: 4:39PM



Monday, December 9, 2019

Perfect Day for Indoor Stuff

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining at a decent clip with winds out of the South at 9-11mph.  It started raining overnight and will continue to do so off and on until overnight Wednesday into Thursday.  Just in time for the Full Moon as it's rising over the ocean's horizon (5:13PM-Thursday) on Thursday evening.  We're in a wet stretch for sure.  Expect rain today (90% chance)... light, heavy, misty and foggy conditions at various times of the day.  Temps will be mild in the mid-50s and with the S-SW winds at 15-25mph +gusting and I'm sure it'll feel nasty outside this start to the week.  Tonight... more rain (70% chance) with temps in the low-50s and S-SW winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... a repeat of today.  The Full Moon is in 3 days so expect much higher than normal tides as tidal flooding has been reported for the island.  Don't drive through tidewaters.  Beginning tonight... the George Redding Bridge (the Rio Grande Ave. Bridge attaching Wildwood to the outside world) will be closed from 12/9-12/11 from 8PM to 6AM for those 3 nights.  There's a huge sewer project being completed at the intersection at Susquehanna and Rio Grande Aves as the other option for traversing on and off the island will be North Wildwood's bridge (causeway).
High tide: 5:37AM and 6PM
Low tide: 11:43AM
Ocean temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:05AM
Sunset: 4:39PM

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Somewhat Sunny Sunday

North Wildwood - Christmas in July
Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear with Ms Sun already shining brightly with E-NE breezes at 6-8mph.  Outside has a layer of frost as the island's a bit on the crisp side this briny, Sunday morn. It's nice.  Expect a mostly sunny morning as clouds filter in by mid-day.  Temps will rise into the upper 40s, perhaps tapping 50° with E-SE breezes turning to S-SE then again from the South all at 8-15mph.  This afternoon will be mostly cloudy.  The evening will be cloudy with 60% chance of patchy drizzles as temps drop back just a bit into the mid-upper 40s with S-SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... rainy and windy with temps in the mid-50s.  And remember beginning tomorrow... the George Redding Bridge (the Rio Grande Ave. Bridge attaching Wildwood to the outside world) will be closed from 12/9-12/11 from 8PM to 6AM for those 3 nights.  There's a huge sewer project being completed at the intersection at Susquehanna and Rio Grande Aves as the other option for traversing on and off the island will be North Wildwood's bridge (causeway).
High tide: 5:14PM
Low tide: 10:58AM
Ocean temp: 46°
Sunset: 4:38PM

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sunny Cold Autumn Day

Wildwood Crest NJ
Wildwood NJ
Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  It's crisp, cold, clear and starlit with light breezes out of the North at 8-10mph.  It feels like 27°.  It'll be mostly sunny today with temps in the low-40s and breezes out of the N-NW at 10-15mph feeling like the low-mid 30s.  Tonight... clear with temps in the mid-30s (feeling like the upper 20s) and breezes out of the N-NE at 6-9mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same but with some clouds in the mix along with those stiff sea breezes.  Monday looks like a rainy day.  Just another reminder... the George Redding Bridge (the Rio Grande Ave. Bridge attaching Wildwood to the outside world) will be closed from 12/9-12/11 from 8PM to 6AM for those 3 nights.  There's a huge sewer project being completed at the intersection at Susquehanna and Rio Grande Aves as the other option for traversing on and off the island will be North Wildwood's bridge (causeway).
High tide: 4:23PM
Low tide: 10:11AM
Ocean temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:03AM
Sunset: 4:38PM