Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Grays are Still in Town

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  We're still gray!  It's foggy and misty as everything's dripping wet.  No rain showers but plenty of dampness and wetness.  We never got showers or downpours yesterday or last night and I'm thinking the same for today but the forecasts do say rain showers off and on..  Temps will be hovering around the mid-upper 50s.  Breezes... light at the moment and out of the SE at 3-8mph will ramp up just a bit from the SW at 10-13mph by this afternoon.  Tonight...gray, misty with temps in the upper 40s and breezes out of the W-NW at 15-20mph. All I can think of is a warm sweater is in order for today.  Even with no plans outdoors today, this dampness will be felt in the house this I know for sure.  I also know that it's been quite awhile for sunny warmth, but the forecast has Ms Sun peeking in tomorrow afternoon...remains to be seen as we can only hope!
High tide:3:52p.m.
Low tide:9:45a.m.
Ocean temp:40°
Sunset:5:49p.m.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Soggy Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's misty and drippy out there.  No rain at the moment and not much in the line of breezes.  It'll be a wet weekend as today begins another stretch of the drearies...rain showers due in today with misty, foggy conditions as temps won't get much higher...mid-upper 40s and breezes out of the E-SE at 10-12mph.  Tonight...same: misty, fog, rain showers/drizzles and temps in the low-mid 40s with breezes out of the E-NE at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow...same: misty, fog, rain showers/drizzles and temps in the low-mid 40s.  Good luck plungers as the Fallen Hero Plunge into the 40° ocean is today!  Crazy folk!
High tide:2:41p.m.
Low tide:8:38a.m.
Ocean temp:40°
Sunset:5:48p.m.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday Drearies

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got that ol' cloud cover happening with misty conditions as everything's drippy wet but it's not raining (yet).  The fragrance of the briny saltiness is in the air along with the sounds of the waves crashing is heard in the distance.  The cloud cover is perfect for some things and that's the insulator for sound...as 6+ (counting the long beach here it's probably more like 8) blocks away from the ocean and I'm hearing those waves loud and clear.  It's pretty cool.  It almost sounds like a highway full of speeding traffic.  Anyway, back to today's weather...it'll be gray, misty and rainy throughout the day and also the upcoming weekend.  There's a 45% chance of rain today (beginning later this morning) with temps in the mid-40s.  Breezes are currently out of the E-NE at 15-20mph and will shift a bit later from the East at 10-15mph.  Tonight...more clouds and mist with temps holding in the low 40s and breezes out of the SW at 8-12mph.  For this weekend...expect rain as off and on showers are due in until Monday afternoon.  The North Wildwood (Fallen Hero) plunge is tomorrow and those taking a dip I'm sure could care less about weather conditions (other than the ocean temperature (39°) as air temps will be in the low-mid 50s) but the spectators may want to keep an umbrella close at hand.
High tide:1:34p.m.
Low tide:7:23a.m. and 7:28p.m.
Ocean temp:39°
Sunrise:6:38a.m.
Sunset:5:47p.m.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Grayness Ahead!

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got cloud cover,  breezy conditions (E-NE 18-22mph) and no mist, fog or rain "yet".  We've got some miserable weather up ahead with temps dropping to the low-mid 40s by this afternoon while the clouds have a 50% chance of opening up and raining down on the island. Winds will ramp up out of the NE at 20-25mph.  Tonight...it'll be no better with temps in the upper 30s, periods of rain, and NE winds at 18-22mph.  After yesterday's incredibly gorgeous day and a real sneak preview of Spring (we had a high of 67° with Ms Sun heating the island...so grateful for that loveliness), we're in for a rude awakening as it'll feel damp and raw today and tonight (and tomorrow and Saturday and Sunday for that matter).  While out doing a little bike riding and running errands yesterday...here's a few things I noted: first, a new pier is being constructed in North Wildwood on the beach at 22nd and the Boardwalk.  It'll be called "Seaport Pier" and be home to a new restaurant, bars, coffee shop, concert venue (bandshell) and swim-up pool bar; 2nd...Walmart on the mainland (Rt 9) is under complete reconstruction (still open and functioning though and I don't know how they can do that) as a Super Walmart is-a-coming our way!  We'll now have another option for grocery shopping in the southern part of the county.  And, leaving on a very good note...it was still light outside at 5:45p.m. last evening!
High tide:12:33p.m.
Low tide:6:15p.m.
Ocean temp:39°
Sunset:5:46p.m.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Humpday Fog!

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the soup at the moment as heavy fog is encasing the island.  In fact, there's a "hazardous weather outlook" posted by the National Weather Service this morning saying that there's locally dense fog creating difficult driving conditions and warns keeping a good distance while on the road.  There's not many on the road in Wildwood this time of day or time of year.  All I know is what I'm seeing and hearing from my back porch...barely able to see down the street with major dripping (almost sounds like rain) from everywhere. Add to that the fragrance of the salty, briny marsh and all you need is a muffled fog horn somewhere in the distance for a perfect start to the day!  Yesterday was foggy too but not until you reached the beach/boardwalk area as Ms Sun broke through everywhere else over the island.  Once I got to the beach (for a walk on the boards) just before mid-day I was in it big time.  This early morn...fog lies everywhere over the island and with no breezes to note.  Today will be a pleasant, unseasonably warm day as temps rise into the low 60s (no typo) with Ms Sun burning all this moisture out later this morning.  Breezes will be out of the S-SW at 12-16 mph.  Tonight... some patchy fog returns with a 40% chance of showers, temps in the upper 40s / low 50s with breezes out of the SW at 8-10mph.   By the looks of things after this afternoon, we may not see a bright, sunny day until Monday as clouds, mist, fog and rain showers are on the future weather menu.
High tide:11:36a.m.
Low tide:5:20p.m.
Ocean temp:39°
Sunrise:6:40a.m.
Sunset:5:49p.m.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Play Misty For Me

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood.  The marshy, briny fragrance is in the morning air! It feels mild when you step outside this morning.  It's overcast and a bit foggy and misty with no breezes to note.   It'll be a mild, damp, gray day with temps in the mid-upper 50s with a small chance of peeks of sun by this afternoon.  Breezes will be out of the SW at 15-20mph.  Tonight...the misty, fog continues to lay over the island right into tomorrow with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and breezes out of the S-SW at 9-12mph.  Ms Sun may check in after mid-day tomorrow so count on some grayness for another day or so.
High tide:10:46a.m.
Low tide:4:38p.m.
Ocean temp:39°
Sunset:5:44p.m.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy President's Day!

Mornin'!  Happy President's Day (at least for the first 44 of them)!  Slept in a bit again today and it feels really good.  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's trying to shine through some milky clouds this morning with S-SW breezes at 5-7mph.  Looks like we'll have those clouds checked in throughout most of the day leading into misty (possibly foggy) conditions tonight.  Today's temps will be in the upper 40s with winds out of the South at 10-12mph.  Tonight's temps will be in the mid-upper 40s with S-SW breezes at 10-12mph.  Expect lots of cloud cover tomorrow too as Ms Sun's taking some time off (at least until Wednesday).  We could see peeks of her for the next couple days but that lovely warmth she provides us when shining strong in the winter probably won't be felt.
High tide:10:02a.m.
Low tide:4:02p.m.
Ocean temp:37°
Sunset:5:43p.m.