Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lovely Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's perfectly lovely outside this morning.  We had a bit of unsettled, stormy, rainy weather last evening and it completely took that oppressive humidity away for now.  Dewpoint is 63° and Humidity's 61%.  There's a light breeze out of the North at 4-6mph making everything feel clear, clean, crisp and refreshing.  It'll be warm today with vivid blue, sunny skies, temps in the low-mid 80s and NW breezes at 8-10mph.  If heading to the beach...pack the insect repellent (always should be at the ready if there's any type of "westerly" breezes on the weather menu as the greenhead biting flies come with the westerlies).  Tonight...clear, temps down into the upper 60s / low 70s and breezes out of the S-SE at 5-8mph.  The weekend's looking "iffy" with 30-60% chance of rain showers and/or thunderstorms both days (Sunday being the lesser chance of the 2 days).
High tide:1:28p.m.
Low tide:7:13p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Low risk

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday Mix of Weather

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got us a foggy morning out there with a dewpoint of 73° and 94% humidity.  We're in the soup!  We've got some breezes coming out of the South at 10-15mph which will stick around and even ramp up a bit (20+mph) throughout the day and into tonight. It'll be another warm one with high humidity, and partly sunny / partly cloudy conditions as temps get up into the mid-upper 80s.  It'll be unsettled today as there's a 50-70% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms beginning later today (early evening) so keep a watch of the doppler.  Some storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Tonight...temps drop into the low 70s as those Southerly winds begin to shift from the North as this forecasted rain falls down.  Tomorrow...back to more settled weather as it'll be sunny and lovely.
High tide:12:33p.m.
Low tide:6:13p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:9 (high)
Rip Current: Moderate (swim near a lifeguard, never alone, never a night)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mostly Sunny Warm Monday

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny, warm and humid down the Shore.  Dewpoint: 72°, Humidity: 91%, Breezes: Easterly 2-3mph.  It'll be mostly sunny today (some clouds in the mix) with warm, humid, breezy conditions as temps climb into the low 80s and breezes out of the South at 10-20mph (pack a bungee cord to tether your beach umbrella today).  Tonight...clear, mid 70s, S-SW breezes at 14-17mph.  Tomorrow looks like a mostly cloudy day with 30-40% chance of rain/thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
High tide:11:36a.m.
Low tide:5:18p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (swim near a lifeguard, never alone and never a night)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mostly Pleasant and Warm Today

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and warm with 76% humidity and 69° dewpoint.  The breezes our out of the SW at 8-10mph.  It's a lovely Sunday morning out there.  My airconditioner's on I have to admit as inside the house is much more comfortable at the moment!  It'll be another warm one (not too warm) today with temps in the low-mid 80s, partly sunny (clouds in the mix today) and breezes out of the S-SW at 8-10mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with temps in the mid 70s and S-SW breezes at 12-15mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same with a bit more humidity in the mix.  It's that humidity that gets ya and makes you feel overheated more than anything.  Bottom line...nice beach day!
High tide:10:39a.m.
Low tide:4:25p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:9
Rip Currents: moderate

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Looking Very Good For The Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and calm (not much in the line of breezes).  Dewpoint's 62° and humidity's 75%.  The ol' salty marsh fragrance is coming over us from the SW and it's evident immediately when stepping outside this lovely morn. It'll be a warm, sunny day down the Shore with temps tapping the 80s and breezes out of the S-SW at 6-10mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 11-15mph.  Tomorrow...warmer (mid-80s) with some clouds in the mix with a 20% chance of showers tomorrow night into Monday.  One forecast that I research and trust to give mostly accurate reports never mentioned rain at all for Sunday or Monday.  Your guess is as good as mine but overall I'm going with this weekend being a keeper!  Oh...and btw, any forecast that has breezes with "west" in aware that westerly winds of any kind can bring the biting greenhead flies so pack the insect repellent in your beach bag.
High tide:9:43a.m.
Low tide:3:32p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (rough surf and very tricky rip currents...swim near a lifeguard)

Friday, July 13, 2018

TGIFriday the 13th!

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and at'em with light breezes out of the E-NE at 3-5mph.  It's lovely.  Humidity's up there...85% and the dewpoint is 70° but it's still a perfectly lovely morning down the Shore.  It'll be summery and beautiful and warm again today. Skies will be clear and vivid blue with some picturesque clouds as temps climb near 80°.  Breezes will be out of the East at 9-11mph.  Tonight...clear, temps down to low 70s and breezes out of the S-SE at 7-8mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same.  Sunday may begin with showers but turn into yet another lovely day!  Great weather this weekend for the North Wildwood Blues/BBQ Fest (one of my favorites).
High tide:8:49a.m.
Low tide:2:37p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Still Moderate...swim near a lifeguard, never alone or never at night's Friday and you know what that means...
Friday Beach Tips and Beach Etiquette~
~Remember to pack water, hat, footwear, towel, sunblock, insect repellent, and shade (umbrella or sand chair with a canopy). If packing an umbrella be aware of wind speed as you may have to take extra steps to secure it such as sand (screw) grabber or bungee cord.  It's pretty amazing how not secure some umbrellas can be as the wind launches them directly toward you.
~Never leave trash on the beach and even better yet...pick up any that you see whether it's yours or not.   Note trash and recycle containers are situated everywhere.
~Don't forget those cigarette butts...collect and trash them.  Or just don't smoke and pollute the lovely sea air. Never stick them in the sand and leave them...that'll be tomorrow's find for the little kid digging in the sand.  Plus, cigarette filters take years to decompose and could be taken to the ocean by the tides giving sea life harmful/toxic cigarette filter tidbits to swallow. Smoking is banned on the Boardwalk in all the towns by the way.
~Remember to pack headphones for your music device or at least keep the volume down to a minimum (believe it or not no one wants to hear your music not to mention your beach neighbor might be quietly trying to listen to their own music).  
~Kindly give your beach neighbors space when selecting your beach campsite. Courtesy is key. Careful not to plop only inches from others' blankets/umbrellas.
~Teach children some beach etiquette. Running (basically "kicking") and dispensing sand nearby others as well as throwing sand is a no-brainer but sometimes you'd never know it.  
~Feeding the seagulls is a big no-no. Eat and snack smartly. Using hands to express emotion when holding your sandwich up or out is a magnet for swooping gulls. Dropping one potato chip thoughtlessly will create seagull havoc. Eat under your umbrella or hooded sand chair as the seagulls are much like vultures and are endlessly eyeing beachgoers eating habits.  They're relentless trying to find the right opportune moment to swoop down and pluck your lunch right out of your hand or mouth (seen it happen many times).  If successful, seagull havoc begins as 40 other gulls come in for a food fight of your scattered lunch.  By the way, seagulls know "chip bags" and if they see one sticking out of your unsupervised beach bag, they will think nothing of helping themselves and remove the bag of chips from your bag as well as share their newly acquired snacks with their gull friends while you're taking a walk or a dip (seen it happen many times).
~Playing ball, frisbee, horseshoes, corn hole, or kite-flying etc is a no-no at the beach.  I mean on the back side of the beach (dune side) or other designated areas is more appropriate for active beach games.  Stay away from those camped out that are simply trying to enjoy their quiet, relaxing beach day.  The beach patrol will probably stop you if playing in the wrong area anyway.  
~Shake towels and blankets away from others noting the wind direction.
~Observe and follow posted beach warnings (closed beaches, no alcohol, strong rip currents, surfboard/boogie board area etc) and always pay attention to lifeguards.  If in doubt...ask the lifeguard (they're terrific people).

Thursday, July 12, 2018

New Moon Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  Thunder and lightning woke me this morning as one of those scattered thunderstorms is passing over while I blog.  It's raining with no winds happening at the moment.  This is going to pass as Ms Sun is waiting in the wings brightening things up as it'll be a mostly sunny day with temps in the upper 70s (maybe tapping the 80s again) with breezes off the ocean (E-NE at 8-13mph).  There is a 15% chance of a passing shower today (might want to keep that in mind). Tonight...mostly clear and lovely with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the East at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow...much like today (once this thundery weather system clears on out).  The weekend's looking pretty good too (Sunday's the warm one). Hurricane Chris has headed away from the US coast too but the rips currents will still be felt today.  Take precautions while swimming in the ocean.  And, the "New" moon is today.  A New moon has the same effects and pulls on the tides same as a "Full" moon...note how high the tides get today and do your best "not" to drive through the salty, corrosive water.
High tide:7:55a.m. and 8:12p.m.
Low tide:1:42p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:8-9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (swim near a lifeguard, never alone or never a night)