Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Winds Are Today's Main Attraction

Mornin'!  It's 60° in Wildwood NJ.  That's not a typo.  I was as shocked as the next person when I stepped on to the porch this morning and discovered it wasn't cold out there.  We've been receiving some windy / rainy / nasty weather overnight into this morning but this big ugly weather system is pulling off the coast as I type.  These intense winds (S-SW 20-30mph w/gusting) is pulling the mild temperature right along with it as it will be drawing in the colder air and temperature as today's high looks to be around 49°-50°.  Winds switching out of the NW at 20-25 w/gusting are headed right for us.  There's a 60% chance of rain throughout the day. No sun in today's forecast.  Tonight...mostly cloudy, upper 40s, 20% chance of rain and NW winds at 20-30mph is what we have coming.  Hunker down today!  Tomorrow...mostly cloudy and cold (mid 40s) and not as windy.
High tide:11:47a.m.
Low tide:5:45p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day Celebrated (again)

Mornin'!  It's 36°  in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Veterans Day (again) as today is the day the country commemorates our Veterans! Once again..."thank you for your service".  We've got "frost" outside today!  It's cloudy, cold and crisp with the vehicles, railings, plants and other surfaces all layered with a white, crispy coating of frost. Mark this as our first autumn "frost" start to the day.  It'll be fairly nice as Ms Sun begins to burn through the morning cloud cover and temps rise into the low-mid 50s with light breezes out of the SE at 5-8mph.  It'll be mostly cloudy by this afternoon.  Tonight...temps will stay in the low 50s as clouds take over completely as rains are in the forecast (100% chance) with winds ramping up out of the E-SW at 15-25mph w/gusting.  Expect rain all day tomorrow too (heavy at times) with a reprieve on Wednesday then back to rain on Thursday.  The stiff winds are hanging out throughout most of this week...keep the hairspray and hair gel close at hand!
High tide:10:58a.m.
Low tide:4:58p.m.
Ocean temp:58°

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Veterans Day!

Mornin'!  Happy Veterans Day!  Today November 11th is the official US holiday honoring veterans.  It initially began as commemorating the end of World War I in 1918.   President Woodrow Wilson chose this day as Armistice Day the following year, corresponding to other countries' adoption of the same.  In 1926 this holiday was recognized by Congress and eventually became a legal holiday.  Thank you Veterans (that includes my hubby) for your service.
It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and calm with hardly a breeze to note.  It's the first real wintry,  icy cold morning this season.  Nothing's frosty or frozen (birdbath, outdoor shower etc.) yet but there's a real bone-chilling bite in the air for sure.  It'll be a pleasant, sunny Sunday with temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes commencing a little later this morning out of the W-NW at 5-7mph.  Tonight...clear and in the upper 30s with W-NW breezes at 5-10mph.  Bundle up big time for that Eagles Game tonight...it'll be clear, cold and crisp in Philly too.  Although knowing Philly fans (being one myself) as I do, they most likely won't feel the chill while at the game.  Tomorrow...a little bit of cloud cover in the mix but warmer temps (low 50s).  This day (and tomorrow when we commemorate the holiday) is our remembrance to all you Veterans out there!
High tide:10:11a.m.
Low tide:4:15p.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Blustery Weekend Ahead

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  Wind chill of 40°.  It's clear and windy (W-NW 20-25mph) and will get even windier today W-NW 25-35mph w/gusting.  Temps will be in the low 40s with a wind chill of low 30s.  It'll be the first taste of that ol' wintry feel as Ms Sun shines down on the island trying to keep us warmer.  Keyword today: layer!  It'll be clear and cold tonight (35°) with a wind chill of 30° (NW 18-22mph).  Tomorrow...sunny and a high of 47° and not as blustery as today.  Oh...there's another nasty rainy system heading toward us on Tuesday.  Just an fyi.
High tide:9:26a.m.
Low tide:3:33p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Friday, November 9, 2018


Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  The windows are closed and the furnace is fired up again!  It's chilly and blustery this morning.  It's gray and overcast and all forecasts have reported that Ms Sun is not checking in today.  Winds are out of the East at 18-22mph. There's a 50% chance of rain beginning a little later today and 90% chance tonight.  Temps will be in the upper 50s with breezes out of the E-SE at 20-30mph.  Tonight...cloudy with temps in the upper 50s with breezes out of the S-SE at 25-35mph then shift to the SW calming down at 10-15mph.  We'll see Ms Sun on Sunday but not tomorrow as the colder temps (mid-40s) and even stiffer winds will be making it seem more winter-like (the wind chill will feel like the 30's) than autumn-like for sure.  Layer up and get that soup simmering!
High tide:8:43a.m.
Low tide:2:51p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Last Of The Decent Days For Awhile

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with hardly a breeze (E-NE 2-4mph).  It'll be a mostly cloudy day with peeks of sun this afternoon and temps still somewhat mild in the upper 50s.  North winds will wift (waft) over the island at 5-12mph later.  Tonight... cloudy with a 30% chance of a shower (beginning during the overnight) as it'll much cooler...low-mid 40s.  Those North winds will stay checked in at 10-15mph.  Looks like we'll have off and on showers tomorrow (90% chance) with Easterly blustery winds at 20-25mph.  Saturday and Sunday still look mostly sunny but colder.  Saturday's a much more blustery day and Sunday's high will only be around 43°. Both are good soup-making days! Yesterday was a New Moon which I forgot to mention and we all know it treats the island much like a Full Moon bringing higher than normal tides and why there's been so much water seeping into the streets via sewer grates as of late.  Make the effort not to drive through those salty, corrosive waters.  I hope today is somewhat  like yesterday as it was a beauty (furnace off and windows open).  I spent much of it outdoors in the fresh sea air...biking the boards, walking the dog, pulling out and cutting down annuals, perennials and veggie plants, also digging out and pulling some nice sized horseradish roots and making a couple jars of fresh horseradish which included clearing out my sinuses!
High tide:8:01a.m.
Low tide:2:07p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Perfectly Lovely Autumn Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's back and shining as she just crossed the horizon!  Everything's painted a beautiful shade of gold.  No breezes to note.  Expect some lovely weather today with plenty of sunshine and breezes out of the W-SW at 7-10mph.  Temps will be in the low 60s.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the mid-upper 50s and breezes out of the SW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow...more sunshine but cooler temps.  The weekend at this point looks much cooler.  Saturday looks cold, gray and windy (homemade soup day) and Sunday looks sunny and brisk.  No rain in the weekend forecast (other than Friday night).
High tide:7:18a.m. and 7:37p.m.
Low tide:1:21p.m.
Ocean temp:59°