Saturday, April 4, 2020

Gray Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy, a little misty and hardly any breezes out of the N-NE at 2-4mph.  We're under a Coastal Flood Warning at the moment (probably due to the upcoming Super Full Moon on Tuesday). In fact, the flood sirens just went off which means... move your vehicle if in a low-lying, flood-prone area on the island. And, I just received notice that the bridge into Wildwood (The George Redding bridge) is closed right now due to flooding.  My vehicle got moved last night before turning in.  High tide is 4:47am (on the ocean side) but an hour later on the back side of the island (bay/marsh side) which is just about right now.  So far, so good... no flood waters seeping onto my street from the nearby Ottens Harbor.  It'll be a cloudy day with a very low chance (10%) of a passing shower.  Winds will be out of the NE at 10-20mph.  Temps will be just around where they are now... just about tapping 50°.  Tonight... mostly clear with a few passing clouds.  Temps in the low 40s and SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... partly to mostly cloudy, high of 53° and S-SW winds at 10-15mph with 40% chance of occasional rain tomorrow night.
High tide: 4:47AM and 5:35PM
Low tide: 11:34PM
Ocean temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:38AM
Sunset: 7:27PM
Cases of Corona Virus in New Jersey: 29,895
Deaths from Corona Virus in New Jersey: 647
Cases of Corona Virus in Cape May County: 44

Friday, April 3, 2020

Do We Still Say TGIF?

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 42° with the blustery winds (NW 20-25mph). It's been very windy throughout the night.  It's clear with Ms Sun just rising over the horizon this lovely crisp morning.  Speaking of "morning", it'll be a clear start to the day with clouds filtering in by this afternoon. There's a 20% chance of a passing shower.  Temps will be in the low-50s feeling cooler (low-mid 40s) with those N-NW winds as they continue to prune the island of it's flowers as flower petals are everywhere (not to mention small tree branches). Tonight... still cloudy with a 20% chance of a passing shower, North winds at 10-20mph and temps in the low-mid 40s. Tomorrow looks mostly cloudy too with a high of 49° with those stiff breezes still checked in. Sunday will be on the sunny side with temps in the low-50s and finally calmer winds. There's a Coastal Flood Watch posted for the overnight tonight.  It's probably due to the upcoming Full Moon and those much higher tides (don't drive through seeping tide water).  April's full moon is a spectacular Supermoon! It'll be the biggest and brightest moon of 2020 due to being so close to the earth.
High Tide: 4:52PM
Low Tide: 10:40AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:40AM
Sunset: 7:26PM
Full Moon: In 4 days (April 7th)
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 25,590
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 539
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 34

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sunshine Is Back In The Forecast!

Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 34° with the stiff winds coming out of the NW at 20-25mph +gusting.  It's going to be windy today with NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting over 40mph.  Ms Sun's going to shine!  Boy do we need that sunny lift!  Temps will in the mid-upper 50s.  Not sure how warm it'll feel with those blustery breezes.  But, at least we'll see and feel the sunshine today unlike what the weather's been dishing out the past week.  It's been really dreary as of late  with cloud cover and dampness as we keep our isolation intact.  Tonight... a few passing clouds with temps dropping into the low-mid 40s with NW winds still checked in at 15-25mph... yes, plus gusting.  Tomorrow... 20% chance of precipitation with cloudy conditions and you guessed it... stiff breezes.  April seems to be covering what March left out this year.  At this point, the weekend's seems to have the "dreary" look of overcast and gray conditions again... not so much wet but not a whole lot of sunshine.  Oh well, make it a point not to take todays sun's rays for granted.
High Tide: 3:25PM
Low Tide: 9:39AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:41AM
Sunset: 7:25PM
Corona Virus in New Jersey: 22,255
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 355
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 22

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Fool's Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and misty with the winds howling from the N-NE at 20-25mph +gusting giving us a nice windchill at 32° and that's no April Fools joke.  This weather fits the mood for sure.  It's wintry out there this morning.  It'll be windy all day today and into tomorrow.  Expect cloudy skies with 60% chance of rain kicking off April becoming partly cloudy by this afternoon.  Temps will be high near 50° (windchill low-40s).  Winds will be out of the N-NE at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... partly cloudy skies giving way to mainly clear skies overnight.  Temps will drop down to the upper 30s with NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow...  Ms Sun will bestowing us with her presence.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 50s with NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.
High Tide: 2:19PM
Low Tide: 8:25AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunset: 7:24PM
Cases of Corona Virus in the New Jersey: 18,698
Cases of Corona Deaths in the New Jersey: 267
Cases of Corona Virus in Cape May County: 19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A March To Remember... Until We Meet Next Year (God willing)

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's misty and raining lightly with breezes out of the East at 5-10mph.  It'll be foggy and misty this morning with showers the first part of the day as we have a cloudy afternoon and evening on the forecast.  By the way... the sun never peeked out yesterday as we had one of those raw, damp days.  It'll be the same today but with windier conditions.  Temps will stay around where they are now... mid-40s but the East winds will turn to E-NE and ramp up at 10-20mph making it feel colder than it is.  Chance of rain is 50% today.  Tonight... March heads out of here as it roars with gusting winds developing... E-NE at 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps will drop to the low-40s feeling like the mid-30s.  Tomorrow... cloudy and blustery with the possibility of sun peeking in by dinner time.  I always have said that March is my least favorite month due to it's very blustery, raw conditions.  But, this year it's been pretty decent.  The Corona virus overshadowed this month's weather anyway.
High tide: 1:19PM
Low tide: 6:59PM
Ocean temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:44AM
Sunset: 7:23PM
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 16,636
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 198
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 19
By the way... reflecting on yesterday's blog about the very increased weekend population this was posted by the Cape May County government website yesterday:

The unanimous position from the 16 County municipalities that includes the two specific requests reads as follows:
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the safety and welfare of citizens of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, and Connecticut.  As an effort to protect our citizens, first responders, and others who are working collectively to provide essential services to us, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a series of executive orders that have the force and effect of law.  These orders, in part, identify essential service and place travel restrictions in New Jersey.As a result of this pandemic and in an abundance of caution and concern for everyone’s safety and well-being, the mayors of the 16 municipalities in Cape May County…from Ocean City to Cape May Point…are unified with two specific requests.  First, we are strongly urging the elimination of all short-term rentals for the duration of the Governor’s executive orders, which continue indefinitely until rescinded.  This appeal is made to all realtors, online rental platforms, and individuals.  Hotels and motels are considered to be essential services and we ask that they rent only to individuals who are performing essential functions per the Governor’s executive orders, not to traditional tourists.Our second ask is for you to remain at your primary residence and adhere to social distancing practices.  Coastal mayors have been forced to make difficult and unpopular decisions including closing playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities; some towns have been forced to close beaches and boardwalks, and others may follow suit, simply because social distancing guidance has been ignored.  We recognize that individuals love to visit the coastal region, and want to visit their second homes for a change of scenery.  That travel is contrary to the executive orders enacted by the Governor, and contrary to the guidance from health officials to stay at home as much as possible.  Elected officials from every community may be forced to enact further restrictions if this appeal is not followed.We understand these are unconventional requests by elected officials who every day appreciate the visitation and investment in our communities.  However, we stand together in support of this position to protect you and your families so we can all enjoy good health when this crisis has passed.Thank you from the mayors and elected officials from Cape May, Cape May Point, West Cape May, Lower Township, Wildwood Crest, Wildwood, North Wildwood, West Wildwood, Middle Township, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City, Dennis Township, Woodbine, Upper Township, and Ocean City.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Gray Start - Peeks of Sunshine Today

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We're still in the soup with light fog surrounding the island.  Breezes are light out of the E-NE at 2-5mph.  The fog will stick around throughout the morning as Ms Sun will begin shining off and on later this morning / early afternoon. Expect a mix of clouds and sun.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 50s with Southerly winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... a few passing clouds. Temps will drop to where they are now... upper 40s with winds out of the N-NW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy (peeks of sun possible) with temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezy.  Hubby and I saw lots more people here this past weekend... loads of out-of-towners.  I get it.  My hubby does not.  My take is why not get away if you're able to your second home down the shore and soak up the salt air trying to cope and regroup during this scary pandemic.  His take is just stay home and do whatever it takes not to mingle and chance spreading this killer virus somewhere else (namely our home town).  He looks at it this way... if Wildwood (it has 1 case reported in North Wildwood) had an extraordinary amount of cases of the virus, why would we leave here and go to Delaware County (232 cases) or Bucks County (3,394 cases) to get away from "it" for the weekend and risk bringing it there?
High tide: 12:26PM
Low tide: 6:05PM
Ocean temp: 48°
Sunrise: 6:46AM
Sunset: 7:22PM
Corona Cases in New Jersey: 13,386
Corona Deaths in New Jersey: 161
Corona Cases in Cape May County: 15

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Foggy Start - Gray Day

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got foggy conditions this morning.  We're dripping wet outside.  Breezes are barely there out of the E-NE at 4-6mph.  It's looking like another gray one which is a blessing. I keep thinking how hard  it would be to quarantine with gorgeous weather outside?  As we get deeper into Spring, it surely won't get any easier.   It'll be a foggy morning leading to developing rain and possible thunderstorms this afternoon (50% chance). Gusty winds and hair are a possibility.  Temps should reach the mid-upper 50s with E-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms early (40% chance), then becoming cloudy after midnight.  Temps will be where they are now... around 49° with winds light and variable. Tomorrow... a beauty as Ms Sun will break on through and begin a sunny day by late morning.  Temps will be in the low-60s.  Tuesday... mostly cloudy with temps no higher than where they are now.
High tide: 11:39AM
Low tide: 5:27PM
Ocean temp: 48°
Sunrise: 6:48AM
Sunset: 7:21PM
As of last night (3/28/20)
Corona Cases in New Jersey:11,124
Corona Deaths in New Jersey:140