Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pleasant Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 64° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun has risen and is painting the sky and leftover clouds lovely shades of pastels this morning.  The breezes are light out of the North at 3-5mph.  Once again, the birds are expressing their pleasure by chirping and squawking and laughing.  I love Spring and when the season truly begins to feel warmer as the birds truly seem happy and playfully vocal.  Yesterday the back porch thermometer went up to 72°!  It felt almost like a summer day!  Not sure if we'll see that again today but we will see another sunny day as temps are forecasted to go to the upper 60s.  Breezes will be out of the W-NW at 14-16mph.  Tonight... some cloudiness, temps in the upper 50s and breezes out of the N-NW at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow looks like a cloudy day with the chance of a passing shower in the afternoon.  At this point, the weekend looks like a blustery, mix of clouds and sun kind of day for Saturday and Sunday looks almost like today's forecast.  You know the drill... remains to be seen!
High tide:12:48p.m.
Low tide:6:17p.m.
Ocean temp:52°

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mostly Sunny Turning Cloudy Later

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining over the island.  There's hardly a breeze in the salty air.  It's noisy outside with the sounds of happy birds everywhere.  It's quite the morning out there!  Just splendid!
It'll be a pleasant Spring day with plenty of sunshine at least until later this afternoon when clouds begin to filter in.  Temps will be in the low 60s and winds will begin to wift (waft) over us at 6-8mph out of the W-SW.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with temps in the upper 50s, breezes out of the S-SW at 15-20mph with a 30% chance of showers.  Tomorrow...  waking to clouds and turning into a sunny day.
High tide:11:56a.m.
Low tide:5:32p.m.
Ocean temp:52°

Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day

Mornin'!  Happy Earth Day!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and cloudy outside with no breezes to note.  The birds seem happy as they're chirping, squawking and laughing everywhere in the surrounding neighborhoods.  They actually woke me today.   It'll be a mostly cloudy day with some peeks of sun and a 40-50% chance of showers throughout the morning and early afternoon.  Temps will get up into the low 60s with NW breezes at 8-11mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy and temps in the upper 50s with W-NW breezes at 7-9mph.  The chance of rain will drop down to 5-10% chance this evening.  Earth Day is a global event celebrated on this date each year since 1970.  192 countries now take part being the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.  People take part by marching, signing petitions, contacting elected officials, cleaning up their towns and roads, plant trees etc.  Personally, I have a compulsion for plastics lying around the island.  I cannot walk by any plastic debris laying anywhere on the island without picking it up and discarding it properly.  There's no doubt in my mind that it will eventually wind up in the ocean or bay if I don't.  Plastic pollution is destroying our planet.  Once our "high" season begins, there's so much more trash and debris lying around as I urge anyone reading this who visits our island to just simply discard your trash and recycle properly and even take it one more step by picking up the leftover trash (left by someone else who's oblivious to the importance) nearby that's not yours!  Our health and lives depend on it.  Happy Earth Day!
High tide:11:04a.m.
Low tide:4:49p.m.
Ocean temp:52°

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

(not one of my shots)
Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun rose around 6:15 this morning but she's struggling to make her presence known through the morning cloud cover.  No breezes to note.  Expect a partly sunny / partly cloudy day for Easter egg hunting today.  Temps will be tapping the low 60s light breezes out of the South at 8-11mph.  Tonight... clear skies with temps in the low 50s and S-SW breezes at 3-5mph.  Tomorrow looks like a mostly cloudy day with temps in the low 60s.  At this point, all forecasts are saying that we probably won't see rain until Friday.
High tide: 10:14a.m.
Low tide: 4:06p.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset: 7:44p.m.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

First ½ Wet / Second ½ Dry

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's been raining since last evening and at the moment coming down at a good clip.  We had our share of passing thunder-boomers during the night and we may even hear a couple leftover storms this early morning.  It's very windy with gusts of wind coming from the S-SE at 20-25mph +gusting.  No flooding that I can see in my neighborhood (yet) and I live near the harbor which will be high tide in a few hours.  I suspect we'll have street flooding with this heavy rain and yesterday's full moon.  The rain is supposed to head on out of here by mid-day but the clouds are staying mostly checked in as it'll be a cloudy day.  Not sure if we'll even see peeks of sunshine.  One forecast did mention some fog this afternoon.  Sometimes fog brings peeks of sunshine.  Remains to be seen. Temps will stay in the upper 50s with breezes out of the South at 18-22mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy, temps in the mid-50s with breezes out of the South at 14-18mph.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy / partly sunny with temps in the mid-50s and breezes light out of the South at 4-8mph.
Low tide:3:23p.m.
Ocean temp:50°

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday - Passover - Full Moon

Mornin'!  It's 56° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up as she crossed over the horizon about a half hour ago.  The sky is clear.  The ocean's rough and loud again this morning as the waves crashing the shore can be heard 6+ blocks away.   There are light winds at the moment (Southerly at 9-12mph) but that will change today as those Southerly winds will ramp up to 20-30mph.  The clouds will begin to drift over the island and there's a 40% chance of rain today.  There's also a possibility of scattered thunderstorms developing as well.  Temps will get into the low 60s.  Tonight... very windy (Southerly 25-35mph) with showers and the possibility of those thunderstorms on tap.  Temps will be where they are now... the upper 50s.  Tonight's forecast is winds will be out of the South at 25-35mph with 100% chance of rain.  Since it's the Full Moon today and there's a forecast of rain later... watch that tidal flooding possibility.  It's never a good idea to drive through flooded tidewater.  And, be conscientious  of where you're parking your vehicle as it could be a flood-prone area.  Get to know your areas!  Tomorrow... showers in the morning but a mostly cloudy/windy day.  Sunday... the sun returns and it'll be much less windy.
High tide: 8:37a.m. and 9:04p.m.
Low tide:2:37p.m.
Ocean temp: 50°

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mix of Clouds and Peeks of Sunshine

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly clear with clouds along the horizon.  It's calm with breezes out of the North at 5-9mph.  And, it's loud outside with the sound of the surf crashing 6+ blocks away not to mention there's a group of seagulls laughing in the neighborhood also breaking the morning silence.  Oh... and the fragrance of the ocean and marsh salty brine is in the air too.  It's my kind of morning down the Shore.  Temps are going up into the low-mid 60s today.  But, expect clouds to increase as it'll be a partly cloudy/partly sunny day with winds out of the S-SE to start at 10-15mph and by late this afternoon Southerly winds at 20-25mph.  Tonight's cloudy/windy temps will be in the mid-upper 50s.  Tomorrow... (Full Moon Friday) will be cloudy with isolated thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening.  Saturday looks like it could be wet too...60% early in the day.  Sunday... a nice Easter Sunday with sunshine and mild temps.
High tide:7:48am and 8:17pm
Low tide:1:50pm
Ocean temp:50°