Friday, September 30, 2016

See You In September!

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ. September's checking out with a bang! See ya next year and don't let the wet door hit you in the ass! We've got advisory postings today..."hazardous weather advisory", "flash flood watch advisory", "coastal flood advisory", "high rip current risk advisory". Today's "new moon" (or "black moon" which is two new moons in one month) will be creating 1-2 feet higher than usual tides and add to that all this rain that has no where to drain so we're talking awareness of high tide times. Take heed of those flood sirens and move your vehicle to higher ground before it's too late and try not to drive through flood water.  In North Wildwood...Surf Avenue is about as high as you can get and in Wildwood...New Jersey Avenue near the Municipal Building is high ground.  Getting off and on the island could be tricky during high tides as North Wildwood is usually the less flooded and most traversed during flooding.  Ok...enough of the tides and flooding...the joys of island living huh?  It'll be another rainy, windy day today with steady rain this morning and showers this afternoon.  We just might see a peek or two of Ms Sun.  But, I'm not betting on that.  Temps will be in the low 70s.  Winds will be out of the NE at 20-30mph with gusting as high as 40+ mph.  Tonight...scattered showers/thunderstorms with temps in the upper 60s and winds out of the NE at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow...more rain and higher than usual tides with less windy conditions.  Sunday...looking partly sunny!
High tides:8:15a.m. and 8:28p.m.
Low tide:2:05p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
Rip Current: Red zone (very hazardous surf conditions)
Italian Fest is cancelled by the way and the Mid-Atlantic Police and Fire Survivors weekend looks to be still planned as scheduled.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Coastal Flood Advisory Posted

Mornin'!  It's 67° in windy Wildwood NJ.  We've got some major winds off the ocean from the East at 30-35mph along with rain coming down making for a nasty morning out there!  In fact, at the moment there's some thunder and lightening happening. Prepare for a nasty day with those major stiff winds and rain (thunderstorms too) staying checked in throughout today, tonight and tomorrow.  Temps will be in the low 70s and by tonight be in the mid 60s.  Also keep in mind with this rain system hanging out over the island for the next couple days we're under a "Coastal Flood Advisory" and that's in addition to tomorrow's "new" moon (which is just as effective as a "full" moon) which will be adding inches of sea water to the higher tides.  Avoid driving through any corrosive flood waters.
High tides: 7:34a.m. and 7:48p.m.
Low tide:1:22p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
Rips Currents: High Risk - Red Zone (dangerous surf one should be entering the surf).

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hump day Mix

Mornin'!  It's 64° in Wildwood NJ.  It's quiet and still (no breezes to note).  It's clear and starlit (no clouds to note). It's lovely this early morn.  But, in the words of Edwina from Raising Arizona..."Everything's changed" will be the focus by tonight.  It'll be a mostly sunny morning with periods of clouds filtering in as a chance thunderstorms and/or rain (30% chance) will develop later this afternoon.  Temps will be in the low 70s with breezes out of the E-NE at 16-19mph.  Tonight...temps in the mid-upper 60s with winds out of the East at 28-32mph and 80% chance of rain. Looking like some sort of scattered rain (misty breezes, drizzles, light showers) intermediately tomorrow, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
High tide:6:49a.m. and 7:05p.m.
Low tide:12:36p.m.
Ocean temp: 74°
UV Index: 5
Rip Currents: moderate (very rough surf, unless you're a surfer, do not swim alone)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rainy Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It's quiet and still with light rain coming down and no breezes to note.  It's actually a very nice morning.  The last of the weekenders have left and all the homes surrounding us are once again quiet and empty.  We're really getting into that 8 month stretch of that ghost-town-like feel now.  It'll be a rainy day today with considerable cloudiness and rain showers off and on all throughout the day.  Temps will stay around where they are now...mid-upper 60s.  Breezes will out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...North at 5-10mph with periods of showers and temps in the low 60's.  Tomorrow...breezier and warmer with more rain in the forecast.
High tide:5:58a.m. and 6:17p.m.
Low tide:11:47a.m.
Ocean temp: 73°
UV Index: 1
Rip Currents: Moderate (still very not swim alone if you're not a surfer)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Brilliant Monday

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear with Ms Sun in the wings ready to rise and shine.  No breezes to note.  It's on the chilly side but nice without any breezes or winds.  They are coming though.  It'll be the last of the nice days for awhile as September's going out with a bang.  Enjoy today's brilliant blue seashore skies as the rains are coming tonight and sticking around all week.  It'll be sunny today with temps in the low 70s with breezes commencing later this morning from the S-SE at 5-8mph.  They'll begin to ramp up by this afternoon from the S-SE at 15-20mph.  And, by tonight...shift from the S-SW at 18-25mph.  These S-SW winds are bringing the rains (90% chance).  Temps will drop down a bit to the mid-upper 60s.  Every forecast I've checked reports rain from tonight until Friday night.  They were reporting that next weekend would be a washout too, but now that's changed as it's now looking sunny for October's kickoff.  Just saying.
High tide:5:00a.m. and 5:22p.m.
Low tide:10:54a.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:6 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (do not swim alone)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It hasn't been 55° since May 23rd.  Chill in the air this about feeling like Autumn.  First morning that I've eyed up the lovely tropical porch plants and thought..."ugh...they've all got to come in the house soon".  The winds (N-NE at 13-15mph) are rustling the crispy edged tree leaves out front and making their noisy presence known in this fall-like breezy morn. Ms Sun's about to rise and shine thankfully as she never once reared her warm face yesterday leaving us with thick, misty cloud cover all day and night.  Not today though as it'll be a perfect autumn Sunday today with plenty of sunshine. Breezes will be out of the North at 8-10mph as temps tap 70°.  Tonight...clear and back down into the upper 50s with breezes out of the S-SE at 8-10mph. Looks like rain is headed our way tomorrow night and again Wednesday night and again Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Quite a s%&@ show for weather this week.
High tide:4:21p.m.
Low tide:9:56a.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index: 6 (high)
Rip Currents: moderate (rough ocean and currents...don't even think about swimming alone).

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Autumn Weekend down the Shore

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up but the cloud cover is making her work to try and shine through this morning.  In fact, it looks like it'll be a very cloudy day today.  The sun will have peeks on through but the clouds will be a big part of the weather mix no doubt.  The winds are a factor too as it's very breezy at the moment (N-NE at 15-18mph) as these bad hair day breezes will stay checked in right through this evening (N-NE at 18-25mph).  Temps today will just about stay where they are now (tapping the 70s) and tonight....barely tapping the 60s.  Tomorrow...less windy, less cloudy with a high of 70°!  Great weekend for all those Fests I mentioned yesterday!
High tide:3:19p.m.
Low tide:8:49a.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index: 4 (low)
Rip Currents: Moderate (no lifeguards + very rough surf = never swim alone and use extreme caution.