Monday, September 24, 2018

Full Moon Washout

Mornin'!  It's 64° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with breezes out of the E-NE at 20-25mph.  It's miserable.  There's a flood watch for our area today.  It rained all day yesterday and last night and these rains aren't going anywhere.  We're saturated. Plus, the full moon is expected to bring higher tides.  Watch for tidal flooding in low-lying areas and do your best not to drive through those salty, briny waters.  It truly does creepy things to the undercarriage of your vehicle.  It'll be a rainy day with temps barely tapping 70° and winds out of the East at 25-30mph +gusting.  Tonight...more of the same as rains are staying checked in throughout tomorrow.  Tonight's temps slide back to where they are now...mid 60s with those Easterly winds at 20-30mph.  We may see peeks of Sun by Wednesday and again on Saturday but this upcoming week looks pretty much like a gray and damp washout.  I'm calling it a "sweater weather" day.
High tide:8:14a.m. and 8:28p.m.
Low tide:2:08p.m.
Ocean temp:75°
Sunset:6:58p.m.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

An Autumn Feel

Mornin'!  It's 64° in Wildwood NJ.  It really feels like Autumn this morning!  We've got the cooler temps, total cloud cover, light rain coming down and breezes out of the NE at 5-8mph.  The Humidity's 91% with a Dewpoint of 63°.  It's cool and refreshing outside (and inside) actually.  It's the kind of morning you feel like rolling over and staying in bed as the rains come down.  It'll be a wet one today with periods of rain (some heavy at times) throughout the day and evening (100% chance).  Temps will only go up a few degrees as I'm doubtful we'll even see the 70s today.  Winds will be out of the E-NE at 12-15mph.  Tonight...more cloud cover, rains off and on (some heavy at times), temps in the low-mid 60s and breezes out of the E-NE at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same but windier.  Remember...the Full Moon is tomorrow and the high tides are without a doubt going to be much higher than normal.
High tide:7:37a.m. and 7:51p.m.
Low tide:1:25p.m.
Ocean temp:75°
Sunset:6:59p.m.
UV Index:2
Rip currents: Moderate

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Today's the Autumn Equinox!

Mornin'!  Happy Autumn!  Today marks the equinox which means "equal" meaning equal amount of daylight hours and equal amount of night hours (equal 12 hours of day and night today).  The Sun's placement is right above the equator leading to perfectly divided amounts of sunrise and sunset both in the east and west.  It happens twice a year...today and again in the Spring.
It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's peeking through some early morning cloud cover and it feels a bit on the humid side (86% humidity).  Breezes are out of the N-NE at 9-11mph.  The classic cars are lining up on the Boardwalk to display their classic beauty, the Wildwood's Downtown Farm Market is set up for their Fall sale (I'm sure there's still plenty of Jersey tomatoes still available).  The Vendors at the Irish Fest are set up on Old New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood and of course, Wildwood Crest is getting ready for its Seafarers Weekend along Sunset Lake.  Wildwood's happening this weekend with this first day of Fall!  It'll be a partly cloudy start to the day with Ms Sun trying to shine down most of the day.  Temps will be around where they are now...mid 70s with breezes out of the NE at 10-14mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with some almost full moon clear spots as temps begin to lower into the mid-upper 60s with breezes out of the E-NE at 10-13mph.  The overnight has 30% chance of rain in the forecast with 60% chance of rain tomorrow.  It's looking like a cool (lower 60s), breezy and wet day tomorrow.  The Full Moon is Monday and tides will be higher than normal.
High tide:6:57a.m. and 7:12p.m.
Low tide: 12:41p.m.
Ocean temp:75°
Sunset:7:00p.m.
UV Index:5-6
Rip Currents: Moderate

Friday, September 21, 2018

Last Day Of Summer But A Big Weekend In Store

Mornin'!  It's 72° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  We've got a beautiful morning with plentiful sunshine, lower humidity (76%) and breezes off the ocean at S-SE at 10-15mph.  It'll be a lovely Friday and the last day of summer as the weekend has begun here on the island.  This weekend is a "biggie" with lots going on all over the island and already as I type, the classic cars are beginning the line up on the boardwalk for this Classic Car weekend display.  It's also the start to Irish weekend in North Wildwood as the vendors are setting up too.  Tomorrow begins the Seafarers Fest in Wildwood Crest and the Fall Fest in Wildwood. The island's alive (check out the Webcams of the island). You can hear the action from afar.  Today's weather will be mostly sunny with clouds in the mix and temps in the mid-upper 70s with breezes out of the S-SE at 15-20mph.  Tonight...clear, temps down into the low 70s and S-SW winds at 17-25mph.  Tomorrow...some cloud cover due in with partly sunny skies, light breezes and temps basically repeating todays mid 70s.  Sunday...mostly cloudy with rain due in by mid-day.  So until next year...See ya Summer!
High tide:6:29p.m.
Low tide:11:56a.m.
Ocean temp:76°
Sunset:7:01p.m.
Rip Currents:Moderate

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Feeling Fallish

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and breezy (E-NE at 10-15mph).  Humidity's down...85% with a dewpoint of 65°.  It'll be a cloudy start to the day although Ms Sun's trying to shine and provide a lovely, colorful display of sunrise colors.  She'll eventually break on through as it's supposed to become partly sunny by this afternoon with temps in the low-mid 70s and breezes out of the E-NE at 10-15mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy with temps in the upper 60s and breezes out of the E-NE at 10-12mph.  Feeling a bit like Autumn...2 days away!  Speaking of 2 days away...the weekend's weather...we could see some sunshine along with rain showers off and on Saturday (mostly later in the day) as Sunday still looks like more of a washout.  Today though...not too shabby.
High tide:5:40pm
Low tide:11:09am
Ocean temp:76°
Sunset:7:03pm
UV Index:7
Rip Currents:moderate

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lovely Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear skies as dawn approaches.  Breezes are very light out of the N-NW at 3-6mph.  Everything's watered and wet outside this morning from yesterday afternoon and last night's watering (we had some torrential, street-flooding rains).  It feels a bit humid as the humidity's 87% with a dewpoint of 67° but according to all the forecasts, that will drop down to more comfortable levels today.  Ms Sun is also due in today and will inevitably dry things out as temps rise near 80°.  Breezes will be out of the N-NW and shift by late this morning/early afternoon from the N-NE at 9-12mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the E-NE at 8-10mph.  The weekend's now looking "eh" as a rain system is once again heading our way as we may likely see showers by Saturday night (40% chance) and the rain clouds seem to want to stay checked in right through until Sunday evening.  We may have the Luck of Irish and see no rain at all though!  Who knows?  I do know that it's Full Moon Time again and that's this coming Monday.
High Tide:4:46p.m.
Low Tide:10:19a.m.
Ocean Temp:76°
Sunset:7:05p.m.
UV Index:7-8
Rip Currents: Moderate Risk

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Last of the Crapola Days!

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with breezes out of the SW at 10-20mph.  It's humid...94% with a dewpoint of 75°.  Everything's wet and damp and that's including inside my home!  It seems like we've been in the "soup" for quite a while.  I may be turning the AC back on.  The humidity and dampness will continue throughout today as we're looking at a mostly gray, humid and wet day with 80% chance of precipitation (showers and/or thunderstorms beginning later this morning / early afternoon).  Southerly winds will also be on tap at 10-15mph.  Temps will just barely tap 80°.  Tonight...more rain...80% chance.  Temps down to around 70° with West winds at 8-11mph.  It looks like beginning tomorrow some very lovely weather is headed our way as we begin to dry out.  At least until Sunday night.   It's the North Wildwood Irish Fall Festival this coming weekend as well as the Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration and Wildwood Fall Festival and Classic Car Show...as this upcoming lovely weather is holding out for some nice down the shore weekend fun.
High tide:3:51p.m.
Low tide:9:22a.m.
Ocean temp:76°
Sunrise:6:44a.m.
Sunset:7:07p.m.
UV Index:6
Rip Currents:Moderate
FOOTNOTE: It's 10:30a.m. and the sun's out and has been out.  Blue skies abound!  There are clouds on the mainland and a misty, haze right along the beach but for the most part it's a nice, sunny morning here in Wildwood.  I'm hearing that the rains are coming much later (late afternoon) but for now...sunny, warm and humid.