Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Happy Autumn!

Mornin'!  Happy Autumn!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining on the island.  Breezes have simmered down out of the N-NW at 9-11mph.  Fall is expressing its incredibly lovely self this morning down the Shore.  There is something very beautiful about Autumn... in the paraphrased words of Albert Camus "it's when every leaf is a flower" (thanks Jim).  Speaking of which, the leaves have begun turning and doing their spectacular metamorphosis for this lovely season we're now in.  The incredible beach erosion in North Wildwood has hit hard these last few days.  The autumn skies and in particular "sunrises and sunsets" are back and breathtaking as always.  Expect a perfect Fall day today as Ms Sun shines in a vivid blue sky, temps reach 70° and NW winds wift (waft) across the island at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear sky, low of 57°, W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, 77° and W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  I love that Autumn is here again.  90 days until the Winter Solstice!

High tide: 12:24PM

Low tide: 6:46PM

Ocean temp: 71°

Sunrise: 6:47AM

Sunset: 6:56PM

Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 201,945

Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,069

Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,007

Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Monday, September 21, 2020

Last Day Of Summer

Mornin'!  The Last Day of Summer has arrived!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under mostly clear skies at the moment.  Breezes are out of the N-NE at 15-20mph.  Hurricane Teddy is creating havoc on the eastern seaboard and our South Jersey coast is no exception.  Lots of major rough surf and beach erosion happening as of late.  Expect some more real windy conditions today with those NE winds battering our coast even more at 20-30mph +gusting.  We're going to have a mix of clouds and sun and high of 65°.  Tonight... mainly clear, 50° and North winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... the first of of Autumn will be sunny with a high of 71°!  Hopefully, we'll all see you on the other side Summer!

High Tide: 11:26AM

Low Tide: 5:47AM

Ocean Temp: 73°

Sunrise: 6:46AM

Sunset: 6:59PM

Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 201,553
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,067

Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,005
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Mostly Sunny This Last Sunday Of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 70% with a dewpoint of 42°.  Breezes are light out of the North at 8-10mph.  It's clear and starlit as Ms Sun's on her way within the next few minutes.  Expect a mostly sunny day with a high of 65°.  Winds are returning and staying checked in all day, tonight and tomorrow... N-NE at 20-30mph.  Tonight... mainly clear, temps where they are now (low-50s) and N-NE winds.  Tomorrow... a bit cloudier with mid-60s and those pesky March-kind-of winds out of the NE at 20-30mph.

High tide: 10:31AM 

Low tide: 4:53PM

Ocean temp: 73°   

Sunrise: 6:45AM

Sunset: 7:00PM

UV Index: 6

Rip Currents: Dangerous (wouldn't advise dipping today)

Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 201,100

Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,064

Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,003

Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Last Weekend Of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the midst of a windchill this morning as it feels like 45° when stepping outside.  Brrrrrr!!!  The winds are out of the N-NE at 18-25mph creating that chill.  Humidity's at an all time low at 59% with a dewpoint of 37°.  We're also under some major cloud cover at the moment and Ms Sun is up and trying her best to break through it all.  Expect some sunshine today but it'll be a mix of clouds and sun. Temps will get up into the mid-60s.  The N-NE winds aren't going anywhere anytime soon as they'll be ramped up throughout this last weekend of summer at 15-25mph.  Tonight... mainly clear skies with a low of 50° and N-NE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... lots of sunshine with temps in the mid-60s again and NE winds even stronger at 20-30mph.  Strap in and enjoy this last weekend of Summer!

High Tide: 9:40AM

Low Tide: 4:02PM

Sunrise: 6:44AM

Sunset: 7:03PM                                                                                                                                           

Ocean Temp:73°                                                                                                                                      

UV Index: 6 

Rip Current: Red Zone (safer to not enter the ocean; only swim near a lifeguard)                                          

Corona Virus Cases in NJ:200,639   /  Corona Virus Deaths in NJ:16,061                                          Corona Virus Cases in CMC:1005    /  Corona Virus Deaths in CMC:95  

Friday, September 18, 2020

"Good Year" - Happy Rosh Hashanah - Last Friday of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 67° in soggy Wildwood NJ this last Friday of summer.  Happy start to the Jewish New Year!  It rained beginning yesterday afternoon throughout the night and we're nicely watered.  It's not raining now but we're cloud covered with gray skies.  It's damp outside with breezes very light out of the North at 4-6mph.  The clouds look like they'll be staying checked in today.  There's a chance of rain before 10am.  Expect a cloudy day with temps just tapping 70°.  Those North winds are going to ramp up out at 10-15mph +gusting of 25mph and will switch to the N-NE.  Tonight... lots of cloud cover with temps dropping into the low-mid 50s and those N-NE winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun will be doing all she can to peek through the cloud cover with temps in the mid-60s and you guessed it... N-NE winds at 15-25mph.  Sunday... mostly sunny and still breezy.
High tide: 8:51AM and 9:07PM
Low tide: 3:12PM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunrise: 6:44AM
Sunset: 7:04PM
UV Index: 5
Rip Currents: moderate risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 200,152
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,057
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 996
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Moon Thursday

Mornin'!  Blog's a bit late as I had to do some errands and it must be done very early in the morning to avoid the COVID crowd.  I'd much rather shop with no one 6 inches away from me.  Even with it being after Labor Day and island inhabitants normally becoming almost non-existent, my guess (and it's been my guess since the beginning of August) that anyone with no reason to return to their homes, are staying down the Shore.  It's much busier than normal here... thus, the COVID crowd.  We've still got to share with the extra people that are here in their second homes and of course those "off-season" vacationers.  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 79% with a dewpoint of 67°.  Breezes are out of the W-SW at 4-6mph.  It's hazy and partly cloudy.  Ms Sun's trying to shine through the haze.  I'm assuming it's that wildfire smoky haze we're still getting.  But, she's definitely trying to shine but will be giving up soon as the cloud cover will take over the skies this morning. There's a 50% chance of rain today.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 70s with S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... 90% chance of rain, temps in the mid-60s and S-SE winds shifting to the NE at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... more rain (80% chance) with clouds in the afternoon, temps tapping 70° and N-NE winds ramping up big time at 15-25mph +gusting.  We're going to be feeling the effects of Sally that's for sure.  The weekend... Saturday is partly sunny and very windy and Sunday is partly cloudy and windy.  Yep... it's probably Sally.  Oh... I almost forgot to mention that it's the New Moon today.  The Tides will be reacting to that moon just like it was the Full Moon and we're going to have much higher than normal tides.  With this upcoming rainfall... be cognizant of where you're driving and parking your vehicle.  I'm almost positive we're going to have Tidal flooding. 

High tide: 8:05AM and 8:19PM
Low tide: 2:21PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:43AM
Sunset: 7:04PM
UV Index: 4
Rip Currents: Moderate
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 199,583
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,054
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 989
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95                                                

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hump Day Haze

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's hazy and after posting my blog yesterday, I found out that the haze we're having isn't  from the heat and humidity but from the California / Oregon / Washington fires.  It's clear with no clouds in the sky however, Ms Sun is in a heavy haze as she rises this morning.  Breezes are out of the SE at 2-4mph.  It'll be partly cloudy (hazy?) today with a high of 73° with breezes out of the S-SE at 5-10mph.  Tonight... clear (hazy?) with a few passing clouds and temps in the low-mid 60s with S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy, a high of 76° and Southerly breezes at 10-15mph. At this time, the weekend's looking cloudy and very windy. 
High Tide: 7:13AM and 7:31PM
Low Tide: 1:28PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:42AM
Sunset: 7:05PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Red Zone - Very High Risk and dangerous surf
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 199,193
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,043
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 989
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 95