Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mostly Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's fantastic outside this early, dark morning.  Although the temperature is low and there's frost covering everything, it doesn't feel cold.  There's not a wisp of a breeze (no wind chill) but the fragrance of the briny sea is sharp in the air.   Then the pitch black sky is vividly clear displaying endless stars and of course the moon (full moon is next week on Black Friday). And last but not least, there's the sound of waves crashing onshore (6+ blocks from here) in the dense quietness.  It can be all so overwhelming when nature displays its awe-inspiring and heavenly sparkle.  It forces you to take note and is truly spiritual and never ceases to remind me of how lucky I am to be here.  It seems to be a perfect prelude to today's weather as it'll be an autumn beauty.  Expect plenty of sunshine with some cloud cover in the deep blue sky as temps get into the low 50s with E-NE breezes first then switching later this afternoon from the SE all at 5-8mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid-40s and S-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...a repeat of today!
High tide:4:05p.m.
Low tide:9:52a.m.
Ocean temp:57°
Sunset:4:45p.m.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover again with breezes out of the West at 10-15mph.  It feels like 38° which I'm still trying to get the gist of this Winter preview (officially 34 days away).  I'm grateful for none of that authentic winter weather down the Shore yet... that is the wintry mix or snow that my hometown of Philly had a nice blast of this week.  After a couple days of a real blustery cold snap here down the Shore, we're going to have a sunny, warmer day today (once the morning clouds check out) with temps in the upper 40s (maybe even tapping 50°) and breezes much calmer out of the W-NW at 14-17mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the upper 30s/low 40s and breezes out of the NW at 10-15mph.  It looks like tomorrow we're going to have much easier breezes off the warmish ocean.  The ocean and marsh believe it or not is keeping any snow, ice or wintry mix away from the island for now as the 50°+ water temp is keeping us insulated. Once the ocean temperature goes down and gets into the 30s, we're in for it.  But for today...it's going to be on the nice side thanks to Ms Sun as she'll do what she does best by making us feel warmer in that cool, pre-winter sea air.
High tide:3:12p.m.
Low tide:8:59a.m.
Ocean temp:57°
Sunset:4:45p.m.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Another Blustery Day - TGIF


Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Wind Chill is 28°.  It's windy and cloudy with misty conditions feeling more like little sharp pellets (probably sand in the wet air) as the 20-30mph +gusty winds have been nailing the island since yesterday.  We received plenty of rain  (no snow or flooding) and howling winds from this giant storm that whacked much of Philly and the suburbs into Winter with major velocity.  No wind damage here but the overnight winds did push the gate wide open in my yard.  For some reason, the pooch opted not to escape the backyard before hubby secured it in the morning darkness. It is cold and miserable out there! These winds are sticking around again today at 30-35mph +gusting out of the W-NW and aren't going anywhere anytime soon.  They're staying checked in until Sunday. Although it'll be mostly cloudy for the early morning, we're supposed to see some sunshine filter in before mid-day as temps get up into the mid-upper 40s.  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid-40s and W-NW winds continue at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tomorrow...windy but plenty of sunshine with cooler temps.  Sunday...partly sunny as the winds will be outta here!
High tide:2:18p.m.
Low tide:7:59a.m.
Ocean temp:57°
Sunset:4:46p.m.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Stormy Day Ahead

3rd and JFK (now the norm for high tide)
Mornin'! It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  We're dry with thick cloud cover and breezes out of the E-SE at 10-12mph.  Very intense strong winds are going to be the main attraction as temps rise up to about 50° (39° wind chill) today as the winds and cloud cover begin to bring us moisture as rain (100% chance) beginning anytime now.  A storm is headed right up the eastern seaboard covering a vast area as far west as Ohio.  Along our coast forecasters have posted Wind Advisory and Flood Watch warnings.  Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible.  We probably will see flooding due to the heavy rain especially where there's poor drainage and clogged storm drains from leaves and debris flying around.  Cold, wind-driven rains (no freezing rain or wintry mix for our immediate area) are expected to begin this morning and continue throughout the day into tonight.  Winds are coming out of the E-NE at 25-35mph w/gusting of up to 50mph. Secure anything that can move around the outside property.  Tonight's temps remain in the low 50s but these winds will make it feel much colder (upper 30s).  Tomorrow... the rains will have checked out but not the winds.  We're in for some unsettled, very windy weather.  Strap in!  High Tide: 1:27p.m.; Low Tide: 7:39p.m.;  Ocean temp:57°; Sunset: 4:47p.m.
3rd and JFK (low tide)
3rd and JFK (storm surge)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pre-Storm Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 40° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and overcast with light E-NE breezes at 2-3mph.  It'll be a partly sunny / partly cloudy day with breezes out of the NW at 15-20mph.  Temps will stay hovering around the low 40s feeling like the mid-upper 30s with the wind chill.  Tonight...cloudy with temps in the upper 30s / low 40s with breezes out of the N-NE at 10-16mph making it feel like the upper 20s / low 30s.  Winter just keeps rearing its ugly head. Speaking of Winter (37 days away)...well, tomorrow...rain with 25-40mph winds w/gusting and 34° wind chill.  In fact, this is exactly what NOAA posted today for tomorrow's forecast..."A coastal storm will impact our area with heavy rain and gusty winds Thursday into Friday.  A brief period of wintry mix is possible.  Localized flooding is possible due to heavy rain".
High tide:12:37p.m.
Low tide:6:40p.m.
Ocean temp:59°
Sunset:4:47p.m.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Winds Are Today's Main Attraction

Mornin'!  It's 60° in Wildwood NJ.  That's not a typo.  I was as shocked as the next person when I stepped on to the porch this morning and discovered it wasn't cold out there.  We've been receiving some windy / rainy / nasty weather overnight into this morning but this big ugly weather system is pulling off the coast as I type.  These intense winds (S-SW 20-30mph w/gusting) is pulling the mild temperature right along with it as it will be drawing in the colder air and temperature as today's high looks to be around 49°-50°.  Winds switching out of the NW at 20-25 w/gusting are headed right for us.  There's a 60% chance of rain throughout the day. No sun in today's forecast.  Tonight...mostly cloudy, upper 40s, 20% chance of rain and NW winds at 20-30mph is what we have coming.  Hunker down today!  Tomorrow...mostly cloudy and cold (mid 40s) and not as windy.
High tide:11:47a.m.
Low tide:5:45p.m.
Ocean temp:59°
Sunset:4:48p.m.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day Celebrated (again)

Mornin'!  It's 36°  in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Veterans Day (again) as today is the day the country commemorates our Veterans! Once again..."thank you for your service".  We've got "frost" outside today!  It's cloudy, cold and crisp with the vehicles, railings, plants and other surfaces all layered with a white, crispy coating of frost. Mark this as our first autumn "frost" start to the day.  It'll be fairly nice as Ms Sun begins to burn through the morning cloud cover and temps rise into the low-mid 50s with light breezes out of the SE at 5-8mph.  It'll be mostly cloudy by this afternoon.  Tonight...temps will stay in the low 50s as clouds take over completely as rains are in the forecast (100% chance) with winds ramping up out of the E-SW at 15-25mph w/gusting.  Expect rain all day tomorrow too (heavy at times) with a reprieve on Wednesday then back to rain on Thursday.  The stiff winds are hanging out throughout most of this week...keep the hairspray and hair gel close at hand!
High tide:10:58a.m.
Low tide:4:58p.m.
Ocean temp:58°
Sunset:4:49p.m.