Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Lot Going On Today

Mornin'!  It's 48° in windy Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and breezy with winds out of the SW at 20-25mph.  It'll be blustery today and the clouds are staying checked in.  Winds will ramp up even more as the day and evening (and tomorrow) unfold.  Firstly...S-SW, then by mid-day...West and by this evening...W-NW all at 20-25mph +gusting.  That's nothing compared to tomorrow as winds will be even stronger as winter air is headed this way.  For today...somewhat mild temps as we could see the thermometer tapping 50° (expect a chill factor though due to the winds) with mostly cloudy conditions with a possibility of peeks of sun earlier in the day and showers by the end of the day.  Tonight...more cloud cover with temps in the upper 20s / low 30s and stiff winds making for a nasty wind chill.  Tomorrow as I said will be another windy day but much colder with a chance of snow showers.  Winter's-a-knocking (9 more days)!
High tide:3:28p.m.
Low tide:9:17a.m.
Ocean temp:50°

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mostly Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under hazy, somewhat cloudy skies.  No stars visible and you can barely see the moon up there this drippy morning.  As I stood outside on the back porch taking in the weather, the usually quiet darkness is being controlled by the sound of the island's meltdown of snow.  Anything that held this weekend's snowfall that has yet to be removed is now melting.  The sounds of dripping is almost deafening.  There barely a breeze (NW 2-4mph).  The meltdown will continue today as Ms Sun crosses the horizon in just over an hour and begins to warm things up.  We'll be tapping that 40° mark again.  We'll have some periodic cloud cover as breezes will be out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  Tonight...clear with S-SW breezes at 5-10mph and temps back down into the upper 30s.  Tomorrow...cloudy and very windy (cold, blustery, bad-hair day).  10 days until Winter!
High tide:2:30p.m.
Low tide:8:16a.m.
Ocean temp:51°

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 34° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly clear with stars and the moon shining down around what clouds are still up there.  It's breezy...W-NW 15-20mph making it feel like 24°.  We had a bit of a wet, wintry day yesterday and even with that white stuff removed from some of the surfaces...porch steps, car, etc., it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as it's still white outside on most of the surfaces.  I'm expecting that to change today as Ms Sun will be checking it and I'm sure will provide a meltdown.  It'll be sunny today with temps just about tapping 40° with blustery breezes out of the W-NW at 22-26mph.  Tonight...still breezy from the W-SW at 18-22mph with clear skies and temps in the mid-upper 30s.  Tomorrow...a repeat of today.
High tide:1:33p.m.
Low tide:7:08a.m.
Ocean temp:51°

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snowy Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 34° in snowy Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and breezy with North winds at 15-20mph and a light wintry mix coming down (I can hear the icy pellets hitting the upstairs skylight and some of my windows) as all the surfaces other than the streets are covered in the white stuff.  The streets are wet and icy looking but they're not...the ground surface is still on the warm side providing instant meltdown when the wet/white/icy stuff hits.   I'd say about 3"  of heavy white snow fell throughout last evening but the sidewalks and streets are clear and visible.  The lawns, trees, bushes, outdoor furniture, cars, railings, etc etc are covered in white though and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  It'll stay like that all day into tonight with gray, cold, snowy conditions.  Temps will hover around where they are now as N-NE winds will be 16-22mph.  Tomorrow...this cold, wet, nasty stuff will probably still be coming down in the early morning but Ms Sun's waiting to melt things down and shine most of the day.  Made 5 different batches of cookie dough last night all waiting to be baked as it's a great day for it (not to mention...this weekend's homemade soup is escarole (Italian wedding).  Last weekend's was beef barley.  Soup season's been excellent this year down the shore.
High tide:12:36p.m.
Low tide:6:49p.m.m
Ocean temp:51°

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter's About To Pay A Visit to the East Coast

Mornin'!  It's 40° in Wildwood NJ.  It's breezy (NW at 15-20mph) and hazy as the moon and stars are barely visible through the milky cloud cover.  It's brisk out there this morning as the beginning of our first real preview of winter weather is about to occur.  It'll be mostly cloudy and cold today (there's a possibility of Ms Sun peeking through this morning) with breezes out of the W-NW at 7-10mph but the temps are going to drop (low-mid 30s).  By late this afternoon...50% chance of rain showers and by later tonight...Snow (yes..."snow"...I've said it) Showers.  There's a snowstorm out there with our coast in its sights! Tomorrow...snow all day into the overnight with minor accumulation although 2 forecasts reported 3-5"!  Personally, the ocean's still warm enough to keep the island insulated. The ground surface is warmer than the mainland and I think we'll see no more than a dusting to an inch (I'm saying that with my fingers crossed). Sunday...Ms Sun's back after a gray / snow flurry start but so are the cold, blustery winds - W-NW at 25-30mph.  13 days until the Winter Solstice, but we'll certainly have a sneak preview this weekend beginning tonight that's for sure!  I'm going with a fresh pot of homemade soup (Italian wedding) and Christmas cookie baking tomorrow...as you couldn't have more perfect weather!
High tide: 11:37a.m.
Low tide:5:48p.m.
Ocean temp:53°

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Mostly Gray Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and W-NW breezes 15-20mph are wifting (wafting) over the island and making it feel like 38°.  It's feeling cold with a little taste of winter out there.  It'll be mostly cloudy again today with temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes out of the N-NW at 17-20mph.  There should be some peeks of sun too but don't count on her to warm your bones.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with breezes out of the W-SW at 15-20mph and temps in the upper 30s / low 40s.  Tomorrow's going to feel even colder with the possibility of rain not to mention those winds on tap.  Speaking of "mention" this weekend's forecast...Saturday...cold, wet and a 40% chance of the "S" word as Sunday will be cold with a high of 38° as Ms Sun will be checking back in.
High tide:10:37a.m.
Low tide:4:51p.m.
Ocean temp:53°

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cold Front is Pushing In

Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly and still windy as hell (NW @ 25-35mph).  The winds have been howling all night long. The rains are light and even more like mist but we're wet and cloud covered and will stay that way until at least this afternoon.  We'll be staying much like yesterday and becoming colder...another one of those mostly gray, raw, breezy, damp days.  The rain will actually be done by this morning but the winds and mist will probably hang out throughout the day into tonight. Oh...the temps will be dropping into the low-mid 40s today.  I plan on dressing warmer because unlike yesterday it'll be feeling wintry (I didn't even consider my winter jacket yesterday).  By the way...a couple forecast did mention peeks of sun by this afternoon.  Tonight...mostly cloudy and less windy (Westerly 10-12mph) with temps in the upper 30s / low 40s.  Tomorrow...mostly sunny.  The Weekend...ugh...I hate to say it but that "S" word is still in the forecast.
High tide:9:39a.m.
Low tide:3:58p.m.
Ocean temp:53°