Monday, December 17, 2018

Mostly Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under dark, ominous cloud cover from this weekend's storm system that's in the process of heading out to sea.  In fact, the clouds are finally beginning to be lit up by Ms Sun who's been waiting for her grand entrance for a couple days now.  It should make for a spectacular sunrise.  Once these morning leftover clouds clear out, expect a mostly sunny day with temps in the upper 40s.  Very light breezes are outside now (North 5-8mph) but will ramp up as it'll be windy today with West winds at 17-23mph +gusting as high as 35mph.  Expect a windchill.  Tonight... mostly cloudy and blustery with NW winds at 20-30mph +more gusting.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 30s but it'll feel like mid-upper 20s with that windchill still hanging around.  Tomorrow... yet another "windchill" kind of day but sunny.  Winter's 4 days away!
High tide:3:15p.m.
Low tide:9:13a.m.
Ocean temp:44°

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sloppy Sunday

Congress Hall - Cape May NJ (window decoration)
Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly and windy as hell with winds out of the NE at 25mph +gusting.  It's a perfectly miserable morning that is if you have to head out.  A warm fire and hot cup of coffee along with a good book would make this a beautiful morning.  It's messy outside as the island's saturated after the overnight's downpour after repeated wind-driven downpour.  It'll continue to be a wet day with rain on the weather menu.  Let's talk winds... these NE stiff winds will simmer down around midday still out of the NE at 15-20mph then switch from the North and again from the NW all at around 15-20mph +gusting by tonight.  The on and off rains should subside by later tonight (around 10pm) as temps drop into the upper 30s / low 40s with NW winds at 12-14mph.  Tomorrow...Ms Sun returns with temps in the upper 40s and those NW stiff winds still checked in.  Winter along with a Full Moon is next week!  Oh and by the way... yesterday's soup turned out to be vegetable beef barley (check out Instagram) and turned out scrumptious and there's more for today and tomorrow!
High Tide:2:20p.m.
Low Tide:8:13a.m.
Ocean Temp:44°

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Crapola Weather for this Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining with winds out of the East at 4-6mph.  Expect gray skies with continued periods of rain throughout the day and night (90% chance).  Winds will definitely pick up later out of the NE at 20-30mph. The temps will hover around where they are now (low 50s).  Tonight...windy with rain (100% chance) with areas of patchy fog, stiff winds out of the E-NE at 20-30mph +gusting as temps drop into the mid-upper 40s.  Tomorrow...looks like more of the same. I'm going for the soup pot today and making chicken-vegetable-noodle soup!
High tide:1:28p.m.
Low tide:7:05a.m. and 7:37p.m.
Ocean temp:44°

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  It's hazy with thin clouds but starlit (the stars are twinkling through the misty haze) with hardly a breeze (NE 2-4mph).  Ms Sun's on her way as she's scheduled to rise in about a half an hour from now.  She'll be peeking through that haze and trying her best to shine through the misty horizon clouds. The first half of the day we'll see peeks of sunshine as warmer temps with a high of 52° is in the forecast.  Thicker clouds will begin to roll in later as patchy fog and heavier cloud cover is likely with breezes out of the SE at 7-9mph by this afternoon.  Heavier cloud cover and misty fog with 30% chance of rain by late this afternoon / early evening is due.  Tonight...rain (100% chance) with temps in the mid 40s and S-SE winds at 9-11mph.  The weekend's looking kind of miserable with wet and rainy and windy conditions as temps will be on the milder side (upper 40s / low 50s) along with much stronger winds. I could have saved "cookie baking" for this weekend, but that project has been checked off the "to-do" list. 
High tide:12:41p.m.
Low tide:6:42p.m.
Ocean temp:44°

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mostly Gray Thursday

Mornin'!  It's  44° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are out of the SE at 4-6mph with skies heavily covered in clouds.  Along the horizon there's a break for Ms Sun to show her bright self and paint the grayness a bright display of colors.  It looks like it'll be shortlived though as it'll be a cloudy one today.  The clouds are also making that sound insulator so I can hear the ocean waves crashing from 6+ blocks away.  It sounds like an Interstate highway is off in the distance with traffic rushing by.  I've already had a guest once say "Wow, is that traffic?".  There's only traffic here 3 months of the year and that's June, July and August.   The streets are now deserted.
For the weather today... mostly cloudy with temps in the upper 40s with SE breezes at 7-11mph.  I doubt if we'll see Ms Sun today.  All forecasts are pointing to a cloudy day.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with temps in the upper 30s / low 40s and Easterly breezes at 7-10mph.  Tomorrow...low 50s with peeks of sun and a 30% chance of rain by early evening.  The weekend's looking wet and raw as rain is likely.  It looks like Monday will have Ms Sun back on board.
High tide:11:54a.m.
Low tide:5:51p.m.
Ocean temp:47°

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pleasant Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit as Ms Sun's just below the horizon waiting for her cue to make her bright and sunny appearance in about a half an hour.  Not much in breezes this morning (N-NW 2-4mph).  It's another one of those crisp, cold, somewhat pleasant Fall mornings down the Shore (Winter's 12 days away).  Today will be much like yesterday with temps in the low 40s and plenty of sunshine.  There will be some clouds in the mix with NW breezes at 7-10mph.  Tonight...even more clouds begin to filter in as temps drop down into the mid-30s with very light SE breezes at 2-4mph.
Tomorrow...much like today with mild temps and a mix of sunshine and clouds.  Friday and Saturday look like much warmer days (in the 50s) with rain likely making it feel cold and raw.
Sunday looks sunny and bright.
High tide:11:08a.m.
Low tide:5:07p.m.
Ocean temp:47°

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mostly Sunny Tuesday

Winterwood Christmas Store - Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  It's crisp and clear outside in the early morning darkness.  The sky is lit with stars as far as the eye can see.  There's a very light northerly breeze at 2-4mph. It makes for standing on the porch and deeply breathing in the salty darkness the proper thing to do.  Sometimes when the wind is whipping icy cold, the last thing I'm thinking is how good that wintry blast feels.  This morning though...perfectly doable and pleasant.   Ms Sun's on her way and is scheduled to rise and shine just after 7a.m. this morning.  Expect plenty of sunshine today with temps in the low 40s as the North winds become West by this afternoon at 7-9mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low 30s and West winds at 10-15mph with gusting as high as 30mph  Tomorrow...a repeat of today with a bit more stiffness to the breezes as they begin to calm down by nighttime.  Today's blog photo was taken last night while doing a little Christmas shopping in Cape May at the Washington Street Mall.  This photo is the facade of the building formerly known as First Jersey Trust Bank builit in 1895.  It's a great Christmas Shop opened all year.
Hight tide:10:23a.m.
Low tide:4:27p.m.
Ocean temp:47°