Monday, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day

Mornin'! It's Memorial Day!  It's time to reflect on all the lives who served to give us our Freedoms.  It's difficult to use the term "Happy" Memorial Day.  There's truly nothing "happy" about it.  Enjoy your holiday today but never forget those who gave up their life for us and our free country.
It's 66° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 95% with a dewpoint of 65°; winds are out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  We're drenched here on the island as we just had a couple major thunderstorms pass through for the last hour or so.  That's what woke me this morning.  Everything just got nicely watered and the streets are still a bit on the floody-side as they're draining while I type.  The island birds seem to all be celebrating their Memorial Day morning showers.
It'll be mostly wet today as this rain system that's passed and is over the ocean now, may be the prelude to the rest of those developing storms headed our way.  We might see peeks of sun this morning, but by the afternoon, there's a 90% chance of more stormy weather passing over us.  Temps will be in the low-mid 70s with South winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tonight... 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms, becoming partly cloudy late into the overnight, temps back to the mid-upper 60s and SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, temps near 80°, and West winds at 10-15mph. 
High Tides: 11:02AM and 11:22PM
Low Tide: 4:52PM
Ocean Temp: 62°
Sunrise: 5:37AM
Sunset: 8:15PM

Sunday, May 26, 2024

The Intensity Continues

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and gray with humidity at 93%.  The air is heavy and it's almost foggy but not quite.  Ms Sun's trying to brighten things up but for the most part it looks like it could rain at any moment.  Breezes are barely there out of the S-SE at 3-5mph.  When I researched today's weather, I kept getting conflicting forecasts.  One is foggy this morning.  Another is light rain this morning (70% chance).  Another is sunny this morning.  For the record, there's no sunshine and no rain.  It looks like it's going to be a partly sunny Sunday, temps in the low-mid 70s and SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with occasional showers overnight (40% chance), temps in the low-60s and S-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... showers and thunderstorms on tap (70% chance), otherwise cloudy, temps in the low-70s with Southerly stiff breezes at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow night... rain 80% chance (we could see heavy rainfall), temps in the low-60s with South winds at 15-20mph.  Tuesday... sunny with temps in the mid-upper 70s.
High Tide: 10:12AM
Low Tide: 4:02PM
Ocean Temp: 61°
Sunrise: 5:38AM
Sunset: 8:15PM

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 66° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and almost finished melting all that fog that was hovering over the island this morning.  Breezes are barely there at 3-5mph out of the SE.  The birds are chirping and squawking all over the neighborhood.  Windows are all still wide open admitting all that sea air into the house.  It's a perfectly lovely morning down the Shore.  We're going to have a mix of sun and clouds this morning which will give way to a partly to mostly sunny afternoon.  Temps will be in the low-mid 70s with S-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy, temps in the low-60s and Southerly winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... partly to mostly cloudy, 25% chance of a shower, temps around 70° with S-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... mostly cloudy, temps in the mid-60s with 8-10mph breezes out of the S-SE.  Monday... looking gray with scattered showers and/or thunderstorms (60% chance), temps around 70° with S-SE winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Monday night... thunderstorms during the evening and leftover showers overnight (70% chance), temps in the upper 60s, S-SW winds at 10-20mph.
There's many things happening here this weekend.  Check out the events Calendar... 
https://wildwoodsnj.com/events-calendar/
High Tide: 9:26AM
Low Tide: 3:17PM
Ocean Temp: 61°
Sunrise: 5:38AM
Sunset: 8:14PM

Friday, May 24, 2024

And, So It Begins...

Mornin'!  It's 66° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's way up there at 91%.  It's not raining either.  But, it is gray and cloudy as Ms Sun's trying her best to break through the morning clouds. My guess is she's not going to make it.  It's heavy, still and quiet at the moment. Rain is coming in a few hours so they say.  The holiday weekend is here!  And, this weather isn't the only thing thick on the island.  It just seems like yesterday that my street only had one car parked on it.  No parking available now as the revelers seem to be officially checked in as the "off" season is back "on".
We're supposed to have rain (60% chance) this morning (around10-11am) then it'll become partly cloudy (hazy sunshine) for the rest of the day.  Temps will be up there... mid-upper 70s.  By the way, we got up to 83° yesterday and all the air conditioners are on in the neighborhood it seems.  Not mine yet.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps in the low-60s and winds light and variable.  Tomorrow...  partly sunny, temps around 70° and East winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... mostly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 60s with South winds at 5-10mph.  Sunday... cloudy start with peeks of sunshine later in the day, temps around 70° with S-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Sunday night... cloudy with showers beginning late and into the overnight, temps in the low-60s with S-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Chance of rain is 50%.  Monday... rain with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon, temps around 70° with Southerly winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Monday night... rain (90% chance) with thunderstorms overnight, temps in the mid-60s with SW winds at 10-20mph.  
High Tide: 8:43AM and 9:02PM
Low Tide: 2:36PM
Ocean Temp: 61°
Sunrise: 5:39AM
Sunset: 8:13PM

Thursday, May 23, 2024

May"s Full Moon Today

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  The Full Moon is today!  It's May's "Full Flower Moon".   Ms Sun's up in the hazy sky as the milky clouds are toning down her bright glow this morning.  Winds are out of the SW at 10-12mph.  Rain is on the horizon today with 60% chance of a light steady rain beginning later this morning.  We'll see peeks of sunshine off and on throughout the rest of the afternoon as temps climb into the mid-upper 70s making it feel a bit on the warm, muggy side.   It'll remain cloudy throughout this evening with 70% chance of rain and temps down to where they are now (mid-60s) and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... rain early (70% chance), then a mix of sun and clouds by the afternoon (much like today) with temps in the low-mid 70s and West winds at 5-10mph. Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-60s and light winds.  Saturday... partly to mostly cloudy, 25% chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm, temps in the upper 60s and light winds out of the SE and 5-10mph.  Saturday night... 25% chance of showers, partly cloudy, temps in the mid-60s and Southerly breezes at 5-10mph.  Sunday... partly to mostly sunny, temps in the upper 60s and S-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Sunday night... 50% chance of rain.  Monday... 70% chance of rain, temps in the low-70s and S-SE winds at 15-25mph.  Monday night... 80% chance of rain, temps in the low-60s and S-SW winds at 10-20mph.
High Tides: 8:03AM and 8:21PM
Low Tide: 1:57PM
Ocean Temp: 59°
Sunrise: 5:40AM
Sunset: 8:12PM
Moonrise: 8:49PM

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Memorial Day Early Weather Forecast

Mornin'!  And, what a beauty it is!  It's 67° with Ms Sun shining brightly and light winds out of the South at 6-8mph.  Blog's a bit late due to grocery shopping at 6:45AM.  I'm back, the groceries are put away and I'm sipping coffee, doing the blog with windows wide open, seabreeze wafting in and birds chirping everywhere in my neighborhood.  It's a lovely Spring morning here on the island. We're going to have mostly sunny skies, temps around 70° and Southerly breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly clear and moonlit with some light clouds in the mix, temps in the low-mid 60s and S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Here's where the weather turns. And at the moment, I'm the bearer of not great 2024 Memorial weekend weather news.  Keep in mind, it's still early on the forecasts and we're in the Cape May Bubble and it can all change on a dime (for the better or for the worse).  I also must repeat that it's gorgeous outside at the moment.  I'll be bicycling this morning on the boardwalk.  I wouldn't miss that for the world.  Okay, here goes...
Tomorrow... possibly waking to rain (50% chance), scattered thunderstorms throughout the afternoon, gusty winds and small hail are a possibility, temps in the mid-70s with S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... cloudy, occasional rain showers (50% chance), temps in the low 60s and SW winds at 10-15mph. 
Friday... showers in the morning (40% chance), cloudy in the afternoon, temps in the mid-70s with W-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Friday night... partly cloudy, temps in the low-60s and light and variable winds.  
Saturday... mostly cloudy, possible showers later in the day (30% chance), temps in the low-70s and S-SE winds.  Saturday night... cloudy, temps in the low-60s with S-SW winds at 5-10mph. 
Sunday... starting out cloudy with peeks of sun coming in a bit later, there's a 20% chance of rain showers, temps in the low-70s and S-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Sunday night... cloudy with 50% chance of rain, temps in the low 60s with S-SE winds at 10-15mph. 
Monday... rain (50% chance), temps in the upper 60s and S-SE winds at 10-20mph. The Full Moon is tomorrow by the way... remember those higher than normal tides and the occasional and possible coastal flooding.
High Tides: 7:24AM and 7:43PM
Low Tide: 1:20PM
Ocean Temp: 58°
Sunrise: 5:40AM
Sunset: 8:11PM
Moonrise: 7:42PM


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hazy Tuesday - It's That Foggy Time Of Year

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining in the hazy sky.  I want to say that it's shining in the deep blue sky, but the sky is basically white this morning.  The sun is trying to make it through as my house is glowing in brightness.  Breezes are barely there out of the South at 2-3mph.  We could see areas of patchy fog again this morning (there was dense fog outside around bedtime last night).  Expect a partly sunny / partly cloudy day.  Temps will be in the mid-60s with Southerly winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly clear, temps in the mid-50s and S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... same as today, possible fog in the mix, partly sunny / partly cloudy, temps in the mid-upper 60s and South winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, temps in the low-60s and S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Thursday... starting out mostly sunny, becoming cloudy with rain due in the afternoon (50% chance), temps in the mid-70s and SW winds at 8-10mph.  As for the upcoming holiday weekend, it's a little far out to be certain but in a nutshell:
Friday: partly to mostly cloudy, temps in the low-70s with light winds
Saturday: cloudy, 40% chance of rain, temps in the mid-60s with light winds
Sunday: sunny, temps around 70° with light winds / 50% chance of rain Sunday night
Monday: 50% chance of rain, temps in the upper 60s with light winds
The Full Moon is in 2 days by the way (5/23/24) but you could see a moonrise tonight.
High Tides: 6:47AM and 7:07PM
Low Tide: 12:43PM
Ocean Temp: 58°
Sunrise: 5:41AM
Sunset: 8:10PM
Moonrise: 6:36PM