Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hump Day Perfection

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and still with not much in the line of breezes (North 2-3mph).  I left the windows partially cracked open overnight and the island birds are chirping and squawking it seems just for me!  The aroma of the marsh seems to have seeped inside the house too.  It couldn't get any better than that for a wakeup.  Today's weather will almost be an exact repeat of yesterday with a little more cloud cover and less wind.  Expect a mostly sunny day (clouds enter the skies in the afternoon making it partly sunny).  Temps will be in the upper 60s / low 70s.  Winds will be all over the place beginning later this morning from the North to the N-NE to E-SE in the afternoon and later from the South all at 6-8mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with breezes out of the S-SW at 6-9mph and temps around 60°.  Tomorrow looks like more clouds check in with temps in the mid-upper 60s.  And, at this time, the upcoming holiday weekend is looking pretty much 5-star with plenty of sunshine and seasonal temps (60s and 70s).  Rain showers could be passing through Monday morning.  I'll be keeping an eye on that one.  As for my window cleaning project... it's ongoing and "to be continued" as yesterday was a break from it to enjoy that fantastic weather by biking around the island and boardwalk!  Who knows what today brings?!
High tide:11:30a.m.
Low tide:5:04p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Another Lovely Spring Day!

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with a light breeze out of the N-NW at 8-11mph.  Wildwood actually hit 79° for a high yesterday!  It was fantastic!  I saw on a Philly TV news channel that they repeatedly kept saying that Wildwood hit 86° yesterday and that is exactly the reason I began blogging about the weather.  I don't know where Philly gets its resources for the weather here along the coast, but they got it wrong as usual.  I even went right to my porch thermometer to check... 79° yesterday for a high.   It was the first time this year that I had to make the decision to either hit the beach and just sit and gel all day or begin the project of washing windows in my house.  Since it was sunny, warm and lovely and the fact that there are 21 windows in my house, I opted to start the project and took the time to do five of them with the help of my hubby.   Oh, that included screens scrubbed as well as window treatments laundered, ironed and replaced.  That looked and felt very good this morning.
Today's weather will be a little bit different than yesterday as it will stay on the cooler side with temps getting into the upper 60s and possibly the low-70s with partly sunny / partly cloudy skies and breezes out of the NW at 15-18mph.  We may have mostly cloudy skies by later this afternoon. Tonight... mostly cloudy with temps where they are now... low-60s and N-NW breezes at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow... almost a repeat of today.  Sounds like perfect weather for more window cleaning!
High tide: 10:40a.m.
Low tide: 4:22p.m.
Ocean temp: 59°
Sunset: 8:12p.m.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Mix Of Sun And Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  It's bright with some morning sunshine but partly cloudy with those off-shore milky clouds.  Ms Sun's doing what she can to shine through.  There's a light breeze out of the North at 3-5mph.  It's very nice outside.  It'll be a pleasant Monday with temps heading up to the low - mid 70s (perhaps even warmer as one forecast reported) and breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.   It'll be a mostly sunny to start to the day with thicker clouds rolling in by this afternoon as there's a 35% chance of scattered showers a little later.  Tonight... a mix of clear skies and cloudy skies with temps back down into the mid-60s and SW breezes at 8-11mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same weather without the chance of scattered showers.
High Tide:9:52a.m.
Low Tide:3:40p.m.
Ocean Temp: 57°

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 60° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and moonlit.  Breezes are almost unnoticeable out of the S-SE at 2-4mph.  Clouds will roll in this morning bringing a 40% chance of rain.  Once through, it'll be a partly cloudy day with peeks of sun and temps just about tapping 70°.  Winds will be out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with clouds in the mix as temps drop down into the low 60s and breezes out of the South at 14-18mph.  It looks like tomorrow will be mostly cloudy as well with a 30-40% chance of a shower in the afternoon.  Temps will stay mild though... upper 60s / low 70s.
High tide: 9:04a.m.
Low tide: 2:56p.m.
Ocean temp: 57°
Sunrise: 5:41a.m.
Sunset: 8:10p.m.
Moonrise: 9:05p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Full Moon Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a lovely morning with plenty of sunshine and hardly a breeze out of the North at 2-4mph. It's the first time this season that all my house windows are wide open allowing that very light, cool sea breeze to wift (waft) in.  Not to mention sounds of the neighborhood seagulls and island birds are everywhere laughing and chirping displaying their high spirits. It'll be a pleasant Saturday with no rain in the forecast as it'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy with temps rising just a bit... upper 60s / low 70s.  Breezes will switch from the East at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the mid-upper 50s and breezes out of the S-SE at 5-10mph. We just might see that awesome full moon rise if the clouds allow it.  Speaking of Full Moon... I noticed yesterday at high tide that there was flooding in the streets in the low-lying areas.  Be aware that it's salt water so try not to drive through it as it's corrosive and damaging to the underside of your vehicle.  And, remember that high tide on the ocean side is an hour before the high tide on the back bay/marsh side.   And, tomorrow's weather appears to be a repeat of today!  Monday coming in with showers off and on throughout the day.
High Tide: 8:17a.m. and 8:41p.m.
Low Tide:2:10p.m.
Ocean Temp: 57°
Sunset: 8:09p.m.

Friday, May 17, 2019


Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and sunny (Ms Sun rose an hour or so ago).  There's a light breeze out of the S-SW at 5-10mph.  It's lovely.  The fragrance of the sea and the sounds of the seagulls are making the morning stunning.  Today we'll have a mostly sunny start with increasing clouds and showers possibly developing by late afternoon / early evening (40% chance). Temps will be heading into the low-mid 70s! Winds will ramp up a bit still out of the S-SW at 10-20mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms early as temps drop back down into the low-60s.  W-NW winds at 5-10mph will be blowing around as well as a 30% chance of a passing isolated shower.  Tomorrow... no rain or isolated showers in the forecast.  There is a mix of cloud and sun but it should be a pleasant, sunny day with temps in the mid-upper 60s.  Sunday... is now looking pretty good with sunny skies as those rains I mentioned before look to be holding out until Tuesday!  The Full Moon is this weekend and I'll be posting Moon Rise times (that is if the cloud cover decides not to interfere).
High Tide: 7:28a.m. and 7:55p.m.
Low Tide: 1:23p.m.
Ocean Temp: 57°
Sunset: 8:08p.m.
Moonrise: 6:53p.m.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday Mix

Mornin'!  I'm back!  After returning on our last leg of our trip yesterday on the Cape May - Lewes Ferry, the unpacking and settling into our cozy home began!  It feels good to be home again!  It's so nice this morning here in Wildwood.  We had a wonderful week in Athens, Georgia with our daughter and son-in-law.  We had some cooler weather as well as a little taste of summer too!  Mother's Day was fantastic as we enjoyed brunch in a 1915 southern mansion turned into a lovely restaurant (Five and Ten)  reminiscent of those Cape May mansions we have here.  There's nothing nicer than dining in that type of ambiance.  It's 57° (that's what it was in Fayetteville, NC as we began the 2nd leg of our journey home this time yesterday morning too)!  We're currently under partly covered skies with no breezes to note here in Wildwood.  It's calm and quiet with the island birds everywhere making their presence known.  I'm enjoying their morning chatter as I can also smell the briny goodness of the sea air as I type.  I have the porch window cracked open ever so slightly allowing the outside in.  I may be closing that window later this morning though as there's the possibility of rain in the morning forecast (50% chance).  Rain showers are posted for later this morning / early afternoon with temps in the mid-upper 60s.  It won't be a washout as Ms Sun's in today's mix too.  It looks like a partly sunny / partly day.  Winds will be first out of the West at 10-15mph, then shift from the W-SW and then tonight... S-SW.   Tonight... partly cloudy with temps where they are now - mid-50s with those S-SW winds at 5-10mph.    Tomorrow looks like a repeat of today with the chance (30%) of a passing shower or thunderstorm early evening.  The weekend's looking eh... 50-50.  There's a Full Moon this weekend on Saturday as it's looking like a partly sunny, mild day.  Sunday's looking cloudier with the possibility of rain showers.
High tide:6:35a.m.
Low tide:12:35p.m.
Ocean temp: 57°
Sunrise: 5:44a.m.
Sunset: 8:07p.m.