Thursday, April 19, 2018

Gale Warnings Posted Today

Mornin'!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  This one's a bit early due to waking early for no apparent reason.  We're under thick cloud cover this early morning with breezes out of the East at 10-15mph.  The ocean's roar is loud and clear when stepping out the back door onto the porch.  It's neat how the clouds insulate that sound so well.  Today's weather will be a mix of things.  It'll be mostly cloudy as we'll be lucky to see peeks of sun.  My guess is we will see Ms Sun somehow get through the cloud cover off and on.  You never know...these heavy clouds can be pushed aside from time to time by the winds and sun and we can only hope.  Temps will barely tap 50° with breezes coming over the island first from the West, then W-NW, then NW as a gale warning is posted from 2p.m. this afternoon until tomorrow morning.  Winds will ramp up this afternoon at 25-30mph out of the NW and give us some leftover March ambiance.  There's also a 20% chance of a shower today. It's definitely sweater-weather.  Tonight...partly cloudy and windy (NW 20-30mph) with temps in the low 40s.  Tomorrow looks like a sunny, but a blustery day with tad warmer temps. The weekend...sunny and much calmer breezes with temps still barely tapping 50°.
High tide:11:20a.m.
Low tide:5:02p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunrise:6:15a.m.
Sunset:7:42p.m.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring's Back (I think)

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are very light out of the N-NW at 4-6mph.  It feels like we're getting some peeks of Winter rather than those warmish Spring mornings that we've been recently experiencing.  No frost out there but it feels like there could be with that wintry bite in the air. At least the birds are chirping and making it sound a bit Spring-like. The seagulls are in the distance too squawking and laughing making those seashore/island sounds. It smells nice with that briny fragrance of the sea in the air.  Ms Sun's up as she just rose only minutes ago.  It'll be a pleasant Spring day with plenty of sunshine and temps in the mid-upper 50s.  Breezes will be out of the West at 13-16mph. Tonight...some clouds filter in as temps drop down into the low-mid 40s with breezes out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...pretty much the same as today with a bit more clouds and breezes in the mix.  As for the weekend...so far it's looking dry but mostly cloudy on Saturday and sunny and pleasant for Sunday.

High tide:10:28a.m.
Low tide:4:17p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:7:41p.m.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Some Sun / Some Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  I woke to the sun shining through the cracks of my dark curtains this morning. Man, that was a good feeling after what seems like many mornings of dark, gray, cloud cover.  Today though...sun breaking through, yet feeling cold and crisp but with hardly a breeze (N-NW 6-8mph).  There's cloud cover out there but at the moment, Ms Sun is stealing the show.  It'll be a mostly sunny day with temps tapping 50° and breezes ramping up out of the West at 18-24mph.  Clouds begin to take over this afternoon.  No rain is expected.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low 40s and breezes out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow...even more sunshine with less cloud cover than today with temps around 10° warmer than what they'll be today!  It's coming!  It's coming!
High tide:9:41a.m.
Low tide:3:36p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunset:7:40p.m
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Miserable Monday

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got some crazy, crapola weather happening out there.  It's been happening since yesterday and will continue to be all day into tomorrow.  First off...it's raining...heavily at the moment.  No flooding or flood sirens yet but I'm sure we'll hear them like we did last night. It was a rough wet-windy weather day here yesterday beginning in the afternoon and continuing right to the moment.  High tide is in a few hours (9a.m.) so be aware if you're traversing around the islands. Using New Jersey Avenue is always your best bet when trying to avoid flood waters.  Also, keep in mind Wildwood's entrance to the island at Rio Grande Avenue floods all the time and subsequently it's at the base of the bridge.  So, getting on and off the island...you guessed it...can be a no-go as it gets closed off and you're s#%@ out of luck trying to enter or exit the island when it's one of those days like today.  North Wildwood's entrance/exit is the way to go.  Anyway...we're hunkered down and listening to what's happening out there as we're currently in the midst of a heavy, driving downpour and add to that the incredible S-SE winds at 30-35mph +gusting and you have yourself a "Hazardous Weather", "Coastal Flood Warning" and "A Special Marine Warning" posted.  It's actually very intense at the moment.  Today...expect periodic showers and possible thunderstorms with heavy winds.  Some storms could be severe as those winds (hopefully) calming down sometime later today (late afternoon/early evening) will be from the SW at 20-25mph.  Wind gusts could be as high as 45mph today so batten down the hatches.  It'll feel cold as temps are expected to drop to the upper 40s.  There was one forecast which posted "peeks of sun" throughout the day as this storm breaks apart driving itself North.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with rain showers off and on as temps drop even more...low 40s with winds simmering down out of the West at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...20% chance of rain with some clearing and some peeks of sun.  Temps will be in the upper 40s / low 50s.
High tide:8:59a.m. and 9:12p.m.
Low tide:2:54p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunrise:6:19a.m.
Sunset:7:39p.m.
FOOTNOTE: It's 11:30a.m. and there's nothing but blue sky and sunshine.  It appears the storm has passed!  It is still chilly (54°) and very windy.  I intend to continue to check the doppler if those dark clouds return but for now...not a cloud in the sky!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Stormy Sunday



Mornin'!  I've always had a fascination with the ocean liner... Titantic and this date brings the story back of it's sinking in the Atlantic 106 years ago. Over 1500 souls were taken in that horrific tragedy. The ocean temp was 28°.  I try to imagine but I can't.
It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and windy (E-NE at 17-23mph) and already feels cold and raw out there. No rain yet.  Expect patchy fog and drizzle with a chance of rain showers this morning.  Steady, soaking rain is on today's weather menu (60% chance) with temps barely tapping 50°.  The winds will be out of the NE at 20-25mph.  Tonight...upper 40s / low 50s with rain (80% chance) and possibly heavy rainfall and damaging winds.  We could even see a thunderstorm. This weather system stays here throughout tomorrow, unfortunately.  The New Moon is today...remember those higher than usual tides.  And, as for homemade soup...I got some lovely peppers in (yellow, orange, green, red) for some roasted pepper soup today!
High tide:8:18a.m.
Low tide:2:13p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunrise:6:20a.m.
Sunset:7:38p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pleasant Spring Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear with Ms Sun rising over the horizon as I type.  Breezes are light out of the SW at 12-18mph.  It'll be a pleasant Spring day here along the coast.  Expect plenty of sunshine with temps heading into the low-mid 60s with a bit of a breezy day with winds from the S-SW at 18-20mph.  Tonight...increasing clouds with temps in the low 50s and breezes out of the SE at 18-22mph.  The rain will be checking in on the overnight with winds ramping up and temps dropping.  After today's weather pleasantries, tomorrow's going to feel miserable...wet, windy and what-the-hell. Just saying.
High tide:7:37a.m.
Low tide:1:32p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunrise:6:22a.m.
Sunset:7:37p.m.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday the 13th

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under some cloud cover at the moment but they should be completely out of here by later this morning.  No breezes or winds to note unlike yesterday afternoon and last night which were rip-roaring.  Happy Friday the 13th!  It's the first of 2 this year...next one's in July. Sometimes there are 3 per year.  Just an FYI for those who worry themselves sick over the dire possibilities of what today's date unleashes as it's thought to be cursed somehow.  As for weather...it seems that today won't be jinxed at all.  Maybe a bit breezy but it'll be a lovely Spring day here down the Shore.  Expect plenty of sunshine with temps in the mid-upper 60s and breezes out of the SW at 15-18mph.  Tonight...a little breezier (S-SW at 18-20mph) with clear skies and temps right around where they are now...mid 50s.  Tomorrow...sunny with temps in the low-60s and breezes out of the South at 18-20mph.  Sunday..."a homemade soup kind of day" with clouds, rains, winds, raw and chilly with a high of 50°.  Tomorrow's the New Moon so keep aware of tidewater which will be considerably higher than normal and that includes Sunday with rain added to that tidewater.  Oh...here's some weather news from yesterday...The World Meteorological Organization announced that due to death and destruction these 4 names have been retired from the Hurricane Name List...Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.  There's a 6 year rotating list of names used for Hurricanes and those 4 are off the list forever.  The replacement names will be Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel.
High tide:6:54a.m. and 7:18p.m.
Low tide:12:50p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise:6:23a.m.
Sunset:7:36p.m.