Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Lovely Winter's Day

Mornin'!  It's 40° in Wildwood NJ.  It's breezy creating a bit of a windchill (32°) with S-SW winds at 15-20mph.  The sky is mostly clear with some beautiful, colorful cloud cover along the horizon creating a picturesque seascape.  It'll be a partly sunny day with temps just about tapping 50° with stiff S-SW winds sticking around at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tonight... overcast with temps down to where they are now (38° to 40°).  Those SW winds will be around tonight too... 10-20mph.  It'll mostly likely rain throughout the overnight. Tomorrow... waking to rain and snowy mix in the morning transitioning to snow showers by afternoon.  Temps will begin in the low-40s but fall into the low-30s.  Let's not forget the winds... N-NW at 10-20mph +gusting.  This next storm or weather systems is (at this time) skimming us Friday night into Saturday morning.  I don't have a handle on this one just yet.  Right now, it's looking like a dusting to barely an inch if that.  Get outside and enjoy some of today's weather... even though blustery, it'll be the warmest we've had in awhile!
High Tide: 8:34AM
Low Tide: 2:57PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:13AM
Sunset: 5:08PM
Moonrise: 6:45PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,014,702
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 31,170
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 20,014
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 267

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Winds Still Checked In

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly clear (leftover clouds along the horizon) with Ms Sun ready to shine.  Breezes are stiff out of the W-NW at 20-25mph.  It feels like 24°.  That ol' "wolf" full moon is still up and has begun its descent. There's going to be a mix of sun and clouds today with gusty winds.  Temps will be in the upper 30s with W-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... clear to partly cloudy with a low of 32° and W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... intervals of clouds and sun with temps in the upper 40s and S-SW winds at 15-25mph.  There's another Nor'easter heading this way Friday afternoon into Saturday afternoon.  It'll be cold enough that we could get an ice storm (I hope not) or several inches of the white stuff.  All eyes are on this next one. Wonder what homemade soup is up next? 
High Tide: 7:59AM
Low Tide: 2:20PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:13AM
Sunset: 5:07PM
Moonrise: 5:42PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,003,580
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 31,120
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,919
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Day - First Full Moon Of The Year With Gales Warnings Posted

Mornin'!  Happy Martin Luther King day!  The holiday weekend continues.  There's a Full moon today and the tides are swollen.  In some of the webcams, the ocean is almost at the boardwalk!  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill is 25° thanks to the SW winds at 25-30mph.  We hit homers in the weather department.  No wind damage. No power outtages.  No snow.  No ice.  No flooding.  Couldn't be more grateful.  Although, it was pretty scary at times.  The winds were extreme and relentless making for a disruptive night of trying to sleep.  I kept getting up and looking out the windows for flooding or wind damage.  We're good to go!
It's currently partly sunny with heavy cloud cover moving frantically (thanks to the winds) over Ms Sun then, passing her by and allowing bright sunshine in the windows.  One moment, the house is aglow in sunshine and the next minute gray, darkness comes over the neighborhood and my living room.  Expect a partly cloudy, windy day with a high of 42°.  Winds will be out of the W-SW at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tonight... variable cloudiness and still windy (W-NW at 20-30mph) with temps in the low 30s.  Tomorrow... cloudy from time to time and still windy.  Temps will be in the upper 30s with W-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.
High Tide: 7:23AM and 7:54PM
Low Tide: 1:41PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:14AM
Sunset: 5:05PM
Moonrise: 4:41PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,994,505
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 31,089
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,836
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Izzy and the Full Moon are almost here!

Today's Wildwood Crest Webcam Shot

Mornin'!  It's 18° in Wildwood NJ.  Feels like 8° with the windchill.  Breezes are out of the NE at 10-15mph.  We're under somewhat clear skies as Ms Sun rose about a half hour ago but there's thick cloud at the horizon and is blocking her rays.  The clouds will allow her a little shine time this morning but sometime this afternoon, Winter Storm Izzy's going to have its way with us.  This winter Nor'easter is in Virginia at the moment heading this way.  This is what's going to happen... clouds take over, winds will ramp up, then the moisture (rain, ice or snow) begins and remains to be seen.  These current icy temps are supposed to rise into the mid-upper 40s by this afternoon.  I'm thinking it'll be only a rain event for our Jersey coast.  The E-NE winds will ramp up to 20-30mph +gusting (possibly 40-50mph) which is my concern.  Hopefully, we'll make it through without wind damage or power outages.  Tonight... winds will still be doing havoc along with steady rain into the overnight as temps drop into the mid-30s.  Be careful tonight with all the rain and those temperatures dropping as it could get icy.  Tonight's winds will change direction (SE) at 25-35mph +major gusting.  Rainfall could possibly be over an inch giving the island those tidal (full moon) flooding concerns for sure.  Be aware of the high tides.  Tomorrow... is the Full Moon and will be partly cloudy and windy day with those gusty winds (W-SW 25-35mph +gusting), temps in the low-40s.  Be safe out there!
High Tide: 6:45AM and 7:15PM
Low Tide: 12:59PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:14AM
Sunset: 5:04PM
Moonrise: 3:44PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,979,057
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 31,079
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,711
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Winter Storm Izzy And Martin Luther King Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 19° in Wildwood NJ.  The winds are out of the North at 10-15mph making it feel like 5°.  In Philly its 13° with a -5° windchill!  Thank goodness for the 42° ocean temp keeping us nice and warm.  Ms Sun's also keeping us warm.  She's up and shining brightly over the island.  The harbor's got some frozen edges on it although it's still moving with no ice sheen yet.  This sunshine isn't going to last as the clouds-are-a-coming.  Expect a cloudy day with a high of 29° (windchill of 17°) and those icy North winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps around 20° (windchill of 13°) and N-NE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... Izzy checks in with very windy conditions and rain developing in the late afternoon.  Temps will be balmy at 45° (feeling like 34°) and E-NE at 25-35mph +gusting.  Chance of rain is 90%.  Remember, the Full Moon is Monday so keep aware of high tides as tidal flooding is a very good possibility with the stormy holiday weekend.  Monday... rain ending in the early morning, high of 43°, mostly cloudy and still very windy.  At this time, it looks like we're skipping the snowfall unlike Philly (a dusting to 2").  We all have the potential for sleet and freezing rain Sunday into Monday depending on the temps dropping (32° could bring icy conditions) so be careful out there.  Today's Polar Bear Plunge into the ocean is still on schedule at 1pm at the Montgomery Beach in Wildwood NJ.  Good luck everyone.  
High tide: 6:33PM
Low tide: 12:16PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:03PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,962,198
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,959
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,574
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266

Friday, January 14, 2022

Partly Sunny and Breezy Friday

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Feels like 30° with the windchill from the North winds at 15-20mph.  We've got gray skies with only cloud cover and no sunshine this first half of the morning.  Expect a partly sunny day today as clouds clear out a bit.  Temps will get into the upper 40s again with N-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... clear and cold, temps dropping into the teens with N-NW winds at 15-25mph creating a windchill in single digits.  Tomorrow... a mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies in the afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 20s with and windchill of 16° from those North winds at 10-20mph.  So, lets talk about this Holiday weekend's Nor'easter "Izzy"... the weather folk are still trying to get a handle on its direction and so far, our Coast is looking like a rain and wind event.  It's during the Full Moon which is Monday.  Sometime in the late afternoon Sunday, this extremely windy storm will be in charge of the island's erosion and flooding with rain and blustery winds continuing right into the late morning Monday.  There will be tidal flooding so keep abreast of Tide Times and be aware of low lying areas and where you drive and park your vehicle.  I have yet to hear that tomorrow's Polar Bear Plunge has been postponed.  Hubby says "They won't postpone that one".  So, I'm guessing there will be many folk with bathing suits on the beach tomorrow at mid-day jumping up and down during the countdown to run into the ocean while the air is icy cold.  And, today marks 1 year that our little Freddy has left us.  Today's blog is for him as we continue to hold him close to our hearts and adjust to the quiet this home has become this past year. 
High Tide: 5:47PM
Low Tide: 11:31AM
Ocean Temp: 43°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:02PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,939,089
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,853
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,369
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 265

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Mix Of Sun and Clouds Today

Winter Dunes - Wildwood Crest
Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear skies with Ms Sun due to cross the horizon with some clouds guiding her in.  Winds are out of the West at 1-3mph and there's no windchill this morning!  The skies will become partly gray later this morning as clouds roll on through.  Then, it'll become partly sunny day today with temps going into the mid-40s.  Winds will remain light and variable.  Tonight... cloud cover increases as it'll become mostly cloudy, low of 38° and N-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny and a high of 47°.  North winds will be checking in at 15-25mph with higher wind gusts possible making it feel much colder.  Saturday... still looks cold and brutal for the bathing suit laden folk at the Polar Plunge with a high of 25° and a windchill of 16° due to the winds (N-NW at 15-18mph).  Don't expect any sun either.  Sunday... beginning with partly clear skies with a rainy Nor'easter (Winter Storm "Izzy") coming in during the evening, overnight and into Monday with temps in the low-40s.  The Full Moon is Monday and the high tides will have to be reckoned with.  You might want to keep the wellies close at hand for Izzy. 
High tide: 5:14PM
Low tide: 11:11AM
Ocean temp: 43°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:01PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,915,417
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,737
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,185
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 261