Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sunny but Cold

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 26° though with that ol' windchill.  Winds are currently out of the N-NE at 20-25mph.  It's clear and Ms Sun is up as she'll be shining down today with plenty of sunshine and clear skies.  Temps will rise into the mid-40s with windchills of upper 30s as N-NE winds stay checked in at 15-20mph.  Tonight.. clear, upper 30s and N-NE winds at 5-9mph.  Tomorrow... a repeat of today.
High tide:1:14p.m.
Low tide: 6:43a.m. and 6:53p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunset: 7:18p.m.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Gray Monday

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and gray with very light breezes out of the N-NE at 2-4mph. It's quiet with only the sound of the waves roaring onto the beach from the other side of the island.  The sky is brightening along the horizon and I'm thinking we may see peeks of Ms Sun through the cloud cover any moment now.  The forecast is a gray day and start to the day week as there's a 40% chance of showers beginning later this afternoon with temps just about hitting 50°.  NW winds at 5-10mph will become NE by the afternoon.  Tonight... showers likely (70% chance) with temps in the mid-upper 30s.  NE winds at 13-18mph will be in the night time mix.  Tomorrow... partly sunny and breezy.
High tide:12:20p.m.
Low tide:6:03p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunset:7:18p.m.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunshine Early Followed By A Cloudy Afternoon

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and calm with hardly a breeze at the moment (North 2-4mph).  What a difference a day makes!  It'll be a mostly sunny morning as temps climb up into the low-50s today.  Winds will commence after mid-day at 10-13mph out of the S-SW.  Clouds drift over us this afternoon too as it'll become a mostly cloudy afternoon and evening.  Tonight... temps in the mid-40s with S-SW breezes at 11-16mph.  Tomorrow... a cloudy start to the week with tomorrow evening possibly having rain showers (60% chance). 
High tide:11:28a.m.
Low tide:5:17p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise:6:54a.m.
Sunset:7:17p.m.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Partly Sunny Saturday

Enjoying dinner on the beach at Sunset - Key West on an April evening
Mornin'!  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill is 25° due to the W-NW winds at 25-35mph.  March is doing its thing... brutality in the weather department!  It feels like a freezing winters morning out there even with Ms Sun already shining down.  It'll be mostly sunny today with temperatures in the upper 40s and feeling like the upper 30s with the W-NW winds (20-30mph+gusting).  Tonight... clear, mid-30s with the winds simmered down at 13-18mph out of the W-NW.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy, temps in the low 50s with W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  March weather isn't going anywhere.  90 days until Summer!  2 weeks from today... Key West!
High tide:10:36a.m.
Low tide:4:34p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunset:7:16p.m.

Friday, March 22, 2019

March Is Here!

Mornin'!  It's 44° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with winds out of the W-NW at 20-25mph +gusting.  The winds are what woke me as they're sounding much like a speeding train hauling ass down the street.  It's making those light rains feel like stinging pellets.  My hubby can vouch for that as he just took off after an empty milk gallon container from someone's recycle bin before it hit the harbor!  One more save for the plastics in the ocean.  March is here making its presence known that's for sure.  The blustery winds will continue today through tomorrow.  Things simmer down by Sunday.  Expect early rain showers as it'll be partly cloudy today with temps just about tapping the 50° mark.  Winds will be out of the W-NW at 28-40mph +gusting.  Tonight... blustery, cloudy and a 30% chance of a passing shower around dinner time, low-40s, W-NW winds at 25-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun's back along with the gusty winds that have decided to stay checked in as well as much colder temps.  Sunday... sunny, calmer winds and temps back in the upper 40s.
High Tide:9:46a.m.
Low Tide:3:50p.m.
Ocean Temp: 41°
Sunrise:6:57a.m.
Sunset:7:15p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Crapola Thursday

Throwback Thursday
Me on Wildwood beach - circa 1955
Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining.  It's breezy... E-SE at 15-20mph.  It's noisy... the breezes howling along with the ocean's roar is loud and clear this early morn (and that's inside the house).  No sunrise today.  There was no full moonrise last evening either due to the cloud cover.  It began raining even before turning in last night. For today... expect a raw and rainy day down the Shore as all forecasts are reporting 100% chance of rain with stiff winds out of the E-SE at 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps will be in the upper 40s.  Tonight... rain likely (70% chance) with temps in the low 40s and SE winds shifting to the W-SW at 20-30mph +gusting.  Doubt if we'll have a moonrise tonight either.  It'll be a crapola day and evening for sure.  We'll probably see tidal flooding due to the rains along with that Super Moon's leftover gravitational pull.  Remember... don't drive through salty, corrosive flood waters!  The weekend's looking like typical March weather with partly sunny skies and very blustery winds making the wind chill (mid-upper 20s) go right through you.
High tide:8:57a.m. and 9:27p.m.
Low tide:3:04p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunrise:6:59a.m.
Sunset:7:14p.m.
Moonrise:8:05p.m.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Vernal Equinox - Super Moon

North Wildwood - Hereford Lighthouse Garden
Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear as Ms Sun just rose over the ocean's horizon.  It's quiet and still as there are no breezes to note at the moment.  It's cold and crisp and briny with another frosty morning (there's frost layered on everything).  It's Spring!  Happy Spring!  It'll be a lovely, cold, Spring day with a mix of clouds and sun and breezes out of the E at 9-12mph with temps in the low-mid 40s.  Tonight... clouds roll in (hopefully not before the moonrise later) as temps stay in the low-40s with breezes out of the East at 7-9mph.  Tomorrow... rainy and raw.  The weekend... looks so far so good with breezy sunshine and 40° temps.
So, there are some celebrated things going on today as it's a special day throughout the world.  It's the Spring Equinox which basically means Day and Night are just about the same length.  Thus, "Equinox" means "equal".  Also, the center of the Sun is directly above the earth's equator today. It usually happens this day (or near it 3/19, 3/20, 3/21) of March.  It's the first time since 1981 that the Full Moon and Spring Equinox happen on the same day.  This Full Moon is known as the Super Moon as tonight's moon will appear larger than usual since its proximity to earth is closer than normal.  The moon actually becomes "full" at 9:43p.m. tonight and Spring's officially here at 5:58p.m. tonight.  Let's all celebrate the dark half of the year passing!  Get out and ready those gardens and summon those seeds to be planted as the earth becomes warmer and brighter.
High tide:5:08p.m.
Low tide:2:17p.m.
Ocean temp: 41°
Sunrise:7:01a.m.
Sunset:7:13p.m.
Moonrise:6:53p.m.