Sunday, March 16, 2014

Full "Worm" Moon - March Snow Storm

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood.  The sky is partially clear as the sun's trying it's best to shine amongst these Sunday morning clouds.  It'll be a partly cloudy/partly sunny Sunday as some serious cloud cover filters in later this afternoon.  Gonna be a cold one as temps may or may not hit the 40° mark. Shall we talk winds?  March winds?  Not too bad at the the ocean at 10-15mph and by this evening they'll shift from the NE at 20-30mph +gusting bringing along some moisture (wintry mix initally).  100% chance of precipitation by late tonight as a March Snowstorm is heading right for the island. It'll get down into the 20s as this storm begins around bedtime.  It'll snow all night and into the morning (4-6-8" forecasted).  It's a Full Moon (more at the bottom of the blog) today so whatever moisture we get, the tides will be affected and be more predominate filling the beaches, bays, marshes and streets with sea water.  I'd go with Snow boots rather than Wellies this time though.  Guess we should enjoy this dumping of the white as it very well could be the last snowfall until next Winter!!!  We can only hope!  4 days until Spring!
High tide:8:35a.m.
Low tide:2:38p.m
Ocean temp:39°
March Moon Names: Full Worm Moon -As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter. (

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