Tuesday, June 30, 2015

See Ya Next Year June!

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood.  We've got us some cloud cover with light breezes out of the S-SE as Ms Sun's trying to brighten things up by getting through those clouds and shine down on us this last day of June.  It's nice outside.  We'll have a mix of clouds and sun today with a stray shower and/or thunderstorm possible today (30% chance).  Temps will tap 80° as breezes remain out of the S-SE at 15-20mph.  Tonight...more clouds and more of a chance of a shower (60% chance). Temps will drop back into the 70s as winds remain out of the S-SE ramped up a bit at 19-27mph.  All forecasts are saying clouds with those chances of rain and/or thunderstorms right up until Saturday.  Keep your eye on the sky! And, later June!
High tide:7:18a.m.
Low tide:1:05p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
Moon Rise:7:04p.m.(Full Moon's tomorrow)

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Winner

Mornin'!  It's 66° in beautiful Wildwood.  Ms Sun's up and shining down with not a cloud in the sky.  No breezes blowing.  The seagulls are laughing happily in the neighborhood.  It's a lovely morn down the shore.  It'll be a beauty today with sun pouring down and breezes out of the West at 5-10mph as temps climb up to the upper 70s/low 80s.  Tonight...clear and cool (mid 60s) with breezes light and variable.  Tomorrow looks almost the same other than clouds drifting in creating that ol' possibility of a shower and/or thunderstorm. Today's a winner though! Oh...the Full Moon is Wednesday (the 1st of July), so you may be seeing higher and lower tides (streets have begun to flood a bit) so don't take on that tide water!
High tide:6:29a.m. and 6:54p.m.
Low tide:12:17p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
Some Portuguese man-of-wars washed up on the southern New Jersey shore in the past week, including ones in Ocean City and Stone Harbor over the weekend.A woman found the animal on an Ocean City beach near the last lifeguard station around 59th Street on Sunday.She put sticks and shells around the man-of-war and labeled it as a warning to others on the beach.The man-of-war can pack a highly toxic and painful sting that in some cases can be life-threatening. It has tentacles that can grow as long as 30 feet.Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Bruenig said he believes only one man-of-war washed ashore Sunday."We're not sounding the alarm yet," he said. "Obviously we're going to monitor the situation and hopefully it doesn't turn into an epidemic."Beach-goers who find man-of-wars should not touch them or pick them up, as even dead ones can still sting. Instead they should notify lifeguards who will dispose of them.Beachgoers also discovered one of the dangerous creatures in Stone Harbor Sunday.The first reported sighting was last week in Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island and more have been found throughout southern New Jersey's coastline.Surf City Councilman Peter Hartney says more than two dozen man-of-wars have washed up on his town's beaches.Experts say the species is typically found in warm water and could have rode Gulf Stream currents up from Florida, where they are common.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tropical Island

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood.  We're in the tropics.  It's raining at a good steady clip as I type.  It's a bit heavy on the downpour this morning.  When I peer out the window my eyes are drawn to across the street and it looks like fog.  We're getting some more soaking here on the island.  And, after yesterday's rains and mist...we're talking major hydration.  It's supposed to turn out nice as the day progresses...clouds checking out, Ms Sun checking in, breezes out of the W-SW by midday (15-25mph +gusting) as temps tap the 80s.  Tonight...mostly clear skies with temps in the low-mid 60s and winds coming from the Westerly direction (10-20mph).  Monday and Tuesday are looking like some perfect summer tropical weather days!
High tide:11:30a.m.
Low tide:6:07p.m.
Ocean temp:74°

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Looking "Eh"

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood.  Ms Sun's up but covered over and losing the battle for her rays to be shining down on us this morning.  It's bright but gray and cloudy as the winds are beginning to pick up.  We're supposed to have a rainy, thunderstorm kinda day (some storms could be severe).  So far so good though as it dry and cloudy and breezy as I type.  Temps will get up into the mid 70s as winds will begin out of the E-SE at 26-30mph and by this evening switch a bit from the S-SE at 26-39mph.  Chance of rain today and tonight...90%.  Tomorrow...the better of the weekend as Ms Sun should be returning tomorrow with temps in the low 80s and breezes out of the West at 10-20mph.  Monday's looking perfect...of course I'll be returning to an office!
High tide:5:18p.m.
Low tide:10:43a.m.
Ocean temp:74°

Friday, June 26, 2015

Gray skies

Mornin'!  It's 68° in overcast Wildwood.  The clouds are the main attraction this morning.  It's dry at the moment after some nice thunderstorms on the overnight.  We got a nice watering and everything seems heavy with moisture. There's a very light breeze wifting (wafting) over the island (E-SE 5-8mph).  It looks like some scattered morning showers are on their way. Today seems to be a mostly cloudy day with 50% chance of showers with temps in the mid 70s.  We could get a peek or two of Ms Sun by this afternoon.  Winds will stay mostly out of the East (9-11mph).  Tonight...more rain likely as it'll still be mostly cloudy as temps head back into the upper 60s.  The weekend's still looking mostly rainy.  We may see some clearing and drying out by Sunday afternoon as the winds will be the main attraction. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday look pretty decent...mostly sunny and warm!
High tide:4:27p.m.
Low tide:9:54a.m.
Ocean temp:74°

Thursday, June 25, 2015

50 - 50

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood.  Ms Sun's doing a really nice job painting the morning sky.  It's just beautiful at the horizon with the shades of pastels being painted as I type.  It's a lovely morn with no humidity, no breezes, no threatening sky...just down the shore loveliness.  It'll be a fairly nice one today as it'll be partly sunny with increasing cloud as temps in the low-mid 80s.  Breezes will be off the ocean (E-SE 8-10mph).  There is a slight possibility of a stray thunderstorm...have to put that out there.  Tonight...more clouds roll in as temps drop back into the 70s.  Breezes will be out of the South at17-22mph bringing rain showers and/or thunderstorms for the late night / overnight (85% chance).  I'm sorry to say that the rain may be staying checked in throughout the weekend as we wake to showers tomorrow, Saturday and even Sunday.  Boo.
High tide:3:38p.m.
Low tide:9:02a.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Calm after the Storm

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood.  We're back to normal after quite a show from Mother Nature last night.  Just amazing what happens when she steps up to the plate.  No cell phone service yet this morning either (perhaps a phone tower is laying down somewhere).  Some mainland towns got hammered and I mean cars overturned along with tornado-like damage.  We (entire county and island) were without power for an hour or more early last evening but Wildwood came out totally unscathed (except for those stuck on amusement rides and elevators as they're probably still traumatized).  It's quiet and a bit overcast (Ms Sun's on her way) this early morn with humidity low and the sea air refreshing.  It'll be nice today with temps just tapping 80° and breezes out of the NW at 5-10mph.  Tonight...clear and down to mid-upper 60s with breezes still out of the W-NW at 5-10mph.  I'm sorry to be the bearer of not so great weather news but all forecasts are saying chance of rain beginning Thursday night into Sunday morning.  That sucks. 
High tide:2:51p.m.
Low tide:8:09a.m.
Ocean temp:72°


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer's Gonna Ramp Up Today

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood.  Ms Sun's up and shining through the summer haze. It'll be a hot one today as temps get into the 90s.  Winds are coming off the ocean now at a nice refreshing clip but will switch to SW at 16-19mph. We'll have a mix of clouds and sun today as a threat of severe thunderstorms is posted in every forecast I've checked...mostly this afternoon and these storms could bring the damaging winds right along with them.  Tonight...partly clear with more scattered thunderstorms in the area are possible. Temps will get down into the upper 60s/low 70s tonight.  Keep your eye on the sky (or doppler).
High tide:2:06p.m.
Low tide:7:19a.m. / 7:40p.m.
Rip Currents: low-moderate
Ocean temp:72°

Monday, June 22, 2015

Nice Start To Summer

Mornin'!  Happy Summer!  It's 75° in sunny Wildwood.  It's clear and sunny and warm on this summer morn.  Temps are heading to the upper 80s today (maybe tapping 90°).  Breezes are out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  No rain in sight as it's looking like a fine beach day.  Tonight...a few passing clouds with temps back down into the mid 70's with breezes switching from the S-SW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow...pretty much the same but even warmer...low 90s.  Wednesday...sunny warmth continues but back in the 80s.  Beach days abound!
High tide:1:20p.m.
Low tide:6:34a.m. and 6:44p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Well Well Well - "Welcome Summer"

Mornin'!  It's official... Summer's here! We're in it now. It feels it too as we've got some tropical weather going on.  It's 75° at 8o'clock in the morning. We're one of the "highs" on the New Jersey weather chart!  I can remember waking in tropical Key West an the porch thermometer there said 75° in the early morn.  We had our share of tropical storm Bill on the overnight right into the early morning today and everything's watered to the max.  All the window screens are soaked with the windows steamed up.  Thank goodness for air conditioning.  Today's summer forecast is warm and humid (98% humidity).  Temps are getting up into the upper 80s maybe tapping 90° with lots of moisture in the air (73% dew point). We're supposed to be getting another round of thunderstorms in a couple of hours.  So, chance of thunderstorms this morning into this afternoon (60% chance) with breezes out of West at 18-21mph.  Later this afternoon... Ms Sun's shining along with some cloud cover as we heat up.  Tonight... cloudy with a 30% chance of rain before midnight with West breezes at 10-12mph as temps head back into the 70s.  Tomorrow and Tuesday look sunny (and hot)! Welcome Summer!
High tide: 12:33p.m.
Low tide:5:56p.m.
Ocean temp:71°
Sunset: 8:20p.m.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Last of Spring

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood.  It's currently on the warmish side with thick humidity and clouds laying low.  Seems there's a fine mist on everything outside. No breezes as everything's very still. The forecasts (including local) are all over the place.  By the looks of things...no sun as previously forecasted as the clouds appear pretty thick.  All weather forecasts are pointing to a mostly gray day with 80% chance of spotty showers and/or thunderstorms. One says the wetness begins by noon, another says we could see a heavy shower this morning, another says this morning will be mostly dry with a spot shower or two late this afternoon before the very wet main event of Tropical Storm Bill begins tonight, overnight and continuing into tomorrow.  Everyone's all over the place but no one is saying what they were that... "Saturday will be mostly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms at night."  It appears that those 60-80% chance of showers has been now extended into Saturday.  Tomorrow's stormy weather may move out of here earlier than first reported and it could be gone by Sunday afternoon when Ms Sun will begin to peek in.  This last day of Spring seems very sketchy.  I'm not a fan of 4 different forecasts all reporting something different.  But it is what it is...you know the drill... keep your eye on the sky!  See ya next year Spring!
High tide:11:45a.m.
Low tide:5:13p.m.
Ocean temp:67°

Friday, June 19, 2015

Spring's winding down

The beautiful Sunset Lake - Wildwood Crest
Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood.  It's beginning to clear and dry out after some intense thunderstorms overnight.  Once again the garden is watered!  It'll be warm and mostly sunny as clouds are also in the mix a bit today.  Temps will be in the mid-80s with breezes off the land (N-NW) at 13-15mph...a warm one today!  Tonight...mostly cloudy and down to around 69° with breezes light and variable.  The weekend...eh.  Tomorrow still looks the better of the two days...mix of clouds and sun with a stray thunderstorm possible.  Sunday (The 1st Day of Summer)...90% chance of rain. So far... Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday look decent if you're headed this way.
High tide:10:56a.m.
Low tide:4:31p.m.
Ocean temp:67°

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In the words of Supertramp... "It's Raining Again"

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood.  It's raining.  Lightly.  There's also a breeze out of the SE at 10-20mph.  All windows are cracked opened about an inch and it's still comfortable in the house. We've got some marsh aroma outside this morning (one of my favorites) as everything's being watered very nicely.  Rains will continue throughout the day (60% chance).  But, there's also a chance of Ms Sun peeking out later this afternoon but expect some scattered showers/thunderstorms tonight (50%  chance).  Temps will get up into the low-mid 70s today and drop back down into the upper 60s tonight. Tomorrow's looking like it's warming up again with Ms Sun shining between some cloud cover.  As for the weekend (Summer)... it's looking like Saturday will now be the nicer of the two days.  Whatever.
High tide: 10:07a.m
Low tide:3:48p.m.
Ocean temp:69°

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nice Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood.  Ms. Sun's up and shining brightly.  It's clear with the humidity checked out.  The breezes are light and variable out of the NE at 4-6mph.  It'll be a lovely day down the shore with sun shining and temps in the low 80s with breezes out of the NE at 10-20mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy with a chance of a shower on the overnight (60%).  Temps will be down into the mid 60s with E-SE seabreezes at 5-10mph.  Could be waking to rain in the morning as rain showers are due up tomorrow and Friday. The weekend's looking like a 50-50 one again with Saturday being the nicer of the two days.
High tide:9:19a.m.
Low tide:3:03p.m.
Ocean temp:63°

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Moon Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 72 muggy degrees and smellin' very fishy outside this early morn.  It's hazy, warm and humid as we get underway.  Ms Sun's right in the mix as this haze (some areas have fog) will move aside for her warm up today. She's beginning to shine as I type.  It's going to be a slightly uncomfortable hot day as temps may tap 90°! It'll at least be in the upper 80s.We might be getting some rain for good measure as there's a 60% chance of a shower/thunderstorm this afternoon. Some storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Otherwise...partly sunny with a light west wind becoming southwest later all at 5-10mph.  Tonight...another chance of a thunderstorm as we'll have mostly clouds before clearing out on the late night/overnight. It's a New Moon today so the tides will be much higher and lower than normal. So today it's "keep your eyes on the sky and tides".  Oh...the weekend's looking a lot like today...warm and unsettled with a chance of this and a chance of that. 
High tide:8:31a.m.
Low tide:2:15p.m.
Ocean temp:62°
Summer:5 more days

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mostly Wet Monday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in damp, dark, dreary Wildwood.  Had us some rain and thunderstorms again during the night and although it's not raining now, there's thunder in the distance.  This morning's doppler over Wildwood is looking intense.  Storms are heading right in our direction as I type I'm hearing thunder in the distance. It's cloudy with dark ominous clouds at the moment. All forecasts say to expect thunder and lightning in the morning hours (100% chance).  The skies will be partly cloudy and by this afternoon possible peeks of sun.  Temps will be in the 80s today as winds whip in from the SW 12-15mph. Tonight...more scattered showers and possible thunder boomers with temps back down into the low 70s and winds out of the West at 12-14mph. Tomorrow looks like some more unsettled weather with those thunderstorms hanging around.  I'm so grateful for a wonderful weather weekend as it allowed us to enjoy 2 consecutive perfect beach days. That should sustain my spirit for a few days.
High tide:7:41a.m.
Low tide:1:26p.m.
Ocean temp:62°
New Moon (bigger tides):tomorrow

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Flag Day!

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood.  We kicked off this Sunday with some fairly intense thunderstorms.  Intense enough the pooch was jumping in bed with me around the 4a.m. hour.  It rained pretty good this morning but seems to be drying up quickly as Ms Sun's just staring those clouds away.  There will be a mix of clouds and sun today as humidity increases and temps get up around 80° with breezes off the ocean SE at 5-10mph.  There's a chance of that stray thunderstorm as well.  Tonight.... mostly cloudy with showers and/or thunderstorms (60% chance).  Breezes will remain out of the SE but more ramped up with temps back down into the upper 60s.  Tomorrow has that 60% chance of rain going on too!  Keep your eyes on the sky!
High tide:6:47a.m. and 7:11p.m.
Low tide:12:34p.m.
Ocean temp:64°
(New Moon is Tuesday so we're having much higher and lower tides)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Change is Good!

Dockside at Beach Creek Oyster Bar and Grill
Otten's Harbor - Winter of 2015
Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood.  It's a perfectly gorgeous summer morn.  By the way... summer's in one week! We've got sun, blue sky, a light breeze (NW 12-14mph) and birds chirping everywhere.  I just saw a heron sitting on my neighbor's roof.  A little on the tropical side this morning.  In fact just last night as hubby and I were having cocktails with music at one of our favorite dockside bars he turns and says, "Nice tropical breeze tonight huh"?  I realized right then and there for the first time this season that after a really harsh, arctic winter...our warm, summer, tropical season was right on our laps. It's a super nice feeling.  Anyway I'm happy to report today's weather has changed up a bit.  All week I kept seeing reports and forecasts of a partially rainy Saturday.  Not so much now.  We're going to have a mix of clouds and sun (no clouds at the moment) with a stray thunderstorm possible and my guess is it's due to the increased humidity and mid-upper 80° temps. Light breezes out of the NW will stay checked in until that late afternoon switch over (happens almost every day here in the summer) when the SE breezes cool us down a bit (low 70s tonight).  There will remain a chance of a stray thunderstorm tonight and into the overnight as well.  You know my motto... just keep your eye on the sky.  Tomorrow ...it still looks good with more clouds in the mix but hovering around the 80° mark as Sunday night has a 50% chance of rain coming over us.  Lots of activites going on this lovely weekend in Wildwood.  www.wildwoodsnj.com
High tide:6:19p.m.
Low tide:11:43a.m.
Ocean temp:64°
Today's photo was taken last night from dockside at Beach Creek Oyster Bar and Grill on Hand Ave. as you enter Wildwood at the foot of the George Redding Bridge.  It's a great dockside bar.  Another is Harpoon Henry's on Beach Dr. in Cape May and The Wharf on Burk Ave. in Wildwood.  There's more but these are a few of our most favorites if you like sunsets, music and a cocktail!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Another Summer Day!

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood.  It's feeling like a summer morning!  No air conditioner on here yet and if not for the light, cool, sea breeze blowing in the front windows, it would feel warm and muggy in the house.  It's beautiful on the back porch.  The sky is hazy as Ms Sun isn't quite the show stopper this early morn.  She's up there though and the sky is brightening with those early morning pastels.  There's mixed forecasts out there and I'm going with the hazy, warm and humid one which is much like yesterday and the day before.  There's a bit of clouds in the mix today with a 20% chance of a stray thunderstorm possible this afternoon as today's temps are high in the mid-upper 80s.  Winds are very light out of the South and will switch from the S-SW later at 10-20mph.  Tonight...down to 70° again with a 40% chance of showers/scattered thunderstorms.  As for the weekend...forecasts are all over the place and I'm sticking with mine...Saturday being the rainier (40% chance) out of the two (I saw a Philly forecast last night that said "sunny and warm and gorgeous tomorrow down the shore"... isch don't zink zo but that's only my take on these many conflicting forecasts). Sunday still looks sunnier yet there's more clouds due in with now a chance of rain Sunday too but that's later in the day. I guess it's a "keep your eye on the sky" weekend.  Someone just recently told me they have a feeling the weekends are all going to wet this summer...jeez I hope they're wrong!
High tide:5:22p.m.
Low tide:10:49a.m.
Ocean temp:64°

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Taste of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 66° in Wildwood.  It's the exact same start to the day as yesterday...hazy, warm and quiet (no breezes).  A real summer day is on the menu today. Or as I like to call it a "beach day". It'll be sunny, hazy and warm with some humidity thrown in as temps get up in the mid-upper 80s by this afternoon. Breezes will be out of the SW at 12-13mph. Tonight...some clouds drifting in with temps in the upper 60s and breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph. Nothing like a good sea breeze to make it all feel just right.Tomorrow looks we're probably getting more of the same weather as yesterday and today, yet some clouds will be checking in...probably for first ½ of the weekend as Sunday still looks like the better of the two days.
High tide:4:21p.m.
Low tide:9:53a.m.
Ocean temp:64°

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hazy Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood.  It's hazy as Ms Sun's covered up in all that light cloud cover.  It's quiet with not a breeze to be had this morning.  Feels like a summer day is in store.  It'll be hazy, warm and humid according to the forecasts I've checked out. Temps in the low 80s as sunshine will be with us all day while Southerly breezes wift (I mean waft) over the island at 5-10mph.  Tonight...clear, upper 60s and S-SW breezes at 5-10mph. Tomorrow...much of the same with even warmer temps. At this point, the weekend's looking 50-50 with Sunday being the better of the 2 days as a 40% chance of rain in posted for Saturday. Today, tomorrow and Friday... looking good! 10 days until Summer!
High tide:3:22p.m.
Low tide:8:53a.m.
Ocean temp:64°

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood.  We're having a light shower this morning.  The sky is a tad more colorful and brighter over by the beach but it's raining very lightly on the island.  We're supposed to be wet this morning (showers early...60%) and begin to dry up by this afternoon.  Peeks of sun are due in later but there's always that chance of a stray shower leading right into this evening.  Temps will be in the low-mid 70s. Winds have settled down (talk about a bad hair day yesterday!) out of the S-SW at 15-20mph. Tonight... upper 60s and winds out of the W-SW at 5-10mph.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday look like keepers.  I'm not saying too much yet about this weekend except it could be a repeat of last weekend.
High tide:2:24p.m.
Low tide:7:51a.m.
Ocean temp:62°

Monday, June 8, 2015

World Oceans Day!

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood.  It's a bit on the gray/cloudy side this morning as the horizon is brightening. Ms Sun has risen somewhere behind those clouds. There's supposed to be a mix of clouds and sun today as gusty winds develop (South 21-27mph) with temps in the low 70s.  Tonight...more of the same with temps back into the 60s and winds whipping over the island (South 24-38mph).  Rain is in the forecast for tonight (40% chance) as the clouds and showers will continue through the overnight into Tuesday. Not sure how much Ms Sun's gonna be hanging out over the island today and tomorrow but she's due to shine brightly on Wednesday if that helps.
"Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call, Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall.  You've seen it all, you've seen it all." Jimmy Buffet
Take a moment and be thankful for our oceans on World Oceans Day!

High tide:1:28p.m.
Low tide:6:52a.m.
Ocean temp:62°

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Plentiful Sunshine Sunday

Mornin'! It's 56° in Wildwood.  It's clear and quiet (no clouds and no winds).  We had our share of rain yesterday as we were under some stormy conditions... lots of thunder and lightning and downpours yesterday. We even had the ol' "flood sirens" blaring yesterday. Not happening today though as Ms Sun's checking in and we'll have clear skies and plentiful sunshine as temps tap 70° and breezes will be light out of the E-SE at 10-15mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps back down into the 60s.  Tomorrow...some sun with some hefty winds checking in as more showers are expected by the overnight into Tuesday.  We certainly are having Spring this year but Summer's just around the corner...2 more weeks!
High tide:12:31p.m.
Low tide:5:59a.m. and 6:12p.m.
Ocean temp:62°

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mornin'!  It's 60° in almost sunny Wildwood.  We've got some cloud cover going on but Ms Sun's tired of all this week's cover up and is somehow making it through all this haze and light cloud cover.  It's brightening up as I type.  Don't get overly excited as all forecasts are saying gray skies and scattered showers and/or thunderstorms developing today (60% chance) as temps tap 70°.  Winds are nothing at the moment as it's still and quiet.  They'll ramp up a bit from the W-NW first then shift later in the day from the N-NE at 14-18mph.  Tonight...possible showers with partly cloudy skies down into the upper 50s.  Tomorrow's still looking like the show stopper with mild temps (70s) and sun, sun and more sun.  Monday...back to rain.  But, hey...Ms Sun's shining right this moment!
High tide:11:35a.m.
Low tide:5:19p.m.
Ocean temp:62°

Friday, June 5, 2015

More Of The Same but The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!!!

Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood.  We're getting more of the same...clouds, dampness, mist, breezes, raw chilliness as the flowers and plants once again are showing how happy they are exploding by leaps and bounds.  I'm amazed at the overgrowth of the gardens this week. It appears the foliage prefers coolness and dampness much more than sun. Speaking of Sun... not sure if we'll see her at all today.  I was hoping for a couple peeks this afternoon and one forecast out of 4 did mention the Ms Sun today (late afternoon... peeking out).  But, everyone else is on the same page...gray and cloudy with showers possible right into the overnight.  Winds will be out of the E-NE as they're 16-20mph now and will continue wifting (I mean wafting) over the island until tonight when they settle down some 5-10mph out of the N-NE.  Today's temps will get up into the mid 60s and tonight... back into the upper 50s.  As for this weekend...looks like we may see more clouds on the wake up tomorrow with showers possibly developing as things will finally clear out at the end of the day tomorrow and make for a lovely sunny Sunday.  Weekend temperatures should be more seasonable in the 70s.  I guess one out of two ain't bad!
High Tide:10:43a.m.
Low Tide:4:32p.m.
Ocean Temp:62°

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Another day for Socks and Shoes

Mornin'! It's 11 years today that I moved to Wildwood from Philadelpha... my dream came true on June 4th! It's 58° in Wildwood. The gray, drab, windy, raw, cold, wet weather once again continues for another day. I've been seeing lots of happy outdoor plants this week with all this wetness. Everything's doubled in size especially my impatients which simply love gray weather! More water on the way today too. It'll be cloudy and breezy with 60% chance of showers throughout the day and evening. Temps will just about tap the 60s and those E-NE winds at 23-28mph are staying checked in right through the overnight. Tonight's temps will head back into the upper 50s. I can't find one forecast that says "peeks of sun" on the at least until Saturday. It's a shame if you had planned your vacation this week but this stuff happens all the time. Now where'd I put my socks and shoes?
High Tide:9:55a.m.
Low Tide:3:47p.m.
Ocean Temp:62°

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sweater Weather

Mornin'!  It's 55° with winds blowing (NE 23-28mph) and rains pouring down. It's that perfect weather to pull the comforter up to your chin as you roll over. It's not happening though...time to make the coffee and start the day. Looks like this gray, dreary, chilly, rainy week will continue as showers are up on Wildwood's agenda again today and tonight. Today...showers are forecasted early into this afternoon with temps in the low 60s and winds continuing out of the NE at 20-30mph. Tonight... clouds and a few showers developing late with temps in the upper 50s and winds still out of the NE at 15-20mph.  I'm sorry to be the bearer of crapola weather news but the rest of the week looks mostly gray with rain showers off and on... at least up until Saturday when Ms Sun checks back in making the weekend's forecast A-OK so far!  Remember the Full Moon was yesterday and I'm sure we'll still feel the effects of the much higher tides especially with all this rain pouring down. Take heed of those flood waters!
High tide:9:11a.m.
Low tide:3:04p.m.
Ocean temp:62°

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Full Moon Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 59° in Wildwood.  The island finally got watered as we had some thunderstorms and downpours on the overnight. It's gray, breezy, cool and dry at the moment.  It's supposed to stay gray and breezy with rain off and on today (60% chance).  Temps will get up in the upper 60s as N-NE breezes will wift (waft) in at 10-20mph.  Tonight... back down into the upper 50s as the sky remains overcast with showers at times (50% chance) and winds 15-25mph out of the N-NE. There's a Full Moon tonight and it's looking as though the clouds will keep it obscured.  Looks like the rest of the week is going to be on the gray, rainy side too as we have an abundance of clouds with chances of rain in the forecast right through until the weekend. Well, it is still Spring and those lawns and flowers and palms need that moisture (19 days until summer) and I'm grateful not to lug that big heavy hose out to water everything.  Thank You Mother Nature!
High tide: 8:30a.m.
Low tide:2:20p.m.
Ocean temp:62°

Monday, June 1, 2015

Welcome June! Welcome Hurricane Season!

Mornin'!  It's 65° in moist Wildwood.  The ocean breeze has been non-stop wifting (I mean wafting) over the island for almost 24hrs. straight and it's bringing that moist, sea-air over us.  The plants and gardens are happy as everything's misted with damp, salty wetness (including my bedsheets) which are next to the opened bedroom windows (I love it but it's an acquired feel).  It's cloudy as Ms Sun's not the show stopper this morning.  There is some clearing and brightness up there but it's mostly a cloud covered sky. It's a tad breezy (South at 16-18 mph) and so far no rain.  Once again, the forecasts are predicting showers and/or thunderstorms developing today (50% chance).  Temps...upper 70s.  Winds will remain out of the South all day into this evening.  Rain's in tonight's forecast as well.  In fact, it's in tomorrow's and Wednesday too.  Remains to be seen...remember last week...they were all saying "rain", "rain" and "more rain" and we never got a drop. I'd keep my eye on the sky and proceed with seashore activities. Oh, by the way it's the first day of hurricane season.
High tide:7:48a.m.
Low tide:1:36p.m.
Ocean temp:62°