Saturday, December 31, 2016

C'est La Vie 2016

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy New Year's Eve! Many are preparing to stand tall, face 2016 for the last time and salute it goodbye tonight. On a personal note it was a good year as I've been bestowed with many of life's blessings during the last year. Witnessing the drama around us from our backyards to all over the world brought some incredible intensity to the human spirit this past year though. I say C'est la vie.  I'm hitting the holiday road this morning and doing a little hiatus from blogging while making this a New Year's Eve as well as a New Year's Day weather report.  It's cold, clear and breezy (S-SW at 20-30mph) out there this morning.  It'll be a brisk and a mostly sunny day this last day of 2016 with Ms Sun shining down as temps get up into the upper 40s.  Tonight...10% chance of a shower as clouds roll in around midnight with temps in the low-mid 40s and breezes still stiff out of the SW at 25-35mph w/gusting.  Tomorrow...2017...sunny with temps in the mid-upper 40s with breezes simmering down some from the West at 10-15mph.  Sunday night...80% chance of rain with temps in the 40s and winds out of the East at 10-15mph.
High tide:8:58a.m.
Low tide:3:14p.m.
Ocean temp:45°
Sunset:4:49p.m.
If you need additional weather info...
https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Wildwood%2C+NJ&MR=1
See you on the back side and Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Very Last Friday of them All

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Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's crisp and clear outside with stars twinkling and winds wifting (I mean "wafting") over the island out of the West at 15-20mph.  It'll be clear, cold, sunny and windy today. Winds will be all over the place first out of the West, then the NW and W-NW with gusting of up to 38mph.  The temps will just about tap 40°.   Tonight...temps down into the low-mid 30s with winds still ramped up out of the W-NW at 15-25mph and skies clear and starlit.  The weekend's still holding its own...mostly sunny and in the low-mid 40s.  Monday has rain on the forecast.
High tide:8:22a.m.
Low tide:2:36p.m.
Ocean temp:45°
Sunset:4:48p.m.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Last Thursday of 2016...Gray

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and dry.  For now.  The rain is coming as we're supposed to get a steady rain this morning.  Add to that the winds from the S-SE at 18-30mph and it should make for a miserable day down the shore. Temps will climb though up into the low 50s. Things will switch up a bit later this afternoon / early evening as the clouds begin to break up becoming dry as the breezes switch from the West at 20-30mph while temps drop into the mid-upper 30s tonight.  Sun and wind for tomorrow.  And, the weekend's still holding its own with seasonable, sunny weather.
High tide:7:46a.m.
Low tide:1:57p.m.
Ocean temp:45°
Sunset:4:48p.m.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sunny Hump Day

Mornin'! It's 40° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got clear starlit skies this early morn with light breezes out of the North at 3-5mph.  It'll be a mostly sunny day with temps staying just about where they are now...low-mid 40s.  Breezes will begin to kick up out of the NW at 20-25mph.  Tonight...clear with temps back down into the mid-upper 30s and breezes out of the S-SE at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow...looking like a steady rain day with lots of winds in the mix.  The holiday weekend's still holding it's own with decent temps...mid-upper 40s and sunshine.
High tide:7:09a.m.
Low tide:1:15p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunset:4:47p.m.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Unseasonable Warmth Today

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  That's right...52 and we're headed into the 60s today!  It's cloudy and breezy at the moment winds from the W-SW 25-35mph.  It's not raining but everything's wet. The sea breezes are bringing in the wet mist.  Once again I can hear the pounding of the surf crashing at the shore thanks to all that cloud cover. We're due for some periods of rain showers this morning as temps rise. By late afternoon we just might see peeks of sun as blustery winds stay checked in out of the SW 20-30mph. Tonight...much clearer skies with temps in the low 40s and winds out of the NW at 15-18mph.  Tomorrow...sunny and colder.  So far at this point...the weekend's looking pretty good...clear, sunny and cold.
High tide:6:31a.m. and 6:51p.m.
Low tide:12:32p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunset:4:46p.m.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy Kwanzaa!

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Kwanzaa!  Today is the African American week long celebration of life, heritage, unity and culture.  Skipped the blog yesterday being up the road with my family as I hoped all my blog followers had a nice Christmas.  I know I did with much to be grateful for.  Arrived home late from our Christmas Day celebration. I'm settled in and happy to have another day off from work.  It'll be a cloudy day one, but Ms Sun just might peek through those clouds (it's a big "if" though).  Right now I can see some stars peeking through but the best part being the sounds of the surf pounding the beach from 6+ blocks away.  Love to hear that first thing in the morning.  It's caused by the insulating clouds as it almost sounds like a highway full of rush hour traffic.  But, trust me...this island's pretty desolate right now..  The forecasts I've checked all say that we should be expecting a cloudy day with rain heading in our direction as we could get a spritz or two.  By late tonight...30% chance of rain.  Temps will get up into the low 50s today with breezes out of the E-SE at 11-14mph.  Tonight...temps stay up there...upper 40s / low 50s with breezes out of the SE at 15-20mph.  Looks like we may wake to rain showers tomorrow too by the way.  Ms Sun definitely returns on Wednesday.
High tide:5:49a.m. and 6:09p.m.
Low tide:11:48a.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunset:4:45p.m.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays!!!

Mornin! Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Hanukkah!!!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a little bit breezy (North 3-5mph) with rain coming down.  It's supposed to rain much of the day with winds picking up from the W-SW at 17-25mph.  Temps should hovering around the 50° mark.  The rains should clear out by dinner time as winds simmer down too...NW 5-10mph but temps will drop down into the upper 30s.  Tomorrow for Christmas Day it'll be sunny with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s with breezes out of the North at 10-15mph.
High tide:4:31p.m.
Low tide:10:17a.m.
Ocean temp:45°
Sunset:4:44p.m.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve eve!

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  The sky is dark, clear, full of stars and of course the crescent moon!  It's a tiny bit breezy (NW 5-7mph) and feels beautiful out there.  Maybe it's just Christmas mixed with the salty air! Whatever it is, it feels really nice outside this early morn.  Ms Sun's on her way (in less than an hour) as the horizon has begun to lighten.  It'll be another pleasant winter's day down the shore as temps go into the upper 40s and may just tap 50°(yesterday the temp got up to a sunny 54° on the island). We'll have sun shining down and breezes out of the N-NW at 12-16mph.  Some afternoon clouds will filter in but for the most part we should be warmed by the sun today. Tonight...more clouds checking in as overnight rain showers leading into a rainy day tomorrow is still on the forecast.  Temps will drop to the upper 30s tonight with breezes out of the S-SW at 5-10mph. Christmas Eve...rain and Christmas Day...sun!
High tide:3:37p.m.
Low tide:9:28a.m.
Ocean temp:46°
Sunset:4:44p.m.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter's feeling a bit like Autumn Today


Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloudy skies this early morn with light breezes out of the North at 2-6mph.  The clouds will give way to a mostly sunny day with temps just about tapping 50° as breezes ramp up a bit from the W-SW at 16-26mph.  Tonight...a mix of clear skies and clouds with breezes out of the NW at 15-25mph and temps back down to the upper 30s.  Tomorrow looks like much of the same with the weekend holding at 50/50.  Saturday...rain.
Sunday...sun.
High tide:2:42p.m.
Low tide:8:33a.m.
Ocean temp:46°
Sunset:4:43p.m.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter's Here!

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  It's the Winter Solstice!  It's the shortest day and longest night of the year!  It is the beginning of the turnaround for as of today the days begin to grow longer and longer with each passing day as Spring approaches in only 91 days.  It's the only way to look at it.  Even here on the island we all know Winter can be dismal and brutal at times but daylight will see us through!  Now as for this 1st day of Winter...it's clear out there with hardly a breeze this early morn.  Today will be relatively mild as Ms Sun will shine through occasional milky clouds with temps in the low 40s and breezes light out of the W-NW at 14-16mph. Tonight...partly clear with temps in the mid 30s and breezes out of the SW at 10-15mph. Tomorrow...sunny, a tad warmer, breezier.  The weekend...still 50/50 with rainy conditions on Saturday and sunny on Sunday.
High tide:1:49p.m.
Low tide:7:30a.m.
Ocean temp:45°
Sunset:4:42p.m.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Day of Autumn

Mornin'!  It's 26° in Wildwood NJ.  Baby it's cold outside!  Until we meet again Autumn...it's the last one of this year as Ol' Man Winter checks in tomorrow.  It's cold, clear, and calm out there this morning.  Not much in the line of breezes with skies starlit.  Our last day of Fall seems pleasant enough as Ms Sun rises and pours down with temps just about tapping 40° today.  Breezes are nothing to note but will ease in from the E-NE at 4-6mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the low-mid 30s and breezes out of the W-SW at 9-11mph.  The first day of Winter tomorrow looks like much of the same but much windier.  The holiday weekend...50-50 with Christmas Eve looking like the wet one. Today...not too shabby as Autumn bids her farewell!
High tide:12:57p.m.
Low tide:6:27a.m. and 7:07p.m.
Ocean temp:46°
Sunset:4:42p.m.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday Cloudy-Sunny Mix

Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  'Twas the week of Christmas and...it's cloudy with breezes out of the North at 10-15mph.  It'll be partly cloudy / partly sunny today with temps in the upper 30s with breezes out of the North at 10-20mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with temps in the upper 20s and breezes out of the North at 5-10mph. No rain or white stuff in the forecast here.  2 days until Winter!
High tide:12:05p.m.
Low tide:6:11p.m.
Ocean temp:46°
Sunset:4:42p.m.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday Seesaw


Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  No typo.  Autumn's not giving in to Ol' Man Weather just yet.  It's not bad outside.  As soon as I went out I immediately felt the milder temperature.  It's a bit breezy with Northerly breezes at 9-11mph. But that's nothing compare to what's checking in a bit later.  For now though it's basically calm, partly cloudy with no rain in sight yet.  Ms Sun has her work cut out for her this morning as the horizon clouds have some sunshine coloring but for the most part is gray.  Today's supposed to be mostly cloudy with rain showers on the menu (70% chance) with winds wifting (I mean wafting) in big time from the W-SW at 25-35mph as temps continue to climb into the low-mid 60s. Again no typo.
Tonight...mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a rain shower (20% chance) and those winds hanging (N-NW at 20-25mph) with temps dropping drastically back down into the mid-upper 20s.  Looks like we'll be waking to a clear, sunny morning tomorrow with a much colder start to the day. 3 days until the Winter Solstice!
High tide:11:11a.m.
Low tide:5:18p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:41p.m.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Rainy and Windy Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with no breezes. Very noisy ocean as the pounding of waves crashing the shore is loud and clear from 6+ blocks away.  I was up during the night around 3a.m. and everything was white outside.  Wasn't expecting to see that but it's gone now as the rain took care of it.  It'll be wet and blustery today with periods of rain (some heavy and steady) throughout the day (100% chance) and breezes out of the SW at 10-20mph.  Temps will tap 50°.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with a chance of a shower and breezes out of the S-SW at 15-25mph with temps dropping to the mid-upper 40s.  Tomorrow begins with rain and high of 60° and ends with clouds and 30°.  Autumn's being very fickle and Winter's just 4 days away!
High tide:10:16a.m.
Low tide:4:28p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:41p.m.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Wintry TGIF

Mornin'!  It's 20° in Wildwood NJ.  Ol' Man Winter has arrived.  It was 17° and with those nasty winds last evening felt brutally, icy cold for the first time this season.  It's currently quiet and still (the winds have taken a much needed break) with clear starlit and moonlit skies.  Temps will climb to the upper 20s (possibly tapping 30°) today with partly sunny / partly cloudy conditions.  The breezes will return from the W-NW at 10-20mph.  Tonight...clouds thicken even more as temps drop into the upper 20s as there's an 80% chance of rain beginning around midnight as breezes shift from the S-SW at 10-20mph.  Still looking like rain (much warmer temps - 50s) this entire weekend.
High tide:9:22a.m.
Low tide:3:39p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:40p.m.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Winter's Knocking

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear, starlit and moonlit skies.  It's currently still with no breezes to report but that's all going to change later this morning.  Our first blast of Winter is on the doorstep as the winds from the W-NW at 35-40mph will begin gusting while the temperature begins to drop into the 20s bringing quite a shock to the system with that mighty chill factor.  Looks like a mix of sun and clouds today.  Tonight...more winds (W-NW at 30-35mph) with partly clear skies and temps just about tapping 20° and more of that chill factor happening.  Tomorrow...still very cold (in the 20s) and windy. The weekend looks wet and windy and raw but with warmer temps (back up in the 50s).  6 days until Winter.  188 days until Summer!
High tide:8:30a.m.
Low tide:2:50p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:40p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Humpday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  The sky is moonlit with hazy, milky cloud cover.  No breezes to note as it's ominously quiet and still.  It'll be cold today with Ms Sun partially in the mix as temps reach the low 40s and breezes wift (I mean waft) over the island from the N-NW at 20-25mph.  It's tonight's weather that will make its presence known with winds out of the West at 20-30mph sustained along with a 60% chance of moisture that being a mix of rain and snow tonight right into the overnight. Temps will drop into the upper 20s.  Sounding like a hot toddy night by the roaring fire after that holiday shopping.  And, by the way, we should wake to Ms Sun tomorrow but a colder day as the high may be 27°.  I can hear Old Man Winter knocking!
High tide:7:40a.m. and 8:13p.m.
Low tide:1:59p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:39p.m.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Full Cold Moon (name of this month's full moon)

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly clear, starlit, moonlit with some cloud cover in the mix.  No breezes to note.  Today will be a mix of clouds and sun with temps in the low-mid 40s.  Breezes will commence later this morning out of the E-NE at 7-10mph.   By this evening, the cloud cover will take over the sky. Tonight...rain showers are on the menu with temps in the upper 30s, and breezes out of the N-NE at 10-15mph.  I'm seeing the "S" word for tomorrow night on some of the forecasts. Well, at least a coating or mix of freezing rain's on tap.  One thing's for certain...tomorrow night's going to be very cold and wintry with first real blast of wet, windy winter air (say that 3 times fast) bringing a chill to the bones!  At this time the weekend's looking cold and wet as well.  Just saying.  Eight days until the Solstice and 1st day of Winter.  It's the Full Moon today and it's the highest moon of the year (at midnight) as well as the brightest.  This is also generally one of the best times of the year to see the Geminid meteor showers but the clouds are certainly overstaying their welcome as we'll see no moon or stars tonight.
High tide:6:49a.m. and 7:20p.m.
Low tide:1:06p.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Gray Start to the Week

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got some rainy conditions with N-NW breezes at 6-9mph.  It was pouring down around 6a.m. this morning but there's a lull in that heavy downpour as we're now in the midst of a quiet rain shower.  It'll be a cloudy, mostly wet day with intermediate showers throughout the morning as well as part of the afternoon.  We could see peeks of Ms Sun in the afternoon (a couple forecasts I checked didn't mention Ms Sun at all).  Winds will begin to ramp up later this morning first out of the SW at 20-30mph, then out of the W-SW at 25-35mph.  By tonight... they'll shift again from NW at 20-30mph as the clouds clear out and air temps drop down into the upper 30s / low 40s. Full Moon tomorrow...be aware of those high tides!

High tide:5:56a.m. and 6:27p.m.
Low tide:12:12p.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Not So Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with brisk wintry air and no breezes to note at the moment (S-SE at 1-3mph).  It's gray and raw out there.  The ol' marsh aromas are the first thing that hit the nostrils when stepping out onto the back porch.  It'll be a gray day (one forecast did admit to possible peeks of sun this afternoon) with breezes out of the South at 15-17mph.  Temps should barely tap 40°. Tonight...more clouds, breezes out of the S-SW at 23-31mph and temps in the low 40s with periods of rain late.  It will rain throughout the overnight as we wake to more rain. Even with tomorrow's temps in the low 50s, it'll feel damp and raw I'm sure.  That full moon is waiting in the wings too as it'll be a full and bright on Tuesday night.  Always remember those tides with the full moon...higher than normal. Don't forget...never drive through corrosive salty tide water!
High tide:5:31p.m.
Low tide:11:17a.m.
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sunny Saturday

Sunset Lake - Wildwood Crest NJ
Mornin'!  Happy Saturday!  Slept in a bit today and it felt terrific. It's sunny and bright and 32 crisp degrees in Wildwood NJ (thank goodness for those room darkening curtains as Ms Sun rises into my bedroom windows).  It's relatively still with breezes out of the North at 2-4mph.  It'll be a sunny, wintry (11 more days till winter officially begins) day with temps in the upper 30s and breezes out of the W-NW at 10-20mph later.  Tonight...clear, upper 20s / low 30s and breezes out of the NW at 18-20mph.  Tomorrow...clouds check in for a raw feel as wet weather's on the doorstep by later tomorrow night.
High tide:4:30p.m.
Low tide:10:21a.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Friday, December 9, 2016

TGIF with Sunshine!

Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear, starlit and breezy (NW 20-25mph).  The island's beginning to feel like winter with temps in the 30s.  It'll barely tap 40° with Ms Sun shining and breezes out of the W-NW at 25-30mph.  Tonight...clear and cold with those W-NW breezes staying checked in at 10-20mph and temps in the low 30s.  The weekend's still 50-50 as both days will be cold (temps in the 30s) but Saturday will have sunshine and Sunday will have clouds and a chance of rain both day and evening.  In fact after tomorrow, Ms Sun won't check back on the island until a brief stop-in on Tuesday morning.
12 Days until Winter!
High tide:3:25p.m.
Low tide:9:21a.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset:4:37p.m.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Today's blog in Memory of My Dad

My Dad - Happy 86th Birthday
Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's quiet with no breezes to note.  We've got some cloud cover with stars twinkling here and there. Ms Sun's got some work cut out for her grand entrance sunrise in less than an hour.  It'll be a partly cloudy morning with slight chance of a rain shower (20% chance).  It'll be partly to mostly sunny by later this morning / early afternoon as temps climb to the upper 40s.  Don't think we'll see 50° today.  Winds will begin today out of the NW at 14-16mph.  Tonight...winds will be out of the W-NW at 27-33mph bringing a drop in temps...dropping to the low-mid 30s and a wintry chill in the air!
High tide:2:21p.m.
Low tide:8:15a.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset:4:37p.m.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

75th Anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona beneath the Memorial in Pearl Harbor Oahu Hawaii
Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly.  The island's pretty saturated as we got an excellent soaking last evening and overnight.  It was a great night to go Christmas shopping as the parking lots and shops here down the Shore were empty. It'll be a wet one to start out today with a 80% chance of light rain showers on tap.  By this afternoon...cloudy with temps tapping 50° and expect to see some clearing and Ms Sun making a late day appearance.  The winds are light at the moment but will ramp up a bit and wift (waft) over Wildwood from the N-NW at 12-15mph today. Tonight...mostly cloudy with temps back down into the upper 30s / low 40s and winds out of the NW at 16-18mph.   Looks like more clouds tomorrow as Friday is the sunny day.  So far, the weekend's looking 50-50.
High tide:1:20p.m.
Low tide:6:59a.m. and 7:36p.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset:4:37p.m.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gray Tuesday

Mornin'! It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got some cloud cover going on with breezes off the ocean (NE at 15-17mph). Feels very nippy out there in the salt air. Rain showers are on the forecast today while winds pick up from the East at 17-21mph and temps will be barely tapping 50°.  Steady rain (100% chance) with winds becoming even stronger by late this afternoon / early evening (E-NE 20-25mph) will make for a raw "go right through you" kinda day. Tonight...rain showers, temps in the mid 40s with winds ramping up even more (NE 25-30mph).  Ms Sun may check in just for the morning tomorrow.  She's definitely checking in for the weekend as we'll need her since it'll be blustery and wintry with a high of 38°.
High tide:12:23p.m.
Low tide:6:33p.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset:4:37p.m.
Full Moon: Next Tuesday 12/13
Winter Solstice:12/21

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Little of This and A Little of That

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the midst of rain coming down.  It's not pouring but it's raining at a decent clip and has been raining all throughout the night.  It's breezy with winds coming from the S-SW at 10-17mph.  Ms Sun may peek through sometime this morning and/or afternoon as the gray cloud cover begins to dissipate. We should expect temps to just about tap 50°.  Winds will be mostly from the South today at 14-17mph.  Tonight...more clearing with partly to mostly cloudy skies, dry with temps back down in the low-mid 40s and winds out of the North 10-15mph.  It's looking like a possibility of rain tomorrow and Wednesday.  Just saying.
High tide:11:28a.m.
Low tide:5:37p.m.
Ocean temp:52°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunny Sunday (morning anyway)

Site of last night's beach bonfire - North Wildwood 1st Avenue
Mornin'!  It's 42° in sunny downtown Wildwood NJ!  It's a lovely  morning with stillness (no breezes) and lovely warm sun pouring down.  We have a mix of weather up ahead.  It'll be a mostly sunny morning as Ms Sun will eventually give way to clouds.  Temps will just about tap 50° with breezes wifting (wafting) in from the N-NW at 13-15mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with breezes shifting from the SW at 4-6mph and temps dropping back into the low-mid 40s with a 90% chance of rain showers beginning late tonight into the overnight as well as showers tomorrow morning and again on Tuesday. Enjoy this morning though...it's a keeper!

High tide:10:38a.m.
Low tide:4:52p.m.
Ocean temp:53°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Blustery Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 44° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's about to make her grand entrance with clear skies ahead.  It's a bit breezy W-NW 15-20mph.  It'll be a nice sunny Saturday with temps tapping 50° and breezes staying checked in...probably gusting a bit from the W-NW at 25+mph.  Tonight...bundle up for that Christmas beach bonfire in North Wildwood...it's going to be cold with temps in the upper 30s / low 40s and breezy with winds out of the NW at 10-20mph. Tomorrow...start to the day will be sunny and brisk with winds dying down for those rains on the evening / overnight menu.
High tide:9:56a.m. and 10:30p.m.
Low tide:4:13p.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Birthday to our Son today!

Mornin'!  Happy Birthday Joe.  Today's blog is for you today!  It's 43° in Wildwood.  The sky is clear and starlit.  Ms Sun's on her way (7a.m.wakeup).  It's a tiny breeze (East 3-5mph).  It'll be a clear, crisp, cold one today. Temps will barely be tapping 50° with winds out of the W-NW at 18-21mph w/gusting. Tonight...much of the same with temps heading back to the low 40s and breezes remaining out of the W-NW at 25-30mph.  Have a nice birthday as well as a nice birthday weekend...the weather's looking like it's cooperating!
High tide:9:18p.m.
Low tide:3:35p.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Welcome December!

Congress Hall - Cape May NJ (Fire pit on the pool)
Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy December! December's starting out on a fairly sweet note! It's mostly clear with some cloud cover leftover from the overnight rain showers.  We had some pretty decent downpours throughout the night.  Ms Sun does have her work cut out for one of those lovely sunrises since there's still plenty of horizon cloud cover to contend with.  But, she's coming! There's a little bit of a breeze out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  It'll be a mostly sunny day with temps in the upper 50s (possibly tapping the 60s) and breezes out of the W-NW at 15-25mph.  Tonight...mostly clear as temps drop back down into the mid-40s with breezes out of the W-NW at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow...much of the same.  The weekend's looking sunny, breezy and chilly.
High tide:8:44a.m.
Low tide:2:58p.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wrapping up November...until we meet again!

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  Once again we're under cloud cover with dampness, mist and fog encasing the island.  No rain coming down at the moment but we're supposed to get rain showers today again (100% chance).  We might see some heavy downpours and even hear the sound of thunder as two of the forecasts I checked mentioned rain with thunderstorms possibly in the mix.  It'll be a rainy, misty, breezy day with winds out of the South at 15-25mph.  Temps should tap 60° again but it'll still feel windy, wet and raw and needless to say a bit on the miserable side.  Hey, I'm not complaining as those higher temps are an appreciated weather-gift.  The average temperature in Wildwood this time of year is in the upper 40s.  Imagine if they were 30° colder...we'd be feeling Ol' Man Winter chilling us big time and even forcing us to dig those snow shovels out of storage. Tonight...80% chance of rain with temps back down into the low 50s and breezes out of the SW at 20-30mph.  Again...there's that possibility of a rumble of thunder.  Tomorrow...Ms Sun's due back.  See you next year November...it's been a pleasure!
High tide:8:09a.m.
Low tide:2:19p.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gloomy Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  The island's covered with clouds and breezes are out of the South at 15-20mph.  The pounding surf is loud and clear in the early morning darkness.  No rain or major winds yet, but they're coming.  It'll be a cloudy, gray, wet one today with 100% chance of rain showers and winds out of the South at 20-25mph (35mph+gusts).  Temps will believe it or not get up into the 60s.  Tonight...more of the same...rain, winds and milder than normal temps...low-mid 50s.  Tomorrow's looking like much the same...wet, windy and milder temps!  We'll probably not see Ms Sun again until Thursday. Oh...it's the New Moon don't forget...could affect the high tidal flooding times. There's another beach bonfire this weekend and so far it looks like the weather's cooperating!
High tide:7:34a.m. and 7:53p.m.
Low tide:1:39p.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunny Cyber Monday

Mornin'!  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear, starlit skies as Ms Sun waits for her grand "rise and shine" entrance.  It'll be mostly sunny today with temps in the low 50s.  No breezes to note now but they're on their way and should be checking in later this afternoon. They'll be coming from the South around noon at 11-15mph and will ramp up by tonight from the S-SE at 20-30mph bringing with them clouds and the possibility of rain (30% chance). The rains will definitely be checked in for tomorrow and Wednesday while those continued wicked winds whisper and moan, it'll all be making for a couple miserable days ahead.  There's a "New Moon" tomorrow too so the tides will be affected by creating tidal flooding you can be sure.
High Tide:6:58a.m. and 7:15p.m.
Low Tide:12:58p.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:40p.m.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and at'em!  Theres a stiff breeze this morning out of the NW at 15-22mph.  We're about to have plentiful sunshine today with breezes staying checked in right through to tomorrow.  Temps will be tapping the 50° mark.  Tonight...clear, back into the low 40s with breezes out of the N-NW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...much of the same with gusty winds checking in by tomorrow night.  Tuesday...rain.
High tide:6:36p.m.
Low tide:12:16p.m.
Ocean temp:52°
Sunset:4:40p.m.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Partly Sunny Saturday

Mornin'! It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  It's still gray and cloudy with no breezes to note.  It'll be partly cloudy today with peeks of sunshine once Ms Sun decides to break on through.  We should have a mix of clouds and sun as temps get into the low 50s with breeze ramping up out of the NW at 20-23mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with some cloud cover and temps back into the low 40s with breezes remaining out of NW at 23-25mph.  Tomorrow...much of the same but sunnier.
High tide:5:53p.m.
Low tide:11:32a.m.
Ocean temp:52°
Sunset:4:40p.m.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Grayish Black Friday

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  The blog's a little late with the "day off sleep-in" and for that I'm thankful...keeping that "thankfulness" vibe going for each and every day of the year.  It's nice outside.  It's quiet and still (no breezes to note) with cloud cover so the island's insulated and allowing the ocean's crashing waves to be heard on my back porch (6+ blocks away) loud and clear...very cool.  It almost sounds like a highway roaring with traffic in the distance.  Anyway...we've got a cloudy, still one on tap today.  There's a 20% chance of rain showers today and 40% chance tonight.  Temps should be hovering in the low-mid 50s with hardly a breeze.  Great day to be out and about.  Yesterday I enjoyed a nice walk on the boards and only wore a hoodie.  Tonight's temps will head back down into the mid-40s with breezes out of the North at 10-15mph.  The weekend's looking sunny and in the 50s with breezes making their presence known.
High tide:5:07p.m.
Low tide:10:48a.m.
Ocean temp: 52°
Sunset:4:41p.m.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mornin'!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Many blessings to reflect on as we are thankful for the gifts life has to offer.  Some of us may be feeling how fragile life at this time and perhaps suffering a loss as their heart is breaking. Somehow blessings abound and we find ourselves being focused and thankful for the gifts we do have especially today as we once again celebrate this holiday. I'm grateful for many things.  One is that this week I received the results of a recent mammogram which reported..."no cancer". Two is that my oldest daughter received that same news after her results came back!  After experiencing breast cancer a few years back I'm always apprehensive while waiting for the news of results.  Especially after having a brand new state of the art 3-D mammo which detects the smallest and most initial (over a year) findings. Kind of scary but I'm clean!  No cancer detected! Thank you! Oh...I'm also thankful for my life partner and best friend...my hubby.  Met him when I was a young teenager as my life took a wonderful turn after feeling his spirit. I'm still in love with him (a miracle which I'm so thankful for) after 50 years.  I'm grateful for my children and grandson especially after losing a son at 3 months old many years ago as well as almost losing my daughter when she was 5 years old. I'm grateful for my son who was born a year and a ½ after our baby passed.  I'm grateful for my little dog.  I'm grateful for life at the seashore.  I'm grateful that my hands work and are able to type this not to mention put a pretty delicious Thanksgiving meal on the table. That wraps it up.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers and followers!
It's 50° in Wildwood.  No breezes. Some cloud cover.  Some peeks of sunshine.  It's a very lovely morning.  Things may change though as there's a 30% chance of a rain shower this morning.  As well as this afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 50s with a mostly cloudy day.  Winds will be out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight....gradually clearing with temps in the upper 40s and winds out of the NW at 6-8mph.  We may see more showers tomorrow afternoon but the weekend's looking sunny yet on the cold-side.
High tide:4:16p.m.
Low tide:10:01a.m.
Ocean temp:56°
Sunset:4:41p.m.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Planes, Trains and Automobiles


New Jersey Avenue - Wildwood
Wildwood NJ - Aerial
George Redding Bridge going into Wildwood 
Mornin'!  Happy "Travel Day" and safe travels for all those moving about our country today!  It'll be a decent day for it...here anyway.  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  There's a light NW breeze at 10-12 mph (those pesky winds have checked out for a bit (at least until this weekend).  The sky is clear and star lit but they're fading fast as Ms Sun's approaching the horizon for her grand entrance.  It'll be crisp and cold today but with sunshine all day as temps get up into the upper 40's and maybe even tapping 50°.  Tonight...clear with W-NW breezes at 9-11mph and temps in the upper 30s / low 40s.  Thanksgiving is looking cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon as temps climb up into the mid-50s.  The weekend's looking mostly sunny with temps in the 50s but those NW winds will be back to rearrange our hairstyles!
High tide:3:22p.m.
Garden State Parkway (mainland of Wildwood)
Low tide:9:09a.m.
Ocean temp:57°
Sunsrise:6:50a.m.
Sunset:4:41p.m.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Another Windy Day

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ. Those pesky W-NW winds are still checked in with 30+ mph gusts. They're supposed to simmer down some by tonight and into tomorrow.  It's currently cloudy and feeling very wintry out there again with some chill factor going on. Winter's becoming a bit pushy. Upstate New York is less than 300 miles away and they're having winter big time...2 feet of the white stuff already! I'm happy to report nothing like that for us.  We will see peeks of Ms Sun again today along with that wind driven cloud cover as temps get into the mid-upper 40s.  Winds are here all day and night out of the W-NW at 25-35mph.  Tonight...some cloud cover still in the mix and temps in the upper 30s with winds out of the NW at 15-25mph.  Thanksgiving is still looking cloudy now with a 40% chance of rain showers and temps in the mid 50s.  Same for Friday.
High tide:2:26p.m.
Low tide:8:09a.m.
Ocean temp:56°
Sunset:4:42p.m.
Sunrise:6:49a.m. http://northwildwood.com/webcam/

Monday, November 21, 2016

Blustery Monday (Winds Advisories Still Posted)

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ (feels like 28° with the winds).  It's partly cloudy with winds out of the W-NW at 33-38mph w/gusting of up to 45mph.  These intense, howling NW winds have been checked in since Saturday night and aren't checking out until early Wednesday. They're brutal.  It feels like Ol' Man Winter is on the mainland somewhere blowing his hard-to-take freezin' season over our island right out to sea. It's certainly a sneak peak of what's ahead for the next few months.  It'll be windy again today (W-NW at 33-38mph w/gusting) as the clouds allow Ms Sun to peek through every so often while temps get into the mid-40s. Hopefully she'll provide some warmth today (finally bit the bullet and turned my furnace on last night as the weekend winds brought quite a chill into my home). Tonight...cloudy with the same NW winds hanging out as temps drop back to where they are now...mid-upper 30s.  Thanksgiving won't be as windy but so far all forecasts are saying cloudy with temps in the upper 50s.
High tide:1:31p.m.
Low tide:7:50p.m.
Ocean temp:56°
Sunrise:6:48a.m.
Sunset:4:42p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Wind Advisories Posted

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  My have things changed in the weather department.  We have a "wind advisory" posted until almost Wednesday as winds have been howling over the island from the West at 25-35mph sustained with 50mph gusts!  It's been very noisy outside all throughout the night and this morning.  My little pooch has been unsettled to say the least for the last 12 hours. I think a little chihuahua must fear being swept up and blown out to sea with these bad boy winds.  Oh, add this morning's temps and those intense winds and we've got quite a brisk, cold, wintry morning down the shore  with a chill factor of 38°. There's some cloud cover which is moving quickly and allowing for the twinkling stars to sparkle here and there and I expect a lovely sunrise.  We're expecting the sun to shine today.  Those winds (N-NW 35-45mph +gusting) with temps in the mid-upper 40s will = a chill factor (30+ degrees throughout the day). By tonight...the clouds will blow back over us bringing with it the change of rain showers and/or get this..."snow" flurries.  Jeez...I hated typing the "s" word but it is what it is...just reporting what I've researched.   I'm surprised that while we're heading into the last week of November, Winter (30 days away) has just now started rearing it's creepy head. We've been very fortunate with this lovely weather as of late as Autumn's been holding her own here along the coast.  Here's a good thought...on December 21st...the days begin to grow longer again!
High tide:12:35p.m.
Low tide:6:48p.m.
Ocean temp:56°
Sunset:4:43p.m.
Sunrise:6:48a.m. http://northwildwood.com/webcam/

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nice Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear, no breezes and sunny as Ms Sun just rose over the horizon.  http://northwildwood.com/webcam/
It'll be yet another beautiful autumn day down the shore with temps in the low-mid 60s and plenty of sun pouring down.  Breezes will begin to ramp up a bit later from the S-SW at 15-20mph.  Tonight...entirely different can of worms.  We're about to get nailed with winds beginning tonight from the W-NW at 35-45mph with gusting.  There's a 60% chance of rain showers checked in with those winds too.  It'll probably rain off and on all night long.  Tomorrow...still very windy but the rain clouds will check out and allow Ms Sun's to strut her stuff most of the day and oh...the temperature will be much cooler (just about tapping 50°).
High tide:11:37a.m.
Low tide:5:47p.m.
Ocean temp:57°
Sunset:4:44p.m.

Friday, November 18, 2016

More Nice Weather on Tap

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit with no breezes to note.  It'll be another lovely autumn day down the shore with temps in the low 60s, breezes out of the N-NW at 5-10mp and plenty of Ms Sun shining down.  Tonight...clear, winds light and variable with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s.  The weekend's looking "eh" with mostly sun shining during the day but rain showers possible Saturday night into Sunday morning.  The "eh" part is the winds...big winds coming Saturday night and staying checked in Sunday...Westerly - 25-30mph with 50mph gusts!  Forget the hairspray completely!
High tide:10:38a.m.
Low tide:4:51p.m.
Ocean temp:57°
Sunset:4:44p.m.
Sunrise:6:45a.m.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

More Autumn Loveliness

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with some clearing here and there as Ms Sun's about to make her grand entrance over the horizon.  There's hardly a breeze (that'll change though) with winds out of the North at 4-5mph.  It'll be a mostly sunny day with temps tapping 60° as breezes ramp up out of the N-NW at 16-20mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the low 50s and breezes remaining out of the N-NW at 13-17mph.  Tomorrow...much of the same without the winds. The weekend's looking mostly sunny with mild temps but back to those stiff (bad hair day)breezes.
High tide:9:41a.m.
Low tide:3:58p.m.
Ocean temp:59°
Sunset:4:45p.m.