Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 68° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  Everything's been thoroughly soaked from last night's passing storms (no damage to note).  Ms Sun's up and at'em with no breezes to note.  It'll be a pleasant summer day with sunshine as well as clouds in the mix, temps  tapping 80° with breezes out of the S at 6-10mph.  Tonight...clear skies with some clouds in the mix, temps in the upper 60s / lower 70s and breezes out of the SW at 10-15mph.
High tide:6:58a.m. and 7:20p.m.
Low tide:12:46p.m.
Ocean temp:71°
Sunset:8:30p.m.
UV Index: 10 (very high)
Rip Currents:Low Risk

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It's Summertime!

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood.  Happy Summer! Today's the first official day of Summer...the most daylight of the entire year.  Wildwood's under cloud cover with rain spitting down lightly.  Not much in the line of breezes.  The clouds will eventually give way to Ms Sun as we're supposed to have generally sunny skies today beginning by late morning / early afternoon.  Temps will be just tapping the low 80s with breezes out of the W-SW at 8-10mph.  Tonight...cloud cover with a 40% chance of rain showers as temps drop to the low 70s with breezes out of the W-SW at 10-20mph.  Now the weekend's looking 50-50 with Sunday being the sunny/warmer of the two days.  Anything can change though.
High tide:6:25p.m.
Low tide:11:51a.m.
Ocean temp:71°
Sunset:8:30p.m.
UV Index: 8-9 (moderate)
Rip Currents: moderate

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Last day of Spring

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast and still this last day of Spring.  The island got a terrific watering last evening.  We had some awesome thunder boomers/torrential shearing downpours beginning last evening and staying throughout the early morn.  We should see some peeks of sunshine in the cloudy mix today and there's a 20% chance of an occasional shower as temps climb up into the low 80s with breezes out of the W-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...more clouds than clear skies and a 40% chance of occasional rain showers with winds out of the S-SW at 10-20mph and temps in the low 70s.  Tomorrow, Thursday and Friday look like mostly sunny, warmish days on tap but not so much for the first weekend of summer.  Remember...anything can change...like the seasons...Summer's tomorrow!!!
High tide:5:26pm
Low tide:10:56am
Ocean temp:69°
Sunset:8:30pm
UV Index:8 (moderate-high)
Rip Currents:moderate risk
New Moon:Friday 6/23

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining down on us.  The breezes are lovely out of the S-SW at 15-20 mph.  Enjoy this comfortable, breezy, loveliness as we've got unsettled weather headed our way today.  Temps will tap 80° as it'll be mostly sunny with winds staying checked in and gusting all day long out of the South 15-25mph w/30+mph gusts.  Sometime this afternoon there's a chance of isolated showers entering the scene...30% chance of a stray (could be severe) thunderstorm blowing over the island later (late this afternoon / early evening).  For the most part though, it'll be a mostly sunny and warm day. Tonight...clouds with rain (80% chance) and winds (South 20-22mph).  Keep your eye on that doppler!
High tide:4:25p.m.
Low tide:9:59a.m.
Ocean temp:68°
Sunset:8:30p.m.
Rip Currents:High (only enter the surf near the lifeguards)
UV Index:10 (very high)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Mornin'!  Happy Father's Day!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear, sunny, breezy conditions (SW at 12-16mph w/gusting). It'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy today with temps heading upward to the mid-upper 70s.  Breezes will be stiff out of the South at times 15-20mph with gusts. There's a 20% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm today.  Tonight...cloudy with breezes out of the S-SW at 20-30mph and a 40% chance of scattered rain showers.  Yesterday was a family day as we've got a full house of loved ones. My blog took a back seat while the day turned into quite a beautiful, fun-filled, jammed packed day down the Shore.  Hopefully, we'll have a repeat of that for all you fathers out there!
High tide:3:26p.m.
Low tide:9:00a.m.
Ocean temp:67°
Sunset:8:29p.m.
UV Index: 10 (very high)
Rip Currents: Red Zone - Very high risk of dangerous surf conditions.  Everyone should take extreme caution not to enter surf without check with the lifeguards.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Stretch of Unsettled Weather Ahead

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloudy skies with no breezes to note.  It's still and quiet and gray.  It's supposed to be mostly cloudy with peeks of sun and 30% chance of passing showers throughout the day.  Temps will get into the low-mid 70s with breezes commencing out of the SE at 10-12mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy, 50% chance of showers and/or thunderstorms with temps in the mid-upper 60s and breezes out of the SE at 10-12mph.
High tide:1:41p.m.
Low tide:7:04a.m. and 7:24p.m.
Ocean temp:67°
Sunset:8:29p.m.
UV Index: 6 (moderate)
Rip Currents: moderate

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mostly Sunny Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got a lovely morning happening with plenty of sunshine and breezes out of the E-SE at 9-11mph.  Expect mostly sunny skies with clouds increasing this afternoon. Temps will get up into the low-mid70s.  Tonight...20% chance of a passing shower with temps in the upper 60s / low 70s with breezes out of the E-SE at 16-22mph.
High tide:12:54p.m.
Low tide:6:18a.m. and 6:23p.m.
Ocean temp:67°
Sunset:8:28p.m.
UV Index:8
Rip Current: Moderate

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flag Day

Mornin'!  Happy Flag Day!  It's 76° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  No breezes to note.  It'll be another warm one today (not as warm as the past 3 days) but temps should just be tapping the low 80° with a tad less humidity.  In fact the NE 10-20mph breezes which begin later this morning should keep the island feeling refreshing.  There's a mix of clouds in today's forecast with a 20% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm today.  Apparently, the boomers will be spotty but all around us.  Tonight...mid-upper 60s with more clouds and still the chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm (I'll be typing that a lot the next few days).  Breezes out of the E-NE at 10-20mph.  The weekend's looking like a cloudy/sunny mix with those stray rain clouds surrounding our section of the world.
High tide:12:08p.m.
Low tide:5:37p.m.
Ocean temp:65°
Sunset:8:28p.m.
UV Index: high 10
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

More of the Same

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up over the horizon.  No breezes to note.  Even though the Summer Solstice is a week away (6/21) it's summer down the shore! We'll have a repeat of yesterday and the day before and the day before that.  It'll end tonight though...clouds, showers and cooler temps are on tap for the next week.  Today...warm with plenty of blue sky (little clouds in the mix) and sunshine and temps in the mid-upper 80's.  Breezes will commence from the W-SW at 9-11mph. Tonight...temps in the low 70s with breezes out of the SW at 10-15mph along with some clouds and a 20% chance of a passing shower.
High tide:11:25a.m.
Low tide:4:59p.m.
Ocean temp:64°
Sunset:8:27p.m.
UV Index:10
Rip Current:moderate (dip carefully)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Another perfect beach day

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  No breezes to note with a tiny bit of cloud cover at the horizon making Ms Sun's grand entrance even more beautiful than usual.  We're going to have another warm day with plentiful sunshine.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 80s with breezes out of the SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...temps down into the mid 70s with breezes out of the S-SW at 15-20mph and clear, starlit skies.  Tomorrow...more of the same.
High tide:10:44a.m.
Low tide:4:23p.m.
Ocean temp:64°
Sunset:8:27p.m.
I was blessed this weekend enjoying my first of hopefully many beach days and it was near perfect. What a lovely way to feed your soul and have a nice reprieve before heading back to work.  It almost felt like the "jewel" of autumn on the beach. The beach was not nearly populated as summer time and the ocean water which is cool and in the mid 60s provided the cool seabreezes which was so refreshing over the hot sand and my hot skin. Even though the ocean temp is still very cold in my opinion, many folks were swimming not seeming to mind the chill. This time next month the ocean should be 10° higher.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Beach Day


Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up.  Not a cloud in the sky. No breezes to note.  The birds are everywhere chirping and laughing.  It's a lovely Spring morn.  I'm giving it another "beach day".  It'll be a beauty today with warm temps in the mid 80s and breezes out of the SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...more clear, moonlit skies with temps in the upper 60s and breezes out of the SW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same (maybe a tad warmer).
High tide:10:04a.m.
Low tide:3:46p.m.
Ocean temp:64°
Sunset:8:27p.m.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great Seashore Weather

Mornin'!  It's 78° (no typo) this sunny, warm Saturday morn.  Slept in again...was out and about last evening!  There's a lot happening on the island this weekend and I'm getting some pleasure from it while it lasts.  It's a jammed packed weekend of activities (check yesterday's blog). The weather's perfect for one.  It'll be a beauty today with temps in the low 80s with blue, clear, sunny skies.  Breezes will be out of the S-SW at 10-20mph.  Tonight...clear, starlit, moonlit skies with temps in the upper 60s-low 70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow...a repeat with warmer temps!
High tide:8:59a.m. and 9:08p.m.
Low tide:2:45p.m.
Ocean temp:64°
UV Index:8-9 (very high) use that sunscreen
Sunset:8:26p.m.
Moonrise:9:16p.m.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Lovely Stretch of Weather Ahead


Mornin'!  It's 53° in sunny Wildwood.  Ms Sun's up and at'em!  It's calm with no breezes to note.  It's a lovely morning out there.  The best part it's the start of a stretch of lovely weather...looks like at least until Thursday night (when some rain showers are in the forecast).  Expect some beautiful Spring weather today with plentiful sunshine and temps in the upper 70s - low 80s.  Today is going to have lots of vivid, cloudless, blue sky with temps in the upper 70s - low 80s and breezes out of the West at 14-16mph.  Tonight...clear with a full moon and temps in the mid-upper 60s with breezes out of the S-SW at 5-10mph.  The weekend looks like a repeat except for the breeze could be just a tad stiffer.  A perfect weather weekend for the American Legion guests, the Race of the Gentlemen, Wildwood Beer Fest at Fox Park and of course the Mummers in North Wildwood!  www.wildwoodsnj.com
High tide:8:45a.m. and 8:59p.m. (much higher than normal due to the Full Moon)
Low tide:2:29p.m.
Ocean temp:64°
Sunset and Moonrise: 8:26p.m.
UV Index:8 (high)
Rip Currents: moderate

Friday Beach Etiquette tips are back~
~Never leave trash on the beach and even better yet...pick up any you see whether it's yours or not.     Note trash and recycle containers as The Wildwoods do recycle.
~Don't forgot those cigarette butts...collect and trash them (or just don't smoke and pollute the lovely sea air). Never stick them in the sand and leave them...that'll be tomorrow's find for the little kid digging in the sand.  Plus, cigarette filters take years to decompose and could be taken to the ocean by the tides giving sea life harmful/toxic cigarette filter tidbits to swallow.
~Remember to pack headphones (believe it or not no one wants to hear your music blaring from your boombox).  Big boomboxes are not welcomed on the beach.
~Kindly give your neighbors space when selecting your beach site. Careful not to plop down in others personal beach space.  Courtesy is key.
~Teach children beach etiquette. Running nearby others and kicking or throwing sand is a no-brainer but sometimes you'd never know it.
~Playing ball, frisbee, corn hole, and kite-flying etc on the back side of the beach (dune side) not near beach goers (the beach patrol will usually stop you anyway if your in the wrong area.)
~Feeding the seagulls is a big no-no. Eat and snack smartly. Using hands to express emotion when holding your sandwich up or out is a magnet for swooping gulls.  Eat under your umbrella or hooded sand chair as the beach vultures (gulls) are eyeing beach goers constantly trying to find who's eating and looking for the right opportune moment to swoop down and pluck your lunch right out of your hand or mouth (seen it happen many times). Once they get you then the havoc begins as 40 other gulls come in for a food fight of your scattered lunch.  By the way, seagulls know "chip bags" and if they see one sticking out of your unsupervised beach bag, they will think nothing of helping themselves and remove the chips from your bag as well as share your snacks with their gull friends while you're taking a walk or a dip (seen it happen many times).
~shake towels and blankets away from others noting the wind direction.
~follow posted warnings (closed beaches, rip currents, surf board/boogie board area etc) and pay attention to lifeguards.
~(hubby suggested this one) If you must use your cell phone on the beach...courtesy would be taking the call away from all the surrounding beach goers and head to a quieter area (dune side of the beach) as again...believe it or not no one wants to hear your phone conversation on their quiet, relaxing beach day.  Happy Beaching!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday Mix of Sun and Clouds (in that order)


Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny!  It's still (no breezes).  It's fragrant (the aroma of the marsh is heavy in the morning air).  It's chilly (I just slipped into my husband's flannel shirt for some added warmth).  We're having a little cool, pleasant, sunny start to the day.  Unfortunately, all forecasts are pointing to clouds rolling in as temps get up into the low-mid 60s.  Enjoy this first half of a sunny, still day as increasing clouds and winds (NE 10-20mph w/gusting) will be rolling in by this afternoon. Tonight...overcast with temps dropping back into the mid-upper 50s and breezes out of the North 10-20mph.  Tomorrow begins a very nice stretch of warmer, summery weather with plenty of sunshine and mid-70 temps...we're talking right through next week!  If you picked next week for your vacation, you picked well!
High tide:8:04a.m. and 8:22p.m.
Low tide:1:48p.m.
Ocean temp:64°
Sunset:8:25p.m.
Moonrise (almost Full):7:34p.m.
UV Index: 7-8 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (very strong)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mostly Gray Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and overcast, breezy (NE 10-12mph) and very chilly.  It'll be another one of the gray, chilly days with temps in the low 60s with breezes out of the NE at 10-20mph with gusting.  Peeks of Ms Sun are in "one" forecast for later this afternoon...remember her?  My cilantro, parsley, lettuce, dill and impatients are very grateful for the gray, cool weather.  Not so much for me.  But, I gotta watch what I wish for...summer's officially 2 weeks away and there are places throughout the world having some incredibly, intense heat waves. Thankfully not us. Tonight...even cooler than this morning with temps in the low 50s, mostly cloudly with breezes out of the NE 5-10mph. Tomorrow...they're all saying sunshine!  And, the weekend at this point is looking sunny with temps in the mid-upper 70s!
High tide 7:22a.m. and 7:43p.m. (much higher tides due to Full Moon in 2 days)
Low tide:1:07p.m.
Ocean temp:65°
Sunset:8:24p.m.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

More Gray on Tap

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  Another overcast and cloudy start to the day.  Currently no breezes to note and we're dry at the moment.  It's still and quiet (except for the island birds).  We're about to have a morning of patchy fog and mist.  There's a 50% chance of showers today with breezes out of the E-NE at 10-20mph.  Temps will stay almost right about where they are now...mid 60s.  Tonight...20% chance of a passing shower as the clouds aren't going anywhere. Temps will drop into the mid-upper 50s with breezes out of the NE 9-13mph.  Sorry to say...tomorrow (maybe even Wednesday) looks like a repeat of today...more gray.  At this time, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are keepers looking sunny and warm.
High tide:6:36a.m. and 7:03p.m.
Low tide:12:25p.m.
Ocean temp:67°
Sunset:8:24p.m.
UV Index:5-6 (moderate)
Full Moon: Friday-June 9th

Monday, June 5, 2017

Gray Monday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy (some parts of the morning sky are clearing with Ms Sun trying her best to break through) and dry (for now) with no breezes to note.   Expect a mostly cloudy day with an 80% chance of scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms beginning a little later this morning.  Temps will be in the mid-70s with breezes out of the W-SW at 14-16mph. Tonight...cloud cover continues with more rain and/or thunderstorms (80% chance) and winds out of the N-NE at 10-15mph. Tomorrow...still grayish but with more peeks of sun than today.
High tide:6:19p.m.
Low tide:11:43a.m.
Ocean temp:67°
Sunset:8:23p.m.
UV Index: 2 (low)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's a beauty in Wildwood NJ.  It's 69° with blue, sunny skies and not a breeze to note (E-SE 2-3mph).  It's a perfect morning in my opinion.  What makes it even more perfect is hubby's in the kitchen frying breakfast sausages and his yummy home fries (we call them "daddy's taters").  It'll be a pleasant, Spring day with temps in the mid-upper 70s and sunshine on tap throughout the day (some clouds will drift in later today) with breezes out of the South at 15-20mph.  Tonight...more of those clouds roll in with temps down into the mid-60s and breezes out of the S-SW at 20-30mph.  Late tonight...40% chance of showers.  Tomorrow... expect a good watering...rain likely (80% chance).
High tide:5:30p.m.
Low tide:10:59a.m.
Ocean temp:62°
Sunset:8:23p.m.
UV Index: 8 (high)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Partly Sunny Saturday

View from The Surfing Pig (new dockside outdoor bbq bar) 10th and Delaware
Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  Blog's a little late (was out and about on the island late last night).  It's cloudy with a 10% chance of a morning shower.  It's still with no breezes to note.  It'll be partly sunny once most of these clouds clear out. Temps will be in the upper 60s-lower 70s with breezes commencing out of the W-NW at 11-13mph.  This afternoon they could kick up even more out of the NW at 20-25mph but it should be sunny most of the day.  Tonight...clear with temps in the low 60s and breezes out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.
High tide:4:37p.m.
Low tide:10:11a.m.
Ocean temp:61°
Sunset:8:22p.m.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mostly Lovely Today

Wildwood's notorious "fake" palm trees (they're everywhere)
Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with blue skies and a light breeze (NE 3-5mph).  It's a very lovely morning.  Once again the seagulls are laughing all around the neighborhood completing the loveliness.  It'll be sunny throughout most of the day with temps in the low-mid 70s and breezes out of the W-NW at 5-10mph.  There's a 20% chance of an afternoon rain shower passing through but only one forecast is mentioning that.  Tonight...clear with temps in the low-mid 60s and breezes out of the West at 8-10mph.  We're back to a 50-50 weekend with tomorrow being the better of the two days as Sunday looks a tad more cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers late in the day.  I forgot to mention yesterday that it was the start to hurricane season.  It runs from June 1st to November 30th.  The hype this year is that it's going to be worse than usual.  NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) predicts 11-17 named storms developing into hurricanes this year with two-four being "major".  In an average season The Atlantic ocean produces up to 12 named storms, six hurricanes with two being major hurricanes.  Preparedness is key.  That's all I have to say.
High tide:3:43p.m.
Low tide:9:18a.m.
Ocean temp:62°
Sunset:8:21p.m.
UV Index: High (8)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Welcome June!!!

Mornin'!  It's 64° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy to see June and I know we're all counting on her to bring us fairer, more seasonable weather than May!  We're kicking off this fresh, new month with overcast skies and calmness (no breezes to note).  The seagulls sound very happy to have some nice weather on tap. Even though we're dry this morning, everything is damp from the sea's moisture blanketing the island.  The outdoor plants couldn't be happier.  These current clouds will give way to sunhine today as temps get up into the low-mid 70s with breezes out of the W-SW at 7-11mph.  Tonight...clear as temps drop into the low-mid 60s with breezes out of the W-NW at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow and Saturday look to have the same forecast as today.  Sunday may have a bit more cloud cover but doesn't look like the washout first forecasted.
High tide:2:48p.m.
Low tide:8:19a.m. and 8:40p.m.
Ocean temp:61°
Sunset:8:21p.m.
UV Index: "8" High