Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lovely Spring Day

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly clear with Ms Sun just passing over the horizon.  The island's brightening as I type.  We had a very nice April showering overnight as everything's been drenched and watered.  The pollen is everywhere.  This time of year can be messy looking at times...but this too shall pass.  One thing we had yesterday was fog along with a great bike ride on the boardwalk before dinner in all the misty vapor.  The tops of the ferris wheel and roller coasters were completely obscured.  Very cool.  Not now though as the sunshine's already pouring down with breezes out of the N-NW 20-30mph.  With these 50° temps...it's feeling Spring-like outside this morning.  The neighborhood seagulls are displaying their pleasure that's for sure.  It'll be a pleasant Spring day down the shore with temps in the low-mid 60s and breezes out of the W-NW at 15-20mph and mostly sunny (some clouds in the mix) conditions.  Tonight...clouds really begin to filter in and take over as preparation begins for a 30% chance of rain showers, temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and breezes out of the S-SW at  4-8mph.  It's leading to a rainy day tomorrow but the weekend's still holding on as mostly sunny and mild.
High tide:6:24p.m.
Low tide:11:56a.m.
Ocean temp:49°
Sunrise:6:05a.m.
Sunset:7:49p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hump Day Gloomies

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  I'm back to getting a good night's sleep as today's blog entry will be a bit more on a retiree's schedule.  Retirement's going very well by the way.  It's almost 4 months now and I still feel like pinching myself especially when I don't have to think about work.  At all.  I do think it became almost an obsession with that the ol' work element/ethic inside me being all-consuming more often than not.  It's really an extraordinary gift to be free of someone else's expectations and have my own time to myself and live down the shore to boot.  Even when this wintry weather won't let go, I'm loving the slow motion of life's flow. I've never anticipated summer/vacation weather like this before either.  Who knows what this summer and autumn (the jewel of all the seasons along the coast) will bring as I am now truly able to take "do what I want" full advantage of living here.  Things are beginning to happen to kick off the 2018 season bringing the excitement level up a notch. The beach is getting raked (great fragrance), shops are opening, good restaurants and fun dockside bars are getting ready to open (some are now open on weekends), my sandchairs are out of storage, my leafy green seedlings are almost 2" high already, my new canvas porch awnings are coming, my outdoor shower is ready!  When I moved here 14 years ago, I did envision this.  God willing, I'm on the precipice of having off from work for the next 6+ months!  Life is good.
It's currently..gray, on the foggy side, misty and wet with winds thrown in (E-SE 15-20mph).  The ocean's whitewater is roaring big time (I can hear it loud and clear from 6+ blocks away).  It's raining lightly at the moment.  Overnight we had some nice rounds of rain showers.  Nothing too major but everything got a good watering.  There's a 70% chance of showers off and on all day today.  Temps should be around the mid-upper 50s with those blasted SE winds howling around at 10-20mph + gusting (30+mph).  One forecast did mention peeks of sun off and on this afternoon (that's my bet). And, another mentioned that those after 2p.m. rains that are on the forecast could be heavy and involve a thunderstorm or two.  We're heading into a full moon this coming weekend and the tides could be on the higher than normal side so just be aware of that.  Tonight...showers (30% chance) with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and SE winds at 10-12mph.  Tomorrow...now that's what I'm talking about...sunny and mid-60s!  Oh...the weekend so far looks good too...sunny and mild!
High tide:5:28p.m.
Low tide:11:05a.m.
Ocean temp:49°
Sunset:7:48

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Partly Sunny - Partly Cloudy

Mornin'!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.   Another one of those early starts to the day as I have no idea why my brain just wakes earlier than I'd like it to.  I got right on to the weather though stepping outside to check on conditions.  It's fragrant with the salty, briny ocean smell.  It's clear and crisp with stars twinkling and the moon shining out of the darkness.  It's on its way to being full as the Full Moon is this Sunday.  For some reason, the ocean's roar is very loud and clear this early morn.  It's usually this loud when the island's encased in cloud cover.  Not this morning though. Guess it's the way the breezes are directed wafting lightly out of the E-SE at 5-8mph.  Expect clouds to roll in a bit later as it'll be a partly sunny / partly cloudy day with a 30% chance of rain showers late this afternoon / early evening.  Temps will be in the low-mid 50s with Easterly winds at 10-20mph as gusting will be in the mix.  Tonight...wet and raw with rain (90% chance) and patchy fog.  Temps in the upper 40s / low 50s.  Those Easterly winds at 18-20mph +gusts of 30mph are checking in too.  Tomorrow begins and ends with rain as we probably won't see sunshine until Thursday.
High tide: 4:26p.m.
Low tide: 10:09a.m.
Ocean temp:49°
Sunrise: 6:08a.m.
Sunset:7:47p.m.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon as she begins the start of a fresh new week providing plenty of sunshine today.  It's crisp and a bit chilly out there this morning but still and quiet except for the neighborhood seagulls yapping.  It's got a pinch of Spring in the morning sea air and it's lovely.  It's coming I can feel it!  It'll be pleasant today with temps in the mid-50s and breezes out of the SE at 6-10mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy with temps in the upper 40s and breezes out of the SE at 6-8mph.  Tomorrow...clouds will be predominant as a rainy system is headed our way by tomorrow night and will stay checked in until Thursday.
High tide:3:22p.m.
Low tide:9:05a.m.
Ocean temp:49°
Sunrise:6:09a.m.
Sunset:7:46p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon.  There's not a cloud in the sky.  No breezes to note. It's aromatic with that seashore brininess hitting the senses the moment you step outside.  It's quiet except for happy seagulls in the neighborhood laughing hysterically at something.  I know they're probably not laughing but it makes me happy thinking they could be.  Yesterday we had a group on my corner who were arguing over a bag of chips. In fact, the bag of chips was still inside a plastic grocery bag!  One of them knew how to shake the bags upside down so any remaining crumbs created a seagull "chow time" screeching rumble.  I headed to the corner to relieve them of their tensions and removed the double bag before it hit the harbor.  Happy Earth Day!  In honor of Earth day...if you see any trash today...pick it up.   It'll be a pleasant day with sunshine, breezes out of the E-SE at 5-9mph and temps in the low 50s.  Tonight...clear with the Lyrid meteor shower upon us (overnight into the early morning), temps in the mid-40s and breezes out of the South at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...a repeat of today!
High tide:2:20p.m.
Low tide:7:55a.m. and 8:04p.m.
Ocean temp:49°
Sunrise:6:10a.m.
Sunset:7:45p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lovely Saturday!

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit with no breezes to note.  It feels cold and crisp but without those stiff winds or windchills.  It doesn't feel that wintry this morning.  The horizon's beginning to lighten ever so slightly.  It'll be a nice one today as it'll be mostly sunny with temps in the mid-upper 50s.  Breezes will commence a bit later and will be light throughout today and tomorrow.  Today they'll be wifting (wafting) in from the W-NW at 5-10mph and tonight switch direction from the W-SW at 8-10mph.  Speaking of tonight...more clouds roll in as it'll be mostly cloudy with temps in the low 40s.  Tomorrow and Monday...pretty much a repeat of today so get out and enjoy!  Oh...forgot to mention that being Earth Day tomorrow all the municipalities on the island are celebrating by having beach clean-up (beach sweeps) this morning.  North Wildwood: 16th Ave. and the Beach, Wildwood: Poplar Ave. and the Beach and Wildwood Crest: Centennial Park and the beach  for the annual beach sweep.  Bring your gloves and hit the beach for some clean-up and trash pick-up time.
High tide:1:18p.m.
Low tide:6:48a.m. and 6:51p.m.
Ocean temp:46°
Sunrise:6:12a.m.
Sunset:7:44p.m.

Friday, April 20, 2018

TGIF And, still trying to enjoy Spring!

Mornin'!  It's 39° (no typo) in Wildwood NJ this morning.  I slept in a bit and made up for the hours I lost the night before.  Woke to Ms Sun pouring in as I forgot to close those ol' room darkening curtains.  Feels great to be alive especially waking to the seashore sun on your face!  When I went out on to the back porch to check the outdoor thermometer, it truly felt like a winter morning.  Even though the sun is shining in the cloudless, bright blue sky, the winds are also blowing and howling..out of the North at 20-25mph giving us a 29° windchill.  With that bite in the air and my little seedlings covered once again for the overnight, they seem to be taking on this wintry weather head-on and making it through with no problems.  It'll be a sunny (a spattering of clouds), blustery day today with temps in the low 50s and winds out of the W-NW at 17-20mph.  Tonight...temps in the mid-40s with winds out of the NW at 7-10mph and clear, starlit skies.  The weekend's looking much like today with Saturday having some clouds in the mix.  For the most part...I guess we're headed in the right direction.  I keep thinking that it feels like we're heading into Winter as Spring seems to be having a challenge this year.
High tide:12:17p.m.
Low tide:5:51p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:7:43p.m.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Gale Warnings Posted Today

Mornin'!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  This one's a bit early due to waking early for no apparent reason.  We're under thick cloud cover this early morning with breezes out of the East at 10-15mph.  The ocean's roar is loud and clear when stepping out the back door onto the porch.  It's neat how the clouds insulate that sound so well.  Today's weather will be a mix of things.  It'll be mostly cloudy as we'll be lucky to see peeks of sun.  My guess is we will see Ms Sun somehow get through the cloud cover off and on.  You never know...these heavy clouds can be pushed aside from time to time by the winds and sun and we can only hope.  Temps will barely tap 50° with breezes coming over the island first from the West, then W-NW, then NW as a gale warning is posted from 2p.m. this afternoon until tomorrow morning.  Winds will ramp up this afternoon at 25-30mph out of the NW and give us some leftover March ambiance.  There's also a 20% chance of a shower today. It's definitely sweater-weather.  Tonight...partly cloudy and windy (NW 20-30mph) with temps in the low 40s.  Tomorrow looks like a sunny, but a blustery day with tad warmer temps. The weekend...sunny and much calmer breezes with temps still barely tapping 50°.
High tide:11:20a.m.
Low tide:5:02p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunrise:6:15a.m.
Sunset:7:42p.m.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring's Back (I think)

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are very light out of the N-NW at 4-6mph.  It feels like we're getting some peeks of Winter rather than those warmish Spring mornings that we've been recently experiencing.  No frost out there but it feels like there could be with that wintry bite in the air. At least the birds are chirping and making it sound a bit Spring-like. The seagulls are in the distance too squawking and laughing making those seashore/island sounds. It smells nice with that briny fragrance of the sea in the air.  Ms Sun's up as she just rose only minutes ago.  It'll be a pleasant Spring day with plenty of sunshine and temps in the mid-upper 50s.  Breezes will be out of the West at 13-16mph. Tonight...some clouds filter in as temps drop down into the low-mid 40s with breezes out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...pretty much the same as today with a bit more clouds and breezes in the mix.  As for the weekend...so far it's looking dry but mostly cloudy on Saturday and sunny and pleasant for Sunday.

High tide:10:28a.m.
Low tide:4:17p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:7:41p.m.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Some Sun / Some Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  I woke to the sun shining through the cracks of my dark curtains this morning. Man, that was a good feeling after what seems like many mornings of dark, gray, cloud cover.  Today though...sun breaking through, yet feeling cold and crisp but with hardly a breeze (N-NW 6-8mph).  There's cloud cover out there but at the moment, Ms Sun is stealing the show.  It'll be a mostly sunny day with temps tapping 50° and breezes ramping up out of the West at 18-24mph.  Clouds begin to take over this afternoon.  No rain is expected.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low 40s and breezes out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow...even more sunshine with less cloud cover than today with temps around 10° warmer than what they'll be today!  It's coming!  It's coming!
High tide:9:41a.m.
Low tide:3:36p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunset:7:40p.m
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Miserable Monday

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got some crazy, crapola weather happening out there.  It's been happening since yesterday and will continue to be all day into tomorrow.  First off...it's raining...heavily at the moment.  No flooding or flood sirens yet but I'm sure we'll hear them like we did last night. It was a rough wet-windy weather day here yesterday beginning in the afternoon and continuing right to the moment.  High tide is in a few hours (9a.m.) so be aware if you're traversing around the islands. Using New Jersey Avenue is always your best bet when trying to avoid flood waters.  Also, keep in mind Wildwood's entrance to the island at Rio Grande Avenue floods all the time and subsequently it's at the base of the bridge.  So, getting on and off the island...you guessed it...can be a no-go as it gets closed off and you're s#%@ out of luck trying to enter or exit the island when it's one of those days like today.  North Wildwood's entrance/exit is the way to go.  Anyway...we're hunkered down and listening to what's happening out there as we're currently in the midst of a heavy, driving downpour and add to that the incredible S-SE winds at 30-35mph +gusting and you have yourself a "Hazardous Weather", "Coastal Flood Warning" and "A Special Marine Warning" posted.  It's actually very intense at the moment.  Today...expect periodic showers and possible thunderstorms with heavy winds.  Some storms could be severe as those winds (hopefully) calming down sometime later today (late afternoon/early evening) will be from the SW at 20-25mph.  Wind gusts could be as high as 45mph today so batten down the hatches.  It'll feel cold as temps are expected to drop to the upper 40s.  There was one forecast which posted "peeks of sun" throughout the day as this storm breaks apart driving itself North.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with rain showers off and on as temps drop even more...low 40s with winds simmering down out of the West at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...20% chance of rain with some clearing and some peeks of sun.  Temps will be in the upper 40s / low 50s.
High tide:8:59a.m. and 9:12p.m.
Low tide:2:54p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunrise:6:19a.m.
Sunset:7:39p.m.
FOOTNOTE: It's 11:30a.m. and there's nothing but blue sky and sunshine.  It appears the storm has passed!  It is still chilly (54°) and very windy.  I intend to continue to check the doppler if those dark clouds return but for now...not a cloud in the sky!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Stormy Sunday



Mornin'!  I've always had a fascination with the ocean liner... Titantic and this date brings the story back of it's sinking in the Atlantic 106 years ago. Over 1500 souls were taken in that horrific tragedy. The ocean temp was 28°.  I try to imagine but I can't.
It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and windy (E-NE at 17-23mph) and already feels cold and raw out there. No rain yet.  Expect patchy fog and drizzle with a chance of rain showers this morning.  Steady, soaking rain is on today's weather menu (60% chance) with temps barely tapping 50°.  The winds will be out of the NE at 20-25mph.  Tonight...upper 40s / low 50s with rain (80% chance) and possibly heavy rainfall and damaging winds.  We could even see a thunderstorm. This weather system stays here throughout tomorrow, unfortunately.  The New Moon is today...remember those higher than usual tides.  And, as for homemade soup...I got some lovely peppers in (yellow, orange, green, red) for some roasted pepper soup today!
High tide:8:18a.m.
Low tide:2:13p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunrise:6:20a.m.
Sunset:7:38p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pleasant Spring Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear with Ms Sun rising over the horizon as I type.  Breezes are light out of the SW at 12-18mph.  It'll be a pleasant Spring day here along the coast.  Expect plenty of sunshine with temps heading into the low-mid 60s with a bit of a breezy day with winds from the S-SW at 18-20mph.  Tonight...increasing clouds with temps in the low 50s and breezes out of the SE at 18-22mph.  The rain will be checking in on the overnight with winds ramping up and temps dropping.  After today's weather pleasantries, tomorrow's going to feel miserable...wet, windy and what-the-hell. Just saying.
High tide:7:37a.m.
Low tide:1:32p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunrise:6:22a.m.
Sunset:7:37p.m.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday the 13th

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under some cloud cover at the moment but they should be completely out of here by later this morning.  No breezes or winds to note unlike yesterday afternoon and last night which were rip-roaring.  Happy Friday the 13th!  It's the first of 2 this year...next one's in July. Sometimes there are 3 per year.  Just an FYI for those who worry themselves sick over the dire possibilities of what today's date unleashes as it's thought to be cursed somehow.  As for weather...it seems that today won't be jinxed at all.  Maybe a bit breezy but it'll be a lovely Spring day here down the Shore.  Expect plenty of sunshine with temps in the mid-upper 60s and breezes out of the SW at 15-18mph.  Tonight...a little breezier (S-SW at 18-20mph) with clear skies and temps right around where they are now...mid 50s.  Tomorrow...sunny with temps in the low-60s and breezes out of the South at 18-20mph.  Sunday..."a homemade soup kind of day" with clouds, rains, winds, raw and chilly with a high of 50°.  Tomorrow's the New Moon so keep aware of tidewater which will be considerably higher than normal and that includes Sunday with rain added to that tidewater.  Oh...here's some weather news from yesterday...The World Meteorological Organization announced that due to death and destruction these 4 names have been retired from the Hurricane Name List...Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.  There's a 6 year rotating list of names used for Hurricanes and those 4 are off the list forever.  The replacement names will be Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel.
High tide:6:54a.m. and 7:18p.m.
Low tide:12:50p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise:6:23a.m.
Sunset:7:36p.m.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under cloud cover as Ms Sun is obscured for her grand entrance this morning.  No breezes to note.  Everything's going to change though. First...we will see the sun as it'll be breaking through these morning clouds and shine off and on throughout the day right into dusk and the sunset.  Temps will climb up into the mid-upper 50s as winds begin to ramp up.  By late this afternoon...the clouds will still be trying to take over as winds enter the scene...first S-SW then South at 25-30mph.  Tonight...temps drop back into the mid-upper 40s as it'll remain partly cloudy and windy with SW winds at 25-30mph.  The weekend's still looking 50/50 with Saturday being the nicer of the two days with sunshine and temps in the mid-60s as well as windy conditions.  Saturday night...rain checks in for a couple days.
High tide:6:07a.m. / 6:36p.m.
Low tide:12:06p.m.
Ocean temp:44°
Sunset:7:35p.m.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring is Back!

North Wildwood's Municipal Building's Grounds
Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a clear, crisp morn with stars twinkling and no breezes to note.  It'll be another pleasant, sunny day down the shore with bright, vivid, blue skies and breezes commencing out of the N-NE at 5-8mph with temps tapping 50°.  Afternoon breezes switch to the W-SW at 3-5mph and by this evening, switch again from the South at 14-18mph as the temp drops down into the low 40s.  It'll be clear and starlit tonight.  Tomorrow...warmer temps but blustery winds check-in and will be in the 20-30mph range.  In fact those blustery winds will be staying checked in for about the next five days. The Philly weather forecasters have been reporting that Saturday will bring the first summery 80° day of the season but that's Philadelphia.  It's not happening here down the shore.  It'll be a blustery/very windy weekend with temps just barely tapping 60°.  Prepare accordingly if planning a visit to the coast.  Sunday's looking like wind along with rain at this point.  Oh, there's a "new" moon this weekend as the tides will be much higher than usual.  Today though...I'd say "a keeper" as it'll finally feel like a pleasant Spring day!
High tide:5:14a.m. and 5:49p.m.
Low tide:11:22a.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise:6:26a.m.
Sunset:7:34p.m.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Clouds Giving Way!

Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with no breezes to note.  By the looks of things, it appears we had some rain showers or major fog/mist as everything's wet and drippy.  At the moment...just clouds and quiet and of course the sounds of the ocean waves crashing the coast in the background.  Thankfully, it'll feel much warmer today as clouds will give way to Ms Sun as she's scheduled to return by late morning - midday and she'll certainly warm things up after these couple of gray, damp days. Plus, temps will be warmer hovering around the 50° mark.  Breezes will be light out of the NW at 10-12mph.  Tonight...clear with temps around where they are now with breezes out of the N-NW at 10-12mph.  Tomorrow...pretty much the same as today.  Maybe Spring is really upon us now!
High tide:4:55p.m.
Low tide:10:34a.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunset:7:33p.m.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mostly Gray Monday

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  Wildwood's under cloud cover as Ms Sun just rose when I began typing but we'll probably not see her at all today.  It feels a tiny bit nippy out there this morning.  Not much in breezes (NE 3-5mph) making it feel borderline Spring-like.  It's quiet with those insulating clouds creating a sound insulator as those "way off in the distant" waves crashing can be heard if you take a minute to listen. When I first moved here being a city girl and forever hearing some sort of traffic in the distance, I always thought that I could hear highway traffic somewhere here on the island.  There is no traffic 8 months out of the year and that sound out there this morning is the ceaseless roar of the ocean waves.  I can only hear it when we've got these conditions... thick cloud cover along with no breezes.  Living on the opposite west-side of the island (bayside), I normally don't have the privilege of hearing the trance-inducing sound of the surf like the beachfront properties.  So, with all the clouds out there this morning...I'm enjoying this chilly, gray weather first thing this morning with some beachfront sounds!  It'll be a mostly gray, still day with clouds staying pretty much checked in.  We may seeks peeks of sun but expect a mostly gray day with 15% chance of precipitation.  Temps will tap the low 40s with breezes commencing first out of the NE (this morning) and switching by mid-day from the East at 6-8mph and then again tonight from the SE at 9-11mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy with 20% chance of precipitation and temps in the upper 30s.  Tomorrow...much of same as the clouds aren't going anywhere and the chance of precipitation goes up to a 45% chance with temps closer to the 50s.  Ms Sun will find her way and somehow break through and peek in by tomorrow afternoon.
High tide:3:57p.m.
Low tide:9:41a.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise:6:29a.m.
Sunset:7:32p.m.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  It's breezy (North at 18-23mph) and feels like 27° with the windchill.  We've got plenty of cloud cover as it's gray with no beautiful sunrise in sight.  Oh, we never got any snow at all with all that week-long weather forecast hype coming at us from every direction.  It does feel like a cold, February morning stepping on the back porch though.  Don't fret...it'll eventually just feel like a "mild" winter's day with temps in the low-mid 40s, breezes out of the NW at 13-18mph and Ms Sun taking on all this cloud cover warming us with plentiful sunshine coming a little later this morning.  Tonight...clear with temps in the upper 30s / low 40s, and breezes out of the N-NW at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow...clouds drift back over the island with temps barely tapping 40°...another gray, chilly day with a chance of rain beginning tomorrow night.
High tide:3:02p.m.
Low tide:8:40a.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunset:7:31p.m.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Rain Off And On

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under thick cloud cover with light rain coming down.  The breezes have calmed down a bit out of the N-NW at 10-15mph.  It feels chilly and raw out there.  The temps will drop today (low 40s) as rain clouds remain checked in.  We probably won't see a lot of rain today but keep in mind, there is a 60% chance of rain take it or leave it. Winds will be very light out of the N-NW at 5-7mph but my bet is there will be a seashore bite in the air.  Tonight...cloudy with periods of light rain and temps in the upper 30s / low 40s with breezes out of the N-NW at 3-5mph.  If the temps stay in the 30's we "might" see snow flakes or flurries.  Not much chance of seeing any accumulation tonight (the ground has warmed up and is salty and sandy enough from all that recent sloughing to keep the white stuff away).  Tomorrow...Ms Sun breaks on through as temps climb back up into the upper 40s / low 50s.  Whatever...I'm covering my baby seedlings tonight.
High tide:2:09p.m.
Low tide:7:37a.m. and 7:42p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunset:7:30p.m.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Gray TGIF

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under heavy, gray cloud cover with amazing breezes off the ocean (S-SE) at 10-13mph.  I immediately could smell the sea and could hear the surf pounding the coast from 6+ blocks away. What a start to the day treat! Grateful for that.  The sky is brightening but not sure how Ms Sun's going to make it through the gray denseness this morning as she tries to provide her disposition and warmth.  Only one forecast said expect peeks of sun around mid-day. Otherwise, it looks like it'll be dry (no rain) throughout the day but with the forecasted blustery, cloudy conditions. I'd expect a "sloughing" kind of day...a spa day due to the winds out of the S-SW at 25-35mph +gusting and the moist winds...mother nature facials for everyone. And, if you really want the real deal...go on the beach as the sand mixes with the moisture pelting those pores.  One forecaster reported 5% chance of precipitation whatever that is.  Temps will be in the low-mid 50s (not that shabby).  Tonight...clouds and winds (S-SW 20-25mph) still checked in as temps head back down into the mid-upper 30s.  Rain begins on the overnight.  Tomorrow...rain here along the coast as I hear "snow" for the mainland.  Whew...missed that bullet but it'll be cold...mid-upper 40s.  Thank God for salt air as it never fails to keep that ol' snowmaker at bay (no pun intended).  For sure it'll be day 2 for the homemade Minestrone by the way...grateful for that deliciousness.  Happy Friday!
High tide:1:19p.m.
Low tide:6:42a.m. and 6:45p.m.
Ocean temp: same as the air - 43°
Sunrise:6:34a.m.
Sunset:7:29p.m.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sunny Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and at'em.  There's some leftover cloud cover but she's doing her best to brighten things up.  It's breezy...N-NW 15-20mph +gusting.  Feels like 29° with that wind chill.  It'll be a sunny, breezy day with temps tapping 50° and winds out of the W-NW at 18-22mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the low 40s and breezes much lighter out of the W-SW at 5-7mph. Clouds will roll in on the overnight bringing the possibility of showers.  Tomorrow...the clouds are here for sunrise and unfortunately, the winds return (it'll be mostly a repeat of yesterday) and Saturday all forecasts are pointing to snowfall with barely any accumulation but snowfall just the same. There, I've said it.
High tide:12:29pm
Low tide:6:00pm
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise:6:35am
Sunset:7:28pm

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Miserable Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got some weather happening as I type.  It's extremely windy, gray, misty with major heavy fog happening.  The fog is creating the effect of torrential rain pouring down. You can barely see across the street through the thickness while the winds (S-SW 25-30mph +gusting) along with the fog's moisture are creating low visibility along with everything (windows/screens/doors etc) outside saturated and dripping wet.   All you need is a fog horn in the background to complete this scene.  It'll be a miserable weather day with misty rains and winds checked in throughout the day and evening (tonight: N-NW 25-30mph) as temps climb up into the mid-upper 50s (tonight: low 40s). The rain should taper off by early afternoon.  The clouds aren't checking out until tonight and the winds are here until tomorrow night.  Speaking of tomorrow...Ms Sun accompanies the wind but the temps will be at least 10° cooler.  Eh...so much for Spring.  Minestrone soup is on the Chef's menu today!
High tide:11:41a.m.
Low tide:5:21p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise:6:37a.m.
Sunset:7:27p.m.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mostly Gray One

Mornin'! It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under thick cloud cover as it's spitting outside.  No breezes to note (haven't typed that line in quite awhile).  It'll be a cloudy, gray day with showers off and on throughout (45% chance) the day. Temps will get up into the upper 40s with breezes commencing a bit later this afternoon out of the E-SE at 10-12mph.  Tonight...cloudy with a 20% chance of precipitation and breezes out of the South at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow...a tough one...cloudy with periods of rain on and off, temps in the mid-upper 50s and the winds S-SW at 20-30mph are back.  Sounding "raw" and perhaps another soup day to me.
High tide:10:54a.m.
Low tide:4:44p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise:6:38a.m.
Sunset:7:26p.m.

Monday, April 2, 2018

50-50 Monday. Some Gray - Some Sun

Mornin'!  It's 40° in blustery Wildwood NJ.  We're looking at the behind of another weather system as it heads out to sea.  We're under misty conditions with some major winds out of the NE at 20-25mph +gusting.  It's feeling cold with a windchill of 27°.  It's feeling a lot like March this morning (in fact it'll feel like it off and on this week, unfortunately) with temps barely tapping 40° and blustery winds staying checked in all week long.  It'll be a damp, wet, misty morning at least until late morning / early afternoon when periods of sunshine are on tap.  The winds will simmer down too (E-NE 8-11mph) but the temps will be right where they are now through the evening into the overnight.  Tonight...clear, 40° and E-NE breezes at 6-8mph.  Tomorrow...gray, wet, a bit warmer and much less windy than what's happening out there at the moment.
High tide:12:09p.m.
Low tide:41°
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:7:25p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter - And...April's Here!

Photo - Facebook (NorthWildwood Beach)
Mornin'!  It's 46° and cloudy in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Easter! This will be my very last weather blog as I'm retiring my Wildwood Weather website - blog today.  Just kidding.  April Fools!  We finally made it through that Nor'easter March of ours and now it should be mostly clear sailing ahead as Spring truly should start showing its beauty.  I know this is a wet, rainy month but it truly is the major factor in giving us all the blossoms and lovely new buds and upcoming flowering growth on the island.  It'll be all worth it. Unfortunately, April begins with a mostly gray day with minimal peeks of sun (Ms Sun's rising over the clouds as I type) with breezes out of the SW at 10-15mph.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 50s.  Tonight...mostly cloudy, temps in the upper 40s / low 50s with light breezes out of the NW at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow...waking to rain showers and (leftover March) winds that will stay checked in until late afternoon.
High tide:9:25a.m.
Low tide:3:25p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:7:25p.m.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Don't Let The Door Hit You In The...

Mornin'!  This is it, March!  You're finally closing in on the last act! C'est la vie!  It's 41° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  This last day of March is leaving us with a beauty...plentiful sunshine, temps tapping 50°, breezes out of the N-NE at 10-15mph and switching to the S-SE by later today.  Tonight...increasing clouds, temps around where they are now with winds kicking up out of the SW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow...looking cloudy and windy with rain coming in during the evening...you know the drill..."April Showers...". 
I should mention that on Monday there is some cold, wet weather heading to the east and
it could be in the form of snowfall.  For Wildwood and the coast though...mostly rain and slushy mix.
High tide:8:40a.m. and 9:07p.m.
Low tide:2:43p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:7:24p.m.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Passover and Good Friday

Mornin'!  Happy Passover!  Happy Good Friday!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  As it does on most Good Friday's...it's raining.  I always remember as a child that Good Friday always seemed gray and grim.  It's gray and raining lightly with a stiff breeze out of the SW 10-20mph.  It'll be a gray day with rain showers on and off as temps get up to the mid-upper 50s.  Winds will continue out of the SW at 15-20mph.  Tonight...brief, occasional showers before 8p.m. as rain clouds begin to clear on out of here. Temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes out of the NW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...sunny and cooler (mid 40s) and Easter Sunday...a little warmer (low 50s) with mostly cloudy skies.
High tide:7:53a.m. and 8:22p.m.
Low tide:1:58p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:7:23p.m.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Full Moon Thursday


Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining down.  Breezes (very light) are out of the E-SE at 4-6mph.  Blog's a bit late...another one of those restless nights with a "sleep in late" inevitable.  It's very lovely outside.  Everything's damp from some overnight rain showers.  It's not freezing or windy or cold.  It actually has Spring in the air and I can smell my hyacinth garden blooming as the aroma is mixed with that ol' salty brine of the sea. It's a terrific way to welcome the day!  It'll be a somewhat pleasant day with a mix of clouds/fog and a good dose of sun with temps in the low 50s and breezes out of the S-SE at 8-11mph.  There is a 20% chance of a shower today. Tonight...more mix of clouds (more cloudy than clear) clear moonlit skies with a 30% chance of showers and temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and breezes out of the South at 15-18mph.  Tomorrow...more clouds and showers on tap (60% chance) but a bit higher on the temps.
High tide:7:03a.m. and 7:35p.m.
Low tide:1:10p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:7:22p.m.
Full Moon Rise:5:28p.m.
And just a reminder...watch the much higher than normal tides; don't drive through salty, corrosive flood waters.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Gray Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  We're having a rain shower at the moment with hardly a breeze out of the S-SW at 4-8mph.  It's feeling very spring-like this morning albeit damp with the aroma of the briny marsh/ocean in the foreground.  It certainly doesn't feel like March. Maybe it's beginning to turn into that Lamb we're always hearing about.  We're looking at a mostly gray day with light showers in the morning, gray/cloudiness throughout the day with a 20% chance of rain during the day and 50% chance tonight.  Only one forecast mentioned peeks of sun this afternoon.  Take that for what it's worth but my bets are on a gray (partially "wet") day.  In fact, I'm going with no sunshine until Saturday as most forecasts are reporting that one. Today's temps will rise just a bit (mid-upper 40s) with very light breezes out of the S-SW switching direction by mid-day to SE all at 4-6mph.  Tonight...rain showers, S-SE breezes at 4-6mph and temps back to where they are now...low 40s.  Tomorrow...starting out with showers and basically repeating today's weather. Don't think we'll see much of the that Blue Moon (2nd Full moon in a month) or the Sap Moon (that's also what it's called due to the Maple trees beginning to drip their sap this time of year) or the Worm Moon (another title due to the ground thawing and softening enough for the earthworms to push out into the surface). One way or another...Spring is just in reach now as all the leafy green seeds are now planted outside in my prepared planters (collards, kale, 4 types of lettuce, parsley, cilantro and green onions).  Today, I intend to work on my next homemade soup for this gray-rainy day...a nice Matzo ball soup!
High tide:5:02a.m. and 5:45p.m.
Low tide:11:26a.m.
Ocean temp:42°
Sunrise:6:49a.m.
Sunset:7:20p.m.
Almost Full Moonrise:4:20p.m.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Happy Birthday to My Sister - This One's For You!

Mornin'!  Happy Birthday, Sis...if it weren't for you there would be no weather blog.  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear, starlit skies with hardly a breeze (signs of April perhaps).  I was taken aback when stepping on the back porch and feeling the total stillness and not a lick of a breeze...very weird...almost eerie.  Speaking of breezes...they'll be (eerie) very light throughout the day and evening.  It'll be mostly cloudy throughout much of the day with temps in the low 40s and breezes out of the East at 6-8mph.  If we see peeks of sun it'll be in the earlier part of the day.  Tonight...cloudy with temps back into the mid-upper 30s and breezes out of the S-SE at 8-10mph. Tomorrow...more of the same (clouds with peeks of sun but with a slight chance of a spritz or two of rain) with temps slightly warmer.  According to a couple weather sources I research, we probably won't see a sunny day until Saturday.  Seems like the clouds are going to escort March right on out of here. Oh...the Full Moon is Thursday!
High tide:5:02a.m. and 5:45p.m.
Low tide:11:26a.m.
Ocean temp:42°
Sunrise:6:49a.m.
Sunset:7:20p.m.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Not Feeling Like Spring Yet

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under cloudy skies with winds out of the North at 13-18mph.  It's blustery and cold outside.  We're going to begin this week with a cloudy, blustery morning as temps creep up into the low 40s by this afternoon.  Expect Ms Sun to begin breaking through this morning's cloud cover and begin shining by this afternoon as it'll become mostly sunny with the winds ramping up out of the NE at 20-25mph.  Tonight...mix of clouds and clear sky with temps back down into the mid-upper 30s with winds out of the E-NE at 13-16mph.  Tomorrow looks sunnier and less windy. 
High tide:4:40p.m.
Low tide:10:28a.m.
Ocean temp:42°
Sunrise:6:51a.m.
Sunset:7:19p.m.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Last Sunday In March!!! Blustery Partly Cloudy / Partly Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ. Windchill...26°.  It's still dark with starlit skies as Ms Sun's coming over the horizon in less than an hour.  Breezes are a bit stiff (why wouldn't they be?) out of the North at 13-16mph.  It'll be a sunny (albeit blustery) start to the day with temps heading into the low 40s with breezes becoming stiffer out of the E-NE at 20-30mph.  By mid-day, the clouds roll in and could provide a bit of moisture...rain / snow showers (20% chance).  Then by this evening...still blustery (NE 20-25mph) as the skies clear and temps fall back down to the mid-upper 30s.  Tomorrow sunnier yet still very breezy.  6 more days until March checks out!
High tide:3:32p.m.
Low tide:9:22a.m.
Ocean temp:42°
Sunrise:6:52a.m.
Sunset:7:18p.m.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

First Spring Saturday!

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and was starlit as Ms Sun's is heading right this way now that the sky is lightening up.  She'll be crossing the horizon in less than a half hour.  The breezes are out of the NW at 15-20mph.  It'll be a cold Spring day today with Ms Sun trying to warm the island as temps get into the mid-40s.  Breezes will be lighter than normal for March...NW at 12-15mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy with temps down in the upper 30s and breezes out of the NW at 7-10mph.  It'll be mostly cloudy tomorrow with March winds returning...get out the hairspray!
High tide:2:26p.m.
Low tide:8:08a.m. and 8:13p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunrise:6:54a.m.
Sunset:7:17p.m.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sunny Friday


Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  The sky is clear and starlit.  The breezes are a bit stiff out of the NW at 15-20mph.  The snow is all gone.  We had a nice meltdown yesterday after Toby checked out.  Now we start fresh as Spring continues onward and hopefully get through the remainder of March with no more Nor'easters.  It turned into a lovely day yesterday and will repeat today with plentiful sunshine and temps in the low-mid 40s with breezes staying where they are now...NW 15-20mph.  This afternoon...some clouds drift on in as we wake to clear starlit skies again tomorrow.  Tonight's temps...upper 30s with breezes out of the NW at 12-15mph.  Tomorrow looks like a repeat of today and Sunday...more clouds than sun with March winds doing what they do best.  Oh...Mack's pizza opens (for weekends only) today!
High tide:1:23p.m.
Low tide:6:56a.m. and 6:59p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunrise:6:55a.m.
Sunset:7:16p.m.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

We're In The Clear

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under thick cloud cover as Ms Sun rises.  It's still windy (nothing like it was) out of the N-NW at 20-25mph w/gusting.  We've got about an inch of the white stuff on roofs, vehicles, lawns etc.  The sidewalks and streets all appear clear.  I guess March has a few attributes...keeping the ground warmer than February.  My guess is there will be no white stuff left by dinner time.  The salty/briny surfaces on the island help provide a quicker meltdown too.  I saw on the Weather channel yesterday that the sun's rays are as strong as October's rays so meltdown-is-a-coming!  We didn't have any flooding or any more wind damage.  By later this morning, Ms Sun will break on through as the temps climb up into the low-mid 40s.  The winds are staying checked in (albeit a little calmer than Storm Toby gave us) N-NW at 20-25mph.  Tonight...temps back down into the low-mid 30s with clear skies and winds out of the NW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow looks much like today with the March winds simmered down just a bit more.  We may even see sunshine until the end of next week as March begins to pack it in!
High tide:12:25p.m.
Low tide:6:02p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunset:7:15p.m.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Toby's here!

Mornin'!  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ (feels like 24° with the windchill).  It's breezy (N-NE 21-35mph +gusting).  We're having a bit of light rain and feels as though it's coming at you sideways.  It's definitely pelting the complexion as it feels as though it's mixed with sand creating a natural exfoliant.  I won't even bring up hairdos today.  It's been crazy windy for what seems like forever.  I'm beginning to forget what "calm" feels like.   It'll be windy (that's putting it mildly) again today with NE winds 25-35mph +gusts as high as 50mph.  Temps will be around where they are now with this rain event turning to icy-mix / snow showers.  Those 4"-5" of snow that was forecasted for the shore now looks like 1".  There's talk of moderate flooding at the high tides today and tonight as moderate coastal flooding is still in effect until tomorrow morning.  We haven't had any flooding at all so far. Last Nor'easter took my canvas awnings and this storm (I saw on TV that it was named "Toby"...what the hell kind of name is that for a Nor'easter?) took out my front storm door as well as an enormous branch off the tree out front yesterday. Thankfully it fell on no one or on my house and was able to be removed by hubby who alone dragged it away while battling the turbulent wet wind.  Tonight's weather...same as today...low-mid 30s, light rain/icy-snow mix, winds out of the N-NW at 20-30mph +gusting. Tomorrow...Ms Sun intends to check in by mid-day but the March winds aren't going anywhere.  March never fails to bring out my longing for a serene, warm beach day more than ever.  I hate March.
High tide:11:31a.m. / 11:46p.m.
Low tide:5:17p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunrise:6:59a.m.
Sunset:7:14p.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

First Day of Spring (But Not If March or Winter Has Anything To Do About It)

Winter Storm Jonas - January 2016
Mornin'!  Happy Spring!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under cloud cover with an Easterly breeze at 15-20mph.  It feels cold, damp and raw out there this early morn.  You can literally feel heavy dampness in the cold air.  We've got 2 storms converging with our coast in its sights.  We also have some Hazardous Weather Conditions posted..."hazardous weather outlook", "wind advisory", "coastal flood warning", "winter storm warning" but remember it's Spring!  So, it appears that we're about to get some nasty, stormy weather beginning later today and starting out as rain with heavy winds.  Temps will be in the low-mid 30s.  The winds will be picking up big time (a little later this morning (E-NE at 30mph sustained w/gusting) as the rain begins falling.  By early evening, the winds will continue to be intense with the rain changing to a wintry mix. By tomorrow...the snowstorm, part of this bad boy will begin.  I'm seeing that we'll see snowfall tomorrow morning into very late Wednesday / early Thursday morning.  We could get anywhere from 4-10" of the white stuff before all is said and done.  One forecast did report that it could be a mostly rain event with some snowfall (2-4") tomorrow.  Moderate coastal flooding concerns will be posted throughout.  One thing's for certain...we're in for some major cold, wind-driven wet stuff whether it be rain or snow or a mix or whatever.  Wide-spread power outages are also in the forecasts I'm researching so have a backup plan (candles, generator, batteries, shovels, ice/coolers etc. at the ready).  As I'm blogging, I'm thinking maybe moving the vehicle to higher ground is wise.  I'll always remember winter storm Jonas which provided us a massive winter snowstorm with heavy snowfall then major flooding which in my opinion was as scary and right up there with hurricane Sandy.  Be safe out there!  92 days until Summer!
High tide:10:43a.m.
Low tide:4:38p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunrise:7:00a.m.
Sunset:7:13p.m.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Farewell Winter!!!

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly.  There's hardly a cloud in the sky.  There's barely a breeze (N-NW 3-5mph).  And, there's frost on all the surfaces again...shed roofs, vehicles, lawns, etc.  It's an exact repeat of yesterday morning.  In fact, today will be just like yesterday..."mild" for this last day of winter...plentiful sunshine, temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes out of the E-SE at 6-10mph.  The clouds begin to drift in this evening as breezes ramp up just a little out of the SW at 12-15mph and temps drop back down into the mid-upper 30s.  March has some tricks up its sleeve as it releases Winter beginning tomorrow with another Nor'easter (4th so far this month).  Prepare for a mix of rain and snow and those winds...yes, those March winds (NE) sustained 30+mph will be giving the ol' hairdos a run for their money for quite a few days this week.  This storm that has us in its sites will be checked in both Tuesday (beginning tonight on the overnight) throughout Wednesday.  It'll be blustery, cold and wintry with 1-2" of the white stuff possibly on Wednesday.  Thursday, Ms Sun will be returning.  Just saying.  Don't let the door hit you in the ass Winter.
High tide:10:02a.m.
Low tide:4:01p.m.
Ocean temp:40°
Sunset:7:12p.m.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunny Sunday

Hereford Lighthouse - North Wildwood
Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon as the sky is clear and cloudless.  Surfaces have a nice coating of frost this morning as it is a crisp, cold start to the day.  I can't believe there's no breeze to note but it's still as still can be out there.  I'm happy to report it'll be a decent winter's day today.  Two more days until Spring by the way.  Today will be sunny with temps in the low-mid 40s and breezes out of the NW at 8-10mph.  Tonight...clear, with temps in the mid-upper 30s and breezes out of the SW at 10-13mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same.  Tuesday (1st day of Spring)...not so much as the wind driven rains and cold temps are on tap.  Enjoy these last days of Winter!
High tide:9:23a.m.
Low tide:3:25p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunrise:7:03a.m.
Sunset:7:11p.m.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Patrick's Day - New Moon


Top of thee mornin' to ye! Happy St. Patrick's Day!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  March is giving us a break on the breeze this morning as it's officially 3-4mph out of the West.  It's pretty much still with starlit skies and briny aromas from the marsh and ocean.  It doesn't even feel that cold out there...just crisp and clean (that is if you consider "briny" clean).  It's great out there.  The aroma in my house is pretty nice too as I'm baking an Irish soda bread (recipe below). I bake a loaf every year on St. Patty's day.  It makes a very nice accompaniment to the corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes that are on the menu for dinner.  For some reason, it's the only day of the year this meal in on my dinner menu.  Anyway...it'll be fairly nice weather for the St. Patty's Day Parade in North Wildwood kicking off at 11:30a.m. on Atlantic Avenue at City Hall and making its way North to Olde New Jersey Ave. as it'll be partly sunny with clouds filtering in later in the day as temps get into the low 40s.  Breezes will be somewhat gentle...Westerly at 13-15mph.  Tonight...clouds will drift on out as it'll be clear with temps in the low-mid 30s and N-NW breezes at 11-14mph.  Tomorrow and Monday...more of the same.  But, not so much on Tuesday as yep...you guessed it...our 4th Nor'easter this ol' month of March is planning on checking in.  Expect the usual...moisture (rain showers / snow showers), winds and raw, cold temps and again hopefully no snow accumulation as we've been missing the bullet on snowfall these past March storms thankfully.
High tide:8:46a.m.  Low tide:2:47p.m.  Ocean temp:41°  Sunrise:7:05a.m.  Sunset:7:10p.m.
New Moon today (the tides will be much more swollen than normal...never drive thru tide waters)

Irish Soda Bread
3½ C sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 C sugar
1½ C buttermilk
2 eggs
2 T melted butter
1½ C raisins
2 T caraway seeds 
Mix Dry ingredients
Mix Wet ingredients
Mix Together (all by hand)
Mix in seeds and raisins last
Prepare (butter/oil) a loaf pan
Bake 350° for an hour (or until cake tester comes out clean) 
(If it wasn't for Mo, I wouldn't have this delicious recipe...Thanks!)

Friday, March 16, 2018

TGIF

North Wildwood (North End) beaches
Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's calm and quiet with breezes out of the N-NE at 5-10mph.  Seems weird to have the breezes so light.  Don't get used to it... it's March! It's partly cloudy with big white cumulous clouds in the black, starlit sky.  It'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy today with temps in the low 40s and winds eventually coming in from the W-NW at 18-23mph +gusting.  By sunset, the sky should be clear and sunny with temps dropping into the mid-upper 30s tonight with breezes out of the NW at 15-20mph.  My guess is a nice sunset this evening.  For the weekend...tomorrow's looking good on the onset but breezy with increasing cloud cover and a 30% chance of rain showers by the afternoon.  Otherwise...it's all good as Sunday's looking sunny and bright with winds finally simmering down somewhat.  Just a reminder...the New Moon is tomorrow...much higher and lower tides.
High tide:8:09 a.m.
Low tide:2:09 p.m.
Ocean temp:41°
Sunrise:7:06 a.m.
Sunset: 7:09 p.m.