Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Freeze is Still Checked In

Mornin'!  Our furnace is getting a good workout. It's 17° in Wildwood NJ.  There's an 8° wind chill factor as the NW winds are wifting (wafting) over the island at 15-20mph.  It's clear and moonlit (that Supermoon is shining down and making the island almost look like daytime). The Freeze continues today with temps in the low-mid 20s, breezes out of the W-NW at 10-15mph and clear, sunny skies.  Tonight...clear, moonlit and cold.  Tonight's temps will be in the low 20s (13° windchill) with breezes out of the West at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...more sun and slightly warmer temps.   Hope all our absentee owners (Shoobies) have shut their water lines (outdoor showers, hoses etc) off.  And, the new norm for setting the house heater thermostat is 60° when leaving your beach home for the winter.  Rest assured...once things settle down and warm up a bit, all those frozen pipes will begin bursting if you didn't drain your pipes or forgot to turn your furnace on and set it on a decent temp.  The emergency workers are finding that 50-55° may not be cutting it in some cases when it becomes this consistently cold.  Better to be safe than sorry.
High tide:7:40a.m.
Low tide:2:02p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise: 7:17a.m.
Sunset: 4:51p.m.


Maureen Thall said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your first day of retirement! You should have just rolled over in bed and kept warm!

Kathy said...

@ Maureen Thank you very much! Wouldn't you know it...as a work day habit would have it, my"retirement" excitement kept my inner clock from rolling over and falling back to sleep!