Thursday, March 1, 2018

Storm-A-Brewing with a Full Moon

Mornin'!  Hello March!  It's that "split personality" month with peeks of Spring and ugly weather thrown in the mix more often than not.  The countdown is on...30 more days and March will be outta here!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got cloud cover as somewhere under those clouds, Ms Sun just rose.  Doubtful if we'll see her warm rays today but one forecast did say peeks of sun this morning.  A gray morning is happening as I type though.  Not much in the line of breezes...W-SW 4-6mph.  On a good note...the first thing I heard when I opened my eyes this morning (I slept with the window opened just a bit) were seagulls laughing nearby.  That put a smile on my face when I realized it was my first morning in March.  Now that I think of it, they very well could have been shouting to one another that a storm is brewing!  As this so called Nor'easter has it's sights on our coast, it'll be mostly cloudy (probably completely cloudy) today with temps staying right around where they are now.  Breezes will be light out of the E-SE at 6-10mph.  Rain showers are due in by this afternoon.  It looks like it'll rain right into Saturday morning with 1" expected. Rain and heavy, major winds begin 30+ mph sustained winds then add to that gusting.  Tomorrow...we're talking "whipping" up with some major winds (37mph+), gusting with rains all throughout the day.  This coastal storm will surely bring flooding.  Be aware there's a Full Moon today and preparedness is in may want to prepare to move vehicles, use alternate routes (good chance of Wildwood's entrance being temporarily closed due to tidal flooding), dig out the wellies, check social media etc. Like I said "Hello March"...we're in it to win it now.  By the weekend, this storm will have moved out but those March winds aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
High tide:7:12a.m. and 7:43p.m.
Low tide:1:23p.m.
Ocean temp:40°


Maureen Thall said...

Amen get the wine out

dodi said...

Hang on, Saint Christopher!