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'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 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°
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!!!

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