Thursday, July 5, 2018

Another Warm One

Mornin'!  It's 77 humid degrees in Wildwood NJ. There's 97% humidity out there. That means the air is saturated with vapor.  Everything's damp and a bit drippy outside.  I left 2 beach towels on the clothesline and when I gathered them first thing this morning, they were wetter than when I hung them yesterday afternoon.  I'll just wait for Ms Sun...she'll be taking care of the heat again today as temps rise to the mid-upper 80s.  It'll be another sunny, humid, hazy and hot day down the shore again.  There's not much to report about breezes (currently out of the South a 1-3mph).  Nothing's moving out there.  They will pick up today though (just in case...might want to pack a bungee cord for securing the beach umbrella) out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  That'll certainly feel good at the beach.  Tonight...breezes shift from the S-SW at 15-20mph with temps where they are now along with cloud cover in the mix (20% chance of a passing shower or even a thunderstorm).  I have to once again mention that intense heat on the beach...essentials for a "safe and healthy" beach day: plenty of water, head/footwear, sunblock and umbrella (or sand chair with canopy).  The beach sand is burning hot and even with sandals or flipflops, it'll make its presence known when walking through it. There were hardly any people that took it in their stride.  Time and time again I saw beach folk running or just about running to reach the compact, cooler sand.  Yesterday, a young adult couple nearby enjoying their beach day were repeatedly applying sunblock yet were arranging their sand chairs to face the blazing sun all day without any cover umbrella; no hats, no t-shirt, no break from the rays.  I was watching them both get a real dose of Ms Sun's rays. I pointed it out to my husband who said "We all have to learn."  Speaking of can get a bad burn from an overcast day on the beach.  Even when the sun's rays are hidden by haze or those milky clouds making the sun-worshipping more comfortable, no doubt you're getting Ms Sun's intense rays.
With all the scary beach day reality check...have a great time down the shore if you're here!
High tide:1:50p.m.
Low tide:7:08a.m. and 7:38p.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV Index:8-10 (very high)
Rip Currents:low risk

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