Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Summer Heat Continues

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up. Some light cloud cover this morning. No breezes to note. The Humidity's a bit lower at 87% with a Dewpoint of 73°.  It's a hazy, warm, summer morn.  It's what some would call "stinky" outside as the aroma of the marsh is heavy in the morning air and that lovely fishy fragrance hits you the minute you step out there. I personally like that smell as it always reminds me of the drive to our vacation and that area around Tuckahoe / Corbin City area when my father would yell out "Smell the shore" as the briny/fishy wildlife area would filter into the car and we knew we were almost down the shore.   I'm not sure if we'll have this fragrance throughout the day (it was here last night) but we will have a heavy, hazy, sunny, hot day again.  Temps will feel like we're in the 90s with W-NW warm land breezes wifting (wafting) over the island at 10-12mph.  Today looks like one of those days that the afternoon sea breeze will not kick in as the NW breezes are sticking around until tonight.  Tonight...clear and hazy with temps back into the mid-upper 70s (it was 80° last night at 10p.m.).  Tomorrow...more of the same but that sea breeze looks like it'll kick in by the afternoon.  The weekend...30-40% chance of showers both days.  That certainly doesn't mean a washout but a beach day may not be likely.  Remains to be seen.  For today though...remember the insect repellent.  Those warm land breezes do bring with them the greenhead (biting) flies.  Also, it'll be really hot on the beach today...prepare and pack accordingly...umbrella, footwear, hat, plenty of water, know the drill!
High tide:6:42a.m. and 7:02p.m.
Low tide:12:28p.m.
Ocean temp:77°
UV Index:9 (very high)
Rip Currents: moderate

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