Sunday, September 9, 2018

Rough Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and misty and windy.  Winds are strong (E-NE) at 25-35mph +gusting.  Humidity's 85% with a Dewpoint of 64°.  When I stepped outside this morning, all my giant zinnias were down for the count and I just secured and tied them all up getting a nice salty sloughing myself.  The Willow is getting a nice pruning too.  It's a bit rough out there.  I can only imagine what the ocean's doing.  It was crashing over the seawall last night as per some videos posted.  Wildwood365 posted videos on Instagram and Facebook if you want to check it out.  It'll be a miserable day with plenty of cloud cover and winds staying ramped up as temps just tap 70°.  Expect periods of rain showers and/or thunderstorms (50-70% chance) all throughout the day and night.  Winds will be out of the E-NE at 30-35mph +gusting.  Also, expect tidal flooding and beach erosion as these NE (offshore) winds will relentlessly push the ocean angrily onto the island.  Also, today's a New Moon and along with the Full Moon are the highest tides of the month.  Take precautions if in a flood area.  Move vehicles if in a flood area (the flood sirens have been blaring for your information) and try not to drive through salty tidewater as it's a major corrosive.  Tonight...just about the same forecast as today...temps where they are now, clouds, rains, and very strong winds. Unfortunately, tomorrow looks like more of the same.  This Hurricane (actually it's a tropical storm) "Florence" is still churning in the Atlantic with its sights on the Carolinas (anywhere from Wilmington to Charleston) somewhere near the end of the week (possibly Thursday) may be hitting landfall.  I'm just keeping an eye and an ear on anything that comes in.  Be safe out there today especially all the Bikers who are traversing these windy, wet roads out of here.
High tide:8:14a.m. and 8:31p.m.
Low tide:2:06p.m.
Ocean temp:79°
UV Index:2 (no sun)
Rip Current: Red (dangerous) Zone (don't go in the drink)

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