Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pleasant Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit as Ms Sun's just below the horizon waiting for her cue to make her bright and sunny appearance in about a half an hour.  Not much in breezes this morning (N-NW 2-4mph).  It's another one of those crisp, cold, somewhat pleasant Fall mornings down the Shore (Winter's 12 days away).  Today will be much like yesterday with temps in the low 40s and plenty of sunshine.  There will be some clouds in the mix with NW breezes at 7-10mph.  Tonight...even more clouds begin to filter in as temps drop down into the mid-30s with very light SE breezes at 2-4mph.
Tomorrow...much like today with mild temps and a mix of sunshine and clouds.  Friday and Saturday look like much warmer days (in the 50s) with rain likely making it feel cold and raw.
Sunday looks sunny and bright.
High tide:11:08a.m.
Low tide:5:07p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mostly Sunny Tuesday

Winterwood Christmas Store - Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  It's crisp and clear outside in the early morning darkness.  The sky is lit with stars as far as the eye can see.  There's a very light northerly breeze at 2-4mph. It makes for standing on the porch and deeply breathing in the salty darkness the proper thing to do.  Sometimes when the wind is whipping icy cold, the last thing I'm thinking is how good that wintry blast feels.  This morning though...perfectly doable and pleasant.   Ms Sun's on her way and is scheduled to rise and shine just after 7a.m. this morning.  Expect plenty of sunshine today with temps in the low 40s as the North winds become West by this afternoon at 7-9mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the low 30s and West winds at 10-15mph with gusting as high as 30mph  Tomorrow...a repeat of today with a bit more stiffness to the breezes as they begin to calm down by nighttime.  Today's blog photo was taken last night while doing a little Christmas shopping in Cape May at the Washington Street Mall.  This photo is the facade of the building formerly known as First Jersey Trust Bank builit in 1895.  It's a great Christmas Shop opened all year.
Hight tide:10:23a.m.
Low tide:4:27p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday Mix of Sun and Clouds and Winds

Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly cloudy with those horizon clouds blocking this morning's sunrise.  Ms Sun will make her grand entrance sometime this morning though as it'll be a partly sunny / partly cloudy day with temps in the low 40s.  At the moment the N-NE winds are wifting (wafting) over Wildwood at 15-20mph.  There's a windchill of 23° as I type.  It's blustery with a wintry bite out there.  There will be a wind chill throughout most of the day and night as these blustery winds are here for the day.  Tonight...partly cloudy, temps in the upper 20s with North winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...sunnier and less windy. Unlike coastal areas around us (Atlantic City and Lewes DE among others)...Wildwood's been just missing the snow bullet as of late.  So far, we haven't even had a flurry (touch wood).
High tide:9:40a.m.
Low tide:3:48p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday Fun Time

Mornin'!  It's 27° in Wildwood NJ.  No breezes to note.  The sky is mostly clear but the horizon clouds are keeping Ms Sun at bay again.  She'll eventually get through them as she rises and shines. Expect plenty of those milky clouds today along with sunshine peeking through as breezes kick in from the W-NW at 8-11mph. Temps in the upper 30s (wind chill of upper 20s).  Tonight...partly cloudy, temps in the low 30s with N-NW breezes at 6-8mph.
High tide:8:19a.m. and 8:43p.m.
Low tide:2:28p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:39p.m.

Sunday...mostly cloudy, temps tapping 40s, winds out of the NE at 10-15mph.  There's no precipitation on the forecast for this entire weekend I'm happy to report!

I'm about to mini-road-trip to the land of my grandbabies to do some grand-babysitting this weekend!  See you on the other side Monday (when Ms Sun will be once again shining brightly)!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Pearl Harbor Attack 77 Years Ago - A Date That Will Live In Infamy

USS Arizona beneath Pearl Harbor - Resting place of 1102 Sailors
Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  There's a light breeze out of the N-NW at 4-7mph.  There's a tiny windchill...37°.  It's clear as Ms Sun begins her ascent over the horizon in a ½ hour or so.  It'll be a sunny day with temps hovering around 40° as the NW winds pick up at 13-16mph.  Tonight...clear, temps in the upper 20s and those continuing NW winds at 9-14mph.  Tomorrow...another sunny cold day and Sunday... a mostly cloudy day with a 30% chance of precipitation.  We could see a dusting of the white stuff Sunday night.  Just saying.  Oh...we have a New Moon today (basically no moon) which means higher than normal tides.  Avoid any water that may seep into the streets...that salty, briny water is extremely corrosive.
High tide:7:38a.m. and 8:01p.m.
Low tide:1:45p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sunny and Windy Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  A light breeze out of the N-NW at 4-6mph is wifting (wafting) over the island.  Ms Sun's up but at the moment is hidden behind those big horizon clouds that seem to be here each and every morning this week blocking her grand entrance.  She will break on through though as it'll be mostly sunny today with temps in the low 40s.  So, let's talk "winds" for today...it'll be a blustery day as the winds will commence a bit later this morning out of the West at 15-20mph +gusting then switching from the SW by tonight.  Also tonight...clouds roll in then shift around making for a partly cloudy evening.  Temps will drop into the low 30s with those SW winds at 15-20mph with gusts as stiff as 30mph.  It'll make for that cold, biting winter feel with lots of windchill going on today (31°) and tonight (29°).  The weekend's looking dry and cold (some sun on Saturday and mostly cloud cover on Sunday).
High tide: Now and 7:18p.m.
Low tide:1:02p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cloudy Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are light out of the N-NE at 3-5mph with not much of a windchill.  But it still feels icy cold when stepping outside.  Like yesterday, we're under thick, broken up cloud cover mostly near the horizon and unlike yesterday...today's clouds probably aren't checking out as even more are headed our way.  For the most part, expect mostly cloudy conditions with morning breaks of sun.  It'll be a mostly cloudy day with temps barely tapping 40° and breezes out of the NW at 9-14mph.   We could see some moisture as there's a 50% chance of precipitation late this morning / early afternoon.  Out of 5 different weather sources I checked today, 2 said there's a chance of snow flurries/snow showers for that precipitation (coating to an inch)in Cape May County.  I'll believe it when I see it.  Atlantic County and Ocean County (north of us) may see 1-4".  For our area tonight...partly cloudy with temps around where they are now...upper-20s with NW breezes at 10-15mph.  If we do get any of the white stuff...be careful when out and about tonight with icy temps and slick roads just in case we do get that snowy/icy coating.  Tomorrow...sunny, less breezy with temps in the low-40s.
High tide:6:33p.m.
Low tide:12:15p.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Cold and Mostly Sunny Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 34° with the windchill out there.  The winds are out of the N-NW at 15-20mph.  We've got some huge, dark chunks of cloud cover out there...North of us as well as along the horizon but otherwise, the sky is clear and waiting to be lit up by Ms Sun who's due up any moment now.  It should make for another spectacular sunrise photo shoot as it's supposed to be sunny today. Temps in the low-mid 40s.  Breezes will lighten up a bit out of the W-NW at 12-14mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the upper 30s and breezes out of the North at 6-8mph.  Tomorrow...a little less sunshine with colder temps and lighter breezes.
High tide: Now and again at 5:44p.m.
Low tide:11:26a.m.
Ocean temp:48°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sunny Monday

Cape May, NJ
Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a bit on the cloudy side with no breezes to note.  Ms Sun's on her way and trying to break through those wispy, milky, morning, horizon clouds as I type.  It'll be a pleasant mostly sunny Monday with temps in the mid-upper 50s and breezes out of the West at 10-15mph, then W-NW at 15-25mph a little later.  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid-40s and breezes out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow looks cooler (low 40s) with same breezes staying checked in from today. I can't seem to find any rain in this week's forecasts but temps will continue to drop each day and be much colder than they've been (expect 30s with windchills).
High tide:4:50p.m.
Low tide:10:35a.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Not So Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  Happy Birthday to my son! This one's for you! And, Happy Hanukkah as tonight kicks off that 8-day Festival of Lights!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It appears as if it's raining but it's really just cloudy, misty, foggy and very drippy.  I don't think it's actually raining at the moment but it sure sounds it.  There are no winds or breezes.  Expect the possibility of a light drizzle this morning though (15-20% chance) before 11a.m. with winds commencing out of the S-SW at 14-17mph.  This afternoon will be mostly cloudy with areas of fog and also peeks of sun as temps will be in the upper 50s.  Southerly winds at 14-16mph with a 20-30% chance of light rain is in the late afternoon forecast.  Tonight...30-40% chance of showers as temps drop into the upper 40s with SW breezes at 9-14mph.  Tomorrow...mostly sunny with a high near 60°.
High tide:3:51p.m.
Low tide:9:39a.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:38p.m.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Welcome December!

Mornin'!  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy December!  We're all hoping you are kind to us this year.  We know that you're the bearer of winter which is only 3 weeks away but I'm staying hopeful. This morning...we're currently under clear skies with no breezes to note.  It's another quiet, serene, crisp morning and a great way to begin a new day, a new weekend and a new month. The horizon's brightening and looks stunning at the moment as morning approaches (I'm actually watching the sunrise from the comforts of my home with a cup of steaming coffee on the live webcam).  Ms Sun's due to rise and shine in less than a half hour.  It's going to be a partially damp weekend but it'll be a pleasant morning with plenty of sunshine,  temps in the upper 40s with breezes out of the NE at 3-6mph.  Clouds are scheduled to move in and by 2-3p.m. there's a 70% chance of rain likely.  Breezes will switch a bit from the North at 8-11mph.  Tonight...rain with Easterly winds at 15-18mph and temps in the low-mid 40s.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.  Tomorrow we should wake to rain (60-70% chance) as the day becomes mostly cloudy.  Tomorrow's temps will be much warmer as we could see the 60s!  Monday looks like a keeper as the temps may be lower than tomorrow but we'll have plenty of sunshine.
High tide:2:50p.m.
Low tide:8:37a.m. and 9:11p.m.
Ocean temp:51°
Sunset:4:38p.m.