Thursday, September 19, 2019

Autumn-Like Thursday


Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It hasn't been in the 50s here on the island since June 4th.  It's chilly outside this morning.  It's chilly inside this morning!  It's partly cloudy as Ms Sun's making a spectacular show while working those rays of hers through these morning clouds.  It's a bit breezy with N-NE winds at 10-14mph.  It'll be somewhat of a cloudy morning turning to a sunny afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 60s with NE breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear skies with temps in the upper 50s / low 60s and E-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... more sunshine and temps in the low 70s.  The weekend's still holding on as very nice autumn weather with sunshine and seasonable temps.  And, by the way... big overload weekend here in Wildwood.  It's the Fall Irish Festival (North Wildwood), it's the Seafarers Celebration (Wildwood Crest), it's the start to Morey's Oktober Fest (Mariners Pier), its the Wildwood Harvest Fest (Fox Park) and it's the Boardwalk Classic Car Show among other things.  Click on Events Calendar under my Personal Favs to see what's up ahead!
High tide:11:42AM
Low tide:5:53PM
Ocean temp:72°
Sunset:7:03PM
UV Index: Moderate (5-6)
Rip Current: High Risk (Red Zone).  No lifeguards so you've been warned!  Take precautions if entering the surf.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Humpday Mix of Sun and Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got an autumn seashore chill in the house this morning.  Ms Sun's up and shining through some cloud cover making for a lovely picturesque morning along the coast.  We currently have some of those N-NE breezes at 10-12mph which intend to ramp up today.  Expect a partly cloudy, breezy day with temps in the upper 60s and breezes out of the NE at 19-22mph +gusting.  The sky should clear by later this afternoon / early evening as temps begin to drop back down into the low-60s with breezes still brisk out of the NE at 16-22mph.  Tomorrow... a mix of sun and clouds, not as breezy but still seasonably cool (upper 60s).  The weekend's looking A-OK with plenty of sunshine and temps in the low-mid 70s. 
High tide: 11:05AM
Low tide: 5:14PM
Ocean temp: 72°
Sunset: 7:05PM
UV Index: 6-7
Rip Current: Red (danger) zone.  Be extremely careful of the rough seas today if entering the surf.  Remember... no lifeguards on our beaches now!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sunny and Breezy Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up.  It's breezy... E-NE at 14-17mph.  Humidity's down... 67%.  It'll be a Fall-like day.  Expect a sunny, breezy, less humid day with temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the E-NE at 15-20 +gusting.  Tonight... clear with temps in the low-mid 60s with Easterly breezes at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow... cloudier with those stiff breezes still checked in.
High tide:10:33AM
Low tide: 4:38PM
Ocean temp: 72°
UV Index: 6-7 (medium to high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (play it safe and be cautious when entering the surf as it'll be rough)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lovely Monday

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's humid 90% with 67° dewpoint.  Ms Sun's up.  Breezes are light out of the NW at 2-4mph.  It'll be a 5-star day with plentiful sunshine and light ocean breezes.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 70s.  Breezes will be out of the S-SE at 5-8mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the upper 60s / low 70s and S-SE breezes at 6-8mph.  Tomorrow... sunshine, a bit cooler and breezier. 
High tide: 10:01AM
Low tide: 4:02PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:08PM
UV Index: 7-8 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Mixed Bag

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  It's still (breezes are very light out of the SW at 4-6mph).  It's humid and muggy (humidity's 90% with a dewpoint of 71°).  It's cloudy (doubt if there will be a noticeable sunrise this morning).  It's quiet... no birds, no fire sirens, no weekend revelers.  There are plenty of vehicles parked all over the place from a considerably inhabited and crowded firefighter convention weekend.  Today's forecast will be a mixed bag.  Expect cloudy conditions for check out this morning.  It'll be a cloudy and possibly rainy morning (40% chance of showers and/or a passing thunderstorm).  We should see peeks of sun by later this afternoon. Temps will be in the mid-upper 70s today with breezes out of the S-SW at 6-8mph.  Tonight... clear with temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow... blue skies with plenty of sunshine with warmer temps.
High tide: 9:28AM
Low tide: 3:25PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:40AM
Sunset:7:10PM
Moonrise:8:14PM
UV Index: 6
Rip Currents: Moderate Risk (still strong and dangerous ocean currents; dip in the ocean smartly... no lifeguards on the beach).

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Pretty Decent Saturday!

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  The sky is clear and Ms Sun just rose and is shining brightly.  Breezes are light out of the S-SE at 4-6mph.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with temps in the mid-upper 70s.  Breezes will stay out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps in the upper 60s / low 70s and Southerly breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... could be waking to rain as there's a 50% chance of rain in the morning as the sky begins to clear by the afternoon.  Temps and Breezes will be about where they are today.  Monday is looking 5-star... sunny and warm!
High tide: 8:54AM
Low tide: 2:46PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:12PM
Moonrise: 7:48PM
UV Index: 6-7
Rip Currents: High Risk (Red Zone... dangerous ocean currents still out there)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday the 13th - Harvest Full Moon - Firefighters Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  We're gray and blustery with winds out of the E-NE at 20-25mph +gusting.  No rain but it sure looks like it might start any minute now.  Expect a mostly cloudy day with peeks of the sun if we're lucky.  Temps will hover around where they are now barely tapping 70°.  Breezes will remain stiff out of the E-NE at 25-30mph +gusting. It's a total bad hair day.  No rain posted on any forecast for today and one forecast mentioned peeks of sun this afternoon.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with temps dropping to the low-mid 60s with East winds at 15-20mph.  I doubt if we'll see that Harvest Moonrise tonight.  It seems like that happens a lot at full moon time.  It truly is a remarkable event if your timing is right and the weather is fully cooperating.  The weekend's looking "eh" with tomorrow being the better of the two days.  Saturday looks like partly cloudy, peeks of sunshine, the mid-70s with a chance of showers at night.  Sunday has a chance of showers during the day with temps tapping 80°.
High tide: 8:18AM and 8:31PM
Low tide: 2:05PM
Ocean temp: 72°
Sunset: 7:13PM
Moonrise: 7:22PM
UV Index: 5 (low-moderate)
Rip Current: Red Zone (dangerous and life-threatening rip currents... I'd recommend "Not" entering the surf today as there are no lifeguards on duty although there will be tens of thousands of emergency folk on the island this weekend!)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  It's still (hardly any breezes) and muggy (humidity's 94% with a dewpoint of 73°).  The sky is mostly clear with those morning horizon clouds obscuring Ms Sun who's on her way whenever she sees fit to shine on through.  She'll be battling clouds throughout the day as it'll be partly cloudy with temps in the low-80s.  Breezes will be out of the West at 7-9mph.  There's a 60% chance of a scattered shower and/or thunderstorm this afternoon which may contain strong gusty winds.  Tonight... more possibility of showers and/or thunderstorms early (80% chance) as temps drop into the upper 60s/low 70s with rain moving out to sea around midnight.  Winds will be gusty tonight out of the NE at 20-30mph.  Tomorrow... Friday the 13th... mostly cloudy and gray with strong NE winds checked in all day long.  At this point, the weekend's looking 50-50 with Saturday being the better of the two days.  Saturday has some sunshine but Sunday has some storms in the first half of the day.  It all could change though.  The Firefighters are on their way this weekend.
High tide: 7:39PM
Low tide: 1:23PM
Ocean temp: 72°
Sunrise: 6:37AM
Sunset: 7:15PM
Moonrise: 6:54PM
UV Index: 7 (medium)
Rip Current: Moderate risk (if entering the surf, take precautions and do so responsibly as there are no lifeguards posted on any beaches).

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a repeat of yesterday morning.  Breezes light at 4-6mph out of the SW, Ms Sun's up and shining through the light haze and the humidity's at 87% with a dewpoint of 67°.  The birds are everywhere making their presence known as they make their stopover before heading down South (I've been seeing lots of migrating birds flying South along the horizon).  It'll be another "jewel" albeit breezier today.  Expect plenty of sunshine with temps tapping 80° and breezes out of the South at 10-15mph +minor gusting.  Tonight... clear moonlit skies (Full Harvest Moon is Friday), temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 12-17mph.  There's a 30% chance of an isolated passing shower or thunderstorm after 11pm.  Tomorrow... we could possibly wake to showers as Ms Sun peeks through partly cloudy skies throughout the day.  There's still that possibility of a passing shower tomorrow as well.  I realize as all of us do that today is the anniversary of 9/11.  Our thoughts are with those who had to endure anything to do with that horrific disaster.  It's also my wedding anniversary and the happiest day of my life.  Here's to you honey... today's blog is for you!  For us and our happy seashore life together "Cheers"!
High tide: 6:56AM and 7:13PM
Low tide: 12:39PM
Ocean temp: 72°
Sunset: 7:16PM
UV Index: 7-8 (high)
Rip Current: Moderate (be conscientious when dipping in the ocean... the rip currents are strong and there are no lifeguards protecting the beaches this time of year.)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday Jewel

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got clear conditions with Ms Sun rising over the horizon as I type.  Not much in breezes (E-NE at 2-4mph).  It's going to be a 5-Star day with blue skies and plenty of sunshine and warm seasonable temps (mid-70s) with breezes off the coast at E-SE at 8-11mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... almost a repeat of today with some clouds thrown in the mix and slightly muggier and more humid.  Today's weather is what is known as one of those "Jewel" days!
High tide: 6:28PM
Low tide: 11:54AM
Ocean temp: 72°
Sunrise: 6:35AM
Sunset: 7:18PM
UV index: 7-8 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (take precautions as there are no lifeguards).

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday Mix of Clouds and Sun

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's quiet and still.  Not much in the line of breezes (NE at 3-5mph).  We're under partial cloud cover.  I'm not sure how much of sunrise we'll see this morning but Ms Sun's on her way in less than an hour.  It'll be a pleasant day with a mix of sun and clouds as temps get into the mid-70s.  Breezes will commence later this morning out of the E-NE at 7-11mph.  Tonight... mostly clear skies with temps in the upper 60s / low 70s and breezes out of the East at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... almost a repeat but with less cloud cover.
High tide: Just had high tide and again tonight at 5:36PM
Low tide: 11:05PM
Ocean temp: 72°
Sunrise: 6:34AM
Sunset: 7:18PM
UV Index: 6 (low)
Rip Currents: Moderate (take precautions with the rough, strong ocean current)

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Mostly Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 86% with a Dewpoint of 62°.  Ms Sun's shining and breezes are light out of the N-NW at 3-5mph.  It'll be a beauty today with partly sunny skies, temps in the mid-70s and breezes all over the place.  First... out of the NW, then West, then by late afternoon/early evening... SW, then South tonight all at 4-6mph.  Also tonight... mostly clear with temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the SE at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow... more clouds than sun.
High tide: 4:40PM
Low tide: 10:11AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:21PM
UV Index: 7-8
Rip Current: Moderate

Friday, September 6, 2019

Coastal Flood Advisory Posted Today

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and windy (NE 25-30mph +gusting).  It's not raining at the moment but it feels incredibly damp outside (90% humidity).  We're beginning to feel the remnants of Hurricane Dorian with these winds and dampness.  Expect some tropical storm conditions with winds and rain and you guessed it... tidal flooding.  There's a Coastal Flood Advisory posted as the winds will be pushing the surf onshore throughout the day and evening.  Be aware of low-lying areas on the island as you may have to move your vehicle to higher ground.  There's an 80% chance of rain today with NE winds at 25-35mph +gusting throughout the day and night.  Temps will be in the low-70s.  Tonight... 20% chance of rain with cloudy skies and temps in the low-60s.  Winds will continue to pound the island right into tomorrow.  The weekend's still looking sunny and warm.  The winds will calm down significantly but will remain on the "stiff" side (N-NW at 10-20mph).
High tide: 2:45PM
Low tide: 8:06AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:32AM
Sunset: 7:24PM
UV Index: 4 (Low)
Rip Current: High Risk - Red Zone (A high risk of rip currents means dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions exist for anyone entering the Surf).



Thursday, September 5, 2019

Crapola Couple Days

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 79% with a dewpoint of 65°.  Winds are stiff out of the NE at 17-24mph.  It's cloudy and gray.  Expect a mostly cloudy day along with occasional peeks of sun.  There's a 30% chance of showers developing by this afternoon.  Temps will creep up just a bit to the mid-70s.  Winds will be out of the NE at 15-25mph.  Tonight... scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms becoming widespread overnight.  Temps will drop down into the upper 60s with E-NE winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Chance of rain... 90%.  Tomorrow... Dorian passes by with possible tropical storm conditions as it skirts our coast creating rain, beach erosion, tidal flooding, and those winds... E-NE at 20-30 mph +gusting as high as 45mph.  Ending on a good note... the weekend's looking A-OK!
High tide: 1:50PM
Low tide: 7:05AM and 7:53PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:26PM
UV Index: 5-6 (low)
Rip Currents: High Risk (Red Zone)... "high" risk mean dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions for all people entering the surf!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hump Day Mix

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  The Weather Man on the Philly TV channel just said it's 66° in Wildwood.  Wrong.  According to my back porch thermometer... 72°.  It's partly cloudy as Ms Sun just crossed over the horizon.  She's dealing with morning cloud cover along the horizon.  Breezes are out of the S-SW at 5-8mph.  Expect a mostly cloudy morning with gradual clearing as today's temps will get up into the low-80s.  Breezes will begin out of the South at 7-10mph, then ramp up from S-SW at 10-17mph +gusting.  Early tonight... mostly clear, temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the N-NE at 10-20mph.  Late tonight... more cloud cover as there's a 30% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm.  Tomorrow... afternoon rain is on the forecast... 30% chance and by the evening... 60% chance.  Friday... we'll probably be feeling the effects of Dorian... tropical storm conditions possible.  We may see heavy rain and winds up to 35mph.  The weekend at this point... looking 5-star.
High tide: 6:11AM and 6:49PM
Low tide: 12:55PM
Ocean temp: 72°
Sunrise: 6:30AM
Sunset: 7:28PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Current: Moderate (very rough and potentially dangerous currents... swim near a lifeguard)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Lovely Day After

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  The overnight thunderboomers left not a cloud in the morning sky.  We had some major thunder and lightning overnight which gave us a good watering and cleansing.  It's clean and fresh outside with lots of blue sky, sunshine and much lower humidity (81%).  It's a little breezy with winds out of the N-NE at 9-12mph.  It'll be a sunny day of this first of the "off-season" with temps in the mid-upper 70s and breezes out of the E-NE switching to the East at 9-12mph by this afternoon.  Tonight... clear with temps in the upper 60s/low 70s and S-SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... basically the same forecast with a bit more clouds in the mix.
High tide: 12:00PM
Low tide: 5:52PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:29PM
UV index: 8 (high)
Rip Current: Moderate (strong currents and rough ocean)

Monday, September 2, 2019

Labor Day 2019

Mornin'!  Happy Labor Day!  The vacation and summer season as we know it is over.  The children are all back to school and the Jewel has checked in here at Wildwood.  It's what we call the "off-season" as everyone checks out (at least until the weekends) as the weather provides some stunning displays of its old self.  We'll still have weekend activities and things to do at least until mid-October.  And, hopefully with that spectacular weather.  The island will now be more significantly uninhabited and quiet.  Safe travels to all returning home today!
It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  It's almost sunny with Ms Sun trying to break through the morning cloud cover.  Breezes are light out of the S-SE at 6-9mph.  Humidity's up again... 90% with a dewpoint of 69°.  It'll be a partly sunny / partly cloudy Labor Day with temps in the upper 70s.  Humidity will make it feel like the low 80s.  Breezes will be out of the South at 10-15mph.  There's a 20% chance of rain.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 12-16mph.  Tomorrow... 5-Star!
High tide: 11:05AM
Low tide: 4:59PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:30PM
UV Index: 7 (moderate-high)
Rip Currents: High Risk (means dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions for anyone entering the Surf.  Check with a lifeguard before entering the drink!)

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Well, Hello Ms Jewel!

Mornin'!  Welcome, September!  The "Jewel" has checked in!  For anyone who's never heard of it before, September (for the most part) has the most exquisite weather (aside from tropical storms or hurricanes) and is known here as "The Jewel".  Basically, the warm ocean keeps the island perfectly insulated with warmish,  (not-so-humid or autumn-like) near perfect weather conditions.  You'll find the sky to be such a vivid blue, it astounds you.  The sunrises and sunsets are more breathtaking than any other month.  And, the shoobies and most vacationers are gone as this lovely little island begins to belong to the locals again! No more 6am grocery shopping! 
It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with breezes out of the E-NE at 10-15mph.  Humidity's on the low side at 70% with a dewpoint of 64°.  We're looking at another lovely day down the Shore with mostly sunny skies, temps in the upper 70s and E-NE winds at 12-16mph + gusting (pack those bungees for your beach umbrella).  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the upper 60s with E-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny/partly cloudy, temps in the low-70s with a 20-30% chance of showers throughout both the day and evening (just like every Labor Day).  Tuesday's looking 5-Star!  As for hurricane Dorian with its focus on the US coast, we'll be feeling the effects by the end of the week with major rain and winds (probably by Friday).
High tide: 10:12AM
Low tide: 4:08PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:32PM
UV Index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Current: Moderate (very strong current. stay near a lifeguard when hitting the drink)

Saturday, August 31, 2019

C'est La Vie August!

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's lovely outside with Ms Sun shining, breezes light out of the NW at 4-6mph.  Humidity's up a bit at 84% with a dewpoint of 67°.  It'll be a pleasant, sunny day with low humidity, temps in the upper 70s and breezes out of the E-NE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the East at 6-9mph.  Tomorrow and Monday... the clouds roll in and do battle with all that sunshine.  But, no rain or ugly weather like our southern neighbors are coping with.  Prayers for those in the path of hurricane Dorian.  And, now we say goodbye to August!  It's been another lovely summer pleasure as I reflect on the month of August.  As usual, it flew on by in a blink of an eye (I swear the month of August is the quickest month of them all) and I'll once again have wonderful memories.  Now onto "The Jewel" of all the seasons as we bid adieu the last of the summer months!
High tide: 9:20AM
Low tide: 3:16PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:34PM
UV Index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Current: Low Risk

Friday, August 30, 2019

TGIF!

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's pleasantly Fall-like with cool temps and warm sun shining down.  Humidity's low at 75% with a dewpoint of 62°.  Breezes are barely there (W-SW at 3-5mph).  Unlike Florida, we're heading into a perfectly lovely holiday weekend.  Expect plenty of sunshine today with temps tapping 80°.  Breezes will be out of the SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear with temps in the upper 60s/low 70s and SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... a repeat of today.  Sunday and Monday... more of the same although there will be some clouds in the weather mix.   Today's the New Moon as we'll see higher than normal tides. A New Moon is beginning its new cycle and although invisible it causes the same effects as the Full Moon.  A New Moon is when the Sun and Moon are aligned and it's between the Earth and Sun.  It will cause some tidal flooding.  If you see water seeping onto the island this weekend, don't drive through it as it's corrosive saltwater.
High tide: 8:30AM and 8:46PM
Low tide: 2:23PM
Ocean temp: 72°
Sunset: 7:35PM
UV Index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Current: Low risk
And, here the last of the Friday Beach Tips...
Friday Beach Tips and Beach Etiquette...
~Important things to pack for the beach... water, (I also have a small spray bottle of fresh water for you never know what), hat, footwear, towel, sunblock, insect repellent, first aid kit, and shade (umbrella or sand chair with a canopy), something to read and I enjoy taking my crocheting, oh... and a small trash bag to collect any trash you may have accumulated while there.
~When planting an umbrella be aware of wind speed as you may have to take extra steps to secure it such as sand (screw) grabber or bungee cord.  It's pretty amazing how not secure some umbrellas can be as the wind launches them directly toward unknowing folks relaxing right in the line of fire. 
~Note the tide times when going to the beach.  If the tide is at it's highest, you can sit as close to the water as you want as the tide will take the entire day to go down to low tide.  You'll literally sit and watch the beach grow as the water slowly recedes a block or more away.  
~A new beach posting is there's "No Smoking" on the beach anymore.  That includes "vapes" and especially "cigars".  Some beaches do have designated areas posted.  Look for signs.  There's also "No Smoking" on the boardwalk.  I think most of the seaside towns up and down the coast have passed this new law.
~Kindly give your beach neighbors space when selecting your beach campsite. Courtesy is key. Careful not to plop only inches from others' blankets/umbrellas. 
~No dogs allowed on the beach (except at the wonderful dog beaches the Wildwoods provide). 
~Never leave trash on the beach and even better yet...pick up any that you see whether it's yours or not.   Note trash and recycle containers are situated everywhere.
~Remember to pack headphones for your music device or at least keep the volume down to a minimum (believe it or not no one really wants to hear your music not to mention your beach neighbor just might be quietly trying to listen to their own music).  
~Teach children beach etiquette. Running (basically "kicking" up sand) as well as throwing sand is a no-brainer but sometimes you'd never know it.  
~Feeding the seagulls is a big no-no. Eat and snack smartly. Using hands to express oneself when holding your sandwich up or out is a magnet for swooping gulls. Dropping one potato chip carelessly while eating will create seagull havoc. Eat under your umbrella or hooded sand chair as the seagulls are much like vultures and are endlessly eyeing beachgoers eating habits.  They're relentless trying to find the right opportune moment to swoop down and pluck your lunch right out of your hand or mouth (seen it happen many times).  By the way, seagulls know "chip bags" and if they see one sticking out of your unsupervised beach bag, they will think nothing of helping themselves and remove the bag of chips from your bag as well as share their newly acquired snacks with their gull friends while you're taking a walk or a dip (seen it happen many times).
~Playing ball, frisbee, horseshoes, corn hole, or kite-flying, etc is a no-no at the beach.  The backside of the beach (dune side) or other designated areas are more appropriate for active beach games.  Stay away from those camped out that are simply trying to enjoy their beach day and knock yourself out.  The beach patrol will probably stop you if playing in the wrong area anyway.  
~Shake towels and blankets away from others noting the wind direction.
~Observe and follow posted beach warnings (closed beaches, no alcohol, strong rip currents, surfboard/boogie board area, etc) and always pay attention to lifeguards.  If in doubt...ask the lifeguard.

~Couresty is key.  Be kind to one another.  Happy Beaching until next year!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday Loveliness

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose and is shining on the island.  Humidity's low... 80% with 62° dewpoint.  Breezes are light out of the N-NW at 8-11mph.  It's a lovely summer morning (feeling Fallish though) as we begin to think about this official end-to-the season holiday weekend up ahead.  We're about to get a very nice stretch of weather.  It begins today with vivid blue skies, plentiful sunshine and temps in the low-80s.  Breezes will be a bit on the stiff side from the NW at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear with temps back down to where they are now... temps in the upper 60s with breezes out of the SW at 6-9mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same.  In fact, it's looking like the entire weekend may have this forecast.  Even (the usually kind-of-drab) Labor Day is looking lovely.  Thoughts and prayers are with my Floridian friends who are bracing for Hurricane Dorian as I type.  They're certainly not going to have a weather weekend like we're about to.
High tide: 7:39AM and 7:55PM
Low tide: 1:28PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:25AM
Sunset: 7:37PM
UV Index: High (8-9)
Rip Currents: Moderate (swim near the lifeguards)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Gray Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 92% with a dewpoint of 69°.  It's cloudy and misty (very light rain coming down) with a light breeze out of the N-NE at 8-10mph.  Expect a mostly gray day with isolated showers and/or thunderstorms developing this afternoon (30% chance).  Temps will be in the mid-upper 70s with N-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with a shower possible... 20% chance (early).  Temps will drop back down into the upper 60s with N-NW breezes at 10-15mph.   Tomorrow... sunny!  The sun will come out tomorrow!  Temps will be near 80° and humidity low.  NW breezes may be a bit stiff for tomorrow's beach day.  Pack accordingly.  So far, the weekend's look A-OK with seasonable temps (upper 70s), mostly sunny (some clouds in the weekend mix) and Labor Day is looking like it usually looks... drab and depressing.
High tide: 6:45AM and 7:02PM
Low tide: 12:32PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:24AM
Sunset: 7:37PM
UV Index: 6
Rip Current: Moderate (still very strong currents in the ocean... swim only near a lifeguard)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cloudy Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 68% with a dewpoint of 57°.  It's still feeling Fallish out there.  The AC is still off!  We're under partial cloud cover with winds out of the E-NE at 5-8mph.  Expect a much calmer day although there is a "rip current" warning in the "red" (danger) zone today.  The ocean's currents and waves will be extremely rough and dangerous.  Check with beach officials before heading into the drink!  At the moment, it's lovely outside and will continue to be a fair (but cloudy) weather day.  Perhaps not a beach day.  It'll start out with a mix of clouds and peeks of sun but will be a mostly cloudy day with temps in the mid-70s and breezes out of the E-NE at 10-14mph.  There's is a 20% chance of a passing rain shower today and tonight.  Tonight will be partly cloudy with temps in the upper 60s / low 70s and E-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... beginning with cloud cover and early showers and winding down with partly cloudy conditions and perhaps more chance of rain (40%). Thursday... looks like a keeper with plenty of sunshine and warmer temps (upper 70s).
High tide: 5:46AM and 6:05PM
Low tide: 11:34AM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunrise: 6:24AM
Sunset: 7:40PM
UV Index: 5 (low)
Rip Currents: Red Zone (high/dangerous risk)

Monday, August 26, 2019

National Dog Day!

Mornin'!  Happy National Dog Day!  Today's blog entry is for my little Freddy!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ. Humidity's 88% with a dewpoint of 63°.  It still has that Fall-like feel to it outside.  It's cloudy with Ms Sun trying to peek through, windy (NE 20-22mph) and on the cool side.  We had no rain or storms overnight.  We did have major tree trimming yesterday, last night and overnight thanks to those very intense aggressive winds.  The beaches were closed yesterday due to those winds which created surf so strong we were in the Red Zone and swimming wasn't allowed.  Expect the winds to stay checked in another day as clouds begin to decrease and allow some of the lovely blue sky and sunshine filter through. Temps will be in the low-70s with NE winds at 20-25mph +gusting.  Tonight... partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy after midnight with temps in the upper 60s and winds out of the E-NE at 10-20mph.
High tide: 5:01PM
Low tide: 10:34AM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunset: 7:41PM
UV Index: 6
Rip Currents: Red (danger) Zone (Those beaches could be closed again today... check with your beach patrol on that status). 























Sunday, August 25, 2019

Not So Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under dark clouds with rainfall coming down as I type.  It's breezy... NE winds at 14-22mph.  Our forecast is saying mostly cloudy today with showers this morning and partly cloudy by this afternoon.  Temps will get into the low-70s.  There is a 50% chance of rain showers throughout the day.  It's the breezes today that will get us.  Unlike yesterday's stiff winds, today's will be even stiffer... NE sustained winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... partly cloudy skies, windy with NE winds at 20-30mph and a 20% chance of rain showers.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy with winds staying checked in as it'll be blustery again.
High tide: 3:55PM
Low tide: 9:29AM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunset: 7:43PM
UV Index: 6-7
Rip Currents: High Risk (This means the ocean will be extremely rough and dangerous and even potentially life-threatening.)  You may see the lifeguards posting "beaches closed" flags today due to the very rough surf.  Heed this warning!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up!  We had those thunder boomers again overnight bringing along a nice watering and much cooler temps.   The humidity's checked out... 79% with a dewpoint of 59°.  It's slightly breezy... winds out of the N-NE at 13-16mph.  If this doesn't feel Autumn-like, I don't know what does!  We're going to have a sunny, less humid Saturday with temps in the mid-70s with breezes out of the NE at 15-25mph (be very "beach umbrella" savvy).  The time has come to air out the house and throw open the sash!  Tonight... clear, temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the NE at 10-12mph.  Tomorrow... about the same with a few clouds from time to time and even breezier (20-30mph).  There's a 20% chance of a rain shower tomorrow night.  It's the "Tri The Wildwoods 2019" today and it's happening as I type.  The Athletes are swimming, biking and running around the island (in North Wildwood) this morning. (webcam... https://www.wildwoodinsider.com/wildwood-live-cams/#top )
 Kids are involved too with their own Triathlon at 9am.
High tide: 2:53PM
Low tide: 8:17AM and 9:37PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunset: 7:44PM
UV Index: 8-9 (High)
Rip Currents: Moderate

Friday, August 23, 2019

Happy Friday

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with hardly any breezes to note (N-NW at 2-4mph).  It's humid... 88% with 72° dewpoint.  We had some minor thunderboomers overnight and had a nice watering.  Today looks to be as close to a washout as you can get.  It's a shame our lovely 12 movie theatre complex closed down this summer.  It would be a great day for a movie.  Expect a mostly cloudy with showery rains kind of day.  We may even hear a possible rumble of thunder this afternoon.  Temps will tap 80° with N-NE winds at 7-13mph.  Chance of rain is 70%.  Tonight... rain showers this evening as we'll still have plenty of cloud cover.  Chance of rain tonight is 50%.  Temps will drop down drastically to the mid-60s.  North winds are in the mix as well at 8-12mph.  Tomorrow looks like some clouds will be in the mix along with Ms Sun as it'll be cooler (low-mid 70s) with breezes out of the N-NE at 10-15mph. Sunday... partly sunny / partly cloudy with temps in the 70s and even breezier with 15-22mph NE winds.
High tide: 1:59PM
Low tide: 7:12AM and 8:26PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunset: 7:46PM
UV Index: 5 (moderate)
Rip Currents: Low risk
And, it's Friday!
Friday Beach Tips and Beach Etiquette...
~Important things to pack for the beach... water, (I also have a small spray bottle of fresh water for you never know what), hat, footwear, towel, sunblock, insect repellent, first aid kit, and shade (umbrella or sand chair with a canopy), something to read and I enjoy taking my crocheting, oh... and a small trash bag to collect any trash you may have accumulated while there.
~When planting an umbrella be aware of wind speed as you may have to take extra steps to secure it such as sand (screw) grabber or bungee cord.  It's pretty amazing how not secure some umbrellas can be as the wind launches them directly toward unknowing folks relaxing right in the line of fire. 
~Note the tide times when going to the beach.  If the tide is at it's highest, you can sit as close to the water as you want as the tide will take the entire day to go down to low tide.  You'll literally sit and watch the beach grow as the water slowly recedes a block or more away.  
~A new beach posting is there's "No Smoking" on the beach anymore.  That includes "vapes" and especially "cigars".  Some beaches do have designated areas posted.  Look for signs.  There's also "No Smoking" on the boardwalk.  I think most of the seaside towns up and down the coast have passed this new law.
~Kindly give your beach neighbors space when selecting your beach campsite. Courtesy is key. Careful not to plop only inches from others' blankets/umbrellas. 
~No dogs allowed on the beach (except at the wonderful dog beaches the Wildwoods provide). 
~Never leave trash on the beach and even better yet...pick up any that you see whether it's yours or not.   Note trash and recycle containers are situated everywhere.
~Remember to pack headphones for your music device or at least keep the volume down to a minimum (believe it or not no one really wants to hear your music not to mention your beach neighbor just might be quietly trying to listen to their own music).  
~Teach children beach etiquette. Running (basically "kicking" up sand) as well as throwing sand is a no-brainer but sometimes you'd never know it.  
~Feeding the seagulls is a big no-no. Eat and snack smartly. Using hands to express oneself when holding your sandwich up or out is a magnet for swooping gulls. Dropping one potato chip carelessly while eating will create seagull havoc. Eat under your umbrella or hooded sand chair as the seagulls are much like vultures and are endlessly eyeing beachgoers eating habits.  They're relentless trying to find the right opportune moment to swoop down and pluck your lunch right out of your hand or mouth (seen it happen many times).  By the way, seagulls know "chip bags" and if they see one sticking out of your unsupervised beach bag, they will think nothing of helping themselves and remove the bag of chips from your bag as well as share their newly acquired snacks with their gull friends while you're taking a walk or a dip (seen it happen many times).
~Playing ball, frisbee, horseshoes, corn hole, or kite-flying, etc is a no-no at the beach.  The backside of the beach (dune side) or other designated areas are more appropriate for active beach games.  Stay away from those camped out that are simply trying to enjoy their beach day and knock yourself out.  The beach patrol will probably stop you if playing in the wrong area anyway.  
~Shake towels and blankets away from others noting the wind direction.
~Observe and follow posted beach warnings (closed beaches, no alcohol, strong rip currents, surfboard/boogie board area, etc) and always pay attention to lifeguards.  If in doubt...ask the lifeguard.

~Couresty is key.  Be kind to one another.  Happy Beaching!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

A Mix Of Clouds And Sun

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear starlit, moonlit skies.  Not much in breezes happening (West breezes at 3-5mph).  It's humid (90% humidity with 72° dewpoint).  Expect a mostly sunny, warm (not so humid) kind of day.  There's a slight chance (15%) of a stray shower or thunderstorm popping up this afternoon as temps climb up in the mid-upper 80s.  Winds will be out of the W-SW at 8-10mph.  Tonight... a few clouds and again, a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible (20% chance).  Temps will drop into the low-mid 70s with SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow and Friday look more unsettled with a 50% chance of a pop-up shower throughout the morning and afternoon.  The weekend's looking mostly sunny, cooler (temps in the 70s), and blustery.  Remember the bungee for those umbrellas this weekend.
High tide: 1:12PM
Low tide: 6:25AM and 7:14PM
Ocean temp: 77°
Sunrise: 6:20AM
Sunset: 7:47PM
UV Index: 8 (high) remember the sunblock
Rip Currents: Low-Moderate Risk






Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Partly Cloudy and Muggy

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloudy skies with light breezes out of the S-SW at 4-6mph.  It rained overnight and everything's watered nicely.  We're damp and humid out there... humidity's 97% with a dewpoint of 72°.  It'll be a hot and humid humpday with partly sunny / partly cloudy skies as we near 90°. SW breezes will increase to winds at 15-25mph by this afternoon. There's a 30% chance of precipitation this afternoon as well... showers and/or thunderstorms possible.  Keep your eyes on the sky.  Tonight... mostly cloudy, temps in the mid-upper 70s, South winds at 13-17mph with 50% chance of precipitation.  Tomorrow... sunnier with that ol' possibility of precipitation again.  As for the weekend... looking mostly sunny and not as muggy and warm as the rest of this week.
High tide: 12:30PM
Low tide: 6:20PM
Ocean temp: 77°
Sunset: 7:48PM
UV Index: 7-8
Rip Current: Moderate
The 17th Annual Air Show is today in Atlantic City (46miles north of Wildwood) and as far as I can tell... today's weather is cooperating.
https://www.jerseyfamilyfun.com/event/atlantic-city-air-show-thunder-over-the-boardwalk-2/