Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hazy, Hot, Humid, Highfalutin Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy.  It's quiet and mostly still (SW breezes at 4-6mph).  Not much for hearing the island birds as they must be hanging elsewhere this morning.  It's humid... 84% with a dewpoint of 75°.  It'll be partly sunny/partly cloudy today with temps hovering around 90° feeling very humid with that dewpoint in the mid-upper 70s.  We'll begin to feel the effects of "Barry" (that southern storm from the weekend) as there's a 20% chance of a passing shower later today. Breezes will pick up significantly and be out of the S-SW at 15-25mph (pack a bungee or sand-grabber if heading to the beach just in case).  Tonight... cloudy with 50% chance of scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms.  There's a possibility of tidal flooding too since the Full Moon was yesterday providing much higher than normal tides which could very well seep into the streets.  Temps will drop back to where they are now (upper 70s) as that humidity increases. Winds will be out of the S-SW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow... we'll probably wake to cloud cover breaking up as Ms Sun intends to shine down but it'll be one of those hazy, hot and humid days down the Shore.  As for the weekend... at this point, it looks like a heatwave is approaching as it'll be very warm with hazy sunshine pouring down.
High tide: 9:08a.m.
Low tide: 2:53p.m.
Ocean temp: 71°
Sunset:8:24p.m.
Moonrise:9:10p.m.
UV Index: Very High
Rip Current: High... most likely due to the windy conditions today (a "high" risk means the ocean's current is in the danger zone for anyone entering the surf.  Take note of posted flags at your beach and check with your lifeguard for any swimming risks.)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Full Moon Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny.  It's still (breezes out of the SW at 3-4mph).  It's a little humid (84%) with a dewpoint of 71°.  It'll be another lovely day down the shore with plentiful sunshine, breezes out of the South at 5-10mph with temps near 90°.  Tonight... some clouds roll in as there's a 20% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm.  Temps will head back to the mid-70s with S-SW breezes at 8-11mph.  Full Moon is tonight! Tomorrow... a mostly sunny day with clouds in the mix and Thursday... unsettled with lots of cloud cover along with chances of rain showers or storms.
High tide: 8:25a.m.
Low tide: 2:09p.m.
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:25p.m.
Moonrise: 8:27p.m.
UV Index: 10 (very high)
Rip Current: Low risk.
If interested in "Beach Tips and Beach Courtesies", check out any of my Friday entries!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Marvelous Monday

Feeding the seagulls is not suppose to happen
Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  What a difference a day makes!  It's lovely outside this morning.  The humidity's checked out for a little while... it's 69% with a dewpoint of 62°.  There's a light N-NE breeze at 5-10mph coming off the cool ocean water.  Ms Sun's up and shining down.  The birds are making their happy presence known.  The air conditioner is still on though... no outside sea air is wifting (wafting) in my home, unfortunately.  It'll be a beautiful sunny day with temps in the mid-upper 80s (we got up to 93 humid degrees yesterday).  The N-NE early morning breezes will shift from the SE a bit later this morning.  Then, shift again from the South and finally later this afternoon shift from the S-SW all at about 9-11mph.  Tonight will be clear and moonlit (the full moon is tomorrow) with temps in the mid-upper 70s as humidity climbs back up to 80%.  We should have a nice (almost) full moon rise tonight.  It'll be nice on the beach but remember footwear, sunblock and insect repellent.  Oh, and tomorrow looks pretty much the same as today.  In fact, most of the week ahead does with the exception of Thursday.  That one looks a bit unsettled and possibly rainy.
High tide: 7:39AM and 7:58PM
Low tide: 1:23PM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunset: 8:26PM
Moonrise: 7:39PM
UV Index: 9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Hot And Mostly Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny, warm and humid.  Right now the humidity's 92% with a Dewpoint of 73°.  Expect a warm one today with plenty of sunshine.  The humidity will drop (low-mid 70%) as there will be some cloud cover in the mix.  But temps will be hovering in the low-90s and it'll be a hot one today.  Warm land breezes will be out of the West at 10-15mph (pack the insect repellent).  Tonight... partly cloudy skies with temps back down into the low-70s and Northerly (more refreshing) breezes at 5-10mph.
High tide: 6:49a.m. and 7:13p.m.  (the Full Moon is Tuesday and the tides are becoming higher and lower than normal)
Low tide: 12:35p.m.
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunset: 8:26p.m.
UV Index: 9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Low risk 
Note: The beach sand will be a scorcher today so be prepared... footwear, plenty of water, sunscreen, umbrella (with bungee or sand grabber) and insect repellent.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Summer Loveliness Continues

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 83% with a dewpoint of 65° as it doesn't feel quite as humid as it has been.  Ms Sun's up and warming us with no clouds in sight.  Breezes are light and variable out of the NE at 4-6mph.  It'll be a beautiful summer day with plenty of sunshine (humidity will come down a bit) and breezes mostly out of the SW today at 5-7mph (pack the insect repellent along with that sunblock).  Temps will be in the mid-upper 80s.  Tonight... clear, temps back in the 70s (mid-upper) with S-SW breezes at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same!  It's BBQ-Blues Fest this weekend!  Great food with great music!

High Tide:6:24PM
Low Tide: 11:46AM
Ocean Temp: 74°
Sunset: 8:25PM
UV Index: 10 (very high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Friday, July 12, 2019

TGIF

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's been up but just began to shine through the leftover cloud cover from last night.  We had some major thunderboomers with a big display of lightning and heavy downpours here on the island late last night into the overnight.  Everything's nicely watered that's for sure.  It's sticky outside this morning with humidity at 93% and dewpoint of 73°.  It'll be a partly cloudy morning with 20% chance of a passing shower sometime later today.  Expect mostly sunny conditions though with temps in the mid-upper 80s.  Breezes are barely there this morning but will begin to blow in from the West then W-NW at 10-15mph later this morning.  Expect hazy, hot and humid weather today.  Tonight... clear skies with temps in the mid-upper 70s and breezes out of the W-NW at 3-5mph.  Tomorrow... more settled with plenty of sunshine and warmer temps (near 90°).  Sunday... maybe even warmer!  This evening kicks off the annual Anglesea Blues and BBQ Festival!  There's nothing like the aromas of scrumptious BBQ and the briny sea air together!
High tide: 5:30PM
Low tide: 10:56AM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunset:8:27PM
UV Index: 9 (high)
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 for 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 back side 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, July 11, 2019

7-11

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  It's hazy and humid (humidity's 92% with a dewpoint of 72°) as Ms Sun rises and shines through some cloud cover.  Breezes are very light out of the South at 3-5mph.  Today will be a bit unsettled with a mix of clouds and sun as temps will be in the low-80s along with SE breezes at 10-15mph.  Humidity's staying checked in at least until tomorrow morning.  There's a 20% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms later this afternoon.  Tonight... rain (thunderstorms) likely (80% chance).  Temps will go down to where they are now... the mid-70s with S-SW winds at 10-20mph.   We could wake to rain showers and/or thunderstorms tomorrow morning as the day develops into a mix of clouds and sun with some more heat and humidity.  For now, the weekend's looking 5-Star!
High tide: 4:33PM
Low tide: 10:02AM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunset: 8:28p.m.
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cruising Into Perfect Day Number Three This Week

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's humid... 84% humidity with a dewpoint of 66°.  Not much in breezes to note although they are out of the W-SW at 3-5mph.  Expect hazy sunshine today with temps in the low-mid 80s and breezes out of the South at 9-13mph.  Tonight.. clear with temps in the mid-70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  We're heading for a stretch of nice weather except for Friday morning which looks unsettled with rain and thunderstorms in the area (50% chance).  Otherwise... smooth sailing into next week.  I'll still keep a close eye on things as we go forward.  Today's a "keeper" as we continue to glide into some more lovely summer weather!
High tide: 3:36PM
Low tide: 9:05AM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunset: 8:27PM
UV Index: High (pack the sunscreen)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Plenty of Sunshine Today

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining down.  Breezes are light out of the N-NW at 4-6mph.  Humidity dropped a bit to 81% with a Dewpoint of 62°.  It's a perfectly lovely morning down the Shore.  It'll be a lovely day with plenty of sunshine as temps get up into the low-80s.  Breezes begin out of the NW and shift to the North by later this morning, then again by early afternoon from the SW all at 9-11mph (pack the insect repellent).
Tonight... clear and lovely with temps in the low-mid 70s along with those light SW breezes.  Tomorrow... more of the same but just a bit warmer.
High tide: 2:41PM
Low tide: 8:05AM and 8:40PM
Ocean temp: 71°
Sunset: 8:28PM
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Current: Low Risk

Monday, July 8, 2019

Gray Monday To Start

Wet Wildwood Webcam Shot Of The Boardwalk
Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under complete cloud cover as it's raining lightly.  Winds are out of the E-NE at 5-10mph.  Humidity's 80% and Dewpoint... 69°.  We're going to have rain showers the first half of the day with temps in the upper 70s. Winds will begin to whip up a bit out of the E-NE at 20-30mph.  Chance of rain showers this morning and early afternoon... 50%.  By dinner and early evening... skies should be clearing out nicely (could make for a lovely sunset) with temps in the mid-upper 60s with winds simmered down out of the NE at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... looking good with sunshine, calm breezes off the ocean and temps just in the low-80s.
High tide: 1:45PM
Low tide: 7:07AM and 7:32PM
Ocean temp: 71°
Sunset: 8:29PM
UV Index: Low (2-3)
Rip Currents: Moderate (the ocean's a bit on the rough side... don't swim alone or at night)

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Seven-Seven

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and doing her best to shine through some clouds left from the overnight.  We had a nice stormy watering last night.  Nothing major... some lightning and thunder with a good downpour or two.  Everything's been watered nicely and is soaked out there.  Humidity's 93% with a Dewpoint of 72° at the moment.  Breezes are nothing to write home about... NW at 2-4mph.  It'll be an overcast day with lots of cloud cover and Ms Sun doing her best to shine through it all.  Humidity will be up there most of the day.  A stray shower and/or thunderstorm is possible (40% chance).  Temps will be in the low-mid 80s with NW winds becoming NE winds by the afternoon at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy with 40% chance of rain along with occasional showers on the overnight.  Temps will be around where they are now... low 70s with Easterly winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... still unsettled with a chance of rain (30-40%) in a mix of clouds and sun.
High tide: 12:49PM
Low tide: 6:28PM
Ocean temp: 71°
Sunset: 8:27PM
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (A "moderate" risk mean that those folks planning to enter the surf should swim within sight of a lifeguard and never swim alone or at night.  It'll be a bit on the rough side as the ocean tries to pull you along.)

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Hazy Hot And Humid

Some Guy Enjoying That Sunset - Delaware Bay, Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got another warm one this morning... Ms Sun is shining, not much in breezes (SW 3-4mph) and humid (94% humidity).  The dewpoint is up there... 75%!  Lots of moisture in the warm sea air.  Expect a warm one with plenty of sunshine today and a 30% chance of a thunderstorm or two this afternoon.  Temps will be in the upper 80s and perhaps tap 90° with S-SW winds (land breeze) at 15-20mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy, temps in the mid-70s and winds out of the W-SW at 7-10mph.  Chance of rain is 50%.  Keep your eye on the sky (and Doppler) today and tonight.  Tomorrow... even more unsettled weather than today with slightly more comfortable temps, 10-15mph breezes and the possibility of rain (40%) right through into the evening.
High Tide: 11:52AM
Low Tide: 5:30PM
Ocean Temp: 72°
Sunset: 8:26PM
UV Index: 9 (very high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Friday, July 5, 2019

It's Friday! Happy 4th Of July Long Weekend!

Mornin'!  It's 77° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under hazy, cloudy skies at the moment with not much in breezes (SE 4-6mph).  It's humid - 95% humidity with a dewpoint of 76°.  It'll be a partly cloudy kickoff for today followed by partial clearing as it'll be a partly sunny day with temps in the mid-upper 80s.  Breezes will kick up and be out of the S-SE at 10-20mph (remember the umbrella bungee).  There's the possibility of a stray shower and/or thunderstorm today (15-20% chance) this afternoon.  Tonight... there's a 30% chance of scattered showers as temps drop back to the mid-70s with S-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  The weekend's looking mostly cloudy with possible peeks of sun and 30-40% chance of rain showers throughout both days.
High tide: 10:55AM
Low tide: 4:37PM
Ocean temp: 70°
Sunset:8:26PM
UV Index: Very High (10)
Rip Currents: Low Risk
And, it's Friday and you know what that means!
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 for 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 back side 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, July 4, 2019

It's Independence Day! Happy 4th of July!


Mornin'!  It's 79° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy 4th of July!  Ms Sun's up and beginning today's cookout!  It's warm out there!  Not much in the line of breezes but what is (E-NE at 4-6mph) does feel refreshing coming from the direction of the ocean.  Humidity's 87° and Dewpoint is 74°.  It'll be a warm summer day this 4th with partly sunny skies, temps in the mid-upper 80s, (it went to 93° yesterday and I wouldn't be surprised if it does it again) and breezes (finally) out of the E-SE at 9-11mph.  So far this week the breezes have been very hot ("westerlies" off the land/sand) and not that effective for cooling you off while on the beach.  Today... a different story I'm happy to report as the beach will be the place to be for relief from the heat.  There is a 20% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm (periodically check the sky and/or doppler).  I think that's the established phrase on most hazy, hot and humid days.  At least it was on every weather report I researched this morning.  Tonight... temps back into the mid-70s with Easterly breezes at 6-8mph.  Tomorrow... looks like another partly sunny day with just about the same forecast posted in the weather forecasts.  The weekend's looking rather unsettled with rain (40-60% chance) posted.  I've got my eye on that one. Enjoy the "long" holiday weekend.  It's thick here on the island so make it a point to think of others first... be kind to one another and let's all reflect on our freedoms as well as this lovely seashore together!  Happy Independence Day!  And, don't forget footwear and sunscreen!
High Tide: 10:00AM
Low Tide: 3:47PM
Ocean Temp: 70°
Sunset: 8:26PM
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk




Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Eve Of Independence Day

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 84% and Dewpoint is 72°.  We're under cloud cover with hardly a breeze (W-NW at 2-3mph).  It's gonna be another warm one today (it was a hot one yesterday) but the humidity will head down into the 60%.  Temps will hover around 90° again.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with a 20% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm.  We had a brief, mild shower late last night with a little lightning (not much in the line of thunder or winds).  Today the winds have the "West" direction beginning with W-NW this morning, then to the West, then to the W-SW all at 7-10mph.  It's basically what yesterday's winds were but hopefully, they won't turn out as stiff as yesterday's winds were.  It was a very hot land breeze which carried those greenhead flies here and there.  Not to mention lot's of bungees on the beach yesterday holding down those umbrellas.  I'd pack a bungee again today (along with the insect repellent) just in case when heading to the beach.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 70s and E-SE winds at 5-10mph with a stray shower/storm possible (20% chance).  Tomorrow... a bit cooler temps (low-mid 80s) but it'll feel uncomfortably warm with humidity 90%, a mix of clouds and sun with Easterly (refreshing) breezes.  That 20% chance of rain showers and/or thunderstorm is in the forecast for the Holiday too.  And, by the way... the ocean in Wildwood Crest was opened yesterday and cleared from the yucky bacteria.
High tide: 9:09a.m.
Low tide: 2:56p.m.
Ocean temp: 70°
Sunset: 8:26p.m.
UV index: High (10)
Rip Current: Low risk

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hot Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with breezes out of the W-SW at 9-11mph.  Humidity's at 81% with a Dewpoint of 67°.  It'll be a hot one today with plenty of sunshine and temps tapping 90°+ yet humidity's dropping into the mid-50s.  SW winds will be around 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers and/or thunderstorms.  Temps will head back down into the low-mid 70s with W-SW at 9-11mph.  Tomorrow looks like it'll be sunny with afternoon showers or storms possible (after 2pm) and again tomorrow night (20% chance).  It's looking sunny with some clouds in the mix and not as warm for the Fourth (low-mid 80s). It'll be a warm one today though!  Pack accordingly if heading to the beach (footwear, hat, sunblock, water, umbrella, insect repellent, etc.).  The beach was closed in Wildwood Crest yesterday from Miami to Jefferson Aves. due to poor, unhealthy water quality.  More testing of the ocean water will be done today but check with officials if this area is your beach of choice (609)465-1187.
High tide: 8:20a.m.
Low tide: 2:04p.m.
Ocean temp: 70°
Sunset: 8:26p.m.
UV Index: 10 (very high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (swim near the lifeguard areas)

Monday, July 1, 2019

Welcome July!

2012 - North Wildwood - Christmas in July
Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and at'em.  Breezes are light out of the North at 6-8mph.  Dewpoint is 57° with Humidity at 62%.  It's a lovely way to kick off the month of July.  Expect a beautiful, warm, summer day with plentiful sunshine and temps in the low-mid 80s with breezes all over the place gradually shifting from many directions all at 8-11mph.  We begin with Northerly winds later this morning, shifting from the N-NE by mid-morning, then shifting again from the NW, then from the West and ending by this late afternoon from the W-SW.  All that means is pack the insect repellent if making it a beach day.  Tonight... clear with temps down into the low-70s and breezes out of the SW at 6-9mph.  Tomorrow... pretty much a repeat of today but just a tad warmer.  It's a "New Moon" today which means no Moon will be shining down tonight but the tides will be much higher and lower than normal.  The tides react the same way when there's a New Moon as they do when there's a Full Moon.  Happy July!
High tide: 7:32a.m. and 7:44p.m.
Low tide: 1:13p.m.
Ocean temp: 68°
Sunset: 8:26p.m.
UV Index: High (9)
Rip Currents: Low risk

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Until Next Time June!

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  It's the end of another month which flew by in my opinion.  See ya next year June.  This last day of June will be a hazy, hot and humid Sunday with temps tapping 90°. This morning feels fairly warm already even with that big storm we had early last evening.  We got pummeled with extreme rains and winds as it thankfully didn't put us in a flooding situation. No damage to report from the winds either.  At least I don't have to water the gardens today.  There's sun pouring down now with humidity at 75% and dewpoint at 69° with winds out of the W-NW at 8-12mph.  The humidity will drop down today to 40-50% as winds pick up out of the W-NW at 15-25mph. Tonight will be clear with temps back down into the low-mid 70s and Northerly breezes even stiffer at 20-25mph simmering down to 15-20mph late tonight.  Tomorrow... same as today but not as hot.  And, it's a "new moon" tomorrow so expect much higher and lower tides.  The back bay (marsh side) tides of the island is always an hour later than the ocean side tides.  If going to the beach, pack accordingly with footwear,  insect repellent (West winds), bungee cord or sand gripper for the beach umbrella (it's gonna get windy) and plenty of Sunscreen.
High tide: 6:57p.m.
Low tide: 12:22p.m.
Ocean temp: 68°
Sunset: 8:26p.m.
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Currents: low risk

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Hazy Hot And Humid Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 80° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and still (no breezes to note).  Humidity's at 73% with a 72° dewpoint.   It'll be warm this last weekend in June with plentiful sunshine and warm temperatures.  Expect temps in the low-90s with Ms Sun simmering the island.  SW winds at 8-13mph will begin later this morning.  There's a 40% chance of scattered showers or passing thunderstorm this afternoon (after 3pm).  Tonight... 30% chance of an isolated thunderstorm with temps in the low-mid 70s and breezes out of the West at 6-10mph.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny and warm (possibly tapping 90° again) with NW winds.  Pack that insect repellent!  Don't forget footwear.  And, keep your eye on the sky (doppler)!
High tide: 6:09p.m.
Low tide: 11:34a.m.
Ocean temp: 71°
Sunset: 8:26p.m.
UV Index: 10 (high)
Rip Currents: Low risk

Friday, June 28, 2019

Happy Friday!

Mornin'!  It's 79° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny, warm and humid.  We have a dewpoint of 69° and the humidity's 72%.  Breezes are not there.  It's very still and quiet.   It'll be sunny with some clouds in the mix today.  It's being reported that temps will get into the mid-80s and since yesterday got up to 92°, I'm not going to be surprised to see that again.  It was hot yesterday and today looks like a repeat.  Winds will begin later this morning out of the S-SW and shift by mid-day out of the S-SE (thankfully) all at 5-10mph.  Those West winds are hot land breezes and bring the biting flies.  Hubby and I made dinner and took it to the beach last evening and it was a stunner.  However, the flies were enjoying their dinner too (us) so out came the insect repellent.  We wound up staying until almost 8p.m.  If you've never experienced a summer evening on the beach, it's quite remarkable.
For today... it looks like a more pleasant (still hot though) day with a light Southeast breeze (cooler, more refreshing off the water).  There is a chance of a stray thunderstorm this afternoon so keep your eye on the sky (and doppler).  Tonight... more of that chance (20%) of a stray thunderstorm with partly cloudy skies.  Temps will head down to the low-mid 70s with S-SW breezes at 5-10mph.  The weekend's looking 5-Star with sunny, warm conditions and breezes coming from the SW (remember the insect repellent).
High tide: 5:19p.m.
Low tide: 10:46a.m.
Ocean temp: 70°
Sunset: 8:27p.m.
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low risk
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".  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 for 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.  I mean on the back side 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.  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, June 27, 2019

Ditto From Yesterday!

TBT - Summer of 2008 - North Wildwood beach
Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining down on the island.  Not much in the line of breezes (N-NW at 2-4mph).  It's a beauty this morning with plenty of island birds chirping away welcoming the new day.  I could cut and past yesterday's weather post as it'll be a repeat of all that.  Expect blue skies with temps in the mid-upper 80s and light breezes.  Initially, the breeze will come from the NW then shift from the SW then shift again from the S-SE and finally by this afternoon... from the South all at 5-7mph.  Keep that insect repellent handy if hitting the beach as any "west" wind (even when attached to another direction like "NW" or "SW") can bring those greenhead biting flies.  They were waiting for us yesterday with teeth bared.  I got bit a couple times as did my hubby before pulling out the repellent.   I'm not complaining though as yesterday's beach day was pretty much a "10" in my opinion once the wind shifted and the flies took off in the early afternoon.   Expect that to repeat today and tomorrow and even Saturday.  So, for today... hot and sunny with the best place to be is on that beach!  Tonight... clear with temps back down into the mid-70s and Westerly breezes at 2-5mph.  The next cloudy, possibly rainy day is Sunday as there's a 40% chance of showers and/or scattered thunderstorms.  And if heading to the beach, here's another reminder that the beach sand (especially those extremely long beaches in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest) is blistering hot.  It's not only very upsetting to witness but appalling to me that parents don't have footwear on their children.  I saw 2 little ones screaming in pain yesterday as they ran through that scorching sand trying to find sand that was bearable and didn't burn (near the ocean).  What's with such thoughtless parents/adults?!  Footwear folks!  Footwear!
High tide: 4:28p.m.
Low tide: 9:58a.m.
Ocean temp: 70°
Sunset: 8:27p.m.
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Lovely Day Out There Today

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  I just came inside from enjoying and watering the gardens. When I first went out  (40 minutes ago) the temp was 73°.  It's sunny and warm and the "temperature's rising" (in the words of the Weather Girls).  There's not much in the line of breezes but they're coming a bit later.  It'll be a nice summer day with plenty of sunshine and temps in the mid (maybe "upper") 80s.  Breezes will be out of the N-NW at 10-15mph and shift by later afternoon from the W-SW at the same speed.  It seems that the winds always shift (more off the cool ocean rather than across the land and beach) late in the day (and feels remarkable I might add).  Tonight... a clear, starlit evening with temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the W-SW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow looks like a repeat of today!
High tide: 3:39p.m.
Low tide: 9:54a.m.
Ocean temp: 70°
Sunset: 8:28p.m.
UV Index: High (9)
Rip Currents: Low risk

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Unsettled First Half Of The Day

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got cloudy, breezy conditions this morning.  S-SW winds are wifting (wafting) over the island at 10-15mph.  It'll be an unsettled start to the day with cloud cover this morning and a 50% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms.  It should clear up and be a mostly sunny afternoon with temps rising to low-mid 80s with an increase in humidity (80%) and winds out of the SW at 10-20mph.  Tonight... mix of clouds and stars, humidity back down into the 60-70% range, temps in the low 70s and breezes shifting from the NW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, not as breezy and in the mid-80s.
High tide: 2:52p.m.
Low tide: 8:14a.m. and 8:53p.m.
Ocean temp: 70°
Sunset: 8:28p.m.
UV Index: 9
Rip Current: Low risk

Monday, June 24, 2019

Partly Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with light breezes out of the SW at 6-10mph.  We've had our share of a nice stretch of weather recently which will continue into today.  Expect a mostly sunny day (with increasing clouds in the mix today) as temps get up in the upper 70s / low 80s with breezes out of the South at 12-15mph.  Tonight... more clouds roll on in with a 60% chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm.  Temps will drop down to the low 70s with winds out of the South at 10-15mph.  Chances are we will have rain on the overnight and wake to rain showers tomorrow morning but a warmer and mostly sunny day will eventually develop.
High tide: 2:08p.m.
Low tide: 7:23a.m. and 7:47p.m.
Ocean temp: 69°
Sunset: 8:28p.m.
UV Index: High (9)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Beauty Continues

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and warming us already.  The breeze is light out of the N-NW at 6-8mph.  It's 58% humidity and feeling just right.  The birds of the island are expressing their joy with chirps, squawks, and whistles everywhere outside.  All windows are open allowing that sea air inside the house and the beauty continues.  Even though it was a tad windy on the beach yesterday, it was lovely.  At least until around 3p.m. when the family with the boom box came and shared their music preferences as loud as they could giving us the high sign to pack it up and head home.  I was going to ask that they lower Jimmy Buffet but we were ready to head back home to our wonderful outdoor shower and feel the refreshment of a day on the beach.  And it'll continue and be another pleasant sunny day with temps tapping 80°, 57% humidity, winds out of the W-NW, then W-SW then finally SW by this evening all at 7-10mph.  Tonight... clear skies, upper 60s/low 70s and S-SW breezes at 9-12mph.  I failed to mention that these West winds in the mix yesterday and today do bring the biting greenhead flies and they were waiting for us at the beach.  Remember to pack insect repellent when you see any "west" winds in the forecast.  It wasn't too bad but enough for hubby to pull out the repellent and it worked thankfully.  Speaking of "thanks"... thank you for another beauty down the Shore!
High tide: 1:24p.m.
Low tide: 6:48p.m.
Ocean temp: 69°
Sunset: 8:29p.m.
Rip Current: Low risk
UV Index: High (9)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Nice Kick-Off Weekend To Summer

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and bright with a breeze out of the NW at 9-11mph.  It'll be a lovely day and start to the weekend with plentiful sunshine.  Temps will tap 80° with breezes out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear, cool with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the N-NW at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow... looks like repeat of today!  You couldn't ask for a nicer first weekend of summer that's for sure!
High tide: 12:38p.m.
Low tide: 6:00p.m.
Ocean temp: 71°
Sunset: 8:30p.m.

Friday, June 21, 2019

It's the Summer Solstice!

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Summer!  Today ends Spring as the next season of fun in the sun at the Shore is officially upon us!  It's the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere as the sun gets no further north in the Earth's sky.  Summer officially begins at 11:54 this morning. 
It'll be a fairly nice day down the Shore today.  Expect breezy, mostly clear conditions.  There's a slight chance of a passing isolated thunderstorm later this morning (30% chance).  Other than that... it'll be partly sunny/partly cloudy with temps in the low-80s.  Winds are currently out of the West at 15-20mph and will ramp up a little later this morning out of the W-NW at 18-22mph.  It looks blustery right into this evening.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps down to the low-70s and NW winds at 10-15mph.  The weekend's still looking A-OK with plenty of sunshine and warmish temps with breezes not as stiff as today.  Happy Summer!
High tide: 11:51a.m.
Low tide: 5:18p.m.

Ocean temp: 72°
Sunset: 8:30p.m. 
Risk Current: Moderate (check with local beach patrols before entering the surf and swim near a lifeguard).

It's the first entry for 2019 ...

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".  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 for 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.  I mean on the back side 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.  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, June 20, 2019

Until Next Year Spring...

Mornin'!  It's 71° under sunny skies (some clouds in the morning mix) with breezes out of the S-SW at 9-11mph.  It's muggy with 97% humidity.  As we say "au revoir" to Springtime today it'll be a little unsettled in the weather department.  Expect a mostly sunny/hazy first half of the day with milky clouds rolling in this afternoon producing a chance of scattered rain showers and/or storms (50% chance).  We could see areas of fog.  Temps will be tapping the 80s with S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... 70% chance of showers and/or thunderstorms with the possibility of gusty winds and heavy rain.  Temps will drop into the upper 60s with misty/foggy conditions on the overnight.  SW winds will ramp up at 15-20mph.  We may wake to summer with showers (before 8am) as it should be mostly sunny tomorrow and high near 80°.  The weekend's still looking A-OK!  Until we meet again Spring!
High tide:11:03a.m.
Low tide:4:38p.m.
Ocean temp:70°
Sunset:8:30p.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Unsettled Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under gray, cloud cover with not enough breeze to mention.  There's 95% humidity in the air as everything's damp and drippy from last night's rain.  We had a few thunder boomers late last evening into the overnight.  It'll be mostly cloudy today (possible peeks of sunshine too) with a stray shower and/or thunderstorm possible.  Temps will get into the upper 70s with Southerly breezes at 10-15mph and by this afternoon switch from the S-SE.  Tonight... still cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers and/or thunderstorms.  Breezes will be out of the South at 7-9mph with temps in the low 70s.  Tomorrow... more unsettled weather with passing rain showers in the forecast again.  We'll definitely see peeks of sunshine as the humidity remains high for another day.  At this time, the first weekend of summer is looking 5-star with plenty of sunshine and low humidity with temps in the 70s.  Two more days until Summer!
High tide:10:16a.m.
Low tide:3:58p.m.
Ocean temp:70°
Sunset:8:29p.m.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ  We're under a partly cloudy sky as Ms Sun is trying her best to glow through all that morning haze.  Not much in breezes.  It seems we're going to have a mix of clouds and peeks of sun with scattered showers and thunderstorms in today's forecast.  Expect partial sunshine with some cloudiness early with 40% chance of rain showers and/or thunderstorms by this afternoon.  Temps will be in the upper 70s (possibly low 80s) with humidity high (80-90%).  Breezes will eventually come from the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... thunderstorms and showers likely (80% chance) with temps in the upper 60s / low 70s and winds out of the SW at 10-15mph.  We're still feeling the effects of yesterday's full moon so be conscientious of where your vehicle is in the event of any street flooding due to any local heavy rainfall.  Some areas on the island are extremely low-lying and will without question flood if rain is heavy and it's near high-tide.  Tomorrow looks to be mostly cloudy with rain likely off and on throughout the day (50-70% chance).
Yesterday was my first official beach day since last summer.  I'm talking trekking the beach cart, blanket, towels, my book, my crocheting, suntan lotion, sand chairs, umbrella, and cooler w/lunch and beverages to the beach. Hubby and I were there for just over 4 hours. And it was 5-Star.  The weather was perfect with hazy sunshine in the blue sky.  The ocean was cool but not cold.  There was hardly a sea-breeze (just enough to make it feel refreshing).   My beach umbrella helped immensely as the shade along with that light breeze was pure perfection.  I noticed that the soft white sand leading to the water is already heating up and folks without footwear were struggling with burning feet as they were running to cooler sand making their presence known.  Don't forget that footwear!  Happy Beaching!
High tide:9:30a.m. and 9:45p.m.
Low tide: 3:15p.m.
Ocean temp: 70°
Sunset: 8:29p.m.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Full "Strawberry" Moon Monday

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and warming the island already.  Not much in cloud cover and not much in breezes (Westerly 6-8mph).  What a difference a day makes.  Expect a partly sunny / partly cloudy day with temps tapping 80°.  West winds will eventually become Southerly winds by this afternoon all at 5-8mph.  There is a 30% chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Tonight... mostly cloudy with an 80% chance of rain (that includes thunderstorms) as temps drop down into the upper 60s.  SW winds will be 5-10mph.  Tomorrow looks to be cloudier and not quite as warm but still has the chance of scattered thunderstorms in its forecast.  Also, with tonight's cloud cover, there's no guarantee that we'll see the Full Moon rise tonight but it will the "Strawberry" moon named that because of strawberry gathering season.  Oh... and the tides will be higher due to the full moon and with the potential threat of rain tonight... be aware of tidal flooding.   Don't drive through flood waters.
High Tide: 8:45a.m. and 9:02p.m.
Low Tide: 2:31p.m.
Ocean Temp: 66°
Sunset: 8:29p.m.
Moonrise: 8:52p.m.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day!

My Dad - Off the coast of Wildwood NJ in 1967
Mornin'!  Happy Father's Day!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up.  Breezes are stiff out the S-SW at 18-22mph.  It's brisk and cool and lovely.  The town is thick with visitors and at the moment... very quiet.  It'll be a mostly sunny first half of the day with temps in the mid-70s and breezes out of the SW at 15-25mph.  By later this afternoon, the clouds roll on in with those blustery (S-SW) winds staying checked in at 15-25mph +gusting.  There's a 50% chance of a shower late this afternoon.  Tonight... cloudy with an 80% chance of thunderstorms (especially on the overnight) as temps drop back into the upper 60s.  Winds will still be around out of the SW at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... we'll probably wake to rain and/or thunderstorms as the clouds try and clear out.  It'll be a partly sunny day tomorrow.
High Tide: 7:58a.m.
Low Tide: 1:45p.m.
Ocean Temp: 66°
Sunset: 8:28p.m.
Moonrise: 7:54p.m.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lovely Blustery Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and bright with hardly a breeze wifting (wafting) over the island (SW 3-5mph).  Expect a mix of clouds and sun today as gusty winds develop by this afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-70s with S-SW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-60s and more of those gusty winds that will diminish after midnight. Winds will still be out of the S-SW at 20-30mph then to 15-20mph.  Tomorrow... a little less cloudy with temps in the mid-upper 70s and rain coming in by the evening hours.  The island is loaded with activities this weekend.  The ALS Bike Ride is beginning as I type.  The Jeep Invasion is here.  The American Legion folk are here.  Drum and Bugle competitors are in town.  The WW Farmers Market is setting up to open this morning as it does every Saturday morning.  And, the Wildwood Seafood and Wine Festival is the weekend.  Like I said... "loaded wtih activities"!
High tide: 7:08a.m. and 7:34p.m.
Low tide: 12:58p.m.
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset:8:28p.m.
Moonrise: 6:50p.m.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Flag Day

This morning's Webcam Shot (what a difference a day makes)
Mornin'!  Happy Flag Day! It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny.  It's windy (Westerly winds at 23-26mph).  It's beautiful with that salty morning briskness in the air.  It almost feels like an autumn morning but summer is just one week away!  It'll be a blustery, sunny day with temps in the mid-70s.  Winds will be out of the W-NW at 20-30mph w/gusting.  Tonight... clear and moonlit (Full moon is Monday) with temps in the low-mid 60s and W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  The weekend... a Beauty with plenty of sunshine and much fewer winds than today. There's plenty to do this weekend!  https://wildwoodsnj.com/events-calendar/
High tide: 6:46p.m.
Low tide: 12:09p.m.
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset: 8:28p.m.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Mix of Rain, Winds and Perhaps Ms Sun Peeking Through

Boardwalk webcam
Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly after just raining torrents and somewhat flooding my street.   Thankfully, we're not at High tide as it could have been much worse.  It's breezy... E-NE at 15-20mph.  Expect more AM thunderstorms with fairly stiff winds switching to the East then again to the W-SW at 15-25mph w/gusting.  Temps will get up into the low-70s.  We may see peeks of sun later this afternoon.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in low 60s and winds out of the W-SW at 10-20mph with 20% chance of scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms.  Tomorrow... sunny and breezy.  The weekend's still holding out as a very nice one although Saturday's looking very windy.  By the way... it's the "Jeep" invasion weekend among lots of other events.  https://wildwoodsnj.com/events-calendar/
High tide: 5:53p.m.
Low tide: 11:20a.m.
Ocean temp:66°
Sunset:8:27p.m.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Riding The Weather Wave

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with a light breeze out of the NE at 3-5mph.  The sea air has filled the house with all the windows still opened from yesterday afternoon and last night's beautiful weather.  The birds are happy and chirping and squawking all over the neighborhood.  It's a perfectly lovely morning down the shore.  Expect clouds to roll in later this morning as it'll become overcast and cloudy later (sometime during the afternoon).  Temps will get up into the low 70's with winds out of the E-NE at 10-20mph.  Tonight... cloudy with rain developing after midnight.  Temps will drop down to where they are now (low-mid 60s) along with stiff Easterly breezes at 15-25mph.  It'll rain overnight (100% chance) into tomorrow.  It looks like a mostly gray, wet day tomorrow and tomorrow night.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday are looking pretty damn good though!  At this time... nice weekend ahead for all the Fathers out there!
High tide:4:57p.m.
Low tide:10:28a.m.
Ocean temp:66°
Sunset:8:27p.m.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Gray Morning / Sunny Afternoon


Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly as it has been throughout most of the night.  Everything's had a nice watering thanks to Mother Nature.  No need to unwind that hose today!  Winds are out of the NW at 15-17mph.  The rains will continue for a little while longer this morning as it'll eventually become clear probably late this morning / early afternoon.  Ms Sun will make check-in as temps will be in the mid-upper 70s.  Winds will continue out of the NW with gusting as high as 30mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps in the low-mid 60s and North winds at 8-10mph gusting as high as 20mph.  Tomorrow looks mostly sunny with showers coming in the evening again.  Thursday looks rainy but at this time Friday looks beautiful.  Father's Day weekend (although a bit too early to be sure) is looking beautiful as well.  The Full Moon is next Monday by the way.
High tide: 3:58p.m.
Low tide: 9:32a.m.
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset:8:26p.m.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Gray and Damp Monday

Mornin'!  It's 66° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and misty with E-SE breezes at 10-12mph.  Everything's damp and drippy from overnight drizzles and mist.  With all this cloud cover and fog, the roar of the ocean's waves crashing onshore is loud and clear from 6+ blocks away.  Expect fog and clouds early, then the possibility of off and on rain showers this afternoon.  Temps will get into the low-mid 70s with S-SE breezes at 10-15mph.  Chance of rain is 50%.  Tonight... still lots of cloud cover with a 70% chance of showers and/or scattered thunderstorms.  Temps will drop back into the mid-upper 60s with S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... starts out like today but by the afternoon... you guessed it... peeks of sunshine!  Enjoy it as we're not going to see much of Ms Sun this week as she takes a hiatus from shining.  After tomorrow afternoon, it looks like Friday will be the next totally sunny day.
High tide: 3:01p.m.
Low tide: 8:32a.m. and 8:59p.m.
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset:8:26p.m.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sunday Sunny Start / Rainy Ending

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny this morning with breezes out of the E-NE at 15-20mph.  It will remain mostly sunny until early this afternoon when clouds roll in bringing us a 50% chance of rain.  Temps will be in the low 70s.  Winds will increase from the East at 20-25mph.  Tonight... 70% chance of rain with temps back into the low-mid 60s and Easterly winds at 20-25mph.  Tomorrow... gray start with 70% chance of rain and even the possibility of a rumble of thunder as temps get up into the mid-70s.  Tomorrow night... 60-70% chance of more rain and/or thunderstorms passing through.  By Tuesday afternoon, Ms Sun returns.
High tide: 2:03p.m.
Low tide: 7:29a.m. and 7:47p.m.
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset: 8:25p.m.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Saturday Festivities Down The Shore


Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's foggy, misty and drippy.  Everything's soaked from the overnight heavy fog and mist.  It sounds like it's raining outside but it just the cloud that's sitting on the island.  Breezes are stiff out of the NE at 12-17mph.  It'll be a mostly gray and breezy day with misty conditions and winds out of the E-NE at 15-25mph.  We'll probably see sun shining through by this afternoon as temps climb up just a bit to 70°.  Tonight... 65°, cloudy with 20% chance of a passing shower and breezes out of the East at 17-25mph.  Tomorrow... more grayness with 40% chance of rain and of course still windy.  Monday... a washout.  Wish I had better weather news.  The Saturday Farmers Market is this morning in Wildwood along with the Mummers who are in town parading in North Wildwood along with the Elks convention and parade and lest not forget the Wildwood Annual Beer Fest are all in the lineup for the weekend's activities!  Lots happening this mix of clouds and sun, cooler and breezy weekend in the Wildwoods!
High tide: 1:06p.m.
Low tide: now and 6:39p.m.
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset: 8:25p.m.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Mostly Gray Friday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast with Ms Sun trying her best to shine through the cloud cover.  Breezes are currently very light out of the NE at 5-7mph.  It'll be a mix of weather today... sun and clouds with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the E-NE at 9-11mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with temps in the mid-upper 60s and E-NE breezes at 7-10mph.  The weekend's looking "eh".  The Philly weather person said it'll be gorgeous down the Shore but I beg to differ.  She had it wrong in my opinion.  Saturday will be mostly cloudy with peeks of sun as well as very windy... 20-22mph breezes. Sunday will have 40% chance of rain in the morning and 60% chance in the evening.  It'll also be very windy on Sunday.  I can just see all the Philly folk listening to their wrong Shore weather forecast then packing their bikinis and tank tops in the bags to travel to the coast prepared to lather on the suntan lotion and bake in the sun thanks to their meteorologist.  Well, pack a hoodie and an umbrella!

High Tide:12:08p.m.
Low Tide: 5:39p.m.
Ocean Temp: 66°
Sunset:8:24p.m.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ. No breezes to note.  It's mostly clear with a leftover morning haze as Ms Sun's just beginning to share her glow.
Today is the anniversary of D-Day as we commemorate those storming the shores of Normandy France today with over 4,000 giving their lives during this attack.
There was some major rainfall and watering last night as Cape May County was under a storm watch from dinner time until bedtime.  Lots of watering those plants and gardens outside done by Mother Nature which I'm very grateful for.  It's a somewhat hazy/cloudy start to the day with eventual plentiful sunshine and temps tapping the 80s.  Breezes will be out of the West at 8-10mph.  Tonight... some cloud cover with temps in the low 70s and N-NW breezes at 3-5mph.  The weekend's now looking partly sunny/partly cloudy with strong winds.
High tide: 11:10a.m.
Low tide:
4:48p.m.
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunset: 8:24p.m.