Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Not Too Shabby

Mornin'!  Happy Hump Day!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  There's thick cloud cover.  No breezes to note as it's still and quiet (I can hear the ocean waves though from 6+ blocks away thanks to that insulating cloud cover).  There's still leftover weekend snow lying around town but with that said... everything's got a layer of white morning frost on it.  It's really cold and crispy out there.  No sun yet, but it's supposed to be partly cloudy as Ms Sun has a part in today's weather.  Expect partly sunny / partly cloudy skies.  Temps will just about tap 40° (not too shabby).  Winds will commence out of the West at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps in the low 30s and NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... about the same as rain clouds enter the scene late at night.  The weekend's looking like one of those 50-50 ones with rain on Sunday.  All the Philly news-folk are reporting that a major snowstorm is headed this way on Sunday but so far that's not the case for Wildwood.  All local reports are saying that it's looking like a "rain" event for us due to the 50° temps. However... the Full Moon is coming next weekend (Sunday into Monday) and flooding due to all that extra water would be more of our focus and concern.
High tide:3:33p.m.
Low tide:9:33a.m. and 9:35p.m.
Ocean temp:43°

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Plenty of Sunshine on Tap

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under starlit and moonlit skies with breezes out of the NW at 4-6mph giving us a windchill of 22°.  Ms Sun's on her way as the sky is brightening and waking readying for her passing over the horizon.  Sunrise is in about a half an hour.  It'll be a crisp, cold, and sunny day with plentiful sunshine and temps in the upper 30s possibly tapping the 40s with winds out of the NW at 10-15mph.  It'll probably feel like 31° with the windchill.  I suspect we'll have more meltdown as there's still plenty of snow around the island.  Tonight...clear and crisp as temps drop back into the upper 20s / low 30s with West winds at 7-9mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same as this weather will repeat for humpday.  There is rain in this week's forecast and it looks like Friday's the day.  So far... no more snow.
High tide:2:29p.m.
Low tide:8:32a.m. and 8:35p.m.
Ocean temp:43°

Monday, January 14, 2019

Snow Covered Monday Chills and Thrills

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got breezes out of the NW at 10-12mph +gusts making a 20° windchill.  We've got clouds.  Nothing on Ms Sun yet but she's supposed to take over the sky and make it a sunny day.  Temps will be in the low 30s with an upper 20° windchill as those N-NW winds will be relatively light at 6-11mph.  Tonight...clear, 31° and breezes out of the NW at 4-6mph making it feel like 24°.  Tomorrow... just about the same as today but a bit warmer and even warmer on Wednesday.  I think by then we should see this leftover snow on the island ceased to exist as Ms Sun creates the ol' meltdown.
High tide:1:32p.m.
Low tide:7:34p.m.
Ocean temp:44°

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Snowy Sunday - First Snowfall of 2019

Mornin'!  It's 30° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill... 20°.  It's snowing!  It's been snowing since last night and I'd say we've got about 3" out there.  It's breezy... NE at 15-20mph.  I didn't venture out onto the porch since I preferred my slippers instead of boots this morning.  The pooch didn't get out of bed yet either so a path for him hasn't been plowed with my awaiting shovel.  One thing's for sure... it's winter and Christmasy out there.  It'll be gray all day with snowfall throughout the day into early tomorrow.  We should be getting at least another few inches.  Temps will be around 35° (windchill... 24°), winds out of the NE at 25-35mph.  Tonight...still snowing (probably down to snow showers).  Temps will be around 35° with N-NE winds at 20-30mph making a 24° windchill.  After walking up to the polar plunge yesterday, hubby and I walked over to the local supermarket (Acme) and got our bread and milk so it'll be a hunker down day for us!  Not to mention hubby decided to make his delicious New England Clam Chowder and buffalo wings for dinner and the game.  Go Birds!
High tide:12:42pm
Low tide:6:11am and 6:36pm
Ocean temp:44°

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Polar Plunge Day in Wildwood

Mornin'!  Sunset's back in the 5:00 o'clock hour beginning today!  It's 25° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under partially cloudy skies.  Part of the horizon is obscured while other sections (mostly north) is clear and prepped for Ms Sun's arrival in about a ½ hour.  One thing's for sure... these clouds will make for a beautiful sunrise; they always do.  We'll start out the day with some sun and some clouds as today becomes a cloudy one with temps in the mid-upper 30s.  No breezes worth mentioning as finally, those annoying relentless winds will give us a reprieve staying calmer.  They'll be out of the NE at 4-8mph.   Tonight... cloudy with snowfall beginning later in the evening (80% chance) as temps will be around the mid-20° mark.  Winds will be out of the NE at 4-8mph.  Tomorrow... a snow day with 80% chance of snow and/or rain mixed with snow right and windy right into the evening.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 30s with those ruthless winds back in the mix... NE at 20-30mph.  We're looking at the possibility of 3-5" of the white stuff this weekend. Go dig out the shovels and maybe even the "push-broom" as this snowfall sounds like a dry, light snow. Today's Polar Plunge's starter pistol goes off at 1:00p.m. on that cloudy, cold beach at the Convention Center (at Burk Avenue and the beach).  Good luck plungers!
High tide:11:56a.m.
Low tide:5:48p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sunny Friday - Looks Like Snow's Coming!

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  It's an icy cold one this winter morning!  It's still dark and starlit out there with the wicked winds wifting (wafting) over the island out of the NW at 20-25mph +gusting.  Wind chill is 19°.  It hurts to be outside this January morn. Cover up those exposed parts!  We're up for abundant sunshine today though.  Ms Sun's on her way as I type as she'll begin peeking over the horizon any time now and begin trying to warm us.  Today's temps will be in the mid-upper 30s with winds out of the NW at 20-25mph giving us that ol' windchill (low-mid 20s).  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid-upper 20s and finally much lighter winds out of the N-NW at 7-9mph.  Now as for this Storm headed this way tomorrow night... (basically a Nor'easter) the last reports I've checked are saying that we're going to be cloudy tomorrow with snow showers beginning tomorrow night right into the first half of Sunday with an accumulation of 1-3" (70-100% chance).  I'm hearing that if we do get this first snowfall of the year this upcoming weekend,  it'll be a light, fluffy snow and easy to push or sweep away.  Whew... what a relief!  That's sarcasm by the way as I'm growing old, weary and tired of the snow removal routines (I can still sweep though thankfully).  As for tomorrow and those folks plunging into the 45° ocean... the temp will be 37° with light variable winds out of the N-NE at 2-4mph.  Hey... what more could you ask for as the ocean water will feel warmer than the air temp?!
High tide:11:13a.m.
Low tide:5:08p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Partly Sunny Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly sunny (some swift moving cumulous clouds in the mix which you can spot on the live webcams) and windy (NW 20-30 +gusting).  It'll be windy today with a mix of clouds and sun.  Temps will hover around 39°.  Winds will be out of the NW at 25-35mph + gusting making a wind chill of 28°.  Tonight... 33° with a wind chill of 21° and clear skies.  Tomorrow... sunny and a tad calmer in the wind department.  Saturday... in the 30s, cloudy and hardly a breeze (thankfully as the polar plungers run into the ocean).  Late overnight Saturday into Sunday... the possibility of snowfall (could be snow showers, a dusting or a couple of inches) as there's a snowstorm heading in this direction.  I'll be keeping a close watch of the developments of this storm moving toward the coast.
High tide:10:32a.m.
Low tide:4:33p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Windy Humpday

Mornin'!  I'm back... was a bit laid up yesterday with a terrific head cold and just nursed it by staying in bed the entire day.  I'm thinking I've gained the lead on beating out this annoying congestion.  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear with Ms Sun ready to rise and shine in about a half an hour.  There's a breeze out of the N-NW at 10-15mph which will ramp up big time today.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun with temps around where they are now and breezes out of the W-NW at 20-30mph +gusting (occasionally over 40mph).  You know that there will be a wind chill with those bad boys (it'll feel like 34°).  Tonight... partly cloudy,  a low of 32° and those W-NW gusty winds gusting over 40mph.  Wind chills will be in the 20s.  Tomorrow... much like today but lower temps and even colder wind chills.  I'm keeping an eye on Saturday's weather as it's the Wildwood Polar Bear Plunge.  The crazy folk run into the ocean to raise funds for the Special Olympics of NJ.  It's amazing to watch as you're bundled up while freezing on the beach waiting for the starter pistol to sound as the exposed (mostly scantily clad) bodies run by you heading for the very cold drink.  Anyway... it'll be cloudy and a cold low-mid 30° with a wind chill of 28° around plunge time...1:00p.m.
High tide:9:53a.m.
Low tide:3:58p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sunny Morning / Cloudy Afternoon

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly.  Breezes are light out of the NE at 3-4mph.  There's a layer of frost on everything but the meltdown is happening as I type.   It's feeling wintry out there though especially in the shade.  It'll be a sunny morning with the sky turning blanched as clouds filter in by mid-day with temps just about tapping 40°.  That light breeze will shift to a North Wind at 8-13mph becoming East by later this afternoon bringing cloud cover with it.  Tonight...cloudy with temps holding at around 40° with breezes shifting from the S-SE at 9-12mph.  There's a chance of rain on the overnight as we could possibly (40% chance) wake to rain tomorrow.
High tide: 8:35a.m. and 9:02p.m.
Low tide: 2:45p.m.
Ocean temp: 44°

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Twelfth Night

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's the final day of the Christmas season.  It's time to take the decorations down!  It's also known as the Twelfth Night (Shakespeare's close of the Christmas season) or Three Kings Day (Spain's version) or the Epiphany (Little Christmas or Christ's Baptism) or the beginning of Carnival Season (Mardi Gras).  As we celebrate the end (or beginning) of the holidays, the morning sky is clear as Ms Sun just rose and is beginning to paint the island those lovely pastel shades of sunrise.  She'll be warming us today. The breezes are light out of the NW at 7-10mph.  It'll be a mostly sunny day (some clouds in the mix) as temps stay around where they are now... mid-upper 40s.  Winds will increase a bit out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the upper 30s and winds out of the NW at 12-14mph.  Tomorrow... sunny and colder (mid-30s with low 20's windchill).  The New Moon was yesterday and the tides will be a bit on the higher side.
High tide:7:57a.m. and 8:21p.m.
Low tide:2:06p.m.
Ocean temp:44°

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Gray Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  The island's got some heavy clouds and foggy conditions with a light dose of rain coming down.  It's more like a thick misty rain.  No breezes to note.  It's raw and damp out there though however you look at it.  Expect considerable cloudiness all throughout today with 70% chance of rain showers.  Temps will be in the upper 40s / low 50s with West winds switching to NW by the afternoon at 15-25mph.  Higher wind gusts are possible.  It doesn't seem like we'll see intense rainfall... just on and off showers.  Tonight... mostly cloudy, gradually becoming clear and low around 40°.  NW winds will still be checked in tonight at 15-18mph with gusting up to 25-30mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, breezy and high near 50°
High tide:7:17a.m. and 7:40p.m.
Low tide:1:25p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Friday, January 4, 2019

What A Difference A Year Makes

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloudy skies with no breezes to note.  It's feeling crisp out there as everything's got a layer of white frost on it.  Everything will melt away as although it'll be a mostly cloudy day, expect a few peeks of morning sun (remains to be seen). Ms Sun's trying to peek in as I type.  Breezes will begin a bit later out of the S-SW at 8-11mph.  Temps will climb into the mid-upper 40s.  Tonight... the clouds will bring early evening rain showers which will stay checked in for the overnight and tomorrow with E-SE breezes at 8-10mph and temps in the low-mid 40s.  Tomorrow is the New Moon so tides will be higher than usual.  Don't drive through tide waters if you can avoid it as we may see areas of tidal flooding along with all the rainfall.
This day last year, we were having the first (and only) significant snowfall of the year and according to my records received the most accumulation in our area... 17" but in reality much more thanks to those relentless winds and wind-driven drifts.  We were in the deep freeze and frozen tundra with windchills of -1°.  Much gratefulness for the mild, cloudy day we're about to have along with a rainy day tomorrow.  Makes a perfect setting to pack away the Christmas decorations as well as enjoy some of hubby's delicious homemade New England clam chowder (The Lobster House is having their sale on fresh clams this weekend beginning today)!
High tide:6:36a.m. and 6:58p.m.
Low tide:12:41p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mostly Cloudy Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and damp outside.  Everything's wet from the overnight showers.  No breezes to note.  Expect cloudy skies with peeks of sunshine later this morning / early afternoon. Temps will just about tap 50°.  Winds will begin to ramp up by early afternoon out of the NW at 15-25mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps dropping into the low 40s and Westerly winds at 5-10mph. Tomorrow... a little more sunshine, with temps in the upper 40s and less wind.  We should begin to see showers by tomorrow evening. The weekend's 50-50 with Saturday looking rainy and Sunday looking sunny.
High tide:6:13p.m.
Low tide:11:55a.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

First of the Year Hump Day Mix

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ. What a difference a day makes!  Temps are much lower than yesterday morning.  It's hazy (clouds in the morning mix) with not much in the line of breezes (E-SE 2-4mph).  This morning we'll have a mix of clouds and sun that will give way to a cloudy day.  The temps will stay where they are now with E-NE winds coming in at 5-10mph.  Tonight... showers are beginning late this evening with a steady rain overnight.  Temps will be in the low 40s with S-SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... waking to rain and winds.
High tide:5:22p.m.
Low tide:11:07a.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019!

Mornin'!  Happy New Year!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  That's no typo either!  It's cloudy and calm with winds out of the North at 3-5mph.  When stepping outside, the senses surely take in a lot of what's going on... jolting unseasonable warmish temps, no breezes just the fragrance of the briny salt air and the sounds of the ocean's waves crashing from the other side of the island (6+ blocks away) due to all the insulating thick cloud cover.  It'll gradually become partly sunny as the temps fall down to more seasonable numbers... 50° by late afternoon / early evening.  The winds will increase later this morning as today will be blustery... W-NW winds will kick in at 20-25mph +gusting.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps in the mid-upper 30s and NW winds at 13-16mph.  Tomorrow...clouds and sun, colder temps and much fewer winds.
High tide:4:26p.m.
Low tide:10:16a.m.
Ocean temp:45°