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°

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