Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

(not one of my shots)
Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun rose around 6:15 this morning but she's struggling to make her presence known through the morning cloud cover.  No breezes to note.  Expect a partly sunny / partly cloudy day for Easter egg hunting today.  Temps will be tapping the low 60s light breezes out of the South at 8-11mph.  Tonight... clear skies with temps in the low 50s and S-SW breezes at 3-5mph.  Tomorrow looks like a mostly cloudy day with temps in the low 60s.  At this point, all forecasts are saying that we probably won't see rain until Friday.
High tide: 10:14a.m.
Low tide: 4:06p.m.
Ocean temp:50°
Sunset: 7:44p.m.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

First ½ Wet / Second ½ Dry

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's been raining since last evening and at the moment coming down at a good clip.  We had our share of passing thunder-boomers during the night and we may even hear a couple leftover storms this early morning.  It's very windy with gusts of wind coming from the S-SE at 20-25mph +gusting.  No flooding that I can see in my neighborhood (yet) and I live near the harbor which will be high tide in a few hours.  I suspect we'll have street flooding with this heavy rain and yesterday's full moon.  The rain is supposed to head on out of here by mid-day but the clouds are staying mostly checked in as it'll be a cloudy day.  Not sure if we'll even see peeks of sunshine.  One forecast did mention some fog this afternoon.  Sometimes fog brings peeks of sunshine.  Remains to be seen. Temps will stay in the upper 50s with breezes out of the South at 18-22mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy, temps in the mid-50s with breezes out of the South at 14-18mph.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy / partly sunny with temps in the mid-50s and breezes light out of the South at 4-8mph.
Low tide:3:23p.m.
Ocean temp:50°

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday - Passover - Full Moon

Mornin'!  It's 56° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up as she crossed over the horizon about a half hour ago.  The sky is clear.  The ocean's rough and loud again this morning as the waves crashing the shore can be heard 6+ blocks away.   There are light winds at the moment (Southerly at 9-12mph) but that will change today as those Southerly winds will ramp up to 20-30mph.  The clouds will begin to drift over the island and there's a 40% chance of rain today.  There's also a possibility of scattered thunderstorms developing as well.  Temps will get into the low 60s.  Tonight... very windy (Southerly 25-35mph) with showers and the possibility of those thunderstorms on tap.  Temps will be where they are now... the upper 50s.  Tonight's forecast is winds will be out of the South at 25-35mph with 100% chance of rain.  Since it's the Full Moon today and there's a forecast of rain later... watch that tidal flooding possibility.  It's never a good idea to drive through flooded tidewater.  And, be conscientious  of where you're parking your vehicle as it could be a flood-prone area.  Get to know your areas!  Tomorrow... showers in the morning but a mostly cloudy/windy day.  Sunday... the sun returns and it'll be much less windy.
High tide: 8:37a.m. and 9:04p.m.
Low tide:2:37p.m.
Ocean temp: 50°

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mix of Clouds and Peeks of Sunshine

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly clear with clouds along the horizon.  It's calm with breezes out of the North at 5-9mph.  And, it's loud outside with the sound of the surf crashing 6+ blocks away not to mention there's a group of seagulls laughing in the neighborhood also breaking the morning silence.  Oh... and the fragrance of the ocean and marsh salty brine is in the air too.  It's my kind of morning down the Shore.  Temps are going up into the low-mid 60s today.  But, expect clouds to increase as it'll be a partly cloudy/partly sunny day with winds out of the S-SE to start at 10-15mph and by late this afternoon Southerly winds at 20-25mph.  Tonight's cloudy/windy temps will be in the mid-upper 50s.  Tomorrow... (Full Moon Friday) will be cloudy with isolated thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening.  Saturday looks like it could be wet too...60% early in the day.  Sunday... a nice Easter Sunday with sunshine and mild temps.
High tide:7:48am and 8:17pm
Low tide:1:50pm
Ocean temp:50°

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pleasant Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with light breezes out of the E-NE at 7-9mph.  Expect cloudy skies early followed by partial clearing as Ms Sun begins to shine down as temps stay in the low-mid 50s. Winds will continue to be out of the E-NE but much stiffer at 15-25mph.  Tonight... overcast with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and East winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... almost a repeat of today but with more cloud cover and not as blustery.  Friday (full moon) still looks mostly wet while Easter Sunday looks like your typical Easter Sunday... a sunny, warm day.
High Tide:6:56a.m. and 7:29p.m.
Low Tide:1:01p.m.
Ocean Temp: 48°

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lovely Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon as the winds have returned to being normal... North at 7-9mph.  It was a rough afternoon and evening with extremely windy conditions yesterday.  Not so much today though.  Expect a sunny day with temps in the low 60s and breezes out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the low 50s and breezes out of the S-SW at 9-11mph.  Tomorrow... cooler (low 50s) and cloudier.  The next time we see rain could be late on Friday. 
High tide: 6:37p.m.
Low tide:12:11p.m.
Ocean temp: 48°
Sunrise: 6:19a.m.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sunny And Blustery Monday Is On The Weather Menu

Mornin'!  It's 59° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under dark, gray skies after quite a show of Mother Nature just a couple hours ago.  A nice big blast of rain along with some intense thunder and lightning was happening over the island around 4:30a.m.  No rain is coming down now but we're soaking wet.  No breezes to note although there is a slight breeze out of the North at 2-4mph.  Expect a windy day though with scattered thunderstorms this morning and sunshine by this afternoon as Winds come in from the West at 25-35mph +gusting.  Chance of morning rain is 40%.  We should be in the clear with sunshine by this afternoon as temps get into the low-mid 60s.  Winds are staying checked in.  Tonight... clear, windy (W-NW at 25-35mph +gusting) as temps drop into the mid-upper 40s.  Tomorrow... sunny, less windy with temps in the low 60s.
High tide:5:39p.m.
Low tide:11:18a.m.
Ocean temp:48°

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday! And, I'm Back!

Mornin'!  It's 56° in foggy Wildwood NJ.  I'm back! Got in last evening to some much cooler conditions but I've returned to those Jersey seashore sensations.  It's completely different from the southernmost point of the continental U.S.  The salt and brininess are stronger here with lots of fishy-fragrance thrown in.  I truly do enjoy it.   Down South, it's more tropical with lots of floral as well as that woody/undergrowth thrown in. There's not much of that fishy-brininess and marsh-wetland fragrance that the Jersey shore offers. Both are absolutely fine in my book. My hubby and I had a perfect, wonderful vacation in Key West with amazing summer weather (rained one day) as temps got up to 87° with wonderful, tropical gulf-stream breezes.  Humidity was up there as it never seems to leave there.  The water temp is 80°.  The evenings were spectacular (mid-upper 70s) and breezy.  And, the sunsets in Key West... well, that beauty is hard to describe sometimes but Wildwood has some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets too!  It's simply a blessing to have those wonderful gifts here at home as well as our favorite vacation place.
As for the current weather here in Wildwood, well I'm still kind of taking it all in and adjusting accordingly. I've been sweating from humid, mid-summer weather for a week now but today's reality is that it's foggy, cloudy, misty and cool...56° (feels good actually).    Ms Sun seems to be trying to peek through at the moment, but all forecasts are saying... a "cloudy" one today.  Everything's dripping wet from the morning fog.  It appears we probably won't see Ms Sun until tomorrow in the late morning.  There are no current breezes to report (that'll change later).  Temps will reach the low-mid 60s today with Southerly breezes at 15-25 mph.  Tonight... cloudy and foggy with a 100% chance of rain.  That could include thunderstorms (which may be severe...prepare accordingly).  Temps will be in the low-mid 50s with Southerly winds at 20-25mph.  Tomorrow looks like a mixture of both clouds and sun with grayness in the morning and sunshine and in the 60s by the afternoon.  I'm pretty sure it's good to be home but I admit... I'm missing Key West this morning!
High tide:4:35p.m.
Low tide:10:21a.m.
Ocean temp:48°

Saturday, April 6, 2019

It's The Weekend!

The "Overseas" Highway into Key West
Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and still (not much in breezes).  It'll be a partly cloudy / partly sunny today with temps in the upper 50s / low 60s.  Breezes will be out of the... N-NE at 5-8mph and shift to the S-SE by early evening.  It'll feel great after yesterday's raw, breezy, chill-to-the-bone weather.  By tonight... clear skies, temps just tapping 50° with breezes out of the S-SE at 4-8mph. Tomorrow... looks pretty much a repeat of today.  Expect another partly sunny / partly cloudy day with peeks of sun, temps in the low-mid 50s with breezes out of the E-NE at 6-9mph.
Now it's time to say "hasta luego" as I'm closing the blog for that ol' vacation time and taking it to the skies this very early morning.  Hopefully, I will have a visual of Key West by mid-day!  Who knows... you may catch me on one of those Key West webcams!  I should be blogging again (hopefully) next Sunday (4/14).  If you need weather for Wildwood, just click on the right side / last link "Wunderground"  on my blog page under "Personal Favs" and type in "08260" for Wildwood's zip code and you'll get one of the most accurate weather forecasts (in my opinion) for our island.
See ya on the other side!

Friday, April 5, 2019

New Moon Friday - TGIF

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and windy with E-NE winds at 18-22mph.  It's already feeling moist with the cold, stiff, sea breezes but no rain (yet).  Expect clouds throughout the morning with winds as temps almost tap 50°.  Winds will pick up even more out of the East at 20-30mph +gusting as the rains head on in.  Chance of rain after noon is 80%.  Tonight... steady, light rain with showers continuing overnight as temps step back to where they are now... mid-40s.  SE winds will wift (waft) over the island at 10-20mph decreasing to 5-10mph.  Chance of rain tonight is 70%.  The weekend's looking okay once tomorrow morning's rains check out.  It'll be a partly cloudy / partly sunny weekend with temps in the low-mid 50s.  The New Moon is today too by the way if you're out and about and wonder why on earth the tides are so high and so low.  We could even see some tidal flooding due to the rainfall so you're on notice.
High tide:8:57a.m.
Low tide:2:51p.m.
Ocean temp:46°

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Another Beaut

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It went up to 65° yesterday here on the island!  No words. Yesterday I turned and fed the garden soil (it's all in big pots) and planted all my greens seeds... kale, collards, green onions, parsley, cilantro, dill, spinach,  arugula, and a nice lettuce variety.  Then, walked up to the Boards for a little exercise along with a nice dollop of sea air.
This morning feels just as lovely as it's crisp and clear and starlit and still (no breezes to note).
Some of my garden pots from last year
It'll be a partly sunny / partly cloudy day with temps in the mid-upper 50s and breezes out of the South at 8-11mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the upper 40s and Southerly breezes at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy, windy and light rain showers on and off.  I suspect it'll feel chilly and raw.  The weekend... is "eh" as Saturday looks gray and maybe damp until the afternoon when we could see all the grayness check out.  Probably won't see 50°.   Sunday appears to be partly cloudy with much more peeks of sun with that warmth thrown in as it'll be back in the mid-50s.
High tide:8:21a.m. and 8:39p.m.
Low tide:2:14p.m.
Ocean temp:46°

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A Blustery Spring Day!

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  It's early and still dark but the skies are clear and full of stars.  It's beautiful outside.  There's a breeze out of the North at 8-10mph. You can feel the salty condensation in the crisp morning air.  Ms Sun's on her way and will be crossing the horizon around 6:30.  Expect her to shine down aplenty today as temps soar into the upper 50s maybe even tapping 60°!  It'll definitely have the feeling of Spring down the Shore today but keep in mind it'll be blustery with winds out of the W-SW at 19-24mph.  Tonight... clear with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and breezes out of the W-NW at 12-15mph.  Tomorrow... more cloud cover than today, lower temps but less breezy.  The weekend's looking pretty good with clouds checking in for both days.  The packing's just about completed (our Key West departure is in 3 days!) as the plan is to get outside today and plant the leafy green seeds (lettuce, spinach, kale, collards) and continue to prep the gardens.
High tide:7:43a.m. and 8:04p.m.
Low tide:1:36p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

50-50 Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ. Ms Sun's up and shining over the island.  It's still with no breezes to note.  Lots of birds seem to be enjoying the start to this day with all the chirping and quacking and squawking coming from every direction.  With the noisy stillness, I went into my own stillness as I stayed outside in the chill enjoying it all for much longer than I should have in my robe and slippers.  It was mesmerizing.  It was also inspiring me to finish up removing the remainder of tree branches broken and strewn throughout my yard from the weekend winds. I didn't seem to feel the cold while doing it.  The air was thick was salty brine.  The sky was vivid blue along with the sunrise glow with wispy, milky clouds thread here and there ...just magical.  Sometimes words are hard to put together to describe such a stunning moment.   This beauty's not lasting unfortunately.  Remnants of March have been hanging around off and on and today will be no exception.  Expect sunshine this morning while temps climb into the mid-40s by this afternoon.  Clouds will drift in by late morning.  And, rain will begin by late afternoon - early evening.  It's those damn winds out of the NE at 20-25 +gusting that will join in the weather today that makes it so much less enjoyable.  Tonight... rain with temps in the low-mid 40s with winds out of the N-NE at 20-25mph.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun returns with temps much higher and spring-like... mid-upper 50s (still blustery though).
High tide:7:02a.m. and 7:27p.m.
Low tide:12:56p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Monday, April 1, 2019

Happy April! April Fools Day!

Mornin'! It's 32° in Wildwood NJ with a 27° windchill. I was going to write that this is my last blog but I did that one last year as an April Fools joke. Someone did post that Morey's is taking away their infamous french fries replacing them with healthy snacks (kale chips, chickpeas, etc) which got a pretty huge (ugly) reaction... just another "April Fools".  So, welcome Ms April!  You're coming in with a bang as it's been majorly windy and blustery.  Winds are out of the North at 20-25mph.  They'll be switching to the W-NW at 15-20mph today with plentiful sunshine and temps reaching the mid-40s.  Windchill will be around 39°.  Tonight... clear, low-40s and NW winds at only 3-6mph with no wind chill!  And, that's no April Fools joke.  Tomorrow looks to be much cloudier with rain in the evening.
High tide:6:45p.m.
Low tide:12:15p.m.
Ocean temp:45°