Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hump Day Perfection

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and still with not much in the line of breezes (North 2-3mph).  I left the windows partially cracked open overnight and the island birds are chirping and squawking it seems just for me!  The aroma of the marsh seems to have seeped inside the house too.  It couldn't get any better than that for a wakeup.  Today's weather will almost be an exact repeat of yesterday with a little more cloud cover and less wind.  Expect a mostly sunny day (clouds enter the skies in the afternoon making it partly sunny).  Temps will be in the upper 60s / low 70s.  Winds will be all over the place beginning later this morning from the North to the N-NE to E-SE in the afternoon and later from the South all at 6-8mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with breezes out of the S-SW at 6-9mph and temps around 60°.  Tomorrow looks like more clouds check in with temps in the mid-upper 60s.  And, at this time, the upcoming holiday weekend is looking pretty much 5-star with plenty of sunshine and seasonal temps (60s and 70s).  Rain showers could be passing through Monday morning.  I'll be keeping an eye on that one.  As for my window cleaning project... it's ongoing and "to be continued" as yesterday was a break from it to enjoy that fantastic weather by biking around the island and boardwalk!  Who knows what today brings?!
High tide:11:30a.m.
Low tide:5:04p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Another Lovely Spring Day!

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with a light breeze out of the N-NW at 8-11mph.  Wildwood actually hit 79° for a high yesterday!  It was fantastic!  I saw on a Philly TV news channel that they repeatedly kept saying that Wildwood hit 86° yesterday and that is exactly the reason I began blogging about the weather.  I don't know where Philly gets its resources for the weather here along the coast, but they got it wrong as usual.  I even went right to my porch thermometer to check... 79° yesterday for a high.   It was the first time this year that I had to make the decision to either hit the beach and just sit and gel all day or begin the project of washing windows in my house.  Since it was sunny, warm and lovely and the fact that there are 21 windows in my house, I opted to start the project and took the time to do five of them with the help of my hubby.   Oh, that included screens scrubbed as well as window treatments laundered, ironed and replaced.  That looked and felt very good this morning.
Today's weather will be a little bit different than yesterday as it will stay on the cooler side with temps getting into the upper 60s and possibly the low-70s with partly sunny / partly cloudy skies and breezes out of the NW at 15-18mph.  We may have mostly cloudy skies by later this afternoon. Tonight... mostly cloudy with temps where they are now... low-60s and N-NW breezes at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow... almost a repeat of today.  Sounds like perfect weather for more window cleaning!
High tide: 10:40a.m.
Low tide: 4:22p.m.
Ocean temp: 59°
Sunset: 8:12p.m.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Mix Of Sun And Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  It's bright with some morning sunshine but partly cloudy with those off-shore milky clouds.  Ms Sun's doing what she can to shine through.  There's a light breeze out of the North at 3-5mph.  It's very nice outside.  It'll be a pleasant Monday with temps heading up to the low - mid 70s (perhaps even warmer as one forecast reported) and breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.   It'll be a mostly sunny to start to the day with thicker clouds rolling in by this afternoon as there's a 35% chance of scattered showers a little later.  Tonight... a mix of clear skies and cloudy skies with temps back down into the mid-60s and SW breezes at 8-11mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same weather without the chance of scattered showers.
High Tide:9:52a.m.
Low Tide:3:40p.m.
Ocean Temp: 57°

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 60° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and moonlit.  Breezes are almost unnoticeable out of the S-SE at 2-4mph.  Clouds will roll in this morning bringing a 40% chance of rain.  Once through, it'll be a partly cloudy day with peeks of sun and temps just about tapping 70°.  Winds will be out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with clouds in the mix as temps drop down into the low 60s and breezes out of the South at 14-18mph.  It looks like tomorrow will be mostly cloudy as well with a 30-40% chance of a shower in the afternoon.  Temps will stay mild though... upper 60s / low 70s.
High tide: 9:04a.m.
Low tide: 2:56p.m.
Ocean temp: 57°
Sunrise: 5:41a.m.
Sunset: 8:10p.m.
Moonrise: 9:05p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Full Moon Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a lovely morning with plenty of sunshine and hardly a breeze out of the North at 2-4mph. It's the first time this season that all my house windows are wide open allowing that very light, cool sea breeze to wift (waft) in.  Not to mention sounds of the neighborhood seagulls and island birds are everywhere laughing and chirping displaying their high spirits. It'll be a pleasant Saturday with no rain in the forecast as it'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy with temps rising just a bit... upper 60s / low 70s.  Breezes will switch from the East at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the mid-upper 50s and breezes out of the S-SE at 5-10mph. We just might see that awesome full moon rise if the clouds allow it.  Speaking of Full Moon... I noticed yesterday at high tide that there was flooding in the streets in the low-lying areas.  Be aware that it's salt water so try not to drive through it as it's corrosive and damaging to the underside of your vehicle.  And, remember that high tide on the ocean side is an hour before the high tide on the back bay/marsh side.   And, tomorrow's weather appears to be a repeat of today!  Monday coming in with showers off and on throughout the day.
High Tide: 8:17a.m. and 8:41p.m.
Low Tide:2:10p.m.
Ocean Temp: 57°
Sunset: 8:09p.m.

Friday, May 17, 2019


Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and sunny (Ms Sun rose an hour or so ago).  There's a light breeze out of the S-SW at 5-10mph.  It's lovely.  The fragrance of the sea and the sounds of the seagulls are making the morning stunning.  Today we'll have a mostly sunny start with increasing clouds and showers possibly developing by late afternoon / early evening (40% chance). Temps will be heading into the low-mid 70s! Winds will ramp up a bit still out of the S-SW at 10-20mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms early as temps drop back down into the low-60s.  W-NW winds at 5-10mph will be blowing around as well as a 30% chance of a passing isolated shower.  Tomorrow... no rain or isolated showers in the forecast.  There is a mix of cloud and sun but it should be a pleasant, sunny day with temps in the mid-upper 60s.  Sunday... is now looking pretty good with sunny skies as those rains I mentioned before look to be holding out until Tuesday!  The Full Moon is this weekend and I'll be posting Moon Rise times (that is if the cloud cover decides not to interfere).
High Tide: 7:28a.m. and 7:55p.m.
Low Tide: 1:23p.m.
Ocean Temp: 57°
Sunset: 8:08p.m.
Moonrise: 6:53p.m.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday Mix

Mornin'!  I'm back!  After returning on our last leg of our trip yesterday on the Cape May - Lewes Ferry, the unpacking and settling into our cozy home began!  It feels good to be home again!  It's so nice this morning here in Wildwood.  We had a wonderful week in Athens, Georgia with our daughter and son-in-law.  We had some cooler weather as well as a little taste of summer too!  Mother's Day was fantastic as we enjoyed brunch in a 1915 southern mansion turned into a lovely restaurant (Five and Ten)  reminiscent of those Cape May mansions we have here.  There's nothing nicer than dining in that type of ambiance.  It's 57° (that's what it was in Fayetteville, NC as we began the 2nd leg of our journey home this time yesterday morning too)!  We're currently under partly covered skies with no breezes to note here in Wildwood.  It's calm and quiet with the island birds everywhere making their presence known.  I'm enjoying their morning chatter as I can also smell the briny goodness of the sea air as I type.  I have the porch window cracked open ever so slightly allowing the outside in.  I may be closing that window later this morning though as there's the possibility of rain in the morning forecast (50% chance).  Rain showers are posted for later this morning / early afternoon with temps in the mid-upper 60s.  It won't be a washout as Ms Sun's in today's mix too.  It looks like a partly sunny / partly day.  Winds will be first out of the West at 10-15mph, then shift from the W-SW and then tonight... S-SW.   Tonight... partly cloudy with temps where they are now - mid-50s with those S-SW winds at 5-10mph.    Tomorrow looks like a repeat of today with the chance (30%) of a passing shower or thunderstorm early evening.  The weekend's looking eh... 50-50.  There's a Full Moon this weekend on Saturday as it's looking like a partly sunny, mild day.  Sunday's looking cloudier with the possibility of rain showers.
High tide:6:35a.m.
Low tide:12:35p.m.
Ocean temp: 57°
Sunrise: 5:44a.m.
Sunset: 8:07p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

In The Words Of Willie...

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  This entry is dedicated to my first born... my daughter who's birthday it is today!  A very happy birthday to you! I'm on my way!
It's cloudy with breezes out of the North at 4-6 mph.  It'll be a cloudy start to the day with peeks of sun later in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 60s with breezes shifting from the East by the afternoon at 10-15mph.  By evening the skies will begin to clear out and become starlit as temps head back to the mid-upper 50s with Easterly breezes at 10-15mph. Tomorrow's looking like a mix of clouds and sun with the possibility of a passing shower during the day and at night.  Temps will stay mild though.  The weekend's looking 50-50 with Saturday being the cloudy day and Sunday being the rainy day.  And, in the Words of Willie Nelson... "On the road again..."  Hubby and I are heading South (Georgia) to spend a few days with our daughter and son-in-law.  In just an hour or so we'll be on the Cape May ferry heading to Delaware for the start to our road trip.  And, in our new wheels!  Just a couple of weeks ago we decided it was time to downsize and trade in each of our vehicles for one.  It's a retirement thing.  The realization that one vehicle being sufficient happened.  This new ride will certainly make the long drive to Georgia more fun.   As usual, our daughter's birthday falls around Mother's day and we intend to celebrate both while with her (I actually brought her home from the hospital on Mother's day way back when).  For all my faithful readers... it's time for another short hiatus from weather blogging.  I'll be back up and running with my daily weather report a couple days before the next Full Moon... next Thursday (the 16th) morning I'll be sitting right here God willing.  If you're interested in Wildwood's weather simply click on "Wunderground Weather" on my blog page at the bottom of my "Personal Favs" and type in 08260 (Wildwood's zip code) at the top of the Wunderground page and you'll have a near-perfect weather forecast at your fingertips. See ya'll on the other side!
High Tide:12:16p.m.
Low Tide:5:49a.m. and 5:44p.m.
Ocean Temp:57°

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hump Day Mix

Mornin'!  It's 59° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under some partly cloud covered skies with no breezes to note.  It should make for a perfectly beautiful sunrise as Ms Sun rises and tries to break through those morning clouds. That briny, fishy aroma's outside as the island's fragrant and quiet (except for happy birds chirping and squawking from every direction).  It's a near perfect Spring morning in my opinion.  Expect some sunshine but with partly cloudy conditions this morning and then increasing clouds as the day progresses.  Showers may be here by early evening (40% chance).  Temps will climb just a bit to the lower 60s.  Breezes will commence later this morning out of the E-NE at 10-20mph.  Tonight... chance of rain showers (40%) as it'll be overcast and cloudy.  Temps back down into the low 50s with E-NE breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow looks mostly cloudy with peeks of sun and temps around where they are today.  The weekend's looking 50-50 with clouds on Saturday with rain appearing in the evening and then rain on Sunday (90% chance).
High tide:11:20a.m.
Low tide:4:56p.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

More Loveliness

 Regina (our oldest daughter) and me posing with those potted gardens of mine
Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear skies as Ms Sun rose about a half an hour ago.  There's a small strip of clouds along the horizon only making for a more picturesque sunrise.  Breezes are hardly noticeable out of the S-SE at 5-8mph.  It looks like another lovely (dry) day as it'll be a mostly sunny / partly cloudy day with temps in the upper 50s / low 60s.  Breezes will shift to the South at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps around the same as they are today and S-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Yesterday was a perfect day for finishing up my outdoor planting as I came upon the seedling tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, herbs, and flowering plants for my summer gardens (Home Depot) and at a great price (4 for $10.00). I prefer small tomatoes (cherry, grape, patio) as I grow all my veggies in big pots.  I haven't had any luck with finding those desired type of tomato plants until yesterday.  I've even been to local nurseries with no luck.  My soil was prepped with compost and sphagnum peat moss just waiting for their arrival.  I spent yesterday afternoon planting everything giving them all a drink of fish emulsion afterward. Now we wait to see what mother nature provides this year!  It's an exciting time as life is good.  My plan was to have all the gardens planted and completed before our trek South to Georgia to visit our oldest daughter for her birthday and Mother's Day!  It's happening... in 2 more days!
High tide: 10:30a.m.
Low tide: 4:14p.m.
Ocean temp:57°
Sunset: 7:59p.m.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mostly Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 53° in soggy Wildwood NJ.  As I type, I'm being touched with morning sunshine!!!  Ms Sun's shining through the leftover clouds and right into my front porch windows and on to my face!  It's feeling great.  I was just beginning to forget what morning sunshine felt like!  Good Day Sunshine!  It'll be a mostly sunny day as we begin to dry out again.  We've been truly soggy as of late.  I actually put the gas fireplace on last evening for a little while  to take the chill out of the house as it's been so raw and damp.  Today's temps will be in the low 60s with breezes out of the E-SE at 8-10mph.  They're currently out of the North at 8-10mph but will shift by midday.  Tonight... partly clear / partly cloudy with temps in the low-mid 50s and breezes out of the S-SE at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow... more sunshine, warmer temps with a light breeze.  Now, that's the way it's done May!
High tide:9:47a.m.
Low tide:3:34p.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Sunday, May 5, 2019

No Sun Cinco De Mayo

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Cinco De Mayo!  We're under thick cloud cover with light breezes out of the North at 5-10mph.  We had another good soaking with more of that heavy rainfall overnight and everything's been watered very nicely. Compared to the last couple of mornings, it's clearer as the fog and mist seems to have lifted but the clouds are dark and ominous.  Expect cloud cover throughout the entire day as we've got a 75% chance of rain today with temps in the upper 50s / low 60s.  Winds are light now and will ramp up out of the N-NE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy with 40% chance of rain and temps in the low-mid 50s with N-NE breezes at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun returns as we really begin the dry-out and warm-up!
High tide: 9:06a.m. and 9:14p.m.
Low tide: 2:55p.m.
Ocean temp: 57°
Sunset: 7:57p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

It's Moist Happening Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the soup this morning as the island's thick with fog.  It's quiet except for the ocean waves crashing 6+ blocks away and of course the island birds awakening (they're what woke me).  I've got the porch window next to me opened about 3 inches and the morning damp air seeping in is actually lovely.  I'm sipping coffee while blogging and the homemade coffee cake is baking in the oven.  It's all seems to fit for this damp, misty, chilly morning.   Today's weather will be a mix.  Expect fog this morning.  It'll be a cloudy day without much in the line of sun peeking through.  There's a 40% chance of scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms developing this afternoon.  Temps will get in the mid-upper 60s with SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... more cloudiness with 80% chance of rain.  Temps will head back to where they are now (mid-50s) and breezes out of the E-NE at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow looks like a mostly rainy (crapola) day (90% chance).  It's the New Moon today which means much higher tides.  We had a pretty good saturation of torrential rain on Thursday night and nowhere near being dried out. No doubt we're going to see rain this weekend and with that said... keep in mind that the streets will probably flood thanks to those tides.  Don't drive through flood waters and if you're in a low-lying area... watch where you park your vehicles.  Just be cognizant.
There are lots of things going on this weekend plus there are a lot of visitors here.  I noticed the streets and driveways filling up yesterday and last evening.  Morey's is having a new event... Morey's Wildwoodstock Spring Festival which is enticing folks here.  Late last evening when I stood in the dark quietness on my back porch, I could hear the chain pulling up the roller coaster cars and the screams of the riders in the far off distance as everyone was enjoying the amusement pier action. It seems it's the official start to another summer season. I even checked the local live webcams and there was a nice crowd enjoying the town. Thankfully, the weather was holding out for everyone as the fog covered the island keeping things cool and misty.  I've had the awesome experience once riding the roller coaster in the fog and it's really neat.  Oh, and today is the big annual Wildwood Crest Yard Sale.  The entire borough opens their yards, driveways, and garages to display and sell their trash (another one's treasure).  It's one of my favorites.  And it's the Kentucky Derby which means the bars and pubs will be packed with revelers.  It's a pretty big kickoff weekend for the Wildwoods!  Unfortunately, the weather will be "iffy".  Just keep your rain gear nearby and you might want to keep the "wellies" close at hand as well!
High Tide: 8:28a.m. and 8:39p.m.
Low Tide: 2:16p.m.
Ocean Temp:55°
Sunset: 7:56p.m.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Clouds and Grayness Abound

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got misty, foggy, cloudy conditions at the moment.  Winds are out of the North at 5-10mph.  We're saturated and soggy from last night's storms.  We were blasted with some hefty thunderboomers and enough rain and wind to almost make me scream out "Auntie Em"!  The pooch was hiding under the furniture trembling most of the evening.  After spending most of the day yesterday gardening, pruning, raking, sweeping and getting the outside property in tip-top shape, it looks like it needs to be done all over again.  There are pollen buds, broken branches, torn off leaves and debris stuck everywhere in the leftover wetness.  And, of course it was trash night so those that placed their trash and recycle out at the curbs have trash and recycle strewn everywhere in the neighborhood. Okay, enough of complaining.  We're lucky to have gotten through a pretty major storm without any damage or injury.  Grateful.
As for the weather... it'll be a wet, misty, foggy start to the day.  Expect a mostly cloudy day with a 20% chance of a passing shower. We may see some peeks of Ms Sun in the afternoon.  Temps will rise into the upper 50s / low 60s with winds out of the E-NE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy with a 20% chance of showers as temps hover around the mid-upper 50s with winds out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy with 30-40% chance of showers and Sunday... 80% chance of showers.  I think April and May may have reversed their roles as May showers will probably be bringing June flowers.  Oh, I almost forgot... the New Moon is tomorrow and that means higher than normal tides.  Last night's storm did come at high tide as the nearby harbor was in my street!
High tides: 7:49a.m. and 8:05p.m.
Low tides: 1:36p.m.
Ocean temp: 54°
Sunset: 7:55p.m.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

A Mixed Bag

TBT - circa 1958
Me (on the right) and my Sister on one of our Wildwood family vacations 
Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  Due to a little insomnia last night, I slept in this morning.  This is when retirement truly comes in handy.  I woke to Ms Sun trying her best to peek through my room-darkening curtains as well as some contractor jackhammering someone's sidewalk a half a block away.  Construction waits for no one down the shore... retirees, insomniacs, vacationers, sick folk etc.  Anyway... it's a really lovely Spring morning out there with no breezes to note, sun pouring down and warmish temps.  I think we may have had a light shower overnight.  I know there was thick fog out there when I turned in and all those outdoor plants got a nice dose of water droplets.  It's going up to the mid-upper 70s today with partly sunny / partly cloudy skies and breezes out of the W-SW at 5-7mph.  Breezes will switch to the South by dinner time.  Tonight... clouds really roll in as there's a 65% chance of rain by way of showers and/or thunderstorms passing through. Temps will drop down to lower 60s with breezes out of the SE / then NE at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow looks like we'll begin and end with the possibility of showers (40% chance).  The weekend's looking "eh" with Saturday being the dryer and sunnier (still chances of showers) and Sunday looking like a "washout".
High tide:7:29p.m.
Low tide:12:56p.m.
Ocean Temp: 54°
Sunset: 7:54p.m.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May Day!

The front lawn of North Wildwood City Hall
Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  Welcome, May!  It's going to be on the chilly side without much sunshine this first of May. We may see peeks of sunshine (late morning and early evening).  It's currently cloudy and cool with a light breeze (North winds at 6-11mph).  Expect a mostly cloudy day with temps in the upper 50s.  There's a 30% chance of a stray shower passing through with blustery East winds at 15-25mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and/or thunderstorms, temps in the mid-50s with S-SW breezes at 10-20mph. The temps could get up into the 70s again tomorrow (like yesterday).  But, there's a 20% chance of rain showers the remainder of the week.  However on Sunday... 90% chance of rain.
High tide:6:23a.m. and 6:50p.m.
Low tide:12:15p.m.
Ocean temp:54°