Sunday, August 25, 2019

Not So Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under dark clouds with rainfall coming down as I type.  It's breezy... NE winds at 14-22mph.  Our forecast is saying mostly cloudy today with showers this morning and partly cloudy by this afternoon.  Temps will get into the low-70s.  There is a 50% chance of rain showers throughout the day.  It's the breezes today that will get us.  Unlike yesterday's stiff winds, today's will be even stiffer... NE sustained winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... partly cloudy skies, windy with NE winds at 20-30mph and a 20% chance of rain showers.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy with winds staying checked in as it'll be blustery again.
High tide: 3:55PM
Low tide: 9:29AM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunset: 7:43PM
UV Index: 6-7
Rip Currents: High Risk (This means the ocean will be extremely rough and dangerous and even potentially life-threatening.)  You may see the lifeguards posting "beaches closed" flags today due to the very rough surf.  Heed this warning!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up!  We had those thunder boomers again overnight bringing along a nice watering and much cooler temps.   The humidity's checked out... 79% with a dewpoint of 59°.  It's slightly breezy... winds out of the N-NE at 13-16mph.  If this doesn't feel Autumn-like, I don't know what does!  We're going to have a sunny, less humid Saturday with temps in the mid-70s with breezes out of the NE at 15-25mph (be very "beach umbrella" savvy).  The time has come to air out the house and throw open the sash!  Tonight... clear, temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the NE at 10-12mph.  Tomorrow... about the same with a few clouds from time to time and even breezier (20-30mph).  There's a 20% chance of a rain shower tomorrow night.  It's the "Tri The Wildwoods 2019" today and it's happening as I type.  The Athletes are swimming, biking and running around the island (in North Wildwood) this morning. (webcam... https://www.wildwoodinsider.com/wildwood-live-cams/#top )
 Kids are involved too with their own Triathlon at 9am.
High tide: 2:53PM
Low tide: 8:17AM and 9:37PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunset: 7:44PM
UV Index: 8-9 (High)
Rip Currents: Moderate

Friday, August 23, 2019

Happy Friday

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with hardly any breezes to note (N-NW at 2-4mph).  It's humid... 88% with 72° dewpoint.  We had some minor thunderboomers overnight and had a nice watering.  Today looks to be as close to a washout as you can get.  It's a shame our lovely 12 movie theatre complex closed down this summer.  It would be a great day for a movie.  Expect a mostly cloudy with showery rains kind of day.  We may even hear a possible rumble of thunder this afternoon.  Temps will tap 80° with N-NE winds at 7-13mph.  Chance of rain is 70%.  Tonight... rain showers this evening as we'll still have plenty of cloud cover.  Chance of rain tonight is 50%.  Temps will drop down drastically to the mid-60s.  North winds are in the mix as well at 8-12mph.  Tomorrow looks like some clouds will be in the mix along with Ms Sun as it'll be cooler (low-mid 70s) with breezes out of the N-NE at 10-15mph. Sunday... partly sunny / partly cloudy with temps in the 70s and even breezier with 15-22mph NE winds.
High tide: 1:59PM
Low tide: 7:12AM and 8:26PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunset: 7:46PM
UV Index: 5 (moderate)
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 at 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 backside 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, August 22, 2019

A Mix Of Clouds And Sun

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear starlit, moonlit skies.  Not much in breezes happening (West breezes at 3-5mph).  It's humid (90% humidity with 72° dewpoint).  Expect a mostly sunny, warm (not so humid) kind of day.  There's a slight chance (15%) of a stray shower or thunderstorm popping up this afternoon as temps climb up in the mid-upper 80s.  Winds will be out of the W-SW at 8-10mph.  Tonight... a few clouds and again, a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible (20% chance).  Temps will drop into the low-mid 70s with SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow and Friday look more unsettled with a 50% chance of a pop-up shower throughout the morning and afternoon.  The weekend's looking mostly sunny, cooler (temps in the 70s), and blustery.  Remember the bungee for those umbrellas this weekend.
High tide: 1:12PM
Low tide: 6:25AM and 7:14PM
Ocean temp: 77°
Sunrise: 6:20AM
Sunset: 7:47PM
UV Index: 8 (high) remember the sunblock
Rip Currents: Low-Moderate Risk






Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Partly Cloudy and Muggy

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloudy skies with light breezes out of the S-SW at 4-6mph.  It rained overnight and everything's watered nicely.  We're damp and humid out there... humidity's 97% with a dewpoint of 72°.  It'll be a hot and humid humpday with partly sunny / partly cloudy skies as we near 90°. SW breezes will increase to winds at 15-25mph by this afternoon. There's a 30% chance of precipitation this afternoon as well... showers and/or thunderstorms possible.  Keep your eyes on the sky.  Tonight... mostly cloudy, temps in the mid-upper 70s, South winds at 13-17mph with 50% chance of precipitation.  Tomorrow... sunnier with that ol' possibility of precipitation again.  As for the weekend... looking mostly sunny and not as muggy and warm as the rest of this week.
High tide: 12:30PM
Low tide: 6:20PM
Ocean temp: 77°
Sunset: 7:48PM
UV Index: 7-8
Rip Current: Moderate
The 17th Annual Air Show is today in Atlantic City (46miles north of Wildwood) and as far as I can tell... today's weather is cooperating.
https://www.jerseyfamilyfun.com/event/atlantic-city-air-show-thunder-over-the-boardwalk-2/

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Unsettled Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 79° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under hazy skies with hardly any breeze (NE 2-4mph).  Ms Sun's trying her best to shine through the haze but it's not happening yet.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun early in the day (once Ms Sun makes her way through) and mostly cloudy skies this afternoon.  A stray thunderstorm or shower is possible (30% chance).  Keep your eye on the sky (we had a thunderous one come in yesterday afternoon while on the beach).  Today's temps will get up into the mid-upper 80s with Easterly breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... some clouds in the sky with 20% chance of a shower and/or thunderstorm possible.  Temps will drop down into the mid-70s with winds out of the South at 6-9mph.  Tomorrow... pretty much a repeat of today with those afternoon storms looming all around us due to this heat and humidity as of late.
High tide: 11:53AM
Low tide: 5:39PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunset: 7:50PM
UV Index: 7-8 (medium to high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Monday, August 19, 2019

Mostly Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 77°  in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's shining down on the island.  It's warm and humid (humidity's 90% with a dewpoint of 73°).  Breezes are light out of the SW at 5-7mph.  Expect warm, humid conditions today with mostly sunny (some clouds in the mix) skies.  It'll be hazy at times as temps get up into the mid-upper 80s.  Breezes will be out of the S-SW at 9-12mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps in the upper 70s and SW breezes at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same.  Both days will have a 15-20% chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm in the late afternoon.
High tide: 11:16AM
Low tide: 5:02PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunset: 7:49PM
UV Index: 9 (very high)
Rip Current: Low risk

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hazy Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 77° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got mostly cloudy conditions.  It's one of those hazy (almost foggy), warm, damp mornings with humidity way up there... 94% (dewpoint of 75°).  Everything outside is damp with a layer of moisture.  It's almost "still" as breezes are light out of the SW at 4-6mph.  Expect a partly to mostly cloudy day as it'll be hazy, warm and humid with temps in the low-mid 80s and breezes out of the S-SE at 8-12mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with some cloud cover as temps drop to where they are now... mid-upper 70s and breezes out of the South at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny and warm.
High tide: 10:39AM
Low tide: 4:26PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:15AM
Sunset: 7:52PM
UV Index: 8 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk
Oh, in case you're interested, here's the 2019 Pizza tour results...
https://www.wildwoodpizzatour.com/pizza-tour-2019?fbclid=IwAR1dOFTUcnv3qd7rGnA8cn7QADc6NlPRJF316tZ_awpKrUB4cF7_WssMWk0

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Hazy, Warm Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 85° with the humidity at 86% and dewpoint of 74°.  We're under hazy cloud cover at the moment.  Thankfully.  It would feel extremely hot with Ms Sun shining down right about now.  Breezes are light out of the E-NE at 4-6mph.  The forecast has changed a bit for the weekend as it'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy today with a 20% chance of a stray afternoon shower and/or thunderstorm.  Temps will be in the low-mid 80s (maybe even warmer with the humidity) and breezes will be light out of the E-SE at 4-6mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the mid-upper 70s and Southerly breezes at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same with that hazy, partly cloudy sky but hardly any chance of one of those passing, stray showers or storms.  Humidity stays checked in as it'll feel much warmer than the actual temperature.  I think we'll see more sunshine today than tomorrow by the look of the forecasts I've checked.
High tide:10:01AM
Low tide:3:49PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:54PM
UV Index: 7-8
Rip Currents: Moderate (rough ocean today... be mindful of where you're dipping)

Friday, August 16, 2019

It's Friday!

Mornin'! It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly sunny and humid with hardly a breezy wifting (wafting) over the island.  Humidity's 91% with a Dewpoint of 73°.  Breezes are out of the NE at 2-4mph.  It'll be a mostly sunny (some clouds in the mix) day with temps in the low-80s and breezes out of the East at 6-9mph.  Tonight... clear and moonlit with temps in the low-mid 70s and breezes out of the E-NE at 5-8mph.  The weekend's still looking 5-Star as it'll be mainly sunny and warm with temps in the low-mid 80s.
High tide: 9:23AM
Low tide: 3:10PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:55PM
Moonrise: 8:51PM
UV index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (Rough, strong water currents today. Swim near a lifeguard, never alone or at night.)
And, it's Friday.  Only a few Fridays left before the vacation/shoobie/less-crowded beach season is behind us.
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 at 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 backside 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!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thursday's Forecast A Bit Early

Evenin'!  It's humpday evening and is 83° in humid Wildwood NJ.  I'm writing this for tomorrow morning as I'll be doing some Grandmom activities up the road very early tomorrow (departing tonight) and I thought I would just give a bit of a weather forecast for tomorrow before heading out this evening.  Expect considerable cloudiness early and clouds decreasing later in the day for Thursday.  Temps will tap 80° with a stray shower and/or thunderstorm possible (25% chance).  Winds will be a bit on the blustery side (pack a bungee for that beach umbrella) as they'll be 10-20mph out of the NE.  Tomorrow night... Full Moon with partly cloudy skies, temps in the low 70s and NE winds at 5-10mph.
High tides: 8:44AM and 8:57PM
Low tide: 2:30PM
Sunset: 7:57PM
Moonrise: 8:21PM




Grayish Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with hardly a breeze (N-NE at 2-4mph).  After yesterday's (at times) torrential, rainy, floody day, it's a soaking-wringing wet morning, with 100% humidity outside (with 74° dewpoint).  It feels like a warm, wet washcloth swaddling you.  Expect humid, partly to mostly cloudy conditions with those isolated rain showers and/or thunderstorms developing this afternoon (30% chance).  As we know, these storms can contain strong winds and enable street flooding (we had a good dose yesterday).  Ms Sun may pop up now and then this afternoon.  We'll be hovering around 80° with E-NE winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... temps will back into the low-70, winds will be still coming from the NE at 5-10mph and it will be partly cloudy.  A stray shower could pop up.  The Moon will be making itself known tonight if the clouds give way.  If conditions are right, there will be a Moon Rise at the horizon.  The Full Moon is tomorrow creating higher than normal tides.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy and still warm and humid.  It'll be breezier tomorrow.  This coming weekend is still looking A-OK.
High Tide: 8:04AM and 8:16PM
Low Tide: 1:47PM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunset: 7:58PM
Moonrise: 7:47PM
UV Index: 7-8 (on the "high" side)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Chances Are A Stormy Day Ahead

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  I got an early start today and thought about checking out the sunrise (6:10am) this morning at the beach (6+ blocks away) but it's mostly cloudy at the moment and Ms Sun may very well be obscured for her grand entrance.  It's breezy... S-SW at 12-18mph with 85% humidity and 69° dewpoint.  After some morning sunshine, we're headed for a cloudy, windy and possibly wet day with rain and/or thunderstorms.  Expect scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms later this morning and strong thunderstorms this afternoon (80% chance).  Some storms hitting the east coast could be severe and contain damaging winds (S-SW at 15-25mph +gusting).  Also, keep in mind that the Full Moon is Thursday this week and the tides are already significantly higher and lower which will contribute to some tidal flooding in low lying areas on the island if we get heavy rainfall.  Be aware of low lying flood-prone areas on the island.  Park your vehicle sensibly and never drive through floodwaters.  Also, the back bay (marsh areas) have high tides which are 1 hour later than the ocean's high tide.  Today's temps will be in the low 80s.   Tonight... still mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely (80% chance).  Temps will drop down to where they are now (low-70s) with W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Chances are we'll probably wake to rain tomorrow with those thunderstorms still checked in but for the most part, it'll clear out and be a partly sunny, warm afternoon.  Thursday looks like a mix of clouds and sun with the slight possibility of a stray shower or thunderstorm passing through.  Friday's looking like a perfect beach day.
High tide: 7:19AM and 7:37PM
Low tide: 1:02PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:10AM
Sunset: 7:59PM
UV Index: 5
Rip Currents: Moderate (rough ocean today... don't swim alone or at night)

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Hits Keep Coming

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and pleasantly warm with low humidity (67%) and light breezes out of the W-SW at 3-5mph.  It'll be another beauty in this great stretch of weather we've been blessed with.  Expect plenty of sunshine. Low humidity. Temps in the low-80s.  Breezes out of the S-SW (then South) at 7-10mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the low-70s and breezes ramping up from the S-SW at 18-25mph.  Forget the hairspray this evening.  Tomorrow begins some unsettled weather with humidity rising and possible stormy skies by evening possibly continuing into Wednesday morning.  The week looks like we'll have some cloud cover in the forecast most days but I'm not seeing that isolated stormy situation we had a couple times last week.  Today... 5-Star!
High tide: 6:52PM
Low tide: 12:15PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:00PM
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low risk

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday Perfection

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up.  Breezes are light and variable... N-NE at 3-5mph.  Humidity's 68% with a Dewpoint of 58°.  It's perfectly lovely outside.  We're about to have a 5-star weather (and beach) day down the Shore.  Expect plenty of sunshine (not much in cloud cover today), low humidity, temps just about tapping 80° with E-SE breezes at 5-8mph.  Tonight... clear, starlit and moonlit skies (full moon is this coming week) with temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 3-6mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same!
High tide: 6:02PM
Low tide: 11:26AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:02PM
UV Index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Near Perfect Weekend In Store

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a beauty!  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon.  Not much in the line of breezes this morning (N-NW at 2-3mph).  Humidity's low... 69% with a dewpoint of 69°!  It's almost got that autumn feel out there.  It'll be a lovely weekend.  Expect loads of sunshine (today will have some clouds in the mix) with lower humidity and temps in the low 80s.  Breezes will be out of the W-NW at 9-12mph.  Tonight... mostly clear, temps back into the upper 60s / low 70s and W-SW breezes at 4-7mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same with less cloud cover.  Monday also will be in the perfect weather mix.  I'd pack that insect repellent with those 'west' winds in today's breezes just in case the greenhead flies make it their beach day too.
High tide: 5:06PM
Low tide: 10:34AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:03PM
UV Index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low risk

Friday, August 9, 2019

It's Friday!!!

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under some hazy cloud cover but Ms Sun's up there and trying to break through as I type.  There are little pop-up showers around us in the doppler but nothing right above our little section of the coast.  Humidity's low... 76% with a Dewpoint of 67°.  Breezes are barely there and are out of the NW at 3-6mph.  The lovely stretch of weather will continue today through the weekend with plenty of sunshine and warm temps... today will be in the low-mid 80s with breezes out of the S-SW at 5-10mph.  Tonight... clear with temps in the mid-70s and SW breezes at 8-11mph.  The weekend looks A-OK with sunshine, low humidity and seasonal temps (low 80s). 
High tide: 4:09PM
Low tide: 9:37AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:04PM
UV Index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate
And, it's Friday and you all 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 at 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 backside 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, August 8, 2019

Lovely, Sunny Day

Harbor View Bar and Marina - Yesterday's Passing Storm 8-7-19
Uries Restaurant and Marina - Before the Storm
Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up.  Breezes are light (West 2-4mph).  Humidity's up... 89% with a dewpoint of 71°.  We've been watered beginning yesterday afternoon and continuing into the night off and on.  The island got the best of Mother Nature's watering that's for sure.  We're cleansed!  It's going to be a lovely day today!  Expect plenty of sunshine, low humidity, temps in the low-mid 80s with breezes out of the S-SW at 6-9mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the mid-70s and breezes out of the SW at 8-11mph.  A lovely stretch of weather is ahead too I'm happy to report.  Tomorrow and the upcoming weekend through to at least Tuesday night will be lovely (we may see more storms Tuesday night).
High tide: 3:12PM
Low tide: 8:36AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:05PM
UV Index: High
Rip Currents: Moderate (rough and strong currents today... be careful out there)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Unsettled Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and at'em with breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  As usual, the humidity's up there at 93% with a dewpoint of 73°.  The breezes are taking that sticky edge off that heavy humidity and it doesn't feel too bad.  The garden is looking for a drink and I think I'll be providing that after blogging.  There is rain in the forecast today and tonight but there's been alot of that this week and so far, Wildwood's had not one rain shower.  Expect mostly sunny skies the first part of the today with scattered showers and/or thunderstorms (40% chance) developing this afternoon (keep your eye on the sky).  These storms could be severe.  Temps will be in the low-mid 80s with stiff persistent Southerly breezes at 15-20mph.  Tonight... rain and/or thunderstorms likely (80% chance), then scattered showers and/or thunderstorms overnight.  Temps will be down into the low-mid 70s with SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... begins with unsettled, possibly wet, stormy weather.  Then, turning into a perfectly lovely day.  At this point, the weekend's looking 5-Star!
High tide: 2:17PM
Low tide: 7:36AM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunset: 8:06PM
UV Index: 9
Rip Currents: Moderate (rough and powerful ocean current... swim near a lifeguard, never alone or at night)
Oh... yesterday I was in the ocean and it felt great.  It was warmish (the mid-70s) and somewhat dirty (lots of seaweed) and unbeknownst to me, there must have been some jellyfish.  One must have stung the top of my foot because when I got out I had a small welt that was stinging (felt like a persistent bite from a greenhead fly).  In my beach items, I keep a tiny travel bottle filled with vinegar (an antidote I read about) always packed with my beach 1st aid items and squirted the vinegar on the site of the sting and it immediately felt better.  Just another beach tip if you're heading into the drink!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Mix of Sun and Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a repeat of yesterday morning with gray skies, heavy humidity (90%) and not much in breezes (W-SW 2-3mph).  In fact, the sky looks a bit ominous at the moment and I wouldn't be surprised if we started to see the rain coming down as I type.  There's a very slight chance this morning we could see rain but for the most part... it'll be exactly like yesterday morning... just gray.  Expect Ms Sun to break on through as it'll be a partly sunny (hazy) day with temps in the low 80s.  The humidity will drop into the 70s as a nice calm wind from the S-SE will wift (waft) over the island at 4-6mph.  Sounds like a nice beach day to me.  There's a 20% chance of a rain shower or passing thunderstorm forecasted.  Keep your eye on the sky!  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 70s and SW breezes at 7-9mph.  There's also that 20% chance of precipitation.  Tomorrow... we may wake to rain showers as a 40% chance of rain is on the weather menu throughout much of the day and 60% tomorrow evening.
High tide: 1:22PM
Low tide: 6:40AM and 7:12PM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunset: 8:07PM
UV Index: 8
Rip Currents: Moderate (Be careful out there as the ocean current will be powerful today. Swim near a lifeguard and never alone or at night)

Monday, August 5, 2019

Cloudy Monday

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 80% with a Dewpoint of 70°.  It's overcast with lots of cloud cover and breezes very light out of the NE at 3-5mph.  Expect a partly cloudy (peeks of sun) start to the day, then mostly cloudy afternoon as temps climb into the low-mid 80s.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.  Breezes will be out of the SE at 5-9mph.  Tonight... 20% chance of showers and/or thunderstorms with areas of fog.  Temps will drop into the low-70s with calm Southerly breezes at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow looks a bit sunnier but still with lots of cloud cover and again...20-30% chance of precipitation. 
High tide: 12:27PM
Low tide: 6:12PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:08PM
UV Index:7
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Birthday Sunday



Mornin'!  Happy 6th Birthday to my grandson! It's 73° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 90% with a dewpoint of 70°.  It's also fragrant with that ol' marsh (fishy) aroma in the humid morning air.  It'll be a repeat of yesterday.  By the way, no rain or thunderstorms yesterday or last night even with a 20% chance.  This morning after blogging, I'm hitting the gardens for their daily dose of water.  It seems I've been watering much more than Mother Nature this summer.  Today could be following suit as the forecasts I've checked all said the same thing as yesterday... sunny with a 15-20% chance of a passing "pop-up" shower and/or thunderstorm.  It'll be warm with temps in the mid-upper 80s with S-SW breezes at 7-10mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with temps in the mid-70s and S-SW breezes at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow looks pretty much like a repeat of today with a little more cloud cover along with that 20% chance of rain showers again.  Your guess is as good as mine when it's this "iffy" and unsettled as these storm clouds just pop up out of nowhere.  Keep your eye on the sky (or doppler) is all I can say.  And, today's blog is for my incredibly special grandson. What a blessing he is.  Many hugs and kisses to you today!
High tide: 11:30AM
Low tide: 5:16PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:09PM
UV Index: 9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sunny But A Bit Unsettled

Mornin'!  It's 75° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  It's warm this morning with 82% humidity and 72° dewpoint with breezes very light out of the S-SE at 2-3mph.  It's fragrant with the thick aroma of the marsh when stepping outside.  It'll be a sunny morning and partly cloudy afternoon with a 15% chance of a passing shower and/or thunderstorm today.  Temps will be in the low-mid 80s with breezes out of the S-SE at 5-8mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the mid-70s and Southerly breezes at 8-12mph.  Tomorrow... looks like a repeat of today.  Same for Monday.  Keep your eye on the sky (or doppler) for those storm clouds.
High tide: 10:35AM
Low tide: 4:24PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset: 8:10PM
UV Index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Currents: Low Risk

Friday, August 2, 2019

TGIF!

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover as it's gray and still (breezes out of the E-NE at 2-3mph).  Humidity's up again at 93% with a Dewpoint of 71°.  It'll be a mostly cloudy, sticky day with some sun this morning and increasing clouds this afternoon.  Temps will hover around the low-80s with E-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... 30% chance of a few isolated showers and/or thunderstorms developing.  Temps will head back into the low-70s with S-SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow...  unsettled in the morning with 50% chance of showers, then 15% chance in the afternoon.  We'll probably see peeks of sun by the afternoon but there will be cloud cover mixed in as well.  Sunday... another partly sunny and partly cloudy day.  I think we'll see more sun than clouds though.
High tide: 9:42AM
Low tide: 3:32PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunset:8:11PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Moderate
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 at 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 backside 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, August 1, 2019

Howdy August!

Mornin'!  Welcome, August!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with hardly a breeze.  Humidity's up there at 94% and a Dewpoint of 71°.  Ms Sun intends to check in sometime later this morning.  Clouds will continue to try to hide her throughout the day and afternoon as it'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy.  There's a 15% chance of scattered rain showers and/or a thunderstorm this afternoon.  Temps will get up into the low-mid 80s with an E-SE breeze at 4-8mph as humidity drops to 75%.  Tonight... partly clear, partly cloudy with temps in the mid-70s and SE breezes at 4-7mph as humidity creeps back up to 90%.  Tomorrow looks warm and humid with mostly cloud cover. We may not see Ms Sun at all.  As for the weekend... 50/50 with Sunday looking like the better of the two days as Saturday has a 30% chance of rain in the forecast.  I love the month of August but it never fails to make me think it's Summer's last chapter.  It's a little bittersweet when August arrives. 
High tide: 8:50AM
Low tide: 2:39PM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunset: 8:12PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Moderate