Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Happy Autumn!

Mornin'!  Happy Autumn!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining on the island.  Breezes have simmered down out of the N-NW at 9-11mph.  Fall is expressing its incredibly lovely self this morning down the Shore.  There is something very beautiful about Autumn... in the paraphrased words of Albert Camus "it's when every leaf is a flower" (thanks Jim).  Speaking of which, the leaves have begun turning and doing their spectacular metamorphosis for this lovely season we're now in.  The incredible beach erosion in North Wildwood has hit hard these last few days.  The autumn skies and in particular "sunrises and sunsets" are back and breathtaking as always.  Expect a perfect Fall day today as Ms Sun shines in a vivid blue sky, temps reach 70° and NW winds wift (waft) across the island at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear sky, low of 57°, W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, 77° and W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  I love that Autumn is here again.  90 days until the Winter Solstice!

High tide: 12:24PM

Low tide: 6:46PM

Ocean temp: 71°

Sunrise: 6:47AM

Sunset: 6:56PM

Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 201,945

Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,069

Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,007

Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Monday, September 21, 2020

Last Day Of Summer

Mornin'!  The Last Day of Summer has arrived!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under mostly clear skies at the moment.  Breezes are out of the N-NE at 15-20mph.  Hurricane Teddy is creating havoc on the eastern seaboard and our South Jersey coast is no exception.  Lots of major rough surf and beach erosion happening as of late.  Expect some more real windy conditions today with those NE winds battering our coast even more at 20-30mph +gusting.  We're going to have a mix of clouds and sun and high of 65°.  Tonight... mainly clear, 50° and North winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... the first of of Autumn will be sunny with a high of 71°!  Hopefully, we'll all see you on the other side Summer!

High Tide: 11:26AM

Low Tide: 5:47AM

Ocean Temp: 73°

Sunrise: 6:46AM

Sunset: 6:59PM

Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 201,553
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,067

Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,005
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Mostly Sunny This Last Sunday Of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 70% with a dewpoint of 42°.  Breezes are light out of the North at 8-10mph.  It's clear and starlit as Ms Sun's on her way within the next few minutes.  Expect a mostly sunny day with a high of 65°.  Winds are returning and staying checked in all day, tonight and tomorrow... N-NE at 20-30mph.  Tonight... mainly clear, temps where they are now (low-50s) and N-NE winds.  Tomorrow... a bit cloudier with mid-60s and those pesky March-kind-of winds out of the NE at 20-30mph.

High tide: 10:31AM 

Low tide: 4:53PM

Ocean temp: 73°   

Sunrise: 6:45AM

Sunset: 7:00PM

UV Index: 6

Rip Currents: Dangerous (wouldn't advise dipping today)

Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 201,100

Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,064

Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,003

Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95



Saturday, September 19, 2020

Last Weekend Of Summer


Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the midst of a windchill this morning as it feels like 45° when stepping outside.  Brrrrrr!!!  The winds are out of the N-NE at 18-25mph creating that chill.  Humidity's at an all time low at 59% with a dewpoint of 37°.  We're also under some major cloud cover at the moment and Ms Sun is up and trying her best to break through it all.  Expect some sunshine today but it'll be a mix of clouds and sun. Temps will get up into the mid-60s.  The N-NE winds aren't going anywhere anytime soon as they'll be ramped up throughout this last weekend of summer at 15-25mph.  Tonight... mainly clear skies with a low of 50° and N-NE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... lots of sunshine with temps in the mid-60s again and NE winds even stronger at 20-30mph.  Strap in and enjoy this last weekend of Summer!

High Tide: 9:40AM

Low Tide: 4:02PM

Sunrise: 6:44AM

Sunset: 7:03PM                                                                                                                                           

Ocean Temp:73°                                                                                                                                      

UV Index: 6 

Rip Current: Red Zone (safer to not enter the ocean; only swim near a lifeguard)                                          

Corona Virus Cases in NJ:200,639   /  Corona Virus Deaths in NJ:16,061                                          Corona Virus Cases in CMC:1005    /  Corona Virus Deaths in CMC:95  


Friday, September 18, 2020

"Good Year" - Happy Rosh Hashanah - Last Friday of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 67° in soggy Wildwood NJ this last Friday of summer.  Happy start to the Jewish New Year!  It rained beginning yesterday afternoon throughout the night and we're nicely watered.  It's not raining now but we're cloud covered with gray skies.  It's damp outside with breezes very light out of the North at 4-6mph.  The clouds look like they'll be staying checked in today.  There's a chance of rain before 10am.  Expect a cloudy day with temps just tapping 70°.  Those North winds are going to ramp up out at 10-15mph +gusting of 25mph and will switch to the N-NE.  Tonight... lots of cloud cover with temps dropping into the low-mid 50s and those N-NE winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun will be doing all she can to peek through the cloud cover with temps in the mid-60s and you guessed it... N-NE winds at 15-25mph.  Sunday... mostly sunny and still breezy.
High tide: 8:51AM and 9:07PM
Low tide: 3:12PM
Ocean temp: 74°
Sunrise: 6:44AM
Sunset: 7:04PM
UV Index: 5
Rip Currents: moderate risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 200,152
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,057
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 996
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Moon Thursday


Mornin'!  Blog's a bit late as I had to do some errands and it must be done very early in the morning to avoid the COVID crowd.  I'd much rather shop with no one 6 inches away from me.  Even with it being after Labor Day and island inhabitants normally becoming almost non-existent, my guess (and it's been my guess since the beginning of August) that anyone with no reason to return to their homes, are staying down the Shore.  It's much busier than normal here... thus, the COVID crowd.  We've still got to share with the extra people that are here in their second homes and of course those "off-season" vacationers.  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 79% with a dewpoint of 67°.  Breezes are out of the W-SW at 4-6mph.  It's hazy and partly cloudy.  Ms Sun's trying to shine through the haze.  I'm assuming it's that wildfire smoky haze we're still getting.  But, she's definitely trying to shine but will be giving up soon as the cloud cover will take over the skies this morning. There's a 50% chance of rain today.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 70s with S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... 90% chance of rain, temps in the mid-60s and S-SE winds shifting to the NE at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... more rain (80% chance) with clouds in the afternoon, temps tapping 70° and N-NE winds ramping up big time at 15-25mph +gusting.  We're going to be feeling the effects of Sally that's for sure.  The weekend... Saturday is partly sunny and very windy and Sunday is partly cloudy and windy.  Yep... it's probably Sally.  Oh... I almost forgot to mention that it's the New Moon today.  The Tides will be reacting to that moon just like it was the Full Moon and we're going to have much higher than normal tides.  With this upcoming rainfall... be cognizant of where you're driving and parking your vehicle.  I'm almost positive we're going to have Tidal flooding. 

High tide: 8:05AM and 8:19PM
Low tide: 2:21PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:43AM
Sunset: 7:04PM
UV Index: 4
Rip Currents: Moderate
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 199,583
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,054
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 989
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95                                                

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hump Day Haze


Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's hazy and after posting my blog yesterday, I found out that the haze we're having isn't  from the heat and humidity but from the California / Oregon / Washington fires.  It's clear with no clouds in the sky however, Ms Sun is in a heavy haze as she rises this morning.  Breezes are out of the SE at 2-4mph.  It'll be partly cloudy (hazy?) today with a high of 73° with breezes out of the S-SE at 5-10mph.  Tonight... clear (hazy?) with a few passing clouds and temps in the low-mid 60s with S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy, a high of 76° and Southerly breezes at 10-15mph. At this time, the weekend's looking cloudy and very windy. 
High Tide: 7:13AM and 7:31PM
Low Tide: 1:28PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:42AM
Sunset: 7:05PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Red Zone - Very High Risk and dangerous surf
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 199,193
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,043
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 989
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 95

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Much Cooler Weather / Partly Sunny / Partly Cloudy


Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  Our temps here haven't been in the 50s since the last week of May.  Since I left most of the windows opened last night, it's a wee-bit chilly in the house this morning.  There's no doubt that Autumn's giving us a sneak preview which is a week from today!  The humidity's 73% with a dewpoint of 47° and we're under cloud cover at the moment.  Winds are stiff... out of the N-NE at 16-22mph.  These morning clouds are supposed to break apart and allow Ms Sun through off and on today.  Expect partly sunny / partly cloudy conditions with temps barely tapping 70° and NE winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear to partly cloudy with temps heading into the upper 50s again.  Winds will have simmered down out of the East at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... almost a repeat of today with sun and clouds, much less in the wind department and warmer... mid-70s.  One thing I must mention is the rip currents.   There's an alert-warning posted as the surf is in the danger zone due to these currents.  Entering the surf is discouraged.  These currents are life-threatening and can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water holding their grasp.   Also, the "New Moon" is Thursday and you may notice the high tides are much higher than normal.  Be aware if in a low-lying area on the island.  The tide water does seep onto the streets... rain or shine.
High tides: 6:30AM and 6:43PM
Low tide: 12:36PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:41AM
Sunset: 7:09PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Dangerous Red Zone
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 198,757
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,034
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 975
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Monday, September 14, 2020

Lovely Summer Day And A Touch Of Autumn Tonight

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's at 93% with a dewpoint of 71°.  It's a bit sticky outside this morning. Breezes are light out of the North at 5-7mph.  It's cloudy with Ms Sun up and over the horizon but trying to shine through it all.  She'll eventually get through as it'll be a partly sunny day with temps tapping 80° as the humidity begins to drop down and by mid-day it'll be around 57%.  Winds will continue to be out of the North at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mainly clear, low of 57° with North winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... a much cooler day with a high of 69° and breezes out of the NE at 10-20mph. 
High tide: 5:50PM
Low tide: 11:42AM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:40AM
Sunset: 7:10PM
UV Index: 7-8
Rip Currents: High Risk (think twice before entering the surf)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 198,423
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,031
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 970
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday Mix of Sun and Clouds



Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 83% with a dewpoint of 64°. It's raining very lightly at the moment as we're under some cloud cover.  Theses rain clouds should move out providing us with a pretty decent day.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun with a high of 78°.  Light breezes are currently out of the E-SE and will switch from the SE at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.  Temps will drop to where they are now... upper 60s / low 70s with SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... rain showers (40% chance) early turning to a sunny late afternoon and a high of 80°.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday look 5-Star!
High tide: 4:51PM
Low tide: 10:46AM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:39AM
Sunset: 7:11PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Red Zone (dangerous conditions in regard to the ocean's current and don't go in if there's no lifeguards).
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 198,126
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,027
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 971
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Rip Roaring Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 70% with a dewpoint of 60°.  This morning's weather certainly has that Autumn feel to it.  Humidity's gone and it's breezy as hell... E-NE 18-22mph.  Ms Sun's up as she just broke through the morning cloud cover.  It's so nice to have her shining as it seems like it's been forever since sunshine was part of the seascape around here.  We're going to have a mix of clouds and sun today with gusty winds (E-NE 20-30mph) higher wind gusts are possible.  Temps will be in the low-70s.  Tonight... 20% chance of precipitation with partly to mostly cloudy skies.  Low of 66° with stiff winds out of the East at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy early turning to partly cloudy with temps in the upper 70s and winds out of the E-SE at 5-10mph.  It's "Biker Weekend" which has been cancelled.  No permits were issued by the City for the usual biker stuff... food vendors, biker tents, outdoor entertainment venues etc., but the Bikers came and infiltrated anyway.  I guess Wildwood wouldn't been the same the weekend after Labor Day without Harleys roaring loudly throughout the island. 
High tide: 3:48PM
Low tide: 9:45AM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:38AM
Sunset: 7:13PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: High (high risk means dangerous and potentially life threatening conditions exist in the surf).  Don't go in!
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 197,677
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,023
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 962
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Friday, September 11, 2020

It's 9/11 Anniversary! It's Our Daughter's Wedding Anniversary! It's Our Wedding Anniversary!


Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 95% with a dewpoint of 73°.  It's muggy and heavy with damp, humid air this morning.  Breezes are out of the North at 5-7mph.  We will see the sun today!  Expect cloud cover early followed by partly cloudy skies.  Gusty winds are checking in for a couple of days.  Today's will be out of the NE at 20-30mph.  Temps will rise into the upper 70s with a stray shower or thunderstorm possible (20% chance).  Tonight... 10% chance of precipitation with a few clouds, low of 66° and E-NE winds at 20-25mph.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy, windy (E-NE winds at 20-30mph), and temps in the low-mid 70s.  Sunday... partly cloudy, 80° and less winds.
High tide: 2:46PM
Low tide: 8:34PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:38AM
Sunset: 7:14PM
UV Index: 5-6
Rip Currents: Moderate
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 197,203
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,014
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 956
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Looking Gray and Wet Today

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 99% with a dewpoint of 74°.  It's raining lightly as Ms Sun's crossing the horizon doing her best to break through the clouds at the horizon (there is a break in the morning clouds right at the horizon and it's a sight to see). Breezes are out of the E-SE at 7-9mph.  It's thick and heavy outside with humidity and damp, aromatic (marshy) fragrance in the air.  Expect a wet day with 80% chance of rain and thunderstorms today.  There's a potential for heavy rainfall today.  That also means potential for tidal flooding on the island.  Be aware of low-lying areas prone to flooding and where you park your vehicle.  Temps will be in the upper 70s with very high humidity.  Breezes will be out of the SE at 5-10mph.  Tonight... more rain on tap (80% chance) with a low of 74° and SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... 60% chance of rain with N-NE winds checking in at 20-30mph.  The weekend's still looking "eh" with Saturday now being partly cloudy and very windy as Sunday's got some rain in its forecast.  I feel sorry for those here on this not-so-nice week and the start to the "shoulder season" in the Wildwoods.                         
High Tide: 1:50PM
Low Tide: 7:21AM and 8:49PM
Ocean Temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:37AM
Sunset: 7:15PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 196,779
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,009
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 953
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 95

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Gray Stretch Ahead

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 88% with a dewpoint of 72°.  We're under thick cloud cover and it's spitting rain.  Breezes are out of the E-NE at 9-12mph.  Expect a "wet one" today as there's an 80% chance of rain throughout the day with scattered thunderstorms and rain showers.  Temps will barely tap 80° with a humidity of 90+%.  Winds will be out of the E-NE at 10-20mph.  Tonight... cloud cover with 60% chance of scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms.  East winds will be at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... almost a repeat of today but with a "50%" chance of what its doing today.  As for this upcoming weekend... not so nice as Saturday looks gray and windy and Sunday looks gray and wet.
High tide: 1:01PM
Low tide: 6:28AM and 7:37PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:36AM
Sunset: 7:17PM
UV Index: 2
Rip Currents: Moderate risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 196,450
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,996
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 951
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Jewel Is Sparkling Again

Mornin'!  It's 75° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  Blog's a bit late this morning but what a beautiful start to the day it is!  Humidity's 81% with a dewpoint of 69° and breezes out of the East at 8-10mph.  We've had "The Jewel" showing its lovely face recently and today will be no exception.  September has the most lovely weather days.  It'll be sunny to partly cloudy today with temps in the upper 70s and E-NE breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clouds take over as scattered thunderstorms and rain showers will be developing (40% chance and mostly near or after midnight).  Tonight's temps... low 70s with E-NE breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... a mostly gray day with 60% chance of scattered showers and/or thunderstorms.  High of 78°.  The next nice day might be Saturday.  Get out there and enjoy today!
High tide: 12:18PM
Low tide: 6:37PM
Ocean temp: 76°
UV Index: 7-8
Rip Currents: Moderate Risk (strong undertow)
Sunrise: 6:35AM
Sunset: 7:20PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 196,173
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,991
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 946
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day 2020

Labor Day Weekend - 2015
Mornin'!  Happy Labor Day!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 70% with a dewpoint of 59°.  Ms Sun's up over the horizon and breezes are out of the SE at 3-5mph.  It's perfection in the weather department.  Seems like loads of folk are still hanging onto the last of the beautiful weather days on the island as vehicles are still jammed packed everywhere in my neighborhood. They have another beauty on tap as it'll be sunny and warm with temps in the upper 70s with SE breezes at 6-9mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, upper 60s and SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny/partly cloudy with temps in the mid-upper 70s and E-NE breezes at 5-10mph.
High tide: 11:39AM
Low tide: 5:52PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:34AM
Sunset: 7:21PM
UV Index: 7-8
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 195,841
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,989
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 940
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Labor Day Sunday

Not My Photo - Yesterday's Trump's Wildwood Flotilla Boat Parade
(the only word I've got for this is "VOTE")
Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 79% with a dewpoint of 59°.  Breezes are out of the West at 2-3mph.  We're coming off low-tide and the mucky, fishy aromas are heavy in the still, cool air.  The weather's perfect this early morning down the Shore.  The seagulls can vouch for me as they're everywhere showing their pleasure by laughing and squawking.  It'll be a lovely day with plentiful sunshine, temps in the upper 70s (maybe tapping 80°) with Southerly breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the upper 60s and SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... a repeat of today with more perfection.
High tide: 11:01AM
Low tide: 5:13PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:33AM
Sunset: 7:23PM
UV Index: 7-8
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 195,530
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,985
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 937
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 95

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

Mornin'!  It's the "Last Hurrah" weekend.  Happy Labor Day Weekend!  And, it's one of those perfect weather weekends.  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 68% with a dewpoint of 57°.  Breezes are cool and luxurious out of the North at 15-20mph... need I say "a tad chilly"?  It's an amazing morning down the Shore.  There's no doubt that Autumn air is in this morning's seabreeze... 17 more days officially until Fall.  It'll be a fantastic holiday weather weekend with sunshine and refreshing, cooler, less-humid air.  Today is full of sunny skies, temps in the upper 70s with NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear skies, temps in the mid-upper 60s and Winds light and variable.  Tomorrow... sunny, temps just about tapping 80° with SE winds at 5-10mph.  Monday... sunny, temps in the upper 70s and refreshing breezes out of the SE.
High tide: 10:23AM
Low tide: 4:36PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:32AM
Sunset: 7:24PM
UV Index: 8-9
Rip Currents: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 195,205
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,978
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 928
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Friday, September 4, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Celebration Has Begun

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  We had a nice heavy rain last night (actually it was a crazy thunderstorm with many, many lightning strikes).  Everything's watered and soaking wet this morning including the air.   Humidity's 92% with a dewpoint of 73°.  Breezes are barely there out of the NW at 4-6mph.  Ms Sun's shining over the horizon.   It's a perfect morning down the shore.  The neighborhood has begun to fill up as there are vehicles parked as far as the eye can see.  And, we're not even close to being crammed in yet.  It's coming as it's the last hurrah for the 2020 season as most seasonal rentals end Labor Day.  For this Labor Day's weekend weather it'll begin today with lots of sunshine, lower humidity, temps in the mid-upper 80s, and W-NW winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the upper60s/low70s with W-SW winds at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same with lower temps and humidity and plenty of sunshine.  Sunday and Monday... same.
High tide: 9:46AM
Low tide: 3:59PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:31AM
Sunset: 7:25PM
UV Index: 8
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 194,756
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,971
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 920
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Last of the Friday Beach Tips and Beach Etiquette...
 ~Think "mask".  When walking the streets and beach paths, it can be very close quarters in some areas and it's necessary to wear a mask.  I've noticed when it comes to traversing to and from the beach, rarely are masks worn.
 ~Give that 6' of space when deciding on that perfect beach campsite.  That means 6' completely surrounding "your site", not just on one side of 6' with 3' on all the other sides.
 ~Suggestions for the beach... bottle of water, I pack a small spray bottle of water for you never know what, a hat, footwear, sunblock, a towel, insect repellent, first aid kit, shade (umbrella or sand chair w/canopy), phone, something to read, binoculars are fun, something to eat and drink, a small trash bag to collect any trash you may have.
 ~Phone Use... more often than not (I'm not sure why) beach folk actually get up from their encampment to talk on the phone.  I've seen them encroach and linger at others campsites while talking loudly on their phones.  I still don't understand why this phenomenon happens.  I'm assuming they don't want their immediate party to be disturbed by their conversation on the phone.  Guess what?  No one wants to hear your call... take it somewhere else!
 ~Let's talk "music"... no one wants to hear your music.  Many self-proclaimed disc jockeys come to the beach thinking we all want to hear their playlists.  Not true.  Pack headphones or at least keep the volume down on your music so that just you and your party can enjoy it.
 ~Winds... learn the wind direction and wind speed if possible.  I always post it on my blog.  When traversing the beach (hopefully with footwear) be aware of the winds as you walk. If you have sandals and/or flip flops on, rest assured they are producing sand that is blowing right behind you and onto the folks you're walking by.  When planting your umbrella, you may have to take extra steps to secure it on a windy day... use a sand (screw) grabber and/or bungee cord.  It's pretty amazing how insecure some umbrellas can be as the wind lifts and launches them directly to unknowing folks never expecting to be impaled.  Also, shaking towels, blankets etc. away from anyone sitting or laying right near you as your shaken sand may blow directly onto someone's face or sandwich.  Oh... "West" winds always seem to bring the green head biting flies.  If your planned beach day mentions "west winds" prepare with some insect repellent and know that West winds bring the warm, land breeze and make for not quite as refreshing day as you would imagine.
 ~Note the times of the Tides if heading to the beach so you know where to place that chair and umbrella.  You can always check with the lifeguard once there.  If the tide is at its highest when you arrive, you can plant your spot right at the waters edge as the tide will only retreat the entire day leaving a nice large beach before as the tide diminishes.  After 6 hours, the tide will begin to turn in the other direction.
 ~Beaches are "No Smoking" or "Designated Smoking Areas" but you can no longer sit at your campsite and smoke.
 ~No dogs on the beach from May until October.  The Wildwoods have a couple terrific dog parks. 2400 block of the beach and 3000 block of the beach.
 ~Trash... there are trash and recycle containers everywhere.  Never leave trash on the beach.  Better yet... pick up any that you see whether it's yours or not.
 ~Children... teach your children beach etiquette.  Most important... teach them awareness of where your campsite is... mark it with a flag if need be or sit near a flag familiar to them so they can find you when distracted or absorbed in play (the beach especially at the water's edge does get crowded and intense at times), if lost... explain that they should always go to a lifeguard for help.  Throwing sand, kicking up sand and running near others, feeding seagulls is a no-no, and all the other normal "pointers for children" should be explained.
 ~Seagulls... aka: beach vultures have been known to create a bit of havoc on a lovely beach day.  Feeding gulls is a big no-no.  Eat and snack smartly.  Using hands to express oneself while holding your sandwich for a swooping seagull is something you see at least once every beach visit.  Eat under an umbrella or canopy sand-chair as these birds know our eating habits and are just waiting to grab what they can. They will effortlessly pluck your lunch right out of your animated hand.  However, most of the time they'll drop it since it's a kaiser roll and a bit heavy.  Within seconds, every seagull within a 6 block radius will be right at your blanket fighting for dibs at your lunch.  And, seagulls know chip bags so if you're in the water and didn't quite bury your chip bag down into your beach bag, they'll walk onto your blanket and pluck that chip bag right off the top of your beach bag to share with all their seagull buddies. I've seen it many times.
 ~Playing ball, Frisbee, horseshoes, corn hole, spike-ball, kite-flying etc. is best done at the back of the beach (dune side) or other designated areas for active beach games and is not appropriate right next to people trying to enjoy their day at the beach.
 ~Always observe and follow beach postings..."closed", "strong rip currents", "surfing only", "no dogs" etc.
 ~Courtesy is key.  Be kind to one another.  Oh... and keep the profanity at home.  Let's all be happy while enjoying that lovely beach of ours.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Thursday Mix Of Clouds And Sun

Mornin'!  It's 76° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining in the cloudless sky!  Breezes are light out of the W-NW at 6-8mph.  Humidity's up at 87% with a dewpoint of 74° and it's warm and summery down the shore.  Expect a mostly sunny day with some light, hazy cloud cover in the mix.  A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible (20% chance).  Temps will be in the mid-80s with W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... thick cloud cover checks in with 80% chance of rain (possibly thunderstorms) but changing to mainly clear skies after midnight.  Tonight's temps... 74° with SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny with a high of 85°.  The holiday weekend... still 5-Star with plenty of sunshine, lower temps and humidity along with calm breezes.
High tide: 9:08AM
Low tide: 3:20PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:30AM
Sunset: 7:27PM
Moonrise: 8:33PM
UV Index: 8
Rip Currents: Moderate
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 194,378
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,964
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 920
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Full Moon Hump Day!

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 96% with a dewpoint of 73°.  Breezes are barely there out of the S-SE at 2-4mph. We're surrounded by fog (at the beach) and cloud cover surrounding us as Ms Sun has risen brightly without any cloud hurdles right at the horizon.  She has her work cut out for her as she continues to rise and shine through all the remaining clouds. We're supposed to have this fog and cloud cover early, followed by partial clearing as it'll be a partly sunny day. Temps will get into the low-80s with South winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... thick clouds return and take over with the possibility of scattered thunderstorms and/or rain showers.  Some storms could be strong with gusty winds.  Temps will be where they are now... mid-70s with SW winds.  Chance of rain tonight... 50%.  Tomorrow... like today, beginning with clouds, sunny early, then rain and storms scattered throughout the day.  Chance of rain 40%.  At this time, the weekend's looking 5-star.  It's the Full Moon today so the Tides will be much higher than normal.  Be aware of the high tide times and especially where you park your vehicle.  Try and avoid those low-lying areas on the island.
High Tide: 8:29AM and 8:43PM
Low Tide: 2:39PM
Ocean Temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:29AM
Sunset: 7:30PM
Moonrise: 8:08PM
UV Index: 8
Rip Current: Moderate Risk (strong undertow: swim near lifeguards only)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 194,070
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,950
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 915
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 94

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Welcome September!

Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  September's arrived!  Welcome! I can hear Neil Diamond as I type this lovely September morn!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 81% with a dewpoint of 68°.  We're currently under cloud cover with breezes out of the E-SE at 8-11mph.  It looks like we're going to have a mostly cloudy morning, a partly cloudy afternoon and a partly cloudy evening.  There's 20% chance of rain in today's forecast.  Temps will be around 78° with Easterly breezes at 9-11mph throughout today and tonight.  Tonight... partly cloudy with increasing clouds overnight and the possibility of some fog.  Temps will be in the low-70s with East winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... much like today with mostly cloudy skies, a 20% chance of rain, high of 81° and Southerly breezes at 10-20mph.  Just a reminder... the Full Moon is tomorrow.  We may miss it with the cloud cover tonight and throughout the remainder of the week but it still is pulling on the tides.  We'll probably see much higher than normal tides so be aware of low-lying areas on the island that flood waters could seep into.  And, just an fyi... those waters are salty and corrosive and not at all kind to the undercarriage of your vehicle.
High tide: 7:49AM and 8:03PM
Low tide: 1:56PM
Ocean temp: 77°
Sunrise: 6:29AM
Sunset: 7:31PM
Moonrise: 7:40PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: moderate (swim only near a lifeguard)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 193,740
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,945
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 912
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 94

Monday, August 31, 2020

See Ya August!

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ this last day of August.  Humidity's 80% with a dewpoint of 60° and breezes out of the E-NE at 5-7mph.  Ms Sun's up and making her way through the clouds along the horizon as the sky is stunning and looking like a beautiful, colorful, magical seascape. Talk about a lovely morning!  It's cool and still and just about perfect in my opinion.  This morning's sunshine will give way to cloud cover by lunch time as temps reach the upper 70s.  Winds will pick up too out of the E-SE at 10-15mph.  By this evening, there's a 50% chance of rain with temps dropping down to around 70° and those E-SE winds still checked in at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... 50% chance of showers in the morning as skies clear by the afternoon.  Winds will be picking up even more tomorrow... Easterly at 10-20mph.  Who knows what August 2021 brings?  Hopefully a brand new day with lots of good health, happiness and less worry!  Until next year... see ya on the other side August!
High tide: 7:04AM and 7:22PM
Low tide: 1:10PM
Ocean temp: 77°
Sunrise: 6:28AM
Sunset: 7:32PM
UV Index: 3
Rip Currents: Moderate (watch the undertow and swim near a lifeguard)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 193,391
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,937
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 905
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 94

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunny Sunday - National Beach Day

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's down at 69% with a dewpoint of 59°.  Breezes are out of the NW at 9-11mph.  It's cool and refreshing outside and has that Autumn feel to it.  Ms Sun's on her way any moment as dawn is clear and bright.  Expect a lovely day down the Shore.  It'll be sunny to partly cloudy with a high of 80°.   NW winds are staying checked in throughout the day at 10-20mph (pack a bungee cord).  Tonight... a few passing clouds with temps in the upper 60s and North winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... a mix of clouds and sun early becoming cloudy later in the day.  High of 79° with E-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Happy Beach Day today!
High tide: 6:15AM and 6:35PM
Low tide: 2:21PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:27AM
Sunset: 7:33PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 193,100
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,933
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 901
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 94

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Remnants Of Laura This Last Weekend Of August

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 92% with a dewpoint of 72°.  We're cloudy and heavy and wet but it's not raining at the moment.  We've had lots of thunder and lightning and rain overnight but at the moment... just wet surfaces and misty conditions blowing off the ocean.  Winds are wild out of the SW at 15-25mph+gusting.  Yesterday, we did some prep and hunkered down and removed hanging plants, secured the garden with fresh ties and yesterday removed hanging questionable branches from our trees.  Remants of destructive Laura are passing through today with stormy conditions.  We may see a few severe windy storms along with very heavy downpours.  Expect tidal flooding.  There is a Full Moon this coming Wednesday and the tides will be a bit higher than normal.  Be aware of street flooding during high tide times and don't drive through the salty, corrosive waters.  Winds will be out of the SW at 15-25+gusting throughout the day and night and even into tomorrow.  There's a 90% chance of rain today as temps get into the low-mid 80s.  Tonight... 20% chance of precipitation as we will have a partly cloudy evening.  Clear skies come on the overnight.  Temps will drop into the upper 60s / low 70s with W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... clear skies (some afternoon clouds) with temps in the low-80s and W-NW winds at 10-20mph.
High tides: 5:17AM and 5:43PM
Low tides: 11:29AM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:26AM
Sunset: 7:34PM
UV Index: 2
Rip Currents: moderate risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 192,751
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,930
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 901
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 94

Friday, August 28, 2020

Mix Of Sun And Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 76% with a 70° dewpoint.  Breezes are out of the W-NW at 8-10mph.  We're under clear starlit skies as Ms Sun's due up in about an hour.  There's a lot of that briny, salty aroma in the warm darkness.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun this morning as more clouds filter in this afternoon.  There's a 20% chance of a shower and/or thunderstorm today (as usual... probably later this afternoon). We had some thunder and lightning late last night as we received a nice, quick watering before turning in.  Today's temps will be in the mid-upper 80s with West winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... 50% chance of rain with temps in the low-mid 70s and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mainly cloudy, 80% chance of rain as the remaining remnants of Laura will be hitting our coast with temps in the low-80s and SW winds at 10-20mph +gusting.  Sunday's still looking sunny with a high of 80° but very windy. If heading to the beach today... keep your eye on the sky as well as on your insect repellent sticking out of your beach bag as those West winds are still checked in!
High tide: 4:44PM
Low tide: 10:33AM
Ocean temp: 77°
Sunrise: 6:25AM
Sunset: 7:34PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Current: Low Risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 192,393
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,921
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 895
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 92

Friday Beach Tips and Beach Etiquette...
 ~Think "mask".  When walking the streets and beach paths, it can be very close quarters in some areas and it's necessary to wear a mask.  I've noticed when it comes to traversing to and from the beach, rarely are masks worn.
 ~Give that 6' of space when deciding on that perfect beach campsite.  That means 6' completely surrounding "your site", not just on one side of 6' with 3' on all the other sides.
 ~Suggestions for the beach... bottle of water, I pack a small spray bottle of water for you never know what, a hat, footwear, sunblock, a towel, insect repellent, first aid kit, shade (umbrella or sand chair w/canopy), phone, something to read, binoculars are fun, something to eat and drink, a small trash bag to collect any trash you may have.
 ~Phone Use... more often than not (I'm not sure why) beach folk actually get up from their encampment to talk on the phone.  I've seen them encroach and linger at others campsites while talking loudly on their phones.  I still don't understand why this phenomenon happens.  I'm assuming they don't want their immediate party to be disturbed by their conversation on the phone.  Guess what?  No one wants to hear your call... take it somewhere else!
 ~Let's talk "music"... no one wants to hear your music.  Many self-proclaimed disc jockeys come to the beach thinking we all want to hear their playlists.  Not true.  Pack headphones or at least keep the volume down on your music so that just you and your party can enjoy it.
 ~Winds... learn the wind direction and wind speed if possible.  I always post it on my blog.  When traversing the beach (hopefully with footwear) be aware of the winds as you walk. If you have sandals and/or flip flops on, rest assured they are producing sand that is blowing right behind you and onto the folks you're walking by.  When planting your umbrella, you may have to take extra steps to secure it on a windy day... use a sand (screw) grabber and/or bungee cord.  It's pretty amazing how insecure some umbrellas can be as the wind lifts and launches them directly to unknowing folks never expecting to be impaled.  Also, shaking towels, blankets etc. away from anyone sitting or laying right near you as your shaken sand may blow directly onto someone's face or sandwich.  Oh... "West" winds always seem to bring the green head biting flies.  If your planned beach day mentions "west winds" prepare with some insect repellent and know that West winds bring the warm, land breeze and make for not quite as refreshing day as you would imagine.
 ~Note the times of the Tides if heading to the beach so you know where to place that chair and umbrella.  You can always check with the lifeguard once there.  If the tide is at its highest when you arrive, you can plant your spot right at the waters edge as the tide will only retreat the entire day leaving a nice large beach before as the tide diminishes.  After 6 hours, the tide will begin to turn in the other direction.
 ~Beaches are "No Smoking" or "Designated Smoking Areas" but you can no longer sit at your campsite and smoke.
 ~No dogs on the beach from May until October.  The Wildwoods have a couple terrific dog parks. 2400 block of the beach and 3000 block of the beach.
 ~Trash... there are trash and recycle containers everywhere.  Never leave trash on the beach.  Better yet... pick up any that you see whether it's yours or not.
 ~Children... teach your children beach etiquette.  Most important... teach them awareness of where your campsite is... mark it with a flag if need be or sit near a flag familiar to them so they can find you when distracted or absorbed in play (the beach especially at the water's edge does get crowded and intense at times), if lost... explain that they should always go to a lifeguard for help.  Throwing sand, kicking up sand and running near others, feeding seagulls is a no-no, and all the other normal "pointers for children" should be explained.
 ~Seagulls... aka: beach vultures have been known to create a bit of havoc on a lovely beach day.  Feeding gulls is a big no-no.  Eat and snack smartly.  Using hands to express oneself while holding your sandwich for a swooping seagull is something you see at least once every beach visit.  Eat under an umbrella or canopy sand-chair as these birds know our eating habits and are just waiting to grab what they can. They will effortlessly pluck your lunch right out of your animated hand.  However, most of the time they'll drop it since it's a kaiser roll and a bit heavy.  Within seconds, every seagull within a 6 block radius will be right at your blanket fighting for dibs at your lunch.  And, seagulls know chip bags so if you're in the water and didn't quite bury your chip bag down into your beach bag, they'll walk onto your blanket and pluck that chip bag right off the top of your beach bag to share with all their seagull buddies. I've seen it many times.
 ~Playing ball, Frisbee, horseshoes, corn hole, spike-ball, kite-flying etc. is best done at the back of the beach (dune side) or other designated areas for active beach games and is not appropriate right next to people trying to enjoy their day at the beach.
 ~Always observe and follow beach postings..."closed", "strong rip currents", "surfing only", "no dogs" etc.
 ~Courtesy is key.  Be kind to one another.  Oh... and keep the profanity at home.  Let's all be happy while enjoying that lovely beach of ours.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Sunny, Breezy Thursday

Holly Beach Park - Wildwood
Mornin'!  It's 77° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 71% with a dewpoint of 61°.  Winds are out of the W-SW at 10-15mph.  We've got some cloud cover but Ms Sun is up and doing whatever she can to shine on through!  It's looking like a partly sunny, hazy day with a stray shower or thunderstorm possible (20% chance).  It'll be warm today with a high near 90° and West winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy with temps around where they are now... mid-70s and West winds at 10-20mph.   Tomorrow... intervals of sun and clouds with a high of 87° and West winds at 10-15mph.  Don't forget about those "West" winds... they bring the biting greenhead flies.  Keep that insect repellent in your beach bag. I visited the beach yesterday with West winds and those flies were on the attack!  Speaking of "attack"... Hurricane Laura has hit the south coast in the Gulf making landfall in Lake Charles Louisiana at record power... 150mph winds when it came ashore!  She's one of the most powerful storms hitting our shores in recorded history!  Prayers for all those in its path!   Oh... I almost forgot, the weekend's still holding at Saturday being "wet" and Sunday being sunny albeit breezy.
High tide: 3:42PM
Low tide: 9:31AM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:24AM
Sunset: 7:38PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 192,086
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,914
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 893
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 92

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A Perfectly Lovely National Dog Day

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 68% with a dewpoint of 60°.  Winds are out of the N-NW at 4-6mph.  It's amazing weather at the moment here down the Shore!  Just perfecto!  Last night's thunderstorm (we only got a few sprinkles of rain) brought this amazing coolness which we're going to enjoy today.  Expect plentiful sunshine.  Temps tapping 80° with NW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mainly clear, low of 74° and W-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... heating up again as temps go into the low-90s with W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  At this time, the weekend's looking 50-50 with Sunday looking like the nicer (sunny) of the two days.  Saturday looks like a possibility of a rainy day (60% chance).   Hurricane Laura is still heading through the Gulf of Mexico and while gaining strength and momentum has intentions of landing on the Texas and Louisiana coasts tonight.  Prayers still being said for all those folks.  God bless.
High tide: 2:41PM
Low tide: 8:24AM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:23AM
Sunset: 7:39PM
UV Index: 8
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 191,850
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,953
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 888
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 91
Our "Freddy"





Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Stiff West Winds Today

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's shining along with breezes out of the West at 10-12mph.  Humidity's up this morning at 85% with a dewpoint of 73° and it's feeling warm and muggy.  But, it's a perfectly lovely summer morning down the shore.  How can it not be with that marshy aroma hitting you the moment you step on the back porch.  Expect a sunny day with some clouds in the mix.  A stray shower is usually in the mix too with this heat buildup and humidity (20% chance).  Temps are headed to the upper 80s-low 90s with West winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... partly clear / partly cloudy with 20% chance of a shower.  Temps heading back down into the low-70s with NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... more sunshine, low-80s and NW breezes.  Today's West Winds warrant insect repellent if heading to the beach as the biting flies will be waiting for you (don't forget to pack it in your beach bag).  And, pack something to secure those umbrellas... bungee, and/ or sand grabber as the umbrellas will be flying today!  As for those hurricanes down South... Marco petered out being a tropical storm but not Laura as she's directed  full steam ahead through the Gulf to the upper Texas and Louisiana Coasts as a major Hurricane.  She could even produce flooding into Arkansas and Missouri. Thoughts and prayers for those down South.
High tide: 1:43PM
Low tide: 7:18AM and 8:12PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:22AM
Sunset: 7:40PM
UV Index: 8-9 (high)
Rip Currents: Moderate (swim near a lifeguard as the ocean will be pulling you big time)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 191,548
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,946
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 887
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 91

Monday, August 24, 2020

Decent (partly cloudy Monday

Mornin'!  It's 77° in sunny, humid, Wildwood NJ.  Humitidy's 89% with a dewpoint of 74°.  Breezes are light out of the W-SW at 6-8mph.  It'll be a partly cloudy day as the clouds will be filtering in later this morning.  There's a 20% chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm.  Late yesterday, the black, ominous clouds surrounded us, but stayed on the mainland and north of us.  We didn't receive a drop of precipitation except for humidity.  Temps today will be in the mid-upper 80s with W-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mainly clear skies, temps in the mid-70s and W-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mainly sunny, a tad warmer (upper 80s) and a bit stiffer winds out of the green-head biting West winds at 10-20mph.  Those tropical storms in the South entering the Gulf are still doing their thing.  One is almost a hurricane (Laura) and neither she or Marco (Tropical storm)
has hit land yet. 
High tide: 12:47PM
Low tide: 6:22AM and 7:04PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:21AM
Sunset: 7:42PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 191,323
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,946
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 884
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 91

Sunday, August 23, 2020

A Repeat Of Yesterday

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 89% with a dewpoint of 73°.  It's still with barely a breeze out of the SW at 3-5mph.  It's cloudy and hazy, feeling warm and sticky.  Expect a hot and humid, beautiful summer day but with periods of cloud cover along with partly sunny conditions, temps in the low-80s (feeling like 90° with the humidity).  There's a 30% chance of stray shower.  Breezes will be out of the South at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy as clouds thicken overnight.  Low of 74° and high humidity (85%) and SW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... a warm one with a mix of clouds and sunshine with a stray shower or thunderstorm possible (20% chance) in the afternoon and a high of 85° but feeling like the low-90s.  Keeping a watch of these next two storms entering our Gulf Coast next week... tropical storms Marco and Laura.  Marco has its sights on the Louisiana coast as Laura is staring down on the Florida coast and the Keys. Thoughts and prayers for those in their paths.  Never before have two hurricanes been in the Gulf Coast at the same time but these storms are not hurricanes yet.
High Tide: 11:51AM
Low Tide: 6:03PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:21AM
Sunset: 7:43PM
UV Index: 8
Rip Currents: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 191,175
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,943
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 880
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 91

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Not Your Ideal Beach Day

Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  It's spitting (raining very lighty) with humidity at 82% and a dewpoint of 72°.  We're under cloud cover with lots of moisture in the air.  Breezes are light out of the SW at 4-6mph.  It'll be a gray Saturday with 60% chance of scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms this morning.  Cloudy skies also this afternoon with 30% chance of rain.  Temps will just about tap 80° with S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with 20% chance of precipitation.  We just might see Ms Sun as she sets as a couple forecasts are predicting these clouds will begin to thin and clear out by this evening.  Tonight's temps... low 70s with S-SW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny with 20% chance of precipitation and a high of 83°.  Winds will continue to be out of the S-SW at 5-10mph.
High tide: 10:59AM
Low tide: 5:09PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:20AM
Sunset: 7:44PM
Rip Currents: low risk
UV Index: 6
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 190,646
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,941
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 873
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 91

Friday, August 21, 2020

Sunny Start - Cloudy Ending

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly.  Winds are barely there... W-SW at 1-3mph.  Humidity's 81% with a dewpoint of 63°.  It's another lovely start to the day!  Once again, the island birds are displaying their joy.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun this morning giving way to cloudy skies by this afternoon.  Temps will be tapping 80° with S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy with 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms developing late.  Temps will drop into the low-70s with SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... 40% chance of scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms at least until the afternoon.  Sunday... partly cloudy with 20% chance of scattered rain showers with high of 80°.
High tide: 10:05AM
Low tide: 4:19PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:19AM
Sunset: 7:45PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 190,356
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,932
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 869
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 90

Friday Beach Tips and Beach Etiquette...
 ~Think "mask".  When walking the streets and beach paths, it can be very close quarters in some areas and it's necessary to wear a mask.  I've noticed when it comes to traversing to and from the beach, rarely are masks worn.
 ~Give that 6' of space when deciding on that perfect beach campsite.  That means 6' completely surrounding that beach encampment, not just on one side with 3' on the other sides.
 ~Suggestions for the beach bag... bottle of water, I pack a small spray bottle of water for you never know what, a hat, footwear, sunblock, insect repellent, first aid kit, shade (umbrella or sand chair w/canopy), phone, something to read, something to eat and drink, a small trash bag to collect any trash you may have.
 ~Phone Use... more often than not (I'm not sure why) but beach folk actually get up from their encampment to talk on the phone.  I've seen them encroach and linger at others campsites while talking loudly on their phones.  I still don't understand why this phenomenon happens.
 ~Let's talk "music"... no one wants to hear your music.  Many self-proclaimed disc jockeys come to the beach thinking we all want to hear their playlists.  Not true.  Pack headphones or at least keep the volume down on your music so that just you and your party can enjoy it.
 ~Winds... learn the wind direction and wind speed if possible.  I always post it on my blog.  When traversing the beach (hopefully with footwear) be aware of the winds as you walk. If you have sandals and/or flip flops on, that flipped up sand is blowing right onto the folks you're walking by.  When planting your umbrella, you may have to take extra steps to secure it... use a sand (screw) grabber and/or bungee cord.  It's pretty amazing how insecure some umbrellas can be as the wind picks then up and launches them directly to unknowing folks never expected to be impaled.  Also, shaking towells, blankets etc. should be shaken away from anyone sitting or laying right near you as your sand may blow onto someone's face or sandwich.  Oh... "West" winds always bring the green head biting flies.  If your planned beach day says "west winds" prepare with some insect repellent.
 ~Note the times of the Tides if heading to the beach.  You can always check with the lifeguard once there.  If the tides is at its highest, you can sit right at the waters edge as the tide will retreat the entire day leaving a huge flat, hard beach behind.  You can literally sit there and watch the beach grow.  After 6 hours, the tides begin to turn.
 ~Beaches are "No Smoking" or "Designated Smoking Areas" but you can no longer sit at your campsite and smoke.
 ~No dogs on the beach from May until October.  The Wildwoods have a couple terrific dog parks. 2400 block of the beach and 3000 block of the beach.
 ~Trash... there are trash and recycle containers everywhere.  Never leave trash on the beach.  Better yet... pick up any that you see whether it's yours or not.
 ~Children... teach your children beach etiquette.  Always aware of where your campsite is (mark it with a flag if need be), go to a lifeguard if lost, throwing sand, kicking up sand and running near others, feeding seagulls is a no-no, and all the other normal "pointers for children" should be reviewed at least once.
 ~Seagulls... aka: beach vultures have been known to create a bit of havoc on a lovely beach day.  Feeding gulls is a big no-no.  Eat and snack smartly.  Using hands to express oneself while holding your sandwich for a swooping seagull is something you see at least once every beach visit.  Eat under an umbrella or canopy sand-chair as these birds know our eating habits and are just waiting to grab what they can. They will effortlessly pluck your lunch right out of your hand.  However, most of the time they'll drop it since it's a kaiser roll and a bit heavy.  Within seconds, every seagull within a 6 block radius will be right at your blanket fighting for dibs at your lunch.  And, seagulls know chip bags and if you're in the water and didn't quite bury your chip bag down into your beach bag, they'll walk onto your blanket and pluck that chip bag right off the top of your beach bag to share with all their seagull buddies. I've seen it many times.
 ~Playing ball, Frisbee, horseshoes, corn hole, spike-ball, kite-flying etc. is best done at the back of the beach (dune side) or other designated areas for active beach games.  Not appropriate or allowed next to a beach full of people trying to enjoy a beach day.
 ~Always observe and follow beach postings..."closed", "strong rip currents", "surfing only" etc.
 ~Courtesy is key.  Be kind to one another.  Let's all be safe and happy while enjoy that lovely beach of ours.


Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lovely Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got some light fog laying over the island this morning.  Breezes are light out of the N-NE at 5-8mph.  Ms Sun's up (she just rose about 10 minutes ago) and is breaking through some leftover horizon clouds and fog.  It's quiet except for the birds that seem to be everywhere making their presence known.  The salty aroma in the cool air is stealing the show.  It's a lovely morning.  It'll be a lovely day.  Expect sunshine and a few clouds.  Temps will be in the mid-70s with E-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps down to where they are now... upper 60s and SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy in the morning giving way to a mostly cloudy afternoon. There's a 20% chance of rain.  The weekend's still looking like Saturday will be mostly cloudy and Sunday will be partly cloudy with temps just about be tapping 80°.
High tide: 9:16AM
Low tide: 3:29PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:18AM
Sunset: 7:47PM
UV Index: High
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 190,256
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,926
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 864
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 90

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

A Little Sunshine / A Little Gray Sky / A Little Rain / Perhaps A Nice Sunset

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 82% with a dewpoint of 69°.  It's sunny with barely any breezes to note (W-SW 2-3mph).  There's a storm system headed our way from across the Delaware Bay as I type.  Expect somewhat of a gray day as rain/storm clouds will begin to roll on through this morning (60% chance of rain this morning / afternoon).  I just checked the "webcams" on my blog and clicked on the Ferry webcams and in Lewes DE it looks dark and ominous and in Cape May NJ is looks sunny and bright. It's on its way!  By late this afternoon... some clearing as we'll probably get to see a sunset again tonight (last night's was awesome) as this rain/storm system moves out. Today's temps will reach 80° with W-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the low-70s and breezes out of the N-NW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, mid-upper 70s and breezier with E-NE breezes at 10-15mph.  The weekend's looking like Saturday may be mostly cloudy and Sunday... partly cloudy.
High tide: 8:29AM
Low tide: 2:39PM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:17AM
Sunset: 7:48PM
UV Index: Low - 2
Rip Currents: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 189,937
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,925
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 859
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 90

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

New Moon Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  Blog's a bit late as the very early grocery store run was first and foremost this morning. Ms Sun just arrived as I finally sit here with my delicious cup of coffee.  There was lots of ominous cloud cover when leaving the island this early morn.  It almost looked as if it was going to start to pour.  But, not now... clouds are out of here, sun's up, humidity's 87% with a dewpoint of 69°.  Breezes are light out of the West at 6-8mph.  Not too shabby start to the day!  Expect a lovely day again with sunny skies, high of 81° and West winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, 20% chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm.  Low around 70° with SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms and/or rain showers possible with a high of 78° and W-NW winds at 5-10mph.   It's the "New Moon" today which basically means there's no moon in the sky but the pull on the tides is the same as a Full Moon.  Expect higher than normal tides with areas of tidal flooding if heavy rains occur during the high tide times.  Be aware of where you drive or park your vehicle.  There are many, many low-lying areas on the island.  Oh, the West winds are with us today and they bring those biting green head flies to the island and beach.  Pack the insect repellent!
High Tides: 7:44AM and 7:54PM
Low Tide: 1:49PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:16AM
Sunset: 7:50PM
UV Index: 9
Rip Currents: Moderate (swim near a lifeguard)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 189,606
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,916
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 854
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 89

Monday, August 17, 2020

A Lovely Monday

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  We haven't had a day starting out in the 60s since Father's Day (June 21st).  It feels unusually crisp outside this early morn.  Humidity's down... dewpoint is only 64°.  It's clear and starlit with breezes barely there at 3-5mph out of the North.  It'll be a pleasant day to kick off the week with plenty of sunshine (some clouds in the mix as well) and temps in the mid-upper 70s.  Northerly breezes will switch to SW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly clear / partly cloudy with a 20% chance of a stray shower passing by.  Temps will be in the low-70s with SW winds at 10-15mph.  There is a "Coastal Flood Advisory" posted (you may see tide water seeping into the streets) due to higher than normal tides (as well as possible rainfall at high tide) due to the New Moon tomorrow.  Speaking of tomorrow... mostly sunny with temps in the low-80s.
High Tide: 6:57AM and 7:08PM
Low Tide: 12:57PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:15AM
Sunset: 7:51PM
UV Index: 8
Rip Currents: Moderate
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 189,294
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,912
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 853
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 89

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Stay Out Of The Water!

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 91% with a dewpoint of 71°.  It's raining at the moment and that might have something to do with all that moisture in the stats.  Here's a statistic... "winds"... they're out of the NE at 20-25mph.  It's a pretty nasty morning.  And, doesn't look like a nice day up ahead.  Expect rain today (100% chance) with temps in the low-mid 70s and winds out of the NE at 20-30mph.  Tonight... much cooler with clouds and a shower or two possible (25% chance), low of 66° and winds out of the North at 10-20mph.  There's a "High Rip Current Risk" and "Coastal Flood Advisory" posted until this evening.  Those rip currents are nothing to challenge or risk as most beaches will be posting "Closed" signs and I'm not sure if lifeguards will be manning the beaches at each street like the norm.  These currents are extremely dangerous if entering the surf.  The ocean is fun to watch during these times though.  The "new" moon is tuesday and could have an impact on raising the water levels a bit.  Thus, the flood advisory.  And, high tide is an hour later on the back side of the island (wetlands, marshes etc) than the ocean's high tide. As for flooding on the island... keep watch of the high tides and where you park your vehicle. Tomorrow... ahhhh, a nice one as it'll be sunny and calmer with a high of 78° with winds out of the West at 5-10mph.
High tides: 6:07AM and 6:19PM
Low tides: 12:05PM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:14AM
Sunset: 7:52PM
UV Index: 1
Rip Currents: Red Zone - High Risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 189,281
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,910
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 852
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 89

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Partly Sunny Start / Mostly Cloudy Finish

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's down... 88% with a dewpoint of 67°!!!  It has just a tiny touch of Autumn in the air this morning.  Well... not quite Autumn but certainly not a warm, muggy summer morning like we've been having as of late. Breezes are out of the N-NE at 8-11mph with Ms Sun trying to shine in through some of the morning cloud cover.  Seems like there are more clouds on the west side of the island... the wetlands and marsh area.  Get out and enjoy this incredibly lovely start to the weekend.  Expect partly sunny skies this morning as the clouds roll in and get thick later this afternoon.  High of 80° today with NE winds at 15-20mph.  Tonight... cloudy with occasional rain showers (70% chance), low of 72° and East winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy with rain showers (80% chance) beginning sometime in the morning, stiff NE winds at 20-30mph, and high around 75°.  Monday's looking mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers.  Tuesday... looks A-OK!
High tide: 5:26PM
Low tide: 11:13AM
Ocean temp: 76°
Sunrise: 6:13AM
Sunset: 7:54PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Currents: Moderate (be aware of those stiff currents and always swim near lifeguards)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 189,003
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 15,903
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 852
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 89