Saturday, November 28, 2020

Partly to Mostly Sunny Saturday

North Wildwood - Hereford Lighthouse Courtyard  
Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with no breezes to note.  It's quiet with only the sounds of the ocean crashing on the beach thanks to these clouds. They insulate the sounds of the island.  Living 6+ blocks away from the ocean usually means that only seldom you get to hear the surf and with thick cover and no breezes... it's the perfect setting.  It'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy today with temps climbing up a bit to the upper 50s.  W-NW winds are due in at about 10-15mph.  It'll be a nice weather day for the Wildwood's Chamber of Commerce presentation of its first Outdoor Holiday Shopping event at the Byrne Plaza in downtown Wildwood from 10:30-4:30.  
https://wildwoodsnj.com/event/wildwoods-outdoor-holiday-shopping-village/ 
Tonight... clear, moonlit skies but much colder.  Temps will be in the upper 30s / low 40s with N-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny, high near 55° and W-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Monday... a strong eastern storm will develop early with soaking rain, wind and thunderstorms possible.  It's a "soaker" meaning "tidal flooding" can be expected especially with the full moon Monday.  Start making a plan.
High Tide: 6:37PM
Low Tide: 12:25PM
Ocean Temp: 55°
Sunrise: 6:57AM
Sunset: 438PM
Moonrise: 3:50PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 328,302
Corona Virus Death in NJ: 16,942
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,637
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 109

Friday, November 27, 2020

Black Friday

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  The cloudy conditions continue down the Shore.  Not much in breezes to note.  In fact the forecasts I researched said "N-NE at 0-1mph".  It's going to be mild today.  Temps will be in the low-60s.   Expect mostly cloudy skies (some peeks of sun... probably like yesterday; barely there).  Winds will be barely there too... "light and variable" as they call it.  Tonight... still very cloudy with temps in the mid-upper 40s and winds N-NW at 2-4mph.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun's back with intervals of cloudiness, a high of 56° with NW winds ramping up some at 15-20mph. Sunday looks like a repeat of tomorrow but not so much for Monday.  We're on the schedule for a intense rainy-windy day on Full Moon Monday.  The last day of November could be "get out the wellies" kind of flood-day as it gives the ol' good-bye salute.  I'll be watching and reporting.  
High tide: 5:40PM
Low tide: 11:42AM
Ocean temp: 56°
Sunrise: 6:56AM
Sunset: 4:38PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 324,207
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,825
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,614
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 109

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

Mornin'!  Happy Thanksgiving!  It's 59° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with winds out of the S-SW at 15-20mph this Thanksgiving morning.  We've got showers ahead this morning (60% chance) and by mid-day, these rain clouds should be checked out of here.  It'll be a partly to mostly cloudy, windy day beginning this afternoon with temps in the low-60s and SW winds at 15-25mph.  There will be peeks of sunshine which will brighten things up a bit.  There is a 20% chance of a passing shower late this afternoon.  Tonight... a few clouds with still a 20% chance of a shower.  Temps drop to upper 40s and winds N-NW at 3-5mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny with a high of 57° and NW winds at 5-10mph.  Saturday and Sunday... sunny and temps in the low-mid 50s.  Hubby and I are celebrating our 54th Thanksgiving together (we met as kids in 1966). As we celebrate together without our family surrounding the table this year, we have very much to be thankful for... those wonderful kids of ours, their partners and our grandkids, our health, our love, our little piece of Wildwood and delicious food on our table to celebrate it all today.  Wishing all those who take time to read my daily weather blog... here's to better and less stressful days ahead!  Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!
High Tide: 4:55PM
Low Tide: 10:58AM
Ocean Temp: 56°
Sunrise: 6:54AM
Sunset: 4:39PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 319,734
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,886
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,597
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 107

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Eve

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a bit breezy (S-SW 9-11) and on the hazy side with those milky clouds overhead.  Ms Sun's getting through a little though.  She's been up for awhile now... the blog's a little on the late side due to some food prep first thing this morning.  Cornbread stuffing is getting prepped today and I wanted to get that cornbread in the oven before blogging.  Nothing like the aroma of fresh coffee and cornbread baking!  Anyway... it'll be a partly to mostly cloudy day as any sunshine we do get will probably be this morning as Ms Sun will give way to a cloudy sky today.  Temps will be in the upper 50s with breezes out of the S-SW at 10-20mph.  Tonight... 60% chance of rain, temps in the low 50s and Southerly winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... Turkey Day's looking wet with 80% chance of rain throughout the morning and afternoon.  But, by the evening (around 5-6pm) the rains should shift on out with some cloud cover leftover.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday looking nice with plenty of sunshine and all three days in the 50s (some upper 50s and some lower 50s).  Monday... Full Moon day as we're headed for quite a stormy day.  And, we all know that storms with full moons are very tricky.
High tide: 4:07PM
Low tide: 10:13AM
Ocean temp: 56°
Sunrise: 6:53AM
Sunset: 4:41PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 315,459
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,839
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,571
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 106

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Mostly Sunny Today

Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear outside with moonlight and starlight filling the pre-dawn sky.  Breezes are out of the N-NW at 10-12mph making it feel like 36°.  It's certainly crisp out there this morning.  We're going to warm up nicely though with mostly sunny skies (some clouds in the mix) and temps around 50° with the N-NW winds at 10-15mph sticking around.  Tonight... clouds roll in and thicken as it'll be partly to mostly cloudy with SE breezes at 5-8mph and temps down into the low-40s.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy day with temps tapping 60° and breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Thanksgiving Day is still looking wet with rain showers likely and a high of 62°.  By that second slice of pie in the evening, the clouds clear out and the stars and moon will begin shining bright in the clear, night sky.  While researching today's weather I read that this year's Winter Solstice's evening sky (December 21st) will be treating the world to something not seen since the Middle Ages in 1226.  Jupiter and Saturn will appear as if they're a double planet on this shortest day of the year. It'll happen in the Western sky just after sunset. From Earth's perspective, it'll appear as though these largest of the world's planets will be touching.  It doesn't last for long as the planets drift below the horizon fairly quickly after sunset. 
High tide: 3:14PM
Low tide: 9:23AM
Ocean temp: 57°
Sunrise: 6:50AM
Sunset: 4:39PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 311,400
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,772
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,559
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 106 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Gray, Wet Start and Clear, Dry Finish

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with breezes out of the SW at 4-6mph.  It feels mild with these slightly warmer than normal temps but things are expected to change a bit.  The chance of scattered thunderstorms are headed this way.  They'll be all around us.  The winds have their sites on us too.  There's a 60% chance of rain (and storms) this morning along with winds ramping up out of the NW at 20-30mph +gusting.  By late this morning / early afternoon... it'll become partly sunny, then sunny with temps dropping into the low-50s.  Winds will stay put out of the NW at 15-25mph.  Tonight... clear, cold (temps in the low-40s) with continued winds out of the NW at 10-20mph giving us a nice windchill.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny with a high of 50° and N-NW winds at 10-15mph.  At this time, it looks like Thanksgiving will be wet down the Shore as a rainy day is in the forecast.  Seems like perfect ambiance for roasting a turkey with all the fixins and being with hubby celebrating our good fortune and gratefulness as we enjoy a private feast for two!  Thankful for Zoom!
High tide: 2:20PM
Low tide: 8:27AM
Ocean temp: 57°
Sunrise: 6:51AM
Sunset: 4:41PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 307,819
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,761
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,534
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 106

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Not A Real Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got mostly cloud cover at the moment as Ms Sun tries all she can to peek on through those front windows of my house.  It's bright and cheery but not quite sunny.  It is breezy... winds are out of the East at 10-20mph.  We're going to have a 60° day,  mostly cloudy, on the breezy side (South at 10-15mph) with peeks of sun on and off at least until late afternoon.  Then, the clouds will thicken and take over the skies.  Expect rain showers  later this evening (possibly even thunderstorms developing overnight) with temps dropping to around where they are now (low 50s).  Winds will be out of the South at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... waking in the morning to rain showers as the clouds begin to hit stage left around noon.  Winds will be ramped up though out of the W-NW at 20-30mph.  Expect mostly clear skies in the afternoon and evening.  Tuesday will be clear and sunny with temps barely tappin 50°.  
High tide: 1:26PM
Low tide: 8:02PM
Ocean temp: 58°
Sunrise: 6:50AM
Sunset: 4:41PM
Corona Virus Case in NJ: 303,851
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,746
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,526
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 105

Saturday, November 21, 2020

A Perfectly Lovely Saturday!

Mornin'!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up.  Breezes are barely there out of the W-NW at 2-4mph.  It's clear and calm with the fragrance of the salty sea in the air.  I can hear seagulls laughing in the distance.  As a matter of fact, I slept with the bedroom window slightly opened and those birds are what woke me.  I wouldn't call that a bad thing that's for sure.  It's one thing I can never get tired of hearing.  Expect a repeat of yesterday's weather today.  It'll be sunny and warmish with temps in the low-mid 60s.  NW breezes at 5-10mph will be wifting (wafting) over the island.  Tonight... a few clouds filter in as temps drop into the upper 40s with NE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... a gray day with a 20% chance of scattered rain showers, temps in the upper 50s and Easterly winds at 10-20mph with 70% chance of rain tomorrow night.  I'm thinking chilly and raw tomorrow.  Monday... beginning with rain and by mid-day, peeks of sunshine. 
High Tide: 12:31PM
Low Tide: 6:12AM and 7:02PM
Ocean Temp: 58°
Sunrise: 6:49AM
Sunset: 4:42PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 299,182
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,712
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,508
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 105

Friday, November 20, 2020

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  No frost on the pumpkin this morning!  I think my leafy greens (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano and cilantro) are doing very well for the Thanksgiving food prep cutting.  It's feeling a bit mild with temps higher than they have been.  Ms Sun's up and already beginning the warm-up for today.  Breezes are out of the SW at 10-15mph.  It'll be another pleasant autumn day (albeit breezy) with plentiful sunshine, temps in the low-60s and SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear sky, temps around where they are now (upper 40s) and W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... a repeat of today but with less winds.  Sunday... cloudy day feeling raw with temps in the 50s along with stiff winds.
High Tide: 11:35AM
Low Tide: 6:01PM
Ocean Temp: 58°
Sunrise: 6:48AM
Sunset: 4:42PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 295,556
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,689
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 1,462
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 105

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Pleasant (Breezy) Autumn Day

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining in the clear blue sky.  Breezes are barely there out of the S-SW at 0-2mph.  It's crisp and a bit wintry this morning.  I covered my garden greens (parsley, cilantro and sage) and all is well this slightly frosty morning.  It'll be a pleasant autumn day with plenty of sunshine, temps in the low-mid 50s and S-SW winds (checking in by mid-day) at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the low-mid 40s and SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, still windy and temps in the low-60s!!!  The weekend's looking "eh" with Saturday being the nicer of the two days with lots of warm sunshine and temps in the upper 50s but Sunday with mostly cloud cover even with those same temps for sure will change things up a bit.  It will no doubt feel much cooler.
High Tide: 10:37AM
Low Tide: 5:03PM
Ocean Temp: 59°
Sunrise: 6:47AM
Sunset: 4:43PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 291,374
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,655
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,436
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 105

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Cold Autumn Day On Tap

The Ol' Marsh Shot - Webcam North Wildwood


5th Avenue Boat Ramp - Webcam North Wildwood 
Mornin'!  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  We're getting some NW winds at the moment at 15-25mph creating a windchill of 28°.  There goes the remaining garden lettuce and cilantro leaves.  But, then again sometimes those leafy greens hold out until the first frost and we haven't had that yet.  I just researched the last time we woke to temps this cold and it was October 31st.  It was our first preview of Winter.  On  November 13th "2019",  it was 26° with a windchill of 15° and that was last year's first preview of Winter.  I'd say our morning windchill today is no joke at 28°.  I was on the webcams researching and there are people out jogging on the boardwalk.  Too cold for me.  I'll wait until later when Ms Sun's up and beginning her warmup to get my walk in.  Anyway... at the moment, we're clear straight above but clouds are surrounding the island.  There are some clouds over the Marsh and thicker clouds over the horizon.  Ms Sun's on her in about 15 minutes but sunrise will probably be delayed as the clouds obscure her.  Expect a brisk sunny day with temps in the low-mid 40s and N-NW winds at 15-25mph creating a winchill of the low-30s.  Tonight...  clear and cold with a low of 31° and North winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... sunny and warmer with temps in the low-mid 50s.  Those blustery winds are hanging around though.  As for this weekend... looking like a cloudy weekend but temps will be tapping 60°.  Go figure.  
High tide: 9:40AM
Low tide: 4:11PM
Ocean temp: 59°
Sunrise: 6:46AM
Sunset: 4:43PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 287,320
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,618
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,416
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 105

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

 
Mornin'! It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly cloudy / partly sunny (Ms Sun rose about a half hour ago) with hardly a breeze (SW 2-4mph).  It seems that the cloud cover is over the marsh again as those morning pastels are in the sky again thanks to that beautiful sunrise!  It's cold and crisp and lovely.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun today with temps in the mid-50s along with stiff winds heading our way again.  Winds will be coming from the West at 20-30mph +gusting.  At least we're saving money on hairspray the last week or so.  Oh... there's a 20% chance of rain showers around 2-3mph.  Tonight... mainly clear with a low of 40° and N-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny, mid-40s and N-NW winds at 15-25mph.  
High Tide: 8:46AM
Low Tide: 3:20PM
Ocean Temp: 59°
Sunrise: 6:45AM
Sunset: 4:44PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 283,294
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,580
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,395
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 105

Monday, November 16, 2020

Blustery Monday

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 49° with the W-NW winds still ramped up a bit at 15-20mph.  It was quite a blustery day and night yesterday.  We're saturated again with those overnight rains.  But, with Ms Sun (she's been up and is shining on the island as I type) shining today and the winds at 15-25mph today out of the West, we should be drying out nicely.  Today's temps won't rise that much... mid-50s.  Tonight... still a bit breezy with temps in the upper 40s and mostly clear skies.  Winds will be out of the W-NW at 10-13mph.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy with gusty winds developing by the afternoon (20-30mph) with temps in the low-mid 50s.  There's also a 20% chance of rain tomorrow.
High tide: 7:55AM
Low tide: 2:29PM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:44AM
Sunset: 4:45PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 281,075
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,566
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,359
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 105

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Super New Moon

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and a bit breezy with S-SE winds at 7-11mph.  Ms Sun's on her way in about a half an hour.  The sky has begun to brighten along the horizon with shades of lovely pastels.  Expect a sunny start to the day with clouds rolling in by this afternoon.  Temps will reach the mid-60s with those pesky, annoying, March-like winds checking in a little later this morning... S-SE at 25-35mph +gusting (occasionally at 40+mph).  Tonight... winds "and" rain with a low of 47° and West winds at 25-35mph +gusting over 50mph!  Tomorrow... Ms Sun returns with gusty winds out of the West at 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps will be in the mid-50s.  Today is the "Super New Moon" meaning the moon's orbit is at the closest point to earth... known as the "perigee".  A "New Moon" is the opposite of a Full Moon.  During a Full Moon, we see the side of the Moon that is illuminated by the Sun, giving the Moon its bright glow.  During a New Moon, the moon's orbit around the earth is between the earth and Sun.  From earth, the New Moon looks almost invisible because the illuminated side is facing away from the earth. We see the side of the moon that is not being illuminated which makes the moon blend in with the darkness of the night sky.  Remember though, this New Moon still affects the tides exactly like a Full Moon. The tides are going to be much higher than normal and remember... the high tides are always an hour later on the marsh side of the island than the ocean side.  Take heed if it's raining tonight during that high tide time.  Be aware of those low-lying areas on the island especially where you drive or park your vehicle as tidal flooding is inevitable. 
High tides: 7:06AM and 7:30PM
Low tide: 1:38PM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:43AM
Sunset: 4:46PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 276,537
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,548
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,318
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Dry Out Day

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon and has begun shining in the (finally) cloudless sky.  Breezes are barely there out of the NW at 3-5mph.  We're still feeling chilled, damp and saturated at the moment but we're going to have a bit of a dry-out today with sunny skies all day, a high of 55° and NW breezes at 10-14mph.  Tonight... clear with some partial cloud cover; back to 43° and NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... the winds check in along with cloud cover and a 60% chance of rain with temps in the mid-60s.  Those blustery winds will be out of the South at 25-35mph +gusting (at times at 50mph).  Strap in!  
High tide: 6:39PM
Low tide: 12:36PM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:41AM
Sunset: 4:47PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 272,184
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,522
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,299
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102

Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday the 13th

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's Friday the 13th!  The blog's a bit late this morning due to accumulated lost, much needed sleep.  Maybe the weather?  It's dark and gray with that cloudy, damp, raw and a bit ominous feel.  We've been saturated with the recent past couple of days of rainfall.  Plus, the humidity's 91%.  Winds are light out of the NW at 4-6mph.  We're starting out gray and damp with all this cloud cover eventually giving way to partial clearing and peeks of sunshine.  Expect partly sunny / partly cloudy skies with temps just about tapping 60° and NW winds ramping up at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear with a low of 56° and NW winds hanging around still at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... a beautiful blue-sky, sunny day but with a high of 55° and still very breezy.  Sunday... mostly cloudy with a high of 65°.  
High tide: 6:10PM
Low tide: 11:54AM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:40AM
Sunset: 4:49PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 268,787
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,495
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,272
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102

Thursday, November 12, 2020

A Nice Stretch Of Watering!

5th Avenue Dock - North Wildwood 
Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining at a decent clip.  It's been raining since yesterday afternoon.  My backyard has about 1½" of water in it.  Our drainage once all the homes around us put in their cement driveways and yards especially yards with landscape ground barrier fabric under stones has left us with a constant flood situation when we have these heavy, non-stop rains.  It seems the rain water directs its attention to our yard and skips over everyone around us.  Weird but predictable phenomenon.  The streets around us are good to go... no flooding there.  It's going to rain all day today and tomorrow.  Along with the rain today, temps dropping to the mid-50s.  There are no breezes to note now but they're coming from the North at 10-20mph.  Heavy rainfall is possible.  Tonight... 50% chance of rain with occasional showers after midnight, temps around 50° with NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... more rain, high of 60° with N-NW winds at 10-20mph.  For the weekend... Saturday is sunny but chilly (low-50s) and Sunday is a bit cloudier and warmer (low-60s).  
High tide: 4:52PM
Low tide: 10:56PM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:39AM
Sunset: 4:48PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 265,295
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,476
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,263
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Veterans Day

My Hubby - US Army 1970
Mornin'!  A salute to our Veterans today!  This weather blog is dedicated to you!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mild this morning with mostly clear skies and breezes out of the South at 10-15mph.  Humidity's in the air at 99% and there are clouds filtering in around us.  It'll be a mild day with clouds and rain developing this afternoon.  Near record high temps at 71° with those Southerly breezes at 10-20mph.  Chance of rain is 90%.  Tonight... 100% chance of rain with a low of 61° and S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  1-2 inches of rain are expected.  Tomorrow... more rain and mild temps with N-NE winds at 10-20mph.  Friday... more rain ahead.  Saturday the sun returns and begins to dry us out and now it seems that Sunday will be sunny as well.  Thanks to all our Veterans who have served our Country!  
High tide: 3:52PM
Low tide: 10:00AM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:38AM
Sunset: 4:49PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 262,230
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,461
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,247
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

One More Beauty On Tap


Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  It's another lovely start to the day.  We've got some cloud cover (mostly on the marsh side of the island) with clear skies along the ocean horizon.  Ms Sun's due up any moment and if these clouds hold out, she'll be brightening things up.  It's somewhat quiet with barely a breeze to  note. These clouds are an insulator for sound as the roar of the ocean is pronounced 6+ blocks away making the morning even nicer!  Expect a mostly sunny day again with temps in the upper 60s (maybe tapping that 70° mark again) and S-SW breezes at 7-11mph.  Tonight... mainly clear with temps in the low-60s and Southerly breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... beginning with partly cloudy skies, turning to cloudy skies then by late afternoon/early evening periods of rain commence.  Those rains will continue into Thursday and Friday and I'm throwing in Sunday as well.  Saturday's holding out for sunshine.  
High tide: 2:49PM
Low tide: 9:00AM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:37AM
Sunset: 4:50PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 258,453
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,440
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,244
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102

Monday, November 9, 2020

The Sunny Warmth Of Autumn Continues

Mornin'!  It's 53°  in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining on the island.  Breezes are nothing to note as it's completely still out there.  Humidity's up at 90% and everything outside is covered in dew and moisture.  We've got that marshy fragrance in the air as well.  We could see areas of patchy fog as some cloud cover could be part of the landscape this morning.  But, for the most part it'll be another sunny Fall day with temps in the mid-upper 60s and light  breezes out of the S-SW at 4-7mph.  Tonight... mostly clear skies with again areas of patch fog.  Temps will be in the low-50s with winds light and variable.  Tomorrow... the same as today.  
High tide: 1:44PM
Low tide: 7:49AM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:36AM
Sunset: 4:51PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 256,395
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,429
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,228
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Beautiful Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  No fog today as the sky is clear and sunlit.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly over the island.  It's still with hardly a breeze outside (W-NW at 1-2mph).  The aroma of the sea, marsh, wetlands etc is in the air this morning.  Expect yet another glorious fall weather day with sunny skies, temps tapping 70° and winds light and variable ( W-SW 2-4mph).  Tonight... clear to partly cloudy with areas of patchy fog.  Temps around where they are now... low-50s with winds out of the SW at 2-3mph.  Tomorrow... yep, more of the same.
High tide: 12:40PM
Low tide: 6:26AM and 7:41PM
Ocean temp: 60°
Sunrise: 6:35AM
Sunset: 4:52PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 254,382
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,425
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,212
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Another Foggy Start And A Sunny Beautiful Day Ahead


Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  We're fogged up as dense fog has masked the island once again.  Humidity's 95% as in the pre-dawn stillness and quietness you hear nothing but dripping moisture everywhere.  No breezes to note.  Ms Sun is up there somewhere as this morning's pea soup is holding her at bay until a bit later.  Expect this thick fog to continue this morning becoming sunny this afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 60s with W-SW breezes at 4-7mph.  Tonight... clear with temps back down to the low-50s and winds light and variable.  Tomorrow... a repeat of today.  
High tide: 11:38AM
Low tide: 6:32PM
Ocean temp: 61°
Sunrise: 6:10AM
Sunset: 4:53PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 251,180
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,416
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,193
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 102

Friday, November 6, 2020

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the soup with heavy fog surrounding the island.  98% humidity with everything outside covered in dew.  No breezes to note as it's still and quiet except for the sounds of everything dripping.  It'll eventually turn out to be a beauty but this morning will have areas of dense fog.  By later this morning/ early this afternoon... Ms Sun peeks on through as the temps get into the mid-upper 60s with a mostly sunny day on tap.  S-SW breezes will be around 5-10mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with low of 54° and light and variable breezes.  Tomorrow... sunny, mid-60s and W-SW breezes at 5-10mph.  Sunday... more of the same.  We're in a nice stretch.
High tide: 10:40AM
Low tide: 5:29P
Ocean temp: 61°
Sunrise: 6:32AM
Sunset: 4:54PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 249,019
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,403
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,187
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 101

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Mornin'!  It's 59° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear skies with Ms Sun up and at'em doing her thing.  It's bright and sunny.  Breezes are barely there out of the S-SW at 2-4mph.  It's another lovely day down the Shore.  Expect sunshine with a bit of cloud cover filtering in with temps in the mid-60s and winds out of the S-SW at 8-12mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with increasing clouds overnight.  Low of 55° and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... morning cloudiness giving way to sunshine with a high of 66°.  The weekend's looking A-OK.
High tide: 9:51AM
Low tide: 4:42PM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunrise: 6:31AM
Sunset: 4:53PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 247,057
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,391
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,177
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 101

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Autumn Perfection

Sunset Lake - Wildwood Crest NJ
Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly.  Winds are hardly there out of the S-SW at 6-8mph.  It's a perfectly lovely autumn morning.  Expect a near perfect autumn day in the weather department with plentiful sunshine, high of 64° and Southerly breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear skies, low of 56° and Southerly breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same.  As for the weekend... more of the same loveliness!
High tide: 9:12AM
Low tide: 4:02PM
Ocean temp: 62°
Sunrise: 6:30AM
Sunset: 4:56PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 244,614
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,371
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,171
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 101

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Election Day Is Finally Here!!!

Mornin'!  Happy Election Day!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill is 39°.  It's clear and windy (West 25-30mph) as Ms Sun's on her way in less than a half hour from now.  We're headed for a clear, blue-sky, brisk Fall day with mostly sunny skies, high of 57° and W-NW winds still stiff at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tonight... mostly clear, low of 47° and Winds simmering down finally at 3-6mph out of the W-NW.  Tomorrow... mainly sunny with a high of 63° and S-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  The rest of the week looks pretty much the same... not as windy with plenty of sunshine and temps in the low-mid 60s.

High tide: 8:40AM
Low tide: 3:25PM
Ocean temp: 62°
Sunrise: 6:29AM
Sunset: 4:57PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 242,790
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,357
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,163
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Monday, November 2, 2020

Winds Are Whippin'

Webcam Shot - 5th and New York Avenue - North Wildwood
Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill temps is 34° as the winds are out of the W-NW at 25-35mph + gusting.  November's making it all about the winds since its return yesterday.  There's a "Gale Warning" and "Wind Advisory" posted as I type.  Ms Sun is shining around the big cumulus clouds and they're moving toward the ocean at a mighty good clip.  Today's weather will be a mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds.  Temps will be a high of 49° with a windchill of upper 30s.  W-NW winds are staying checked in at least until Wednesday.  Today's winds will be what they are now... 25-35mph +gusting (occasionally over 50mph).  Tonight... clear and windy with temps in the low-40s and W-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... gusty winds with partial cloud cover (much like today) and temps in the mid-upper 50s.  
High tide: 8:10AM
Low tide: 2:48PM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunrise: 6:28AM
Sunset: 4:58PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 241,422
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,354
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,161
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November's Here And Making Its Presence Known!

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's beginning to lighten up outside now that sunrise is an hour earlier and will be up any moment.  If you forgot to turn your clocks back an hour, you might want to start turning.  We're under partial cloud cover with that big Full Moon still coming through the dawn.  Not much in breezes to note... S-SW at 4-6mph.  Enjoy the 1st of November this morning because this lovely, colorful morning will be turning gray and dull beginning around 11am - 12noon.  After Ms Sun rises and paints this autumn, partly cloudy sky into a masterpiece, the cloud cover takes over as it'll become gray and dreary.  Frankly a crapola day is on tap with periods of rain (100% chance), heavy a times with a high of 60° and S-SW winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tonight... this fast moving rain event will gust on outta here but we'll still have a 20% chance of rain showers, W-NW winds at 25-35mph +gusting over 50mph and temps cold around 40°.  Be aware of high tides with this rainfall as there's probably going to be some tidal flooding coming off the Full Moon.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy with very, very gusty winds.  And, Election Day will have Ms Sun battling out those clouds with still blustery conditions.  Strap down.  November is coming in with a really big bang and bringing along with it that dreaded early Sunset.
High Tide: 8:39AM and 9:02PM
Low Tide: 3:10PM
Ocean Temp: 64° 
Sunrise: 6:27AM
Sunset: 4:59PM
Moonrise: 5:47PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 239,679
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,350
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,145
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100


Saturday, October 31, 2020

It's Halloween - End of Daylight Savings - The Super Moon - Last Day Of October

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill is 30°... yes there's a windchill this morning with the 10-15mph N-NE winds.  The last time we were in the 30s was the middle of March.  There's a lot happening today.  First off, we've got a "send-off" as it's the last day of October!  It's been a good month... and I'm grateful for it.  No hurricanes (like Superstorm Sandy 8 years ago this week), had a little time away this month for a road trip down South as well as avoided the Corona Virus. It's Halloween... Happy Halloween!  It's normally my favorite holiday but much different this year.  It's a Full Moon and a Super Blue Moon (the 2nd full moon this month) which won't happen for Halloween again for 19 years!  And, this Full Moon will be visible in all the time zones for the first time since 1944.  Now, as for the weather... today's weather will be brisk with plentiful sunshine and a high of 51° with NE winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, low of 46° and Southerly winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... rain returns unfortunately as we're not quite dried out yet.  This island is saturated and after today's dry-out, we're going to have some steady, soaking rain watering us again tomorrow.  It'll be in the low-60s with S-SW winds at 20-30mph.  Enjoy that sunshine today.  If we're lucky, we'll see that big Blue Moon rise this evening through any clouds that begin filtering in.  Speaking of this evening... don't forget about those clocks as Daylight Savings Time is over beginning tomorrow so hit those clocks before turning in tonight!  Trick or Treat!  And, until next year October... see ya on the other side! 
High tide: 8:06AM
Low tide: 2:31PM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunrise: 7:26AM
Sunset: 6:00PM
Moonrise: 6:19PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 238,316
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,339
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1139
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Friday, October 30, 2020

Mostly Gray Friday

Mornin'!  It's a cold 49° in windy, wet Wildwood NJ.  Say that fast 5 times.  It's raining lighter than it has been and windy (North winds at 20-25mph).  Rain's been coming down since yesterday and we're over-watered for sure.  There's a "coastal flood advisory" posted (until 1pm today) as this saturated island along with tomorrow's Full Moon along with the high tides is a perfect formula for those flooded streets and flood-prone areas of ours to fill up.  In fact, the flood sirens are blaring as I type.  By this afternoon though, we should begin seeing the sky clear and the drying out process beginning.  Expect showers early with a high of 53° and North winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Chance of rain is 100%.  This afternoon, skies will begin to clear and we could even seek Ms Sun by sunset.  Tonight... rain's outta here, partly cloudy skies and a low of 37° and time to try out that ol' furnace.  North winds will still be checked in but simmered down to 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun's spending the day in Wildwood!  It'll be cooler than we've been accustomed to with a high of 51° and NE breezes at 10-15mph.  Sunday... Sun's gone and the rain checks back in. 
High tide: 7:32AM and 7:49PM
Low tide: 1:50PM
Ocean temp: 65°
Sunrise: 7:25AM
Sunset: 6:02PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 236,340
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,332
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,133
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Zeta's Here!


Mornin'!  It's 59° in Wildwood NJ.  Zeta's on the move and heading our way today.  It's currently raining at a good clip with winds out of the E-NE at 10-15mph.  Expect periods of heavy rain today (2-4" of rain is possible) with winds out of the SE at 20-30mph +gusting over 40mph.  Temps will get up into the upper 60s.  Tonight... 100% chance of steady rain, low of 52°, winds out of the North at 15-25mph +gusting of 40+mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy, windy (North 25-35mph +gusting) with 80% chance of rain and a high of 55°.  There's a Flood Watch posted for our area as these waves of heavy rain along with the high tides and the Full Moon in 2 days will certainly create flooded roads, small streams/canals/harbors as well as the streets of Wildwood.  Be alert for flood warnings, flood sirens and high tide times.  Move your vehicles to higher ground if need be until the worst is over.  Be prepared to take action.  By tomorrow night, this fast mover should be out of here.  Saturday looks sunny and much cooler.  Sunday looks dry the first half of the day until late afternoon when rain showers return.  Strap in! 
High tides: 6:55AM and 7:10PM
Low tide: 1:09PM
Ocean temp: 65°
Sunrise: 7:24AM
Sunset: 6:02PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 234,790
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,324
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,125
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Gray Skies Abound

Mornin'!  It's 62° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  It'll be a rerun of yesterday with mostly cloudy skies, 20% chance of rain showers, high of 69° and W-SW winds ramping up a bit at 10-20mph.  Tonight... 100% chance of rain with a low of 59°.  Breezes will simmer down at 5-10mph out of the SE.  Tomorrow... 100% chance of rain with a potential for heavy rainfall and very windy with Easterlies at 15-25mph +gusting.  1-2" of rain is expected.  Friday... more of the same with even windier conditions... gusting up to 40mph.  Saturday... the sun returns and Sunday the rain returns.  Keep in mind all the rain up ahead will inevitably create tidal/island flooding and even more than usual with this 2nd Full Moon (Blue Moon or Hunter's Moon) this month that's on tap for this weekend (Halloween-Saturday).  Be aware of high tide times and low-lying areas that flood on the island and do whatever it takes not to drive through flood waters or leave you parked car in flood-prone areas.  Oh... I might as well take time to mention since we're on the coming weekend, it's time to turn the clocks back an hour and end daylight savings time bringing back our lost hour of sleep bringing darkness back into our lives much earlier in the day.  We turn the clocks again on March 14th 2021 giving us those longer days and perhaps a feeling of hope and well-being.  
High Tide: 6:15AM and 6:29PM
Low Tide: 12:26PM
Ocean Temp: 65°
Sunrise: 7:23AM
Sunset: 6:04PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 233,120
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16.306
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,121
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Lots of Gray Skies Up Ahead

Mornin'!  It's 60° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with Ms Sun once again doing all she can to shine through all those clouds right at the horizon.   Breezes are out of the NW at 7-9mph.  Expect considerable cloudiness today along with some peeks of sunshine.  Temps will be hovering around 65° with N-NW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with 20% chance of rain as temps drop into the mid-50s.  Breezes will be out of the N-NW at 2-4mph.  Tomorrow... a 20% chance of showers as we'll have another gray day.  Thursday... rainy day.  Friday... rainy day.  
High tide: 5:44PM
Low tide: 11:41AM
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunrise: 7:22AM
Sunset: 6:05PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 231,473
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,292
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,115
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Monday, October 26, 2020

50-50 Monday

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under partly clear / partly cloudy conditions.  It seems (according to my webcams) that the heaviest cloud cover is on the west side (marsh side) of the island and along the ocean... much clearer skies with Ms Sun giving all she has to shine through leftover clouds!  Breezes are light out of the E-NE at 7-9mph.  It was raw, wet, cold, and windy yesterday and last night but today's a horse of a different color.  It's bright and almost sunny as I type.   It'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy today with a 20% chance of a shower or two this morning into this afternoon.  Temps will be in the upper 60s with E-NE breezes at 8-11mph.  Tonight... partly clear with temps in the upper 50s and N-NW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... more sunshine than today with a high of 64° and those N-NW breezes still posted in the forecast.  Wednesday night the rains return right through to Saturday morning.  
High tide: 4:52PM
Low tide: 10:53AM
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunrise: 7:21AM
Sunset: 6:06PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 230,257
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,285
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 1,104
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 100

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Soggy Gray Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under rain clouds at the moment.  It's raining lightly with winds driving the light rain sideways a bit (N-NE at 15-20mph).  It's still dark as sunrise isn't for about another hour.  What a stark contrast from yesterday morning.  If this type of morning doesn't prompt you to pull the covers up and continue being cozy in your bed, nothing will.  We're going to have a gray, wet, windy Sunday.  Expect gray skies with periods of rain (80% chance) today.  High of 58° with those NE winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Rainfall nearly a ½".  Tonight... 70% chance of precipitation with cloudy conditions and light rain.  Low around 55° and those Nor'easterlies at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... the day begins with damp, chilly conditions (light rain in the early AM) as clouds begin to thin out by mid-day.  There's a slight chance of Ms Sun peeking in then along with temps in the mid-60s and the winds finally simmering down.  
High Tide: 3:56PM
Low Tide: 9:58AM
Ocean Temp: 66°
Sunrise: 7:20AM
Sunset: 6:07PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 229,128
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,281
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,102
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday Mix Of Sun And Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 62° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear as Ms Sun just crossed over the horizon making for a beautiful, cloud-free sunrise this morning.  Breezes are light out of the SW at 4-6mph.  It's a perfect, 5-star autumn morning down the Shore.  I still have the majority of windows open allowing the salt air to seep into the house along with noisy, happy birds chirping everywhere outside.  Add to that the aroma of fresh brewed coffee along with a small batch of raisin scones baking and I'd say it couldn't get much better.  Lots to be thankful for this start to the day and weekend.   Expect sunshine with clouds filtering in today as temps just about tap 70°.  Winds will be out of the W-SW initially switching to W-NW later into the evening at 5-10mph. Tonight... mostly cloudy conditions, 20% chance of showers and much cooler temps just tapping 50°.  Tomorrow... chilly, damp and feeling raw with 60% chance of rain, high of 58° and NE winds at 10-20mph.  Enjoy today's weather! 
High tide: 2:58PM
Low tide: 8:52AM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunrise: 7:19AM
Sunset: 6:08PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 227,219
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,273
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,095
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Friday, October 23, 2020

Gray Drippy Start / Partly Sunny End

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the "soup" again with foggy, drippy conditions.  Humidity's 90% and basically no breezes to note (East 1-3mph).  We'll begin today with cloudy, foggy skies followed by partial clearing.  It'll be a partly cloudy day with some sunshine peeking through and temps in the upper-60s along with East winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy (20% chance of rain showers) and a low of 59° with light and variable breezes.  Tomorrow... partly sunny with temps tapping 70° and W-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Sunday... cloudy day with cooler temps (low-50s) and 40% chance of rain in the afternoon.  
High tide: 1:59PM
Low tide: 7:40AM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunrise: 7:18AM
Sunset: 6:09PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 226,174
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,263
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 1,093
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 100

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Another Lovely Day But With More Clouds In The Sky

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  What a beautiful morning out there!  It's clear but foggy at the beach (according to the webcams).  No breezes to report as it's still and quiet.  We'll have areas of patchy fog in the morning with a partly sunny / partly cloudy day.  Temps will be around 70° with very light winds out of the E-SE at 2-4mph.  Tonight... 20% chance of precipitation with mostly cloudy skies and temps around 59°.  Breezes will barely be there.  Tomorrow... considerable cloudiness and a high of 66° with East winds at 5-10mph.  The weekend still looks partly cloudy with a chance of showers both Saturday and Sunday nights.  
High tide: 1:00PM
Low tide: 6:33AM and 7:29PM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunrise: 7:17AM
Sunset: 6:10PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 225,012
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,245
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,090
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 100

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Foggy Start / Partly Cloudy Finish

Mornin'!  I'm home! After traveling in the car for 1,550 miles and spending 4 days with our daughter and her hubby in Georgia, we've made it back safe and sound.  We made every effort and took all the necessary precautions during this time of the pandemic to maintain the safety of our good health and those of others but only time will tell after 14 days home and quarantined to see if we didn't contract this contagious, deadly disease. Apprehensive times for sure. I must note that to my very happy surprise, everywhere I was (rest stops, take-outs, drive-throughs, gas stations, ferry, motels, stores, etc.) everyone and I mean everyone was wearing a mask and keeping a social distance unlike the visitors to Wildwood this Spring, Summer and Fall.  Traveling through Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia was quite amazing to see everyone taking care to wear a mask and keep a safe distance. This southern part of our Country was addressing this Virus like I had yet to witness here in Wildwood the last 6 months and what a relief that was. As for weather, it seems that the weather down South hasn't been far off from our own South Jersey coastal weather (I have been keeping an eye on Wildwood while away) and our weathers have been almost perfectly matched. Even the fog was down South!
It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently socked in heavy fog.  Breezes are out of the S-SE at 2-3mph and can barely be felt.  It's drippy and wet outside as this heavy cloud that has encased us moved in late last night and has kept us nicely watered.  It'll be foggy and gray most of the morning as the clouds hang around into later this morning / early afternoon.  By then, we'll see peeks of sunshine at least until sunset.  Temps will get into the upper 60s with S-SE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, low around 60° with S-SW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... a mix of clouds and sun, high of 68° and winds light and variable.  It'll look like a mostly sunny stretch at least until Sunday when rain is on the weather map.
High tide: 12:00PM
Low tide: 5:36AM and 6:26PM
Ocean temp: 64°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 6:11PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 223,982
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,227
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 1,089
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 99

To not lose my Corona Virus Numbers while away, I continued to keep a record.  Here's the daily numbers...
October 20th:
NJ Cases: 222,994 / NJ Deaths: 16,224
CMC Cases: 1,086 / CMC Deaths: 99
October 19th:
NJ Cases: 221,802 / NJ Deaths: 16,221
CMC Cases: 1,084 / CMC Deaths: 99
October 18th:
NJ Cases: 220,527 / NJ Deaths: 16,204
CMC Cases: 1,081 / CMC Deaths: 99
October 17th:
NJ Cases: 219,593 / NJ Deaths: 16,202
CMC Cases: 1,076 / CMC Deaths: 99
October 16th:
NJ Cases: 218,783 / NJ Deaths: 16,197
CMC Cases: 1,073 / CMC Deaths: 99


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Another Beauty

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit.  Breezes are out of the S-SW at 12-18mph.  It'll be another lovely autumn day down the Shore with plenty of sunshine, temps in the upper 60s (possibly low 70s) with ramped up breezes out of the S-SW at 15-25mph.  Tonight... mostly clear giving way to cloud cover and occasional rain showers overnight, 60° and S-SW winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow looks like a rainy day (100% chance) with temps around 60° and N-NW winds at 10-20mph.  The weekend's still looking like Saturday begins wet with rain showers turning into a sunny day by lunch time and Sunday looks mostly sunny and in the mid-60s.  So, a small hiatus is ahead as hubby and I are road-tripping to Georgia to pay a long weekend visit to our oldest child and her hubby in less than an hour.  I'll be taking a Wildwood weather break from tomorrow until next Wednesday.  Two days of this little getaway will be on-the-road travel including the Cape May Lewes Ferry and Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  My excitement is mixed with apprehension traveling during the epidemic.  But, every precaution will be taken that's for sure.  It's our first time venturing out since February.   If you need the weather here while I'm on break just click on "Wunderground" on my blog page (last link on the right) and type in either Wildwood NJ or 08260 for the zip and you'll have up to date and very accurate weather.  All the other stuff is there as well... ocean temp, tides, webcams etc.  Stay safe and I'll see you on the other side! Oh, by the way, due to this weekend's "king moon" (also the new moon) the high tides will be the highest they can be this year so be aware of the possibility of tidal flooding.                  
High  Tide:6:53AM and 7:09PM
Low Tide:1:09PM
Ocean Temp:67°
Sunrise:7:09AM
Sunset:6:21PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 217,812
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,191
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,067
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 99

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Blue Sky Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear skies with breezes out of the NW at 4-6mph.  Ms Sun's on here way any moment now.  It's going to be a nice one today... abundant sunshine with a high of 69° and West winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... clear skies, low of 59° and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... another sunny day with a high of  71° and stiffer winds out of the S-SW at 15-25mph.  The weekend's looking... "eh" with Saturday starting out wet due to Friday's rains and then turning partly sunny;  Sunday being dry with clouds in the mix.  Both days, the temps will be in the low-60s.
High tide: 6:02AM
Low tide: 12:15PM
Ocean temp: 67°
Sunrise: 7:08AM
Sunset: 6:22PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 216,873
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,182
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,069
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 99


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Gray Start / Blue End

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with no rain coming down (finally).  We've had our share of rain as of late... 2½" according to my friend's rain gauge here on the island.  We got a major watering from what was leftover from Delta.  In fact, humidity's at 94% with a dewpoint of 62° at the moment.  No more rain but we might see some misty, patchy fog early today.  Expect mostly cloud cover until later this afternoon when Ms Sun begins to really dry things up.  Temps will be in the upper 60s, maybe tapping 70° with NW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with a low of 60° and NW breezes at 10-15mph.  Keep your eye on the sky as we could have one of those spectacular Fall sunsets this evening.  Tomorrow... Almost a repeat of today with basically the same temps and breezes but with full sunshine in that vivid blue sky of Autumn!
High tide: 5:21PM
Low tide: 11:20AM
Ocean temp: 67°
Sunrise: 7:07AM
Sunset: 6:24PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 215,885
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,175
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,067
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 99

Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy Columbus Day! Wet Monday - Effects of Leftover Hurricane Delta

Mornin'!  It's 64° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining at a decent clip and it's windy (E-NE 20-25 +gusting).  It'll be a hell of a Monday with 100% chance of rain (periods of heavy rain) and very windy (E-NE at 25-35mph +gusting).  Temps will barely move as it'll be high of 67°.  Over an inch of rainfall is possible.  Be aware of the high tides, where you're driving and where you're parking on the island as tidal island flooding is inevitable today.  Tonight... 60% chance of rain with a low of 64° and Easterly winds at 20-30mph decreasing to 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy conditions early then partly cloudy in the afternoon.  High of 69° with W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  
High tide: 4:19PM
Low tide: 10:22AM
Ocean temp: 67°
Sunrise: 7:05AM
Sunset: 6:26PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 215,416
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,174
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,065
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 99