Friday, January 24, 2020

TGIF - New Moon Friday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  There's an E-NE breeze at 10-15mph.  It's a New Moon today.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun as temps just about tap 50°!  Those E-NE winds will ramp up even more at 10-20mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with showers developing overnight.  Temps will hover around the low-mid 40s with winds checking in.  East winds will wift (waft) over the island at 20-30mph.  Chance of rain is 50%.  Tomorrow... rain likely and very windy.  Temps will be in the low-50s but it'll be very wet, windy and my guess is miserable.  Sunday... not so much as it will be sunny,  less windy with mild temps (mid-upper 40s) sticking around.  Keep in mind... the New Moon today will provide much higher than normal tides.  The Tide on the back side (marsh/bay side) of the island is an hour later than the beach/ocean side.  We could possibly see tidal flooding tomorrow with the rain along with the leftover New Moon pull.
High tide: 7:26AM and 7:51PM
Low tide: 1:35PM
Ocean temp: 41°
Sunset: 5:13PM

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sunny Start - Cloudy Finish

Mornin'!  It's 27° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear with horizon clouds painting a beautiful sunrise as Ms Sun has begun to glow over the island.  Breezes are out of the NE at 3-6mph.  It's a lovely cold, crisp morning down the Shore.  The fragrance of the briny waters surrounding us can be inhaled the moment you step outside!  It'll be a lovely winter's day with lots of sunshine in the first half of the day.  Clouds will roll in early this afternoon as it'll be a mostly cloudy second half of the day.  Temps will climb into the low-mid 40s.  Breezes will remain light out of the E-NE at 3-5mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy as temps drop into the mid-30s with E-NE breezes at 3-5mph.  Tomorrow... partly to mostly cloudy as we may tap 50°.  The weekend remains 50-50 with rain on Saturday and sunshine on Sunday.  The New Moon is tomorrow.  Whether a "New" moon or "Full" moon... the tides will be much higher than usual and Saturday's rain could help in creating some tidal flooding.  Just an FYI!
High tide: 7:07PM
Low tide: 12:50PM
Ocean temp: 41°
Sunset: 5:12PM

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Blue Sky Winter's Day

Mornin'!  It's 25° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under clear skies as Ms Sun's on her way any time now.  Breezes are light out of the North at 4-7mph.  Expect abundant sunshine today as temps tap the 40s!  Breezes will be out of the North at 5-10mph.  Tonight... mostly clear and starlit with temps dropping back into the upper 20s and winds light and variable (East to E-NE at 2-4mph).  Tomorrow... just about the same with a bit more clouds in the sky and a tad breezier.  The weekend's looking 50-50.  Saturday's a washout with plenty of rain temps in the 50s.  And, Sunday's looking partly sunny with temps in the 40s.
High Tide: 6:19PM
Low Tide: 12:02PM
Ocean Temp: 41°
Sunrise: 7:11AM
Sunset: 5:10PM

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sunny and Crisp

Mornin'!  It's 22° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit.  Not much in breezes to note (N at 3-6mph) but it's still creating a windchill.  It feels like 11° out there.  It'll be a sunny, cold day as temps get up into the mid-30s with breezes out of the N-NW at 7-11mph.  Tonight... clear, cold with temps dropping to upper 20s feeling like the upper teens / lower 20s, with breezes out of the North at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow... another sunny day with temps even higher than today... low 40s! 
High tide: 5:26PM
Low tide: 11:10AM
Ocean temp: 43°
Sunrise: 7:12AM
Sunset: 5:09PM

Monday, January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Day

Mornin'!  It's 25° in Wildwood NJ.  There's a breeze out of the N-NW at 14-18mph making a windchill of 14°.  Winter's been checked in the last few days and this morning's no exception.  Winter's getting nice and comfy here giving my bones reason to ache.  We've got a very cold, crisp, clear morning as Ms Sun's on her way over the horizon.  Expect sunny skies today with temps in the mid-30s.  Breezes out of the N-NW are staying checked in at 10-20mph making for a low-20 windchill today.  Tonight... clear and cold with temps in the upper-20s and winds out of the North at 10-15mph making for a windchill in the teens.  Tomorrow... more of the same but not quite as breezy.  It will still feel icy.
High tide: 4:05PM
Low tide: 10:15AM
Ocean temp:43°
Sunrise: 7:12AM
Sunset: 5:08PM

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Wet Misty First Half / Mostly Sunny Second Half

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  60 days until Spring!  It's misty and a bit breezy (W-NW at 10-15mph).  It's raw and chilly out there even though it's not biting cold.  We're going to have a misty, possibly rainy morning (70% chance) as the clouds clear out gradually and winds pick up.  Expect a partly to mostly sunny afternoon with temps hovering around where they are now (mid-40s) but those W-NW winds will kick up to 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... clear, temps in the mid-upper 20s (feeling like the teens) with NW winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, mid-30s and blustery.
High Tide: 3:20PM
Low Tide: 9:16AM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:13AM
Sunset: 5:07PM

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Kennel Dog Show Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 26° in Wildwood NJ.  Not much in the line of breezes (S-SE at 2-3mph) to report.  We've got plenty of cloud cover making for a gray morning.  Expect moisture today with snow showers this morning switching to rain later.  Temps will climb up into the mid-40s with South winds at 5-10mph.  Winds will increase by late this afternoon remaining from the South at 15-25mph.  Chance of rain is 100%.  Tonight... rainy and windy (SW 20-30mph) with decreasing clouds overnight.  Temps will drop only to the low-40s.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy (peeks of sun by mid-day) and remaining windy.  Temps will be holding in the 40s.
High Tide: 2:17PM
Low Tide: 8:10AM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunset: 5:06PM

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Dogs Are Heading This Way

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  The stiff N-NW 20-25mph winds are making it feel like 20° outside this morning.  Winter's rearing it's head once again!  It's still dark and clear with starlit skies as Ms Sun lies in wait.  She's arriving in less than an hour.  Expect sunny, blue skies today with temps in the low-mid 30s with a windchill of low-mid 20s.  These blustery N-NW winds will simmer down somewhat to 15-20mph by later this afternoon. By this evening, they'll be down to 7-10mph out of the North.  Temps will drop down as well to around 20° but it'll feel like we're in the teens I'm sorry to report.  The fun weather is over for a few days.
Tomorrow, as the Kennel Club Dog Show begins, (https://wildwoodsnj.com/event/boardwalk-kennel-club-all-breed-dog-show/ ) it will be mostly cloudy as rain and snow showers are due to arrive around late morning / noon.  We're not supposed to receive any accumulation of snow like the big city.  It'll rain into the evening with winds whipping though.  Sunday... partly sunny, winds blustery with temps up in the 40s.
High Tide: 1:17PM
Low Tide: 6:59AM and 7:27PM
Ocean Temp: 43°
Sunrise: 7:14AM
Sunset: 5:25PM

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Blustery Winds Are Coming Today

Delaware Bay - Sunken Concrete Ship - Cape May - Sunset Point Beach
Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with winds out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun today with temps tapping 50° again.  It'll be mild but extremely windy and I'm sure feeling much colder.  Winds will begin later this morning out of the W-NW at 20-25mph +gusting at 35mph or higher.  We're talking a major "bad hair day".  Tonight... clear and windy with  temps in the mid-upper 30s and a windchill of 25° due to the 25-30mph NW winds. Tomorrow... sunny and colder with temps in the mid-30s. Winds will be a bit lighter (15-25mph).  The weekend's looking 50/50 with Saturday getting some rain showers in the afternoon and Sunday being partly sunny.
High tide: 12:19PM
Low tide: 6:25PM
Ocean temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:14AM
Sunset: 5:04PM

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Humpday Mix Of Clouds And Sun

Mornin'!  It's 44° in misty, slightly foggy Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover again with damp, gray conditions.  Breezes are relatively light out of the NW at 5-10mph.  We're going to have areas of fog early, then partly cloudy skies with sunshine returning this late morning / early afternoon.  Temps will probably hit 50°.  Those NW winds will be all over the place as they switch to the West then again to the South and again to the S-SW all at 5-10mph.  Tonight... cloud cover returns as temps drop to the low 40s with S-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny / partly cloudy and very windy (W-NW at 25-35mph).  Those stiff winds will be bringing Winter back to the island as temps drop into the 20s by nighttime.
High tide: 11:22AM
Low tide: 5:29PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunset: 5:03PM

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Gray Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under thick cloud cover at the moment with hardly any breezes to note (East at 3-5mph).   It feels mild and damp when stepping outside... almost like a dewy March or April morning.   The balminess heightens the aroma of the briny, salty, waters surrounding the island.  I can hear the pounding surf thanks to the cloud cover insulating us (6+ blocks away).  Expect gray skies again today with rain showers at times (60% chance).  Temps will hover around where they are now... mid-upper 40s with Easterly winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... cloudy with 20% chance of rain, temps in the low-40s and NW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun returns as we reach the 50s again.
High tide: 10:26AM
Low tide: 4:40PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:02PM

Monday, January 13, 2020

Gray Monday

Mornin'!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under heavy cloud cover with rain clouds and showers all around us.  So far, we're dry but there's a 40% chance of showers this morning.  Winds are currently out of the N-NE at 10-15mph.  It'll be mostly misty, gray day and light NE breezes turning to NW breezes by this afternoon all at 3-6mph.  Temps will be tapping 50°.  Tonight... still cloudy, 20% chance of a shower, temps in the mid-40s and N-NE breezes at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow... still cloudy with rain showers possible by afternoon (50% chance).
High Tide: 9:32AM
Low Tide: 3:54PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:01PM



Sunday, January 12, 2020

Where are you Winter?

Live Webcam Shot - North Wildwood - 5th Avenue Boat Ramp
Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  That's not a typo.  It's amazingly Spring-like this morning when stepping outside.  Breezes are out of the SW at 12-16mph.  We're under partially clear skies with heavy cloud cover all around us.  We're supposed to have a shower or two any time now and even a thunderstorm is possible (40% chance) this morning.  Today... temps will get into the low-60s today as most of the clouds clear out and provide us a partly cloudy / partly sunny day with winds out of the West and switching to the W-NW later at 16-22mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with N-NE winds at 10-15mph as temps drop down into the low-mid 40s.  Winter?  Where's Winter?
High tide: 8:43AM
Low tide: 3:08PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunset: 5:00PM

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Somewhat Cloudy and Windy Plunge Day

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under hazy skies.  I can see the moon in the haze as the sky is far from clear and not allowing the twinkling stars to be seen.  It's breezy... winds out of the S-SW at 13-17mph.  I can hear the roar of the surf quite a few blocks away thanks to all those clouds above.  I live on the marsh side of the island and don't always get to hear the ocean.  We've got the Polar Plunge in Wildwood today!  It's 1PM at the Convention Center beach.  I know it's for the Special Olympics and all but those running into the drink are of unsound mind in my opinion.  I don't even want to imagine what that feels like.  Keep in mind these shivering, bathing suit-clad (and costumed) folk are walking from their vehicles to the beach (a fairly long walk for those undressed) and then stand there for at least 20 minutes jumping up and down waiting for the gun to go off so they can run as fast as possible to the 42° ocean.  Then, their soaking wet bodies must get back to that vehicle.  Another thing to keep in mind... Wildwood's beach at the Convention Center is about 4 football fields deep.  It is something to witness everyone excitedly heading to the ocean. It's quite a strange phenomenon.  If you can't make it, there's another in North Wildwood on February 22nd. That fund raiser is for our Fallen Heroes. 
For today's weather... the plungers have much to be grateful for as it'll continue to be unseasonably mild. Expect mostly cloudy  skies (some sun peeking in), with temps in the upper 50's. Those annoying winds out of the S-SW will ramp up to 20-25mph keeping things feeling quite cold if you're wet. Tonight... mostly cloudy and even windier. Temps will drop to the upper 40s / low 50s with S-SW winds at 25-35mph gusting at times to 50mph.  There's a 60% chance of rain beginning tonight as well.  Sunday... it's looking like rain and winds on the overnight tonight as we wake to any rain leftover tomorrow morning.  For the most part though, it looks like a mostly sunny, mild day with temps in the low-60s (I can't believe I'm typing that) with winds simmered down.
High tide: 7:57AM
Low tide: 2:23PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 4:59PM
Moonrise: 6:01PM

Friday, January 10, 2020

Full Moon Friday

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got light breezes out of the South at 6-8mph.  We've also got some thick cloud cover as the ocean's wave action along the beach is loud and clear from my back porch 6+ blocks away.  The cloud cover does it all the time and insulates the sound of the surf very nicely.  The full moon just set over the horizon as it was illuminating the island all night long.  It seems that we're going to get considerable cloudiness today along with peeks of sunshine.  Temps will climb up to the low-mid 50s with S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly to mostly cloudy with temps dropping to the mid-upper 40s and those S-SW winds staying checked in at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... expect mostly cloud cover, stiff breezes (18-22mph) and mild temps (mid-upper 50s) for the Polar Plunge. Sunday begins with rain and very stiff winds but will settle down by late afternoon as temps reach 60°.  The Full "Wolf" Moon is today.  The Native American Indians were the record keepers of time as well as naming the Moons.  The reason for the "Wolf" moon is the increase of howling by the wolves this time of year.  Remember, the tides will be much higher and lower with the Full Moon and the streets may flood a bit.  Avoid taking the vehicle into the briny, salty flood water seeping into the streets.  Oh... and remember... the back bay and marsh side of the island has high tide an hour later than the ocean side.
High tides: 7:13AM and 7:48PM
Low tide: 1:38PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 4:58PM
Moonrise: 4:54PM

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A Stretch Of Unseasonably Warm Weather On Its Way

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear, still dark and moonlit (the Full Moon is tomorrow).  Breezes are out of the N-NW at 9-11mph creating a 20° wind chill.  It's nippy out there!  Things will begin warming up a bit later this morning as Ms Sun rises (any time now) and begins to do her thing.  We're starting a stretch of a warm up with temps tapping 40°, plentiful sunshine, and breezes out of the NE switching this afternoon to the E-SE all at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow... we're expected to hit the low-mid 50s, Saturday... the upper 50s and Sunday... maybe tapping 60°!  Tonight... mostly cloudy with temps in the low-mid 30s and breezes out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.
High Tide: 6:29AM and 7:03PM (higher than normal tides thanks to the moon and always an hour later on the marsh / bay side)
Low Tide: 12:51PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset:  4:57PM
Moonrise: 3:54PM

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Blustery Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun up and just broke through the morning clouds along the horizon.  She's struggling though as the clouds seem to be taking over more often than not.  Breezes are out of the W-SW at 15-20mph.  It feels like 30° with the wind chill.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun today as we'll have partly cloudy skies in the first half and partly sunny skies in the second half.  Don't forget the gusty winds (W-NW at 25-35mph +gusting) all day into tonight.  Temps will reach the mid-40s but with a wind chill of mid-30s.  Tonight... clear and windy.  Temps will hover around 30° with a wind chill of 20° due to those NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... looking sunny and cold (30s) with some afternoon clouds.  Saturday (Polar Plunge) is still looking mild (mid-upper 50s) but cloudy and windy.
High tide: 6:17PM
Low tide: 12:03PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunset: 4:56PM

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday... Nice Start - Crapola Ending

Mornin'!  It's 34° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under partly cloudy skies with no breezes to note.  These cloudy skies will give way to sunshine this morning and rain by this late afternoon (100% chance).  Temps will head up into the mid-upper 40s with East winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy and damp with light rain along with the possibility of a snowy mix in the early part of the evening. Temps will drop to the mid-30s.  Winds will switch from the NW at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... A bad hair day as that rain system is out of here. It'll be partly cloudy and big time windy (West winds at 25-35mph +gusting).  Friday of this week is the Full Moon. And, this coming Saturday is the Polar Bear plunge in Wildwood and the weather is looking balmy with temps in the mid-50s but windy.
High tide: 5:28PM
Low tide: 11:15AM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunset: 4:55PM

Monday, January 6, 2020

Ms Sun's-A-Coming!

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with breezes out of the West at 12-15mph.  The clouds will filter out for the most part as today is supposed to be a mostly sunny day with temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes out of the W-NW at 13-17mph.  Tonight... clear with temps in the low-40s and Westerly breezes at 8-11mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy with rain showers beginning in the afternoon / early evening.  These mid-40 temps will be dropping tomorrow into the low-30s by tomorrow night. 
High tide: 4:35PM
Low tide: 10:26AM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunset: 4:54PM

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Blustery And Sunny

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  The winds are packing a punch and hammering the island out of the NW at 20-30mph.  It sounds like a high-speed train roaring down the street.  In fact, it's what woke me this early morning.  The wind chill is 29°.  We're still under some thick heavy clouds as the recent cloud mass that's been covering us for the last few days is now slipping away and heading out to sea.  Parts of the sky are clear and preparing to welcome Ms Sun. Expect very windy conditions today with mostly sunny skies.  Temps will stay where they are now (low-40s) with a wind chill in the low-30s.  Winds will stay out of the NW at 30-40mph +gusting.  Tonight... a few clouds, temps near the mid-30s and winds calmed down out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny, temps in the mid-upper 40s with winds out of the W-NW at 12-17mph.
High tide: 3:38PM
Low tide: 9:35AM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:17AM
Sunset: 4:53PM

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Gray and Rainy Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with breezes out of the SW at 10-12mph.  It's mild but soaking wet out there from the overnight rains.  Expect a cloudy day with occasional rain showers  (70% chance) and temps in the mid-50s.  Winds will be out of the SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy with more rain showers (70% chance) as temps begin to drop into the upper 30s / low 40s with winds increasing.  Winds will be out of the NW at 20-30mph with gusting possible.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny, cooler (upper 30s / low 40s) with NW winds still in the 20-30mph range.
High tide: 2:42PM
Low tide: 8:39AM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunset: 4:52PM

Friday, January 3, 2020

Gray First Friday

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining with light breezes out of the W-SW at 6-10mph.  Expect a cloudy day with occasional rain showers (60% chance).  Temps will tap the lower-50s with W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  There could be a break in the clouds late morning / early afternoon with peeks of sunshine.  Tonight... more rain likely (90% chance) with temps back to where they are now and winds light and variable.  Tomorrow... looking like a repeat of today with rain showers and a break with some peeks of sun, then more rain with winds picking up at a good clip in the evening and into Sunday morning.  Sunday... mostly cloudy and windy.
High tide: 1:50PM
Low tide: 7:52PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunset: 4:51PM

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Mostly Sunny Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 33° in sunny Wildwood NJ.   We've got plenty of sunshine along with frost.  Everything's covered in a frosty glaze.  Not much in breezes (S-SW at 2-4mph) and it's feeling cold out there.  It'll be a mostly sunny day with temps in the low 50s with breezes out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clouds roll on in with rain coming on the overnight.  Temps will drop into the mid-40s with S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Rain is expected to continue tomorrow until almost mid-day and then again tomorrow night.  The weekend's looking 50-50 with Saturday looking like a washout and Sunday becoming sunny. Next weekend (1/11/20) is the Wildwood Polar Plunge!
High tide: 1:02PM
Low tide: 6:58PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunset: 4:50PM

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!!!

Mornin'!  Happy New Year!  Happy 2020!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  It's crisp and clear (except for a huge cloud mass in my northerly sight of vision) and sunny.  It's heading Northeast and seems not to be bothering the island at the moment as bright sunshine is radiating into the front of my home quite nicely.  There's a breeze out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  The new year begins with a sunny, blue sky kind of day.  Expect plenty of sunshine, temps in the low-40s (feeling like mid-30s with the windchill) and breezes out of the W-NW at 18-23mph.  Tonight... clear, upper 30s and W-NW winds at 8-11mph.  Tomorrow... more sunshine, not as breezy and almost 50°!  Seems the new year's starting out okay in the weather department!
High tide: 12:16PM
Low tide: 6:08PM
Ocean temp: 44°
Sunset: 4:49PM