Thursday, April 30, 2020

Last Day Of April With High Wind Warning Posted

Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and blustery.  We have a blow out of the S-SE at 20-25mph +gusting.  We're under thick ominous cloud cover as the sound of the ocean crashing the shore is loud and clear from 6+blocks away.  The birds are much quieter this morning as the winds are roaring around the island.  It's going to be windy throughout the day (High Wind Warnings are posted through to this evening) and night with rain developing this afternoon.  There's still potential for heavy rainfall.  Temps will tap 60° as chance of rain is 90% with SE winds at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tonight... 100% chance of steady rainfall with showers continuing overnight.  Rainfall could reach an inch.  Temps will drop into the low-mid 50s with S-SE winds at 25-35mph +gusting but will decrease by bedtime to 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... 40% chance of rain showers with thunder possible and not as windy as today.  Saturday looks sunny and mild with less windy conditions and Sunday... partly sunny.  Not sure what next year's April will bring but I hope and pray it doesn't come near what this April has been like.  Like... 300 days long.  I realize April showers brings May Flowers but I can only imagine what May will really bring to Wildwood this year. Pray it's not COVID-19.  God bless us all!
High tide: 2:03PM
Low tide: 7:57AM and 8:00PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:02AM
Sunset: 7:52PM
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 118,652
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 7,228
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 323
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 22

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sun and Clouds and Blustery Hump Day

A Typical July Beach Day in North Wildwood
Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and just passed over the cloud cover along the horizon.  We've got bright sunshine in the windows this morning!  It's breezy with winds out of the E-SE at 12-16mph.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun today followed by mostly cloudy skies.  We're also going to have gusty winds today beginning in the afternoon... E-SE at 20-30mph.  Temps will rise up a few degrees into the upper 50s.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain showers, mid-50s and SE winds staying checked in at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... rain.  The forecast says 100% chance of rain tomorrow some of it will be a soaking rain along with stiff, blustery winds out of the S-SE at 25-35mph +gusting.  Just saying.  Oh... Friday and Saturday start to those days looks like rain as well.  Sunday... sunshine.
High tide: 1:04PM
Low tide: 6:50AM and 6:42PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:03AM
Sunset: 7:51PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 116,264
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 6,770
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 305
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 21

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A Little Sunshine and A Little Cloudiness

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly cloudy along the horizon as Ms Sun's trying to shine through it all.  Winds are light out of the N-NW at 5-7mph.  We're supposed to have partly sunny / partly cloudy conditions today with temps in the upper 50s and winds shifting from the NW to the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy and overcast with temps near 50° and S-SE winds at 10-15mph.  There is a 20% chance of rain.  Expect cloudy and windy conditions tomorrow.  Not much in the line of rain but it'll feel chilly.
High tide: 12:09PM
Low tide: 5:46PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:04AM
Sunset: 7:50PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 113,856
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 6,442
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 299
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 20
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Monday, April 27, 2020

Another Gray One

Mornin'! It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and misty as everything's saturated from the rains yesterday and last night.  Winds are out of the NW at 10-13mph.  Once again, it seems to be perfect weather for the birds as the island's filled with chirping, singing and sqwaking birds this morning.  It's nice to see and hear they're out and about and enjoying the Shore.   It looks like yesterday's weather is back.  It wasn't the complete washout as forecasted... mostly and raw misty day but no consistent rainfall either.  According to my sources, today will be gray again with 20% chance of rain.  Temps will get into the low-mid 50s with N-NW winds ramping up a bit at 10-20mph + gusting. Tonight... mostly clear with some passing clouds as temps drop into the low-mid 40s.  N-NW winds will fairly light at (by March standards) 10-15mph. Tomorrow... more sun than cloud cover with temps in the upper 50s.  That sunshine will feel fabulous... enjoy as the clouds and rain return Wednesday.
High Tide: 11:19AM
Low Tide: 5:06PM
Ocean Temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:05AM
Sunset: 7:49PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 111,188
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 6,044
Corona Virus in Cape May County: 281
Corona Deaths in Cape May County: 18

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Dismal Weather

Mornin'!  It's 51° in rainy Wildwood NJ.  The birds seem to love it out there!  It's been raining since last evening and will continue to do so throughout the day and evening.  Expect rain today (90% chance) with temps in the low-60s as SE winds blow over the island at 10-20mph.  Tonight... 50% chance of rain with a rumble or two of thunder possible especially towards evening; low near 45° with N-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... 50% chance of more rain with not much clearing as it'll be a gray start to the week with temps in the low-50s and 15-25mph winds.  I'm telling you, this weather matches the mood around here as of late.  There is a small light at the end of the weather tunnel... on Tuesday but the rest of the week is looking somewhat bleak as we're in for some gray skies and some more rainfall.
High tide: 10:35AM
Low tide: 4:31PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:07AM
Sunset: 7:48PM
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 109,038
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 5,938
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 281
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 18

Saturday, April 25, 2020

50-50 Weekend

A Typical Beach Day in August
Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are light out of the NE at 4-6mph.  Ms Sun's shining already and warming things up.  Everything's damp from yesterday's rains.  I just pulled a few weeds from the garden as they pulled right out thanks to the very wet soil.  We're going to dry out a bit as we'll see plenty of sunshine today. However, clouds will roll in later as we may start to get showers by  this evening.  Today's temps will get into the mid-50s as E-NE winds blow over the island at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy with 90% chance of rain showers heading to a steady rain towards the  overnight.  Thunderstorms are possible.  Tonight's temps will drop to where they are now... mid-upper 40s with East winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... rainy (90% chance) and windy S-SE at 20-30mph +gusting.  Monday... the continued rain system may be checking out by late morning as we may see clearing by the afternoon.  I wondered why my knees were hurting first thing this morning!
High tide: 9:57AM
Low tide: 3:58PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:08AM
Sunset: 7:47PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 105,523
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 5,863
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 261
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 18

Friday, April 24, 2020

Perfect Weather For Hunkering

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining.  It's aromatic with salty, fishy marsh smell in the humid air.  Breezes are light out of the NE at 4-6mph.  Expect showers this morning along with the possibility of thunderstorms right into this afternoon (100%).  These clouds are hanging out throughout the rest of the day with the possibility of rain down to 10% by tonight. Temps will drop from the mid-50s into the mid-upper 40s tonight with N-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny with temps in the mid-50s and E-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Sunday... back to a rainy day.  It's perfect weather for hunkering down but whatever you do... DO NOT TAKE ANY DISINFECTANTS!
High tide: 9:20AM
Low tide: 3:25PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:09AM
Sunset: 7:46PM
Corona Virus Case in New Jersey: 99,989
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 5,368
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 236
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 16

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Gray Day

Typical Friday Summer Night - Wildwood's Boardwalk
Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover this morning with no sunrise.  Breezes are light out of the E-NE at 3-5mph.  Expect cloudy conditions this morning with perhaps a peek or two of sunshine but rain's on tap for later (40% chance) or at least by this afternoon.  Temps will get into the mid-50s with Easterly breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... rain likely (100% chance) with the possibility of thunderstorms.  Temps will drop to around 50° with SE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... scattered thunderstorms with 80% chance of a rainy day.  The weekend's looking 50-50 with Saturday being partly sunny in the 50s and Sunday being cloudy and rainy.
High Tide: 8:44AM
Low Tide: 2:50PM
Ocean Temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:11AM
Sunset: 7:45PM

Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 95,865
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 5,063
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 217
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 16



Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day

The Jersey Cape - Obtained from a NASA shot
Mornin'!  Happy Earth Day! It's 40°, sunny and blustery (W-NW 18-23mph).  We'll get into the mid-50s today with a mix of clouds and sunshine.  Winds will be out of the W-NW at 20-30mph +gusting with higher gusts possible.  Tonight... clear to partly cloudy.  Temps back down into the low-40s with those W-NW winds at 10-20mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... starts out cloudy turning to a rainy, windy day (80% chance) with temps hitting 60°.  It's the "New Moon" today so tides will be a bit swollen.  If you see any trash lying on this beautiful earth of ours... time to take that trash can/bag in hand and clean up what's strewn around.  And, there's always lots to clean up here on the island thanks to some of those clueless earth inhabitants.  Today's photo is taken from a NASA shot showing our Cape both the Atlantic ocean and Delaware bay side with all the wetlands and marsh in between.  The shot encaptures the atlantic coast on the right with the very top section being the southern tip of Ocean City, then heading south... Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood and Cape May (southernmost end).  On the left (bay side) is Del Haven, Town Bank, The Villas, and North Cape May.
High tide: 8:08AM and 8:23PM
Low tide: 2:14PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:12AM
Sunset: 7:44PM
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 92,387
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 4,753
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 217
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 16

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Transformation Kind Of Day

North Wildwood - A Summer Beach Day
Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly.  Breezes are out of the S-SW at 12-16mph.  This lovely, bright, somewhat mild Spring start to the day is planning on getting weird and ugly.  All this loveliness will do an about face and turn dark and gray by later this morning.  Winds will pick up significantly (SW 20-30mph +gusting) pushing storm clouds towards our coast.  Expect rain (80% chance) with thunderstorms blowing through this afternoon and evening.  Some of these storms could be severe.  Winds will be out of the SW as temps rise to the low 60s.  Tonight... mostly cloudy and gusty with less of a chance of rain and/or thunderstorms (30%).  Temps will begin dropping this evening to the upper 30s with NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... windy with lots of sunshine and temps in the low 50s. Bring it on March... oops, I mean "April".  Oh, and don't forget about the "New Moon" tomorrow which is already creating a change in the tides... they're much higher and lower than normal.  Be aware of those tides today if we do get the predicted thunderstorms as they could produce street flooding on top of tide flooding.
High Tide: 7:30AM and 7:49PM
Low Tide: 1:37PM
Ocean Temp: 50°
Sunrise:  6:13AM
Sunset: 7:43PM
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 88,806
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 4,377
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 212
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 15

Monday, April 20, 2020

Gray and Blustery 4/20

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy 4/20! It's gray with very light rain spitting down.  Winds are out of the N-NE at 8-10mph.  Expect a cloudy, windy and occasional rainy (80% chance) morning.  Temps will get into the mid-50s with NE winds hurling themselves at us at 20-30mph +gusting.  This afternoon will remain cloudy with the slight possibility of peeks of sun.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-upper 40s and S-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... looking gray again with 90% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms and let's not forget those gusty winds... SW 20-30mph+gusting.   We're heading towards a New Moon (this Wednesday) so the tides are beginning to be much higher and lower than normal.  Just be aware of your surroundings.
High tide: 6:49AM and 7:13PM
Low tide:12:59PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:15AM
Sunset: 7:42PM
Corona cases in NJ:85,301
Corona deaths in NJ:4,202
Corona cases in Cape May County:206
Corona deaths in Cape May County:14

Sunday, April 19, 2020

First Half Sunny - Second Half Cloudy

North Wildwood's Polar Plunge - 2017
Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and crisp and still (SW breezes at 2-4mph).  In fact, it must have dropped down into the 30s overnight as everything's got frost on it.  That was strange to see first thing when hitting the back porch this morning.  My greens, now baby seedlings (lettuces, kale, collards, spinach, senposai (oriental hybrid mix), parsley and cilantro most of which are about 1½" tall) had to contend with those very cold temps last night.  Uncovered.  They appear okay and hopefully Ms Sun's rays will make everything even better today.  We will see plenty of sunshine the first half of the day but the sky will begin filling with clouds this afternoon.  And, if you're wondering what will be pushing those clouds into our area... S-SW 20-30mph winds; that's what.  Temps will get into the mid-upper 50s but it will feel much colder I'm sure with a bit of a windchill.  Tonight... even heavier cloud cover as there's a 30% chance of rain showers this evening into tonight.  Temps will drop to around 49° with S-SW winds at 15-25mph shifting from the N-NW simmering down at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... gray and rainy and windy; aka... Crapola.
High tide: 6:05AM and 6:34PM
Low tide: 12:20PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:16AM
Sunset: 7:41PM
Corona Cases in New Jersey: 81,420
Corona Deaths in New Jersey: 4,070
Corona Cases in Cape May County: 199
Corona Deaths in Cape May County: 14

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Wet Start This Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with NW breezes at 2-4mph.  Those overnight gusty winds have taken an intermission thankfully.  I'm seriously over the intense leftover March winds this month.  My house was-a-rockin' last night!  Looks like it'll be wet this morning with 60% chance of rain showers as drier air moves in this afternoon with (you guessed it) lots more of those gusty breezes.  Expect temps in the mid-50s with NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... mostly clear, low 42° and NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... sunshine with gusty winds and cloud cover developing in the afternoon (S-SW at 20-30mph) with temps in the mid-50s.
High tide: 5:15AM and 5:49PM
Low tide: 11:38AM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:17AM
Sunset: 7:40PM
Corona Cases in New Jersey: 78,467
Corona Deaths in New Jersey: 3,840
Corona Cases in Cape May County: 189
Corona Deaths in Cape May County: 14

Friday, April 17, 2020

Sunshine and Calm-First Half and Clouds and Winds-Second Half

One of Those Chrismas in July Photos
Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's out and shining brightly.  Breezes are light out of the N-NW at 3-5mph.  It's feeling cold and a bit wintry this morning but the lack of breezes and the warmth of the sun is making it feel nice.  The birds seem happy.  We're going to have blue skies and plenty of sunshine this morning.  The clouds roll on in this afternoon as the winds increase (S-SW at 5-10mph increasing to 15-25mph).  Tonight... thick cloud cover with 60% chance of rain developing as winds ramp up to 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps will drop into the mid-upper 40s.  Tomorrow... just the opposite of today as there will 70% chance of rain early with a mix of sun and clouds later in the afternoon.  High of 56° and those damn winds at 20-30mph out of the W-NW.  Sunday... Ms Sun returns with some clouds in the mix and still a bit blustery.  Like I said before... March and April have exchanged their weather roles.
High tide: 4:57PM
Low tide: 10:53AM
Ocean temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:19AM
Sunset: 7:39PM
Corona Cases in NJ: 75,317
Corona Deaths in NJ: 3,518
Corona Cases in Cape May County: 186
Corona Deaths in Cape May County: 10

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Mostly Sunny, Breezy Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are out of the West at 10-15mph.  It's clear with a handful of clouds thrown in.  Not enough to block my view from seeing Mars, Saturn and Jupiter around the Moon this early morn thanks to my daughter's reminder.  It was at 5:22am, in view from my house in the dark, pre-dawn sky and quite a sight to see.  Thankfully those handful of clouds were on the west side of the island covering those stars in the sky.  So grateful to have seen that.  It'll be a mix of clouds and sun today and high near 50°.  Winds will be stiff out of the W-NW at 15-25mph.  Tonight... clear, upper 30s and NW winds wifting (wafting) over the island at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same with rain and windier conditions by the evening.  Saturday's 60% chance of a washout and Sunday... looking mostly sunny with rain return at night.
High Tide: 3:58PM
Low Tide: 10:01AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:20AM
Sunset: 7:38PM
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 71,030
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 3,156
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 178
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 10

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Hump day!  We're under cloud cover along with wet surfaces outside at the moment.  It was raining a little while ago but has stopped.  It's a bit breezy... W-NW at 10-15mph and is feeling pretty raw and damp out there.  There's a 20% chance of a morning shower with clouds beginning to break up and check out by this afternoon.  We should see some warm sunshine later today.  Temps will get into the low-50s with NW breezes ramping up just a bit at 10-20mph.  Tonight... mostly clear with a few passing clouds and temps in the low-40s with winds switching from the SW at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... sunny start with winds roaring in later in the day bringing cloud cover.  Winds will be out of the W-NW at 20-30mph +gusting.  I swear March is April and April is March this year.  Oh... and so far, this coming weekend looks pretty wet as rain is in the forecast for both days.
High Tide: 2:58PM
Low Tide: 9:01AM and 9:17PM
Ocean Temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:22AM
Sunset: 7:37PM
Corona Cases in New Jersey: 68,824
Corona Deaths in New Jersey: 2,805
Corona Cases in Cape May County: 169
Corona Deaths in Cape May County: 10

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Calm After The Storm

Wildwood's Boardwalk Damage
Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's trying to break on through some coastal cloud cover.  At the moment, I have sunshine pouring into my house.  Speaking of house... mine is still standing after yesterday's wind-driven storm.  Gusts were as high as 85mph! There was no flooding with this storm by the way.  I suffered no damage (other than my front gate loosening from the foundation post).  It was incredibly scary as debris and destruction was happening all around me as well as up and down the Coast.
It's a whole different can of worms this morning as breezes are out of the N-NW at 8-12mph.  The birds are chirping again.  The fragrance of the calmer sea is in the air.  And, life is in a sense back to normal.
Expect sunshine this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon.  Temps will be in the low-mid 50s with N-NW breezes at 10-15mph turning from the S-SW at 6-9mph.  Tonight... Mostly cloudy with 80% chance of rain developing after midnight.  Temps will drop into the low-40s with S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... gray start with 60% chance of rain in the morning and Ms Sun peeking in my the afternoon.  Temps will get into the 50s again as breezes ramp up a bit out of the NW at 10-20mph.
High tide: 1:59PM
Low tide: 8:07PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:23AM
Sunset: 7:36PM
COVID-19 Cases in NJ: 64,584
COVID-19 Deaths in NJ: 2,443
COVID-19 Cases in CMC: 164
COVID-19 Deaths in CMC: 9

Monday, April 13, 2020

Crapola Monday

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  You couldn't ask for more perfect weather for a Monday and a Monday with self-isolation from this Plague that continues to separate and surround us all.  It's raining down at a good clip with winds that sound like a high speed train roaring by from the South at 25-35mph +gusting.  It'll be like this throughout the entire day. Some wind could sustain at 50mph +major gusts with 100% chance of rain.  We could see over an inch of rain as temps tap 60°.  By tonight... (after dinner time) things are supposed to simmer down as temps drop into the mid-40s as the clouds clear on out.  W-NW winds will then be 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny despite some afternoon cloud cover with NW winds at 10-15mph.
FOOTNOTE: It's 12:30PM and the local weather just reported a tornado watch for our area until 6pm.  If you hear sirens or get notifications of a tornado, take cover (closet, basement, interior room)!   So far, today has been brutal with the winds.  Next door and next door to them have begun losing the shingles from their roofs as well as an entire apartment building around the corner which lost it's roof as it completely has peeled back.  Scary stuff today!
High tide: 1:01PM
Low tide: 6:51AM and 6:59PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:25AM
Sunset: 7:35PM
Corona Virus in New Jersey: 61,850
Corona Deaths in New Jersey: 2,350
Corona Virus in Cape May County: 145
Corona Deaths in Cape May County: 9

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

Mornin!  It's 48° and sunny this lovely Easter morn.  Breezes are out of the South 8-10mph.  The birds never seem to let us down and they're all over the island expressing their joy.  The salty sea air and morning dew is such a wonderful thing as it encircled me when going on my back porch.   So grateful and many mixed feelings this blessed day.  Hubby and I are healthy as well as our loved ones... many, many blessings there.  All churches and synagogues are closed, families are separated and quarantined, many are sick and dying.  What a very intense, joyful, sad, scary time.  Easter or not.
It's going to be a lovely start to the day with plentiful sunshine and temps tapping 60°.  Just after mid-day, all hell's going to break loose this Easter Sunday as the clouds and winds roll in.  This afternoon will be mostly cloudy with winds out of the South at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... strap in as an intense storm system's hitting our coast (this should have been Good Friday's weather).  100% chance of rain after midnight with potential for heavy rainfall. Temps will drop back into the low-mid 50s with very windy conditions (South at 25-35mph +gusting).  Tomorrow... 90% chance of precipitation with heavy rain (potential for severe thunderstorms) temps - low60s and South winds at 35-50mph +gusting.  Hunker down tomorrow.  Secure whatever's outside as no doubt it will be flying all over the island.
Happy Easter!
High tide: 12:03PM
Low tide: 6:02PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:26AM
Sunset: 7:34PM
Corona Virus in New Jersey: 58,151
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 2,183
Corona Virus in Cape May County: 129
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 5

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly.  Those stiff breezes have taken a break and are much lighter still out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  It's feeling much colder than it has been as our heater is fired up once again and warming our bones very nicely this morning (we've had the heater turned off most of this past week).  It'll be a sunny Saturday with temps in the mid-upper 50s and W-NW winds becoming stiffer at 15-25mph +gusting.   It's almost as though March keeps rearing it's ugly blustery grip this April.  Tonight... a few passing clouds here and there with temps dropping into the low-mid 40s and Southerly winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny/partly cloudy with temps just about tapping 60° and those gusty March winds out of the South at 20-30mph +gusting.  Monday looks perfectly miserable... rain (90% chance) and those very stiff winds.  Perfect day to be inside!
High tide: 11:06AM
Low tide: 5:12PM
Ocean temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:28AM
Sunset: 7:33PM
Corona Virus in New Jersey: 54,588
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 1932
Corona Virus in Cape May County: 116
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 5

Friday, April 10, 2020

Good Friday

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  It's Good Friday and usually gray and ominous. That's how I seem to remember it.  But, Ms Sun's shining brightly this morning.  Winds are still playing havoc over the island out of the W-NW at 30-35mph +gusting.  Lot's of tree pruning as of late!  What's gut wrenching with all this wind is the recycles that are taking over the streets thanks to the thoughtless folk who put their filled recycle cans in front of 40mph gusts of wind curbside without lids.  This enormous amount of plastic (which my hubby and I are trying to contain by running down the street several times already today retrieving it all ) is heading into the harbor and ocean.  And, by the way, 2 of these recycle cans are from visitors (not locals)... just saying.  The sea life thank you... you inconsiderate, careless idiots.  Sorry.  I had to vent.  It's extremely disturbing to me.  I'm so bowled-over by the condition of the earth as it begins to heal as the world islolates.  The air and oceans have begun to heal from our abuse as mountain tops can be seen (cleaning atmosphere) and the oceans are clearer  and fish can be seen in the waters more now than ever before.  The birds have a good foothold as this wind blows and their chirping is louder than the howling winds and stronger than ever this morning.  It's mating season for all the birds ya know and they're doing what it takes to draw in a mate by showing off in beautiful song or even defending their territory with shorter chirps not quite as tuneful.  It's especially loudest in the morning.  And, it's all lovely and tuneful to me. Thank God for those birds and their Springtime vocals. The "early" bird not only catches the worm, but also a mate along with my smile.
For today's weather... expect a mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds.  Temps will just tap 50° with W-NW winds at 25-35mph +gusting (possibly over 50mph) and feeling like the low 40s with the windchill.  Tonight... partly clear/partly cloudy with gusting winds out of the W-NW at 25-35mph +gusting.  Temps will drop into the low-40s.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny, mid-50s and W-NW winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Sunday... partly cloudy/partly sunny, temps in the mid-50s and S-SE winds finally calming down at 10-15mph.
High tide: 10:11AM
Low tide: 4:25PM
Ocean temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:29AM
Sunset: 7:32PM 
Cases Of Corona Virus in New Jersey: 51,027
Deaths From Corona Virus in New Jersey: 1700
Cases of Corona Virus in Cape May County: 109
Deaths From Corona Virus in Cape May County: 3


Thursday, April 9, 2020

Gray and Blustery

Wildwood's Boardwalk Is Closed
Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly cloudy with that ol' Super Moon trying to shine through the hazy cloud cover.  It's breezy (S-SE  15-20mph).  The sounds of the ocean's waves crashing the shore is loud and clear roaring like a lion 6+ blocks from my home.  I swear it sounds like the interstate with rush hour traffic (under normal circumstances).  The birds are waking and making their presence known. The winds will also be roaring today. The first half of the day will be mostly gray and cloudy with 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms by late morning/early afternoon (some passing storms could contain damaging winds out of the W-NW at 25-35mph +gusting).  Temps will hover around 60°.  Yesterday we got up to 73°.  This afternoon, it'll clear out and becoming mostly clear and sunny.  Tonight... clear skies with some leftover supermoon shining and those gusty winds staying checked in (W-NW at 20-30mph +gusting) and temps in the upper 40s/low 50s.  Tomorrow... partly sunny/partly cloudy with a high of 52° and let's not forget those 25-35mph +gusty winds that have no plans on checking out (at least until Sunday).
High tide: 9:19AM and 9:46PM
Low tide: 3:39PM
Ocean temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:31AM
Sunset: 7:31PM
Cases of Corona Virus in New Jersey: 47,437
Cases of Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 1,504
Cases of Corona Virus in Cape May County: 100
Cases of Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 3
Face Masks are now mandatory when in stores.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Holy Hump Day!

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Passover!  Along with Holy week, it's the start of Passover as many of us will be celebrating these upcoming religious holy days isolated, sick, quarantined, hospitalized or worse yet... grieving. It puts healthy, self-confinement into a another (grateful) perspective.  It'll be the most reflective, spiritual and prayerful holy time in our lifetime (and history) no doubt.  I'm blasting "My Sweet Lord" as I type as it's my go-to inspiration.
It's cloudy with winds out of the West at 7-10mph.  Everything's still damp from the overnight/early morning showers. Expect partly sunny/partly cloudy conditions with the slight possibility (20% chance) of a stray shower or thunderstorm.  Temps may tap 70° today!  Winds will be out of the NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy (20% chance of a passing shower), temps dropped down into the upper 40s and SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... 80% chance of scattered rain showers (mostly in the first half of the day) with winds ramping up big time... gusts of 40mph!  Strap in!  Oh... there's a "Coastal Flood Advisory" posted tonight with that leftover Full Moon's high tides. 
High tide: 8:29AM and 8:57PM
Low tide: 2:52PM
Ocean temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:32AM
Sunset: 7:30PM
Moonrise: 8:24PM
Corona Virus cases in New Jersey: 44,416
Corona Virus deaths in New Jersey: 1,232
Corona Virus cases in Cape May County: 94
Corona Virus deaths in Cape May County: 3

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Super Moon Tuesday

Wildwood Boardwalk - A Summer Afternoon in 2019
Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ. It's Super Moon day but we'll probably not see much of it with the cloud cover on tap for today and tonight.  It's gray with very light breezes out of the NE at 2-3mph.  It's still and quiet outside except for those island birds.  They're doing their thing and expression "springtime" in a very big way.  Lots of chirping out there.  I can hear the faint sounds of the surf crashing the shore (6+blocks away).  It's going to be a mostly gray one today with peeks of sun and temps in the mid-upper 50s and S-SE breezes at 10-15mph with 20% chance of rain.  Tonight... still cloudy with 80% chance of rain and even thunderstorms (a few could be severe) as temps drop into the upper 40s / low 50s.  Winds will shift just a bit out of the S-SW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... it's looking like Ms Sun could be sandwiched between a gray, wet morning and a gray wet evening.  We'll probably see her shining between late morning and late afternoon.
So, I knew this day was coming.  I've been saying it ("It's just a matter of time") since the beach and boardwalk closed in Ocean City NJ on March 25th, all the beaches up and down our coastal areas have been doing the same.  And, the time has come for our little coastal island.  As of tomorrow... April 8th, The Wildwoods (North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest) will be closing their beach, boardwalk, seawall and bike paths.  Sunbathing, sitting in chairs, lying on blankets, organized sports and groups on the beach are prohibited until May 1st.  However, you may walk, jog, fish, and surf on the beaches. North Wildwood did post that you can walk their seawall or bike on their bike path before 8am only.  Reminder about today's Full Moon much higher tides... move your vehicles to higher ground if you hear those flood sirens and don't drive through damaging, corrosive tide waters.
High Tide: 7:39AM and 8:09PM
Low Tide: 2:04PM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:34AM
Sunset: 7:29PM
Moonrise: 7:08PM
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 41,090
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 1005
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 85
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 3

Monday, April 6, 2020

Lovely Monday

 July - Anglesea Blues-BBQ Fest - Normal Togetherness
Mornin'!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining down on us this lovely, still morning.  Breezes are light out of the N-NW at 4-8mph.  The birds are happy again with their chatter, chirping and squawking.  It's so nice outside.  It'll be mostly sunny today with a high of 58° and N-NE winds shifting to the E-SE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear to partly cloudy with a low of 46° and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  There is a 20% chance of a shower or two tonight late into the overnight.  Tomorrow... 30% chance of rain with temps in the mid-50s.  The Full (Super) Moon is tomorrow and the tides are much higher and lower than normal.  Be aware of any tidal waters seeping onto the island and be aware of where you park or drive your vehicle as those waters couldn't be any more corrosive.
High tide: 6:47AM and 7:21PM
Low tide: 1:16PM
Ocean temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:35AM
Sunset: 7:29PM
Moonrise: 5:52PM
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 37,505
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 917
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 77
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 2

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Sweet Palm Sunday

One of our lovely Key West Sunsets 
Mornin'!  It's 44° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Palm Sunday.  It's a beautiful morning down the Shore.  Ms Sun's up and shining through the milky clouds hanging along the shoreline.  There's not much in breezes (W-SW 4-7mph).  The aroma is sweet... sea and marsh, morning dew, spring flowers.  The sounds are soothing... silence except for island birds.  It makes for a difficult moment knowing how intensely nightmarish the world surrounding me is at the moment.  I'm so grateful for my healthy isolation but so sad.  I've spent this morning fighting back tears again as these days seem to come in waves more often as of late.  Gray, rainy days fit the bill much better with this mood.
Today's weather will be nice as we have a mix of sun and clouds while temps get up into the mid-50s and SW breezes wift (waft) in at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clouds will increase even more as there's a 40% chance of rain showers.  Temps will drop into the mid-upper 40s with S-SW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... morning clouds give way to sunshine as temps get up into the 50s again.  Breezes will be light and variable.
High Tide: 6:30PM
Low Tide: 12:26PM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:37AM
Sunset: 7:28PM
Cases of Corona Virus in New Jersey: 34,124
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 847
Cases of Corona Virus in Cape May County: 50
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 1

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Gray Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy, a little misty and hardly any breezes out of the N-NE at 2-4mph.  We're under a Coastal Flood Warning at the moment (probably due to the upcoming Super Full Moon on Tuesday). In fact, the flood sirens just went off which means... move your vehicle if in a low-lying, flood-prone area on the island. And, I just received notice that the bridge into Wildwood (The George Redding bridge) is closed right now due to flooding.  My vehicle got moved last night before turning in.  High tide is 4:47am (on the ocean side) but an hour later on the back side of the island (bay/marsh side) which is just about right now.  So far, so good... no flood waters seeping onto my street from the nearby Ottens Harbor.  It'll be a cloudy day with a very low chance (10%) of a passing shower.  Winds will be out of the NE at 10-20mph.  Temps will be just around where they are now... just about tapping 50°.  Tonight... mostly clear with a few passing clouds.  Temps in the low 40s and SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... partly to mostly cloudy, high of 53° and S-SW winds at 10-15mph with 40% chance of occasional rain tomorrow night.
High tide: 4:47AM and 5:35PM
Low tide: 11:34PM
Ocean temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:38AM
Sunset: 7:27PM
Cases of Corona Virus in New Jersey: 29,895
Deaths from Corona Virus in New Jersey: 647
Cases of Corona Virus in Cape May County: 44

Friday, April 3, 2020

Do We Still Say TGIF?

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 42° with the blustery winds (NW 20-25mph). It's been very windy throughout the night.  It's clear with Ms Sun just rising over the horizon this lovely crisp morning.  Speaking of "morning", it'll be a clear start to the day with clouds filtering in by this afternoon. There's a 20% chance of a passing shower.  Temps will be in the low-50s feeling cooler (low-mid 40s) with those N-NW winds as they continue to prune the island of it's flowers as flower petals are everywhere (not to mention small tree branches). Tonight... still cloudy with a 20% chance of a passing shower, North winds at 10-20mph and temps in the low-mid 40s. Tomorrow looks mostly cloudy too with a high of 49° with those stiff breezes still checked in. Sunday will be on the sunny side with temps in the low-50s and finally calmer winds. There's a Coastal Flood Watch posted for the overnight tonight.  It's probably due to the upcoming Full Moon and those much higher tides (don't drive through seeping tide water).  April's full moon is a spectacular Supermoon! It'll be the biggest and brightest moon of 2020 due to being so close to the earth.
High Tide: 4:52PM
Low Tide: 10:40AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:40AM
Sunset: 7:26PM
Full Moon: In 4 days (April 7th)
Corona Virus Cases in New Jersey: 25,590
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 539
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 34

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sunshine Is Back In The Forecast!

Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 34° with the stiff winds coming out of the NW at 20-25mph +gusting.  It's going to be windy today with NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting over 40mph.  Ms Sun's going to shine!  Boy do we need that sunny lift!  Temps will in the mid-upper 50s.  Not sure how warm it'll feel with those blustery breezes.  But, at least we'll see and feel the sunshine today unlike what the weather's been dishing out the past week.  It's been really dreary as of late  with cloud cover and dampness as we keep our isolation intact.  Tonight... a few passing clouds with temps dropping into the low-mid 40s with NW winds still checked in at 15-25mph... yes, plus gusting.  Tomorrow... 20% chance of precipitation with cloudy conditions and you guessed it... stiff breezes.  April seems to be covering what March left out this year.  At this point, the weekend's seems to have the "dreary" look of overcast and gray conditions again... not so much wet but not a whole lot of sunshine.  Oh well, make it a point not to take todays sun's rays for granted.
High Tide: 3:25PM
Low Tide: 9:39AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:41AM
Sunset: 7:25PM
Corona Virus in New Jersey: 22,255
Corona Virus Deaths in New Jersey: 355
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 22

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Fool's Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and misty with the winds howling from the N-NE at 20-25mph +gusting giving us a nice windchill at 32° and that's no April Fools joke.  This weather fits the mood for sure.  It's wintry out there this morning.  It'll be windy all day today and into tomorrow.  Expect cloudy skies with 60% chance of rain kicking off April becoming partly cloudy by this afternoon.  Temps will be high near 50° (windchill low-40s).  Winds will be out of the N-NE at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... partly cloudy skies giving way to mainly clear skies overnight.  Temps will drop down to the upper 30s with NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow...  Ms Sun will bestowing us with her presence.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 50s with NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.
High Tide: 2:19PM
Low Tide: 8:25AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise:6:43AM
Sunset: 7:24PM
Cases of Corona Virus in the New Jersey: 18,698
Cases of Corona Deaths in the New Jersey: 267
Cases of Corona Virus in Cape May County: 19