Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hump Day Sloughing

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.   It feels like 46° with the windchill.  The island's still taking a beating as the winds out of the E-NE at 25-35mph +gusting have been having their way with the Coast since yesterday morning.  And, they'll continue to do so until at least tomorrow.  There are a list of warnings posted today... Small Craft Advisory, High Rip Current Risk and High Surf Advisory (8-10' waves).  We're experiencing some pretty good beach erosion at the North end especially with high tide upon us.  The ocean's rip roaring with these intense, relentless winds which are chopping away at the beach and removing all the new sand replenishment.  There's a sand cliff forming once again. By the way, that "high" rip current risk impacts anyone in the ocean.  It's dangerous for swimming and surfing.  Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.
Our current weather is... we're under hazy cloud cover (no sunshine this morning) as the mist and sand is giving the island a nice sloughing thanks to the wind.  Expect a mostly cloudy day with a high of 57,  and windy (20-25mph +gusting). Tonight... mostly cloudy, low around 49°, E-NE winds at 20-25mph +gusting. Tomorrow... partly sunny and high near 58° with calmer winds if you think Easterly winds at 15-20mph are calm.  Friday and Saturday still look like a pretty decent chance of rain.  Sunday and Monday look partly sunny with temps in the mid-upper 60s.  Friday's the New Moon which has the same effects as a Full Moon as far as the tides go... much higher and lower than usual.  And,
with rain heading our way, we could see tidal flooding at the end of the week.  Just saying.
High tide: 6:57AM and 7:15PM
Low tide: 12:58PM
Ocean temp: 57°
Sunrise: 5:42AM
Sunset: 8:10PM
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Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 518
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 42

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