Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Happy Autumn!

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

High tide: 12:24PM

Low tide: 6:46PM

Ocean temp: 71°

Sunrise: 6:47AM

Sunset: 6:56PM

Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 201,945

Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,069

Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,007

Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95

Monday, September 21, 2020

Last Day Of Summer

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

High Tide: 11:26AM

Low Tide: 5:47AM

Ocean Temp: 73°

Sunrise: 6:46AM

Sunset: 6:59PM

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

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


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Mostly Sunny This Last Sunday Of Summer

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

High tide: 10:31AM 

Low tide: 4:53PM

Ocean temp: 73°   

Sunrise: 6:45AM

Sunset: 7:00PM

UV Index: 6

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

Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 201,100

Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 16,064

Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 1,003

Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 95



Saturday, September 19, 2020

Last Weekend Of Summer


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

High Tide: 9:40AM

Low Tide: 4:02PM

Sunrise: 6:44AM

Sunset: 7:03PM                                                                                                                                           

Ocean Temp:73°                                                                                                                                      

UV Index: 6 

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

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


Friday, September 18, 2020

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

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

Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Moon Thursday


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

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hump Day Haze


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

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Much Cooler Weather / Partly Sunny / Partly Cloudy


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

Monday, September 14, 2020

Lovely Summer Day And A Touch Of Autumn Tonight

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

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday Mix of Sun and Clouds



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

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Rip Roaring Saturday

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

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


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


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Looking Gray and Wet Today

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Gray Stretch Ahead

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Jewel Is Sparkling Again

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

Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day 2020

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

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Labor Day Sunday

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

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

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

Friday, September 4, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Celebration Has Begun

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

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

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Thursday Mix Of Clouds And Sun

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Full Moon Hump Day!

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

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Welcome September!

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