Sunday, September 25, 2022

New Moon Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  It's lovely start to the day with sunshine and sea breezes out of the SW at 15-20mph.  We could get some rain today as there's 30% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms.  We'll see a mix of sun and clouds with a high of 77° and S-SW winds at 15-25mph.  Tonight... 80% chance of rain and by midnight, the sky begins to clear.  Temps will drop into the low-60s with W-SW winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... except for a few afternoon clouds, it'll be sunny with temps in the mid-70s and W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  The New Moon is today and it has the same effect on the high tides as the full moon.  If it does rain during the high tide tonight, we could see tidal flooding on the island.  Be aware of where you drive or park especially in those low-lying areas on the island.  It's also "High" risk of rip currents which basically means it's too intense for even the best of swimmers.  If you see someone in danger, call 911 as there are no lifeguards posted on the beaches this time of year.
High Tide: 8:20AM and 8:27PM
Low Tide: 2:10PM
Ocean Temp: 74°
Sunrise: 6:49AM
Sunset: 6:53PM
UV Index: 5
Rip Currents: High Risk (Red Zone)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,728,194
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,715
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,153
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Saturday, September 24, 2022

It's Festival Weekend!!

This Morning's Webcam Shot - North WW

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Weekend!  Happy Irish Weekend!  Happy Classic Car Weekend!  Happy Seafarers Weekend!  Happy Oktoberfest Weekend!  The Wildwood's are jumping this weekend!  Ms Sun's up and making the morning sky as pretty as she can make it.  Winds are out of the NW at 10-12mph.  We're going to have a mix of clouds and sunshine today with temps near 70° and W-NW winds at 10-15mph (much calmer than yesterday that's for sure).  Tonight... a few passing clouds as the New Moon is up there (barely visible) with temps down into the low-60s and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mix of clouds and sunshine with temps near 80° and the winds checking back in out of the S-SW at 15-25mph.  
High Tide: 744AM and 7:51PM
Low Tide: 1:27PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:48AM
Sunset: 6:54PM
UV Index: 5.3
Rip Current: High Risk (Dangerous Conditions; DO NOT swim in the ocean today... no lifeguards.  If in danger or you see someone in danger, call 911)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,725,389
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,706
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,144
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Happy Birthday To My Daughter!!!

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  What a difference a day makes! (sung by Diana Ross).
It's sunny with very low humidity and winds out of the N-NW at 20-25mph +gusting.  It feels like 50°.  I'm wondering what all  my tropical houseplants are thinking as they blow around thanks to the gusty winds while they're out on the porches and decks. I guess it's time to bring them all back into the house.  I'd say it's on the cool side this morning. Thanks to these strong, relentless winds, we're under a "Gale Warning" until 2pm this afternoon and a "High Rip Current Warning" until tomorrow.  So, what this means is the north winds will be creating havoc on the seas which could be up to 10'.  Winds that strong impacts vessels in the seas which could capsize or damage boats.  Mariners should stay in port, seek safe harbor, or alter course due to severe conditions.  As for the Rip Currents: our beaches are unguarded and the surf could be anywhere from 8-10' and extremely rough with that under current pulling you relentlessly away from shore. Stay out of the water!  Now, with all that said... it's going to be a busy, crowded, festival-full weekend.  We've got a festival or event in every town on this island.  North Wildwood's Irish Festival begins today, Wildwood's got the Classic Car Show happening at the same time along with Wildwood Crest having their annual Seafarers Festival.  There will be a lot of folk back here on the island most of which haven't a clue about Gale Warnings and dangerous Rip Currents.  If in danger, call 911.  This is really serious.  Wildwood had 4 drownings in an 8-day span in the very beginning of the Season due to unguarded beaches and unknowing folk.  
So, with all that said, it'll be a lovely Autumn day with plenty of sunshine, temps in the mid-60s and N-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting (aka: bad hair day).  Tonight... a few passing clouds, low near 50° and N-NW winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... some clouds in the mix in the morning, giving way to sunny skies in the afternoon with high near 70° and W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  Sunday... mostly cloudy, high near 77° with S-SW winds at 15-20mph.  And, last  but not least... A very Happy Birthday to my youngest; my daughter Alison.  This blogs for you my Sweet!  Love you!
High Tide: 7:05AM and 7:13PM
Low Tide: 12:42PM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:47AM
Sunset: 6:57PM
UV Index: 5.8
Rip Current: High Risk (extremely dangerous conditions)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,722,301
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,700
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,123
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Autumn's Here And The Cool Breezes Are Coming!

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 90% with a dew-point of 69°.  Breezes are out of the S-SW at 15-20mph.  Ms Sun's up as well as cloud cover.  It's a beautiful orange sunrise with Ms Sun doing all she can to shine in the partly gray sky.  The "Autumnal Equinox" is a 9PM tonight making it officially Fall beginning today.  Today's weather will be partly sunny this morning giving way to partly to mostly cloudy conditions with rain on today's forecast.  There's an 80% chance of rain beginning late this morning with temps tapping 80° and SW winds shifting to the NW at 15-25mph.  By this afternoon, there's a 60% chance of rain.  Tonight...  the rain clouds should be checked out but bringing low temps... low 50s and N-NW winds at 15-25mph.  Time to open the windows and feel those refreshing Autumn breezes!  Tomorrow... lots of sunshine but windy with a high of 66° and N-NW winds at 20-30mph.  The weekend's looking okay with Festival weather with Saturday being partly sunny and breezy with a high of 70° and Sunday looking partly cloudy with a high of 75° and still on the breezy side.   It's offically "Goodbye Summer" and "Welcome Autumn"!
High tide: 6:31PM
Low tide: 11:56AM
Ocean temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:46AM
Sunsest: 7:58PM
UV Index: 4.8
Rip Current: Moderate Risk: Dangerous rip currents today (I would advise "Not" going into the ocean for a swim today)
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,719,359
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,696
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,107
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Last Day Of Summer

Mornin'!  It's 66° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 86% with a dewpoint of 58°.  Breezes are barely there out of the N-NE at 3-5mph.  Ms Sun's coming as she's on the rise as I type.  It's a lovely morning out there and will be a beauty today.  It's the last day of Summer.  And, it'll feel like Summer with some Autumn sprinkled in.  Expect yet another sparkling jewel, sunny day with temps in the upper 70s and just about tapping 80°.  Winds will be out of the NE shifting to the South by early afternoon at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear, temps around 70° and S-SW at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... the first day of  Fall looks to be possibly wet with 75% chance of scattered rain showers and even some thunderstorms thrown in the Autumn weather mix.  It'll be warm with temps near 80° and windy with West winds at 15-25mph.  At this time, the weekend looks nice with mostly sunny conditions and temps anywhere from 70° - 78°.  There's a "New Moon" on Sunday which has a strong pull on those tides making for much more swollen high tides.  It's going to be a jammed packed weekend here. It's the Irish Fall Festival in North Wildwood, the Classic Car Show in Wildwood and the Seafarers Festival in Wildwood Crest.  And, it looks like the weather will be cooperating.  Another Wildwood weekend up ahead for the books.  First thing's first... get outside today and enjoy this summer finale!  
High Tide: 5:42PM
Low Tide: 11:08AM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:45AM
Sunset: 6:59PM (first time before 7pm since the middle of March)
UV Index: 6
Rip Currents: low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,715,620
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,694
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,077
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

A Couple More Summer Days Left This Week

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 82% with a dewpoint of 67°.  Breeze are out of the NW at 8-11mph.  It's a lovely summer's morn out there with only 2 days to go until Fall.  It'll be warm day today with plentiful sunshine, temps in the low-80s with W-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the low-60s and N-NW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... sunny except for some afternoon clouds, temps in the upper 70s and N-NE winds shifting to the South at 10-15mph.  After tomorrow... beach days will be at a premium as Thursday looks like it could be wet with  a 60% chance of rain and Friday looks cool and autumn-ish (high in the upper 60s) and breezy.  Saturday looks like it'll be cool and breezy as well but it's too far out to forecast the weather in my opinion.  We'll check back tomorrow (the last day of summer).  I'm sure that "summer feel" will still be in our weather line-up when it becomes officially Autumn but for these last 2 days of summer... we're in! 
High Tide: 4:47PM
Low Tide: 10:16AM
Ocean Temp: 75°
Sunrise: 6:44AM
Sunset: 7:00PM 
UV Index: 5.7
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,713,791
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,684
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,061
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322

Monday, September 19, 2022

The Beautiful Weather Down The Shore Continues

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up.  It's a bit humid as humidity is 86% with a dewpoint of 68°.  Breezes are light out of the W-SW at 5-7mph.  It'll be sunny and warm today with temps around 80° and S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the upper 60s / low 70s and W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... same as today with N-NW breezes.  If heading to beach, pack the insect repellent as any breeze with "west" in it could carry the biting flies right onto the beaches.  
High Tide: 3:49PM
Low Tide: 9:16AM
Ocean Temp: 74°
Sunrise: 6:44AM
Sunset: 7:02PM
UV Index: 6.2
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,708,594
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 35,673
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 27,031
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 322