Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Ms Sun's Checking In Today!

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  No rain; just mostly clouds.  Ms Sun's up there as she has risen and doing her best to break on through any cloud openings she can find.  It's a rather lovely autumn morning this humpday.  No major winds like the last 5 days.  Winds are currently out of the NE at 15-20mph.  But, it looks like we're definintely going to see Ms Sun today!!!  Expect mostly cloudy conditions early with more sunshine than clouds by late morning / early afternoon.  Temps will be in the upper 60s with NE winds at 15-25mph.  Tonight... back to being mostly cloudy, 20% chance of a rain shower, temps in the low-60s and NE winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... 50% chance of rain showers (beginning late morning) temps in the upper 60s, with (you guessed it) increasing blustery winds out of the NE at 20-30mph. Friday... rain, temps tapping 70° with those pesky NE winds.  As for this weekend... waking to rain (50% chance) on Saturday, with peeks of sun by early afternoon, temps in the upper 60s and NE winds at 15-20mph.  Sunday... (I can't believe I'm typing this) SUNNY with temps tapping 70°!  We had some heavy tidal flooding last night without it raining.  Just back-bay seeping tides that covered all the streets. The sirens were wailing as water came right up to the curbs and driveways.  These windy weather conditions along with the storm now off ( and far below) our coast, it still is affecting the tides along with the Full Moon that is coming on Friday.  Know your low-lying and flood prone areas on the island!
High Tides; 7:02AM and 7:24PM
Low Tide: 1:05PM
Ocean Temp: 71°
Sunrise: 6:52AM
Sunset: 6:47PM
UV index: 2.2
Rip Current: High Risk (don't go into the ocean)

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

More Crappy Weather Today

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 92% with a 60° dewpoint.  It's gray and cloudy but not raining at the moment.  Winds are battering the coast again since last night out of the NE at 25-35mph +gusting.  We're just had high tide on the ocean side of the island as high tides are now shifting towards the back of the island on the marsh/bay side.  There's no street flooding that I can see but the webcams are showing that the beaches are still under water right up to the dunes. Expect another gray day with 50% chance of rain showers becoming less by the afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-60s.  NE winds have no intentions of checking out with their 25-35mph sustained gusts.  Tonight... still cloudy and windy with temps down to where they are now... low 60s and NE winds at 20-30mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same.  It'll be cloudy and windy with temps in the mid-60s and NE winds at 20-30mph.  Thursday... rain with those NE winds still checked in.  Friday... rain and not quite as windy.  And, Friday is the full moon so you know the drill... those high tides are going to be extreme. Saturday... rainy and windy.  I'll say, this crapola weather wears on you.  September's been really ugly this year as there hasn't been much sparkle in this so-called "jewel".
High Tides: 6:04AM and 6:28PM
Low Tide: 12:03PM
Ocean Temp: 71°
Sunrise: 6:51AM
Sunset: 6:49PM
UV Index: 1.3
Rip Current: High Risk

Monday, September 25, 2023

Gray Monday

Today's WebCam Shot - North WW

Mornin'!  It's 66° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 96% with a dewpoint of 66°. We couldn't get any more damp outside as everything's still saturated from this weekend's visit from Ophelia.  Winds are currently out of the N-NW at 5-7mph and will be kicking up again tonight.  It's gray and ominous out there with dark rain clouds all around us.  It'll be another cloudy day again today with showers this afternoon.  Temps will be just tapping 70° with N-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy with rain showers and temps in the low 60s.  Winds will kick up again out of the NE at 20-30mph.  Tomorrow... windy with rain showers, temps in the mid-60s and NE winds rip-roaring at 25-35mph +gusting.  Wednesday mostly cloudy with possible random peeks of sun (remember Ms Sun?) if we're lucky some time in the afternoon.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday... rainy days.  I'll never get used to gloomy, day after day, wet, rainy days like these. Some parts of our country like the Pacific NW where my sister lives has wet, gloomy days more often than not.  You have to be of a certain character to live in a mostly gray, wet climate.  It's not for me.  I need more sunshine than rain in my day. There's nothing like a full week of sunshine!  I looked up some of our country's wettest places:
Hilo, Hawaii
Sitka, Alaska
Sequim, Washington
West Palm Beach, Florida
Seaside, Oregon

High Tide: 5:26PM
Low Tide: 11:07AM
Ocean Temp: 72°
Sunrise: 6:50AM
Sunset: 6:51PM
UV Index: 2
Rip Current: High Risk (don't enter to ocean)

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Crapola Week Up Ahead

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 96% with a dewpoint of 70°.  Along with the humidity, it's cloudy with winds out of the SE at 10-15mph.  We're drenched and quiet as the blustery winds have subsided and the flood waters have receded.  I doubt if we'll be drying up any time soon with what Ophelia did to the island.  We had some good ol' tropical rainfall, tidal flooding and beach erosion. I've got a lot of clean up from all the pruning of the trees with branches and leaves she provided.  No damage that I've noticed other than debris all over.  The windows look grimy outside.  The ocean's roar is loud and clear from 6+ blocks away.  The birds are quiet for some reason.  I'm assuming that we're out of the stormy mess for now.  It'll be an overcast day with possible peeks of sun by sunset.  Temps will be in the low-mid 70s with South winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy with a 25% chance of rain showers, temps in the mid-60s and SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... overcast with rain showers (50% chance) and temps around 70°.  N-NW winds are on tap at 15-25mph.  Tuesday... cloudy and windy (NE 25-35mph) and 40% chance of rain.  In fact, there's a chance it could rain every day next week!  I'll keep you posted.
High Tide: 4:17PM
Low Tide: 9:57AM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:49AM
Sunset: 6:52PM
UV Index: 2.8
Rip Current: High Risk (don't enter the ocean!)

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Welcome Autumn

Mornin'!  Welcome Autumn!  She's coming in with a bang!  It's also my daughter's birthday and a very happy birthday to you!  This one's for you!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 95% with a dewpoint of 54°.  It's raining sideways.  Winds are out of the East at 30-35mph +gusting.  This miserable storm began causing havoc last night around bedtime and has been at it ever since.  We haven't had flooding yet but the relentless winds won't allow the focus on anything else.  My trees are still standing thankfully.  We should see the rain take a reprieve by late Monday with Ms Sun shining on Wednesday.  The winds should be simmering down by tomorrow thankfully.  For Today... expect rain and winds with temps around 70° and E-NE winds at 25-40mph +occasional gusting.  Chance of rain is 100%.  Tonight... rain with temps in the upper 60s and E-NE winds at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tomorrow...  steady rain becoming showers in the afternoon, temps in the low-70s with S-SE winds at 10-20mph.  
High Tides: 3:07PM and 3:46AM
Low Tide: 8:27AM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:48AM
Sunset: 6:54PM
UV Index: 1
Rip Current: High Risk

Friday, September 22, 2023

It's The Last Day Of Summer and Ophelia's Checking In This Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up but underneath some cloud cover.  She's trying to peek through but there's not many openings.  We'll definitely see peeks of her though.  Humidity's down at 65% with a dewpoint of 57°.  The winds are the main character this morning... E-NE at 20-25mph +gusting.  And, this storm off our coast is still fast approaching.  For today, it'll be cloudy and windy with 25% chance of rain showers (mostly this evening).  Temps will be around 70° with those E-NE (Nor'easter) winds at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tonight... cloudy and windy with 100% chance of rain which looks like it could start around 8-9pm.  Temps will drop back into the mid-60s with E-NE winds at 25-40mph +gusting (to occasionally 50mph).  Strap in!  Tomorrow... major winds (NE at 25-40mph +gusting), a steady rain, maybe even thunder, and temps around 70°.  The rainfall with this storm could last until Sunday (late morning).  Remember... the island can only take on so much rain and ocean surge.  This weekend will be majorly impacted by "Potential Tropical Cyclone 16" which looks like it'll be called Ophelia by the NHC (National Hurricane Center).  It has posted these warnings:
~Coastal Flood Warning
~High Surf Warning
~Hazardous Weather Warning
~Rip Current Statement
~High Wind Warning
Basically, this strong Coastal storm will cause significant coastal flood, strong winds and heavy rainfall this weekend. 
High Tide: 2:01PM
Low Tide: 8:38PM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:47AM
Sunset: 6:56PM
UV Index: 3.3
Rip currents: High Risk (don't go into the ocean)
It's a big weekend here in Wildwood.  And, it's already begun.  It's the Fall Irish Fest and the Classic Car Festival (many of which are already parked all around the island). Some things to keep in mind... be aware of low-lying areas that are prone to flooding.  Know your higher areas on the island for parking and driving.  We are going to see lots of flooding on the island this weekend from the tropical steady rains as well as tides as well as storm surge. If driving through flood waters you could have undercarriage saltwater damage.  Also, drive slowly through the flooded streets creating "no wake" as most vehicles barrel through creating big wakes that drive the water onto and into properties and businesses.  Also, hunker down... remove deck furniture, umbrellas, plants, trashcans etc to more secure areas on your property.  The high tides on the ocean side of the island are an hour prior to the marsh/bay side of the island.  This all begins tonight so you've been warned.  Speaking of tonight... Summer ends tonight.  It's going to be Autumn tomorrow. Until next year... See ya on the other side Summer!

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Lovely Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 81% with a dewpoint of 56°.  Ms Sun's up and shining through the blue, cloud-free sky. Breezes are out of the N-NE at 5-7mph.  It'll be sunny this morning as clouds increase this afternoon.  Temps will get into the mid-70s again with E-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... mostly cloudy, temps back down to where they are now... low-60s with E-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 70s with stiff breezes out of the East at 10-20mph with rain beginning in the overnight into Saturday.  No matter what the meteorologists call this tropical development heading in our direction, this coastal low will be bringing gusty winds and battering surf that will probably result in coastal flooding and major beach erosion this upcoming weekend.  This area of low pressure off our coast has been designated with a chance for tropical development over the next few days here.  I'll be keeping a close watch.  Two days until Autumn.
High Tide: 1:01PM
Low Tide: 7:21PM
Ocean Temp: 72°
Sunrise: 6:46AM
Sunset: 6:58PM
UV Index: 5.5
Rip Current: High Risk: life-threatening rip currents today. Beaches are unguarded as well as flagged (CLOSED).