Monday, September 20, 2021

Harvest Moon Monday

This Morning's Web Cam Shot - North Wildwood  
Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 84% with a dew point of 58°.  Lovely breezes are out of the East at 5-8mph and coming right into the house as they have been filling my home with a lovely seabreezes for a few days now.  There are partial clouds above us making for a spectacular sunrise along the horizon.  We've got Autumn in the cool air as the island birds are going bonkers displaying their happiness at this sunrise weather.  It's morning like this that make you more attuned to the fact that just north and south of us are two of the best bird sanctuaries in South Jersey... Stone Harbor and Cape May respectfully.  So this last Monday of Summer is going to be spectacular.  Along with a full moon tonight, expect plentiful sunshine, temps in the mid-70s and East winds at 5-15mph.  Tonight... patchy fog (Spring and Autumn always brings the morning and evening fog), temps in the mid-60s and East winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... patchy fog in the morning and another sunny day with nice temps on tap again.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday aren't looking too good as rain is in the forecast each day.  Enjoy today and tomorrow!
High Tides: 8:32AM and 8:48PM
Low Tide: 2:33PM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:45AM
Sunset: 6:59PM
Moonrise: 7:15PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Current: Moderate
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,133,228
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 27,190
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 11,492
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 224

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunny Summery Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 70% with a dew point of 62°.  Ms Sun is shining brightly.  Breezes are out of the North at 10-15mph.  It's a lovely summer morning down the Shore.  Only 3 more days of summer and today will be near perfect to a summer's day.  Expect abundant sunshine, temps in the mid-70s with NE breezes at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear, moonlit skies, low in the mid-60s with East winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... another lovely day with plenty of sunshine, temps in the low-mid 70s and East winds at 10-20mph.  High tides are exceptionally high with the Full Harvest Moon tomorrow.  
High Tides: 7:48AM and 8:05PM
Low Tide: 1:45PM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:44AM
Sunset: 7:01PM
Moonrise: 6:49PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Current: Moderate risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,131,319
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 27,182
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 11,470
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 224

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Partly Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 98% with a dew point of 68°.  Breezes are out of the North at 6-8mph.  At the moment, we're completely surrounded by cloud cover.  Ms Sun's up there and is doing all she can to break on through.  She will too as it'll be a partly sunny day with some clouds in the mix.  Temps will just about tap 80° with NW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... mostly clear, low around 67° and NW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... a sunny day, temps in the upper 70s with NE breezes at 10-15mph.  So, we have a bit of a disturbance off the East Coast at the moment.  It's about 200 miles southeast of Cape May and has sufficiently organized to earn the name tropical storm "Odette".  She's headed northeast away from land at about 15mph.  We'll still feel her effects with high, very rough surf and rip currents.  I'd recommend not dipping.  Oh, the Full Moon is Monday which has begun to affect our tides as well as they're beginning to be much higher than usual.  I just read that Jupiter was hit by something big (either an asteroid or rock) and was caught on camera!  Just amazing.  And, Autumn is in 4 days!
High tides: 6:17AM and 6:37PM
Low tide: 12:26PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:43AM
Sunset: 7:03PM
UV Index: 7
Rip Current: Red Zone (High Risk) No lifeguards on our beaches now. Don't recommend risking your life in a dangerous surf.  If you see someone in trouble call 911.  
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,128,696
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 27,165
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 11,417
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May Coutny: 224

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Firefighters Have Arrived!


Mornin'! It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 96% with a 72° dew point.  We're under gray rain clouds as it's raining lightly (almost just misty) with NE winds at 15-20mph +gusting.  We're supposed to get rain this morning as it'll be cloudy right into the afternoon.  We may see peeks of sunshine by late afternoon or by sunset.  Today's temps will be in the upper 70s with NE wind blowing in all day off the ocean at 15-25mph +gusting.  There's a tropical storm off our Coast (Invest 96L) creating some surf havoc.  We're in for some major surf and beach erosion today.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 60s with N-NE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy, high near 80° and NW winds at 10-15mph.  Sunday... sunny with light winds and temps in the mid-70s.  There's still a lot of activity happening in the Wildwoods.  This weekend is jammed packed.  We've got Morey's Oktober Fest on the Boardwalk, North Wildwood's got "Boots On The Beach" (a Country Music Festival) along Old New Jersey Ave and of course it's the NJ State Firefighters Convention.  Except for today, it's gonna be a nice weather weekend for all of the above! 
High tide: 5:43PM
Low tide: 11:32AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:42AM
Sunset: 7:45PM
UV Index: 3
Rip Current: Red "danger" Zone.  Do Not Enter The Surf!
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,126,322
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 27,148
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 11,361
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 224

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Cloud Filled Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 95% with a dew point of 71°.  We're surrounded by thick cloud cover as Ms Sun rose a little over an hour ago but has yet to make it through.  Breezes are light out of the S-SE at 2-4mph.  We're looking at a cloudy day with scattered showers and/or thunderstorms developing this afternoon (30% chance).  Temps will only go up a bit at 76°.  Winds will be out of the E-SE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... more cloud cover, occasional showers around midnight (40% chance), with temps in the low-70s and E-NE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... 50% chance of scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms, temps in the mid-70s and NE winds at 15-25mph.  This weekend's still looking A-OK with sunny conditions and temps near 80°.  Also, this weekend it's the NJ State Firefighter Convention and lots of folks have already arrived.  It's gonna be a jam packed weekend in the Wildwoods!
High tide: 4:42PM
Low tide: 10:33AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:42AM
Sunset: 7:06PM
UV Index: 4
Rip Current: Moderate
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,123,364
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 27,122
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 11,309
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 224

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Partly Sunny / Partly Cloudy Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 90% with a dew point of 71° and winds out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  It's a lovely hazy, sunny (almost Autumn) morning down the Shore.  The weather will change today but for now, it'll be a sunny morning and early afternoon with clouds filtering in later today.  Temps will just about tap 80° with S-SW winds picking up significantly at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tonight... partly cloudy giving way to mostly cloudy as there's a 30% chance of showers.  Temps will drop down into the low 70s with S-SW winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... considerable cloudiness and possibly waking to showers (30% chance) with Ms Sun peeking through by mid-day, high around 76° and SE winds at 5-10mph.  As for this weekend... Saturday looks to be a partly cloudy day with temps in the upper 70s and Sunday will be the sunnier of the two days with temps in the mid-upper 70s.  I was on the beach yesterday and witnessed the beach patrol removing all the lifeguard stands.  The Lifeguards have been gone since Labor Day.  Everyone who swims is swimming at their own risk.  For those few lovely hours yesterday, with the season behind us, it was quite barren, quiet and lovely.  Unlike last year post-season (Covid Style), most folk have left the island.  Believe it or not, the few folks enjoying the beach along with me (on the enormous beach in Wildwood Crest), still chose to sit as close as possible to me with their loud babbling and their music blaring.  I'm sure this is some sort of human nature requirement but I'll never get this weird phenomenon.  Never.  One week until Fall! 
High tide: 3:36PM
Low tide: 9:26AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:41AM
Sunset: 7:07PM
UV Index: 6
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,121,089
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 27,101
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 11,226
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 224 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hazy, Hot and Humid

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 97% with a dew point of 70°.  Not much in breezes out of the N-NW at 2-4mph.   It's a warm, very still, heavy one this morning.  Ms Sun's up there and just starting to break through the hazy conditions.  It's almost identical to yesterday's start to the day.  I've checked a few weather forecasts for today and I'm getting mixed reports.  One says a mix of clouds and sun for the morning giving way to a mostly cloudy day.  The other says... mostly sunny but hazy today.  Everyone seems in agreement ... low-80s,  E-NE breezes becoming S-SE somewhere in the area of 5-15mph.  Tonight... some cloud cover, temps in the low-70s and S-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, temps barely tapping 80° with South winds at 10-20mph.  
High tide: 2:31PM
Low tide: 8:11AM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 6:40AM
Sunset: 7:10PM
UV Index: 6
Rip Current: Low Risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,119,051
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 27,079
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 11,209
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 223