Saturday, January 15, 2022

Winter Storm Izzy And Martin Luther King Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 19° in Wildwood NJ.  The winds are out of the North at 10-15mph making it feel like 5°.  In Philly its 13° with a -5° windchill!  Thank goodness for the 42° ocean temp keeping us nice and warm.  Ms Sun's also keeping us warm.  She's up and shining brightly over the island.  The harbor's got some frozen edges on it although it's still moving with no ice sheen yet.  This sunshine isn't going to last as the clouds-are-a-coming.  Expect a cloudy day with a high of 29° (windchill of 17°) and those icy North winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps around 20° (windchill of 13°) and N-NE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... Izzy checks in with very windy conditions and rain developing in the late afternoon.  Temps will be balmy at 45° (feeling like 34°) and E-NE at 25-35mph +gusting.  Chance of rain is 90%.  Remember, the Full Moon is Monday so keep aware of high tides as tidal flooding is a very good possibility with the stormy holiday weekend.  Monday... rain ending in the early morning, high of 43°, mostly cloudy and still very windy.  At this time, it looks like we're skipping the snowfall unlike Philly (a dusting to 2").  We all have the potential for sleet and freezing rain Sunday into Monday depending on the temps dropping (32° could bring icy conditions) so be careful out there.  Today's Polar Bear Plunge into the ocean is still on schedule at 1pm at the Montgomery Beach in Wildwood NJ.  Good luck everyone.  
High tide: 6:33PM
Low tide: 12:16PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:03PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,962,198
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,959
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,574
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266

Friday, January 14, 2022

Partly Sunny and Breezy Friday

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Feels like 30° with the windchill from the North winds at 15-20mph.  We've got gray skies with only cloud cover and no sunshine this first half of the morning.  Expect a partly sunny day today as clouds clear out a bit.  Temps will get into the upper 40s again with N-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... clear and cold, temps dropping into the teens with N-NW winds at 15-25mph creating a windchill in single digits.  Tomorrow... a mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies in the afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 20s with and windchill of 16° from those North winds at 10-20mph.  So, lets talk about this Holiday weekend's Nor'easter "Izzy"... the weather folk are still trying to get a handle on its direction and so far, our Coast is looking like a rain and wind event.  It's during the Full Moon which is Monday.  Sometime in the late afternoon Sunday, this extremely windy storm will be in charge of the island's erosion and flooding with rain and blustery winds continuing right into the late morning Monday.  There will be tidal flooding so keep abreast of Tide Times and be aware of low lying areas and where you drive and park your vehicle.  I have yet to hear that tomorrow's Polar Bear Plunge has been postponed.  Hubby says "They won't postpone that one".  So, I'm guessing there will be many folk with bathing suits on the beach tomorrow at mid-day jumping up and down during the countdown to run into the ocean while the air is icy cold.  And, today marks 1 year that our little Freddy has left us.  Today's blog is for him as we continue to hold him close to our hearts and adjust to the quiet this home has become this past year. 
High Tide: 5:47PM
Low Tide: 11:31AM
Ocean Temp: 43°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:02PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,939,089
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,853
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,369
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 265

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Mix Of Sun and Clouds Today

Winter Dunes - Wildwood Crest
Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear skies with Ms Sun due to cross the horizon with some clouds guiding her in.  Winds are out of the West at 1-3mph and there's no windchill this morning!  The skies will become partly gray later this morning as clouds roll on through.  Then, it'll become partly sunny day today with temps going into the mid-40s.  Winds will remain light and variable.  Tonight... cloud cover increases as it'll become mostly cloudy, low of 38° and N-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny and a high of 47°.  North winds will be checking in at 15-25mph with higher wind gusts possible making it feel much colder.  Saturday... still looks cold and brutal for the bathing suit laden folk at the Polar Plunge with a high of 25° and a windchill of 16° due to the winds (N-NW at 15-18mph).  Don't expect any sun either.  Sunday... beginning with partly clear skies with a rainy Nor'easter (Winter Storm "Izzy") coming in during the evening, overnight and into Monday with temps in the low-40s.  The Full Moon is Monday and the high tides will have to be reckoned with.  You might want to keep the wellies close at hand for Izzy. 
High tide: 5:14PM
Low tide: 11:11AM
Ocean temp: 43°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:01PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,915,417
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,737
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,185
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 261 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Mostly Sunny Humpday

A Variety of This Morning's Webcam Shots

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  The sky is clear as the stars and moon fade and the horizon lightens.  The colors along the beach are spectacular... golds, corals, pinks, purples and so on.  It's breezy with S-SW winds at 15-20mph creating a windchill of 22°.   We're going to have another (mostly) sunny day with a mix of sun and clouds, along with gusty winds... SW 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps will be higher than yesterday... mid-40s but will feel like the mid-30s.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps around 35° and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy, temps in the mid-40s and light and variable winds.  Saturday looks cloudy and cold.  The mid-day temps around 20° with a windchill of 10° created by the North winds. And, Saturday is Wildwood's Polar Bear Plunge (1pm at Montgomery Ave Beach) and it's going to be brutal for those bundled up standing on the beach watching those in bikinis and bathing trunks running into the ocean.  Sunday looks mostly cloudy with rain/snow showers checking in around mid-day or late afternoon with temps in the 40s.  The weather folk have been talking about this Sunday weather system since yesterday afternoon.  "Snow" has been mentioned more than once.  The temps on Sunday though seem to be in the mid-40s so "rain" seems to be more accurate at this time along our coast.  Not so much for the interior section of the map (I95 corridor area).   I'm keeping a close watch on that one.  I'm pretty sure I've mentioned (more than once) that Wildwood's snow cover has been melted down just about everywhere aside from a few shady (snow mound) spots here and there.  Some things to note... today is the first day since we changed the clocks in November that Sunset is in the 5 o'clock hour!  The Full Moon is the 17th (just a reminder). 
High Tide: 4:01PM
Low Tide: 9:37AM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 5:00PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,892,142
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,134
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,001
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 261

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Mornin'!  It's 21° in Wildwood NJ.  The breezes aren't quite as bad as overnight. They're currently out of the N-NW at 15-20mph creating a windchill of 8°.  We're in it now!  Thankfully, dawn is happening and it's looking clear as Ms Sun's on her way over the horizon in about a half hour.  Expect a clear, sunny, winter's day with temps in the mid-upper 20s and those N-NW winds staying checked in at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear with a low near 20°.  N-NE winds will shift to the S-SW all at 10-20mph creating a windchill in the single digits again.  Tomorrow... mostly clear and sunny with a few clouds in the mix and much warmer... high of 45°. Those stiff winds out of the SW at 20-30mph aren't helping to keep us comfortable that's for sure.  
High Tide: 3:04PM
Low Tide: 9:04AM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 4:59PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,866,733
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,494
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 18,785
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 259

Monday, January 10, 2022

Mostly Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 21°.  Breezes are out of the NW at 15-20mph.
We're under mostly clear skies with Ms Sun up and shining on the island once again.  There's a string of thick clouds along the horizon now heading out to sea but the sun's up and over them now brightening things up.  We did have rain beginning last night raining all throughout the overnight so we've melted down pretty good as the snow is becoming a distant memory.  It's about to be a sunny to partly sunny day with temps in the mid-upper 30s and NW winds at 15-25mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, low near 20° and NW winds at 15-25mph making it feel like 10°.  Tomorrow... sunny, very cold (high of 25°) and those N-NW winds again at 10-20mph making it feel even colder.  Tomorrow morning... 21° with stiff winds feeling like 8° (that's eight degrees). 
High tide: 2:10PM
Low tide: 8:03AM (now)
Ocean temp: 45°
Sunrise: 7:18AM
Sunset: 4:56PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,843,677
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,456
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 18,625
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 259

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sunday's Rainy Meltdown

This Morning's Webcam Shot-North Wildwood

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under "red" sky as Ms Sun rises and brings her morning glow.  Red sky in the morning... "Sailors take warning".  Breezes are out of the W-SW at 15-20mph making it feel like 29°.  The rains are coming.  It'll be partly to mostly cloudy this morning as Ms Sun tries to break through and shine.  The clouds will eventually take over the skies as there's a 90% chance of rain beginning this afternoon (after 12-1pm) as temps rise into the upper 40s today.  Winds will be out of the SW at 15-25mph.  Tonight... more cloud cover with rain ending overnight.  It's going to get windy with W-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps are dropping to the upper 20s feeling like the upper teens with that windchill.  Chance of rain: 100% tonight.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 30s and NW winds at 15-25mph.  
High Tide: 1:05PM
Low Tide: now and 7:18PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:17AM
Sunset: 4:57PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,815,163
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,444
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 18,380
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 259