Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sunny and Blustery

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill is 18° due to the NW winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  There's a "gale warning" posted today.  The winds have been at it since late yesterday afternoon.  In fact, they cancelled last night's evening Ferry due to those welcoming March winds.  Expect windy conditions to continue throughout the day.  Forget about hairspray.  We're going to have plentiful sunshine with a high of 38° (windchill: 29°) with NW winds at 15-25mph +gusting over 40mph.  Tonight... clear skies, low of 33° and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... more sunshine, warmer temps: 50° by late afternoon and W-SW winds at 10-20mph +gusting. 
High tide: 9:37AM
Low tide: 4:00PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:30AM
Sunset: 5:53PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 792,496
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,273
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,251
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 180  

Monday, March 1, 2021

March Has Arrived - Bad Hair Days Ahead


Mornin'! Welcome March.  That's easier said than done.  I'm not a big fan of March and if you've been keeping up with my blog through the years, you know my take.  If not, I'll explain.  When I moved down the Shore 17 years ago, I assumed March would be much like Philadelphia's March.  How wrong I was.  In Philly, March is a preview of Spring... birds chirping, warmer days thrown in more often than not, warm sunshine, some greening, budding and blooming begins to take place.  It's a feel good month as it lifts the spirit with all that Springtime in the air. Not here. March is an incredible blustery extension of Winter to put it in a nutshell.  Even with slightly warmer temps (upper 40s / low-mid 50s), those cold, off-the-ocean, very stiff, non-stop, blustery winds always set the record straight. Not a "feel good" month. Any warm sunshine leaves much to be desired as the cold,wintry, relentless March winds are always predominant. I've been known to scream at March winds! They have yet to hear me. So strap in and say a prayer that this year's March's weather proves me wrong this year.  
It's 47° in Wildwood.  It's raining with winds out of the West at 4-6mph. More rain is coming (100% chance) with around ½" due again.  We got pummeled yesterday and had some minor street/tidal flooding.  We could see it all again today so be aware of where you park or drive. Those March winds will not disappoint today... 15-25mph +gusting of over 40mph out of the West.  Temps will most likely reach 50° but it'll feel like the 40° with the windchill.  Tonight... rain clouds depart, some clouds, low of 26° and NW gusty winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun returns with a high of 38° and still very blustery.  For what it's worth... 19 days until Spring. 
High Tide: 8:49AM
High Tide: 3:18PM
Ocean Temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:31AM
Sunset: 5:58PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 789,354  
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,252
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,225
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 180

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Ms Sun's Up There Somewhere As We Say Good-bye To February

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  The cloud cover continues.  It's raining lightly (I call it "spitting") with hardly a breeze (E-NE at 2-4mph).  It's quiet with the very distant sound of the surf but it's the fragrance in the air that hits the senses when stepping on to  the back porch.  There's an over abundance of brininess in the salty air this morning.  It's what island living is all about. Everything on the island is soggy and dewy.  It's going to get even soggier as there's a 100% chance of rain today as the winds (out of the East) will be ramping up at 10-20mph making for quite a miserable day.  Temps will only rise a few degrees as it'll be in the mid-40s.  Rainfall expected is about a ½".  Tonight... occasional rain showers (90% chance), low around 43° with S-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... Monday perfection with more clouds, more rain (95% chance) with a high of 50° and W-NW winds at 15-25mph.  Until next year February... thanks for being mostly kind to our coastal region this winter!  See you on the other side!
High tide: 8:04AM
Low tide: 2:37PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:32AM
Sunset: 5:51PM
Moonrise: 7:33PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 786,964
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,238
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,201
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 180

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Gray Full Moon Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with heavy mist and wet conditions.  Winds are out of the S-SE at 10-15mph.  And, the ocean's roar is loud and clear and that's even on the back of the island (marsh side).  In the quietness what you hear is what sounds like a busy interstate nearby but it's just the noisy ocean wave action.  We're scheduled to have off and on rain showers at least until mid-day when it'll become just a cloudy day.  Temps will be in the low-mid 50s with SW winds at 10-20mph.  Chance of rain showers today... 60%.  Tonight... cloudy, low near 40° with N-NW winds at 5-10mph.  Chance of rain tonight... 20%.  Tomorrow... back to being a rainy day with a high of 47°, and East winds at 10-20mph.  Monday... almost a repeat of today with another rainy first half of the day with Ms Sun possibly peeking in by the afternoon.  Today's the Full "Snow" Moon but there's no snow to speak of here on the island.  We haven't had to shovel yet this year thankfully!  The Moon is creating tides much higher than normal so be aware of street flooding in those low-lying areas.  
High tide: 7:21AM
Low tide: 1:56PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:34AM
Sunset: 5:50PM
Moonrise: 6:21PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 782,829
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,192
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,163
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 180

Friday, February 26, 2021

Last Day To Enjoy The Outdoors For Awhile

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are out of the N-NW at 6-8mph with clouds overhead.  It's quiet and still.  If you take a moment to really listen, you can hear the ocean's dull roar (6+ blocks away) thanks to the insulating cloud cover.  Ms Sun's just about across the horizon but she'll have broken, overcast skies to paint this morning.  Expect a partly sunny / partly day.  It'll be cooler than yesterday (we got into the mid-50s yesterday) with temps in the low-40s.  Winds will shift to the NE at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clouds thicken and take over the skies as temps drop to the mid-upper 30s as rains commence (90% chance) with E-SE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... 80% chance of rain with warmer temps (low 50s) and S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Sunday... 100% chance of rain, temps in the upper 40s and less windy.  Ms Sun plans on checking back in sometime late Monday.  Be aware of the Full Moon tomorrow and the higher than normal tides along with a couple days and nights of rainfall = tidal flooding.  
High tide: 6:38AM and 7:10PM
Low tide: 1:14PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:35AM
Sunset: 5:49PM
Moonrise: 5:09PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 778,960
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,105
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,132
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 180

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Lovely Weather Continues!

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got clear skies above with an almost full moon (Saturday's the Full "Snow" Moon) and stars fading in the dawn light.  Breezes are light out of the NW at 10-14mph.  We going to have a repeat of yesterday's lovely "preview to Spring" weather with plentiful sunshine and temps in the upper 40s / low 50s.  Winds will ramp up a bit out of the NW at 10-20mph.  Tonight... cold with a few passing clouds, low of 32° and winds light and variable.  Tomorrow... more of the same with a mix of sun and clouds and temps in the 40s.  The weekend's still looking like a washout with 100% chance of rain for both days and sad to say... not much in the the line of a full moon showing itself rising or glowing.  Could be a "homemade soup or chili making" weekend though!  Enjoy today!
High tide: 6:28PM
Low tide: 12:30PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:37AM
Sunset: 5:48PM
Moonrise: 3:58PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 775,385
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,035
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 7,096
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 180

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Beauty Of A Hump Day

This Morning's Webcam - North Wildwood
Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose through some leftover clouds along the horizon and once again is creating a colorful, picturesque seascape this morning.  Not much in wind as a light breeze is out of the W-SW at 2-4mph.  No windchill this morning.  Once these morning clouds drift out of here, we'll have a mostly sunny day with a high of 48° and it'll be breezy with S-SW winds that are headed this way at 15-25mph.  Tonight... clear, starlit, moonlit, low around 40° and still breezy with W-SW winds at 15-25mph. Tomorrow and Friday... more of the same I'm happy to report.  Saturday and Sunday... wet! The Full (Snow) Moon is this coming Saturday so be aware of those higher than normal tides as those areas that usually flood probably will be flooding this weekend.  
High tide: 5:43PM
Low tide: 11:44AM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:38AM
Sunset: 5:47PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 772,267
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 22,978
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,057
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 180