Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chill-Chill as January Heads On Down The Road

Mornin'!  It's 14° in Wildwood.  That's 14° with NW 35-40mph winds...chill factor...1°.  Don't worry though, today's high will be mid-upper 20s.  The winds are staying checked in all day and night so don't forget to count in the chill factor.  Ms Sun has risen and will stay with us as well.  Tonight...temps stay around upper 20s with the winds simmering down just a bit (NW at 23-29mph).  Tomorrow...much of the same as clouds do enter into the mix tomorrow evening bringing the next clipper.  Until we meet again January...adios.
High tide:5:39p.m.
Low tide:11:23a.m.
Ocean temp:38°

Friday, January 30, 2015

Last Friday of January

Mornin'!  It's 36° in Wildwood.  It's overcast and damp.  There were some rain showers late last night along with the overnight as everything's damp.  The clouds should clear out of here today as Ms Sun's due up.  Or, at least it'll be partly sunny/partly cloudy.  Temps will rise only a couple degrees as we may just about see 40° today.  It's the winds that are the topic of conversation this weekend.  There's a wind advisory posted for the entire weekend.  Right now...not much happening but those bad boys will ramp up later out of the W-NW at 25-35mph today. the temps drop (in the teens...15°-18°) that ol' chill factor will rip into you as we'll feel 40+mph gusting.  Tomorrow...much of the same...40+mph gusts.  Speaking of tomorrow...bitter cold with highs of 25° and that's not a chill factor temp.  Even though Ms Sun will be hanging out this last weekend of January so will the winds and the biting cold!  Another "Clipper" is due in Sunday night.  Just saying.
High tide:4:44p.m.
Low tide:10:32a.m.
Ocean temp:38°

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wintry Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 25° in Wildwood.  It's cold, crisp and clear with a sky above filled with stars.  Love the sky this time of year.  It's amazingly vivid, clear and beautiful with no intrusive lights hampering the glow of the stars.  There's a light breeze making the winter air even more crisp.  It'll become overcast soon enough though as the clouds are due in.  It'll be partly cloudy later this morning and then overcast by this afternoon.  Temps will head up into the mid-upper 30s and winds will be out of the E-SW at 5-10mph.  Tonight...rain showers enter the scene (40% chance) with temps in the low 30s and breezes staying where they are now.  Sun then checks in for tomorrow, Saturday and most of Sunday.  That is until the next Clipper heads into town Sunday night/Monday morning (2-3" forecasted) welcoming February.  7 weeks until Spring!
High tide:3:43p.m.
Low tide:9:37a.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunny and Cold at the Shore

Mornin'!  It's 22° in Wildwood.  It's breezy (N-NW 15-25mph) out there too so we're talking brrrrrr!  It'll be cold and breezy all day today as temps climb up to the upper 20s / low 30s.  Ms Sun will be shining down today too so we should warm up a bit.  That's "a bit" as it'll be no doubt a cold winters day down the Shore as the pooches begin checking in (Boardwalk Kennel Club Dog Show begins today). Tonight...clear and cold with temps back down into the low 20s with breezes out of the North at 10-15mph.  Looks like we won't see any of the wet stuff (rain and/or snow) until Sunday night however...we'll see some cold temps like today this coming Saturday and Sunday. 51 days until Spring!
High tide:2:41p.m.
Low tide:8:34a.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Storm "Juno"

Mornin'!  It's 27° in Wildwood.  Do you know why this so-called blizzard is called "Juno"?  Juno where the snow went? Well, I'm happy to say that this historic blizzard went down the tubes.  Talk about "cry wolf" extremely perfect example.  I'm happy for all the New Jersey and surrounding State workers who have off from work today! Every forecaster on the TV this morning is abba-dabbing about what could have been.  Forget about anything I wrote about yesterday.  We missed the bullet and for that, I'm very, very grateful.  Once again our little southern, barrier island's weather was different from the rest.  It's freezing cold, windy and cloudy outside in the early morning darkness.  We have a coating of snow.  It's still coming down  and blowing everywhere out there.  Drifting should be about a ½ inch or so due to the winds. The snow will stop this morning as the clouds hang out until a peek or two of Ms Sun later this afternoon.  Winds will remain intense out of the NW at 20-30mph with temps just about 30°. Tonight...clear and back into the low 20s.  Winds will have simmered down by then as well.  Tomorrow...boatloads of sun!
High tide:1:41p.m.
Low tide:7:27a.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Monday, January 26, 2015

Winter Storm and Coastal Flood Warnings

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood.  The clouds are checked in.  The winds have begun to make their presence known and the Warnings and Advisories are posted as I type.  The Media is totally hyping up this eminent storm like no tomorrow.  How's "Historic Blizzard heading to our coast" sound?  That's the one that freaks me out.  Hey look...we survived the Blizzard of February 2010 and had no power for 6 days and nights.  I'm hearing "power outtages" and it's one phrase that makes my stomach queasy.  So, here's what I know.  Today will be cloudy with light rain showers filtering in first.  Temps will be in the low-mid 40s as the winds begin to pick up offshore (E-NE) at 26-35mph.  By sometime late this afternoon...this rain event will turn to a snow event as the temperature begins to drop.  It'll be snowing and cold and extremely windy tonight.  Here's a cut and paste of one of the weather reports I find to be most accurate in my daily research.
* Hazard types...heavy snow with blowing and drifting from extreme heavy winds.
* Snow accumulations...12 to 16 inches.
* Timing...light rain will affect the morning commute. Snow will become heavy at times late this afternoon through Tuesday morning when snowfall rates of a couple of inches per hour can occur at times... then taper off during Tuesday afternoon.
* Precautionary/preparedness actions...
* A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow is expected... and very strong winds are possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible at times.
* Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to 7 am EST Tuesday...
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 7 am EST Tuesday. The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.
* Location...coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware... including Delaware Bay.
* At Cape May... New Jersey (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 1:24 am Tuesday... with a forecast tide level 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean lower low water.
* Impacts...numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate property damage is likely. The Tides and wave action will result in moderate to severe beach erosion.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
* A coastal Flood Warning indicates that moderate or major tidal flooding is imminent or occurring. * * Be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials.
* For updated reports go to...
Stay in.  Be safe everyone.
High Tide:12:44p.m.
Low Tide:6:19a.m. and 6:37p.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Calm Before The Next Storm

A Sunset Sail in July
Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood.  We just had a lovely sunrise but the clouds are-a-rolling-in!  We currently have some major cloud cover.  It's supposed to be sunny to start today with a few afternoon clouds in today's mix as temps head into the low-mid 40s.  Winds will be out of the West at 20+mph.  Tonight...clouds are checking in big time for a couple days with temps back into the low-mid 30s as winds shift from the E-NE at 10-20mph bringing another storm right along with them.  Looks like rain to start tomorrow as Monday begins with showers; then steady rain.  By tomorrow evening...snow late bringing a good blast of the white stuff.  Some are saying 2-4" but I've seen a couple reports and forecasts saying...4-10" during the night Monday into Tuesday.  I'm on the "Storm Watch". 55 days until Spring!
High tide: 11:47a.m.
Low tide: 5:39p.m.
Ocean temp:39°
Sunset: 5:14p.m.
Summer: 146 days!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nor'easter Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood.  It's crazy outside.  It's overcast with dark, ominous, fast-moving clouds.  It's windy as hell (N-NE 25-30mph) making it very noisy as the howling winds are all around the island and house.  It's raining lightly.  It's flooded.  My backyard says it's been raining all night as there are quite a few sections of my backyard (stones/pebbles as I have no lawn; just stones) flooded and under water.  It'll be gray and rainy until tonight as a steady rain is on the forecast for today.  Temps will stay just about where they are now.  And winds...well...they're going to ramp up even more by late this afternoon/early evening (N-NW with some gusting).  Tomorrow...Ms Sun's supposed to return along with a mix of clouds and sun at least up until tomorrow evening's snow showers.  I'm hunkering down this weekend for sure.
High tide: 10:50a.m.
Low tide: 4:48p.m.
Ocean temp: 39°
Sunset: 5:13p.m.
Spring: 56 days

Friday, January 23, 2015


Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood.  It's clear and quiet with hardly a breeze in the starlit morning sky.  It'll be mostly sunny with some clouds in the mix today as temps rise into the mid to upper-30s.  Winds will be light and variable out of the West at 4-6mph.   Tonight...heavy cloud cover at there's a 100% chance of precipitation beginning tonight.  It should begin as rain with some sleet possibly mixing in.  Winds will be out of the S-SE at less than 5mph and increasing from the E-NE at 15-25mph.  Looks like we could reach an inch of rain as this so called Nor'easter should keep the snow to itself as it continues through tomorrow.  Sunday...generally sunny as the rain should hold off until Sunday evening.  
High tide:9:55a.m.
Low tide:3:59p.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Partly Sunny / Partly Cloudy

Sunset at Sunset Key, Key West
Dunes - Wildwood NJ
Mornin'!  It's 22° in Wildwood.  It's quiet, cold with a bit of snow (2") blanketing the island after yesterday afternoon/early evening's snowfall.  A lot has already melted. The sky is thickly cloud covered with not a star twinkling overhead.  It's still with not a breeze.  The forecast is partly sunny/partly cloudy today with temps in the mid-upper 30s and breezes commencing out of the W-NW at 10-12mph.  Tonight...back into the upper 20's with breezes ramping up a bit out of the NW at 20-25mph.  Tomorrow...sunny. Tomorrow night into Saturday...rain.  This Saturday Nor'easter will be a rain event along the coast so they say.  I'm watching all forecasts as some are saying #2 storm will be a "snow event". Monday's looking wet too.  We're in the midst of a 3-dayer (Thursday/Saturday/Monday).  I wish I was having a 3-dayer in Key West!
58 days until Spring!
High tide:9:02a.m.
Low tide:3:13p.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winder Weather Advisory Posted

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood.  It's another clear morn with starlit skies and gentle breezes wifting (I mean wafting) over the island from the NE at 13-15mph.  Baby, it's cold outside!  A "Clipper" is headed our way today.  A fast moving storm is headed right in our direction this afternoon (after lunchtime).  It'll provide the coast with rain, sleet and snow (90% chance) as temps hover around the mid-30s. It'll snow and sleet right into the morning hours of Thursday when Ms Sun will be checking back in sometime tomorrow.  So, we're looking at a coating of the white stuff up to 2-4" (depending on this Clipper's movement) beginning later today with temps in the mid-30s.  Get out the snow gear and be careful out there!  Oh...two more snow storms have us in their sights...Saturday and Monday.  59 days until Spring!  59 days until Spring!  59 days until Spring!  Keep saying it!
High tide:8:12a.m.
Low tide:2:25p.m.
Ocean temp:40°

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lovely Winter's Day

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood.  As we're still dark this early morn before 6a.m., the sky is starlit and lovely.  There's a New Moon (barely visible) today making the stars even brighter.  It'll be nice this mid-winter's day down the shore as temps climb up into the low-mid 40s.  Ms Sun will be checked in and be shining most of the day (some clouds will be in the mix).  Winds will be offshore and from the E-NE at 7-8mph.  Tonight...upper 30s and breezes (NE) light and variable with partially cloudy skies.  Enjoy as a winter storm is headed our way early tomorrow afternoon for hump day.  Doesn't sound too promising with snow, sleet, ice, rain all in that mix heading our way. Thursday could be a repeat of today though!  Oh...that New Moon I spoke of...higher than normal tides.  Just saying.
High tide:7:24a.m.
Low tide:1:37p.m.
Ocean temp:40°

Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Day

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood.  We're having some cloud cover along with starry skies.  It's breezy with lots of dampness lingering from yesterday's rain event.  We had some major thunder and lightening last night during some of that rainy weather.  The pooch was sticking to us like glue.  There's a "severe weather watch" posted this morning due to icy conditions.  It posts that the combination of air temperatures near freezing, residual surface moisture and a cold ground is resulting in black ice on untreated surfaces. Some vehicle accidents were reported earlier. If you need to drive this morning, be very cautious and slow down as Road conditions can change quickly. If the surface still looks wet, assume it is icy. Be extra careful on bridges and other elevated surfaces as they tend to be colder. In addition, parking lots and sidewalks will be icy if not treated. Just saying especially after hearing and seeing yesterday's icy highways and roads fiasco with accidents and deaths related to the ice storm and icy conditions back in my former hometown. Today will be mostly sunny with temps in the low 40s while gusty winds will be out of the W-NW at 23-29mph.  Tonight...back into the low 40s with clear skies and winds out of the West at 16-24mph. Tomorrow looks like a repeat of today!  Happy Martin Luther King Day!  "Selma's" playing at the Frank Theater in Rio Grande.
High tide:6:35a.m. and 7:01p.m.
Low tide:12:48p.m.
Ocean temp:40°

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sailors Take Warning

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood.  Red sky in the know what that means?  It's dark with reddish clouds and raining at the moment.  Lightly raining.  It'll be dreary throughout the day with rain showers and possible downpours at times.   Temps will climb up into the upper 40s.  Breezes out of the South at 14-16mph.  Tonight...rains stop with winds picking up out of the W-NW at 20-30mph and temps dropping into the low 40s. Tomorrow...MLK...Ms Sun's back and so are the colder temps!
High tide:6:11p.m.
Low tide:11:57a.m.
Ocean temp:40°
Sunset:5:06p.m. (Matt Ulmer's Video from yesterday's Polar Plunge)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

50/50 Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood.  The sky is clear.  There are no breezes to write about.  It's quiet and still and cold.  There's going to be plentiful sunshine all day today.  Winds will be simmered down and much less wifting (I mean wafting) than yesterday.
It's gonna be cold though especially for the Wildwood Polar Plungers as the scantily dressed run into the 40° ocean at 1p.m. supporting the Special Olympics.
It'll be a low tide so there will be lots of beach to run!  Temps won't even tap the mid-upper 30s until later this evening.  Oh...tonight the winds do check in from the South at 17-25mph. For Sunday...mostly cloudy skies to start as rain is on its way.  Showers (as well as some heavy downpours) are expected especially in the afternoon/early evening.  Milder temps are on tap though as the thermometer may tap 50° as Sunday is "thaw" day.  For today though...sunny and cold.  For the Plungers..."feet"...think "feet" when standing on the beach waiting for the starter's pistol.  Have some kind of foot wear prepared (I'd borrow someone's UGGs for before and after). 
High tide:5:17p.m.
Low tide:11:06a.m.
Ocean temp:41°

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bright, Brisk and Breezy

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood.  It's a little breezy this early morn and it's chill-chill out there!  It'll feel cold today due to the winds (W-NW 20-30mph) creating a chill factor.  Hate when that happens!  But, it'll be mostly sunny (a bit of clouds in today's mix as well) with highs of 40° and seasonable for January on the island.  The weekend's...50-50 as tomorrow will have abundant sunshine with a high of 30° for those Plungers plunging into the drink (I'm talking "ocean" and I call them "crazies").   Sunday will have rain (with warmer temps...mid-upper 40s). As winds diminish and skies remain mostly clear overnight,  tonight looks to be cold as temps will drop well into the teens on the mainland, stay closer to the 20s along the bays and on the islands.  Happy Friday!
High tide:4:17p.m.
Low tide:10:13a.m.
Ocean temp:41°

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Partly Cloudy / Partly Sunny

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood.  It's overcast as the dark morning sky is completely cloud covered.  It's still and quiet with no breezes...just winter crispness.  It'll be a cold day as temps will be in the mid-30s as breezes commence later this morning out of the W-NW at 5-10mph.  Ms Sun's checking in though and will keep things under wrap and warmer as she joins those clouds as the forecasts are saying partly cloudy/partly sunny today.  It looks like she'll be checked in until Sunday when rain is up next.  Tonight...low 30s again with breezes still out of the W-NW light and variable.
High tide:3:13p.m.
Low tide:9:18a.m.
Ocean temp:42°
Spring:64 days

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood.  I just keyed up Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" to play on my Itunes while I get this weather written.  If there was any morning that I could use this tune, it's this one.  And, just an's 71° in Key West Florida. I seriously could use a taste of summer.  But, at the moment, Wildwood's getting pummeled with snow/ice pellet wintry mix.  There's a coating of white (snow/sleet/ice) on the island as the winds are wifting (I mean wafting) off the ocean (E-NE) at 15-19mph.  You can hear the ocean's roar in the wind's howl.  It's one of those wintry mornings that you have an eyebrow up wondering "what is that"?  It's winter; that's what it is. There's an inch of snow/ice expected today as it's all developing as I sit here.  It'll continue through the morning hours and end by this afternoon.  We may just see Ms Sun peeking through later! Temps will get up into the mid-30s.  Tonight...partly cloudy with temps back into the upper 20s with winds out of the North at 10-12mph. High tide:7:12p.m.; Low tide: 8:16a.m.; Ocean temp: 42°; Sunset:5:02p.m.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Mix...Clouds and Sun

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood.  That'll be the high today. It's going down into the low 30s today.
I can see some of the stars twinkling
although there's some significant cloud cover. At the moment it's cloudy, still and quiet. Not much in the line of breezes at the moment but they're coming out of the N-NE at 22-25mph later. There's a mix of clouds and sun today as they battle it out. Same for tonight as temps head back into the low 20s with breezes out of the NE at 10-15mph. Tomorrow...even more clouds than today. 
High tide:1:18p.m.
Low tide:7:08p.m.
Ocean temp:41°

Monday, January 12, 2015

Clouds Have Checked Back In

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood.  It's quiet, overcast and dry.  No breezes...just stillness and intense quiet.   According to the doppler...we've got it all around us...rain that is.  It's heading in our direction as the weatherman just said a wintry mix is already happening in Philly.  According to the Wildwood forecasts though...just a rain event.  Thank God.  Should be starting any moment.  Temps will get up into the mid-40s as rain pours down today.  Winds will be light and variable out of the SW at 5-8mph.  Tonight...rain with winds shifting from the N-NW at 11-15mph as temps head back into the low-mid 30s.  It's looking like a cloudy week as a bright, warm sunny one may not return until Friday. 
High tide:12:30p.m.
Low tide:6:05a.m. and 6:27p.m.
Ocean temp:42°

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 19° in Wildwood.  There's a light breeze out of the S-SW at 5-10mph and just enough to blend with that 19° to make me run back into the kitchen as fast as I could move after reading the porch thermometer.  Brrrrr.  The harbor's frozen as I noticed yesterday before taking down all the Christmas decks and tree.  It'll be mostly sunny (some clouds in the forecast) today warming my home again!  Temps will be tapping 40° and that's no typo.  We should have waited until today to take down all the icicle lights out front.  Breezes will continue to be light and variable from the S-SW and by tonight...14-20mph with even more clouds checking in.  Perfect winter's day down the shore today.  Enjoy as tomorrow...rain's on tap.
High tide:11:46a.m.
Low tide:5:41p.m.
Ocean temp:43°
Sunset:4:59p.m. (almost in the 5 o'clock hour!!)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 21° in sunny Wildwood.  That's the high today by the way.  The low will be 16° tonight.  It'll be clear and sunny.  Oh...and windy like every other day this week...W-NW 24-28mph (currently) and simmering down somewhat later this afternoon...W-NW 15-18mph.  These winds are the killer as that ol' chill factor is brutal.  The winds are off the land and would probably be a bit more tolerable if off the 42° ocean.  What does it matter...cold is cold and who cares about hair-dos as everyone's wearing hats these days?! Tomorrow... sunshine with some clouds and balmy temps in the mid-upper 30s.  It'll be 78° in Key West today!
High tide:11:04a.m.
Low tide:5:03p.m.
Ocean temp:42°

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Windy City

5th Avenue Marina - North Wildwood NJ
Mornin'!  It's 30 balmy degrees in Wildwood this morning!  The Winds won't leave!  They're out of the W-SW at 30-40mph.  We're being rattled here.  My willow tree has been pruned this week for sure as the yard is completely littered with hundreds of switches.  The sky is mostly cloudy as a Clipper is supposed to be approaching the island as I blog this morning.  The doppler looks like Wildwood's in its path as it should be here any moment now.  It could drop a coating of the white stuff as it blows by. Or, it could stay just north of our island and leave the snow for the other islands north of us. By this afternoon skies will become clearer as we see peeks of sun while those relentless winds continue to pull on my willow tree and house. Temps will be in the low-mid 30s.  Tonight...clear and remaining very windy (N-NW) with temps in the high teens / low 20s.  The weekend's looking sunnier and calmer with temps in the mid 20s Saturday and upper 30s on Sunday.
High tide:10:23a.m.
Low tide:4:28p.m.
Ocean temp:42°

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hazardous Weather In Effect

Mornin'!  It's 10!  Damn I wish I was saying that for our rating of a perfect beach day.  The back porch (it took everything I had including my Uggs to go out) thermometer said 10° with the winds still-a-whippin'!  It's feeling brutal in my opinion.  Just heard Boston closed its schools and Philly's schools are on a 2-hour delay due to the wind-chill.  Nothing reported for the island's schools.  Our wind chill is -3° as those NW winds are relentless and moaning over our island at 25-32mph w/gusting.  Swore I felt the house move during the night.  So, the Wind Chill advisory remains in effect.   Ms Sun's supposed to make her grand entrance as it'll be a mostly sunny day with temps climbing up to 20° as the NW Winds shift from the SW at 20-25mph w/40+gusts by the overnight.  Temps will actually go up into the mid-upper 20s.  Tomorrow's starting out with clouds and flurries and warmer (mid 30s) temps and lets not forget those winds.  They're overstaying their welcome and not going anywhere!   
High tide:9:43a.m.
Low tide:3:53p.m.
Ocean temp:42°

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wednesday's Winter Wind Chill Advisory

Mornin'!  It's 27° in Wildwood, NJ.  It's currently quiet and cloudy with hardly a breeze.  There's a thin layer of ice on Otten's Harbor. The Winds are the main attraction today coming along a bit later creating wind chills.  Winds Chill occurs when the arctic temps + gusty winds result in dangerously freezing cold conditions.  The W-NW winds will begin later today with a vengance...28-32mph + gusts of 40+mph = hazardous Wind Chills of -10° not to mention hypothermia and/or frost bite on exposed skin if precautions are not taken.  At the moment it's dry except for yesterday's layer of snow that's left walkways, some roads etc...snow covered and icy.  The clouds will eventually clear as Ms Sun will peek in a bit today with temps tapping 30°.  This evening...clouds return as there's a 10% chance of some flurry action taking place.  The winds will still be the star attraction tonight as well as temps returning into the 20s. We're in it now! Layer and bundle up!
High tide:9:04a.m.
Low tide:3:17p.m.
Ocean temp:43°

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory

Mornin'!  It's 25° in Wildwood!  My Florida folk are smiling at that one I'm sure.  Strap in as we're about to have a "Snow" day.  And, so it begins with the first taste of the white stuff.  It's currently overcast and quiet...very, very quiet.  If you've never experienced that pre-snow's still and intensely quiet.  I couldn't hear the surf either with all that cloud cover and stillness...not a breeze out there.  It's supposed to commence sometime this morning (80% chance) giving us a dusting to an inch and a flurry or two in the early afternoon.  Temps...around 30° today.  Winds will be light and variable beginning from the SE at 4-6mph and shifting early evening and ramping up tonight a bit from the W-NW at 15-18mph.  Temps tonight low-mid 20s.  Tomorrow...clearing with peeks of sun but still cold in the 20s.  Winter's arrived I guess.  Now, where'd I put my Key West Handbook?
High tide:8:25a.m.
Low tidE:2:39p.m.
Ocean temp:43°

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunny & Windy

Mornin'! It's 38° this clear, starlit and moonlit morn.  It's windy (W-NW at 26-36mph) as they're howling over the island in the darkness. It's gonna be sunny and windy today as the clouds have checked out for a bit today (they're coming back tonight though).  Temps will be hovering around the low 40s as the sun shines down and the winds stay right about where they are even gusting a bit.  This evening when the winds eventually simmering down but not before bringing the temperature down to the upper 20s.  Tomorrow...I may be using the "S" word as there's a 70% chance of 1" occurring.  Remains to be seen.
High tide:7:45a.m.
Low tide:1:59p.m.
Ocean temp:44°

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Rainy Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood.  It's raining as we've got plenty of thick cloud cover along with the sounds of the surf crashing.  I'm sure if I hit the beach (6 blocks away) I'd find a very angry ocean.  It's raining lightly at the moment as forecasts are saying steady but moderate rainfall is expected throughout the day into this evening.    Temps are mild as the porch thermometer might be saying 60° later (no joke).  Winds are nothing now but get ready for the ramp up as they'll eventually begin wifting (I mean wafting) over the island from the S-SW at 25-38mph +gusting and tonight...SW at 25-45mph sustained.  Also tonight...partial clearing (70% chance of showers) with temps in the upper 30s.  Sometime tomorrow Ms Sun's checking in for the day.  Oh, and it's a full moon'll be rising at 4:41p.m. but guarantee we won't see this one due to the cloud cover.
High tide: 7:04a.m. and 7:31p.m.
Low tide:1:17p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Saturday, January 3, 2015

First Weekend of 2015

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood.  It's gray and damp.  With all this heavy cloud cover...all forecasts are pointing to "rain".  That's for the entire weekend right up until Monday morning.  It'll be wet (70% chance of showers) today with temps in the upper 40s and possibly tapping the low 50s.  We're lucking out on these mild temperatures.  Winds will be out of the E-SE at 17-23mph.  Tonight...rain and temps back into the mid 40s.  Tomorrow...higher temps (upper 50s) but more rain (80% chance). The Full Moon's tomorrow so you know what that means...higher tides.  Be aware of flood waters as it's corrosive salt water and unlike our summer dips...not good for the undercarriage.
High tide:6:47p.m.
Low tide:12:31p.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Friday, January 2, 2015


Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood.  It's calm and cloudy.  No breezes and no stars twinkling.  There's an almost full moon up there (it's this Sunday) but at the moment there's no moon glow brightening the early morning darkness.  It was glowing at bedtime last night though. Some of my favorite morning things other than the full moon...sounds and aromas of the surf which greeted me on the back porch this morning.  It'll be somewhat like yesterday but with more clouds hanging around as they will eventually make way for mostly sunshine this first Friday of January.  Temps will get into the low 40s.  Breezes will wift (I mean waft) in from the W-NW at 10-15mph.  The weekend's looking wet so enjoy any sunshine we get today!
High tide:5:58p.m.
Low tide:11:43a.m.
Ocean temp:45°

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year With Abundant Sunshine!

Mummers in North Wildwood NJ - Summer 2014
Mornin'!  Happy New Year!  It's 37° in Wildwood, NJ.  At the moment it's bright and sunny.  It's blue skies ahead today as this first day of 2015 is going to be a winter beauty.  Abundant sunshine today with temps getting up to the mid-40s as breezes will be out of the W-SW at 10-20mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the upper 30s.
Today will be the last day of one of my Blog Favs "Dippin' Dan - The Local Weather Man" as beginning tomorrow I will have removed his link from my blog.  Just wanted to give thanks to Dan Skeldon our local TV channel 40 meteorologist and personality who was one of my inspirations to begin blogging the seashore weather.  He along with the entire television staff has retired its broadcast from the airwaves. Later this month Dan will return as a weather reporter for our local newspaper (Atlantic City Press) as I continue to follow him (his forecasts were spot on by the way) as well as add his new link to my blog when available.  I love that guy.
Happy New Year everyone and thanks for your support in reading my daily weather blog!
High tide:5:04p.m.
Low tide:10:51a.m.
Ocean temp:45°