Sunday, January 31, 2016

Adios January

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood.  It's quiet and clear as Ms Sun's about to rise and shine in about a half hour.  It'll be a beauty this last of January with unseasonable temps low-mid 50s with plenty of sunshine.  Breezes will be out of the S-SW at 12-18mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid 40s and breezes remaining out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  The start of February is looking 50-50 with a chance of rain Monday and Wednesday with somewhat mild temperatures.  Until next year January...see ya!
High tide:12:55p.m.
Low tide:6:30a.m. and 6:46p.m.
Ocean temp:40°

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nice Weekend!

Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood.  It's a 180° from last Saturday.  We were waterfront property this time last weekend.  Right now...not a cloud in the sunny, blue sky.  I've got the "monkey bread" in the oven, sipping coffee and listening to Marvin Gaye after sleeping in this beautiful morning!  This is what it's all about.  This weekend will be spent gathering our thoughts and stuff to pack for a New Orleans trip later this week!  It's currently 56° and sunny with temps heading to 73° today in NOLA. This will be our first visit to this wonderful city along with Mardi Gras thrown in the mix. I'm watching the weather there like a hawk and so far so good. Now that Jonas has worn out his welcome here (we're still drying out though) our focus is finally something to put a smile on your face!
So, for today in'll be blue sky all the way with Ms Sun pouring down.  Breezes out of the W-SW at 10-12mph with temps in the mid-upper 40s.  Tonight breezes kick up and shift from the S-SW at 23-37mph as temps drop back into the mid-upper 30s.  Tomorrow looks much like today and even warmer...low-50s. Enjoy this last weekend in January!
High tide:12:09p.m.
Low tide:5:56p.m.
Ocean temp:41°

Friday, January 29, 2016

Bad Hair Friday

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood.  It's clear and starlit.  No breezes to note. However, they're coming!  We're  going to have some really strong "bad hair" day winds beginning a bit later this morning out of the W-NW at 30-35mph w/40+gusts.  It'll be sunny with temps in the upper 30's/low 40s but the winds will chill us right into the overnight.  The weekend's looking a lot better than last with sun shining and temps in the mid-upper 40s (more drying out time)!
High tide:11:25a.m.
Low tide:5:16p.m.
Ocean temp:40°

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A-OK Today

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood.  The sky is clear and starlit and Ms Sun's due up in an hour.  No breezes to note as it's quiet and fragrant.  I can't help but think that the fragrance is much more than the ocean or marsh surrounding me.  This past weekend's sea saturation is still evident as we are still drying from the inside out (my next door neighbor arrived from Philly yesterday to begin his pumping out from under his house not to mention, our shed and salvageable items are still drying out and have the "sea water" aroma). Thankfully this recent decent winter weather is helping us along and today will be no different.  Temps should once again get up into the low-mid 40s. Breezes will be light and variable.  This morning they're in the direction off the ocean (SE at 2-3mph) and will shift this afternoon (S-SW at 4-5mph) as the clouds filter in later. Just an fyi...breezes turn to "winds" tomorrow.  One forecast said there's a 20% chance of a shower this evening on the overnight.  For the most part it'll be a mild, sunny, A-OK winter's day down the Shore!
High tide:10:42a.m.
Low tide:4:39p.m.
Ocean temp:40°

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hump Day Mix

Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood.  It's overcast and still. Not sure of a sunrise today. Breezes are light out of the North at 10-15mph.  It'll be mostly cloudy as Ms Sun tries to check in sometime later today.  Winds will pick up at 22-28mph out of the N-NW as we might see rain/snow showers with this cloud cover.  Temps won't get much higher than where they are now and will drop into the upper 20/low 30s tonight.  Continued cloud cover tonight as breezes continue out of NW at 15-17mph. 
For what it's worth, the weekend's looking sunny and mild (mid 40s). 
High tide:10:00a.m.
Low tide:4:03p.m.
Ocean temp:37°

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday Warm Up

Mornin'!  It's an unbelievable 39° in Wildwood.  It's hazy but starlit and moonlit with a light ocean breeze.  Ms Sun's checking in again today and should be crossing the horizon around an hour and a half from now.  Temps will rise up into the mid 40s as she shines most of the day.  At least until the clouds roll in later this afternoon.  It's supposed to start drizzling tonight as temps drop back down into the upper 30s.  Winds will be stiff today out of the SW at 19-32mph and by tonight simmer down from the W-SW at 15-20mph. Tomorrow should be the opposite starting out cloudy and becoming sunny with temps about where they are today. 
High tide:9:18a.m.
Low tide:3:27p.m.
Ocean temp:37°
Homefront Update: Still pumping water from under the house and back yard & shed (4 hours non-stop yesterday after work).  We lost some things...a couple of hubby's big power saws, grandbaby's infant things, summer and beach stuff (big floor fans, umbrellas, tent etc).'s a good way to purge and realize that it's just "stuff".  It is sad though seeing all the furniture and stuff at everyone's curbside all over the island that they too lost.  We woke today without heat again as our furnace is now not working.  Thank goodness for our little gas fireplace! 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Weekend and Monday Blog!

My Street
My Yard
My Yard Sunday Morning (Ice Rink)

My Yard

Ottens Harbor filling the streets
Started blogging last night...Evenin'!  It's 30°, clear, starlit, moonlit and calm.  When I was standing out there checking on things in the darkness tonight (it's around 7:30p.m.), I got a tiny bit teary-eyed thinking about how this wonderful little island was just relentlessly pummeled for about 30 hours by Mother Nature. A lot was going on in Wildwood this past weekend.  We made the National News! Hubby and I are good to go as we once again became survivors.  Our electric came back to us this afternoon thankfully and we came out unscathed.
It all began last week as Thursday and Friday at work was already weirded out as everything and everyone was in a heightened state.  I work along side emergency workers and it increases the heart rate as preparedness begins and that heightened state of emergency has an energy like no other.  Once home, hubby and I were wrapping things up for our "hunker down" weekend ahead.  From what I had learned in this recent preparedness was to keep the focus on the likes of another hurricane Sandy as far as coastal flooding was concerned.  I was freaking as with Sandy we had to evacuate under Gov. Christie's mandate. No mandate this time. Winter Storm "Nor'Easter Jonas" was planning on checking in on a Friday night of a Full Moon and checking out sometime during the overnight Saturday into Sunday.  The scary thing for me was once Jonas was checked in, he was going to get pushed incessantly and aggressively by the moon, winds and ocean to the back side (bay side).  Jonas packed a punch with 50-60mph sustained winds (75-80mph gusts) as he got pushed ashore with a vengeance. I live near Otten's Harbor which is on the back (bay) side. Not to mention some of the harbor already has ice forming from the recent wintry temperatures.  So, if the harbors and canals and bays were icy/frosty cold and somewhat frozen...and it was a guarantee that all back water was coming down my street via had to be done to get ready.   So, back to Friday...having two vehicles we knew without question they had to be moved to higher ground.  (For Sandy we took them offshore to the Mainland prior to evacuating).  Friday we just took them to the Wildwood municipal parking lot across from the Firehouses off of New Jersey Avenue for the weekend and walked home. We were warned that we were up against 3 extremely high tides the first being Saturday morning so now the cars were now on much higher ground. Friday night it began. The tides were very high as the temperature was dropping and the winds began wailing.  Weather was-a-happening big time outside on Friday night.  We began to get snow in the darkness.  Fast forward to 2:30a.m. as I woke to winds sounding like a freight train out our bedroom window.  The minute I woke and looked at the nightstand clock I knew we had no power as the clock was dark.  I got up and went downstairs and found it cold and 52° on the living room heater thermostat. No lights illuminated on the microwave or coffee maker or TV or clocks or anything including the streets lights or neighboring houses; no WiFi or computer or house phone. Outside it was snow covered (4-5") and with some minor drifting (8-9") from those winds.  I began to get some more preparedness done now that we were without electric in the wee morning hours. up the gas fireplace and begin warming the downstairs (I made a long flat sheet to put through a tension rod to extend over the stair well keeping the heat on the first floor) and went all around the house filling candle holders replenishing all the candles with flashlight in hand. Got out the ol' Corning Ware percolator.  I was still able to light the gas stove top burners with a grill lighter and was able to make coffee/tea and prepare meals (made my first batch ever of Manhattan clam chowder from fresh clams hubby brought home from the Lobster House Friday).  We had hot water (gas hot water heater), We had a battery IPOD station for our music and warmth from the little fireplace and were good to go.   By the first tide on Saturday (the worst of all three) the water came over the bulkhead at 8-8:30a.m.  I had a bulls eye view of that.  It came fast and furious pushing all that snow from the overnight and all that ice from the harbor onto the streets.  Not everyone experienced it...just those on the West side of the island and I discovered later that the north end in North Wildwood saw water depths that broke records including Sandy's.  I received 18" of ice filled water around my property but I heard that some saw 36".  These tide waters took forever to pull back and leave the streets and when they finally did...the debris they left behind was off the chart.  I saw pilings, trashcans and propane tanks among other debris floating down my street in a wake that actually had waves.  The tides subsided and gave our pup a bit of a chance to relax but returned Saturday night at 9p.m. and once again came pouring into the streets with winds howling and snow pouring down laying wherever there was no tide water.  By now our damages consisted of anything stored under the house now floating (beach chairs, beach cart etc) and yard (seat/storage chest, grill, trashcans, giant planters) on their sides floating in ice and refreezing. The North side of our house got battered and the window screens all torn to bits from flying debris.  Hubby's checked under the house and the only thing he said was "It's just stuff and can be replaced."  Oh's true and one must keep that focus and not to mention Philly along with my family and friends got 20+ inches of snow! By Sunday morning in Wildwood, the winds calmed as the tides receded while we welcomed a warm Ms Sun.  We began the clean up, walked 3 blocks to get our vehicles by the afternoon (they were fine by the way) and took a drive around the island to observe what Jonas left behind.  Jonas took North Wildwood's beach between 1st and 5th Aves., and left debris everywhere.  Homes which got water had all their furniture and stuff already by the curb.  So sad to see that. After our drive we went back to a dry home to more yard clean up and before 3p.m. our electric went on!  Just for fun we kept flicking the light switches every time we walked by them as brownies baked in the oven!
Our Pooch thinking it over
Here's today's blog...
3rd & Kennedy North Wildwood photo taken by  NW Rec Center
Mornin'! It's 25° in Wildwood.   Normalcy has returned as far as weather goes.  It's clear and still with starlit skies and not much in breezes to note.  It'll be sunny and crisp today with temps in the mid 30s and breezes out of the NW at 8-9mph.  Tonight...clear and starlit with temps tapping 30°.  First thing I did this morning was hit the light switch!
High tide:8:36a.m.
Low tide:2:48p.m.
Ocean temp:39°

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Calm Before Winter Storm "Jonas"

Mornin'! It's 25° in Wildwood.  We're under a clear, moonlit, starlit sky.  It's quiet with hardly a breeze as it's literally the calm before the storm.  It certainly won't be this quiet this time tomorrow.  Today as we prep and batten down the hatches for this nasty Nor'easter we'll have a sunny start with temps in the low 30s.  Breezes will be out of the North at 14-16mph.  Clouds will increase later this morning as we may begin to see some snow showers heading into the evening. Snow accumulation is less than an inch. Rain, snow, and sleet enters the scene before 1am, then rain and sleet between 1am and 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 32° on the overnight. The winds will begin to increase and shift from the NE at 35-45mph possibly gusting as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. The island's not supposed to get the snow accumulation that Philly and New York will. At this time it's looking more like an enormous icy rain (flood) event for the coast. Blizzard Warnings are posted for surrounding areas beginning this afternoon and lasting into Sunday morning as Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Philadelphia and New York City could get upwards of 2 feet of snow. So far, it's not looking like a big snow event but more of a rain event along the coast. Guess it remains to be seen. Be safe!
High tide:6:23a.m.
Low tide:12:35p.m.
Ocean temp:38°
Full Moon: Sat. night 1/23/16
Rain. High near 41°. Dangerously windy, with northeast sustained winds of 41 to 43 mph, with gusts as high as 55+ mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.  Coastal residents along the Virginia, Delmarva and New Jersey coasts will need to heed local official warnings about coastal flooding. A strong onshore northeast wind will push tides higher and produce high wave action. Flooding will become a problem along the Jersey Shore as strong wind pushes ocean water inland. Combine the precipitation + the winds and the ocean's push + full moon and you get some serious tidal flooding.  The combination could produce significant coastal flooding, beach erosion and damage to near-coast structures, especially early Saturday. Moving vehicles to higher ground or onto the mainland is seriously recommended.
Saturday Night
Snow. Low around 31. Very windy, with a north wind 30 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
A chance of snow, mainly before 11am and turning partly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Storm's Still Coming!

Mornin'!  It's 28° in Wildwood.  We had a dusting on the overnight and have a blanket of white outside.  It's crisp and cold and breezy (N-NW 15-20mph) with a windchill of 17°.  The sky is dark and clear and about to welcome a sunrise.  Ms Sun will be shining brightly today as temps reach the low 30s.  Breezes will be out of the NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...staying where we are now...clear, low 30s, NW breezes around 15mph.
High tide:5:31a.m and 6:01p.m.
Low tide:11:45a.m.
Ocean temp:47°
Full Moon:1/23/16 (Saturday night)

From Wunderground's most recent report...
Friday...Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 32F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. and Friday Night... 100 % Precip. / 1-3 in of snow.  Snow in the evening will mix with rain at times overnight. Some sleet may mix in. Low around 30F. NE winds at 20 to 30 mph, increasing to 25 to 40 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Saturday...28 °F-100 % Precipitation. Windy with rain likely. Temps nearly steady in the upper 30s. Winds NE at 40 to 60 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 80 mph.
Saturday Night...80 % Precipitation. Rain and snow in the evening, windy with a wintry mix in the overnight hours. Low 28F. Winds NNE at 25 to 40 mph. Chance of precip 80%. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.
Sunday...Some lingering morning flurries or snow showers. Windy. Cloudy skies will become partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 36F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
And, from Nat'l Weather Service... 
Friday...A slight chance of rain and snow after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 34. North wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night...Rain, snow, and sleet before 1am, then rain and sleet between 1am and 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 33. Windy, with a northeast wind 17 to 27 mph increasing to 27 to 37 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday...Rain. High near 41. Very windy, with a northeast wind 39 to 44 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday Night...Snow. Low around 31. Very windy. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday...A chance of snow before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wintry Hump Day

February 2010
Mornin'!  It's 26° in Wildwood.  Add to that those W-NW winds at 25-29mph and you've got a chill factor of 10°.  It's a winter's morn down the Shore for sure. It's clear and star lit at the moment as Ms Sun prepares to rise and shine.  It'll be cold today as the temps climb up to the low 30s.  There will be a mix of clouds as Ms Sun will eventually give way to the clouds. Winds will continue to roar until later this afternoon when they finally simmer down from the W-NW at 12-15mph.  Tonight...cloudy and cold with temps in the upper 20s and winds out of the West at 16-18mph. 
High tide:5:04p.m.
Low tide:10:51a.m.
Ocean temp:46°
Full Moon this weekend
Some upcoming weekend reports...
From Wunderground source: A Winter storm is increasingly likely to develop into a major snowstorm across parts of the East later this week and weekend. In addition to snow, ice and strong winds may lead to power outages and treacherous travel, while coastal flooding could impact some of the shoreline. If that wasn’t enough, some or all of the largest cities in the Northeast - Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston - could be significantly impacted by this storm with heavy snow and strong winds, bringing travel to a grinding halt, between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.
And from Nat'l Weather Service source (they love presenting reports in CAPS):

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 we're talking "Winter"

Mornin'!  It's 15° in Wildwood.  Add to that those relentless winds (W-NW at 28-31mph) and you've got 4° chill factor.  It feels brutally cold out there.  Ms Sun's waiting to rise in the clear, startlit sky and hopefully warm things up a bit as temps climb into the mid 20s today.  Winds will continue to be the star attraction at 34-39mph +gusting out of the W-NW as evening approaches and temps drop back into the low 20s - upper teens.  Tomorrow...slightly warmer, less windy with clouds thrown in.  Friday and Saturday...they're saying "snowy mix" now.  It'll be moisture one way or another.  Here's the official report from The Nat'l Weather Service...

They forgot to mention..."Full Moon" this weekend too.
High tide:4:01p.m.
Low tide:9:54a.m.
Ocean temp:47°

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Mornin'!  A tip of the hat in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.  I'm grateful to be off from work and it's because of this man. It's 25° in Wildwood.  It's clear and intensely windy (W-NW 30-36mph) with a chill factor of 13°.  Ms Sun's about to rise and shine.  We've got us some snow outside.  Yesterday was a snowy one as a clipper hit and sprinkled about an inch of snow on the island while I was traversing from the mountain region of Pennsylvania (who had no snow) back home to the coast.  For the most part, the snow just covered roofs, lawns, vehicles and trees and not too much on the road surfaces. It's feeling like Winter this morning for sure.  The winds are howling and the snow crystals are in those whipping salty winds.  It'll be sunny and bright today but the winds aren't going anywhere.  Temps should tap 30° with that chill factor as we head into the evening when they drop back into the 20s.  Tonight...clear with winds out of the W-NW at 20-25mph. Tomorrow...much like today as the winds are staying checked in and by Wednesday...a bit warmer with wind gone.  More snow is due by the end of the week (Friday and Saturday).  The Full moon is next weekend too by the way. I can almost hear the howling at the winter moon!
High tide:2:56p.m.
Low tide:8:51a.m.
Ocean temp:47°

Saturday, January 16, 2016

weekend weather

Mornin'! Taking a couple days hiatus from wildwood weather blogging. with 08260 for the zip code will give you an up to date forecast on the weekend weather!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood.  We've got clear starlit skies and the aroma of the sea in the light early morning breezes.  Ms Sun's on her way (for awhile anyway).  It'll be a sunny start but will become partly-mostly cloudy today with temps in the mid-upper 50s (we got up to 56° yesterday). Breezes will be out of the SW at 12-15mph to start with then shift from the S-SE at 13-15 toward late afternoon/early evening as it becomes overcast.  Tonight...low-mid 40s with light rain (100% chance) and breezes out of the SE at 10-15mph.  We'll probably wake to those overnight showers but by the Polar Plunge time in Wildwood at 1p.m. it should be clear sky and sunny but sorry to say the winds will be out of the W-NW at 20-25mph. Air temps should tap 50° and the high tide will be right around plunge time so you'll have less beach to traverse!  My advice if you're plunging...have someone standing by with giant towel and/or robe and most importantly...some sort of footwear.  By the way, the water temperature is 47°.  Sunday...cloudy again and back into the 30s.  Just saying.
High tide:11:55a.m.
Low tide:5:52p.m.
Ocean temp:47°

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Decent Thursday

February 2014
Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood.  It's cloudy and still (no breezes "yet").  It's supposed to clear up and become mostly sunny with clouds thrown in the mix.  Breezes will also check in from the W-SW 15-22mph as temps climb up into the mid 40s.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps back down into the upper 30s with breezes out of the SW around 10-12mph.
High tide:10:58a.m
Low tide:5:00p.m.
Ocean temp:46°

Here's the Nat'l Weather Service forecast for the upcoming weekend and Saturday's Polar Plunge...
Rain, mainly before 7am. High near 47. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then a chance of rain between 10am and 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hump Day Bluster

Mornin'!  It's 26° in Wildwood!  Add to that the W-NW winds (27-30mph) and you get 16° in Wildwood.  It's very cold and blustery.  The good thing is there's no layer of white outside.  If we had snow showers and/or flurries during the overnight there's no evidence of it.  The sky is clear and starlit and Ms Sun's on her way to warm things up.  We're going into the 30s today...low 30's but 30s just the same.  Those hideous winds will be staying checked in I'm sorry to report.  They've got the freight train sounds as they've been blasting over the island since early last evening and will continue to annoy us today.  Tonight...more winds out of the W-NW at 21-25mph w/gusting,  clear and cold and temps back down into the mid 20s.  Tomorrow...sunny and back to a bit warmer temps into the upper 40s.  At this point the weekend's looking "eh"...rain showers ending Saturday morning and partly cloudy on Sunday.  Saturday's the 10th Annual Polar Plunge at 1p.m. and I'd venture to'll be balmy with temps in the upper 40s.  But, those darn winds...won't be easy standing on the enormous beach in a bikini for the "on your marks..."!
High tide:10:05a.m.
Low tide:4:14p.m.
Ocean temp:46°
Sunset:5:00p.m. ( in the 5 o'clock hour!)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood.  We're currently under clear, starlit skies with not much in breezes.  That'll change though.  Ms Sun's on her way and will be crossing the horizon in about an hour.  There will be loads of sun today with temps in the low-mid 40s.  Let's talk "winds".  They're checking later this morning from the S-SW at 12-14mph.  By this afternoon, they'll increase to about 30-35mph w/gusting over 40+mph.  By this evening they'll shift from the West and increase again at 33-42mph bringing cloud cover and light showers.  As the temps drop back down into the low 30s we'll have brief periods of Snow showers! There's that "S" word again!  Tomorrow...sunny and not as cold or windy.
High tide:9:15a.m.
Low tide:3:30p.m.
Ocean temp:46°

Monday, January 11, 2016

Cold and Breezy Monday

JFK Boulevard - North Wildwood (2015 February)
Mornin'!  It's 34° in Wildwood.  There's a chill factor this morning due to those relentless winds (W-NW 25-30mph)...22°!  It's clear and starlit and Ms Sun's about to rise and shine as she's beginning to lighten the horizon and plans to stay checked in all day today.  It'll be sunny and windy with temps staying just about where they are now.  Tonight...clear and less windy with temps in the mid 30s.  Tomorrow...sunny and a tad warmer (40s) with clouds as temps begin dropping at night with snow flurries possible. I've been waiting with baited breath for the "S" word in my blog! 
High tide:8:31a.m.
Low tide:2:45p.m.
Ocean temp:49°

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Postings

My Aerial of Wildwood NJ
Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood.  It's raining at a pretty decent clip.  Winds are stiff off the ocean (SE 25-35mph) and there's a Coastal Flood Advisory as well as Hazardous Weather Outlook posted!  It's a little intense.  The winds will provide some havoc as they could gust up to 40mph.  That will make the rain will feel like one of those exfoliating days down the shore with the ol' sloughing of water, sand and salt on the skin. It's all good. But the best part is the temps will tap 60° today.  I've checked 5 forecasts and 4 out of 5 said rain and winds today right into the evening.  One said we'll have sun by this afternoon.  I'm going with the one standing alone which has been the forecast for the last 4 days and that is... rain on Sunday morning and warm and sunny by this afternoon.  One thing for sure is the winds aren't going anywhere except shift direction (later to the West at 25-35mph w/gusting up to 40mph).  Not only that, they'll provide higher tides, beach erosion, street flooding (it's New Moon time too) and a big change in the temperature. That comes late tonight and into the overnight...down into the low 30s from 60° this afternoon (shrug of shoulders). Tomorrow...colder mid-upper 30s but all day sun and blue sky!
High tide:7:49a.m.0
Low tide:2:05p.m.
Ocean temp:48°

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Weekend Mix

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood.  The morning sky is like a jigsaw puzzle...sections of clouds here and pieces of blue sky there.  On the East side the clouds are obscuring Ms Sun but there's enough clear sky helping her through the rise & shine and my guess is within an hour...she'll be shining brightly over the island.  Those clouds are making the first sound you hear when you step outside...the surf crashing. There are breezes out of the E-NE at 11-14mph and the aroma of the sea is a perfect way to begin the weekend.  Not to mention...a few hours extra sleep I grabbed! It'll be nice today down the shore (as Winter goes) as the temps will climb up into the low 50s with breezes off the ocean at just about the clip they are now.  Ms Sun will be shining down amidst the cloud cover as we'll have a mix of clouds and sun all throughout the day until the clouds take over completely.  Tonight...upper 40s and 80% chance of showers with breezes out of the East at 15-25mph.  It still looks like we'll be waking to those showers not to mention some heavy duty winds tomorrow.  Tomorrow night...this rainy weather system will check out but leave much colder temps.  Remember today's the New Moon...higher tides!
High tide:7:08a.m.
Low tide:1:21p.m.
Ocean temp:50°

Friday, January 8, 2016

Mostly Gray Friday

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood.  The clouds are still covering the island and they're doing that insulation thing which is making the sounds of the distant surf crashing loud and clear this early morn.  The breezes are on the light side out of the E-NE at 13-15mph. It'll be cloudy most of the day with peeks of sun throughout the day here and there as temps tap 50° read that right.  We're doing that unseasonable temperature thing again with Springtime temps on tap this weekend beginning today.  Tonight...partly clear with temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes out of the E-NE at 10-12mph.  We should expect sun in the morning and by tomorrow night...clouds roll in with showers beginning and raining right into Sunday afternoon.  Oh...the New Moon is tomorrow which is when we literally don't see a moon in the sky (that is if the sky's clear) as it virtually disappears. On the day of new moon, the moon rises when the sun rises. It sets when the sun sets. It crosses the sky with the sun during the day. That’s why we can’t see the new moon in the sky. It is too close to the sun’s glare to be visible. Plus its lighted hemisphere is facing away from us. Bottom line...a New Moon affects our tides the same way a Full Moon does so keep that in mind in regard to tidal flooding when the tides are high this weekend.
High tide:6:27a.m.
Low tide:12:35p.m.
Ocean temp:49°

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mostly Gray Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 36° in Wildwood.  We're under cloudy skies with no breezes to note.  It'll be a mostly cloudy one today according to 3 forecasts I've checked.  We should see a peek or two of sun (not much in a sunrise though) as the clouds are hanging out all day and may even provide a sprinkle or two later this afternoon.  Temps will rise about 10 degrees as we hover around 44° today and back down into the mid 30s tonight as cloud cover remains.  Breezes will be light and variable out of the NE at 5-7mph right into tonight.  Looking like a change in the weekend weather as we're going to be under cloud cover with rain possible (40% chance) all weekend beginning on the overnight tomorrow night.  Just saying.
High tide:5:45a.m. and 6:06p.m.
Low tide:11:49a.m.
Ocean temp:49°

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sunny Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's a balmy 20° in Wildwood.  There's a clear, starlit and moonlit sky with no breezes to note today.  It's quiet and very still not to mention quite crisp out there this early morn.  Ms Sun's due in this morning in less than 2 hours (7:18a.m. for her grand entrance over the horizon).  There will be plentiful sunshine today as the temps climb up a bit to the low 40s.  Winds will be light and variable (out of the E-NE at 3-4mph).  Tonight...clear and starlit again with temps in the upper 30s and light breezes.  Tomorrow...much of the same with even slightly warmer temps.  It even looks like it'll repeat again and again at least until Saturday night when the beginning of a rainy system is checking in until about Sunday afternoon.
High tide:5:18p.m.
Low tide:11:02a.m.
Ocean temp:50°

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

On the "cold" side

Mornin'!  It's 11° in Wildwood.  It's freezing, clear and windy (N-NE 25-30mph). My first thought when I saw the back porch thermometer was "Why am I still living here and not living in Florida?" and the first thing my husband said to me when we met in the kitchen this morning was "Good morning, are you wondering why we're not living in Florida"?  He nailed that one. It's brutal out there with a chill factor of -1°.  It's the first real taste of winter in 10 months and I knew when winter hit it would with a vengeance since we've been spoiled with mild weather.  It'll be sunny today with temps in the upper 20s and winds out of the North at 15-20mph.  Tonight...clear and cold with temps in the low 20s and breezes remaining out of the North at 11-14mph.  Tomorrow...much of the same and a tad warmer.  By Friday...back into the 50s.  Not sure about that being any consolation as whatever way you look at it...Winter's checked in.
High tide:4:52p.m.
Low tide:10:14a.m.
Ocean temp:50°

Monday, January 4, 2016

Winter's Making Its Presence Known

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood.  That's the high for today.  It's clear and starlit.  There's a light breeze coming out of the N-NW at the moment making it feel like 24°.  Feeling like Ol' Man Winter has arrived.  It's even cold in the house!  It'll be our first true taste of winter as temps stay where they are now throughout the day.  It'll be partly cloudy/partly sunny as 3 out of 5 forecasts mention a chance of scattered snow flurries today as cloud cover will be part of the weather today; especially this morning.  Breezes will begin to ramp up a bit later continuing out of the N-NW at 10-20mph and tonight...they'll be out of the North at 19-24mph w/gusting of 33mph and add to that the drop in temps...20° and we've got us a real crisp chill factor. Tomorrow...almost the same with not the clouds or stiff breezes in the forecast.
High tide:3:28p.m.
Low tide:9:23a.m.
Ocean temp:52°

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood. Feels a tad cold outside there as it's clear, crisp and still with starlit skies.  Not much in breezes to note but that salty, briny, frosty, wintry pre-dawn fragrance is intoxicating this early morn.  The horizon's beginning to lighten into shades of pale blues and yellows.  Ms Sun's on her way.  We're going to have plentiful sunshine again today with temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes out of the W-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...clear with temps down in the 30s and breezes out of the NW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow...looks pretty much like today albeit breezier. 
High tide:2:33p.m.
Low tide:8:27a.m.
Ocean temp:52°

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Sunny Weekend

Mornin'! It's 37° in Wildwood.  It's quiet (no breezes) and Ms Sun's about to rise and shine (couple minutes from now).  She's finally checking in!  I'm delighted to report we'll have full sunshine for the next few days! It'll be sunny yet colder.  Today's temps will be in the low-mid 40s with breezes out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...clear, upper 30s-low 40s with breezes out of the SW at 15-21mph.  Tomorrow and Monday...pretty much the same forecast.  Enjoy the warmth of Ms Sun this weekend!
High tide:1:42p.m.
Low tide:7:24a.m.
Ocean temp:52°

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Day!

Mornin'!  Happy New Year!  Welcome 2016!  I officially started my blog on New Year's Day 2010 and it's amazing that I'm beginning my 6th year of weather blogging for Wildwood, NJ!  Let's do this! It's 41° under gray skies on the island.  No breezes to note at the moment but apparently they're going to ramp up late today (NW at 18-21mph).  Temps will stay where they are now and maybe by tonight we'll hit 45°.  Winds will stay checked in and wift (I mean "waft") over us from the W-NW and by tonight...27-33mph.  No rain in the forecast but lots of clouds as it'll be a mix of clouds and sun again today.  Yesterday we had maybe 2 good peeks of sun which wasn't quite in the forecast as Ms Sun was supposed to be shining most of the day warming us... didn't happen.  In fact, she was supposed to be checked in for most of  last week and a half peeking in here and there and barely made her presence known at all.  I'll be surprised if she checks in by the way these clouds look. I found out that Philly was blue sky with sun pouring down yesterday while it was gray and chilly and more dreariers down the shore.  Oh well...Ms Sun's up there...just waiting for her to break on through those clouds as (should I say this...) it's supposed to be a sunny weekend and a nice kick off for the start of a New Year!
High tide:12:54p.m.
Low tide:6:56p.m.
Ocean temp:50°