Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! Until Next Year October!

(not my shot)
Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Halloween!  It's clear and calm with stars twinkling in an almost Full Moon sky (the full moon is this coming weekend).  Breezes are out of the SE at 14-17mph.  It'll be a pleasant Autumn Day this last day of October with Ms Sun shining down all day and breezes out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  Expect temps to tap 60°.  Tonight...great night for trick or treating with clear skies and temps in the low-mid 50s and breezes out of the N-NW at 12-14mph.
High tide:5:41p.m.
Low tide:11:24a.m.
Ocean temp:65°

Monday, October 30, 2017

Just Turn Over And Stay In Bed!

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  That's almost a 20° difference than yesterday's 65° start to the day.  Add to that morning temp...25-35mph +gusting winds out of the West making a windchill of 38° and add to that a light misty rain and you get one hell of a miserable start to the day and week.  Those winds are-a-howling big time and have no plans on checking out.  It'll be gray, misty and windy up until later this morning or early this afternoon when Ms Sun will appear.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 50s with winds out of the West at 20-30mph with gusting up to 40mph.  Tonight...clear, temps in the low 50s and winds out of the SW at 20-25mph.  Tomorrow...pleasant (sunny and 60+ degrees).
High tide:4:46p.m.
Low tide:10:33a.m.
Ocean temp:67°

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A Wet One

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  Funny that the temperature each morning this week keeps going up or down around the 10° mark.  Today marks five years since Hurricane Sandy and starts out in the mild zone.  At the moment there's cloud cover with light rain.  Winds are out of the S-SE at 12-16mph.  Expect a washout today as we're forecasted to possibly have up to 2" of rain.  Could be a good day for homemade soup!  Seems that the High Tide is on our side as it'll be in the middle of the afternoon without next week's Full Moon.  Winds will be out of the S-SE all day and stiff...15-25mph.  Tonight, they shift out of the W-SW at 25-30mph.  Today's temps will be around where they are now...mid-upper 60s.  Tonight...upper 50s as the rain continues to fall.  We should wake to rain tomorrow although Monday won't be a washout.
High tide:3:50p.m.
Low tide:9:35a.m.
Ocean temp:68°

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Autumn Loveliness This Last Weekend in October

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  Much more seasonable temps this a.m.  It's clear with Ms Sun about to shine all over the place with breezes out of the SW 7-10mph.  It'll be a pleasant Autumn day with plenty of blue sky and sunshine and temps in the mid-upper 60s with breezes out of the South at 10-20mph.  Tonight...mostly clear (clouds will begin to roll on in) with temps back in the upper 50s and breezes out of the S-SE at 12-17mph.  Around 4a.m. the rains will enter center stage and be the headliner until Monday morning.  Prepare for stormy weather with strong winds, heavy rainfall and possible flooding Sunday (may receive 1-2").  The Full Moon isn't until next Saturday but I still won't be surprised if I'm hearing the flood sirens sometime tomorrow during the afternoon high tides.
High tide:2:56p.m.
Low tide:8:27a.m. and 9:17p.m.
Ocean temp:68°

Friday, October 27, 2017

A Tiny Touch Of Winter

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  Now we're talking!  Baby it's cold outside!  Since this past Tuesday...each morning temperature dropped 10 degrees.  Thankfully there's no breeze and somehow doesn't feel as cold as it sounds.  It does feel cold in the house though since we haven't fired up the ol' furnace yet!  It's actually beautiful outside as the black sky is full of twinkling stars.  You don't get that during the "visitor season" as all the surrounding summer seasonal lights block out most of the shining stars.  But not this morning...the sky is a stunner!  Even though it's the coldest morning temperature since March 24th (according to my blog), it'll be a pleasant day down the shore today with plenty of sunshine, temps in the low-mid 60s and breezes out of the S-SW at 5-9mph.  Tonight...clear, breezes out of the S-SW at 15-20mph and temps in the upper 50s.  Tomorrow...more of the same.  Sunday...not so much...get out the Wellies.
High tide:2:04p.m.
Low tide:7:14a.m. and 8:17p.m.
Ocean temp:65°

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Indian Summer's Checked Out Again

Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  Brrrr...the chill hits hard when you go outside this morning.  We've been spoiled this Autumn season and haven't had too many hot cereal mornings yet.  Plus, I forgot my flipflops and that porch floor was an unexpected shocker. The sky is clear and starlit. Breezes are out of the NW at 9-11mph.  It'll be a chilly, breezy, mostly sunny day with temps tapping 60° and winds out of the W-NW at 20-25mph.  Tonight...mostly clear, chilly with temps in the upper 40s and winds out of the West at 13-19mph.  There's a nasty weather system with plenty of rain and winds keeping its sights on the coast beginning overnight Saturday night and all day Sunday.  Expect some tidal flooding and of course beach erosion. 
High tide:1:14p.m.
Low tide:7:15p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sunny Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit with breezes out of the North at 10-15mph.  We had some fog overnight and it's cleared out.  Expect plenty of sunshine and blue skies today with temps in the low 60s and breezes out of the NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...clear with colder temps...upper 40s / low 50s and breezes out of the N-NW at 15-20mph. This weather will repeat for the next few days as we prepare for a washout on Sunday.
High tide:12:26p.m.
Low tide:6:22p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Wind Advisories Posted With The Rain

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining with some major winds in the wet mix (South 25-30mph).  The pounding surf is loud and clear as the heavy cloud cover is providing that noise insulator allowing me to hear the sounds on the beach 6 blocks away.  It'll be a miserable wet and windy one today with temps staying just about where they are now.  Winds will be whipping at least until later this afternoon.  Rain (100% chance) could be heavy at times.  By tonight...this wet weather system will be blown out to sea with clear skies and winds tuckered out and back to normal (S-SW 8-10mph) with temps in the upper 50s.  Ms Sun's back tomorrow but so is cooler temps (high of 60° / low of 46°).  And, it looks like we'll have plenty of sunshine at least until Sunday.
High tide:11:40a.m.
Low tide:5:38p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mostly Gray Start to the Week

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  It's breezy...SE 10-20mph and clear (some cumulous clouds in the very dark sky covering some of the stars) with the ocean's fragrance as well as the sound of the pounding surf (6+ blocks away).  Stuff is happening out there this morning and it's lovely and refreshing.  It'll start out mostly sunny but become a mostly cloudy day (we might see some peeks of sun throughout the day) with temps barely tapping 70° and winds maintaining the SE direction at 15-25mph.  Tonight...cloudy with a 60% chance of rain developing.  We're gearing up for that rainy washout tomorrow.  Tonight's temps will be mid-60s winds out of the SE at 20-28mph.
High tide:10:57a.m.
Low tide:4:58p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Meteor Shower Time!

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's dark, and quiet with no breezes to note.  The sky is beautifully starlit and although the Orionids meteor showers are peeking this weekend, I couldn't seem to catch a glimpse of one shooting star last night or early this morning.  But, it's a perfect viewing sky especially coming off a new moon as the sky is completely dark except for brilliant stars.  Oh and once again it's fragrant outside with the aroma of the briny marsh and ocean.  It'll be another near perfect Fall day.  We're in for plenty of sunshine, clear skies ahead and temps tapping 70s again.  Breezes will be out of the N-NE initially and switch from the S-SE by this evening all at 6-8mph. Temps will drop down into the upper 50s tonight.  Sunday and Monday...more of the exact same weather.  It's the Wildwood "RV" show this weekend by the way!
High tide:9:38a.m.
Low tide:3:39p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Friday, October 20, 2017

"Wish This Weather Was All Year Long"

Delaware Bay Sunset
Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a "ditto" of yesterday.  We've got starlit (no moon) clear skies.  No breezes to note.  It's cool and calm with a bit of briny, fishy fragrance in the dark, morning air.  It'll be an exact replica of yesterday and tomorrow and Sunday and Monday.  Ms Sun will be shining in vivid blue skies with light breezes out of the N-NW at 9-11mph.  Temps will be in the low 70s.  Tonight...temps in the upper 50s / low 60s with clear starlit skies and breezes out of the NW at 5-10mph.
High tide:8:58a.m. and 9:15p.m.
Low tide:2:58p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
I read last night that La Niña (the counterpart of El Niño) will likely be commanding our upcoming winter.  Best bets at this time are for mostly milder-than-average conditions from California to Florida and a chiller-than-average winter over the Pacific Northwest.  Signals are more mixed across the Midwest and us...The Northeast.  Periods of distinct mildness may be mixed with sharp cold blasts.  Much like last year's Winter here on the coast.  I'll take it!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Moon Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ. There are no breezes to note this morning.  There's a New Moon up there in the clear starlit skies.  As I was checking my weather resources, one reported that September 2017 was the Earth's 4th warmest September on record that is since record keeping began in 1880.  I guess it'll be somewhat close to warm today with plenty of vivid blue sky and sunshine in today's forecast along with temps just about tapping 70° and breezes out of the SW at 9-12mph.  Tonight...stars (no moon), temps in the upper 50s and breezes out of the SW at 12-16mph. The Tides will certainly be higher than normal...just be aware when driving or parking near tide waters...keep your distance.
High tides:8:19a.m. and 8:34p.m.
Low tide:2:15p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Hits Keep On Coming

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  It's calm with no breezes to report.  It's clear and starlit with Ms Sun due up in about an hour.  It'll be a repeat of yesterday...lovely autumn day.  We're in for plenty of sunshine in vivid blue skies with breezes out of the W-NW in the first half of the day and switching to the S-SW by tonight all at 5-7mph.  Today's temps will be in the mid-upper 60s.  Tonight...clear with light breezes and temps in the mid-upper 50s.  Tomorrow and for the next few days we're in for the same beautiful weather...at least until Tuesday.
High tide:7:36a.m.
Low tide:1:29p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lots of Sunshine on Tap

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  That's not a typo...it's the first time since the middle of April that the ol' porch thermometer read that degree.  It's brisk, clear and starlit outside this early, dark morning.  In fact, that "winter" fragrance is mixed in with the briny sea air.  You know...it's almost as though a fresh layer of snow is on the ground if you closed your eyes while taking a deep breath as you step outside.  Weird.  I guess it's just bit of a prep for what's to come.  I'm getting much too ahead of myself as there's still plenty of warmish Autumn left with some of those Indian summer days up ahead (including this coming weekend). Today will be cooler than we've been accustomed to with plenty of sunshine and temps barely tapping the low 60s with breezes out of the N-NW at 5-10mph. Tonight...clear with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and breezes out of the W-NW at 3-6mph.  The rest of this week will be packed with plenty of sunshine as the temps rise a little each day right into the sunny, warm weekend!
High tide:6:50a.m. and 7:07p.m.
Low tide:12:42p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ms Sun Is Coming!

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and overcast but dry and breezy (Westerly 15-20mph).  We could be in for some rain again today (50% chance) as showers are in the forecast up until early evening.  Temps are comfortable at the moment but will be dropping as the day goes on...upper 50s / low 60s.  Winds aren't going anywhere either...N-NW at 20-25mph.  By later this afternoon...we should begin to see peeks of sunshine as that Autumn feel encases the island.  Tonight...clear and chilly with temps in the low 50s (maybe even in the upper 40s as one forecast posted) with breezes out of the N-NW at 15-20mph.  The "new moon" is this Thursday as the high tides will begin to be a bit higher than normal.  And just an fyi... a nice stretch of sunny weather is on tap for this entire week (once we get passed this grayish, blustery Monday).
High tide:5:58a.m. and 6:16p.m.
Low tide:11:51a.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunny Sunday???

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  It's misty and fragrant.  Everything's moist and drippy outside (was raining a couple hours ago) with the aroma of the marsh and sea heavy in the island breeze.  There's actually no breezes to note.  It feels humid and muggy in the gray, morning stillness.  It'll be slightly warm and humid today with temps in the mid-upper 70s.  Ms Sun (remember her) will be shining her pretty, warm face around mid-day as temps rise.  Winds will commence out of the S-SW at 15-25mph.  Tonight...clear, temps in the upper 60s / low 70s and breezes out of the SW at 21-33mph.  Tomorrow...back to the drearies with more gray skies and rain on tap.
High tide:5:20p.m.
Low tide:10:57a.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gray Start To The Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with breezes out of the N-NE at 12-13mph.  It'll be a cloudy, wet morning but the clouds will eventually give way to blue, sunny skies by mid-day as temps climb into the low 70s.  Breezes will remain out of the NE at 5-10mph.  Tonight...temps back into the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies and breezes out of the E-NE at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow looks sunnier, warmer and breezier.  Oh...we could see a spritz or two tomorrow morning. 

High tide:4:17p.m.
Low tide:9:56a.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday the 13th

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and breezy (E-NE 20-25mph).  It's dry (at the moment).  It looks like a pretty miserable day again.  Not much in the line of sunshine is in today's forecast as temps rise into the upper 60s.  It'll be cloudy with 30% chance of showers throughout the day as well as this evening and breezy with winds out of the East at 16-23mph.  Tonight...cloudy with a chance of patchy drizzles and breezes out of the East at 10-15mph.  Temps should be where they are now (low 60s) right into the overnight.  The weekend's still looking 50-50 with tomorrow pretty much a repeat of today (could see patchy fog and rain drizzles in the morning and peeks of sun later in the day) and Sunday looking sunny with warmer temps.
High tide:3:14p.m.
Low tide:8:47a.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wet Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 65° in windy Wildwood.  Welcome back!  Hubby and I made the 800-mile trek (each way) to Georgia and back for our mini vacation with not too much drama. The drive home over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as well as cruising over the Delaware Bay on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry was one of the on-the-road-again highlights. Nothing better than hitting that "salty air".  It was a much better drive than that ol' trafficky beltway around Washington and through Virginia for the first leg of our trip. But the main highlight was spending relaxing, fun time with our daughter and new son-in-law.  Before you know it...we'll be meeting up with them again for our next vacation together (God-willing) in New Orleans for a Mardi Gras vacation in February! 
Onto today's Wildwood weather...it's currently raining and very windy (E-NE) at 20-30mph w/gusting.  It'll be a nasty, mostly wet one today with a 60% chance of rain showers and winds coming off the ocean (E-NE) all day at 25-35mph w/gusting of up to 40+mph.  I don't have to tell you...a very bad hair day.  I doubt if we'll see any sunshine today.  Tonight...cloudy and breezy (E-NE) at 25-30mph w/gusting, 20-30% chance of rain showers and temps in the low 60s.   It's looking like scattered showers for tomorrow and maybe even into Saturday.  Sunday's looking A-OK at this time.
High tide:2:10p.m.
Low tide:7:32a.m. and 8:38p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Full Moon Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear, starlit and moonlit this early morn.  Breezes are out of the SW at 5-8mph.  It'll be yet another pleasant, lovely day down the Shore.  I've been really enjoying this warm, autumn weather we've been blessed with this week.  It's perfect weather and will continue to be for the next few days.  Today will have plenty of sunshine (with a pinch of clouds thrown in), breezes out of the SW at 12-16mph. Temps will be in the low-mid 70s.  Tonight...mostly clear with a Full Harvest "Hunter's" Moon.  Temps tonight will be back into the low-mid 60s with breezes out of the S-SW at 13-16mph.
High tide:8:10a.m.
Low tide:2:15p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
Full Moon Rise:6:55p.m.
Tomorrow as well as Saturday (Wildwood's Seafood-Music Fest) look like a repeat of today.  Sunday...clouds roll in with a 30% chance of rain showers.  Monday...50% chance of rain.  The reason I'm giving you the next few days weather is another weather blog hiatus is about to happen.  Hubby and I are hitting the road and traveling South to visit our firstborn and our new son-in-law in Georgia.  Last time we paid them a visit was in the Spring for their marriage.  We drove then and we're driving again and that 12-hour road trip begins tonight (or I should say very, very early tomorrow morning).  It's exciting and fun to be road-tripping again.  I'm taking off from blogging again while away.  Wildwood weather will be an afterthought as Athens, Georgia's weather will be my focus of attention. I'll be back to blogging about Wildwood's weather Wednesday next week.  If you're curious about Wildwood NJs daily weather...just click on "Wunderground Weather" at the bottom right of my "Personal Favs" and type in "08260" for our zip code and you'll see amazingly accurate weather. See ya'll next week!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Good-looking Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 56° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear, starlit and calm with no breezes to note.  It's aromatic with that ol' marshy-briny fragrance hitting the senses the second you go outdoors.  It'll be another lovely day down the shore with plentiful sunshine and blue skies with Southerly breezes at 8-10mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid 60s and breezes out of the SW at 8-10mph.  At this point, the weekend's looking 50-50 with Saturday being the keeper and Sunday being gray and wet.
High tide:7:30a.m.
Low tide:1:28p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:6
Almost Full Moon Rise:6:21p.m. (tomorrow's the actual Full Moon)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Another Beauty

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear with hardly a breeze out there.  Ms Sun's lying in wait for her grand entrance.  It'll be mostly sunny today with temps tapping the 70s.  Breezes will commence out of the East at 11-13mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the low 60s and breezes out of the SE at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow, Thursday and Friday...just about the same with a bit warmer temps.
High tide:6:48a.m. and 7:06p.m.
Low tide:12:42p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:5
Rip Currents:low risk

Monday, October 2, 2017

Beautiful Start To The Work Week

Mornin'!  It's 55° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit with no breezes to note.  Without those winds or breezes, it feels really nice when you step outside.  It'll be lovely today with plenty of sunshine once Ms Sun rises in about an hour.  Temps may tap 70° with light breezes out of the N-NW at 6-8mph.  Tonight...clear with that big moon beginning to turn Full this week (Thursday) with temps in the upper 50s / low 60s and breezes out of the E-SE at 10-12mph. Tomorrow...more of the same with some clouds in the mix.
High tide:6:03a.m. and 6:21p.m.
Low tide:11:54a.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:5-6 (moderate)
Rip Currents: moderate

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Indian Summer Season

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy October! The back porch thermometer hasn't seen that temperature since the end of April.  It's breezy N-NE at 17-20mph making it feel very chilly this morning.  Ms Sun's up and over the cloudy horizon.  She'll be shining today with cumulous clouds trying to block her rays much like yesterday.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 60s with breezes out of the N-NE at 8-12mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps back down into the upper 50s / low 60s and breezes out of the S-SE at 8-10mph.  Even though my favorite month is over, October and the season of Indian Summer is upon us!  Indian Summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that occurs in Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.  Research shows that the earliest known reference to Indian Summer occurs in an essay written by J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur in 1770.  Although the exact origin of the term is uncertain, it was perhaps first noted in regions inhabited by Native Americans and based on the warm and hazy conditions when Native Americans hunted.
High tide:5:31p.m.
Low tide:11:06a.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV index:5-6
Rip Current:Moderate
Full Moon: "Hunter's Moon" this Thursday (10-5-17)