Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Mornin'!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  No breezes to note at the moment.  It's clear and still somewhat dark as dawn approaches.  Ms Sun's due up in about a half an hour.  The horizon is becoming the color of pumpkins. It's "adios" to October today!  This last day of the month will be a lovely weather day.  Expect plenty of sunshine with temps in the low 60s and breezes out of the S-SW at 13-18mph.  Tonight for Trick or Treating...mostly clear (some clouds in the mix) with temps in the upper 50s and breezes out of the S-SW at 15-20mph.  Tomorrow...just about the same weather but less breezy.  Friday...a washout.  At this time the weekend's looking like another 50-50 kind of weekend with Sunday being the nicer of the two days.  Speaking of the weekend...get ready to turn the clocks back an hour.  Hate when that happens as it'll become dark by 5pm.  Until next year October...
High tide:2:00p.m.
Low tide:7:24a.m. and 8:30p.m.
Ocean temp:63°

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mischief Night

Mornin'!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  Happy "Mischief Night" (if you're from Detroit it's called "Devil's Night" and if you're from Cincinnati it's called "Cabbage Night")! It's the day before Halloween and as a kid we were usually up to no good especially if we could acquire eggs from the fridge (which I never seemed to be able to do).  Ms Sun's up and shining down brightly this morning.  Breezes are out of the W-NW at 12-16mph.  It's chilly but dry and fallish out there.  We're going to have a very autumn-like day with plenty of sunshine, temps in the mid-upper 50s and breezes out of the W-NW at 15-20mph.  Tonight...clear skies, temps back down into the low 50s with those W-NW breezes staying checked in at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow...sunny, a bit warmer (low 60s) and less breezy.
High tide:12:56p.m.
Low tide:7:20p.m.
Ocean temp:63°

Monday, October 29, 2018

Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  The sky is clear as Ms Sun just rose over the horizon.  It'll be a mostly sunny Monday.  Some afternoon clouds are in the mix as well today.  One thing's for certain...lots of stiff breezes today as the winds are currently out of the West at 15-20mph (w/gusting) and will ramp up to 20-30mph (with 35mph gusts) all out of the West and by later this afternoon...W-NW.  Temps will just about tap the 60° mark.  Tonight...clear to partly cloudy with temps in the upper 40s and breezes out of the NW at 20-25mph (and more gusting).  Tomorrow...sunny, cooler and less breezy.  Since posting some of my vacation photos yesterday, I failed to post a photo of my two sweet grandbabies.  Part of going away was babysitting Lana and Thomas before heading home and was a perfectly sweet ending to my lovely vacation!
High tide:11:54p.m.
Low tide:6:16p.m.
Ocean temp:63°

Sunday, October 28, 2018

I'm Back!

Dawn on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Fill-up at Love's (our version of WaWa)
Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels good to be focused on the weather again especially when I just had amazing lovely weather for my Georgia vacation with our oldest daughter last week.  The entire weather experience (including the 1600 mile drive to and from) was calm, sunny/blue sky, colorful autumn days.  Not a drop of rain. The temperature was perfect (upper 50s/low 60s in the day and upper 30s/low 40s at night) while out and about in the colorful hills of Georgia (Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains).  I knew during the drive home that there would be a Nor'easter waiting for us from all the news and media hype. I kept putting that scary thought of what a Nor'easter is capable of on the back burner and kept trying to focus on living in the moment.
We arrived home yesterday after a quick overnight babysitting stint at our other daughter's (near Philadelphia) to a breezy, overcast, misty, wet day with tidal storm surge flooding large portions of Wildwood.  We entered through North Wildwood as Wildwood's entrance onto the island was closed due to flooding.  It was way past high-tide but it still took some strategic traversing getting to my home through many flooded neighborhoods.  It appears we had about 3-4" of water surrounding our home as indicated by the water line left on everything while in the midst of the storm surge that was receding from the previous high tide.  As we approached my usual flooded neighborhood, it was apparent we didn't suffer any damage from the debris line and could reach home without any water stopping us. Debris from flood water and wind was everywhere (even a huge piling was wedged behind a neighbor's parked car) but for us...overall nothing a broom or hose can't fix.  Lots to be thankful for once again.
For today's current weather down the's overcast, damp, drippy but quiet (no breezes to note).   Ms Sun is preparing to peek in later this morning.  Breezes will commence later this morning as well out of the West at 15-20mph.  Temps will just barely be tapping 60° today as the sunshine tries breaking through.  We should have mostly clear (partly cloudy) skies until late tonight when temps drop back into the low-mid 50s as cloud cover rolls in with a 50% chance of rain around midnight into the wee morning hours.  Winds will be out of the S-SW at 10-12mph. Tomorrow...looks breezy with a mix of clouds and sun.
High Tide:10:58a.m.
Low Tide:5:23p.m.
Ocean Temp: 64°
The Path To Our Cabin

Our Cabin

Helen, GA (Oktoberfest)
Cheers (w/hubby) to a wonderful vacation

Vogel State Park

Our Daughter and Hubby (with Mr B)

Driving above the Fog
Wildwood Streets (upon returning yesterday)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hump Day Sunshine (a bit later)

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with no breezes to note.  We'll probably see Ms Sun peeking through later this morning with full blue sky and sunshine by this afternoon as temps get into the low-mid 60s.  The winds will start up a bit later and increase throughout the day and by early evening will be out of the NW at a nice clip at 25-30mph.  Late tonight...low-mid 50s with stiff winds out of the NW at 30-35mph.  No rain in the forecast at least until Saturday. Saturday looks pretty crapola with those winds and rain.  Sunday looks dry and sunny but still very windy.  Tomorrow...still sunny, much cooler and less windy than today.
It's vacation time again as hubby and I are taking our Autumn trek down south to visit our first born and her hubby in Georgia.  This trip also includes a partial vacation within a vacation as we travel from their home to a cabin in the Blue Ridge mountains for a few days to not only see the fall foliage but to take part in an Oktoberfest in a nearby small, quaint, alpine village of Helen, Georgia.  We've got the lederhosen packed!  Blogging's on hiatus for a least until the very end (last weekend) of October.  I'll be sure to post some photos on Instagram.  And, remember if you need the weather in Wildwood NJ while the blog's on standstill, your best bet for the most accurate weather is by clicking on the "Wunderground Weather" link the last link under "My Personal Favs" on my blog page and just type in our zip code...08260 in the upper right corner of their webpage and you got the daily forecast which is pretty accurate most of the time.  See you on the other side!
High tide:3:11p.m.
Low tide:8:40a.m.
Ocean temp:71°

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Feeling Fallish

Mornin'!  It's 57° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast and breezy (N-NW 15-18mph).  It's kind of gloomy and sinister outside.  It certainly has a chill in the sea air.  There's a 20% chance of a morning shower but Ms Sun does intend to check in today.  Expect some blue sky showing as it'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy with temps in the low 60s and breezes out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Tonight...mostly cloudy, upper-50s and breezes out of the West at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow looks like a repeat of today.
High tide:2:18p.m.
Low tide:7:33a.m. and 8:30p.m.
Ocean temp:71°

Monday, October 15, 2018

Miserable but Terrific Monday

Mornin'!  It's 62° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining lightly with stiff breezes (SW 18-28mph) which were trying to shriek into my slightly cracked opened bedroom window.  It's one of those mornings that you roll over (if you're able) and pull the blanket up to your chin and fall back to sleep.  Which is just what I did.  I have a long history of despising Mondays but not today! Today's the best Monday that's a rainy Monday Retirement Perk at its best!  That's why the blog's a bit later than usual. It's crapola outside with light rains and winds which have no intention of checking out until tomorrow.  Hopefully, it's an early check-out!  Temps today will get up into the low 70s again.  There's an 80% chance of showers all throughout the day with thunderstorms in the mix as well.  We may see the sky brightening by mid-day but not sure how much Ms Sun will expose herself. cover, rain likely (thunderstorms still possible) as temps drop to the upper 60s with SW winds at 18-28mph.  Tomorrow...starting out with morning showers then what? Your guess is as good as mine.  I'm thinking mostly cloudy tomorrow as 3 forecasts I checked do not match. We'll all have to wait with baited breath.  For my terrific, crapola weather day...switching out summer for winter clothes and starting the packing for my upcoming trip down South!
High tide:1:27p.m.
Low tide:7:28p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Season Of Fantastic Sunsets and Sunrises

Mornin'!  It's 50° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got a splendid sunrise as I type at this very moment.  There's plenty of broken cloud cover making a spectacular color palette as Ms Sun tries to make her grand entrance.  No breezes to note.  It's chilly outside though.  It'll be a pleasant Autumn day with peeks of sunshine mixed with cloud cover and breezes shifting all over the place.  First, the breezes will commence out of the N-NE (this morning), then NE, then East, then S-SE, then SW, W-SW then finally South by this evening and this is all at 4-6mph.  Temps will get up into the low-mid 60s.  Tonight...partly cloudy with 20% chance of a spritz or two and temps staying in the low 60s along with those Southerly breezes. might want to prepare for rain showers on and off throughout the day and evening.  These much cooler, seasonable temps aren't going anywhere anytime soon by the way as we'll probably be in the 50s all week long.
High tide:12:36p.m.
Low tide:6:32p.m.
Ocean temp:71°

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Presenting Autumn!!!

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  Summer's officially over.  The Jewel has lost its distinguished warm, summery sparkle as Autumn's now outside.  Brrrr...down the Shore.  We're currently under partial cloud cover with very light E-NE breezes at 3-6mph.  Ms Sun's right at the horizon and doing her best to rise and shine, but these morning clouds will have the last word.  There's a 60% chance of morning showers with gradual sunshine a little later today.  Temps will be tapping 60° with N-NW breezes at 18-22mph by midday.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps barely tapping 50° (get those indoor tropical houseplants inside before it's too late).  Breezes will be out of the N-NW at 14-17mph.  Tomorrow...mostly sunny and maybe (big "maybe" here) tapping 70°.  Monday and Tuesday look like they could be wet and chilly.
High tide:11:46a.m.
Low tide:5:43p.m.
Ocean temp:72°

Friday, October 12, 2018

Not So Calm After The Storm

Mornin'!  It's 61° in Wildwood NJ.  What a night...the Storm has passed! Thankfully we received no damage from this one.  When I look at the photos and see the news reports on what Hurricane Michael did to those suffering its direct hit, it's unfathomable what the photos reveal.  The wrath of Mother Nature cannot be compared.  Fortunately, our little island only suffered some relentless, non-stop winds and minor flooding (the car is still 3 blocks away on higher ground and I'm assuming A-OK) and we're still looking like we did yesterday...pretty much unscathed.  Although there's someone's siding parts, tree branches along with trash strewn everywhere.  Parts of my backyard are still under a tiny bit of water.  Anyway, lots to be thankful for this morning.  It's sunny with the humidity gone (75%) with those winds out of the NW at 25-35mph +gusting.  It'll be sunny today with temps in the mid-60s and NW winds at 28-35mph decreasing by this afternoon to 17-22mph.  Wind gusting will be here throughout the day.  Tonight...partly cloudy with a 20% chance of precipitation on the overnight and temps in the get this...low 50s with NW winds simmered down at 11-17mph.  Tomorrow...30% chance of rain showers with temps barely tapping the 60s and Sunday being the sunnier day with temps in the mid-60s.  
High tide:10:58a.m.
Low tide:4:58p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:5
Rip Currents:Moderate

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Pretty Miserable Day On Tap

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  It's dark and quiet except for the pitter-patter of a soft, gentle rain coming down.  It's a little breezy out of the S-SW at 15-20mph.  It's very humid (96%).  I opened as many windows as I could without allowing the rains to wet the window sills as it's still feeling warm and damp inside the house.  The outer bands of Tropical Storm Michael are just beginning to hit our coast this morning. It'll be a washout today with rain on the weather menu as temps get a few degrees higher (mid-70s) as there's a 70-90% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms throughout the day.  We could possibly see a peek or two of Ms Sun this afternoon, but I'm going with "nada".  Winds will ramp up a bit too out of the S-SW at 20-30mph.  Tonight...100% chance of heavy rain and/or thunderstorms (tropical storm conditions possible) with temps around where they are now and winds out of the S-SE at 25-35mph.  There's a pretty good chance of tidal flooding as 2"-3" of rain is possible before we retire tonight.  Keep an ear out for Flood Sirens.  I've already moved my vehicle out of our flood zone.  Tomorrow...start to the day will probably be wet as Ms Sun does intend to check back in sometime in the late afternoon.  The weekend...a mix of clouds and chilly (mid-upper 50s).
High tide:10:12a.m. and 10:32p.m.
Low tide:4:14p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:2
Rip Currents: Moderate

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Humpday Jewel

Mornin'!  It's 72° in Wildwood NJ.  It's still humid (97%) with gentle offshore breezes out of the South at 3-6mph.  Ms Sun's on her way (about another half hour and she'll be shining right at us from the horizon).  It'll be a mostly sunny, warm day with temps in the mid-upper 70s (humidity's not going anywhere either) with breezes out of the S-SW at 6-11mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy with a 50% chance of a thunderstorm or shower as temps drop just a bit to the low 70s with much stiffer winds out of the South at 15-17mph.  Tomorrow and Friday look crapola with plenty of rain and winds hitting the island.  The weekend's looking fairly decent albeit much cooler, fall-like weather on tap (no warmer than 60°).  This Jewel of Indian Summer weather as of late is relinquishing its lovely grip of us starting tomorrow so have the sweaters ready.  I'd be remiss if I ignore mentioning Hurricane Michael hitting the coast at Florida's panhandle as I type.  Been there; done that and it's one of the worst feelings in the world when Mother Nature's fury has her sights on you.  Prayers for all those and everything in her path today.
High tide:9:26a.m.
Low tide:3:28p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index:6
Rip Currents: Moderate.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tropical Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast at the horizon as Ms Sun's just beginning her ascent over the early morning horizon clouds.  Not much in breezes (S-SE 2-3mph). It's humid (96%).  Everything's damp and drippy from the humidity.  The flowers and plants are loving this tropical moisture as everything's still too beautiful to consider pruning or pulling out any of the garden flora.  It'll be a warm and humid day again and almost a repeat of yesterday with temps in the mid-upper 70s, breezes out of the SE at 5-7mph and Ms Sun trying to shine through partial cloud cover.  Tonight...partly cloudy, temps in the low 70s and breezes out of the S-SE at 4-6mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same.
High tide:8:41a.m. and 8:58p.m.
Low tide:2:40p.m.
Ocean temp:73°
UV Index: 5-6
Rip Current: Moderate

Monday, October 8, 2018

New Moon Monday (Columbus Day Celebrated)

Mornin'!  It's 73° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy and humid (93%) with no breezes to note.  It'll pretty much be a cloudy day with minimal peeks of sun as temps hover around where they are now.  The humidity isn't going anywhere as it'll be gray and sticky.  The breezes will appear later this morning off the ocean (Easterly) at 9-11mph.  There is a 20% chance of a spritz late this afternoon.  Tonight...partly cloudy, temps in the low 70s and winds out of the E-SE at 6-9mph.  Oh...the humidity's still here tonight.  It's a New Moon today so expect those high tides to be even higher.  Tomorrow...more of the same but not quite as cloudy.
High tide:7:55a.m. and 8:12p.m.
Low tide:1:50p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:6
Rip Current: Moderate

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Mostly Sunny Sunday (once the morning clouds pass by)

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under partial cloud cover as there is a mass of thick clouds along the coast preventing Ms Sun from shining.  It's humid out there (91%) though. There's a light breeze out of the S-SW at 6-8mph. It's all good as the "Crest Best Run Fest" is happening as all the runners and joggers are doing their 3, 5 and 10mile runs as I type. The weather is cooperating for them that's for sure.  Expect a pretty nice day as it'll be mostly sunny (later this morning/early afternoon) with a sprinkling of clouds and breezes out of the S-SW at 5-7mph.  Temps will be in the mid-70s.  Tonight...clear with temps in the low-70s with humidity back up in the 90%.  Breezes will still be out of the S-SW at 5-7mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same with a bit more cloud cover.  There's a New Moon on the don't forget about the high tides being higher than normal.  Don't drive through corrosive, damaging tide waters in the streets.
High tide:7:05a.m. and 7:23p.m.
Low tide:12:58p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:5
Rip Current: Moderate

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Sun Will Be Only Peeking In Today

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast with lots of cloud cover.  We got a fairly decent drenching from overnight showers and we're still damp and a bit drippy.  Not much in breezes for now...E-SE at 4-5mph.  Most of the cloud cover is supposed to check out by late-morning / early afternoon as it'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy day today with temps tapping 70° and breezes out of the E-SE at 10-12mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid-60s and breezes out of the S-SE at 9-11mph.  Tomorrow...sunnier and warmer.
High tide:6:30p.m.
Low tide:12:04p.m.
Ocean temp:72°
Sunset: 6:37p.m.
UV Index:5
Rip Currents:Moderate

Friday, October 5, 2018


Mornin'!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's trying so hard to shine through that cloud cover along the horizon.  The rest of the island's got some blue sky showing and no doubt we're going to have some morning sunshine.  It's a bit breezy...N-NW at 12-14mph.  It's a little humid (80%).  There's a 40% chance of rain showers today beginning a little later this morning as complete cloud cover is due to check in today.  Temps will stay right about where they are now throughout the day and will drop to about 67°  by tonight when all that thick cloud cover begins to check out.  Breezes will be out of the E-NE at 9-12mph tonight.  The weekend's still looking pretty good but tomorrow's going to have clouds in the mix (one forecast mentioned a chance of morning drizzles but not one other forecast mentioned rain this weekend). We might see some showers/drizzles today though.
High tide:5:36p.m.
Low tide:11:06a.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index:3-4
Rip Current: Moderate

Thursday, October 4, 2018

More Sparkle From The Jewel

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a bit cloudy but quiet and still (no breezes to note).  It's early, still dark outside as Ms Sun isn't due over the horizon for about another half hour.  We may miss the sunrise with this morning's cloud cover.  It'll be another jewel-like day with plenty of sunshine and temps in the mid-upper 70s as breezes will be out of the South at 7-11mph eventually.  Tonight...more clouds filter back in with temps in the upper 60s and breezes out of the W-SW at 8-10mph with a 40% chance of a shower later tonight into the overnight.  Tomorrow's looking mostly cloudy and breezy but the weekend's still looking blue-sky sunny albeit cooler (sweater weather's on tap this weekend).
High tide:4:25p.m.
Low tide:10:04a.m.
Ocean temp:72°
UV Index: 6
Rip Currents: Moderate

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The "Hits" Keep Coming!

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Another lovely day ahead! It's sunny and still (no breezes to note) and feels a little warmish as the humidity is 86%.  It'll be another great weather day with eventually lower humidity, plenty of sunshine and temps in the mid-upper 70s with breezes out of the W-NW at 9-11mph.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the mid-60s and N-NW breezes at 4-5mph.  Tomorrow...more of the same.  At this time, it looks like it'll be another nice weekend up ahead too.
High tide:3:17p.m.
Low tide:8:52a.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV Index: 6
Rip Current: Moderate

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Jewel Is Sparkling

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up, breezes are E-SE at 4-6mph.  The neighborhood seagulls are displaying their pleasure at this perfectly lovely morning.  It'll be another sparkler from the "Jewel" of this (so far perfect) autumn season.  Expect mostly sunny conditions (some clouds in today's weather mix) with temps in the mid-upper 70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 11-13mph then shifting from the South at 13-15mph this afternoon and by tonight...S-SW again at 17-22mph.  Tonight's lovely breezes will be added to the mild temps of low 70s and mostly clear, starlit skies.  Tomorrow...more of the same!
High tide:2:11p.m.
Low tide:7:32a.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV Index:6
Rip Currents: Moderate

Monday, October 1, 2018

Great To See You Again October!

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon creating not only dawn loveliness but I'm sure a very spiritual moment for those on the beach right now.  I'm here at home and only see it through the live webcam but to see that in person while waiting on the cool, dark beach is something to behold.  Been there; done that many times over. We're looking at a beautiful kickoff to a brand new month as this 1st of October will repeat yesterday's weather (just a bit warmer) with plentiful sunshine, temps in the mid-70s and breezes out of the S-SW at 10-12mph (there are no breezes to note at the moment by the way).  Tonight...clear and starlit with temps in the upper 60s and breezes still out of the S-SW at 10-13mph.  Tomorrow...October's bringing more of the same and will continue to do so this entire week.  I can't seem to find any rain in this first week of October.  It appears the "Jewel" is finally here!
High tide:1:08p.m.
Low tide:6:24a.m. and 7:32p.m.
Ocean temp:74°
UV Index:6
Rip currents:Moderate