Friday, November 30, 2018

Farewell November!

Mornin'!   It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with no breezes to note this last day of November.  No windchill this morning! It actually feels pleasant outside without those annoying, relentless winds as of late.  The clouds are giving that insulator boosting the sound of the ocean waves crashing way off in the distance.  So, we're looking at a mostly gray day with plenty of cloud cover with a 40% chance of precipitation as light rain should be commencing late this morning and hang around throughout the afternoon. Temps will climb up to the mid-upper 40s with "calm" winds out of the South at 5-8mph.  Tonight...cloudy then clearing out a bit with temps dropping back into the mid-30s with NW winds at 8-10mph.  Tomorrow...90% chance of rain beginning in the afternoon and Sunday...morning rain will give way to clouds with temps near 60° (no typo).  Well November, you certainly gave us some taste of winter as well as more cloudy, damp, raw days than we're usually accustomed to.  Regrettably not many Indian Summer days this month.  Perhaps December won't be as wintry as it can.  Winter's officially only 21 days away.  Until next year November...see you on the other side!
High tide:1:49p.m.
Low tide:7:28a.m. and 8:13p.m.
Ocean temp:51°
FOOTNOTE: It's 2:30p.m. It's high tide on our side (marsh side) and it's beginning to spit. We actually haven't had any rain yet today.  Instead we had a lovely Friday with Ms Sun constantly shining through milky clouds making for some very colorful sky.  Between the filmy whiteness, I saw shades of turquoise and lavender in the sky today! the moment, west of us appears to be getting wet (according to the doppler) but the island seems to be on the very outer edge of this rain systems and we're not getting as wet as originally forecast.  Seems we just keep missing the rain clouds passing by but not for long apparently...the doppler don't lie! 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Plentiful Sunshine!

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  It's still breezy creating that ol' windchill as it feels like 28° when stepping out the back door to check my porch thermometer.  Hey, but it's sunny!  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly with not a cloud in the sky.  She'll be sticking around all day as there's plentiful sunshine in today's forecast with temps in the lower 40s.  The winds will simmer down just a bit from the W-NW at 17-20mph +some gusts making it feel like the lower 30s but the sunshine will help with that.  Tonight...clear and bright with temps in the lower 30s and breezes out of the NW at 9-11mph.  Tomorrow...a little warmer (mid-upper 40s), mostly cloudy and less breezy.  The weekend's looking a little wet with periods of rain showers both Saturday (beginning in the afternoon) and Sunday (mostly in the morning).
High tide:12:48p.m.
Low tide:7:09p.m.
Ocean temp:51°

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wind Advisories Posted Again

Mornin'!  It's 37° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill: 27° as the W-NW winds are howling at 28-32mph w/gusting.  The salty air has a major bite this morning.  The sky is partially clear as there's some leftover overnight cloud cover especially along the horizon.  Ms Sun's on her way as she'll be trying to shine (much like yesterday) through the cloud cover all day.  The clouds are in it to win it though but will probably give up by dinner time perhaps making for a nice sunset. It certainly is making for a nice sunrise as she's doing her best to break through those clouds along the ocean horizon as I type. Today's temps will be in the low 40s with intense NW winds staying checked in until at least tomorrow night.  Today's windchill will be around 29-30 degrees.  Tonight...mostly clear, upper 30s (windchill: upper 20s) W-NW winds at 25-35mph.  Tomorrow...not as much cloud cover and sunnier but still cold, with plenty of winds blowing and wind chill blasting at least into Thursday's overnight.
High tide:11:46a.m.
Low tide:6:04p.m.
Ocean temp:51°

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Relentless Wild Winds Are Not Going Anywhere

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon as we have clear, cloudless skies this morning.  Breezes are beginning to kick up just a bit out of the North at 10-12mph.  It'll be sunny and much windier today as winds out of the W-NW at 19-24mph are headed this way.  Temps will hover around where they are now...low 40s with a crisp windchill.  Tonight...mostly clear (some clouds in the mix) with those relentless W-NW winds (anywhere from 20-30mph) as temps drop into the upper 30s (windchill in the upper 20s). By the way...these blustery winds aren't going anywhere at least until Friday so I'd go with a hat or hoodie and just forget the hairspray.
High tide:10:44a.m.
Low tide:5:04p.m.
Ocean temp:51°

Monday, November 26, 2018

Rainy Days And Mondays

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  The Blog's a little late as I was up from 2-5a.m. doing my cyber shopping. After turning in for the 2nd time, I'm just getting in gear again!  It's mostly cloudy down the Shore with Ms Sun working her way through but unfortunately, I doubt if she'll be making it today as showers are on the way.  She did just shine brightly right into the front of my house though.  Expect a rainy day as showers will begin later this morning / early afternoon.  Temps will rise a few degrees into the mid-50s but my guess it's going to feel raw.  I'm getting the soup out later.  There are no breezes to note now (S-SE 2-5mph) but they're coming!  Within the next couple hours along with the rain, SE winds at 18-22mph are checking in and will stay with us throughout the afternoon, evening, overnight and into tomorrow as the much cooler air comes along for the ride.  There are flood advisories posted today due to the recent full moon and storm surge. Tomorrow will be sunny with a windchill of 32° as it'll be blustery and cold again.  For today...wet and windy with fairly mild temps.
High tide:9:46a.m.
Low tide:4:11p.m.
Ocean temp:51°

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 45° in sunny Wildwood NJ.  We've got plenty of sunshine this morning. The island is beginning to dry out from last evening's and overnight's heavy relentless downpours of rain and wind.  We're saturated out there.  At the moment, the winds are out of the NW at 8-10mph.  It'll be a pleasant Sunday with abundant sunshine, temps in the low-mid 50s and breezes out of the W-NW at 5-10mph.  Tonight...clear, upper-40s, NW winds at 3-5mph.  Tomorrow...waking to clouds with rain returning by late morning and temps in the low 50s.  Beginning Tuesday...we'll have some of the wicked winds return bringing more wintry temps (mid-30s).  Winter's not giving up.  Today Autumn beauty.
High tide:8:54a.m. and 9:35p.m.
Low tide:3:22p.m.
Ocean temp:53°

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Small Business Saturday

Washington Street Mall - Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under plenty of cloud cover with no breezes to note.  It'll be a mostly gray start to the day with a 50% chance of rain due in by early afternoon.  Temps will rise into the mid-upper 50s as winds will check in from the E-SE at 14-17mph. This evening...more cloud cover with almost 100% chance of rain and temps still in the low 50s with E-SE winds at 15-20mph turning to Southerly breezes briefly as they switch from the West right before heading into the overnight when the rain stops and we begin to dry out.  It'll be a bit blustery tomorrow with plenty of sunshine and temps still holding in the low 50s. Monday...back to rain.  I'll be enjoying the spicy turkey noodle soup I prepared yesterday for all this busy, blustery, somewhat wet weekend!
High Tide:8:08a.m. and 8:43p.m.
Low Tide:2:53p.m.
Ocean Temp:53°

Friday, November 23, 2018

Full Moon Black Friday

Mornin'!  It's 22° in Wildwood NJ.  No breezes to note but that cold snap smacks you upside the head when stepping out the back door.  It's clear with a group of clouds over the horizon blocking out Ms Sun but it's making for a magnificent sunrise.  Once she breaks through those clouds, it'll be mostly sunny today with temps in the upper 30s.  Breezes begin a bit later this morning out of the E-NE then switching out of the East, then again out of the E-SE until tonight when they finally shift from S-SE all at 6-9mph.  Tonight's temps will be in the low 40s (thank God).  Tomorrow...rain by the afternoon and Sunday...sunny.  The weekend (thankfully) will have more seasonable temps in the upper 40s / low 50s.
High tide:7:26a.m. and 7:56p.m.
Low tide:1:48p.m.
Ocean temp:52°

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Day

Mornin'!  Happy Thanksgiving!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are out of the N-NW at 15-18mph with a windchill (feels like) of 19° out there.  Winter's arrived and my aching bones are feeling it.  Whew...that winter blast is nasty when stepping outside to check the ol' porch thermometer!  It'll feel really cold all throughout the day today due to the winds and the much colder temps that will hover around the 30° mark.  Today's winds will be out N-NW at 19-22mph creating a windchill in the teens most of the day and into tonight.  It'll be sunny and clear all day with a full moonlit sky tonight but temps will continue to give the feeling of winter as the winds intend to stay checked in helping that chill stay put.  Tomorrow won't feel that much warmer.  Although the winds will be lighter with a mix of sun and clouds, the temps are staying in the 20s and 30s.  Still looks like rain Saturday.  Aside from the cold and the weather, many wonderful blessings have been giving to me.  I know I'm blessed and I'm very grateful.  My home will be warm today with love as well as plenty of food cooking as it's just hubby and me celebrating alone here down the Shore.  All our kids will be with their significant others' families this holiday.  It's not stopping me from preparing a mini-feast of turkey and stuffing, cranberries,  Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, coleslaw and pie for dessert (hubby requested that I make his favorite a Key Lime Pie instead of Pumpkin since it was just us this year)! He also suggested we just stay in our PJs all day and I'm totally down with that! Happy Thanksgiving!
High tide:7:12a.m.
Low tide:1:01p.m.
Ocean temp:53°

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Eve

The GSP - Garden State Parkway (The road to the Shore)
Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  We're still in pre-dawn as the almost Full moon and stars are vivid and shining in the darkness.  Not a breeze to note.  It's fragrant, cold, quiet and very still.  I love mornings like this as my senses are heightened by the Shore's Fall loveliness.  It's only natural for me to stop and enjoy the briny tranquility as it's the calm before the storm as in the words of The Eagles... "The wicked winds whisper and moan" beginning later today and increase even more tomorrow.  Today...sunny with temps in the mid-upper 40s with Westerly breezes commencing later this morning at 8-13mph increasing to 16-22 by this afternoon.  Tonight...partly cloudy with temps down into the upper 30s / low 40s with winds out of the NW at 20-25mph with gusting.  Tomorrow...sunny with temps in the upper 20s / low 30s and winds gusting as high as 35mph creating a wind chill in the teens.  Like I said..."wicked winds" so just stay near that warm oven!  So far...the weekend's looking 50-50 with Sunday being the better day (sunny) as Saturday looks gray with rains checking in by the afternoon.  Safe travels for all you traveling today!
High tide:6:05a.m. and 6:28p.m.
Low tide:12:14p.m.
Ocean temp:53°

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Countdown To Turkey Day

Otten's Harbor
Mornin'!  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  The island's currently covered in mostly cloudy skies with not much in breezes.  Ms Sun's trying to peek through, but it's not happening.  It feels cold and damp as everything's soaked with dew.  Smells salty and briny outside too.  It's all good.  That is at least until Thanksgiving day (including Black Friday) when we're headed for another preview of winter with a high of 30° and blustery, icy North winds.  By Saturday...we're back up into the 50s (thankfully).   For today...expect a mix of clouds and sun (mostly clouds in the morning and more sunshine in the afternoon) with temps in the low 50s with brisk, blustery winds (checking in later this morning) out of the N-NW at 15-25mph.  Tonight...clear, temps in the low-40s and breezes out of the NW at 13-15mph.  Tomorrow...plenty of sunshine with much cooler temps and stiffer breezes.  It's coming!
High tide:5:44p.m.
Low tide:11:27a.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Monday, November 19, 2018

Another Lovely Autumn Day

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's on her way (about another half hour or so) as any spectacular sunrise could very well be blocked by plenty of those milky-wispy clouds along the horizon this morning.  The sky does have plenty of clear spots though.  There are no breezes to note.  It'll be a partly sunny / partly cloudy day with temps in the low 50s and breezes out of the SW turning to S-SW and eventually becoming Southerly breezes later in the day / early evening all at 5-8mph.  Tonight...cloudy with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s with S-SW breezes at 5-7mph.  Tomorrow...pretty much the same as today but a tad breezier.  At this time, Thanksgiving day is looking COLD with a high of 30° with blustery Northern winds and a windchill of 19°!  A perfect day for the oven to be on all day.
High tide:4:56p.m.
Low tide:10:40a.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mostly Sunny Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  It's fantastic outside this early, dark morning.  Although the temperature is low and there's frost covering everything, it doesn't feel cold.  There's not a wisp of a breeze (no wind chill) but the fragrance of the briny sea is sharp in the air.   Then the pitch black sky is vividly clear displaying endless stars and of course the moon (full moon is next week on Black Friday). And last but not least, there's the sound of waves crashing onshore (6+ blocks from here) in the dense quietness.  It can be all so overwhelming when nature displays its awe-inspiring and heavenly sparkle.  It forces you to take note and is truly spiritual and never ceases to remind me of how lucky I am to be here.  It seems to be a perfect prelude to today's weather as it'll be an autumn beauty.  Expect plenty of sunshine with some cloud cover in the deep blue sky as temps get into the low 50s with E-NE breezes first then switching later this afternoon from the SE all at 5-8mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid-40s and S-SW breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...a repeat of today!
High tide:4:05p.m.
Low tide:9:52a.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover again with breezes out of the West at 10-15mph.  It feels like 38° which I'm still trying to get the gist of this Winter preview (officially 34 days away).  I'm grateful for none of that authentic winter weather down the Shore yet... that is the wintry mix or snow that my hometown of Philly had a nice blast of this week.  After a couple days of a real blustery cold snap here down the Shore, we're going to have a sunny, warmer day today (once the morning clouds check out) with temps in the upper 40s (maybe even tapping 50°) and breezes much calmer out of the W-NW at 14-17mph.  Tonight...clear with temps in the upper 30s/low 40s and breezes out of the NW at 10-15mph.  It looks like tomorrow we're going to have much easier breezes off the warmish ocean.  The ocean and marsh believe it or not is keeping any snow, ice or wintry mix away from the island for now as the 50°+ water temp is keeping us insulated. Once the ocean temperature goes down and gets into the 30s, we're in for it.  But for's going to be on the nice side thanks to Ms Sun as she'll do what she does best by making us feel warmer in that cool, pre-winter sea air.
High tide:3:12p.m.
Low tide:8:59a.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Friday, November 16, 2018

Another Blustery Day - TGIF

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Wind Chill is 28°.  It's windy and cloudy with misty conditions feeling more like little sharp pellets (probably sand in the wet air) as the 20-30mph +gusty winds have been nailing the island since yesterday.  We received plenty of rain  (no snow or flooding) and howling winds from this giant storm that whacked much of Philly and the suburbs into Winter with major velocity.  No wind damage here but the overnight winds did push the gate wide open in my yard.  For some reason, the pooch opted not to escape the backyard before hubby secured it in the morning darkness. It is cold and miserable out there! These winds are sticking around again today at 30-35mph +gusting out of the W-NW and aren't going anywhere anytime soon.  They're staying checked in until Sunday. Although it'll be mostly cloudy for the early morning, we're supposed to see some sunshine filter in before mid-day as temps get up into the mid-upper 40s.  Tonight...clear with temps in the mid-40s and W-NW winds continue at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tomorrow...windy but plenty of sunshine with cooler temps.  Sunday...partly sunny as the winds will be outta here!
High tide:2:18p.m.
Low tide:7:59a.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Stormy Day Ahead

3rd and JFK (now the norm for high tide)
Mornin'! It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  We're dry with thick cloud cover and breezes out of the E-SE at 10-12mph.  Very intense strong winds are going to be the main attraction as temps rise up to about 50° (39° wind chill) today as the winds and cloud cover begin to bring us moisture as rain (100% chance) beginning anytime now.  A storm is headed right up the eastern seaboard covering a vast area as far west as Ohio.  Along our coast forecasters have posted Wind Advisory and Flood Watch warnings.  Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible.  We probably will see flooding due to the heavy rain especially where there's poor drainage and clogged storm drains from leaves and debris flying around.  Cold, wind-driven rains (no freezing rain or wintry mix for our immediate area) are expected to begin this morning and continue throughout the day into tonight.  Winds are coming out of the E-NE at 25-35mph w/gusting of up to 50mph. Secure anything that can move around the outside property.  Tonight's temps remain in the low 50s but these winds will make it feel much colder (upper 30s).  Tomorrow... the rains will have checked out but not the winds.  We're in for some unsettled, very windy weather.  Strap in!  High Tide: 1:27p.m.; Low Tide: 7:39p.m.;  Ocean temp:57°; Sunset: 4:47p.m.
3rd and JFK (low tide)
3rd and JFK (storm surge)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pre-Storm Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 40° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and overcast with light E-NE breezes at 2-3mph.  It'll be a partly sunny / partly cloudy day with breezes out of the NW at 15-20mph.  Temps will stay hovering around the low 40s feeling like the mid-upper 30s with the wind chill.  Tonight...cloudy with temps in the upper 30s / low 40s with breezes out of the N-NE at 10-16mph making it feel like the upper 20s / low 30s.  Winter just keeps rearing its ugly head. Speaking of Winter (37 days away)...well, tomorrow...rain with 25-40mph winds w/gusting and 34° wind chill.  In fact, this is exactly what NOAA posted today for tomorrow's forecast..."A coastal storm will impact our area with heavy rain and gusty winds Thursday into Friday.  A brief period of wintry mix is possible.  Localized flooding is possible due to heavy rain".
High tide:12:37p.m.
Low tide:6:40p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Winds Are Today's Main Attraction

Mornin'!  It's 60° in Wildwood NJ.  That's not a typo.  I was as shocked as the next person when I stepped on to the porch this morning and discovered it wasn't cold out there.  We've been receiving some windy / rainy / nasty weather overnight into this morning but this big ugly weather system is pulling off the coast as I type.  These intense winds (S-SW 20-30mph w/gusting) is pulling the mild temperature right along with it as it will be drawing in the colder air and temperature as today's high looks to be around 49°-50°.  Winds switching out of the NW at 20-25 w/gusting are headed right for us.  There's a 60% chance of rain throughout the day. No sun in today's forecast.  Tonight...mostly cloudy, upper 40s, 20% chance of rain and NW winds at 20-30mph is what we have coming.  Hunker down today!  Tomorrow...mostly cloudy and cold (mid 40s) and not as windy.
High tide:11:47a.m.
Low tide:5:45p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day Celebrated (again)

Mornin'!  It's 36°  in Wildwood NJ.  Happy Veterans Day (again) as today is the day the country commemorates our Veterans! Once again..."thank you for your service".  We've got "frost" outside today!  It's cloudy, cold and crisp with the vehicles, railings, plants and other surfaces all layered with a white, crispy coating of frost. Mark this as our first autumn "frost" start to the day.  It'll be fairly nice as Ms Sun begins to burn through the morning cloud cover and temps rise into the low-mid 50s with light breezes out of the SE at 5-8mph.  It'll be mostly cloudy by this afternoon.  Tonight...temps will stay in the low 50s as clouds take over completely as rains are in the forecast (100% chance) with winds ramping up out of the E-SW at 15-25mph w/gusting.  Expect rain all day tomorrow too (heavy at times) with a reprieve on Wednesday then back to rain on Thursday.  The stiff winds are hanging out throughout most of this week...keep the hairspray and hair gel close at hand!
High tide:10:58a.m.
Low tide:4:58p.m.
Ocean temp:58°

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Veterans Day!

Mornin'!  Happy Veterans Day!  Today November 11th is the official US holiday honoring veterans.  It initially began as commemorating the end of World War I in 1918.   President Woodrow Wilson chose this day as Armistice Day the following year, corresponding to other countries' adoption of the same.  In 1926 this holiday was recognized by Congress and eventually became a legal holiday.  Thank you Veterans (that includes my hubby) for your service.
It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny and calm with hardly a breeze to note.  It's the first real wintry,  icy cold morning this season.  Nothing's frosty or frozen (birdbath, outdoor shower etc.) yet but there's a real bone-chilling bite in the air for sure.  It'll be a pleasant, sunny Sunday with temps in the mid-upper 40s and breezes commencing a little later this morning out of the W-NW at 5-7mph.  Tonight...clear and in the upper 30s with W-NW breezes at 5-10mph.  Bundle up big time for that Eagles Game'll be clear, cold and crisp in Philly too.  Although knowing Philly fans (being one myself) as I do, they most likely won't feel the chill while at the game.  Tomorrow...a little bit of cloud cover in the mix but warmer temps (low 50s).  This day (and tomorrow when we commemorate the holiday) is our remembrance to all you Veterans out there!
High tide:10:11a.m.
Low tide:4:15p.m.
Ocean temp:57°

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Blustery Weekend Ahead

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  Wind chill of 40°.  It's clear and windy (W-NW 20-25mph) and will get even windier today W-NW 25-35mph w/gusting.  Temps will be in the low 40s with a wind chill of low 30s.  It'll be the first taste of that ol' wintry feel as Ms Sun shines down on the island trying to keep us warmer.  Keyword today: layer!  It'll be clear and cold tonight (35°) with a wind chill of 30° (NW 18-22mph).  Tomorrow...sunny and a high of 47° and not as blustery as today.  Oh...there's another nasty rainy system heading toward us on Tuesday.  Just an fyi.
High tide:9:26a.m.
Low tide:3:33p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Friday, November 9, 2018


Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  The windows are closed and the furnace is fired up again!  It's chilly and blustery this morning.  It's gray and overcast and all forecasts have reported that Ms Sun is not checking in today.  Winds are out of the East at 18-22mph. There's a 50% chance of rain beginning a little later today and 90% chance tonight.  Temps will be in the upper 50s with breezes out of the E-SE at 20-30mph.  Tonight...cloudy with temps in the upper 50s with breezes out of the S-SE at 25-35mph then shift to the SW calming down at 10-15mph.  We'll see Ms Sun on Sunday but not tomorrow as the colder temps (mid-40s) and even stiffer winds will be making it seem more winter-like (the wind chill will feel like the 30's) than autumn-like for sure.  Layer up and get that soup simmering!
High tide:8:43a.m.
Low tide:2:51p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Last Of The Decent Days For Awhile

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with hardly a breeze (E-NE 2-4mph).  It'll be a mostly cloudy day with peeks of sun this afternoon and temps still somewhat mild in the upper 50s.  North winds will wift (waft) over the island at 5-12mph later.  Tonight... cloudy with a 30% chance of a shower (beginning during the overnight) as it'll much cooler...low-mid 40s.  Those North winds will stay checked in at 10-15mph.  Looks like we'll have off and on showers tomorrow (90% chance) with Easterly blustery winds at 20-25mph.  Saturday and Sunday still look mostly sunny but colder.  Saturday's a much more blustery day and Sunday's high will only be around 43°. Both are good soup-making days! Yesterday was a New Moon which I forgot to mention and we all know it treats the island much like a Full Moon bringing higher than normal tides and why there's been so much water seeping into the streets via sewer grates as of late.  Make the effort not to drive through those salty, corrosive waters.  I hope today is somewhat  like yesterday as it was a beauty (furnace off and windows open).  I spent much of it outdoors in the fresh sea air...biking the boards, walking the dog, pulling out and cutting down annuals, perennials and veggie plants, also digging out and pulling some nice sized horseradish roots and making a couple jars of fresh horseradish which included clearing out my sinuses!
High tide:8:01a.m.
Low tide:2:07p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Perfectly Lovely Autumn Humpday

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's back and shining as she just crossed the horizon!  Everything's painted a beautiful shade of gold.  No breezes to note.  Expect some lovely weather today with plenty of sunshine and breezes out of the W-SW at 7-10mph.  Temps will be in the low 60s.  Tonight...mostly clear with temps in the mid-upper 50s and breezes out of the SW at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow...more sunshine but cooler temps.  The weekend at this point looks much cooler.  Saturday looks cold, gray and windy (homemade soup day) and Sunday looks sunny and brisk.  No rain in the weekend forecast (other than Friday night).
High tide:7:18a.m. and 7:37p.m.
Low tide:1:21p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Finally, The Last Of Political Advertising!

Mornin'!  It's 56° in Wildwood NJ.  We're in the midst of fog and mist as everything's soaked and dripping wet.  Not much in the line of breezes...Southerly 4-6mph.  Don't count on a lovely autumn day today as it'll be a mostly crapola weather day with the possibility of rain showers off and on throughout the day and evening (90% chance). It'll be gray, misty and foggy most of the morning as we head into patches of rain clouds.  Some rain could be in the form of thunderstorms producing gusting winds and heavy rain.  Temps will rise into the mid-upper 60s with breezes ramping up out of the South at 20-25mph with gusting.   Tonight...more chance (40%) of rain showers (before 9p.m.)with the clouds finally clearing on the overnight.  Temps will drop back down into the low 50s with SW winds becoming Westerly late tonight all at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow...there's your lovely Autumn humpday...sunny, low-mid 60s and mild breezes!  I'm voting later rain or shine (The Polls are up at the Boardwalk at the Convention Center) and intend to make my vote count!  Happy Election Day...get out and Vote!
High tide:6:34a.m. and 6:53p.m.
Low tide:12:33p.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Monday, November 5, 2018

Rainy Days and Mondays...

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It raining lightly with winds out of the NE at 15-17mph.  It'll be windy today with periods of rain (90% chance).  Winds will be out of the East at 20-30mph w/gusting.  Temps will just about tap 60°.  No sun on the forecast until Wednesday (we might see peeks of her tomorrow afternoon but rain is in the forecast as well).  Tonight...overcast with 30% chance of a shower as temps head back down to where they are now with breezes calming down out of the E-NE then W-SW at 10-12mph.  If all goes as forecasted, we'll be waking to cloud cover tomorrow.
High tide:Now and 6:04p.m.
Low tide:11:43a.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Early Sunset Tonight

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  Hope you remembered to turn those clocks back an hour!  It's quiet here on the island with no breezes to note.  No seagulls laughing this morning either.  At least not in my neighborhood. It'll be a lovely Autumn day today with plenty of sunshine and temps in the mid-upper 50s.  Breezes will commence a bit later out of the E-NE at 8-10mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers, temps in the low 50s and breezes out of the E-SE at 9-13mph.  Tomorrow...the rains and winds are checking in but the temperature looks to be in the 60s. Ms Sun may not be checking back in until Wednesday by the way.
High tide:5:11p.m.
Low tide:10:50a.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Remember the Clocks Tonight

Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  It's overcast and gray with some stiff breeze out of the West at 15-20mph.  Everything's wet and damp and drippy from the overnight rain that came down at a pretty good clip.  We never did get those heavy rain showers yesterday that were forecasted. It was just a gray, misty day with no rainfall until the overnight.  Today...a slight chance of a rain shower this morning with clouds through mid-morning.  Expect a gradual clearing with Ms Sun peeking through as temps stay right about where they are now...upper 50s.  It'll be a partly cloudy (big cumulous clouds) / mostly sunny, breezy day with winds out of the West at 20-25mph with gusting as high as 40mph. We should dry out nicely.  Tonight...mostly clear and much cooler with temps down into the mid-upper 40s and winds out of the West at 12-17mph.  Tomorrow...sunny, low 50s with calmer winds.  Turn the clocks back an hour so you can get an extra hour of sleep tonight and have dinner in the dark beginning tomorrow!  Daylight Savings time returns March 10th (my favorite month of all "NOT").  Have a nice weekend!
High tide:5:13p.m.
Low tide:10:54a.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Friday, November 2, 2018

A Bad Hair Day On Tap

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  We're going through a mild stretch (I turned the furnace off Wednesday night and began to open some windows again).  Along with that mild temperature, it's blustery out there...winds out of the SW at 20-25mph w/gusting in the 30+mph.  It was raining a little while ago but stopped. At the moment everything appears dry now thanks to the windy conditions.  The weather will develop into a wet day with 80% chance of showers and/or thunderstorms throughout the day and 90% this evening.  Add to that S-SW winds at 15-25mph w/gusting and you got yourself a crapola weather day and night. And, there's always the chance of tidal flooding when heavy rain is in the forecast. Try not to drive through flood waters. Temps will climb up only a couple degrees today (upper 60s) and by tonight...low 50s.  We'll probably wake to showers in the morning then a gradual clearing by late morning tomorrow as Ms Sun begins to make her way back to warming the island tomorrow.  It'll still remain very windy tomorrow.  Tomorrow night into Sunday...dry, cooler and less windy.  Just a reminder...turn the clocks back tomorrow night.
High tide:4:09p.m.
Low tide:9:53a.m.
Ocean temp:59°

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Welcome November!

Route 347 (the road to the Shore)
Mornin'!  It's 58° in Wildwood NJ.  We have breezes out of the SW at 12-14mph with Ms Sun over the horizon and brightly shining on the island.   It's a lovely Autumn morn this first day of November!  It'll be nice all throughout the day with temps in the mid-upper 60s and breezes out of the S-SW at 15-18mph.  Tonight...partly cloudy with temps just tapping the 60s and breezes stiff out of the S-SW at 20-25mph.  Tonight's stiff breezes will be bringing tomorrow morning's rain as it'll be a crapola Friday and start to Saturday not to mention Monday.  But, Sunday's looking to be hanging in there with sunshine but cooler temps.  Remember this weekend's the dreaded "turn the clocks back" weekend.
High tide:3:04p.m.
Low tide:8:42a.m.
Ocean temp:63°