Thursday, October 10, 2019

We've Got That March Feel

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under partly cloudy skies with winds out of the North at 10-15mph.  It seems that the winds have calmed down a bit this morning but it feels chilly outside.  In fact, it feels chilly inside!  This weather has March (my least favorite month) written all over it.
So, there's this early season coastal system lingering off our coastline into Saturday when it will finally push eastward.  There's a "full moon" this weekend too.  Winds will persistently blow toward our coast today through to Saturday. This onshore wind will create several impacts including rough surf conditions and rip currents for a prolonged period of time.  Widespread moderate coastal flooding is expected including beach erosion.  There's a "coastal flood advisory" posted until mid-day today and a "coastal flood warning" in effect from 4pm today until 1pm Saturday.   This means that there will be moderate or even "major" tidal flooding occurring.  Be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action (move your vehicles, do not drive through floodwaters, road closures etc.).
For today... expect partly cloudy windy conditions with Ms Sun definitely peeking in and giving us her autumn warmth!  Temps will get up into the mid-upper 60s with winds out of the North at 15-25mph +gusting. No rain is in today's forecast as far as I've checked.  Tonight... partly cloudy and windy (North 15-25mph +gusting of up to 40mph) with temps back down into the mid-upper 50s.  Tomorrow... even windier, cloudier and cooler (lucky if we tap 60°).  The weekend's looking seasonably cool and sunnier with much less wind!
High tide: 6:27AM and 6:42PM
Low tide: 12:14PM
Ocean temp: 67°
Sunset: 6:30PM

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