Wednesday, March 31, 2021

March Is Coming To An End

Mornin'!  March is about to take a hike as it begins to pack up and head out.  It'll show its true colors before doing so though.  In fact, it'll leave some of its blustery crapola in its wake.  It's 49° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under hazy, cloud cover as the moon tries to glimpse on through.  There's a clearing along the horizon as Ms Sun's due up in about an half an hour.  Breezes are fairly light out of the South at 10-15mph.  Expect the clouds to thicken this morning as the temps rise into the upper 50s today while those March winds pick up.  There's a slight chance of rain showers this morning, then rain likely this afternoon (90% chance).  As temps rise into the upper 50s, the South winds will ramp up at 10-20mph +gusting.  Tonight... windy with rain likely.  Temps will drop into the mid-40s with SW winds ramping up even more at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... the rains will clear out by late morning but it'll remain extremely windy.  Temps will be on the cool side (upper 40s).  At this time, the weekend looks sunny with Sunday being the warmer day.

High Tide: 10:22AM
Low Tide: 4:37PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 6:45AM
Sunset: 7:22PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 905,144
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,486
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 8,224
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 193

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A Beautiful Spring Day

Mornin'!  It's 41° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear, starlit, moonlit skies with barely a breeze (South 3-5mph).  It's going to warm up with plenty of sunshine and temps in the mid-upper 50s.  Southerly breezes will ramp up too... 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear to partly cloudy, low around 50° and more Southerly breezes at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... starting out partly sunny, then partly cloudy, then mostly cloudy.  Expect some rain by the afternoon with a high of 57° and more rain on Thursday.  
High tide: 9:31AM
Low tide: 3:53PM
Ocean temp: 44°
Sunrise: 6:46AM
Sunset: 7:21PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 900,271
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,404
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 8,167
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 193

Monday, March 29, 2021

March Is Still Creating Havoc

Mornin'!  It's 47° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with clear, blue skies.  The March winds have provided a weekend of extremely bad hair days and will continue to do so today.  Winds are currently out of the W-NW at 25-35mph +gusting.  It'll be an interesting "trash day" today as the winds will continue to howl and stir things up at least until tonight.  Expect a sunny, blustery day.  Temps will be in the mid-50s with W-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... clear, low-40s and SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... sunny skies, mid-50s and Southerly winds at 10-20mph.  Thankfully, yesterday and last night's intense winds created no major damage or outages on the island that I'm aware of. 
High tide: 8:43am
Low tide: 3:09am
Ocean temp: 44°
Sunrise: 6:48am
Sunset: 7:20PM 
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 896,650
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,389
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 8,141
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 193

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Stormy Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  As this final weekend in March closes out, we're under thick cloud cover with misty, damp, raw conditions. In fact, droplets of rain are now on my upstairs skylight as I think today's rains may have checked in. Breezes are out of the S-SE at 15-20mph, add to that the sound of the ocean's waves crashing, along with that salty brine in the air making today's weather drama even more striking.  Not much in the line of sunshine on today's weather menu as we're pretty much going to have a "near" washout with rain showers and even possible thunderstorms.  Some storms could be severe.  One forecast reported we could also be breaks in the rain system as it could stop and start throughout the afternoon into the evening.  Temps will rise a bit to the upper 50s with South winds ramping up at 20-30mph +gusting.  Chance of rain... 80%.  Tonight... 95% chance of rain and still very windy.  Winds will be out of the West at 20-30mph +gusting at 40mph.  Temps are going to drop down into the the low-40s.  Remember, the Full Moon was this weekend and those high tide times will be higher than normal and we could see possible tidal flooding on the island.  Be conscious of where you park and don't drive through flood waters. Tomorrow... Ms Sun returns with a high of 54° but those March winds will not disappoint... W-NW at 20-30mph +gusting over 40mph.  Tuesday... everything changes... sunny, warmer and hardly a breeze. 
High Tide: 7:58AM and 8:26PM
Low Tide: 2:25PM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 6:50AM
Sunset: 7:20PM
Moonrise: 7:22PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 892,145
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,382
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 8,110
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 193

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Worm Moon Weekend

Mornin'!  Happy Birthday to my baby sister!  This blog entry is dedicated to her today! 
It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun just rose over the horizon welcoming a new day. Another beautiful day is on our weather menu.  There's barely a breeze out of the NW at 1-2mph.  It's a lovely Spring morning.  Expect another mostly sunny (some clouds by the afternoon), pleasant day with temps in the low-mid 60s.  By the way, we reached an amazing 80° yesterday and haven't been at the temperature since mid-September.  There were folks enjoying a pleasant beach day yesterday! Today's winds will be out of the S-SW at 5-10mph and not near as stiff as yesterday's. Tonight... cloud cover thickens, temps drop to the upper 40s and S-SE winds will be 10-15mph as the possibility of rain showers is 70%.  Tomorrow... rainy day ahead.  Expect 100% chance of rain, temps in the low 60s and March winds out of the South at 20-30mph +gusting.  It's the Full Moon as well even though it appears full now, it's actually tomorrow at 2:50PM.  We'll probably see tidal flooding during this rain event during the high tide times.  This Full Moon is known as the Worm Moon which was thought to refer to the earthworms that appear this time of the year due to the soil warming and inviting the birds of Spring to feed. Monday... sunny but extremely windy. 
High Tide: 7:12AM
Low Tide: 1:41PM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 6:51AM
Sunset: 7:19PM
Moonrise: 6:09PM
Corona Virus Case in NJ: 887,479
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,358
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 8,054
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 193 

Friday, March 26, 2021

March Is Still Roaring - Wind Advisory Posted Until Tonight

Mornin'!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got rain beginning to lightly fall with very stiff breezes out of the South at 18-22mph.  We're looking at scattered thunderstorms possible this morning with very windy conditions.  In fact, there's a Wind Advisory posted for today until 7pm this evening.  All forecasts are reporting that these early rain clouds will begin to filter out as we'll see gradual clearing by early afternoon allowing Ms Sun to shine down.  Temps will get into the low-70s!  The last time Wildwood saw temps in the low-70s was in mid-November of 2020.  These South winds are going to ramp up significantly today and will no doubt take away the feel of being in the 70s as they'll be at least 20-25mph +gusting of up to 50mph.  Tonight... mostly clear, temps down into the upper 40s and West winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, high of 60° and W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Sunday's looking like gray and wet. 
High Tide: 6:25AM and 6:58PM
Low Tide: 12:56PM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 6:53AM
Sunset: 7:18PM
Moonrise: 4:56PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 881,880
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,330
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 8,006
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 193

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Mack's Opens Today


Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under thick cloud cover with misty, partially foggy conditions. Humidity's way up there... 99%.  There's so much moisture in the air that it almost feels like it's raining.  Plus, everything's saturated from yesterday's heavy rains.  When stepping outside you can hear all the moisture dripping from trees, bushes, railings, downspouts and whatever else is in the ominous darkness.  I'd describe it as a bit like a foggy evening in London (although I've never been there).  Daybreak is coming in about a half hour.  Expect a generally cloudy day with areas of patchy fog and peeks of sunshine.  Temps will get up into the upper 50s with S-SW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... 60% chance of occasional showers, low around 50° and Southerly winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... 50% chance of rain, high of 72° (that's not a typo) with very stiff winds out of the SW at 20-30mph +gusting. March is going to give us all she's got this last week.   As for this Full Moon weekend, Saturday will be blue sky/sunny with temps tapping 60° and Sunday will be rainy with a high of 60° .  And, just for the record... Mack's Pizza opens at 3pm today!!! 
High tide: 5:29AM and 6:11PM
Low tide: 12:09PM
Ocean temp: 44°
Sunrise: 6:54AM
Sunset: 7:17PM
Moonrise: 3:45PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 877,936
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,293
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,965
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 193

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Rains-A-Coming


Mornin'!  It's  49° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are out of the E-SE at 10-15mph.   It's gray with cloudy, overcast skies.  In fact, it feels so raw and damp with mist that you'd think it was raining.  Steady rain isn't checking in until this afternoon.  Expect a rainy day with temps in the low-mid 50s and SE winds kicking up at 15-25mph +gusting.  Chance of rain is 100%.  Tonight... periods of rain, fog rolling in.  Temps are going to drop into the upper 40s with S-SW winds at 15-25mph as the rain begins to dissipate by midnight.  Today's rainfall could near ¼-½".  Let it be known that the Full Moon is this weekend (Sunday).  And, when steady rain is on tap with the higher than normal tides (we're already seeing high tides a bit more swollen than normal), be aware of tidal flooding increasing on the island during high tides times. Tomorrow... looking like a cloudy, dry day and less breezy with temps in the low-50s.  Friday... rain in the A.M. with Ms Sun peeking in by afternoon.  Saturday... picture perfect.  And, Sunday... more rain.  I guess March is laying the groundwork for April. 
High Tide: 5:18PM
Low Tide: 11:21AM
Ocean Temp: 43°
Sunrise: 6:56AM
Sunset: 7:16PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 873,840
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,242
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,938
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 191

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Mostly Cloudy Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's foggy and drippy on the island.  Breezes are out of the NE at 5-10mph.  Expect some fog and cloud cover early with partial clearing later this morning.  Temps will be in the low-mid 50s with NE winds ramping up at 10-20mph.  It was blustery yesterday and never reached the 60s (like it did on Sunday).  It will continue to be windy today and with the forecasted cloud cover, will probably have more chill in the air.  It's March and that's what March does. Tonight... clouds roll in and completely take over the night sky.  Expect the possibility of rain showers (40% chance) with temps in the mid-40s and E-NE winds ramped up at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... 80% chance of rain with a high of 53° and E-SE winds at 10-20mph.  The rain could continue into the evening.  Thursday and Friday look like thick cloud covered days.  The next real blue-sky sunny day will be Saturday according to my weather calendar.  The Full Moon is this weekend (Sunday).

High tide: 4:17PM
Low tide: 10:29AM
Ocean temp: 43°
Sunrise: 6:58AM
Sunset: 7:15PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 869,037
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,181
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,900
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 191

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Loveliness Continues

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  Blog's a bit late today as I slept in.  Love when that happens.  Plus, the room darkening drapes kept Ms Sun from shining her strong, bright, warm rays into the bedroom and I could have used my sunglasses to pull those panels aside!  It's bright and sunny with cloudless skies right now.  NE breezes are currently 10-12mph.  It'll be another blue sky, abundant sunshine kind of day down the Shore.  By the way, yesterday we reached a high of 61°.  Temps are supposed to get into the mid-50s today but I wouldn't be surprised if they reach the 60s again.  Today's breezes will be stiff out of the NE at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the low-mid 40s with NE breezes at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... a partly sunny day with temps in the 50s and NE winds at 10-20mph.  It's still looking like rain for Wednesday with temps in the 50s.

High tide: 3:14PM
Low tide: 9:29AM
Ocean temp: 44°
Sunrise: 6:59AM
Sunset: 7:14PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 865,886
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,174
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,862
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 191 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

This Lovely Spring Weekend Continues

North Wildwood - Webcam Shot

Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  No windchill this morning as there is literally no breeze speed posted on the wind gauge - "0" mph.  It's perfectly clear, not a cloud in the sky as Ms Sun's rising while my fingers are hitting the keyboard.  It'll be another Spring beauty with abundant sunshine, 50° and E-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly clear skies, upper 30s and E-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... more of the same with breezes a bit stiffer - NE at 10-20mph.  It's still looking like Wednesday is going to be the first rainy day of Spring.

High Tide: 2:15PM
Low Tide: 8:18AM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:01AM
Sunset: 7:13PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 862,648
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,134
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 7,849
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 190

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Spring Is In The Air


Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  It's feeling like 26° with the breezes out of the N-NE at 5-10mph.  We're under clear, starlit skies.  Sunrise is less than 2 hours away.  And I'm happy to report, it's officially Spring!  Happy Spring! The Spring Equinox begins today at 5:37AM. which means the Sun has crossed the equator line heading north. It makes for longer days and warmer sunshine.  It'll be a somewhat lovely Spring day today with vivid blues skies, abundant sunshine, temps in the mid-upper 40s and E-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... clear skies, upper 30s and E-NE to E-SE breezes light and variable which means... 2-3mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, 50° and E-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  We're in for a pretty nice stretch of weather as clouds and rain aren't due in until Wednesday.  Enjoy!  Oh... not to rush things but Summer's officially 3 months away (June 20th)! 
High Tide: 5:16AM and 5:46PM
Low Tide: 11:42AM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:02AM
Sunset: 7:12PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 857,739
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,103
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,790
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 190


Friday, March 19, 2021

Gale Warning Posted This Last Day Of Winter

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover and windy conditions... N-NE at 20-25mph making it feel like 27°.  It's cold and raw outside.  Expect a mostly cloudy day with temps in the low-mid 40s and N-NE winds at 25-35mph occasionally gusting to over 40mph.  By late afternoon/early evening we'll probably see Ms Sun as well as her sunset as the clouds clear out.  Tonight... clear skies, low -30s and N-NE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... the first day of Spring: plenty of blue skies and sunshine with a high of 46° and E-NE winds at 10-15mph.

High tide: 12:05PM
Low tide: 6:09PM
Ocean temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:04AM
Sunset: 7:11PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 853,347
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,076
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,762
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 189

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Stormy Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 45° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under misty, foggy, overcast conditions with SE breezes at 5-8mph.  Rain-is-a-coming!  And, it looks to be a steady, even heavy rain. Expect a rainy day (100% chance) with a high of 52°.  Winds will pick up significantly with this weather system... SE at 10-20mph +gusting.  Tonight... more rain with thunderstorms possible.  Temps will drop down into the upper 30s with very windy conditions out of the NE at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... 50-70% chance of rain and/or snow showers along with very windy conditions (N-NE at 25-35mph+gusting).  By the afternoon, beginning to clear and just windy with a high of 42°.   The weekend's still looking sunny but chilly (low-mid 40s).

High Tide: 11:50AM
Low Tide: 5:34PM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:05AM
Sunset: 7:10PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 848,875
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 24,004
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,730
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 189

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Mornin'!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I've returned from the South and a little summertime!  I'm now adjusting to the furnace blaring and chilly conditions on the back porch this morning.  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got some very light misty conditions (everything's dripping wet) with NE winds at 9-12mph.  Expect a chilly, gray, raw day.  It'll be mostly cloudy (peeks of some sun by the afternoon... maybe) with temps in the mid-upper 40s and NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... overcast, 25% chance of rain, temps where they are now (43°) and E-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... 95% chance of rain, temps in the low-50s and 10-20mph winds.  Ugh.  Sounds like another one of those good homemade soup making days.  For the weekend... sunny but on the cold side (40s).  Last weekend in Georgia... upper 70s/low 80s, windows and doors open, shorts and flipflops and sweat on my brow (ahhhhh)!  It feels good to be home though with a fresh 1600+ miles on the car.  Oh, I almost forgot... 3 days until Spring!

High Tide: 11:08AM
Low Tide: 5:03PM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:07AM
Sunset: 7:09PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 844,563
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,966
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,694
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 189

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Humpday Loveliness

Mornin'!  It's 44° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are light out of the E at 10-12mph.  It's clear and starlit.  We're going to have another lovely day down the Shore.  Expect loads of sunshine with temps in the mid-50s and light winds out of the East at 7-10mph.  Tonight... clear, mid-40s and winds out of the South at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny, mid-upper 50s and breezy S-SW winds at 13-17mph. The weekend's looking partly sunny with temps in the upper 40s / low 50s and not too blustery.   
Another "weather blog hiatus" is happening.  After posting this blog, I'm loading my suitcase in the car as hubby and I are heading to Georgia for a few days to pay a much needed visit to our daughter and her hubby for a long, warm weekend. It'll be tapping 80° with magnolias and cherry blossoms in full bloom!  It's time to feel that weather!  The plan is to drive South getting to South Carolina by nightfall this evening and Georgia by late morning tomorrow.  If you need to know the weather in Wildwood, simply click on the "Wunderground" link on the right side of my Blog Links and type in either "08260" or Wildwood NJ and you'll have the most accurate weather you can get.  I'll see you all on the other side (probably Tuesday or Wednesday of next week)!  Oh... don't forget about turning the clocks ahead this coming weekend... Spring forward an hour as Daylight Savings begins Saturday night before turning in ourselves!  

High Tide: 5:16PM
Low Tide: 11:42AM
Ocean Temp: 40°
Sunrise: 6:18AM
Sunset: 6:02PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 819,042
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,635
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 7,479
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 184


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Another Beauty Coming Right Up

Today's Webcam Shot - North Wildwood Beach
Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  There's barely a breeze (SW 4-6mph) and the windchill is not even worth posting (34°).  It's a beauty this morning.  The aroma of the briny ocean is in the air.  Ms Sun is about to cross the coral, pink, violet and yellow colored horizon and it's breathtaking.  It'll be another lovely, mild Spring day with a mix of sunshine and clouds.  Temps will be in the upper 50s (maybe low-60s) and W-SW breezes at 8-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy with temps in the low-40s and E-NE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... sunny skies, high of 51° and E-SE winds at 10-15mph.  What a lovely week we're having and it's supposed to continue.  I love when March proves me wrong!  
High Tide: 4:52PM
Low Tide: 10:50AM
Ocean Temp: 40°
Sunrise: 6:19AM
Sunset: 6:01PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 814,916
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,590
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,454
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 184

Monday, March 8, 2021

A Repeat Of Yesterday

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 21° with the light breeze out of the North at 4-8mph.  We've got clear skies above with Ms Sun up and over the horizon and shining brightly on the island.  Once again, she'll be melting the frosty layer that's covering everything outside.  Expect another lovely winter's day with plentiful sunshine and temps in the low-mid 40s.  NW winds at 10-15mph are on the anemometer (instrument that measures wind speed) for today.  Tonight... clear skies, temps in the low-mid 30s and winds out of the S-SW at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... a lovely preview of Spring with more sunshine (some clouds in the mix), high of 57°!!  West winds will be 10-15mph.
High tide: 3:48PM
Low tide: 9:55AM
Ocean temp: 40°
Sunrise: 6:21AM
Sunset: 6:00PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 812,609
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,574
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,432
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 184

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Lovely Sunday

Mornin'!  It's 31° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill temps is 26° due to the light North winds at 5-10mph.  Ms Sun's shining brightly.  She passed the horizon over an hour ago and has begun the frost meltdown.  Everything's covered in a layer of white frost this morning.  It'll be a pleasant day with plenty of sunshine, vivid blue skies, and breezes out of the W-NW at 5-10mph.  Temps will be in the low-40s.  Tonight... clear and starlit, temps back down into the low-30s and breezes out of the N-NW at 5-8mph.  Tomorrow... a repeat of today.  Tuesday... another mostly sunny day with temps in the low-50s (no typo)!

High Tide: 2:39PM
Low Tide: 8:52AM
Ocean Temp: 40°
Sunrise: 6:22AM
Sunset: 5:59PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 810,089
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,557
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,416
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 184

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Mostly Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 34° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got morning sunshine as Ms Sun rose just over an hour ago.  Breezes are out of the W-NW at 10-15mph giving us a 27° windchill.  Winter's out there!  Expect a sunny start and first half of the day as temps head into the low-40s and W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  By later this afternoon, some clouds filter in as we'll have a partly cloudy rest of the day and evening.  Eventually, those evening clouds will give way to clear skies late tonight as temps drop to 28° with N-NW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, high around 40° and NW winds at 10-15mph.  Monday... more of the same: sunny and cold without any of those ridiculous March winds. 

High Tide: 1:31PM
Low Tide: 7:40AM and 7:52PM
Ocean Temp: 40°
Sunrise: 6:24AM
Sunset: 5:57PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 806,367
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,521
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,386
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 184 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Small Craft Advisory Posted - Another Blustery March Day

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  With the winds howling out of the NW at 18-24mph +gusting, it's 17° windchill.  Winter's rearing its wind-swept freezing head this morning.  We're under bright, clear skies as Ms Sun has passed over the horizon in the cloudless sky bringing today's warmth.  It'll be a sunny day with March winds checked in at 20-30mph +gusting out of the NW.  Temps will be in the low-40s but feeling like the upper 20s.  Tonight... clear, low around 30° and NW winds at 10-20mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... sunny with some afternoon clouds filtering in, high around 40° with those winds out of the W-NW at 10-20mph.  Sunday... sunny, around 40° again with a little less windy conditions. 
High tide: 12:28PM
Low tide: 6:27AM and 6:38PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:25AM
Sunset: 5:56PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 802,669
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,491
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,353
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 184

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Mostly Sunny Thursday

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  We're kicking off Thursday with clear, sunny skies as Ms Sun rose almost an hour ago.  Breezes are relatively light out of the NW at 5-10mph.  There's a very light wind chill: 34°.  It'll be a sunny to partly sunny day with a high of 47° and those NW winds kicking up at 15-25mph +gusting.  Why not?  Tonight... clear, low of 27° and NW winds still kicking at 15-25mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... sunny and colder (high of 39°) and windier... NW at 20-30mph +gusting.  Saturday and Sunday... looking clear and cold (temps in the mid-upper 30s) and not as windy.  It actually looks like the first weekend in March won't be blustery.  I wonder why?  So, last night as I was putting some trash in the can outside, I happen to look at the twilight sky down my street and lo and behold... there's a pink cloud just standing alone in the twilight sky.  It waited until I could go in the house and grab a camera and take some shots of it and then post it on my Instagram account.  I didn't hear anything until this morning that it was vapor from a rocket launch on Wallops Island VA for the defense department.  Thus, today's blog photo.  It was a bit unsettling to watch as it eventually vaporized into the night sky.  

High tide: 11:28AM
Low tide: 5:35PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:27AM
Sunset: 5:55PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 799,476
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,383
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 7,323
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 182

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Spring's In The Air Today!

Cape May NJ
Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny with breezes out of the W-SW at 10-15mph giving a winchill of 29°.  It's a lovely winter's morning but we're going to see a small preview of Spring today!  You never know what March has to offer and today it's a sunny day with temps tapping 50°.  Winds will be out of the W-SW at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear with some clouds thrown in, temps in the upper 30s and West winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... almost a repeat of today with a high of 46° and NW winds at 10-20mph.  For now, the weekend's looking sunny, cold (upper 30s) and blustery.  We're down to 17 days left of winter as Spring begins on March 20th and Daylight Savings begins on March 14th. 
High tide: 10:31AM
Low tide: 4:44PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:28AM
Sunset: 5:54PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 795,785
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,321
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,281
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 181 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sunny and Blustery

Mornin'!  It's 29° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill is 18° due to the NW winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  There's a "gale warning" posted today.  The winds have been at it since late yesterday afternoon.  In fact, they cancelled last night's evening Ferry due to those welcoming March winds.  Expect windy conditions to continue throughout the day.  Forget about hairspray.  We're going to have plentiful sunshine with a high of 38° (windchill: 29°) with NW winds at 15-25mph +gusting over 40mph.  Tonight... clear skies, low of 33° and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... more sunshine, warmer temps: 50° by late afternoon and W-SW winds at 10-20mph +gusting. 
High tide: 9:37AM
Low tide: 4:00PM
Ocean temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:30AM
Sunset: 5:53PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 792,496
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,273
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,251
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 180  

Monday, March 1, 2021

March Has Arrived - Bad Hair Days Ahead


Mornin'! Welcome March.  That's easier said than done.  I'm not a big fan of March and if you've been keeping up with my blog through the years, you know my take.  If not, I'll explain.  When I moved down the Shore 17 years ago, I assumed March would be much like Philadelphia's March.  How wrong I was.  In Philly, March is a preview of Spring... birds chirping, warmer days thrown in more often than not, warm sunshine, some greening, budding and blooming begins to take place.  It's a feel good month as it lifts the spirit with all that Springtime in the air. Not here. March is an incredible blustery extension of Winter to put it in a nutshell.  Even with slightly warmer temps (upper 40s / low-mid 50s), those cold, off-the-ocean, very stiff, non-stop, blustery winds always set the record straight. Not a "feel good" month. Any warm sunshine leaves much to be desired as the cold,wintry, relentless March winds are always predominant. I've been known to scream at March winds! They have yet to hear me. So strap in and say a prayer that this year's March's weather proves me wrong this year.  
It's 47° in Wildwood.  It's raining with winds out of the West at 4-6mph. More rain is coming (100% chance) with around ½" due again.  We got pummeled yesterday and had some minor street/tidal flooding.  We could see it all again today so be aware of where you park or drive. Those March winds will not disappoint today... 15-25mph +gusting of over 40mph out of the West.  Temps will most likely reach 50° but it'll feel like the 40° with the windchill.  Tonight... rain clouds depart, some clouds, low of 26° and NW gusty winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... Ms Sun returns with a high of 38° and still very blustery.  For what it's worth... 19 days until Spring. 
High Tide: 8:49AM
High Tide: 3:18PM
Ocean Temp: 38°
Sunrise: 6:31AM
Sunset: 5:58PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 789,354  
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 23,252
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 7,225
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 180