Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Feeling Summer!

Mornin'!  I made it back to the island!  Yesterday's trek through Delaware wasn't easy as there was a huge traffic jam (I95) which I was part of and added 5 extra hours to the last leg of our journey.  What a challenge. It's nice to be sitting here this morning blogging about the weather.  As for today's... it's really feeling like summer with only 11 days to go until the solstice. The air conditioner went on the moment I walked into my house yesterday.  I'm thinking Wildwood matched Georgia's hot southern weather while I was gone and the air conditioner is keeping the heat and humidity at bay ( no pun intended).
It's currently 75° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under some light cloud cover as Ms Sun is shining through as breezes are light out of the W-SW at 5-7mph.  It's feeling warm and muggy with humidity at 90% and a 72° dew point.  I'm not sure if there's more briny/fishy aroma in this morning's humid air or I've just been absent from the fragrant essence for almost a week making it very predominant.  It's intense out there but nice.  It'll be a generally cloudy/hazy day today with a 25% chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm.  Temps will be in the low-80s with SW breezes at 5-10mph.  Tonight... considerable cloudiness.  Expect occasional rain showers (40% chance) after midnight with temps barely tapping 70° and West winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... 40% chance of rain with a high of 75°.  Winds will be ramping up out of the NE at 10-20mph.  At this time, the weekend's looking somewhat cloudy with temps in the low-70s.  The New Moon is tomorrow so those tides are already reacting by being much higher and lower than usual.  It's good to be home.
High tide: 7:50AM
Low tide: 1:44PM
Ocean temp: 66°
Sunrise: 5:34AM
Sunset: 8:24PM
UV Index: 8
Rip Current: Low risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,018,307
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 26,295
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 9,203
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 208
FOOTNOTE: After watching the evening news, I discovered that tomorrow at Sunrise (5:32AM) there will be a partial solar eclipse (70% covered).  According to the meterologist, if the sky is clear during sunrise, you'll be able to see the sun's eclipse along the horizon.  Grab those special eclipse sunglasses if you have them and hit the beach for tomorrow's sunrise! 


Anonymous said...

Welcome home!!!! A 5 hour traffic jam, unbelievable, how horrible. I bet it feels extra good to be home after that (except for the gazillion loads of laundry waiting for you).

Selfishly, I feel more comfortable when I know you are home and taking care of the weather.
Often I wish your weather moved from East to West so we here in MO could have enjoyed your
pleasant winter (pleasant at least compared to the Ozarks).

No one will mind if your blog is late tomorrow morning, I say sleep in!!

Kathy said...

Tina, Thank you! I've never been in a traffic jam like that one but my hubby was fantastic and somehow crept on through and got off the highway asap (it took a couple hours). Unfortunately, so did everyone else and every neighborhood and side street was at a standstill too. We crept way off the beaten path looking for a place to re-group (bathroom, gas fill up and something to eat as we hadn't been standing since 10am and it was 3pm), After heading back to the chaos area, thankfully he found a way to crawl to the bridge to get over into New Jersey! All was fairly okay after that except for some incredible heavy rains and low-lying flooded roads. It was an amazing, tiring end to the 800+ mile drive. But, through it all, we were so lucky to have no doggie in the car, no kids in the car, no broken car air conditioner or overheating or lack of fuel (so many cars were off to the side of the road) and so on. Once home, the unpacking began as dirty laundry went immediately into the washing machine!!! You know me well! It's great to be back!