Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Beach "Hump" Day

Mornin'!  It's 78° in Wildwood NJ.  We're kicking off "hump day" with plenty of hazy sunshine yet not a cloud in the sky.  We've got that "tropical" feel again this morning with lots of humidity (83% and a dew point of 73°), light, warm, sea breezes out of the W-SW at 6-8mph. I just walked around my outdoor property to check the gardens and kept thinking to myself how warm it feels this early in the day. Since we Wildwoodians live on an Ant Hill, I have to keep a close check of the ants swarming my gardens most of the time and that includes both veggies, herbs and flowers.My daughter gave me a homemade solution recipe that keeps my ants in check:
3/4 C water (preferably boiled. it can be just hot water)
1/2 C sugar (dissolved in the water)
1 T borax laundry detergent (also dissolved in the mixture)
Place little bowls containing the cooled mixture around the floor of your gardens. The ants enjoy it more than eating all the leaves of your plants.  And, since they were inundating my gardens this year, I have to keep those little bowls filled with fresh doses of my homemade ant solution. 

Back to the weather... it'll be mostly sunny today with temps in the mid-upper 80s.  It'll be humid with stiff winds out of the S-SW at 15-20mph. (Pack a bungee or sand screw/anchor for that beach umbrella). Tonight... clear to partly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 70s and S-SW winds at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... a mix of sun and clouds early becoming mostly cloudy.  Temps will be tapping 80° with 20% chance of rain showers by afternoon.  Friday... beginning and ending with rain showers and a partly cloudy day in between.  The weekend's looking okay with Saturday being the sunnier day.  Saturday: partly sunny, high of 80° and Sunday: mainly cloudy, upper 70s.  Both days seem unsettled though and eyes should be kept on the sky for any showers and/or thunderstorms passing through.  By the way, it's another big weekend here... it's the Anglesea (North Wildwood) BBQ-Blues Festival along with the Wildwood Jeep Invasion!  Both were cancelled last year due to COVID.   Oh... it's the New Moon on Friday so tides will be much higher and lower than normal.  If we do get any downpours around then, be cognizant of low-lying areas that may flood on the island. 
High tides: 6:39AM and 6:53PM
Low tide: 12:30PM
Ocean temp: 73°
Sunrise: 5:41AM
Sunset: 8:27PM
UV index: 9
Rip Current: moderate risk
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,024,465
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 26,477
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 9,307
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 208

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