Thursday, July 15, 2021

Season Of The Perseid Meteor Showers

Credit: CBS News
Mornin'!  It's 75° in Wildwood NJ.  The hazy, warm, humid start to the day continues.  We've got Ms Sun up and shining down,  humidity at 90% with a 71° dewpoint.  Breezes are light out of the W-SW at 4-6mph.  Today's forecast will have a mix of clouds and sun with a high of 85° (yesterday, we reached 90°) and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... light cloud cover, temps back where they are now (mid-70s) and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  There's a 20% chance of rain tonight.  Tomorrow... same forecast as today with temps possibly hitting 90s.  The weekend's looking like Saturday will be the nicer of the two days as Sunday's looking unsettled with possible rain showers and/or thunderstorms in the morning and the afternoon.  We've just entered the Season of the Perseid Meteor Showers (7/14-8/24) with 8/11-8/13 being the predicted peak this year.  The Perseids is perhaps the most beloved of all Meteor Showers of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  It's rich and steady with meteors.  They appear in all parts of the sky, leaving persistent trains.  They tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens and again typically producing the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn.  
High Tide: 12:27PM
Low Tide: 6:21PM
Ocean Temp: 73°
Sunrise: 5:46AM
Sunset: 8:24PM
UV Index: 9
Rip Current: Low Risk
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Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 208

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