Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Winds Still Checked In

Mornin'!  It's 35° in Wildwood NJ.  It's mostly clear (leftover clouds along the horizon) with Ms Sun ready to shine.  Breezes are stiff out of the W-NW at 20-25mph.  It feels like 24°.  That ol' "wolf" full moon is still up and has begun its descent. There's going to be a mix of sun and clouds today with gusty winds.  Temps will be in the upper 30s with W-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... clear to partly cloudy with a low of 32° and W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... intervals of clouds and sun with temps in the upper 40s and S-SW winds at 15-25mph.  There's another Nor'easter heading this way Friday afternoon into Saturday afternoon.  It'll be cold enough that we could get an ice storm (I hope not) or several inches of the white stuff.  All eyes are on this next one. Wonder what homemade soup is up next? 
High Tide: 7:59AM
Low Tide: 2:20PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:13AM
Sunset: 5:07PM
Moonrise: 5:42PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 2,003,580
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 31,120
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,919
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Day - First Full Moon Of The Year With Gales Warnings Posted

Mornin'!  Happy Martin Luther King day!  The holiday weekend continues.  There's a Full moon today and the tides are swollen.  In some of the webcams, the ocean is almost at the boardwalk!  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  Windchill is 25° thanks to the SW winds at 25-30mph.  We hit homers in the weather department.  No wind damage. No power outtages.  No snow.  No ice.  No flooding.  Couldn't be more grateful.  Although, it was pretty scary at times.  The winds were extreme and relentless making for a disruptive night of trying to sleep.  I kept getting up and looking out the windows for flooding or wind damage.  We're good to go!
It's currently partly sunny with heavy cloud cover moving frantically (thanks to the winds) over Ms Sun then, passing her by and allowing bright sunshine in the windows.  One moment, the house is aglow in sunshine and the next minute gray, darkness comes over the neighborhood and my living room.  Expect a partly cloudy, windy day with a high of 42°.  Winds will be out of the W-SW at 25-35mph +gusting.  Tonight... variable cloudiness and still windy (W-NW at 20-30mph) with temps in the low 30s.  Tomorrow... cloudy from time to time and still windy.  Temps will be in the upper 30s with W-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.
High Tide: 7:23AM and 7:54PM
Low Tide: 1:41PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:14AM
Sunset: 5:05PM
Moonrise: 4:41PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,994,505
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 31,089
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,836
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Izzy and the Full Moon are almost here!

Today's Wildwood Crest Webcam Shot

Mornin'!  It's 18° in Wildwood NJ.  Feels like 8° with the windchill.  Breezes are out of the NE at 10-15mph.  We're under somewhat clear skies as Ms Sun rose about a half hour ago but there's thick cloud at the horizon and is blocking her rays.  The clouds will allow her a little shine time this morning but sometime this afternoon, Winter Storm Izzy's going to have its way with us.  This winter Nor'easter is in Virginia at the moment heading this way.  This is what's going to happen... clouds take over, winds will ramp up, then the moisture (rain, ice or snow) begins and remains to be seen.  These current icy temps are supposed to rise into the mid-upper 40s by this afternoon.  I'm thinking it'll be only a rain event for our Jersey coast.  The E-NE winds will ramp up to 20-30mph +gusting (possibly 40-50mph) which is my concern.  Hopefully, we'll make it through without wind damage or power outages.  Tonight... winds will still be doing havoc along with steady rain into the overnight as temps drop into the mid-30s.  Be careful tonight with all the rain and those temperatures dropping as it could get icy.  Tonight's winds will change direction (SE) at 25-35mph +major gusting.  Rainfall could possibly be over an inch giving the island those tidal (full moon) flooding concerns for sure.  Be aware of the high tides.  Tomorrow... is the Full Moon and will be partly cloudy and windy day with those gusty winds (W-SW 25-35mph +gusting), temps in the low-40s.  Be safe out there!
High Tide: 6:45AM and 7:15PM
Low Tide: 12:59PM
Ocean Temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:14AM
Sunset: 5:04PM
Moonrise: 3:44PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,979,057
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 31,079
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,711
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Winter Storm Izzy And Martin Luther King Weekend

Mornin'!  It's 19° in Wildwood NJ.  The winds are out of the North at 10-15mph making it feel like 5°.  In Philly its 13° with a -5° windchill!  Thank goodness for the 42° ocean temp keeping us nice and warm.  Ms Sun's also keeping us warm.  She's up and shining brightly over the island.  The harbor's got some frozen edges on it although it's still moving with no ice sheen yet.  This sunshine isn't going to last as the clouds-are-a-coming.  Expect a cloudy day with a high of 29° (windchill of 17°) and those icy North winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps around 20° (windchill of 13°) and N-NE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... Izzy checks in with very windy conditions and rain developing in the late afternoon.  Temps will be balmy at 45° (feeling like 34°) and E-NE at 25-35mph +gusting.  Chance of rain is 90%.  Remember, the Full Moon is Monday so keep aware of high tides as tidal flooding is a very good possibility with the stormy holiday weekend.  Monday... rain ending in the early morning, high of 43°, mostly cloudy and still very windy.  At this time, it looks like we're skipping the snowfall unlike Philly (a dusting to 2").  We all have the potential for sleet and freezing rain Sunday into Monday depending on the temps dropping (32° could bring icy conditions) so be careful out there.  Today's Polar Bear Plunge into the ocean is still on schedule at 1pm at the Montgomery Beach in Wildwood NJ.  Good luck everyone.  
High tide: 6:33PM
Low tide: 12:16PM
Ocean temp: 42°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:03PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,962,198
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,959
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,574
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 266

Friday, January 14, 2022

Partly Sunny and Breezy Friday

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  Feels like 30° with the windchill from the North winds at 15-20mph.  We've got gray skies with only cloud cover and no sunshine this first half of the morning.  Expect a partly sunny day today as clouds clear out a bit.  Temps will get into the upper 40s again with N-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... clear and cold, temps dropping into the teens with N-NW winds at 15-25mph creating a windchill in single digits.  Tomorrow... a mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies in the afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-upper 20s with and windchill of 16° from those North winds at 10-20mph.  So, lets talk about this Holiday weekend's Nor'easter "Izzy"... the weather folk are still trying to get a handle on its direction and so far, our Coast is looking like a rain and wind event.  It's during the Full Moon which is Monday.  Sometime in the late afternoon Sunday, this extremely windy storm will be in charge of the island's erosion and flooding with rain and blustery winds continuing right into the late morning Monday.  There will be tidal flooding so keep abreast of Tide Times and be aware of low lying areas and where you drive and park your vehicle.  I have yet to hear that tomorrow's Polar Bear Plunge has been postponed.  Hubby says "They won't postpone that one".  So, I'm guessing there will be many folk with bathing suits on the beach tomorrow at mid-day jumping up and down during the countdown to run into the ocean while the air is icy cold.  And, today marks 1 year that our little Freddy has left us.  Today's blog is for him as we continue to hold him close to our hearts and adjust to the quiet this home has become this past year. 
High Tide: 5:47PM
Low Tide: 11:31AM
Ocean Temp: 43°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:02PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,939,089
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,853
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,369
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 265































Thursday, January 13, 2022

Mix Of Sun and Clouds Today

Winter Dunes - Wildwood Crest
Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear skies with Ms Sun due to cross the horizon with some clouds guiding her in.  Winds are out of the West at 1-3mph and there's no windchill this morning!  The skies will become partly gray later this morning as clouds roll on through.  Then, it'll become partly sunny day today with temps going into the mid-40s.  Winds will remain light and variable.  Tonight... cloud cover increases as it'll become mostly cloudy, low of 38° and N-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny and a high of 47°.  North winds will be checking in at 15-25mph with higher wind gusts possible making it feel much colder.  Saturday... still looks cold and brutal for the bathing suit laden folk at the Polar Plunge with a high of 25° and a windchill of 16° due to the winds (N-NW at 15-18mph).  Don't expect any sun either.  Sunday... beginning with partly clear skies with a rainy Nor'easter (Winter Storm "Izzy") coming in during the evening, overnight and into Monday with temps in the low-40s.  The Full Moon is Monday and the high tides will have to be reckoned with.  You might want to keep the wellies close at hand for Izzy. 
High tide: 5:14PM
Low tide: 11:11AM
Ocean temp: 43°
Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 5:01PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,915,417
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,737
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,185
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 261 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Mostly Sunny Humpday

A Variety of This Morning's Webcam Shots

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  The sky is clear as the stars and moon fade and the horizon lightens.  The colors along the beach are spectacular... golds, corals, pinks, purples and so on.  It's breezy with S-SW winds at 15-20mph creating a windchill of 22°.   We're going to have another (mostly) sunny day with a mix of sun and clouds, along with gusty winds... SW 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps will be higher than yesterday... mid-40s but will feel like the mid-30s.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps around 35° and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... mostly cloudy, temps in the mid-40s and light and variable winds.  Saturday looks cloudy and cold.  The mid-day temps around 20° with a windchill of 10° created by the North winds. And, Saturday is Wildwood's Polar Bear Plunge (1pm at Montgomery Ave Beach) and it's going to be brutal for those bundled up standing on the beach watching those in bikinis and bathing trunks running into the ocean.  Sunday looks mostly cloudy with rain/snow showers checking in around mid-day or late afternoon with temps in the 40s.  The weather folk have been talking about this Sunday weather system since yesterday afternoon.  "Snow" has been mentioned more than once.  The temps on Sunday though seem to be in the mid-40s so "rain" seems to be more accurate at this time along our coast.  Not so much for the interior section of the map (I95 corridor area).   I'm keeping a close watch on that one.  I'm pretty sure I've mentioned (more than once) that Wildwood's snow cover has been melted down just about everywhere aside from a few shady (snow mound) spots here and there.  Some things to note... today is the first day since we changed the clocks in November that Sunset is in the 5 o'clock hour!  The Full Moon is the 17th (just a reminder). 
High Tide: 4:01PM
Low Tide: 9:37AM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 5:00PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,892,142
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,134
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 19,001
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 261






Tuesday, January 11, 2022

1-11-22

Mornin'!  It's 21° in Wildwood NJ.  The breezes aren't quite as bad as overnight. They're currently out of the N-NW at 15-20mph creating a windchill of 8°.  We're in it now!  Thankfully, dawn is happening and it's looking clear as Ms Sun's on her way over the horizon in about a half hour.  Expect a clear, sunny, winter's day with temps in the mid-upper 20s and those N-NW winds staying checked in at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear with a low near 20°.  N-NE winds will shift to the S-SW all at 10-20mph creating a windchill in the single digits again.  Tomorrow... mostly clear and sunny with a few clouds in the mix and much warmer... high of 45°. Those stiff winds out of the SW at 20-30mph aren't helping to keep us comfortable that's for sure.  
High Tide: 3:04PM
Low Tide: 9:04AM
Ocean Temp: 44°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 4:59PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,866,733
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,494
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 18,785
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 259

Monday, January 10, 2022

Mostly Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  It's 32° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 21°.  Breezes are out of the NW at 15-20mph.
We're under mostly clear skies with Ms Sun up and shining on the island once again.  There's a string of thick clouds along the horizon now heading out to sea but the sun's up and over them now brightening things up.  We did have rain beginning last night raining all throughout the overnight so we've melted down pretty good as the snow is becoming a distant memory.  It's about to be a sunny to partly sunny day with temps in the mid-upper 30s and NW winds at 15-25mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, low near 20° and NW winds at 15-25mph making it feel like 10°.  Tomorrow... sunny, very cold (high of 25°) and those N-NW winds again at 10-20mph making it feel even colder.  Tomorrow morning... 21° with stiff winds feeling like 8° (that's eight degrees). 
High tide: 2:10PM
Low tide: 8:03AM (now)
Ocean temp: 45°
Sunrise: 7:18AM
Sunset: 4:56PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,843,677
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,456
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 18,625
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 259

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sunday's Rainy Meltdown

This Morning's Webcam Shot-North Wildwood

Mornin'!  It's 38° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under "red" sky as Ms Sun rises and brings her morning glow.  Red sky in the morning... "Sailors take warning".  Breezes are out of the W-SW at 15-20mph making it feel like 29°.  The rains are coming.  It'll be partly to mostly cloudy this morning as Ms Sun tries to break through and shine.  The clouds will eventually take over the skies as there's a 90% chance of rain beginning this afternoon (after 12-1pm) as temps rise into the upper 40s today.  Winds will be out of the SW at 15-25mph.  Tonight... more cloud cover with rain ending overnight.  It's going to get windy with W-NW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps are dropping to the upper 20s feeling like the upper teens with that windchill.  Chance of rain: 100% tonight.  Tomorrow... partly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 30s and NW winds at 15-25mph.  
High Tide: 1:05PM
Low Tide: now and 7:18PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:17AM
Sunset: 4:57PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,815,163
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,444
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 18,380
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 259

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 24° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny but feels like 14° with the N-NW winds at 10-15mph.  There's snow still hanging out on the grassy areas and shoveled piles but for the most part, the streets and sidewalks are now cleared.   I wish I could say the same about our Boardwalk but it's completely snow covered. So it's bright and sunny as all the houseplants in the front (enclosed) porch are soaking it all in and I can feel their happiness.  We're going to have plentiful sunshine today with a high of 32° and those N-NW winds at 10-15mph.  I'm sure there will be some more meltdown of snow.  Tonight... clear, moonlit skies with a low of 29° feeling like 17° with S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... starting out clear and sunny as clouds roll in and by afternoon there's an 80% chance of rain as temps climb up to the upper 40s.  I'm sure any leftover meltdown will be concluding.  Monday looks sunny with blustery winds and cold temps (low-upper 30s).
High Tide: 12:28PM
Low Tide: 6:24PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 4:56PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,782,463
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,374
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 18,140
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 256

Friday, January 7, 2022

Happy Friday!

Wildwood's Boardwalk - this morning's webcam
Mornin'!  It's 30° in Wildwood NJ.  We have cloud cover.  We have winds out of the NW at 20-30mph+ gusting making it feel like 17°.  We have snow coming down sideways.  We have white everywhere with about 3" of snow on the ground.  We have fire in the fireplace.  And, we have delicious King cake with coffee this cozy, warm morning for which I'm grateful.  I'm happy and proud to say the cake came out perfectly (which isn't the norm for me).  I'm also happy to report that Christmas is over and the tree and all the decorations are down and put away for another year.  
As for this storm "Garrett" and our current weather conditions... we're in the tail end of it and he should be out of here within a couple hours.  For now, it's snowing at a good clip, very windy and temps barely rising as it'll be around 35° (feeling like 21°) today with skies clearing by late afternoon.  This snow is light and fluffy compared to Monday's and is blowing everywhere.  Today's winds will be tossing things around out of the W-NW at 20-30mph+gusting.  Tonight... clear, starlit skies, temps in the low-20s with winds still very stiff out of the NW at 20-30mph+gusting.  It'll feel like 14°.  Tomorrow... sunny, high of 33° and calmer NW winds at 10-15mph.  Sunday... partly sunny, high of 46° (for the meltdown) and winds out of the SW at 10-15mph.  Hubby and I decided on Gumbo today.  We've got the okra and andouille to complete the ingredients needed.  Happy Friday!
High Tide: 11:36AM
Low Tide: 5:33PM
Ocean Temp: 45°
Sunrise: 7:16AM 
Sunset: 4:55PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,744,002
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,315
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 17,809
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 255

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Start To Mardi Gras Season

Mornin'!  It's 39° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under clear, starlit skies with winds out of the W-NW at 10-15mph.  Happy January 6th! It's the official end of the Christmas Season.  It's also known as the Epiphany, Three Kings Day, King Cake Day, Little Christmas, Old Christmas, The Twelfth Night (12th day after Christmas Day), Carnival Season, the beginning of Mardi Gras..  Unfortunately, this date will always be shared as it now holds the remembrance of our Democracy threatened and attacked by the violent storming of the US Capitol. 
I'll always think of it as the Epiphany commemorating the Three Kings beholding the child Jesus in Bethlehem. And, the official end of the Christmas season and "taking down the decorations" day. It's also King Cake prep day.  Unlike New Orleans, there's not one bakery opened in Wildwood NJ let alone finding some place in the County that  provides these delicious sweet brioche cinnamon cakes. I'll be working on my own dough a little later and hopefully turning out a yummy King cake today.  It's a type of cinnamon bread iced with confectioner sugar icing stuffed with a little plastic baby hidden inside after it's baked. Whoever gets the slice with the baby receives luck and prosperity. 
Now for the weather... Expect a sunny day with more meltdown.  We've had an incredible amount of meltdown since the storm as all sidewalks and streets are now clear.  Even the beaches, dunes, lawns and yards are visible again.  Today's temps will be in the low-mid 40s with W-NW winds at 10-20mph. Even with the blustery winds today, we're going to continue with the meltdown of this now "old" snow. Tonight... clouds roll in and by late in the evening, rain and then snow showers begin as temps drop into the low 30s.  North winds will be 10-20mph.  Chance of rain/snow is 100%.  By the overnight (into Friday) the snow will take the lead and be coming down once again and coat the island with anywhere from 3-5".  Bring it!!  We've just dealt with 11+inches so this will be a drop in the bucket for us.  Tomorrow... cold and blustery as later in the morning the snow stops. It'll stay cloudy as flurries continue throughout the afternoon.  Temps will be in the low-mid 30s wtih W-NW winds at 20-30mph.  For the weekend, Saturday will be sunny and cold with a high of 30° and Sunday will be partly sunny turning to mostly cloudy with temps in the mid-upper 40s and very blustery.  I'm thinking Gumbo instead of soup for this upcoming snow event!
High Tide: 10:42AM
Low Tide: 4:44PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:17AM
Sunset: 4:54PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,711,738
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,209
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 17,611
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 252

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Frida's Meltdown

This Morning's Webcam shot - North Wildwood

Mornin'!  It's 36° in Wildwood NJ.  Everything's white as the sun rises.  The sky is thick with light gray clouds as the island is still blanketed with snow.  It almost has a pink hue coming off the snow.  And, speaking of snow, we officially got 11.5" of the white stuff thanks to winter storm Frida.  Breezes are light out of the SW at 4-7mph.  When stepping outside, it's quiet except for the sounds of a meltdown with dripping everywhere and of course the ocean's waves crashing. We're supposed to have a mostly rainy day (60% chance) with occasional rain showers throughout the day.  This briny, warm, atmosphere and temps in the upper 40s will push the snow out of here before you know it!  SW winds will stick around at 10-15mph.  Keep in mind, rain + meltdown = tidal flooding.  Be aware of where you drive or park your vehicle and of course the high tide times.  Also, remember that at night, all those wet roads could be icy when the temperature drops into the freezing range.  Careful out there.  Tonight... cloudy skies early becoming partly cloudy with a low of 37° and W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny, temps in the upper 30s / low 40s and W-NW winds whipping at 10-20mph.  Friday... there's a chance (40%) that we'll have another few inches of snow coating the island which looks to be in Friday's early morning's forecast.  As for the weekend, Saturday looks sunny and cold (upper 30s) and Sunday looks warmer (upper 40s) and rainy. 
High Tide: 9:47AM and 10:23PM
Low Tide: 3:51PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:17AM
Sunset: 4:53PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,674,453
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,151
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 17,367
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 252 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Today's Sun = Island Meltdown


Mornin'!  It's 23° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and starlit with N-NW winds at 9-12mph making it feel like 12°.  Two weeks ago I mentioned that it was the first day of Winter.  When in reality, yesterday was Wildwood's first day of winter.  We've been spoiled in the weather department with all this unseasonable mildness.  Not any longer as Winter's checked in with a vengeance.  It's been a few years that we've experienced this kind of annoyance, but we had snowfall yesterday from morning until darkness last evening.  We also had some major tidal flooding during the high tides. Since we no longer have a local weather man to report what's going on, my measurement of snowfall is roughly 10" here on the island.  It's certainly more in the snow drifts but overall, I'm going with 10".  My home is encased in snow. I can't see out my windows as they're swaddled in frozen snow.  It was a heavy, wet, wind-driven snow.  Hubby and I shoveled the best we could last night (making paths around our home including the driveway) but we're now in the crunchy aspect of snow removal as everything's frozen solid.  I'm counting on Ms Sun to help out today. Expect a sunny day with temps in the upper 30s / low 40s.  NW winds are on tap at 5-10mph becoming Southerly by the afternoon.  Tonight... increasing clouds, temps around 35° with S-SW winds at 5-10mph. There's a Coastal Flood Advisory posted.  Be aware of the those tidal flooding high tides times and the snow meltdown beginning today and even more so tomorrow.  Move those vehicles from low-lying areas as all this snowfall finds its way out of here. Tomorrow... 60% chance of rain and temps in the upper 40s (possibly tapping 50°) as meltdown continues big time.  It'll get windy tomorrow night as temps drop back into the low 30s.  Just an fyi, there's some talk of more snow Thursday night into Friday.  I'll have to decide again on what soup to make as I'm sure yesterday's homemade New England clam chowder will be long gone by then!
High Tides: 8:53AM and 9:27PM
Low tide: 3:09PM
Ocean temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:17AM
Sunset: 4:52PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,644,839
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,073
Corona Virus Cases in Cape May County: 17,253
Corona Virus Deaths in Cape May County: 252

Monday, January 3, 2022

Frida's Whacking Wildwood

Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  What a difference a day makes!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bERtdih2pkw

We're in the midst of hail/ice changing to snow.  Wildwood's just beginning to get a blanket of white.  Those icy pellets hitting the windows have begun quieting down as snowfall has begun taking its place.  You can hear the winds though as it's feeling like 21° with N-NE winds at 25-30mph +gusting.  We're having our first snowstorm in quite awhile.  I've checked my previous winter blogs and January 2019 was the last significant snowfall here... 6".  The forecasters are all saying that we're about to get 8-12" today!  That's yet to be determined but one thing's for sure... expect heavy snow (100% chance) all day until dinner time along with gusting winds with temps in the low-mid 30s feeling like the teens.  Those North winds are on tap at 25-35mph +gusting of up to 50mph.  Tonight... sky clearing with a low of 23° and winds out of the N-NW at 15-25mph plus stiff gusting still out there.  Tomorrow... Sunny!!!!!  Expect a sunny, cold day with a high of 36° and much calmer winds out of the NW at 5-10mph.  It's "Soup-Making" day!  We've got some homemade New England Clam Chowder on tap as we're hunkered down. 
High Tide: 8:01AM and 8:33PM
Low Tide: 2:45PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 7:16AM
Sunset: 4:52PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,623,096
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,056
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 17,085
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 252

Sunday, January 2, 2022

"Potential" Storm-A-Brewing

Mornin'!  It's 56° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy (again) with light rain coming down.  Winds are out of the SW at 8-11mph.  Rain will be ending this morning but it'll remain cloudy today.  Temps will rise a couple degrees to around 58-59° with SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... rain showers are coming back and this time bringing a mix of snow and ice.  Temps will drop into the low-mid 30s with North winds at 15-25mph.  I'm only reporting what they're saying, "Snow accumulations will be less than one inch".  Tomorrow... all eyes are on this "potential" Winter Storm landing on our island.  There's a chance it could go north of us but Washington DC looks to be getting it and what they get, we usually get.  When the reports say "Potential" they could mean "100% chance".  All forecasts are reporting periods of heavy snow amounting to 5-8inches!  Temps will be in the low-mid 30s with North winds at 25-35mph.  Dear God.  I've got some priorities today... after a nice Sunday morning breakfast that hubby's prepping right now, I'll head to the Shed for the shovels and windshield scraper, dig out my hat, scarf, gloves and finish getting in what I need for the next batch of homemade soup which will be on tomorrow's menu... New England Clam Chowder!  I guess I'm still welcoming 2022!
High tide: 7:39PM
Low tide: 1:27PM
Ocean temp: 47°
Sunrise: 7:17AM
Sunset: 4:51PM
Corona Virus Cases in NJ: 1,596,644
Corona Virus Deaths in NJ: 30,053
Corona Virus Cases in CMC: 16,936
Corona Virus Deaths in CMC: 252 

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year - 2022!!!

Mornin'!  Happy New Year!  Welcome 2022!  It's 51° in Wildwood NJ.  It's foggy and we're under thick cloud cover with hardly a breeze (S-SW at 3-5mph).  Everything's dripping wet (humidity's 98%).  This fog will turn to rain showers a bit later this morning as steady rain is due in by this afternoon.  Temps will rise up a bit to the mid-50s.  Winds will be out of the South at 5-10mph.  Tonight... cloudy with rain developing after midnight as temps stay around the mid-50s.  Winds will begin to ramp up out of the SW at 15-25mph.  Tomorrow... rain early with overcast skies for most of the day.  Temps will rise into the upper 50s with W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow night... everything changes as winter weather arrives as we could see snow flurries while temps drop into the low 30s and the cloud cover stays checked in.  Monday will be cold with a high of 33° and winds-a-whippin' out of the North at 15-25mph making it feel like the low-20s.  Ms Sun finally returns later in the afternoon.  Not only is it the New Year but it's the New Moon which creates much higher than normal tides.  Keep in mind we could see some tidal flooding in low-lying areas due to these steady rains on the forecast today.  Wishing good health and happiness to all my readers and followers as we all venture into this upcoming New Year!
High Tide: 7:03PM
Low Tide: 12:58PM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 7:18AM
Sunset: 4:48PM
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