Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cloudy With A Chance Of A Rainy Hump Day

Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and is dealing with some milky cloud cover this morning. She keeps peeking through.  We have clouds all around with Southerly breezes at 5-7mph.  It'll be partly sunny / partly cloudy this morning with a possibility of off and on rain showers by this afternoon (40% chance).  Temps will be in the upper 50s with SE winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... cloudy with occasional rain showers (50% chance).  Thunder is a possibility.  Temps will be in the low-50s with S-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy start becoming partly clear with peeks of sunshine, temps in the low-mid 60s with North winds at 10-20mph.  There's a slight chance of a passing rain shower.  Tomorrow night... cloudy to mostly cloudy with temps around 50° and NE winds at 10-15mph.  As for this coming weekend... Saturday: a mix of clouds and sunshine, temps in the mid-60s with NW winds at 10-15mph; Sunday: partly to mostly cloudy, temps in the upper 50s and NW winds at 5-10mph.  
High Tide: 4:39PM
Low Tide: 10:21AM
Ocean Temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:19AM
Sunset: 7:38PM

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Another Beauty Up Ahead

Mornin'!  It's 54° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly in the clear, blue sky.  Breezes are light out of the N-NE at 4-6mph.  It's beautiful outside.  The salt air is aromatic and briny.  The island birds (especially the seagulls) are all loudly showing their pleasure in this gorgeous start to the day.  My windows are opened allowing this wonderful activity inside my home.  The windows have been opened  since yesterday morning.  By the way, we had a preview of summer yesterday as the temps got up into the mid-70s as the sunshine prevailed all throughout the day.  It'll be a bit cooler today but we'll have plenty of sunshine, temps in the low-mid 60s with N-NE winds at 5-10mph shifting to 10-15mph later in the afternoon.  Tonight... clear, temps around 50° and winds out of the South at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy early with showers in the afternoon, temps around 58° and SE winds at 10-15mph.  Chance of rain is 60%.  
High Tide: 3:35PM
Low Tide: 9:22AM
Ocean Temp: 50°
Sunrise: 6:20AM
Sunset: 7:38PM

Monday, April 15, 2024

Somewhat Cloudy Monday

This Morning's Webcam Shot - North WW
Mornin'!  It's 59° in Wildwood NJ.  We're under cloud cover with winds out of the W-SW at 5-10mph.  We're going to have some sunshine once these isolated rain clouds pass on through this morning.  A stray shower is possible. It actually looks like a partly sunny / partly cloudy day.  This afternoon... 25% chance of another stray shower or thunderstorm in possible.  Temps are going to rise into the mid-upper 70s (that's no typo) with W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... rain showers (50% chance), clearing overnight, temps in the low-50s and N-NE winds at 5-10mph. Tomorrow... except for a few afternoon clouds, it'll be a sunny day, temps in the low-mid 60s and SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 50s with light and varible winds.  Wednesday... partly to most cloudy with the possibility of rain by mid-day.
High Tide: 2:18PM
Low Tide: 8:15AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:21AM
Sunset: 7:37PM

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sunday Beauty

Titanic compared to today's Cruise Ship

Mornin'!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly in the cloudless sky.  Winds are light out of the SW at 5-10mph.  In the words of the Turtles... "It's a Beautiful Morning".  Things are going to change as the clouds will roll in making it a partly sunny day.  The winds will waft in making it a blustery day with S-SW winds at 10-20mph +gusting to 30mph and possibly even higher. Temps will be in the mid-60s.  Tonight... partly cloudy, still blustery with SW winds at 20-30mph, Temps in the mid-upper 50s.  Tomorrow... mostly sunny, temps in the low-70s (no typo), W-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, upper 50s and SW winds at 4-6mph
High Tide: 1:04PM
Low Tide: 7:08AM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:23AM
Sunset: 7:36PM
Tonight is 112 years that the Titanic hit an iceberg (11:40PM). It sunk at 2:20AM on the 15th of April as over 1500 victims lost their lives.  There were only enough lifeboats for a third of the people on board.  Only 337 bodies were recovered (one in five) as most sunk with the Titanic.  There are no survivors of the Titanic alive today.  The ship was never actually described as "unsinkable" as once thought.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Gale's In The House

Today's Webcam Shot - North WW
Mornin'!  It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  It's partly cloudy as Ms Sun rose almost a half an hour ago.  She's painting the cloud cover beautifully.  Winds are out of the West at 20-25mph +gusting up to 35mph.  Gale's in the house again today as there's a "Gale Warning" posted until 6pm this evening.  That means that today's strong winds will impact our waters creating hazardous seas capsizing or damage vessels as well as reduce visibility.  Mariners should alter plans to avoid these conditions.  
Expect a partly cloudy start to the day especially through this morning.  We'll gradually clear as temps rise into the low-60s.  Those west winds are staying checked in at 20-25mph +gusting up to 35mph.
Tonight... clear, temps around 49° with W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, temps in the upper 60s and S-SW winds at 10-15mph becoming blustery tomorrow night. Monday... sunny, temps in the upper 60s with West winds not as blustery.
High Tide: 12:03PM
Low Tide: 5:54PM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:24AM
Sunset: 7:35PM

Friday, April 12, 2024

Friday Mix With A Side Of Wind

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  We've had a bit of a rough night with the rain and and especially the loud and strong winds. The rainfall was minimal as we had no heavy, steady, torrential rain. We had thunder and lightning mixed in during the middle of the night which woke me.  The winds had their way with us as it shoved open our gate and pushed into our yard knocking over trashcans.  And, it even blew over one of our heavy 5' potted evergreen trees.  Thankfully, nothing else seemed out of whack. 
We're currently under thick cloud cover with gray, almost foggy-like conditions from the wind driven mist off the ocean. The winds are out of the South at 20-25mph +gusting.  It'll be windy with periods of rain (80% chance) this morning and by this afternoon... a mix of sun and clouds and still very windy.  SW winds aren't going anywhere at 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps will be in the mid-60s.  Tonight... partly  to mostly cloudy with winds out of the W-SW at 20-30mph +gusting.  Temps will be around 50°.  Tomorrow... decreasing clouds but still windy with West winds at 25-35mph +gusting and temps around 60°.  Tomorrow night... mostly clear, temps around 50° with W-NW winds at 15-25mph.  Sunday... sunny with temps around 60° and W-SW winds finally calm at 8-12mph.
High Tide: 11:09AM
Low Tide: 5:01PM
Ocean Temp: 49°
Sunrise: 6:26AM
Sunset: 7:33PM

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Not Much Blue Sky Today

Mornin'!  It's 53° in Wildwood NJ.  We're currently under cloud cover with Ms Sun up there somewhere underneath those clouds.  Winds are currently out of the South at 5-10mph.  Expect a cloudy morning becoming rainy and windy a bit later and by this afternoon... very windy.  We're going to have an 80% chance of rain beginning later in the day probably by early afternoon.  Temps will hover around 60° but the winds will be ramping up out of the S-SE at 20-30mph +gusting.  There is a "gale warning" posted beginning from noon today until noon tomorrow.  Tonight... rainy (80% chance) and windy with thunder possible.  Temps will drop into the mid-50s with S-SE winds at 25-35mph +gusting.   Tomorrow... showers in the morning (50% chance) then becoming partly cloudy by the afternoon.  Temps will be in the mid-60s with winds staying checked in out of the SW at 20-30mph +gusting.   Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, temps around 50° and W-SW winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  As for this weekend... Saturday... partly cloudy, temps in the upper 50s and West winds at 20-25mph +gusting;  Sunday... sunny, temps in the low-60s and S-SW winds at 15-20mph.  
High Tide: 10:19AM
Low Tide: 4:14PM
Ocean Temp: 48°
Sunrise: 6:27AM
Sunset: 7:33PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Gale's In The House

Mornin'! It's 52° in Wildwood NJ.  It's cloudy with some sprinkles of rain on my upstairs skylight.  Winds are calm out of the S-SW at 4-6mph.  There's a slight chance of rain this morning and again this afternoon (20% chance).  We're supposed to have a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day though.  Temps will be in the low-60s and Southerly breezes will be throughout the day and evening at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy then becoming cloudy after midnight, temps will be in the low-50s with Southerly winds at 5-10mph.  There's a "Gale Watch" in effect from this evening through tomorrow afternoon.  Hunker down!  These winds will cause hazardous seas... you've been warned Mariners; remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, secure vessels.  Just saying. Tomorrow... cloudy early becoming windy with rain developing later in the day (80% chance).  Temps will be in the low 60s with S-SE winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow night... rain, temps in the mid-upper 50s and S-SE winds at 25-35mph +gusting.  Friday... mostly sunny, but in the morning there's a 50% chance of rain, temps will be in the low-60s with SW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Friday night... partly cloudy, 20% chance of rain, temps in the upper 40s and W-SW winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  As for this coming weekend...  Saturday looks partly cloudy with peeks of sun, temps in the low-60s and West winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Sunday... intervals of sun and clouds, temps in the mid-upper 60s with SW winds at 10-15mph.  We could see rain again Sunday evening.  Yesterday, it was a beauty here on the island.  It was sunny with a high of 65°.   After an early morning stop at the garden center and buying my soil and compost, I had to take a walk along the beach. By the afternoon, I was planting my Canna Lily bulbs that I had dug up last year and kept stored over the winter.  They looked great after being stored away with mulch in a box all Winter and even had little roots beginning to grow.  I also planted all my Zinnia seeds.  It's a bit on the early side of the planting season, but I couldn't wait!  Fingers crossed. 
High Tide: 9:31AM
Low Tide: 3:29PM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:29AM
Sunset: 7:32PM

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Mostly Sunny

Today's webcam shot - North WW
Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear and still.  Winds are out of the West at 1-3mph.  Ms Sun's due up any moment.  She has some lovely colorful clouds painted along the horizon to pass through.  It'll be sunny this morning, becoming partly sunny, then partly cloudy by this afternoon.  Temps will be in the low-mid 60s with S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... cloudy with 30% chance of rain showers, temps in the low-50s and S-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy, temps in the low-60s and Southerly breezes at 5-10mph.  There's still a 20% chance of a passing shower tomorrow.  Thursday...  cloudy and windy (S-SE 20-30mph +gusting) with rain showers developing later in the day (40% chance) but Thursday night... 100% chance of rain with the potential for heavy rainfall and remaining very windy. 
It was a lovely day here yesterday and I'm grateful to have witnessed yet another solar eclipse.  This time from my backyard.  The occasional light, wispy clouds not only cooperated but they added just enough drama to the movement of the moon as it covered the sun.  We had 80% coverage with a "partial" eclipse and didn't have the "totality" that was the word of the day but it was amazing to see just the same.  The temperature dropped from 62° to 53° as it became dusk in the afternoon and the sun took the appearance of a crescent moon.  
High Tide: 8:43AM
Low Tide: 2:45PM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:30AM
Sunset: 7:31PM

Monday, April 8, 2024

Day Of The Moon



Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and there's not a cloud in the sky!  Breezes are barely there out of the SW at 2-4mph.  Today's "Solar Eclipse Day"!   It's looking like the weather will be cooperating along the east coast. Oh... it's also the "New Moon" today which means the Moon and Sun have the same ecliptic longitude and at this first lunar phase the Moon is invisible except when it's silhouetted against the sun during a solar eclipse. Expect a sunny day (we could see some light milky clouds) with temps near 60° and winds out of the SW at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps around 48° and South winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... partly to mostly sunny, temps in the mid-60s and West winds becoming Southerly at 5-10mph.  Tuesday night... clouds roll in, 50% chance of rain showers, temps in the upper 40s and Southerly breezes at 5-10mph.  Wednesday... partly cloudy, temps in the low-60s with 30% chance of rain during the day and 40% chance of rain during the evening.  Thursday... 70% chance of rain with temps in the low-60s and breezy.  Thursday night... 90% chance of rain with temps in the low-50s and very windy.  Friday could also be rainy.  So, the Solar Eclipse today will be seen as a partial eclipse here in Wildwood if those milky clouds do not prevail... Partial eclipse begins at 2:09PM; Totality begins at 2:50PM; Maximum is at 3:24PM; Totality ends at 3:58PM; and Partial eclipse ends at 4:35PM.
High Tide: 7:54AM
Low Tide: 2:02PM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:32AM
Sunset: 7:30PM

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Mostly Sunny Sunday

This Morning's Webcam Shot - North WW
Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It feels like 37° due to the N-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Ms Sun's up and dealing with some clouds right along the horizon.  It'll be a mostly sunny start to the day with clouds increasing this afternoon.  We could see an isolated sprinkle this afternoon.  Temps will rise into the low-50s with N-NW winds shifting from the East at 10-15mph.  Tonight... clear, temps where they are now... 43° and East winds at 5-10mph. Tomorrow... the "big eclipse day" as well as the "New Moon"...  partly clear and sunny skies, temps in the upper 50s with S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... mostly cloudy, becoming partly cloudy overnight, temps around 50° and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Due to that New Moon tomorrow, the high tides will be much higher than usual. There is a "Coastal Flood Advisory" posted for today and tomorrow until Tuesday 12:00AM.  We could see some minor coastal flooding on the island during the high tides.  Backside of the island always is an hour later on those high tide times.
High Tide: 7:05AM
Low Tide: 1:18PM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:33AM
Sunset: 7:29PM

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Sunny Saturday

Mornin'!  It's 42° in Wildwood NJ.  Breezes are out of the NW at 15-20mph making it feel like 36°.  Ms Sun's up and shining brightly through the clear, blue sky.  It'll be a partly sunny day with temps in the mid-upper 50s and NW winds at 15-25mph +gusting making it feel like the upper 40s.  Tonight... some clouds filter in with mainly clear skies overnight.  Tonight's temps will be in the low-40s with N-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... partly sunny, temps in the low-50s with N-NE winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow night... mostly clear, temps in the mid-40s with SE winds at 5-10mph.  Monday... mostly sunny with some milky clouds now and then and winds out of the S-SW at 4-7mph. 
A few things to mention...
As for that eclipse on Monday which we'll see partially if those milky clouds do not prevail... Partial eclipse begins at 2:09PM; Totality begins at 2:50PM; Maximum is at 3:24PM; Totality ends at 3:58PM; and Partial eclipse ends at 4:35PM.
As for today's the North Wildwood Fallen Hero Plunge (into the 47° ocean)...  It's being held at 11AM and 1st and Surf Avenues.  Their website has all the info for registering and taking part or what's happening all around the town to celebrate and raise funds for this big fund-raising event.  Good luck plungers! http://www.fallenheroplunge.com/
And lastly, as for yesterday's Earthquake... we certainly felt it here in Wildwood.  At least I did.  I began to feel the house shake a bit as I was walking in the upstairs loft where I was about to go into my bedroom and get changed.  My outdoor floor plants live up there for the Winter (under the roof skylight) and I simultaneously felt the house begin to sway and shake as I could see those floor plants begin to  tremble and shake back and forth. I then peered up to the overhead skylight at the top of the staircase and I could see (and feel) my house was slightly moving (shaking) opposite the backdrop of the house/roof next door.  It was completely weird and unsettling but it was obvious what was happening.  I was immediately aware that this was no dump truck making havoc rattling heavily down my street.  I ran down the stairs calling my husband as he was coming out of the downstairs bathroom hearing me yell his name. When I asked him "Did you feel that?", he said, "No."  I said, "I think we just had an earthquake!" We live 2hrs 20min. from Tewskbury NJ the epicenter of the 4.8 magnitude quake and thankfully suffered no damage.  Not one sand bottle fell from the shelf!  
High Tide: 6:42PM
Low Tide: 12:32PM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:35AM
Sunset: 7:28PM


Friday, April 5, 2024

A Little Sun - A Little Clouds

Mornin'!  It's 43° in Wildwood NJ.  It's sunny without a cloud in the deep blue sky!  Winds are out of the W-NW at 15-20mph making it feel like 38°.  The island birds can be heard everywhere making for a lovely, albeit crisp morning.  Expect that sunshine throughout most of the morning giving way to increasing clouds this afternoon.  Temps will rise into the low-mid 50s with W-NW winds ramping up even more at 15-25mph +gusting and there's a 20% chance of a passing shower.  Tonight... partly clear / partly cloudy with temps around 40° and NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... another windy day with partly cloudy skies the first part of the day becoming mostly cloudy as the stiff  NW 20-30mph winds diminish later in the day.  Temps will be in the low-mid 50s.  Tomorrow night... partly clear, temps in the upper 30s/low 40s with N-NW winds at 10-20mph.  Sunday... partly to mostly sunny, temps around 50° and N-NW winds at 5-10mph. 
High Tide: 5:51PM
Low Tide: 11:42AM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:36AM
Sunset: 7:27PM

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Clouds Not Checking Out Yet

Mornin'!  It's 44° in Wildwood NJ.  We're actually waking to sunshine this morning!  Haven't seen the sun's rays shining in the windows of my home since the last morning of March.  Thanks to yesterdays rains, we're saturated and it feels raw and damp and more like 38° with the W-NW winds at 10-15mph.  I'm not sure how much sunshine we'll see as there's a pretty large mass of clouds on the west side of the island slowly making their way northeast and just beginning to create a cloudy sky.  Expect a partly sunny / partly cloudy morning with clouds increasing and by this afternoon... 50% chance of rain. We could even see and hear more thunder.  Temps will be in the low-50s with West winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the low-40s and West winds at 10-20mph with 25% chance of rain showers.  Tomorrow... intervals of sun and clouds, temps in the low-50s and W-NW winds at 15-25mph with higher gusts possible.  As for the weekend... Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy, temps around 50°, winds out of the NW at 10-20mph; Sunday... sunny start, partly to mostly cloudy, temps in the low-50s and North winds at 10-20mph. 
High Tide: 4:54PM
Low Tide: 10:47AM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:38AM
Sunset: 7:26PM

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Coastal Flood Advisory Posted

Mornin'!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  It's gray and misty and feels more like 40° with the windchill.  We're saturated from yesterday's downpours throughout the day and night.  Tides appear to be high tide but that's until 4:00pm this afternoon.  Expect another wet and windy downer weather day with cloud cover and some severe winds as temps rise into the upper 50s.  Showers are developing this afternoon with possibilities of thunderstorms (70% chance).  Winds will be the showcase as remnants of March still exist... E-SE at 20-30mph +gusting of 40+mph.  Tonight... rain, winds, temps in the mid-40s with West winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Chance of rain is 70%.  There's a COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY in effect until 8PM this evening.  Due to the inundation of rain and winds pushing the tide water onshore, low-lying areas and tidal waterways that are vulnerable and prone to flooding will be impacted.  Be aware of your low-lying areas and high tide times.  The back bay waters have their "High Tide" times an hour later than the ocean's times.  Tomorrow... sunny start to the day, increasing clouds later in the day, 50% chance of rain showers by the afternoon, temps in the mid-50s and W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, temps in the low-40s and West winds at 15-25mph +gusting.  As for this coming weekend... Saturday looks like partly sunny, temps around 50° and NW winds at 20-25mph with Sunday starting out sunny becoming partly cloudy with temps in the mid-50s and N-NW winds at 10-15mph.
High Tide: 3:48PM
Low Tide: 9:46AM
Ocean Temp: 47°
Sunrise: 6:39AM
Sunset: 7:25PM

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

We've Got The April Showers

Mornin'!  It's 46° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining down hard at the moment.  Winds are out of the East at 10-20mph.  It's one of those mornings... roll over and pull that comforter and bit closer.  It'll be perfect soup-making day as it'll be a miserable Tuesday. We're going to have another wet one with periods of steady rain, temps in the mid-upper 40s and East winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tonight... rain with wind, with showers continuing overnight.  Tonight's temps... mid-40s with E-NE winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Tomorrow... repeat of today. Expect rain with wind, temps in the upper 50s and E-SE winds at 20-30mph +gusting.  Thursday... remember sunshine? Well, it'll be partly sunny, temps in the low 50s and West winds at 10-15mph!
High Tide: 2:31PM
Low Tides: 8:39AM and 8:31PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 6:41AM
Sunset: 7:24PM

Monday, April 1, 2024

April Showers - Right On Schedule

Mornin'!  Welcome April!  It's 48° in Wildwood NJ.  It's raining with winds out of the East at 10-15mph.  It's been raining since the middle of the night with thunder waking me early this morning.  At the moment it's coming down at a good clip. So, for quite awhile now, after much thought and contemplation, I've decided to hang up my blog and retire wildwoodweather.net.  April Fools!  I had to.  It's a thing.  I'm not going anywhere, god-willing.
So, like I said, it's raining and it'll be raining for a few days up ahead and that's no April Fools joke. Lots of crapola weather ahead this week.  Expect gray skies, rain, and possibly thunderstorms today with patchy fog and off and on showers this afternoon, temps in the low-50s and East winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... cloudy with rain late, temps in the upper 40s and E-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... periods of rain becoming windy in the afternoon, temps around 50° and E-NE winds at 20-30mph.  Tomorrow night... rain, temps in the upper 40s and E-NE winds at 20-30mph.  Wednesday... rain, mid-50s, E-SE winds at 20-25mph.  Thursday... partly sunny, temps around 50° and West winds at 10-15mph.   As for you April... please be kind.  Showers are exactly what we need to bring beauty to this island of ours, but please don't overdo!  
High Tide: 1:16PM
Low Tides: 7:31AM and 7:21PM
Ocean Temp: 46°
Sunrise: 6:43AM
Sunset: 7:23PM