Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Happy Hump Day!

The Great White

Mornin'!  It's 65° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up again and shining in the cloudless sky.  Humidity's on the low side... 75% with a dewpoint of 60°.  Winds are out of the NW at 4-6mph.  It'll be a bit like yesterday with a mix of clouds and sun, temps in the upper 70s and W-NW winds shifting to the S-SW at 10-20mph.  Tonight... clear, temps where they are now... mid-60s and S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... mainly sunny, temps near 80° and Southerly winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow night... clear to partly cloudy, temps in the upper 60s and Southerly winds at 10-20mph.  As for this weekend, we're looking good with Saturday being mainly sunny, temps around 80° and N-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Saturday night... clear, temps in the mid-60s and N-NE winds at 5-10mph.  Sunday... early clouds, otherwise sunny, temps in the mid-upper 70s and winds out of  the N-NE at 10-15mph.  Sunday  night... clear skies, temps in the mid-60s and S-SE winds at 5-10mph.
High Tide: 12:59PM
Low Tide: 6:47PM
Ocean Temp: 67°
Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:28PM
UV Index: 8.7 (high)
Rip Current: Low risk

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Mostly Sunny Tuesday

Mornin'!  It's 64° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 83% with a dewpoint of 58°.  Ms Sun's up and shining over the island.  Breezes are light out of the N-NE at 4-7mph.  We're going to have a mix of sun and clouds today with a stray shower or thunderstorm possible (20% chance).  Speaking of a "shower" we got watered overnight.  I saw or heard nothing but everything was wet and/or damp this morning as well as feeling the morning humidity when stepping outside.  I appreciate the watering.  Today's temps will be in the low-mid 70s with E-NE winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... clear, temps in the low-mid 60s with winds that light and variable.  Tomorrow... partly sunny, temps near 80° with W-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow night... clear, temps around 70° with S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Thursday... sunny, mid-upper 70s and Southerly breezes at 5-10mph.  
High Tide: 12:08PM
Low Tide: 5:52PM
Ocean Temp: 67°
Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:25PM
UV Index: 7.9 (high)
Rip Current: Low Risk

Monday, June 10, 2024

Sunny Monday

Mornin'!  We have a beauty this morning! It's 68° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 58% with a dewpoint of 56°.  It's sunny and bright without a cloud in the sky.  Breezes are light out of the W-NW at 5-10mph.  It'll be a sunny Monday with temps around 80° and West winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... partly clear with a few clouds, temps in the low-60s with W-NW breezes at 5-10mph.  There's a 25% chance of a passing rain shower tonight.  Tomorrow... a mix of sun and clouds, 20% chance of a stray shower, temps in the mid-70s and E-NE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow night... mostly clear, temps in the mid-60s and N-NE breezes at 5-10mph.  Wednesday... partly sunny, temps in the mid-upper 70s and W-SW breezes at 5-10mph.
High Tide: 11:19AM
Low Tide: 5:01PM
Ocean Temp: 67°
Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:24PM
UV Index: 8.3 (high)
Rip Current: Low Risk

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Partly Sunny Sunday

This Morning's Webcam Shot - North WW

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 79% with a dewpoint of 64°.  Ms Sun's up and shining through thick cloud cover this morning.  Winds are out of the SW at 5-10mph.  It looks like the clouds are hanging around today at least until this evening... expect a mix of clouds and sun with temps in the low-mid 80s and West winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... mostly clear and looking like a nice sunset, temps in the low-60s with W-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, temps around 80°, W-NW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow night... clear with some clouds in the mix, temps in the low-mid 60s and West winds around 5-10mph.  Tuesday... sunny, temps around 75° with E-NE winds at 5-10mph.  Wednesday... sunny, temps near 80° with W-NW winds switching to S-SE at 5-10mph.  It looks like next time we see rain could be Friday night.  If you picked this week for your vacation... you hit the jackpot!
High Tide: 10:31AM
Low Tide: 4:13PM
Ocean Temp: 66°
Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:24PM
UV Index: 7.8
Rip Current: Low Risk

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Nice Weekend Ahead

Mornin'!  Happy Saturday!  It's 70° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's down... 59% with a dewpoint of 57°.  Speaking of "humidity" here's an fyi... If humidity levels are between 55 and 65 it's feeling a bit sticky.  Greater than 65, which has plenty of moisture in the air, it's beginning to feel oppressive.  If it's above 70%, the air can feel stifling and suffocating at this high level and can lead to excessive sweating with any physical exertion. If the air is around 90-100% relative humidity, sweat won't evaporate into the air and as a result, we feel hotter than the temperature. That's when it's best to be in air conditioning or near water to keep cooled down. 
Back to the weather... It's comfortable outside with much lower humidity, breezes out of the West at 10-15mph as Ms Sun's shines brightly.  No cloud cover to report.  It'll be a lovely day with plenty of sunshine, temps in the low-80s and winds out of the West at 10-20mph (yesterday we got up to 86°). Tonight... clear with a few clouds, temps in the upper 60s and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... a mix of sun and clouds, temps in the low-80s and West winds at 10-20mph.  There's a 15% chance of a rain shower.  Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, temps in the low-70s and NW winds at 5-10mph.  Monday... sunny, temps around 80° with W-NW winds at 10-15mph. 
High Tide: 9:43AM
Low Tide: 3:27PM
Ocean Temp: 66°
Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:23PM
UV Index: 8.9 - high
Rip Current: Low Risk

Friday, June 7, 2024

Happy Friday

Mornin'!  It's 71° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 82% with a dewpoint of 67°.  Winds are out of the W-NW at 5-8mph.  It's sunny; it's briny and it's a bit noisy with sea birds all making their presence known.  All in all, it's a perfectly lovely morning down the Shore.  Expect lots of sunshine today with temps in the low-mid 80s and West winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-60s and W-NW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... sunny, 80° with West winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... clear, low-70s and light and variable breezes.  Sunday... partly to mostly cloudy, temps around 80°, possible chance of a rain shower around dinner time, West winds 8-10mph.  
High Tide: 8:55AM and 9:15PM
Low Tide: 2:41PM
Ocean Temp: 65°
Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:23PM
UV Index: 8.6
Rip Current: Low to Moderate as the currents that are life-threatening are possible. 

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Anniversary of "D-Day"

Mornin'!  It's "D-Day". Today we honor our troops and allied armies in what became known as the largest amphibious invasion in military history in Normandy France achieving their objective which was gaining a foothold in liberating Europe and of course securing our freedoms. In the course of this daring invasion 80 years ago today, 160,000 troops landed by sea and air on the French coast.  More than 9,000 were killed or wounded - the majority of them American.  
It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 89% with a dewpoint of 69°.  We're under mostly cloud cover above the entire island.  It seems the backside of the island has more blue sky visible.  Ms Sun's has peeked through a few times but at the moment... gray.  Winds are out of the SW at 10-15mph.  It'll be a mostly cloudy gray morning with Ms Sun peeking in but by this afternoon... thunderstorms (70% chance).  We could have gusty winds and small hail.  Temps will be in the low-80s with SW winds at 10-20mph +gusting.  Tonight... thunderstorms on the forecast with rain (70% chance).  Unsettled weather tonight will settle down and give way to partly cloudy skies after midnight, temps in the upper 60s and W-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... a mix of mostly sunshine with some clouds, temps in the low-80s and West winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow night... clear, low-70s, W-NW winds at 5-10mph.  Saturday... sunny, mid-upper 70s, West winds at 5-10mph;  Saturday night... clear, low-70s, W-SW breezes.  Sunday... partly to mostly cloudy, temps in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. There's a 25% chance of rain in the evening.  It's the "New Moon" today which means it's invisible but pulling on the tides just like a Full Moon does.  Expect higher than normal tides and be aware of low-lying areas and high tide times.  In the event of heavy rain during high tide times, be aware of where you drive and park your vehicle.  
High Tides: 8:05AM and 8:28PM
Low Tide: 1:55PM
Ocean Temp: 65°
Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:22PM
UV Index: 7.1 (high)
Rip Current: Low Risk

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Gray Hump Day

This Morning's Webcam Shot - North WW 
Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Humidity's 95% with a dewpoint of 65°.  Winds are out of the SE at 7-10mph.  We're currently under thick dark clouds with Ms Sun actually peeking through every now and then (mostly over the ocean).  It'll be a partly sunny morning with clouds thickening this afternoon as rain is supposed to be on its way.  We'll may see occasional rain showers this afternoon (40% chance), with temps in the low-70s and S-SE wind at 10-15mph.  Tonight... 80% chance of rain with thunderstorms possible, temps in the upper 60s with South winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... cloudy in the morning followed by thunderstorms in the afternoon (60% chance), temps in the low-80s, SW winds at 10-20mph. Tomorrow night... scattered thunderstorms (40% chance), partly cloudy, temps in the upper 60s with W-SW winds at 5-10mph.  As for this upcoming weekend... Saturday will be a perfect day with plentiful sunshine, temps around 80°, winds out of the West at 10-20mph.  Saturday night... fair, temps in the mid-upper 60s with W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Sunday... a mix of sun and clouds, 20% chance of a passing rain showers, temps around 80°, West winds at 10-15mph.  Sunday night... 40% chance of rain, partly cloudy, temps in the low-mid 60s, West winds at 10-15mph.
High Tide: 7:15AM and 7:40PM
Low Tide: 1:08PM
Ocean Temp: 65°
Sunrise: 5:54AM
Sunset: 8:21PM
UV Index: 6.9 
Rip Currents: Low risk

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Great "Election Day" Weather

Rented Beach Box Lockers  

Mornin'!  It's 67° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's shining in the clear, blue sky.  It's quiet except for the island birds who always seem so happy in the morning.  Breezes are light out of the East at 3-5mph.  It'll be a beauty today with a mix of sun and clouds, temps in the mid-upper 70s and E-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight... areas of patchy fog with mostly cloudy skies, temps in the mid-60s and E-SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... considerable cloudiness, occasional rain showers in the afternoon (40% chance), temps in the mid-upper 70s and S-SE winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow night... 70% chance of rain, temps around 70° and Southerly breezes at 10-15mph.  Thursday... rain in the morning (70% chance), partly sunny, temps around 80° and SW breezes at 10-15mph.  There's a "Coastal Flood" advisory posted for tonight between 5pm and 10pm during the high tide.  I guess Thursday's New Moon has something to do with the higher than normal tides.  I wouldn't be surprised if we do see some tidal flood waters on the island in the next couple days with rain in our forecast and the New Moon looming.  Know your low-lying areas on the island that flood all the time, remember that the back of the island (marsh/bay-side) has high tide one hour after the ocean's high tide.  Be mindful of where you park.  And, don't drive through flood waters... salty, corrosive waters do a #%*@load of damage to the undercarriage of your vehicle.  And, today's Primary Election Day in New Jersey.  The nice weather is on your side... get out in the salty air and Vote! 
High Tide: 6:52PM
Low Tide: 12:19PM
Ocean Temp: 65°
Sunrise: 5:34AM
Sunset: 8:21PM
UV Index: Very High (8.5)
Rip Current: Low Risk

Monday, June 3, 2024

Monday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 69° in Wildwood NJ.  It rained lightly during the early morning hours as we've been watered nicely.  No chance of seeing the alignment of those 6 planets lined up perfectly.  I was up checking at 4am believe it or not.  We're currently under cloud cover with the sky brightening as I type.   Ms Sun's up there and trying her best to shine through.  Winds are out of the W-SW at 4-8mph.  It'll be a nice day with a mix of sun and clouds, the possibility of a stray shower (15% chance), temps in the upper 70s and SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tonight... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-60s and SE winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow... another day with a mix of sun and clouds, temps in the low-mid 70s and East winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, temps in the upper 60s and E-SE breezes.  Wednesday... looks like it could be a rainy day (40% chance), with temps in the low-70s and SE breezes.
High Tide: 6:02PM
Low Tide: 11:29M
Ocean Temp: 65°
Sunrise: 5:34AM
Sunset: 8:20PM
UV Index: 7.7 
Rip Currents: Low risk

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Sunday Mix

Mornin'!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  Ms Sun's up and trying to glow through the hazy, white, partly cloudy sky.  Winds are out of the SW at 9-11mph.  It's a lovely morning down the Shore albeit not full on sunshine. This afternoon will be partly sunny becoming partly cloudy, overcast and gray with temps in the low-mid 70s and S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tonight... cloudy with 75% chance of rain later in the evening and overnight.  Tonight's temps will be in the mid-60s with S-SW winds at 10-20mph.  Tomorrow... showers in the morning (60% chance), partly sunny by the afternoon with temps in the mid-70s and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... partly cloudy, temps in the mid-60s with light and variable winds.  If for some reason we don't have those rain clouds in the early morning of Monday June 3rd, we're supposed to have an event that occurs once every 10 years which is six planets (Saturn, Neptune, Mars, Uranus, Mercury and Jupiter) will all align in a straight line exactly one hour before sunrise (between 4:30-5:30am).  If the sky (East-Southeast) is clear and somewhat dark before dawn tomorrow... we will be able to see Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars with the naked eye.  
High Tide: 5:09PM
Low Tide: 10:37AM
Ocean Temp: 65°
Sunrise: 5:35AM
Sunset 8:20PM
UV Index: 3-5 (moderate)
Rip Current: Low risk


Saturday, June 1, 2024

June's In The House

Mornin'!  Welcome June!  It's 63° in Wildwood NJ.  We've got plentiful sunshine with light breezes out of the NW at 4-6mph.  June's kicking off a glorious start to her month, weekend and Saturday!  Expect a lovely day with sun, temps in the mid-upper 70s and W-SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tonight...mostly clear, with temps back down to where they are now... low-mid 60s and SW winds at 10-15mph.  Tomorrow... looks like it'll be mostly cloudy with temps in the mid-70s and S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Tomorrow night... cloudy, possibly rain overnight (75-80% chance), temps around 70° with S-SW winds at 5-10mph.  Monday... rain for the start to the day becoming partly sunny with temps in the mid-70s and SW winds at 5-10mph.  Monday night...mostly clear, temps in the upper 60s and S-SE breezes.

High Tide: 4:13PM
Low Tide: 9:45AM
Ocean Temp: 65°
Sunrise: 5:35AM
Sunset: 8:19PM
UV Index: 8.3 (high)
Rip Current: Low Risk 
Today's the start to hurricane season.  And, unfortunately that season doesn't end until November 30th.  I've been through a couple and frankly, hurricane season is nothing to joke about and in my opinion very scary.  In fact, this 2024 season has some statistics that are already quite alarming. 
At a glance...
Tropical waves are already forming.
El Niño is expected to shift toward La Niña which historically enhances storms.
Ocean water is currently much warmer than usual.  The Caribbean to West Africa is where most storms form and the waters there have already reached their average peak temperature when it's usually in late summer.  The deeper and warmer the ocean water is, the more powerful a hurricane can become.
Hurricane outlook numbers are the highest forecasted by NOAA predicted 85% chance of an above-normal season.
There are predicted 25 named storms: 13 hurricanes (7 of which are major). These are the Atlantic names:
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Francine
Gordon
Helene
Issac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Milton
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William