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

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