Here Come The Gale Force Winds

 

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Deer in the surf in Delaware Seashore State Park .. photo by Adam May

Adam May was checking surf conditions at Tower road not long ago, and stumbled upon this deer in the surf.  “It was just laying there, I knew it was alive, but didn’t want to get too close in case it decided to rush me.  It was disoriented and when it tried to stand up it would wobble a little and then fall back down.  He was stuck in the wet sand.  I called the park rangers and let them know about it and headed to the inlet to check those surf conditions.  On the way back I stopped and saw that there were deer tracks leading off into the dunes, so I know it eventually reoriented itself and moved on.”  Coincidentally it was the second day of shotgun hunting season, so maybe it was avoiding the marsh,or had been hit by a car.  The again maybe it was just having a fun day at the beach bucktailing for bass.

Water is clean today and the ocean is calm. Good day to fish with the overcast skies, until it gets nasty.  Tomorrow is going to be a bear when this wind cranks up later this evening into tomorrow and stirs up the water.  Water temps offshore and in the surf are averaging about fifty-one degrees, the inland bays are averaging forty six degrees.

Fish On!

Rich King

NDBC …  Station 44009

5-day plot - Wind Direction Wind Direction (WDIR): S ( 190 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 19.4 kts
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 23.3 kts
5-day plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 5.2 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 6 sec
5-day plot - Average Period Average Period (APD): 4.6 sec
5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction Mean Wave Direction (MWD): SSW ( 203 deg true )
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.62 in
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.11 in ( Falling Rapidly )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 52.7 °F
5-day plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 52.5 °F
5-day plot - Dew Point Dew Point (DEWP): 42.6 °F
5-day plot - Wind Chill Wind Chill (CHILL): 46.8 °F
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 21.4 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 21.4 kts

 

NWS … 

Today
A slight chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. West wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Blustery, with a northwest wind 23 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 33. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph.
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Wednesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Thursday
A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Friday
A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

Marine Forecast … 

SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY…

A low pressure system will cross to the north of the waters today, dragging a cold front through this evening. High pressure builds in for Wednesday. A weak low pressure system will cross the region on Thursday with another system moving up the coast on Friday.  A
brief return to high pressure for the start of the weekend with yet another system moving through our area late Sunday or Monday.

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
933 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Mainly in SW swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds.  A slight
chance of showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Mainly in NW swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.WED...W winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period
6 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in
the late evening and overnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Mainly in NW swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds.  A
chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM after midnight.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to
4 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the
evening, then 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of rain.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Tide at IRI ...
Date Day of the Week Time (LST/LDT) Predicted (ft) High/Low
2017/12/12 Tue 04:08 AM 2.48 H
2017/12/12 Tue 09:51 AM 0.17 L
2017/12/12 Tue 4:21 PM 2.37 H
2017/12/12 Tue 10:13 PM -0.08 L
2017/12/13 Wed 05:05 AM 2.59 H
2017/12/13 Wed 10:52 AM 0.16 L
2017/12/13 Wed 5:15 PM 2.30 H
2017/12/13 Wed 11:01 PM -0.07 L
2017/12/14 Thu 05:56 AM 2.70 H
2017/12/14 Thu 11:45 AM 0.13 L
2017/12/14 Thu 6:03 PM 2.26 H
2017/12/14 Thu 11:45 PM -0.07 L
2017/12/15 Fri 06:41 AM 2.80 H
2017/12/15 Fri 12:34 PM 0.10 L
2017/12/15 Fri 6:46 PM 2.24 H
2017/12/16 Sat 12:25 AM -0.05 L
2017/12/16 Sat 07:22 AM 2.88 H
2017/12/16 Sat 1:18 PM 0.10 L
2017/12/16 Sat 7:26 PM 2.24 H
2017/12/17 Sun 01:03 AM -0.02 L
2017/12/17 Sun 08:00 AM 2.93 H
2017/12/17 Sun 1:59 PM 0.11 L
2017/12/17 Sun 8:03 PM 2.24 H

 

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