Here Come The Gale Force Winds
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.
NDBC … Station 44009
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 ...
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