Took a quick drive down to the Shark River Inlet. Looks like we're in for some nasty weather. NOAA has it as follows,
Synopsis...LOW PRESSURE FORMING OVER SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA EARLY THIS MORNING WILL PASS WEST OF THE WATERS. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD TOWARD THE WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST AS LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES. THE PRESSURE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO SYSTEMS WILL KEEP A GUSTY NORTHWEST FLOW OVER THE WATERS THURSDAY INTO SATURDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS SUNDAY...WITH MORE IN THE WAY OF GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
Today...S winds 25 to 35 kt...becoming SW 25 to 30 kt late. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Rain with a chance of tstms until late afternoon... Then showers late. Vsby 1 nm or less...increasing to 1 to 3 nm late.
Tonight...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft...subsiding to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu Night...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri Night...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
I did find one hardcore guy out on the jetty on the Avon side of the inlet and then I took a walk over to the Belmar Fishing Club to watch what I thought would be the flag pole come down. I did get word from Rich who's on the pulse down in Deal who said yesterday before high tide 1145-130 pm he got 6 fish and a keeper on a bucktail. I knew things looked good when I got back up to Monmouth County yesterday, but I picked 8th Ave rather than Deal.
My advice for today, go to work, or at least get some of those Christmas decoration boxes out of the basement or attic, that'll keep the Queen happy.