Wunderground is the first place I check when I wake up. Wind is one of the #1 pieces of the puzzle.
Now we are a week away from fall. The water temp yesterday at the sandy hook measuring bouy was 69 for the first time since the spring. Last night was a record breaker in the del val.
Now we have a forecast that shows sustained winds from the N and NE for the next 4 or 5 days. We already had 2 days of it.
How does wind affect your planning and how and when do you fish N winds in the early fall. Does it accelerate the run or stall it? (remember bunker and other baitfish swim into the wind)
"The Wheel is Turning and You Can't Slow it Down."
Personally, I would be thinking of hitting the windward side of a decent inlet. Right now, my choice would be either the Pt Lookout side of Jones inlet, or The Sore Thumb (Fire Island Inlet)
More importantly, a North wind will start the migration of bait out of the North Shore and lower the water temp. Entrances to harbors on the North shore (Especially the area around the Connetquot river) should begin hopping any day now.
While working today I saw an awesome blitz. Seagulls diving and going crazy in the water and what appeared to be large blues breaking the surface chasing huge schools of bait fish.