Sea of Cortez Weather for 12/17/12
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Monday, December 17, 2012
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.Looking down into the Sea this morning I can see that the Pineappple Express started to swing south early yesterday morning (just about the time I was finishing up with the weather) and continued to swing south all day and finally the jet supporting all this moisture collapsed and this morning the jet is gone but there is still a lot of clouds moving north off the ITCZ/Monsoon trough from around 135W. These clouds will eventually get caught up in the west/east flow in the basin and drift east toward the Baja peninsula
In the meantime sunshine is the order of the day for the Sea of Cortez. The Riviera will see just some high whispys this morning then clear skies the rest of the day.
Looking south the Tehuantepec continues to have very light winds today and the models continue to show a cold front moving through the Gulf of Mexico Thursday with the winds behind the front funneling through the Chivela pass into the Gulf which will lead to a strong wind event in the Gulf Thursday night into Friday.
That’s what is gong on in our hood. Looking now north to the west coast of America of America where at the top of this image the Great Northwest is being hammered by strong winds, significant rain and heavy snow in the mountains. A variety of High Wind Advisories and Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storm Warnings, and Blizzard Warnings will remain in place over the region as these disturbances move east.
It is also raining in Northern California this morning. The storm should pass to the east late tomorrow morning then the north state should dry out until Thursday when the next storm is progged to arrive.
Southern California will continue to have light showers all day today. Then late tonight another system will be moving through accompanied by strong winds, rain and mountain snow. High pressure will return on Wednesday and bring fair and warmer weather into the weekend
Looking now over to the southwest where patchy fog and frost are in this morning’s forecast. Otherwise warmer and dry today and tomorrow . Then tomorrow night another strong and cold Pacific storm will bring more rain and more snow into Wednesday. Widespread freezing or near freezing temperatures are forecast as this system passes. It should warm by late in the week and over the weekend.
That’s whets going on to the north of us. Back on this side of the fence in general the next three days look like this: moderate NW today, Strong SW tomorrow and stronger NW on Wednesday.
Here are the specifics.
The Northern Sea today: moderate NE today, picking up to around 29 tomorrow from the SW and then around 25 on Wednesday from the NW.
The central Sea today should see strong NW winds today, Moderate SW winds tomorrow and strong NW winds on Wednesday in the high 20s.
The southern Sea today: Strong NW winds, Tomorrow light SW and then on Wednesday moderate NE winds.
Most of the Outside passage will see 18-20NW winds for the 3-day forecast period. The exception is Pt. San Quinten where 30K winds are forecast for tomorrow.
The Mexican Riviera will see moderate to brisk NW winds from Mazatlan to Cabo Corrienties today and light from the south Tuesday and Wednesday.
Manzanillo south mostly light southerlies over the 3-day forecast period.
Temperatures continue to dip a bit eash day. Only a few locatioins were over 70 degrees yesterday afternoon in the central Sea. Most were in the mid to high 60s.
The Riviera will continue to see temperatures in the mid to high 80s today.