I broadcast a daily Sea of Cortez weather forecast on 3.968mh. My window to the world is a satellite Antenna hung on a palm tree next to my palapa.
By: Geary , 2:36 PM GMT on March 02, 2014
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Sunday, March 02, 2014
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Looking down into the Sea this morning I can see that the Sea is pretty much clear south to around La Paz where there is a band of clouds that has been transiting the Baja peninsula during the night and is continuing to move south. It should pass over the La Paz area about this time and move east of the cape by mid morning.
Yesterday the northern end of the Sea had strong winds as that front came through. Puerto Penasco reported 41 knots and San Filepe 42. Most likely an anomaly but the La Paz airport reported 90 mph winds yesterday afternoon.
Looking now south to the west coast of Mexico. That band of clouds passing through the cape region this morning will pass over Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta later this morning or early afternoon. The plume is starting to dissipate so there may not be much left by the time it makes it to Puerto Vallarta. We’ll see?
Nothing going on in the Gulf of Tehuantepec this morning just some light northerlies.
That’s what is going on in our hood. Looking now north to the west coast of America where in the Great Northwest they will see a mix of rain and snow well into next week.
In northern California a dissipating STORM system off the central California coast will produce isolated showers today. By tomorrow rain chances will be confined to Eureka northward. A better chance for rain will develop around midweek as a somewhat stronger weather system moves into northern California. Eureka north is progged to have off and on rain for the best part of next week.
The weather channel has been getting a lot of flack of late for naming storms. I noted that they did not name this giant Pacific storm. If they did perhaps an appropriate name might be Bubba. This was the strongest STORM to hit southern California in three years.
So in southern California Bubba was responsible for copious amounts of rain, high winds and flooding and is weakening rapidly and will move east today. Rain and snow showers will slowly diminish overnight with only a few lingering showers possible along and west of the mountains today. A tornado warning was in effect yesterday in East Central LA for about an hour. Rain totals ranges from a couple of inches to around 7 inches in the foothills. In Santa Barbara several patrons of the Moby Dick restaurant were videoing the large waves coming in and one large swell crashed into the restaurant breaking out the window.
A warming trend will start today and last through midweek under high pressure aloft. Daytime highs should be back up to around 10 degrees above normal. The forecast is for warm and dry into next weekend.
Looking now over to the southwest where showers will end from west to east through midday today with a few lingering showers possible in the White Mountains this evening. Dry conditions with a pronounced warming trend will then prevail during the week.
That’s what is going on to the north of us. Back on this side of the Fence with high pressure returning to the Great Basin tomorrow will see a one day wind-event in the Sea. Today and Tuesday should see moderate winds.
Here are the wind details for the 3-day forecast period.
The northern Sea: 12 NE today. 21 tomorrow NW and back to 12-13 knot NE winds on Tuesday.
The Guaymas side of the central Sea: 18 NW today, 28 NW tomorrow and back to 18 NW on Tuesday.
The Baja side of the central Sea: 17 NE today, 24 NW tomorrow and back to 17 NE on Tuesday. A bit less at Puerto Escondido.
The southern Sea, the San Lorenzo Channel, and the nearby islands.
Light to moderate NE for the 3-day forecast period.
La Paz: 17-20 from the NW for the next 3 days.
East Cape: 21 NW today, 17 NW tomorrow and around 13 on Tuesday.
The Sonoran passage south from Guaymas to Mazatlan 18-20 from the NW for the 3-day forecast period.
The Mexican Riviera: Mazatlan today and tomorrow 21-23 from the NW and then on Tuesday 15 NW.
Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrienties: mid teens from the NW today and tomorrow then light SW for Tuesday.
South of the cape mostly light SW winds for the 3-day forecast period.
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El Burro Cove
Bahia Concepcion, BAJA SUR
|Dew Point:||41.7 °F|
|Wind Gust:||4.0 mph|
Updated: 5:15 PM MST on February 26, 2015