Sea of Cortez Weather

By: Geary , 2:44 PM GMT on August 22, 2008

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Friday, August 22, 2008

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Satellite Report from this mornings Ham Radio Forecast
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Voice to Text……….
.Looking down into the sea this morning the most dominate feature is the huge cell that developed over on the Sonoran coast early last evening then expanded to cross the sea pretty much in the northern crossing area. Concepcion bay had heavy overcast and 13-18K winds from midnight to about 4am. Currently the clouds are retreating and the cell is breaking up. This looked like a serious chubbasco. Concepcion bay reported no rain, however San Carlos got a half inch of rain from midnight to 2am this morning, and they had 39 knot winds during this period
. Looking around at the rest of the sea, I can see a lot of residual clouds. We should see a mix of fluffys and whispys this morning in the central and Northern Sea.
To the south: I can see some thick clouds just off shore at La Paz. Just south of the cape there is an active cell working and another off the East Cape. The southern crossing looks like it is currently about 80% cloud cover.
Looking further south along the Mexican Riviera this morning. The entire length of the Mexican Riviera south to Acapulco this morning is a string of thunderbumper cells. They have been going all night. Over night rain being reported by the Wunderground stations are all in the half inch range for last night.
The 1002 low I mentioned earlier is just to the west of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo this morning. Lots of convection surrounding it, but it’s unlikely that this will develop into anything cyclonic.
The NHC is also forecasting that our tropical dance card should be empty for at least the next 48 hours.
So looking now over to the west coast of Baja to see if any fog will be affecting any passage makers. Pretty much the same pattern along the coast as yesterday. Heavy marine layer from inside Turtle bay north to the central California coast.
So taking a look now at the west coast of America. Not much has changed since yesterday. That cold low that swept into the Great Northwest is now moving east along the top of the map. It should arrive in Idaho and Montana this morning.
The rest of the basing is seeing high upper level pressure build. The monsoon “Break” continues with the NWS saying it could be a couple more days of dry weather for the basin and the southwest.
Back down here the sea of Cortez should see mostly sunshine today. I’m forecasting brisk winds in the northern sea. Moderate in the central and Light for the southern sea. This afternoon we should see our normal thunderbumper build-up where we normally see thunderbumpers in the afternoon.

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