Sea of Cortez Weather 02/05/11

By: Geary , 3:08 PM GMT on February 05, 2011

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The following is from my daily ham radio Report

Saturday, February 05, 2011
Voice to Text……….
.Looking down into the Sea this morning I can see that high pressure off the west coast of California is keeping the Sea of Cortez free of any clouds.
To the south, around the cape, I can see that just a few scattered whispys have passed over that area in the past 24 hours.
Further south around Cabo Corrienties south to around Zihuatanejo they have had a mix of scattered fluffys and whispys for the past 24 hours and it looks like that pattern will continue all day.
There is a lot of convection building along the ITCZ this morning from about 110 to around 130. As these clouds drift toward the Mexican Riviera they are being picked up by a short jet stream and are streaming over that area I just mentioned at around 130 mph.
Looking at the big picture of the Eastern Pacific Basin I can see that a huge cyclone is around that high off the California coast. It is keeping an area in the Pacific clear of any clouds from the Oregon border to southern Baja and Hawaii to the California coast.
It rather interesting to watch the storms move over the top of this high and drop into British Columbia and then Idaho and the Great Basin.
That’s about it for down here so looking now north to the west coast of America where high pressure is warming things up along the coast and keeping the west coast dry. Well, of course Seattle is getting wet this morning but that’s to be expected.
This high pressure is expected to amplify and remain in place until later next week. In the meantime southern California will have a weak cold front sneak through probably Monday that will briefly cool thing down then warm back up again as the system moves into the Great Basin.
Looking over into the southwest where the temps are still below freezing this morning in many locations. A strong warming trend is expected over the weekend and into early next week as high pressure edges back in from the Eastern Pacific. Another storm will impact the area around the middle of the week but it looks like it will be moisture starved.
Back on this side of the border the winds are the major topic. How much and where? Well, the central Sea should see the strongest winds today with the southern sea coming in a close second.
How much is the big question? The guys with the PHDs and the gazillion dollar computers are saying the winds in the central Sea should be in the 20 knot ranges today and relaxing later today and this evening. Tomorrow with the high pressure rebuilding over the Great Basin( this is a retrograde high moving west from the Rockies back into the Great Basin) the winds will kick up to the 20-25 ranges for the Sunday and Monday for the Sea.
I have noted that the restaurants are already running out of fresh fish and it looks like another couple of days before the weather will cooperate for the fisherman or the sailors in the Sea or Cortez.
The good news today is the gale that has been in the Sea for the past 3 days is now over. The high gust here at my palapa was 57 knots. That is the highest wind I’ve recorded here with the exception of hurricanes in the past 5 years. Looking around here on the beaches I can see several roofs missing from palapas and homes. When my neighbor’s roof went flying it took the south end of my inverted “V” antenna with it, breaking the wire at the apex of the antenna. . Yesterday I located the wire and lowered the antenna and re-soldered the connection, re-raised it and Voila! I’m back on the air.
73s Y'all


Saturday, February 05, 2011
Don't chisel these forecasts in stone. This is an Amateur Endeavor. They, however, are normally very close.
………...DAILYS………...
ALL winds are in Knots.
NORTHERN CROSSING FORECAST:
TODAY : Saturday, February 05, 2011
Baja side : Afternoon Winds: NNW 16-21
Center : Afternoon Winds: NW 15-20
Guaymas side : Afternoon Winds: WNW 16-21
TOMORROW: Sunday, February 06, 2011
Baja side : Afternoon Winds: NW 20-26
Center : Afternoon Winds: NW 15-19
Guaymas side : Afternoon Winds: NW 20-26
.
SOUTHERN CROSSING FORECAST:
TODAY : Saturday, February 05, 2011
East Cape : Afternoon Winds: NW 14-18
Center : Afternoon Winds: N 9-11
Mazatlan : Afternoon Winds: NW 6-8
TOMORROW : Sunday, February 06, 2011
East Cape : Afternoon Winds: NW 15-19
Center : Afternoon Winds: NNW 9-12
Mazatlan : Afternoon Winds: NW 8-10
.
….. 3 DAY FORECAST (OUTSIDE)…...
Ensenada
Saturday 2/5 Afternoon Winds: WNW 8-10
Seas: Seas: WNW 6 feet at 14 sec.
Sunday 2/6 Afternoon Winds: WNW 8-10
Seas: Seas: WNW 5 feet at 13 sec.
Monday 2/7 Afternoon Winds: NW 9-12
Seas: Seas: W 4 feet at 12 sec.

Point San Quintin
Saturday 2/5 Afternoon Winds: NW 13-17
Seas: Seas: WNW 7 feet at 14 sec.
Sunday 2/6 Afternoon Winds: WNW 11-14
Seas: Seas: WNW 5 feet at 13 sec.
Monday 2/7 Afternoon Winds: NW 15-20
Seas: Seas: WNW 5 feet at 12 sec.

Turtle Bay
Saturday 2/5 Afternoon Winds: WNW 14-18
Seas: Seas: WNW 5 feet at 15 sec.
Sunday 2/6 Afternoon Winds: N 13-17
Seas: Seas: WNW 4 feet at 13 sec.
Monday 2/7 Afternoon Winds: WNW 14-18
Seas: Seas: WNW 4 feet at 12 sec.

Cedros Island
Saturday 2/5 Afternoon Winds: NW 12-16
Seas: Seas: WNW 4 feet at 15 sec.
Sunday 2/6 Afternoon Winds: N 12-16
Seas: Seas: W 3 feet at 13 sec.
Monday 2/7 Afternoon Winds: NW 12-15
Seas: Seas: W 3 feet at 12 sec.

ABREOJOS
Saturday 2/5 Afternoon Winds: WNW 15-19
Seas: Seas: WNW 5 feet at 15 sec.
Sunday 2/6 Afternoon Winds: W 12-16
Seas: Seas: WNW 4 feet at 13 sec.
Monday 2/7 Afternoon Winds: WSW 15-19
Seas: Seas: W 3 feet at 12 sec.

Mag Bay
Saturday 2/5 Afternoon Winds: NW 9-11
Seas: Seas: W 6 feet at 13 sec.
Sunday 2/6 Afternoon Winds: W 9-11
Seas: Seas: WNW 5 feet at 13 sec.
Monday 2/7 Afternoon Winds: WSW 9-11
Seas: Seas: WNW 4 feet at 12 sec.

Cabo Falso
Saturday 2/5 Afternoon Winds: WNW 8-10
Seas: Seas: WNW 5 feet at 13 sec.
Sunday 2/6 Afternoon Winds: WNW 8-10
Seas: Seas: WNW 5 feet at 14 sec.
Monday 2/7 Afternoon Winds: W 8-10
Seas: Seas: WNW 4 feet at 13 sec.


. SEA OF CORTEZ
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*Puerto Peanaco Casa Weez:
Morning Winds: NNW 3 to 4 knots
Afternoon Winds: WNW 11-14
Sunrise Temp.: 40 °
Daily High Temperature: 50
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 0

*Bahia Kino Nuevo NEW :
Morning Winds: NW 10 to 14 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 15-20
Sunrise Temp.: 40 °
Daily High Temperature:
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 0


*San Filepe:
Morning Winds: NNW 16 to 22 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 17-22
Sunrise Temp.: 40
Daily High Temperature: 57
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1022

*Gonzoga Bay Pappa Fernandez Landing. :
Morning Winds: NW 6 to 8 knots
Afternoon Winds: N 6-8
Daily High Temperature: 60
Sunrise Temp.: 47
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1024

*Bay of LA. :
Morning Winds: NW 9 to 12 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 10-13
Sunrise Temp.: 47 °
Daily High Temperature: 60 °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1022

San Franciscito Bay :
Morning Winds: NNW 10 to 13 knots
Afternoon Winds: NNW 12-15

Santa Rosalia :
Morning Winds: NNW 13 to 17 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 15-20
Sunrise Temp.: N/A
Daily High Temperature: n/a °
Yesterday's Rainfall: n/a
Sunrise Bar: 0

*Mulegé :
Morning Winds: NNW 14 to 18 knots
Morning Winds: NNW 14 to 18 knots
Sunrise Temp.: 39 °
Daily High Temperature: 61 °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1016

*San Carlos
Morning Winds: NW 9 to 12 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 20-26
Sunrise Temp.: 49 °
Daily High Temperature: 60 °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1016

Pt Concepcion :
Morning Winds: NW 14 to 18 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 20-26

Punta Chivato :
Morning Winds: NNW 12 to 16 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 13-17

*El Burro Cove in Concepcion Bay
Morning Winds: NNW 14 to 18 knots
Afternoon Winds: NNW 14 to 18
Sunrise Temp.: 49 °
Daily High Temperature: 65 °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1018
Sunrise Sea Temperature: 0°

Loreto :
Morning Winds: NNW 13 to 18 knots
Afternoon Winds: N 15-20
Sunrise Temp.: 50 °
Daily High Temperature: 65 °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1018
La Paz Airport
San Lorenzo Channel :
Morning Winds: N 11 to 15 knots
Afternoon Winds: N 11-14

La Paz: 8K Coromuels forecast this evening
Morning Winds: NNW 15 to 21 knots
Afternoon Winds: NNW 13-17
Sunrise Temp.: 59 °
Daily High Temperature: 65 °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1018

*La Ventana Baja Joe's :
Morning Winds: NNW 15 to 21 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 14-18

Sunrise Temp.: 53 °
Daily High Temperature: °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1014

*Los Barriles :
Morning Winds: NNW 16 to 21 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 15-19
Sunrise Temp.: N/A
Daily High Temperature: 66
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 0

Cabo Pulmo :
Morning Winds: NNW 14 to 19 knots
Afternoon Winds: NNW 15-20
Seas: NNW 5 feet at 7 sec.

*Cabo San Lucas :
Morning Winds: N 3 to 4 knots
Afternoon Winds: WNW 6-8
Sunrise Temp.: 49 °
Daily High Temperature: 63 °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1014

MEXICAN RIVIERA
*Mazatlan,
Morning Winds: NNW 6 to 8 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 6-8
Sunrise Temp.: 57
Daily High Temperature: 58
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1016

*Puerta Vallarta:
Morning Winds: N 8 to 11 knots
Afternoon Winds: NW 9-12
Sunrise Temp.: 63 °
Daily High Temperature: 69 °
Yesterday's Rainfall:
Sunrise Bar: 1016

Manzanillo :
Morning Winds: NNW 4 to 6 knots
Afternoon Winds: WSW 7-9
Sunrise Temp.: 57
Daily High Temperature: 83 °
Sunrise Bar: 1014

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo :
Morning Winds: SW 4 to 5 knots
Afternoon Winds: WNW 7-9
Sunrise Temp.: 39oc °
Daily High Temperature: 84 °
Sunrise Bar: 1018

Cabo Corrienties :
Morning Winds: N 11 to 15 knots
Afternoon Winds: NNW 10-13

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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.

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Dew Point: 76.2 °F
Humidity: 62%
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Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
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