Sea of Cortez Weather 9/3

By: Geary , 2:09 PM GMT on September 03, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

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Satellite / Summary Report from this mornings Ham Radio Forecast
Voice to Text……….
.Looking down into the sea this morning with a great new satellite I found. The images are produced by the Mexican weather service and uses the GOES east satellite and have an 8 hour animation. Very cool, and here is what I’m seeing. It looks like the Mexican Riviera was a hotbed of tropical activity all yesterday afternoon, last night and this morning. I can see a huge cell developed well to the east of Puerta Vallarta and then move west toward the coast. It has now broken into three sections. One, well on shore. One just moving west off of Cabo Corrienties and the other between Puerta Vallarta and Mazatlan just starting to move off shore. The southern crossing is partially overcast this morning.
I can also see there was a thunderbumper over La Paz about 4 hours ago. I can also see several small thunderbumpers taking place during the night in the southern sea. The southern sea looks like it will be overcast this morning with the remnant clouds from the activity over on the mainland.
The central sea currently has a lot of fluffys scattered about. The northern sea looks to be pretty much free of any fluffys; however I can see some whispys moving in from the Pacific, crossing Baja on a path to New Mexico.
In general all this moisture in the sea is moving in a Northeasterly direction this morning with the clouds going to New Mexico rather than Arizona. The Arizona monsoon is in a “Break period” right now.
This is a terrifical satellite image. I just made that word up, but it seems appropriate. They did a great job with the animation.
OK we’ve covered Baja, let’s see what’s happening in our tropical kitchen.

Well at about noon yesterday I noticed that the Tropical Depression south of the cape had been given a name and had been upgraded to a tropical storm. She is Karina. That’s almost too close to Katrina to be comfortable; however we here in Baja will not even know she has been in our hood. She is headed almost due west this morning. Actually did a little hook to the south when she hit the cooler waters and had now been plutoed to a tropical depression again. So Adios Karina.
Looking further south to the ITCZ this morning. Not even a lot of activity along the ITCZ this morning. So it looks like we will be having a few more days without any tropical development in the Eastern Pacific Basin.
For the Atlantic: Tropical depression Gustav is now working its way northwest into Texas and parts north. Stacked up between the gulf and Africa we have Hurricane Hanna over Cuba this morning. Topical storm Ike about half way across and tropical storm Josephine just leaving Africa this morning. Well, ‘tis this season.
OK, back to Baja. The west coast of the peninsula pretty much fog free south to about Turtle Bay, and from there to about la la land the fog is fairly dense along the coast.
So, Taking a look now at the west coast of America. Not much going on up there today. I can see that most of the western conus is pretty much cloud free. New Mexico has some clouds but no rain is forecast for the state. The west should see slightly warmer days and cooler nights for the rest of the week. So warm and dry is forecast for the region.
Back down here it looks like we may see a few more clouds than yesterday, Of course thunderbumpers in the usual locations. Light to moderate winds today. Temperatures just a tad warmer today.

And finally we had a great sunrise here on the beach this morning. I gave it a 8.4 El Burro rating for a summer sunrise. The bay was flat and the sunrise painted it with all these great shades of red, orange and fuchsia. Makes me glad I picked this spot to live.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Don't chisel these wind forecasts in stone. This is an amateur Endeavour. They, however, are normally very close.
* Weather Underground Stations
oc-Over Cast r-Rain

San Filepe : Morning Winds: ENE 4 to 5 knots
Afternoon Winds SE 9-11
Sunrise Temp.: 79°
Daily High Temperature: 98
24 hr. Rainfall:

Gonzoga Bay Pappa Fernandez Landing Morning Winds: WSW 8 to 11 knots
Afternoon Winds WNW 6-7
Sunrise Temp.: 83°
Daily High Temperature: 94
24 hr. Rainfall: 00.00in

*Bay of LA. : Morning Winds: WNW 3 to 4 knots
Afternoon Winds ENE 6-8
Sunrise Temp.: 83°
Daily High Temperature: 92
24 hr. Rainfall: 00.00in

San Franciscito Bay : Morning Winds: NNW 7 to 10 knots
Afternoon Winds N 11-14

Santa Rosalia : Morning Winds: NNW 10 to 14 knots
Afternoon Winds NNW 12-16
Sunrise Temp.: 81°
Daily High Temperature: 96
24 hr. Rainfall:

*Mulegé : Morning Winds: NNW 9 to 12 knots
Sunrise Temp.: 80°
Daily High Temperature: 96
24 hr. Rainfall: 00.00in

*San Carlos Morning Winds: NW 11 to 14 knots
Afternoon Winds WNW 16-21
Sunrise Temp.: 82°
Daily High Temperature: 97
24 hr. Rainfall: 00.00in

Pt Concepcion : Morning Winds: NNW 11 to 15 knots
Afernoon Winds N 13 - 17

Punta Chivato : Morning Winds: NNW 9 to 12 knots

*El Burro Cove in: Morning Winds: NNW 11 to 15 knots
Concepcion Bay : Afernoon Winds N 13 - 17
Sunrise Temp.: 85°
Daily High Temperature: 93
24 hr. Rainfall: 00.00in

Loreto : Morning Winds: N 10 to 14 knots
Afternoon Winds NNE 11-14
Sunrise Temp.: 83°
Daily High Temperature: 98
24 hr. Rainfall: n/a

San Lorenzo Channel : Morning Winds: NNW 5 to 7 knots
Afternoon Winds NE 8-10

*Marina de La Paz : Morning Winds: WNW 7 to 9 knots
Afternoon Winds NNE 9-11
Sunrise Temp.: 81oc°
Daily High Temperature: 100
24 hr. Rainfall: 00.00in

*La Ventana Baja Joe's : Morning Winds: WNW 8 to 11 knots
Aftrnoon winds : NNW 10-13
Daily High Temperature: 88
Sunrise Temp.: 81°
Daily High Temperature: 88
24 hr. Rainfall: 00.00in

Los Barriles : Morning Winds: WNW 6 to 9 knots
Afternoon winds : NNW 7-9
Sunrise Temp.: 79°
Daily High Temperature: 90

Cabo Pulmo : Morning Winds: WNW 6 to 9 knots
Afternoon winds : NNW 7-9

*Cabo San Lucas : Morning Winds: WNW 5 to 7 knots
PM Winds S 9-11
Sunrise Temp.: 82°
Daily High Temperature: 90
24 hr. Rainfall: 00.00in

Mazatlan, El Cid Morning Winds: S 9 to 12 knots
pm WSW 9-12
Sunrise Temp.: 81oc°
Daily High Temperature: 84
24 hr.Rainfall: 00.00in

*Puerto Vallarta, Café Roma Morning Winds: ESE 3 to 4 knots
Afternoon Winds WNW 9-11
Sunrise Temp.: 77°
Daily High Temperature: 91
24 hr. Rainfall: 0.24 in

Manzanillo : Morning Winds: NNW 3 to 4 knots
Afternoon Winds WSW 11-14
Sunrise Temp.: 78°
Daily High Temperature: 84

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo : Morning Winds: NNW 3 to 4 knots
Afternoon Winds WNW 5-6
Sunrise Temp.: 77oc°
Daily High Temperature: 87

Cabo Corrienties : Morning Winds: NE 2 to 3 knots
Afternoon winds : WNW 11-14

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