Saturday, January 20, 2018
Voice to Text
Looking down into the Sea this morning I can see clear skies over most of the Sea this morning. There is some cloudiness around San Felipe this morning moving in from southern California. It looks like it will be gone by mid morning.
Looking now south to along the west coast of Mexico I can see where several bands of wet clouds moving through the Zihuatanejo area during the nigh. This morning there is some cloudiness but the wet stuff has moved inland.
In the Gulf of Tehuantepec Strong to near gale winds will continue
through this morning, then will diminish briefly below 20 knots this afternoon. The winds will pulse to strong tonight, and then drop below 20 knots late Sunday morning through Monday. A plume of NE swell associated with the strong winds in the gulf the past few days continues to propagate well away from Tehuantepec, and mix with open ocean long period NW swell. This swell will diminish below 8 ft over these waters by late today. Looking ahead, another Tehuantepecker is expected to crank up beginning Monday night and prevailing through Wednesday.
That’s what is going on in our hood this morning. Looking now north to the west coast of America where it is raining from Seattle to Eureka California this morning.
In western Washington the forecast is for rain just about every day for the next 10 days. This morning it is snowing in the Cascades. Mt. Baker has gotten around a foot in the last 24 hours; Snoqualmie Pass and Paradise have received six inches. . There could be a period of intense snow late tonight through Sunday morning that could drop a foot of new snow. A winter storm watch is in effect for the Olympics and Cascades. Seattle will see a high today of 47.
In northern California the rain does not extend much further than Eureka today. The rest of the region will be dry and sunny. The next weather making system arrives Sunday afternoon/evening and will bring more rounds of rain to northern California. Snow can be expected to as low as between 2000 and 3000 feet, but the main accumulations will be above 4000 feet with snow amounts ranging between 3 to 12 inches for the mountains from Sunday night into Monday afternoon.
Light precipitation will continue Tuesday before the next system arrives into Wednesday. Early projections are that this system will bring heavy mountain snow and moderate rainfall to the Sacramento valley. It was 39 this morning in Sacramento and will warm to 55 this afternoon.
In southern California a cold front will bring rain, mountain snow and gusty winds as it moves across the region tonight. The precipitation will end Saturday morning. Saturday will be breezy and cold with gusty west winds adding a chill to the air. Sunny and a little warmer Sunday, followed by even warmer days Monday through Wednesday. A trough of low pressure will bring cool and breezy weather Thursday and Friday, and a slight chance of showers. It will warm to 63 in San Diego today.
Looking now over to the desert southwest where a cold front moving east across the area will bring valley rain and mountain snow along with cooler temperatures, with best chances this afternoon and evening. Showers will end east of Tucson early Sunday morning. Much cooler temperatures will occur this weekend, with a widespread freeze including Tucson likely Saturday night and Sunday night. Dry conditions with warmer temperatures next week. Tucson will warm up to 62 this afternoon.
That’s what is going on to the north of us. Back on this side of the Fence in the Sea of Cortez SW winds are increasing to fresh to strong
this morning just south of a cold front approaching the northern Sea. These winds will spread south ahead of the front today. Fresh to strong NW winds are expected to develop behind the cold front in the northern Sea later this morning. The front will gradually become ill defined later today as it moves southward with winds diminishing to moderate to fresh this evening. The
pressure gradient will then begin to tighten across the area Sunday as low pressure over the Great Basin intensifies, leading to fresh to strong winds across mainly the central and southern portions of the Sea Sunday evening through Monday. These winds will then slowly diminish Monday night through Wednesday.
Here is a detail look at the winds for the 3-day forecast period.
The northern sea, Sonoran side: 27 NW today, the upper teens for the next two days from the NW.
The northern sea: The Bay of LA area: the low teens from the NW today, light NE tomorrow and the mid teens from the NW on Monday.
The central sea: The Guaymas area: the mid teens from the SE today, the high teens from the NW tomorrow and Monday.
The central sea, Baja side: Concepcion Bay: light NE today, the low 20s for the next two days from the NW.
The Southern sea: La Paz area: the low teens from the SW today, around 30 tomorrow from the NW and 25 NW on Monday
The East Cape: light NE today, around 30 tomorrow from the NW and 28 on Monday from the NW.
The Mexican Riviera: Mazatlan: light NW today, then around 25 from the NW for the next two days.
Puerto Vallarta: light NW for the 3-day forecast period
Cabo Corrienties: light NW today then the low 20s from the NW for the next two days.
South of Cabo Corrienties: it looks like light SW for the 3-day forecast period.
And if you are a cruiser in the bay you may want to attend the Annual Art show here at El Burro Cove on Sunday. This is the social event of the season. It is put on by the El Burro Water color Society and the Los Amigos de los Ninos. All the art is donated and all of the profits go to support scholarships for local kids. This is the 12th year of this very successful event. There will be a bar tent, the food tent and of course the art. There will also be a inside big projection screen for the football playoff game that day. See you there 11-3pm