Wednesday October 05 2022

Weather Info

There have been as many as 5 active tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific at one time.
Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Camille…and more recently; Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita were all devastating hurricanes that hit the US. Where do these names come from, who picks them out, and why name them at all? It’s all based on tradition. From the time that Europeans started coming to the “New World”, and for centuries after,...
Dry storage yard following the passage of Hurricane John
Good Hurricane Preparation is the best insurance a boat can have. Being that I had been the owner and operator of a sail loft for 12 years in La Paz Baja California, Mexico, I have some suggestions for helping you ready your boats for hurricanes in the Sea of Cortez. Most of the advice given here will apply to preparing a boat anywhere there is a hurricane...
The Sea of Cortez remains deliciously warm into November
 As a year-round resident of Baja Sur, fall is my favorite time of year, so I'm getting ready for a little vacation.Usually by the second week of October the heat and humidity that limit the enjoyment of the wonders of the Baja outdoors will abate. Statistically, our Baja hurricane season ends with the same breath of cooler, dryer air which comes...

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 UPDATED: Tropical cyclones are a fact of life in Baja California Sur and we average one every other year. Most of the time we see tropical storms, category 1's and 2's, and only thrice have we...
How Hurricanes Form
Over the past 13 years, I have authored more than 150 researched articles for the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Watch Report. This article is a compilation of the interesting tidbits I have gathered, the...
When is the best time of year to visit Baja California Sur?The southern state of the peninsula, Baja California Sur can be divided into three weather regions, the Pacific coastal region, the inland...
Only a rare few tropical cyclones have threatened the peninsula after October 10
October 17 marks the statistical end of the Baja Tropical Cyclone Season, but we can never count on Mother Nature to be aware of the statistics. No named level system has made landfall on the...
Tropical Storm Orlene 09/29/22 09AM MDT
The NHC 5 day Forecast for Tropical Storm Orlene09AM MDT 09/29/22TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 15.1N 105.9W AT 29/1500ZPOSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  30 NMPRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-...
Setting Sun over Sea of Cortez
The green flash is a solar phenomenon that only occurs under very specific conditions. Many people THINK they may have seen the green flash, but have they really? Before you think I’ve spent too much...
Color enhanced satellite image of Cat 3 Hurricane Odile hours before making landfall
Unfortunately, we needed to amend this article a little, after the passage of Hurricane Odile. Odile was the most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall in Baja, and the most powerful to affect La...
What is a Blue Moon?
I’ve always wondered what they were talking about when I was told: “That’ll happen ‘once in a Blue moon”. Then I heard that we were going to see one on March 31, 2018! A blue moon? Are you telling...
A hurricane survival kit is a good thing to assemble well before a storm strikes
We took the official National Hurricane Center's recommended survival kit and added some Insider humor. We have a preparedness video from our friends at West Coast Global Insurance too.• Water -...
Hurricane Norbert off the west coast of Baja California Sur
Yes, once again this is the season to turn our weather eye south, to the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) and watch tropical waves and seas surface temperatures. These are the components that...
Cruise ship in Ensenada, Baja California
The northern state of the peninsula, Baja California can be divided into three weather regions, the Pacific coastal region, the Inland region and the Sea of Cortez region. With the Pacific Ocean much...
The Baja's Tropical Cyclone Season ends in mid October and the termperature and humidity drop
 There are many marks in time that define your "Baja-ness" here at the tip of the peninsula. Were you here when the ATV paraded through the streets of Cabo? Do you remember the two lane road...
The Coromuel Winds in the Bay of La Paz harken back to pirate times
Almost every evening the wind blows from the SSW during the spring and early summer in the Bay of La Paz Coromuel winds area a welcome and unique phenomenon of the La Paz area. These south-to-south...
There have been as many as 5 active tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific at one time.
Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Camille…and more recently; Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita were all devastating hurricanes that hit the US. Where do these names come from, who picks...
Dry storage yard following the passage of Hurricane John
Good Hurricane Preparation is the best insurance a boat can have. Being that I had been the owner and operator of a sail loft for 12 years in La Paz Baja California, Mexico, I have some suggestions...
Keeping Hydrated in the heat
 When you continue to live and work in Baja year round you need to adjust your habits to avoiding heat stroke by keeping the body hydrated. In this article, we will cover the physiology of...
The Sea of Cortez remains deliciously warm into November
 As a year-round resident of Baja Sur, fall is my favorite time of year, so I'm getting ready for a little vacation.Usually by the second week of October the heat and humidity that limit the...


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