Tuesday September 28 2021

Weather Info

Tropical Depression 14E
09/09/21 6AM MDT Olaf is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane later today and then pass very near or over the southern portion of Baja California Sur tonight and on Friday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin within the hurricane warning area this afternoon, and preparations should therefore be rushed to completion this morning. Heavy rains...
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 - Probably the single most important post-hurricane resource and the one most commonly overlooked. You would think that with all the water in the streets the last...
 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 seen a Major Storm affect the peninsula. In 2014 Hurricane Odile rewrote the record books, having become the most powerful tropical cyclone to ever make...

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Cruise ship in Ensenada, Baja California
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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...
NHC 5 Day Outlook Eastern Pacific
09/09/21 6AM MDT Olaf is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane later today and then pass very near or over the southern portion of Baja California Sur tonight and on Friday. Tropical storm conditions...
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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 -...


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