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Insider Survey Sunday, December 21, 2014 7:48 AM MST The winds from the north in the Sea of Cortez will fade away today, but it looks like late Tuesday things will pick up again and we'll have a pretty good blow from the north again, encompassing most of the Sea. This looks like it will also bring a decent off-shore wind to the Pacific coastal areas of Baja California. Temps on Tuesday in Ensenada will reach into the mid 70's.

Most of Baja will be sunny today with the exception caused by a band of clouds just about mid way down the peninsula. This wave of clouds will keep it a little cooler in this region as it moves to the southeast, but nothing more than a few passing clouds, no precipitation is expected.

In Baja California, Ensenada will partly cloudy with temps in the upper 60's, there are no Pacific storms forecast to cloud the holiday week. A Christmas Day stroll on the Ensenada Malecon is a unique slice of the Baja lifestyle, although it may be partly cloudy temps should be in the upper 60's. In Mexicali, today and Christmas day will be similar, partly cloudy with temps in the low 70's. It will warm up tomorrow to the low 80's then begin a slide to the end of the week. Along the Sea of Cortez, San Felipe is a popular holiday destination and Christmas day will be partly cloudy and temps in the low 70's, but the least windy day of the week ahead. Winds there will peak Tuesday around 20kts from the NNW.

In Baja California Sur, whale watching has begun and in San Ignacio look for sunny skies through the week with the winds peaking Tuesday and temperatures bouncing around 70°F all week. In Santa Rosalia look for partly cloudy today and Friday with sun in between, temperatures will be in the low to mid 70's. In Loreto it will be partly cloudy today, Tuesday and Friday, with sun every other day and temperatures just short of 80°F in La Paz we have crystal blue skies this morning with a high of 78°F forecast for today. Winds will reach this far south Tuesday and into Wednesday up to 20kts. By late Wednesday winds will abate and temps will climb to just about 80°F through the holiday weekend. In Los Cabos the throngs of holiday visitors has already begun and the weather should be pretty darn nice for the holiday week. With a Chamber of Commerce made to order forecast of sun and temps bouncing around the 80°F mark through the whole week. Enjoy.

Today is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, as the angle of the earth to the sun reaches its zenith at 23:03 GMT (4:03 in BCS, 3:03 in BC) Happy Solstice everyone, we'll soon be on the down-hill side back to summer.

 

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