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Weather for the Baja California Peninsula

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Subscribe Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:51 AM MST It is called the Santa Anna winds near the border and a Norther in the Sea of Cortez, but whatever and where ever you call it, it will endure through Thursday now. Temps along the Pacific coast will remain clear and warm while the inland deserts will get brisk and windy and the north wind will funnel down the Sea of Cortez all the way to Los Cabos. The next 24hrs will hold the worst of it hopefully. Not a fun time for cruisrs to make a crossing to the mainland. .

In Baja California The Pacific coastal areas benefit from what there is called the Santa Anna condition, with a strong offshore flow. From Tijuana to El Rosario offshore breezes to winds will bring temps to a peak Wednesday in the upper 70's and nothing but sunshine. A great time to visit the wine country of Baja California. Inland things get cooler, like in Mexicali, where the winds from the high altitude 4 Corners region of the US tend to drop temps. Temps in Mexicali are forecast to bottom up just below 70°F, probably 6-10°F cooler than the coast. Along the Sea of Cortez, San Felipe will see our big lake start to get whipped up for the first time this year. We saw our first, just about on schedule, norther on the 17th of November and it was a 24-36hrs brief one. This norther will see a series of High pressures park over the 4 Corners region and even a little to the south, and just pump winds doe the greater Colorado valley into the Sea of Cortez. San Felipe will already be blowing and could peak out close to 30kts before this blow is over.

In Baja California Sur, The Pacific side around Guerrero Negro north to San Ignacio and further around to the Cedros Islands are also going to blow. The region could also see winds from the northwest that will bring some very cool temps (upper 60'Fs) to the Pacific coast through mid week, then it it will warm up a bit again. In La Paz we already have a stiff breeze coming from the north, which has peaked nearly 20kts at 9:49AM this morning, according to our weather station located on the entrance to Marina CostaBaja in La Paz. The winds are expected to peak in La Paz early Tuesday and remain with us to some extent through late Wednesday and on into early Thursday even. Winds could peak around 30kts. The central Sea east of Loreto may develop the greatest winds in the venturi portion of the Sea between there and Guaymas. This could make the southern Sea pretty bumpy and not the best time to make a crossing. The coming weekend so far, looks like a good time to make the jump, for our mariner friends. (Also check out this great wind forecast tool for boaters)

Tropical Cyclone Names for the Eastern Pacific – 2014

active Indicates an Active System - Dissipated Systems show greatest intensity achieved

H4 Amanda

H5 Genevieve

H5 Marie

TS Trudy

TS Boris

H1 Hernan

H3 Norbert

H2 Vance

H4 Cristina

H4 Iselle

H4 Odile


TS Douglas

H3 Julio

H1 Polo


TS Elida

H1 Karina

H1 Rachel


TS Fausto

H1 Lowell

H4 Simon


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