Sunday, February 18, 2018
Voice to Text
Looking down into the Sea this morning I can see that moisture plume is mostly high whispys. The plume is also broken and will be sending these scattered bands of clouds over the Sea today. There will also be periods of sunshine. The models are pretty much in agreement that these clouds in some form will be with us for another couple days with Tuesday seeing the last of this plume. We’ll see?
This evening a strong cold front will move into the northern waters of the Sea of Cortez. Strong SW winds will develop in the northern Sea then clock around to the NW behind the front and be in the low 30s all day tomorrow and diminishing early Tuesday morning. The Bay of LA and San Franciscito Bay will see winds on Monday in the mid 20s. It does not look like the strong winds will extend much further than this.
In southern California and the Great Basin they are saying that this cold front will bring the coldest temperatures of the winter with numerous low temperature records being broken. Temperatures 20-30 degrees colder that normal. When this cold front moves into the Sea of Cortez the next several days will see daytime highs in the low 60s and the rest of the week will be “Two dog nights” with overnight lows in the low 50s.
Looking now south to along the west coast of Mexico I can see all the way to Central America this morning.
Today will see the strongest winds in the Gulf of Tehuantepec for the next week with NE winds in the mid 20s. the low teens from the NE are expected for the next week.
That’s what is going in our hood. Looking now north to the west coast of America where it is raining this morning from Seattle to Eureka.
In the Seattle area more snow than rain is being forecast for today. The Olympic range now has Winter Storm Warning posted and the Straits of Jaun de Fuca are also expecting significant snow. Clearing and cold are expected through mid week with temperatures in the high 20s.
In northern California rain in the valleys and snow lowering to the foothills today and tomorrow. This will be followed by near record cold temperatures with a possible widespread freeze. What will likely be the coldest air of the winter season will begin to impact portions of the region tonight. Sacramento was 49 at sunrise this morning and will warm to 59 this afternoon.
In southern California Winter Weather Advisory and Wind Advisory headlines were added to the forecast for the upcoming cold winter storm moving in from the Great Basin today and tomorrow. Strong westerly winds will develop over the mountains and deserts, and some light rain and snow showers may break out, creating wintery conditions over the mountains tonight night through tomorrow night. Dry and a little warmer midweek, then cooler again next weekend with another chance for light precipitation as another cold trough moves south along the Coast. San Diego was 49 this morning and will warm to 69 this afternoon.
Looking now over to the desert southwest a couple of weather systems will bring a chance of showers through Tuesday. As colder air moves into southeast Arizona Monday, snow will fall in the mountains, especially the White Mountains. After the precipitation exits the region, freezing temperatures will return to valley locations Tuesday night, mainly east of Tucson. Tucson will warm to 69 today.
That’s what is going on to the north of us. Back on this side of the Fence moderate winds are expected in the central Sea today and tomorrow picking up a little on Tuesday.
Here is a brief look at the winds for the 3-day forecast period.
The northern sea, Sonoran side: the high teens from the NE today, the high teens from NW tomorrow and Tuesday.
The northern sea: The Bay of LA area: light SW today, the mid 20s tomorrow from the SW and light NW on Tuesday.
The central sea: The Guaymas area: Light SW today, the mid teens from the SW tomorrow and the mid teens from the NW on Tuesday.
The central sea, Baja side: Concepcion Bay: light NE today, the low teens from the NE tomorrow and the high teens from the NE on Tuesday.
Puerto Escondito: the mid teens from the NW today, the low 20s from the SW tomorrow and the low teens from the SE on Tuesday.
The Southern sea: La Paz area: the low teens from the NE for the 3-day forecast period
The East Cape: the high teens from the NE today, light NE tomorrow and around 20 from the NE on Tuesday.
The Mexican Riviera: Mazatlan: 18-23 from the NW for the 3-day forecast period.
Puerto Vallarta: light NW for the 3-day forecast period
Cabo Corrienties: light NE today and tomorrow and light NW on Tuesday.
South of Cabo Corrienties: It looks like the mid teens from the SW for the 3-day forecast period.