Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wind This Week

I'm in Tucson so I don't know how well it blew yesterday but the wind reports showed northwest wind of about 15 knots late in the day. Monday is calling for decent south wind and then Wednesday through Friday switching back to northwest. Thursday is looking really good! Maybe over 25 knots!

I'll be in Massachusetts by then. I'm taking my kite gear but don't expect to get to kite much.

Have fun.  Kite safe.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Day After Day

Nothing is like it used to be. I know I'm not.

But, here I'm talking about the weather. The last winter season was milder than ever and now the summer is unlike any that I've seen here in San Carlos. Day after day I wake up to flat seas, clouds, and lots of humidity. And very little wind.

Usually the wind comes from the southeast in the winter. It comes straight up the Sea of Cortez and brings with it some of the turbulent tropical weather. It normally pushes waves up coming from the Pacific Ocean and the storms down south. (It also brings us the Portuguese Man o' War.) For nine years I lived in front of the sea. I always had wind and always had waves crashing against the sea wall. Not this year.

This year the wind has come mostly from the southwest. From Baja. Light winds, calm seas. Should be good for the fishermen but I hear the Dorado season has been poor. No waves at the beach to play in. Most folks don't bother to go to the beach until after 5pm. Too hot. Water temperature has been 90 degrees for a month already.

What's next?