Monday February 19 2018

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Setting Sun over Sea of Cortez
The green flash is a solar phenomenon that only occurs under very specific conditions. Many people THINK they may have seen the green flash, but have they really? Before you think I’ve spent too much time with old comic books, drank homemade tequila, or chewed on the wrong cacti, let me assure you that none of these are responsible for “The Green Flash”....
Hurricane Norbert off the west coast of Baja California Sur
Yes, once again this is the season to turn our weather eye south, to the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) and watch tropical waves and seas surface temperatures. These are the components that bring tropical cyclones to Baja Sur. When these storms come, how do you know what is really happening? (see Hurricane History in Baja) You want the truth about...
The Coromuel Winds in the Bay of La Paz harken back to pirate times
Almost every evening the wind blows from the SSW during the spring and early summer in the Bay of La Paz Coromuel winds area a welcome and unique phenomenon of the La Paz area. These south-to-south west winds begin in the late spring and continue for most of the summer months. They generally begin to blow an hour or so before sunset and continue through the...

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When is the best time of year to visit Baja California Sur?The southern state of the peninsula, Baja California Sur can be divided into three weather regions, the Pacific coastal region, the inland...
Cruise ship in Ensenada, Baja California
The northern state of the peninsula, Baja California can be divided into three weather regions, the Pacific coastal region, the Inland region and the Sea of Cortez region. With the Pacific Ocean much...
How Hurricanes Form
Over the past 13 years, I have authored more than 150 researched articles for the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Watch Report. This article is a compilation of the interesting tidbits I have gathered, the...
History of Hurricanes on the Baja California peninsula
In 2014 Hurricane Odile rewrote the record books, having become the most powerful tropical cyclone to ever make landfall on the Baja California peninsula. Major Hurricanes very rarely make landfall...
There have been as many as 5 active tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific at one time.
Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Camille…and more recently; Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita were all devastating hurricanes that hit the US. Where do these names come from, who picks...
Eastern Pacific IR BW Satellite Image

Animated and still satellite images of the Baja Peninsula, Mexico, the Eastern Pacific and the East Eastern Pacific...

Animated AVN Satellite view of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Zone for tropical cyclones that could affect the Baja California Penisula
Snorkeling and sight-seeing charters are a great way to explore the wonders of the Sea
Weather for the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula - the state of Baja California Sur. Includes forecasts for Puerto San Carlos, Loreto, La Paz and Los Cabos.
Port of Ensenada, Baja California
Weather for the northern portions of the Baja peninsula - the northern state of Baja California. Includes forecasts for Ensenada, Mexicali and San Felipe
Baja AVN Satellite View

A color AVN satellite view of the entire Baja peninsula animated and updated in 15 minute slices over the last 2.5 hrs. An excellent view to predict the weather in your part of...

Keeping Hydrated in the heat

When you continue to live and work in Baja year round you need to adjust your habits to avoiding heat stroke by keeping the body hydrated. 

Color enhanced satellite image of Cat 3 Hurricane Odile hours before making landfall

Unfortunately, we needed to amend this article a little, after the passage of Hurricane Odile. Odile was the most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall in Baja, and the most...

The Coromuel Winds in the Bay of La Paz harken back to pirate times

Almost every evening the wind blows from the SSW during the spring and early summer in the Bay of La Paz Coromuel winds area a welcome and unique phenomenon of the La Paz area...

What is a Blue Moon?

I’ve always wondered what they were talking about when I was told: “That’ll happen ‘once in a Blue moon”. Then I heard that we were going to see...

Cruise ship in Ensenada, Baja California

The northern state of the peninsula, Baja California can be divided into three weather regions, the Pacific coastal region, the Inland region and the Sea of Cortez region. With...

When is the best time of year to visit Baja California Sur?

The southern state of the peninsula, Baja California Sur can be divided into three weather regions, the...

How Hurricanes Form

Over the past 13 years, I have authored more than 150 researched articles for the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Watch Report. This article is a compilation of the interesting...

There have been as many as 5 active tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific at one time.

Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Camille…and more recently; Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita were all devastating hurricanes that hit the US. Where do these...

Hurricane Norbert off the west coast of Baja California Sur

Yes, once again this is the season to turn our weather eye south, to the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) and watch tropical waves and seas surface temperatures. These...

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.

• Water - Probably the single most important...

Dry storage yard following the passage of Hurricane John

Good Hurricane Preparation is the best insurance a boat can have. Being that I had been the owner and operator of a sail loft for 12 years in La Paz Baja California, Mexico, I...

The Sea of Cortez remains deliciously warm into November

 As a year-round resident of Baja Sur, fall is my favorite time of year, so I'm getting ready for a little vacation.

History of Hurricanes on the Baja California peninsula

In 2014 Hurricane Odile rewrote the record books, having become the most powerful tropical cyclone to ever make landfall on the Baja California peninsula. Major Hurricanes very...

Setting Sun over Sea of Cortez

The green flash is a solar phenomenon that only occurs under very specific conditions. Many people THINK they may have seen the green flash, but have they really? Before you...

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