Thursday, August 25, 2016

Schools Back In.

Seems like now that summer break is over, it is a good time to get back to some posting of weather.  Been a foggy run since I got back into town in early August.  Looks like that is to continue.  Nothing exciting to report.  Mid 50s by night, mid 60s by day.  Fog in the morning, slowly burning off.  I've seen a few days where the sun is out before noon, but that is not the norm right now.  Expect that to continue through the end of the month.  But then it will be September.  Typically the month when the nice weather arrives.  I'll be looking forward to seeing the sun rise again.  I spent several weeks on the east coast and love how it is is hot out, on the beach, at 8AM.  Waves were tiny, but it was alluring to get in, just to cool down.  That is not so much the case as I am putting on a damp wet suit on a cold foggy morning.  Of course, we actually had some waves last weekend.  So that makes a difference as well.

Enough stream of consciousness.  Expect to see more updates soon.  Winter is far from predicted, but indices suggest another dry one.  So keep up the good work and conserve water.  And pray for my tomatoes.  They do not like this fog.  I've been trimming away the lower leaves to allow air flow.  Hopefully that will help.  Until next time; cheers.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Been a few months since I've posted regularly in this blog.  Slowly making my way back to it, and plan to post up about weekly now that it is summer.  If life permits, I'll be back at it regularly once the weather starts get more interesting come fall.  A La Nina is brewing, as I am sure you heard.  If memory serves me right, 10/11 was such, following a weak El Nino.  That was a very big winter.  Anyway, today it is foggy.  It has been so for a week now it seems.  Sure, there has been sun, and such, at times, but coolness pervades.  And this morning, there was drizzle.  Pretty cool.

Once is Enough, back in March.  Things filled in nicely this year.

This chilly, damp weather is to continue through the work week.  If you have things you want kept dry, bring them inside.  The next few mornings will be wet from overnight drizzle.  Afternoons are fair, with some sun, and light winds.  By the end of the work week, winds shift more NW, and stronger.  Mornings will remain on the grey side, but be at least dryer.  By then a few southerly swells will start arriving.  Nothing like that last run that many of ya all enjoyed, but filling in from the low in swell mid week.  One is from a tropical system, and two are the southern hemisphere.  All added up, we could be seeing head high around town.  Good summer fun.

Daytime highs will lift into the 70s over the weekend, and more sun arrives for next work week.  I'll follow up with a report before then.  In the meantime, welcome to July.

Friday, May 20, 2016


It felt like an autumn morning out there early.  I was actually shocked when I felt warm around noon.  In the yard this afternoon, it felt cool again.  Across the bay, clouds pile up like cotton on the headlands.  Crisp and clear here in Santa Cruz.  Still looks like mostly a chance for drizzle here in town.  Just maybe a little very light rain for the hilly zones.  Along the coast will likely be damp in the morning.  Reports from the Sierra is that this system is already over delivering.  So that would mean a few inches.  I-80 is closed eastbound for what that is worth.  Lassen might get a foot plus.  Every last inch of snow counts, although it is all well north of where it is most needed. The drought condition has improved slightly since I lasted posted with 42% of the state still in D3-D4 conditions.  Not cool, but better than a few weeks ago.  These small rain systems are doing their part.

March was a good month.

Cool tomorrow, in the low 60s.  Cloudy, with a chance for showers, increased through mid day.  Things look to be dry on Sunday, and warmer up a bit for next week.  And a return to that foggy morning, breezy sunny afternoon thing.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It is not over yet.

Been suuuper busy, so not really posting up.  As we see another chance of rain approaching, in late May, I thought I'd make sure it is on the radar.  In case you have plans this weekend.  I do.  Anyway, the weather has been fairly nice.  Good spring growing weather, with fog sticking around through the morning, allowing seedlings some minor warmth, then clearing, with nice warm afternoons in wind protected areas.  The winds sure look like they have been ripping on the ocean come afternoon.  Anyway, it is a good start to the growing season, and with sun popping out every day, we are not in the gloom.  The goal is to avoid the gloom while your tomatoes are fruiting.  Babble, babble.  Weather is looking to remain the same through Thursday, although there may be gustier northwest breeze come afternoon.  Friday will be a bit cooler, and cloudier.

Grommithog Day 3/29:  A Grom emerges from his hole and sees bluebird fresh pow.  There will be 8 more weeks of winter.

And seems like the best chance for rain in Santa Cruz will be very early Saturday morning.  QPF is low, so don't expect a down pour.  There is currently one one-hundredth of an inch forecast near Monterey.  More is expect along the Sierra crest, and they may see snow flakes falling at lake level Saturday.  Accumulating snow in the high country.  Could be a powder day Saturday morning.  Squaw is open if you need lift served.  Carson Pass is fat, and I believe Tioga and Sonora will be open from the west this weekend, if you climb.  Just a little jealous I'll miss out on Sonora.

Showery weather may return Saturday afternoon.  Even a slight chance for some thunder, with a greater chance on the west slope.  Could be a fun day.  Weather system mostly east of us by Sunday, but still in the Sierra through Monday perhaps.  A return to the spring like weather is likely for Santa Cruz to start next work week.