|Hanging in the splash zone north of town. Near Santa Cruz, on a beautiful autumn day.|
All in all, things are starting to feel a little more on track, with typical October weather in both the near and long term. This last storm finally completed its run ashore well north of our region. Not a speck of rain. Sunshine pretty much all the way. And that is how the coming weekend looks, with a potential offshore event and significant coastal warming. Saturday will break brisk, in the lower 50s. The sun will slowly warm things up. Do remember it is October. As a breeze begins to push out of the valley, warm air will caress the beaches. You find the right south facing location and it will be plenty toasty to get your tan on. Not hot mind you, just nice an warm and pleasant out. Sunday looks almost as nice, and as we move into next week, the wind shifts to a more northerly direction and we find ourselves back in the low to mid 70s.
Fine, fine weather. And the long term models suggest that we will continue with mild, sunny weather through the month. Don't forget that long term models are not very good at specifics. But they do a decent job of suggesting trends. So we are likely in for a fine month.