|It amazes me how these guys stay put during big swells. Sea Anemone, Santa Cruz.|
Fricking sick out there today. High 30s at sunrise and low 70s at lunch time. Sunshine, with a stiff off shore morning breeze lightening up a bit through the day. Subsiding swell, but subsiding form one of the biggest yet this season. Head high surf in town and bigger up the coast. Should be a beautiful winter day out there. And while that surf does continue to drop, the daytime highs soar through mid week. Flip flops and t-shirts baby! 75F on Tuesday. Low 70s for Wednesday and Thursday. Then we get to experience some of that cold everyone has been talking about. Only going to reach into the upper 60s for Friday and low to mid 60s on the weekend. Ah, California is rough. It is funny to think how my mother wonders how I can endure our cold, foggy summers and our stormy, rainy winters. I'm not sure either, because it has been some time since I have endured them.
In the last post I suggested a pattern change for this coming weekend and next week. Over the last several days that has changed on the models. The GFS has gone the way of the Canadian. There are storms still projected, but the first, on Saturday, does its best to break down our resilient high pressure. Hence the drop in temperature. But it gets sent north and now the thinking is the high will bubble back up, and we could be back into record temperature territory again the following week, as a series of storms gets sent into the PNW and BC. Not here. Which is too bad. We really need the water. If you drive over the hill, I'm sure you have noticed how terribly low the Lexington Reservoir is. Well, that is pretty much the deal all across the state. And there is no snow pack to melt off. We at least did get a few inches over this past Saturday, and it even drizzled here on the coast for five minutes, but we need feet of water at this point to make any significant impact. And as of this morning, it looks like it could stay dry, and quite warm, through the end of the month. Pray for rain folks.