Friday, August 21, 2015

Slowly warming, and massive hurricane swell.

It is true.  By the middle of next week the daily highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.  My car read 81F today.  I think I was on Graham Hill in the early afternoon.  Still, it was cool down along West Cliff, especially with the afternoon breeze.  The trend continues. Plenty of grey in the morning.  Onshore flow strengthening by 9AM or so.  Each day a bit warmer than the nice.  And it is real nice out, especially if you are in the sun and out of the breeze.

Torre del Mangia in the late day Sienese sun.

Japan is getting hammered by huge surf today, courtesy of Super Typhoon Atsani.  The storm is curving north and then north east, sparing the nation a direct blow.  The storm will continue to rage, though it will be weakening.  Remnants make it as far as the dateline by the middle of next week, before encountering a firm ridge of high pressure.  Still, swell will radiate out across the North Pacific by the latter half of the week, and we should see some of that arrive for next weekend.  Could actually be a nice early season showing.  A long period south arrives around the same time.  At least a little something to get us past the weak wind swell and dribbling souths we have now.

Nothing too exciting weather wise just yet, but signs of an active northern Pacific are always good.  More to come.

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