|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.