Monday, September 19, 2016

Battle Fronts

Sunday was warm.  My inaccurate car thermometer registered 101F on King Street at 3:30 in the afternoon.  That was not too far off, as a nearby gauge topped at 100.4F at 4:37PM.  Like I said, warm.  And a while back on the 12th we got some actual rain.  3/100 of an inch.  Not too much, but it certainly did rain for a bit.  The seasons are struggling to change as we approach equinox.  Over the next ten days we could see a shift to more fall like weather.  As in warmer, less fog, and eventually light winds.

First things will cool off a touch from yesterday's warmth.  Monday is forecast to reach just about 80F.  We may warm more than that, but by Wednesday, we should see a more dominant marine layer  This will block sun and drop temps to the lower 70s.  Still not as cool as that chill hey called August.  Holy cow was that nipper.  I am all in for the sun.  So are my tomatoes.  So much happier.  Anyway, we shift back toward sun and warming late in the work week, with a good chance of being back in the 80s for the coming weekend.

As we shift seasons, so does the swell direction.  A fresh NW is in the water this morning.  The first of the season, other than a few small, short period burst in the pst few weeks.  5'@14s this morning should be offering up head high waves.  Bigger if you head north.  Kind of fun to see it starting.  There may be another pulse late in the work week, then we wait.  Speaking of waiting, the monarch migration will begin soon with all the change in the air.  Can't wait.  Autumn is my favorite time of year here in Santa Cruz.

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