Monday, October 3, 2016


I was much cooler this weekend.  And I felt two drops on my cheek yesterday afternoon while hanging with the kids at Wilder Ranch.  But nothing really fell around here.  A dusting fell in the mountains.  The Kirkwood cam looked mostly white early his morning and there were reports of snow down to 5000 feet around Reno.  Chilly.  The next wave pushes through today, mostly to our north.  And while the PNW stays wet for the week, we will begin drying.  Today, Monday, will see some clouds later in the day and remain cool in the low 60s.  Tuesday sees its clouds in the morning, and warms to the upper 60s.  From there we see more sun and more warmth building all week, with a chance of hitting just about 80F for the weekend.

Things are getting active in the NPAC.  We may see some smaller N and NW swells being generated this week.  When we look into the mid and long term models, we see an increasingly active pattern with more, larger swells being generated.  It even suggests a moderate rain storm for around the 16th.  That is way too far out to have any certainty at all.  Still, it is interesting to see.

The Loma fire has burned almost 4,500 acres and is now 81% contained.  Shout out to all of our fire fighters working hard out there.  The fire is no longer visible from Santa Cruz, as it is burning down toward Santa Clara on the far side of the hill.  But there are still many local residents out of their homes.  Apparently, some base humans are out and about soliciting donations for the fire victims, under the name of Cal Fire, illegally and  pocketing the money.  Don't give to these guys.  If you want to help, contact one of these organizations:

  • Salvation Army of Gilroy: Address: 6701 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020, Phone: (408) 842-3991 ~ Accepting in-kind donations of clothing, household goods and toys.
  • Salvation Army of Santa Cruz: Address: 812 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 429-8118 ~ Accepting in-kind donations of clothing, bedding, materials, as well as any food donations.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank: Address: 800 Ohlone Pkwy, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 722-7110 ~ Accepting any bulk food donations or smaller items.

  • We are into October and the weather machine is turned back on.  Stay posted here. I'll be posting up several times a week until we start to see some real excitement.  Until then.

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