San Felipe - Archive of weather for April 2008.
Daylight Saving Time began at 2:00 a.m. on the 6th.of April in Baja California (first Sunday). This is four weeks later than the start of DST in the USA (onSunday March 9th).
Wednesday 30 April - 3:30 p.m. A wonderful, late spring, afternoon. Out on the beaches it is 83 degrees with 53% RH. Winds calm, water gentle. Don't forget that Thursday 1st May is the national Labor Day holiday in Mexico. The Net will be closed. (ej). 7 a.m. Dry and cool conditions expected to continue through the week-end. Without forests close by those winds that are causing havoc north of the border will bring dust-storms to the south especially in the dry salt flats between here and Mexicalli. However, like yesterday, we may not be that affected. We continue to live our vacation style of life here in San Felipe in bright sunshine, warming waters, but possibly gusty breezes this afternoon.(st) Yesterday’s Max84 F, Min 68 F. Humidity currently 29%.
Tuesday 29 April 9 a.m. Already the overcast has burned off, some clouds remain but it is turning out to be one bright, sunny day with only light breezes so far. 7 a.m. It's supposed to be sunny with breezy conditions but our skies this morning are litterally a light overcast with some clouds and with no sun and no breeze at all. Waters are quiet. Everything is still! Let's see what the day brings. (st) Yesterday’s Max 90 F, Min 68 F. Humidity currently 26%.
Monday 28 April - 2 p.m. In town at the office it is 90 degrees with 16% RH. Out on the beach we have a much more pleasant 82 degrees with light northerly breezes. The tide is out and there are beautiful, wide, white stretches of sand for walking or jogging. (ej). 7 a.m. A beautiful night for sleeping; the temperature dropped back almost to the 60's; but this morning it's already up to the 80's. Clear skies and calm waters this morning. We expect a very dry, low pressure system bringing breezy, cooler daytime temperatures for the next couple of days. The winds will change to the SE/SW but temperatures will be a little cooler. What a great way to end the month of April. (st) Yesterday’s Max 89 F, Min 58 F. Humidity currently 20%.
Sunday 27 April - 10:30 a.m. Well it is blowing up a dust storm over town with almost whiteout conditions next to the sand dunes above Club de Pesca. Streams of sand are crossing the road and it makes a very interesting visualization of how the wind currents blow. Out on the beach we have 85 F and 29% RH with north winds at 15-25 mph. The sea is covered with whitecaps and the Jose Andreas has just fought the conditions to get out of the bay and on the way to the fishing grounds. I hope the fishermen have taken their Dramamine. This is the afternoon of Las Amigas Luau on the beach at Playa Club. I hope the winds will moderate before it is time to eat or we will have very gritty pork. (emm) 7 a.m. Those north winds kept me awake much of the night. A strong high pressure will stay with us keeping us in the 80's through this Wednesday. Notice we have been maxing in the 80's since last Wednesday. Today we should all relax and enjoy life as it is at it's very best in San Feipe. Dia del Trabajo on Thursday, May 1 is fast approaching. Yesterday’s Max 89 F, Min 69 F. Humidity currently 21%.
Saturday 26 April - 10 a.m. The strong winds we had on Friday morning have dropped but we are still getting the tail-end of the Southern California Santa Ana condition here. There are northerly breezes at 5-10 mph with 78 degrees on the beach. All things considered it is going to be a very nice weekend and already I can see around 20 people on the 5 mile stretch of bay beach from the harbor to Punta Estrella. The tide is low at this time and there are no extreme tides until the Cinco de Mayo. Don't forget that Thursday 1 May is a national holiday in Mexico (Labor Day) and the banks will be closed.(emm) Yesterday’s Max 85 F, Min 63 F. Humidity currently 29%.
Friday 25 April - 11 a.m. Steady northerly breezes 10-15 mph on the beach with 80 degrees and 30% RH. Whitecaps on the sea. Good kitesurfing weather! (emm) 7 a.m. What a drastic reverse! Yesterday morning was so cold we added light sweaters. Yes it warmed up above the 80 F mark, and then only cooled to just below the 70's; pretty warm for sleeping. The winds no longer come directly from the north but more to the west. Clear skies and warm sun wil have an impact on the total picture today. Great for the Luau tomorrow. (st) Yesterday’s Max 83 F, Min67 F. Humidity currently 21%.
Thursday 24 April - 2.p.m. In town we have 81 degrees with 30% RH, on the beach it is 76 degrees with hazy skies and light easterly breezes. (ej) 7 a.m. We reached our goal yesterday, getting into the 80's and it should stay strong through the week-end. However, the night did cool somewhat more than expected. Clear skies and that warm sun should offset the winds that have changed back to the north. We are looking forward to a very popular Luau hosted by the Las Amigas Association this week-end. (st) Yesterday’s Max 84 F, Min57 F. Humidity currently 30%.
Wednesday 23 April - 1:30 p.m. Out on the bay beaches it is 77 F with light easterly breezes. In town at the office 82F with 39% RH.(emm). 7 a.m. We threw off the covers as the temperatures remained the highest we've had overnight in quite a while. We had noticed the winds had turned and were coming from the SE as we ate last evening and hoped this was a sign. Yes, it was. Clear skies and a strong sun will now do it's job and maybe today we should reach high into the 80's once again. (st) Yesterday’s Max 80 F, Min 68 F. Humidity currently 29%.
Tuesday 22 April 11 a.m. Clear and calm on the beach with 73 degree temperature. I can look down the entire length of the bay beach, from the harbor to Punta Estrella, and there is not a soul in sight. (ej) 7 a.m. Yesterday the winds turned to the south-west for a lovely evening but then turned back again to the NW for another cool night. However, dinner on the patio was a pleasure with wine and conversation until dark. A Pacific low pressure system will continue to bring breezy, chilly weather to this area through Thursday. After all, this is still only April. (st) Yesterday’s Max 78 F, Min 60 F. Humidity currently 24%.
Monday 21 April 7 a.m. The nights continue to be wonderfully cool for sleeping. Although our day temperatures remain a little cooler than we would like we know that the day is coming when it will turn hot and stay that way. El Centro is enjoying 80 degree temperatures but they do not have that wonderful breeze off of the water. Notice that the breeze changes directions often. So we continue to enjoy clear, sunny skies daily and oh.....that strikingly bright orange, full moon that rises early every evening. If you dine at 6:00 or so, be sure to get a table by the eastern windows at restaurants so you can see this phenomena. It is definitely a conversation piece. (st) Yesterday’s Max 75 F, Min 62 F. Humidity currently 30%.
Sunday 20 April - 2 p.m. Dozens of people are out on the bay beaches enjoying the 72 degree temperatures, easterly breezes and crystal-clear skies. It is high tide. People who went to the Blues and Arts festival yesterday said they enjoyed it very much; only the lack of anything to eat and the fact that the beer ran out in early afternoon dampened the spirits.(ej) 7 a.m. Last night it was down-right cool for sleeping. This morning is what yesterday should have been; clear, sunny, and warming. Now the clouds have passed and we shall be rewarded. That north-east breeze we are experiencing should become more to the west later in the day. And we are hoping for temperatures in the high 80's. In other words, we are back into the norm and hopefully will stay that way.(st) Yesterday’s Max 80 F, Min 61 F. Humidity currently 27%.
Saturday 19 April - 3:30 p.m. Out on the beach we have thin, high cloud passing over with 73 degrees in the shade and 71% RH. Breezes are easterly at 5-7 mph. High tide passed about 1 hour ago. The full moon is tonight.(emm) 7 a.m. I was surprised by the almost solid low cloud cover this morning blocking the early morning sun. Let's hope it will either burn off or blow off in the soft but mostly northern breezes we are also experiencing. I guess that Pacific low pressure system has stretched all down the Colorado river area passing through our northern section of the Sea of Cortez as it makes it's way eastward towards Phoenix. Forcasts called for sunny weather and warming temperatures throughout the week-end, but I don't see but a 5 degree change as yet. Remember the Blues and Arts Festival today.(st) Yesterday’s Max 84 F, Min 65 F. Humidity currently 23%.
Friday 18 April 7 a.m. A repeat of yesterday morning: brilliant sunshine sparkling on calm, quiet waters with just a soft breeze tickling our branches. Yes, it's cool; but the promise is a rebound of more normal temperatures starting today. Low pressure and breezy periods are expected Saturday but it is warming back to near normal folks. The town will be bustling with final preparation for the Blues and Arts Festival tomorrow. Amazing how the nice weather interrupted the pattern 3 times for special events this Spring. Near normal temperatures are expected through next week (that could mean back into the 90's). (st) Yesterday’s Max 79 F, Min 60 F. Humidity currently 22%.
Thursday 17 April 1 p.m. On the beach we have a cool breeze 5-8 mph from the NE and the sea is getting choppy. Shade temperature is 73 degrees and the tide is high. (emm) 7 a.m. Clear, cool skies lay over waters that are so still it's scary. Yet we have a soft breeze from the north swinging gently the branches on which our bird families are perched discussing their plans while keeping an eye on the nests close by. Early this morning I actually got up and checked the thermometer and then added an extra blanket to my bed. Just Sunday the low was 68 degrees; now it is 15 degrees cooler. Enjoy, the temperature will swing hot faster than you expect.(st) Yesterday’s Max 76 F, Min 53 F. Humidity currently 21%.
Wednesday 16 April 5 p.m On the beach A cool northerly breeze is keping the temperature down to 76 F though in town it is almost 80. (emm) 7 a.m; Brilliant sunshine sparkles on the shimmering waters of the Sea blinding us if you look directly at it. The trees gently rock the mamma bird with a morsel of food in her mouth for the newly hatched, but papa bird doesn't seem to be around. I wonder if that's the one the cat ate yesterday. Nature is cruel. We notice it is about 10 degrees cooler this morning and may be for the next couple of days but they promise it should rebound by Friday. The town is still bustling with activity as more families are doing their last minute shopping before leaving for the summer. Also we have guests arriving for the Blues and Arts Festival this week-end. It's constantly changing. (st) Yesterday’s Max 88 F, Min 62 F. Humidity currently 24%.
Tuesday 15 April 2:30 p.m. Out on the beach we have 82 degrees and light easterly breezes with thin, high cloud passing over town. The water, at 72 F, is warming up slowly. (ej) 7 a.m DST. Unexpectedly the weather pattern has stayed with us, meaning it reached over the 90 F mark. Nevertheless we can expect clear skies but cooler temperatures today.Yesterday in El Centro the temperatures read about 10 F higher because of all the cement and blacktop so the sound of air-conditioners was everywhere. The cry of the sea-gulls over the Sea of Cortez brings you back to freedom and the reality of life in San Felipe. Enjoy! (st) Yesterday’s Max 91 F, Min 68 F. Humidity currently 29%.
Monday 14 April 7 a.m DST; We almost made the 90 F mark yesterday before it started to cool. Notice that even the night did not reach as high as previously. So we can expect just a bit cooler for the next few days going into the next low pressure system. Our April big week-ends are progressing; one down, two to go; the Blues and Arts Festival and the Las Amigas Luau. The weather should be great for all of these. (st) Yesterday’s Max 89 F, Min 66 F. Humidity currently 24%.
Sunday 13 April 7 a.m DST; Great weather! After seeing so many people congregated at one occasion or the other, this morning is extremely quiet. Time to listen to the seagulls or to smell the flowers. Seems everyone is enjoying their spring gardens. Out here at Campo Ocotillos we now are on the city water system, which means we will be able to enjoy much more greenery at a reasonable price. Those of us who remain for the summer will try our hand at a greater variety of local plants. We are reminded though, that most plants cannot tolerate that 100 degree summer weather. (st) Yesterday’s Max 85 F, Min 69 F. Humidity currently 21%.
Saturday 12 April 3 p.m. on the beach. Very quiet. All the people have gone to the opening of the Diamante Residencial development or the Woofstock benefit at El Dorado. Meanwhile here by the water's edge it is 81 degrees with breezy conditions and choppy seas.(ej) 7 a.m PDT. Those snowbirds that stuck around this past week are being rewarded with the warmest week-end of the year. Already we started the day 6 degrees warmer; the night was 10 degrees warmer. Time for sleeping on the patio roof of many homes built on San Felipe style houses. We expect a great turn out today for WOOFSTOCK, a program sponsored by the Animal Rescue Group of San Felipe. See you there. (st) Yesterday’s Max 84 F, Min 68 F. Humidity currently 22%.
Friday 11 April 4 p.m. A delightful afternoon on the beach with the current temperature of 77 F. Moderate, easterly breezes and virtually nobody around. (ej) 7 a.m DST: TGIF: A gentle breeze coming from the north is swaying 2 birds sitting on the branch, one with food in it's mouth, the other ready to take off. The nest with 2 tiny, hungry babies is nearby which drew our attention. Although it is still on the cool side, all signs are pointing to a gorgeous week-end starting today. (st) Yesterday’s Max 77 F, Min 58 F. Humidity currently 23%.
Thursday 10 April 7 a.m DST; Everything is quiet this morning, however we do expect the winds to pick up again; not as strong as yesterday when they blew all day and into the night. North winds will turn to the south later today. And yes, we then expect a warming trend. Our bright San Felipe sun is already up and doing it's job, so it will be a beautiful day. (st) Yesterday’s Max 82 F, Min 59 F. Humidity currently 27%.
Wednesday 9 April 8:30 a.m. update: The wind is ferocious. My wind-gauge shows winds of 25 mph with gusts up to 28 mph; which is really strong for San Felipe. There are white caps on the water, and the horizon is barely visible. The skies have a very light cloud cover so we have very little sun and we can hardly see the horizon. This is all expected to die down by evening. st 7 a.m DST: It's here! Strong winds and a cool trend is definitely in store for today. Late yesterday and through the night the strong breezes kept our motion light going on and off. El Centro NAF and Imperial County Airports reported 50 mph winds with wind advisories extended until 6 AM. Expect sustained 15-25 mph wind with gusts 30-35 mph at nearly all locations today as a strong cold front moves slowly off toward the east. Then we will expect a warming trend to return giving us a maximum reading for this week-end for the WoofStock events sponsored by the Animal Rescue Organization so important to San Felipe. We expect a record turn-out. (st) Yesterday’s Max 82 F, Min 61 F. Humidity currently 23%.
Tuesday 8 April 7 a.m DST: That windy weather promised for later today has definitely not yet arrived. It is very quiet out there this morning with an easy breeze of 3-7 mph. During the night we had winds but I didn't take the readings. It is a gorgeous, sunshiny morning in cloudless skies and a quiet seaside out there just begging for us to stroll along the shore with our coffee. With a -3.5 tide at 9:25 this morning there should be lots of would-be clam diggers just around the next bend where the digging is best. This is only Tuesday with the warmest week-end yet about to be upon us. Snow birds that have already left are missing the best time of the year in Spring, some heading for still snow country. Why? (st) Yesterday’s Max 82 F, Min 61 F. Humidity currently 25%.
Monday 7 April 7 a.m DST: Dry but warm weather today and tomorrow with a significant dip on Wednesday. Then back to normal. Yesterday was a little cooler than expected but on the whole, most of us here give these temperatures an A+. Some snowbirds who made arrangements to leave around the 15th wish they could have planned to leave a little later because this is so perfect. Again this month is full of major entertainment and good-bye BBQ's. This town is alive! (st) Yesterday’s Max 78 F, Min 65 F. Humidity currently 30%.
Sunday 6 April 7 a.m DST: It was just a little tough rolling out of bed one hour earlier this morning. We have now caught up with our partners north of the border. So if you think there is a discrepancy in the Current weather pattern it is because it is about 10 degrees earlier than I would have reported this same time yesterday. This dry but breezy weather will remain with us for the next few days with clouds bringing us a dip on Wednesday, but then back to this pattern. No complaints here. (st) Yesterday’s Max 83 F, Min 59 F. Humidity currently 26%.
Saturday 5 April 7 a.m: More of the same. Dry, breezy weather remaining cool for the next few days. However we are not complaining. 80 degree readings are just fine with us. Even the nights are perfect for sleeping. Clear skies and that warm sun are the right ingredients for a great week-end. Don't forget that the Baja goes on DST at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. (st) Yesterday’s Max 81 F, Min 61 F. Humidity currently 28%.
Friday 4 April 7 a.m: A low pressure system continues to bring us dry, breezy weather, cooling somewhat by Saturday afternoon and remaining with us for a few days at least. Soft cloud streaks to start us off this morning will burn off soon and we should have a beautiful, eighty-ish week-end. Nothing major is on schedule but the rest of the April week-ends are full. DST will start Sunday. Enjoy today. (st) Yesterday’s Max 80 F, Min 61 F. Humidity currently 32%.
Thursday 3 April 7 a.m: We were awakened during the night by a strong, cool breeze coming through our open windows. After we closed them, it seemed it wasn't very long before calm took over again. This morning I awoke just as the sky was turning pink, about 400 a.m. I could see it was going to be a clear day with only a slight breeze from the west. Hopefully the warming sun will bring us closer to the 80 F mark today. (st) Yesterday’s Max 75 F, Min 62 F. Humidity currently 38%.
Wednesday 2 April 7 a.m: I was not happy to see the dull morning under cloud covered skies. But as the sun rose, the clouds have thinned. Sharing coffee with friends we are all pleased that the day will be perfect for the last day of San Felipe's Association of Retired Persons (SFARP). This means we are winding down for the season. Around April 15 we will have seen an exit of many of the snowbirds and the town will be settling down for our own, quiet summer season. On the other hand, summer has taken on more of a vacation destination for those who are building their own retired life, as long as they have air-conditioning. We find much to keep us active as you will see in the coming reports. (st) Yesterday’s Max 71 F, Min 57 F. Humidity currently 42%.
Tuesday 1 April -- 2 p.m. update. An awesome day in town. Calm and warm with 73 degrees and 48% RH. On the beach we have light easterly winds with 71 degrees and 60% RH. (ej). 7 a.m: Standing in the sun one tends to shed that jacket, only to replace it instantly when you move to the shady side of the building. It's that kind of weather. High pressure and clear, sunny skies continue to hold our warm temperatures here in San Felipe, at least until tomorrow. (st) Yesterday’s Max 66 F, Min 51 F. Humidity currently 32%.