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At Campo Ocotillos:.

Sunday, Jan 29, 8:00 a.m.
Current 69°F
Relative humidity 26%
Skies clear
Wind: NNE 1-3 mph
Yesterday's High 72°F
Overnight Low:59

Moon phases: are shown on the Tide Calendars in the charts to the left of this column.

water temperatures are diagramed in the charts to the left of this column.


The North American satellite picture

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Earthquake reports:  above Mag 3.0

The San Andreas fault is NOT a single, continuous fault, but is actually a fault zone made of many segments. Movement may occur along any of the fault segments along the zone at any time. The San Andreas fault system is more than 1300 km (800 miles) long, and in some spots, is as much as 16 km (10 miles) deep.

Max 3.3 Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 04:29 PM at epicenter, 11 miles W from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja Cal

Max 3.0 Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:03 UTC, 17 miles S from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja, 36 miles SW from San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora,

Max 4.2 Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 13:31 UTC, 15 miles NW from Guadalupe Victoria, 18 miles SE from Mexicali, Baja Cal

Max 4.1 Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 01:30 UTC 40 miles SSE 25 from Mexicali, Baja Cal

Max 3.2 Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 09:50 PM, 19 miles SW from El Centro, CA or 19 miles WSW from Mexicali, Baja Cal

Max 3.2 Sun, Jan 08, 2012 at 09:19 UTC, 16 miles SSW from Guadalupe Victoria, 38 miles SW from San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Max 4.1 Tues, Jan 03, 2012 at 2:18 p.m. 11.4 miles) S.E.of CHANNEL ISLANDS REGION, CALIFORNIA and 50 miles WNW from San Clemente Is., CA

Also 2 other 3. quakes in the Guadalupe Victoria area on Dec 30 and Dec 31.

Mag 4.3 Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 3.34 p.m.UTC... 15 miles SSW from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja

Mag 3.2 Fri, Dec 02, 10, 2011 at 12 AM 14 miles SSW from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja Cal
• 56 km (35 miles) SW (223°) from San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

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The local weather report as we see it today,

Sunday, Jan 29, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. Riding slightly above normal the thermometer tells us it's like spring. The birds are acting a little bit 'lovy' and the plants are drinking a little more water. The forecast promises it will be like this all week, in the 70's, a bit above normal. We can expect cool winds to kick up periodically but no rain in sight. It's absolutely great for the Animal Rescue 'VIVA' shoe sale at the pavilion with the after-party at Rumors. st ....Yesterday's high was 72, low 59.

Saturday, Jan 28, 2011 - 2:00 p.m. Walking on the beach is a real chore. The wind has kicked up to about 25 mph on the waterfront, better contained on shore. Cold it is not! The temperature is riding in the 70's. The dogs loved it .8:00 a.m. Slightly choppy seas catch our eye this morning. Also, there's a brisk northern breeze out there. But at 67 degrees we're not complaining. Temperatures favor light attire through all of next week. We expect the decreasing winds to revert back to the SW by tomorrow for the San Felipe Animal Rescue, VIVA, shoe sale at the pavilion with the after-party at Rumors. st ....Yesterday's high was 74, low 59.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. What a beautiful morning. Any threat of rain has disappeared replaced by excellent sun-bathing temperatures in the high 70's through Monday. Warm breezes are from the SW. This is great for the Las Amigas Casino Day on Thursday and the VIVA shoe sale at the pavilion on Sunday with the after party at Rumors. st ....Yesterday's high was 71, low 59.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. As usual we did not see any rain as the clouds passed over us Monday. Today we have a few clouds lingering, and a soft northern breeze. Fishing & Shrimping ought to be great Although it's cool and overcast somewhat we are not complaining as the forecast is nothing but positive for the rest of the week. This is great for the Las Amigas Casino Day on Thursday. st ....Yesterday's high was 66, low 56.

Monday, Jan 23, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. You can almost hear a pin drop it is so quiet out there. A light , almost transparent cloud cover with plenty of sun coming through to cast shadows. But still it is cold enough to send dollars to the Electric Co. We could get some showers early this afternoon, but expect it to move on quickly. Starting tomorrow we can look for our warm sun to return for the rest of the week. st ....Yesterday's high was 72, low 54.

Sunday, Jan 22, 2011- 8:00 a.m. A beautiful morning in spite of the possibility of rain by tomorrow night. We have some high clouds, more to the south of us, and a cool northern breeze but not as strong (yet) as the threat last evening. After Tuesday we can start looking for warmer temperatures heading to the end of the week....Yesterday's high was 72, low 54.

Saturday, Jan 21, 2011- 9:00 p.m. Surprisingly the wind had picked up this evening and knocked our patio chairs around. But it didn't last all that long. We headed for bed and slept easily through the night. 9:00 a.m.Rising late this morning the sky is now mostly clear but it is warm and quiet out there. Great for the first Club de Pesca-Punta Estrella 27 km beach run/walk today. We do not expect any chance of rain until after the week-end. st ...Yesterday's high was 66, low 50.

Friday, Jan 20, 2011- 11:00 a.m. The sky has dropped and we have a dense fog, so close we can't see the hills close by. However by 1:00 everytthing was clear again. 8:00 a.m.Plenty of sunshine but some clouds are starting to again accumulate in our area. Nothing like Oregon and Washington these days. It should hold good for the week-end; good news for the first Club de Pesca-Punta Estrella 27 km beach run/walk on Saturday. But they are warning of a chance of showers by monday or tuesday. Notice we are having earthquake activity. st ...Yesterday's high was 65, low 50.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Tenperatures remain low but the sun continues to shine. With only soft breezes to offset, we expect it to again warm up quickly. This should be great for the first Club de Pesca-Punta Estrella 27 km beach run/walk on Saturday. st. ...Yesterday's high was 68, low 47.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2011- 8:00 a.m. What a beautiful red sunrise we arose to this morning. But in 20 minutes it was turning a soft blue sky, with very few cloud streaks aloft. The winds, which were from the south-west, have completely died leaving the sound of the water just slipping up and down on the bea  ch. With very low tides recently, a new, wider beachfront has grown. With warmer weather this week clamming and beach-combing are popular. What a life! st. ...Yesterday's high was 63, low 56.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Looks like we have a wonderful forecast ahead of us this week. Clear skies, soft warm breezes, and calm waters: what more could one ask for? I expect the park will be full for the Taste of San Felipe day put on by the Rotary. st.  ...Yesterday's high was 71, low 52.

MLKing Day
Monday, Jan 16, 2011- 8:00 a.m.
We have a gradual warmer and dryer trend from West to East following the tiny period of rain yesterday. High pressure is again building across the western states. We have a 1st quarter moon with medium tides. No earth quake activity in our area. Looks like it will be a warmer, dry day Tuesday for the "Taste of San Felipe" put on by the Rotary. st ...Yesterday's high was 65, low 51.

Sunday, Jan 15, 2011- 6:40 p.m. The rain lasted only 10 minutets.  When I stepped outside the door the stars were shining. So much for that threat.   6:00 p.m. 60 degrees! Halleluyah! It's actually raining in San Felipe. It has been solid overcast all day, not cold, but damp, here in Campo San Felipe. We have a warm temperature with absolutely no breeze. Actually very pleasant as it just now is turning dark for the night. I wonder what is in store for us?  8:00 a.m. A heavy cloud pattern is sweeping directly over us as we speak. The threat of  rain is definitely possible today through early Monday.  Temperatures are under 60 degrees this morning with a high of only 66 yesterday. A warming trend will follow this low with clear skies for Martin Luther King day and the Rotary "Taste of San Felipe" following on Tuesday. We must be living right. st ...Yesterday's high was 66, low 42.

You have to be fast for a trophy photo like this. M Bohnert 6:30 a.m.

Cont'd: 8:00 a.m. A heavy cloud pattern is sweeping directly over us as we speak. The threat of  rain is definitely possible today through early Monday.  Temperatures are under 60 degrees this morning with a high of only 66 yesterday. A warming trend will follow this low with clear skies for Martin Luther King day and the Rotary "Taste of San Felipe" following on Tuesday. We must be living right. st ...Yesterday's high was 66, low 42.


Saturday, Jan 14, 2011- 9:00 a.m. The sky was completely clouded and turning red at 6:30 a.m. 20 minutes later it was all over; the sky now is just overcast. Low pressure will bring a chance of rain by tomorrow night through Monday, Martin Luther King Day. But Tuesday should be a great change back to sunny for the Rotary Taste of San Felipe. st ...Yesterday's high was 68, low 55.


Friday, the 13th, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Jogging fever is taking hold in the camps. It's not really cold, a slight, brisk breeze is enough to goad you on. Mostly clear skies may change as they predict a slight chance of showers in the Yuma forecast Sunday night. Barring that, we expect our weather to continue in the 60's through next week. st ...Yesterday's high was 68, low 55.

This was the scene we woke up to . .....photo by M.Bohnert..6:45 a.m.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Great photos emerge with cloudy skies. Warm jackets or sweate are all that is needed as temperatures remain normal and no rain predicted. We saw several shrimp/fishing pangas in the waters north of the rock. High tides have left the sand smooth once again. We see several joggers both on the beach or on the mile strip between camp and the highway. I suspect the same activity for the other camps in the area, especially when we have low tides. st ...Yesterday's high was 70, low 50.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2011- 9:00 a.m. Cloudy skies created good sleeping-in weather. This photo was taken at 6:45 a.m. There was no breeze to speak of. But we are bundled up  ready for another cold day. I guess this will last through Friday. Maybe we'll even have a chance of light showers from the west on Sunday. (More roof jobs for local laborers?) We should return to normal next week. st ...Yesterday's high was 66, low 51.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Brrr! It has dropped down below the 60 mark here. The electric company will be in full operation. There are a few strong, non-threatening clouds overhead but no breeze to speak of. The calm waters have again crept almost to the high mark of 18', low of -2.5'. This clears the sand & tire marks from 4-wheelers etc. and makes it much easier for strolling or beach-combing. Also low tides are great for clamming. Dress warmly and enjoy. st ...Yesterday's high was 65, low 59.9.

Monday, Jan 9, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Almost identical forecasts persist today. We're still in the 60's with a cool breeze from the north. Plenty of encouraging sunshine but it is a winter-cold that reminds us to wear jackets. When that sun drops down to the mountain line to our west it gets dark and cold quickly even though Ensenada is still in sunshine. With the full moon we will have a high tide of 18' about 1 a.m. and consequently a low tide of -3' about 8 this morning; a lower tide of -2.7 by 8 this evening. Great for clamming. st ...Yesterday's high was 68, low 56

Sunday, Jan 8, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Strong north winds have chilled the house so dress warmly this morning. Clear, cold skies are not inviting, even colder tomorrow morning. They say that it is down to normal readings for this time of year. Hang in there for Tuesday leads into the rest of the week for warmer temperatures. The Las Amigas are having a Sunday brunch scheduled for this morning. The rest of us will probably hug our fire-pots. Expect cooler morning lows by tomorrow. st ...Yesterday's high was 69, low 55

Saturday, Jan 7, 2011-1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. It has begun to clear away the fog and we are again wearing sun-glasses. Also, it is reasonably warm. We did not need heavy jackets to walk the dogs. 8:00 a.m. What a shock to see a heavy fog bank roll in across the Sea from the east. Visibility is down to 1/2 mile or so. We cannot see El Charro just 1/4 mile south of us. We expect lower temperatures and breezy conditions today through Tuesday. Bring out your heavy jackets again folks. st...Yesterday's high was 70, low 52

3 King's Day
Friday, Jan 6, 2011- 8:00 a.m
. Another beautiful day in paradise. The water is so calm; take your company fishing. Today is DIA DE REYES, the final day of the holiday period when many Mexican families celebrate and exchange gifts. Then follows a week-end, when they can continue time off and holiday leave. On Monday most business activity will start up for the new year. st...Yesterday's high was 72, low 55

Thursday , Jan 5, 2011- 8:00 a.m. We're still well above normal temperatures for this time of the year. A low pressure system and windy conditions are expected to bring them down to at least normal over the week-end. At SFARP Wed we learned about SKYMED emergency evacuation plans; If a plane cannot land at night, they will pay for an ambulance to get you out of SF. At the bank yesterday there were very few customers compared to a normal Thursday; businesses are still on slow-down till after Dia de Reyes (3 King's Day) tomorrow. Watch out for Monday, st...Yesterday's high was 71, low 58

Wednesday Jan 4, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. Continuing the high pressure system through the rest of the week we will be in above normal temperatures through the weekend. We are within an ebb-tide period, great for clamming and beach-combing. Businesses are still enjoying this week's slow-time but watch out for next week while they try to catch up. This morning at the SFARP meeting at the Ocotillos lodge should give more insight to the town's plans for the new year. st...Yesterday's high was 73, low 58

Tuesday Jan 3, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. The high pressure system remains. Forecasts continue to suggest above normal readings this week, maybe 5 degrees above normal by Sunday. However, situated right on the waterfront we will remain cooler. Businesses will remain slow or nil through Friday of this week, 3 King's Day which leads us into the week-end. Next week will be the start of 2012 activity. Enjoy till then. st...Yesterday's high was 71, low 61

Monday Jan 2, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. We're disappointed that they've changed the forecasts. Our expectations for temperatures in the high 70's have not yet matured. Low pressure moves in towards the end of the week cooling us by just a few degrees more. The Rotary meets this morning. Then calm waters and a low 4'8" tide at 1.30 p.m. will encourage clamming and shelling in warm sunshine. There's always something happening in San Felipe...Yesterday's high 71, low 59

Sunday Jan 1, 2012 - 9:00 a.m.
High pressure will keep temperatures in the high 70's through all of this week in the San Felipe area. Light winds have switched to the NNE. Last night some wore faux furs expecting it to be cold for New Years Eve parties but today they will be in shorts. We may hit record highs by Thursday of this week. Stand by...st Yesterday's high was 71 low 57.

Saturday Dec 31, 2011- 8:00 a.m
. How great it is to be here in warm San Felipe. High pressure will remain for the week-end across the desert south-west. We are still expecting high temperatures near or into the 80's for New Year's Day. All the major restaurants will be in high gear, and many smaller parties will gather to avoid the midnight traffic. Semi-formal, warm-weather clothes will be popular this year because it is so tropical. Happy New Year's Eve everyone,...st Yesterday's high 74, low 53.

Friday Dec 30, 2011- 8:00 a.m. What wonderful weather for New Year's celebration days. With high pressure remaining, it is supposed to climb each day, at least till next Tuesday. A soft, warm breeze fans our flag and the ocean waters ripple with small waves. Further across the horizon we see a foggy coastline over Puerto Penasco but it will no doubt burn off quickly. Inland some friends are going to take a desert run to close out the year. In town business has picked up some. And at home everyone, it seems, is busy cooking or baking for tomorrow & the week-end. Happy holidays everyone. ..st Yesterday's high 69, low 53

Thursday Dec 29, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Happy Holidays. With temperatures in the 70's all this week friends and families will be celebrating in the warmest weather of the season; with New Year's Day maybe 77 degrees. Not a cloud in the sky to cast a shadow on calm waters softly rippling in almost no winds. It is days like this that beckon to would-be fishermen to hire a panga-deer who know the area well and can almost guarantee to find good spots. And they will even help you clean your catch for a minimum donation.....st. Yesterday's high 72, low 57.

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Wednesday Dec 21, 2011- 8:00 a.m. Happy Holidays. It is back up to 60 and by Christmas it may be up to 70 again. Our beautiful sun has c hased away all signs of clouds . Mt. Diablo is clear of any snow. With no breeze whatsoever and calm waters it is going to be a beautiful San Felipe day. Indeed, it is obviously leading into a great week-end so have a Merry Christmas. ....st. Yesterday's high 72, low 57. 

Tuesday Dec 20, 2011- 3:30 p.m. I'd like to say the rain has stopped, but it is still overcast and sometimes sprinkling. We show 1/2" in some places. Tony writes that Punta Estrella had almost an inch of rain. However it is 60 degrees and no breeze, very pleasant. 8:00 a.m. In complete surprise it is pouring down rain here in San Felipe. We arose around 5:00 a.m. to find a complete heavy overcast. Sure enough within 1/2 hour we had a heavy cloudburst. Besides several electrical outages I have had extreme difficulty in trying to get this weather report up today, so will stop here for now. It is now 10:00 a.m. and still pouring rain.....st. Yesterday's high 73, low 54

Monday Dec 19, 2011 8:00 a.m. Yesterday's clouds have disappeared into bright, clear sunshine. That low pressure system has now moved east across New Mexico. Friends and relatives can rely on the promise of a warm Christmas here in San Felipe. A reminder that because Christmas is on Sunday, banks and businesses will be closed on the following Monday....st. Yesterday's high 73, low 49.

Sunday Dec 18, 2011 8:00 a.m. That low pressure system is leaving us, moving east, where the snow level in South Central Arizona could drop to nearly 5500 feet. Clouds are also moving eastward. And in good ol' northern Baja our warm southern breezes are chasing away any thoughts of snow or cold. In fact we can now look forward to a milder week and indeed a warmer Christmas Day next Sunday. Heavier traffic is moving both north and south as our residents and out of town visitors come and go for the holidays. Remember Tony's warning last month: quote: "I suspect that we have already entered the season of goodwill where police at every level are expected to be productive and earn their Christmas bonuses". Drive carefully, watch those speed limits and be prepared for longer waits at the check points. st. Yesterday's high 71, low 48.

Saturday Dec 17, 2011 8:00 a.m. It certainly doesn't look like rain overhead, but those clouds could fool you. That low pressure system remains intact through today. However our sunshine and southern breeze should give us a great week-end as compared to the rest of northern Baja. With nothing major on the calendar we can partake in all the small, local gatherings sure to be with us through Christmas. Enjoy this weekend. st. Yesterday's high 72, low 47.

Friday Dec 16, 2011 8:00 a.m   Light clouds float across the skies in another relatively cold morning. That Pacific low pressure system will keep it cool through Saturday with a very slight chance of showers. Hopefully dry and warmer weather will be with us next week for Christmas. Tamales anyone? st. Yesterday's high 73., low 48.

Thursday Dec 15, 2011 8:00 a.m   Oh but it's cold, in the high 50's this morning even though next Wednesday is the 1st day of Winter, meaning the sun will start on it's return north. Let's hope it warms up into the 70's quickly today. A low pressure system from the NW could bring us a slight chance of showers tomorrow and through the week-end. Thank goodness the SFARP is having it's Christmas dinner today. Wear your jackets folks. st. Yesterday's high 72., low 49.

Wednesday Dec 14, 2011 8:00 a.m  

Light rains lasted only until noon yesterday in our area. But I have a report that it poured in El Centro all day yesterday, at least through 6:00 p.m. But travelling from Mexicali home, like magic, it was like a wall stopping the rains just below El Major on Hi 5. This morning in San Felipe we still are in the 70's and 40's. The thermometer has now gone down to 58 degrees. Lot's of clouds overhead; and believe it or not we see snow on the mountains.

The waters are calm so our hardy fishermen will be out with heavy jackets, bringing in today's catch. The Las Amigas ladies are bundled up too for their meeting today. Some hotels and restaurants don't provide heat so maybe fur coats are not out of order. st. Yesterday's high 71.4, low 45.9. st.

Tuesday Dec 13, 2011 8:00 a.m   We have had light rains off and on from last evening continuing throuth this morning. To look out upon the water it is gloom and doom, heavy with humidity and light but solid cloud cover. However it is surprisingly warm and inviting. The winds are nil and the water is laying calm. Shrimp boats will probably be out in force doing their normal day's toil. It's interesting to see some shoppers carrying umbrellas to town, or wearing light jackets. Patchy fog is possible this evening, so travelling down the highway late at night is not advisable. We expect it to be a little cooler tomorrowfor the Las Amigas luncheon but warming up on Thursday when the San Felipe AARP group will be having their Christmas dinner. There will be many other activities around town.enjoying San Felipe's mild climate. Come and join us. st

Monday Dec 12, 2011 8:00 a.m   We're back into the 65 degree weather temperatures this morning but many light clouds dot the otherwise clear skies. We may still expect some rain this evening through Tuesday ahead of the pacific low pressue system off the California coast. Hopefully rain will hold off for today's Virgin de Guadalupe celebrations. Actually, it looks like we'll have cooler weather through the end of the week but hopefully still in the low 60's.Warm sweaters and jackets are all that are necessary yet in beautiful San Felipe.st

Sunday Dec 11, 2011 8:00 a.m   We continue to have clear, crisp air but it is just above 59 degrees. A Pacific storm is on the move heading East towards Baja. We're looking for a good rain tomorrow night through Tuesday, This gloomy weather should then move on across the south-western U.S leaving us cooler than average temperatures through the rest of the week. All over town there are small gatherings through the holidays. Sorry the weather forecasts are not that cheerful. .... st Yesterday's high 73, overnight low 50

Saturday Dec 10, 2011 8:00 a.m Yesterday's high was only 72, but the night warmed considerably. We saw an almost complete eclipse of the moon at 5:15 this morning before it headed over the mountains to the west. Now the air is so clear and crisp even shadows have outlines. The RECORD off-road racers should be heading back to Ensenada today. Breakfast at the Swap Meet and the Casa de Fe luncheon at Pete's Camp today sound delicious. Fishermen are doing well; proof are the many wonderful seafood menus all over town. Optimism is very high this time of year.... st Yesterday's high 72, overnight low 54

Friday Dec 9, 2011 8:00 a.m   We have a more positive outlook for the weather picture this morning. It is already 8 degrees warmer than yesterday morning and we're looking for near normal temperatures for the week-end, maybe in the high 70's. Light, warm breezes from the SW is encouraging for the Ensenada-San Felipe RECORD Off-road race starting today. Closer to home Volunteers for Indigent and Vulnerable Animals, VIVA, is holding a brunch at Los Arco. Also, Casa de Fe, is hosting a brunch at Pete's Camp tomorrow. And calm waters will bring out the fishermen, guaranteeing fresh seafood for every menu... st Yesterday's high 74, overnight low 48

Thursday Dec 8, 2011 8:00 a.m Brr. Back on go those heavy jackets this morning. There are lots of clouds up there, but they should burn off quickly. We hit a new low for the season in San Felipe but already as I am typing this the temperature has risen to 55 degrees. I do not know when the City Light Parade is today but wear a warm jacket and choose to stand in the sun. They still promise nice weather for the week-end and the race. ... st Yesterday's high 70, overnight low 45

Pearl Harbor Day
Wednesday Dec 7, 2011 8:00 a.m We have a sunny day, much warmer than yesterday.  But there are heavy, white snowball clouds across much of our otherwise blue sky. With harly any breeze and almost 60 degrees we can doff those jackets early. The pangas should be out in full force gathering lots of shrimp, small, medium and large and covina fish to sell at the swapmeet and other outlets around town. You can almost guarantee to find venders down at the pier for a good price. Today we should have a great turn-out for the San Felipe AARP (SFARP) meeting. And many visitors will come for the race starting Friday. It promises to be nice weather through the week-end
... st Yesterday's high 70, overnight low 48

Tuesday Dec 6, 2011 8:00 a.m It looks like we may have warmer weather today through Sunday at least. Here the brisk morning air unexpectedly hits you as you step outside the door. And as you move out from the sheltered area a cold northern breeze whips your jacket around you. There are small whitecaps on the water, enough to keep most pangas at home for one more day. All this may calm for the Ensenada-San Felipe RECORD Off-road race starting Friday. Tell your visitors to bring warm jackets if they plan to monitor the race.....st Yesterday's high 70, overnight low 47

Monday Dec 5, 2011 8:00 a.m Threats of rain have not materialized in San Felipe. During the night we reached down into the 40's and this morning we've got all the heaters on. However a high pressure system will build into the area Wed thru Sat bringing us a warming trend. Great for the Ensenada-San Felipe RECORD Off-road race on Friday. ....st Yesterday's high 69, overnight low 45

Sunday Dec 4, 2011 8:00 a.m All of the vibes we are getting from the weather advisories are cold, cold, wet & wet. But not in San Felipe. Yesterday we doffed our sweaters during the afternoon sun but snuggled in warm suits for the evening out. The low pressure system continues to spread from Phoenix eastward leaving us completely in moderate temperatures for the coming week.Great news for our many visitors....Yesterday's high 71, overnight low 49.

Saturday Dec 3, 2011 8:00 a.m Youmay notice that today we start with only a slightly higher reading than yesterday's low. We can paint a beautiful picture with the sun shining through only a few clouds, mostly over the mainland. We see no snow over Mt. Diablo. That soft breeze from the south is still very cold. However San Felipe's weather should remain reasonably warm compared with the rest of this area. "I'm having a very slow and difficult time putting up the weather on Firefox. It may be a Telnor problem. So I will keep it short today".Yesterday's high 64, overnight low 56.


Friday Dec 2, 2011 8:00 a.m. Yesterday about 4:30 p.m. we saw a rainbow, signs of better weather ahead. And sure enough the rain clouds have passed heading east across Northern Baja. Winds have literally died. The sun has come out in full force warming us by 4 degrees already. I checked for snow on Mt. Diablo but saw none. Actually there is a heavy cloud still lingering at the 10,000' level and the fog lays heavy over the Pacific coastline. At temperatures in the 50 degrees, that is not where I would want to be. We plan to stay in the high 60's to 70's and let the rest of the storm continue it's trip east.....st Yesterday's high 72, overnight low 46.


Last evening this beautiful cloud streaked for miles acrsoss the sky just begging for us to capture this scene. .................Photo by Mel Bohnert As the sun set we could visualize the  storm heading this way not knowing what to expect...Photo by Mel Bohnert This morning we saw nothing but gloom as the temperature dropped by degrees before our very eyes. .........Photo by Mel Bohnert

Thursday Dec 1, 2011 12:00 p.m.  What a morning this has been.The winds increased to 17 mph with stronger gusts bending the smaller plants.As it started to rain everyone retreated indoors, but it lasted only 25 minutes. The winds then decreased and back out we went, only to get chased in again and again as the clouds moved in and out over various sections of San Felipe. By noon it has almost stopped. No more winds, no more rain, just cold and gloomy. The temperature went back up and we ventured into town. I guess the storm is over. 8:00 a.m.As I am preparing this report the thermometer has dropped from 64 to 57 degrees; the rains came and the north winds erupted with such a surprising force we ran to save our patio furniture. There are small whitecaps on the water, just daring any shrimp pangas to venture out today. I'm sure the large fishing vessels will be huddled in shelter as Tony has photoed on the front page. This is all coming from that pacific north-west low pressure storm system but it was not expected this fast. You can actually see it ripple down and across the north-east Baja with a vengence. I expect to look out to Mt. Diablo by tomorrow to see snow while the rest of us enjoy pockets of rain showers. Enjoy today. It might get exciting. .....st Yesterday's high 74, overnight low 58.  


Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011.   8:00 a.m. Enjoy today as tomorrow we are promised a major change as stormy conditions approach from the northwest. Expect it to be very windy over our area during the night as a cold front moves in. We will drop about 15 degrees during this period, possibly windy and light rains too. And this is expected to last through Saturday and into early next week. I notice in Fresno the temperatures for today read H-69/L-51 and in Seattle it is H-47/L-33 (freezing).Notice we're still in the 70's.We're still smiling!.....st Yesterday's high 74, overnight low 55. 

Tuesday Nov 29, 2011, 8:00 a.m. Everything remains favorable for another nice one.  It has started warmer and should again raise about 10 degrees throughout the day.  However I've dug out my sweaters in preparation for the coming cooler weather. A cold front coming out of the Gulf of Alaska will head down our way, but remain mostly to the east of us. How can we be so lucky? Guess we'll get back out into the yard work to enjoy the best of this week. .....st Yesterday's high 75, overnight low 57 

Monday Nov 28, 2011, 8:00 a.m. Although forcasts predicted warmer weather this morning we expect it to gain 10 degrees for today's high and even warmer tomorrow. But watch out for later this week as it cools down significantly. With nothing on the calendar we can spend the rest of this month on yard work or around home projects prior to ushering in a cooler December. Or maybe we should refill our lockers after all the holiday parties we have had. Please shop in San Felipe. What stays in this town will come back to you. .....st Yesterday's high 76, overnight low 59.

Sunday Nov 27, 2011, 8:00 a.m. A day of rest! It is warming each day as this week starts out, at least until Wednesday. Very light breezes from the north east this morning invite you to walk the beach, or jog to the nearest highway.  Football dominates the rest of the day's schedule for some.  Personally I enjoy cooking up a good Sunday meal with thoughts of eating on the patio in such great weather. In just 4 more days we will be back into winter mode, which in San Felipe is still in the 70's. .....st Yesterday's high 74, overnight low 62.

Saturday Nov 26, 2011, 8:00 a.m. The skies are so bright it hurts your eyes.  We have a soft breeze out of the north, but it will quickly change to the east. We just passed the high tide of 19.7 with the new moon. Of course that brings the low minus tides, great for clamming or just beach-combing for treasures. And 8:00 a.m. does collide with the hour the earlybirds head for the local Swapmeet north of town. Shortly thereafter some will head out to the Lagunas Percebue Poker Run which has become popular over the years. It is such a beautiful day for all of these events.  .....st Yesterday's high 73, overnight low 59.

Friday Nov 25, 2011, 8:00 a.m.  Back to our beautiful sunshine, it is just gorgeous. A soft breeze does not deter from a warming temperature gathering quickly. It should reach into the mid 70's today and almost to the 80's by early next week.Our low reading for the day also is warming.  Great news for the Lagunas Percebue Poker Run on Saturday. There are many people in town but ideally it is a quiet week-end. .....st Yesterday's high 73, overnight low 59.


One can peek out to see the sun just coming up.           Day breaks just before the clouds all but disappear.  Photos by Mel Bohnert

Thanksgiving Day:

Thursday Nov 24, 2011, 8:00 a.m.  At 6:00 a.m.the morning is beginning to come alive. By 8:00 we have only a streak left before the sun takes over. There is a slight, warm breeze fanning the calm waters of the Sea. Most homes are buzzing with activity, especially us gringos and our turkeys. But many visitors are opting to try the traditional mexican menues of the many local restaurants. The temperatures will get into the 70's by noon so maybe we'll eat on the patio. We can only sympathize with our friends in Phoenix who are expecting rain by tonight. Ah! What a life. .....st Yesterday's high 75, overnight low 54.

Wednesday Nov 23, 2011, 8:00 a.m.  Sunny and crystal clear with hardly any breeze.  If this weather holds through tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, we've got it made. Any chance of rain will probably appear  in Yuma tomorrow night. We should have a great turkey day. And some will be getting ready to head for the Lagunas Percebue Poker Run on Saturday.  It should be a very busy week-end.......st Yesterday's high 74, overnight low 55

Tuesday Nov 22, 2011, 8:00 a.m.  Bright sunshine is expected to warm us somewhat today and tomorrow but then it will cool again for Thanksgiving Day. This gives us a chance to don winter clothing for...one day... before slipping back into the normal sunshine belt clothing we're used to. By next Saturday we could possibly be back to the low 80's. This being the first business day this week after the long holiday week-end banks will probably be very active. Grocery stores too will continue to be busy as we now stock up for another big dayThursday. Then some of us plan to head for the Lagunas Percebue Poker Run on Saturday. San Felipe is never boring......st Yesterday's high 73, overnight low 57

Monday Nov 21, 2011, 8:00 a.m. It's a new week opening in the 60's but warming into the higher 70's. The cool winds out of the north are keeping temperatures down. Things will now settle down in this little town. Banks and businesses are closed following yesterday's formal activities. A great day to renew acquaintances with other nearby communities or go for a desert run now that the racers have all returned to their homes. Then we have the gringo Thanksgiving holiday coming up on Thursday. And Strange as it may seem, they expect it to be cooler on that day only.  Patio dinners may not be popular .....st Yesterday's high 72, overnight low 58. 


Sunday Nov 20, 2011, 7:00 a.m. It's likely any chance of a storm has blown over and we are back on track.  There are a few clouds over Puerto Penasca but our skies are clear.  The flag is showing northern breezes keeping things rather cool.  The racers are all back home in Ensenada. Traffic here in San Felipe seems heavier this week-end, partly because of the racer's families who visited and partly because of the holiday. We are scheduled to have a large Dia de la Revolution parade this morning. But banks and businesses will be closed Monday giving everyone a nice long week-end......st Yesterday's high 74, overnight low 57.

Mexico sunrises never cease to amaze us. Even when it is overcast that sun finds it's way into our easy-going, liesurely way of life...Photo by Mel Bohnert


Saturday Nov 19, 2011, 8:00 a.m. Although the clouds are more predominant and it remains cool, still the sun shines through. We have no fear of rain through the end of the race which should start north again sometime today, finishing Sunday in Ensenada. There is a soft northern breeze tugging at us as many visit the local saturday morning Swap Meet. Tomorrow morning the big parade celebrates the Mexican Dia de la Revolution The business holiday will be on Monday giving us a long, long week-end. ......st Yesterday's high 76, overnight low 62

Friday, Nov 18, 2011, 8:00 a.m. That beautiful sun belies the fact that the sky is beginning to show streaks of clouds, possibly preparing for the coming weather system from the Pacific NW. However, closer to home are the clouds of dust seen off to our west whenever a racer is streaking by on his way south in the Baja 1000. One would think the threatening weather is holding off just for this event. Not until late Sunday night will we have anything at all to fear. By that time they will have announced a winner. This is a holiday week-end for Mexico; Dia de Revolution.They plan to have their big parade on Sunday and hold the actual holiday on Monday: meaning the banks & businesses will be closed on Monday. Enjoy!......st Yesterday's high 75, overnight low 65.

Thursday Nov 17, 2011, 8:00 a.m.  It's actually so bright out there this morning it hurts the eyes. Clear, clear skies with absolutely no breeze this minute causes us to step back behind the drapes at first. Instantly you are drawn back outside to see if it is warm, and yes, it is in the 70's.  Enjoy it, because on Sunday it may drop about 10 degrees for the next couple of days. I think many are looking forward to getting out there at the check points to see the races which actually start today in Encinata. By Sunday the contestants will all be back home and no-one will mind the temperature drop......st Yesterday's high 75, overnight low 63.

Wednesday Nov 16, 2011, 8:00 a.m. It's very humid out there this morning, but clear skies and warm sun should dry things out a bit. This will bring warmer temperatures Friday, cooling 5 degrees more by Saturday. Let's hope things remain calm through Sunday when another pacific low pressure system is expected to move into SE California. This does not necessarily mean rain as far down as Ensenada. We'll have to wait and see.  This morning there is an SFARP meeting at the lodge with speakers from the area. Maybe we'll get more information regarding the Baja 1000 which is expected to come through the desert area Friday and Saturday.....st Yesterday's high 72, overnight low 60.

Tuesday Nov 15, 2011, 8:00 a.m. We still see some clouds over the horizon to our east but basically it is clear and cool and a little damp.It promises to warm up to maybe 75 and continue on this path until Friday. But watch out! On Saturday it will cool down again preparing for yet another pacific storm heading our way for Sunday and Monday. This is not good news for our Baja 1000 racers who start in Ensenada on a beautiful Thursday but will still be on the trail through Saturday when it will cloud down ....st Yesterday's high 75, overnight low 58.  

This is real!! The sun was actually red to our eyes but here's proof that our vision of nature is deceiving. ............... Photo by Mel Bohnert


Monday, Nov 14, 2011, 8:00 a.m. Mostly clear skies and warm winds greet us this day I was not prepared for showers last night but we see that the ground was damp this morning. However it cleared during the night. There are very few clouds in the sky, and what a beautiful sunrise. There is not a whisper of a breeze and the humidity is heavy with moisture as this Pacific low passes across our northern border and Arizona. We can expect beautiful weather for the Baja 1000 on Thursday and Friday but then partly cloudy again on Saturday.....st Yesterday's high 74, overnight low 58. 


Sunday Nov 13, 2011, 8:00 a.m. While all the rest of northern Mexico is still facing rain, we in San Felipe are drying out. Today should warm quickly to about 75°F degrees. It was interesting to see the water temperatures at Puerto Penasco at 75°F but on this side of the Sea it was only 60°F. Great fishing weather is coaxing many pangas out for Shrimp and Fish. In fact some private pangas are taking out passengers and catching their limits within the morning.  And in town we hear many conversations of "What checkpoint are you going to be at for the Baja 1000 on Nov 17-20, which starts and ends in Ensenada?  Weather forecasts point to favorable conditions and dry sands. There is a detailed diagram of Physical Full Stop checkpoints along the way on  the Tecate-Score Baja 1000 site. Don't forget the SFARP meeting at the Lodge on Wednesday, the 16th....st Yesterday's high 75, overnight low 58.   

Saturday, Nov 12, 2011, 9:00 a.m.

11/12/11 Tony has an excellent weather report on the news page today. Check this link.  This is right below the warning about travelling through Mexicali until road construction is completed.

It is completely cloud covered out there; not yet raining in our area, but we do expect it this weekend. All indicators point to some moisture through Sunday evening, though very light. We will still see temperatures in the 70's with little or no winds. It is not recommended to take the San Felipe-Ensenasa road for fear of flash-floods which could become dangerous in minutes. And following all this is the prognosis of warming weather each day forward to Wednesday when they project temperatures of almost 80 degrees. Enjoy the warm rain folks! ...ST.Yesterday's High:74°F, Overnight Low:57°F. ...ST.Yesterday's High:75°F, Overnight Low:6°F      

What a view to wake up to.  As the minutes fly by the whole sky turns red, then all disappears to become a normal overcast but non-windy day in San Felipe.................................................  Photos by Mel Bohnert.

Veteran's Day
Friday, Nov 11, 2011, 8:00 a.m. What a cloudy day for any Veterans Memorial events. It is completely overcast but with no winds.  Everything is still.  And the outlook is not good for the week-end.  This coming low pressure system could possibly bring some light moisture into our area; not good for the VIVA Hoedown being held this afternoon. It is their first since the 2 previous Animal Rescue groups joined forces to keep the dog & cat population down in San Felipe. However the temperatures will still remain in the 70's with a low in the 50's. Next week looks much more promising ...ST.Yesterday's High:75°F, Overnight Low:56°F  

Tues thru Thurs, - Nov 9, 2011.8:00   We are still having periods of winds and gusts, but nothing like Monday night.  We continue to wake up to a sunny but cold, crisp morning needing some sort of heat. I do see a few hardy fishermen out there, bundled up and braving the cold waters, but most of us are sporting jackets and sweaters at home, at least for the morning.  We expect it to warm quickly into the 70's and stay that way till Saturday when it will again drop into the 60's. I'm not talking about the cold nights in the 50's. Most of us are looking forward to the Snowbird Festival on Thursday, the warmest day this week. Then VIVA is having their Hoedown on Friday, Veteran's Day. Their efforts are to continue this town's animal control program. Then it will slip back down into the high 60's by Saturday (unconfirmed). ...ST.Yesterday's High:73°F, Overnight Low:54°F  

Monday, Nov 7, 2011.8:00 About midnight last night the strong winds were causing treelimbs to knock at our windows. Gusts of over 9 mph knocked over a lawn chair which startled the dogs which woke us, and I'm sure the neighbors. Soon we all settled down, all but the winds which are still with us this morning. And 65 degrees seems colder than yesterday. Maybe the snow on the peaks at 5000' or the cold north winds have a bearing on it. These temperatures are expected to last through tomorrow when it will start to warm at least 5 degrees through the rest of the week; good news for the Snowbird Festival on Thursday. We do not see whitecaps on the Sea, but neither do we see pangas. With sunny, clear skies we may fair better than our neighbors to the north of us. Let's hope ...ST.Yesterday's High:73°F, Overnight Low:59°F  

Sunday, Nov 6, 2011.8:30 Std Time Winds have calmed but not warmed.  Although we all got to sleep in an extra hour, making 8:30's readings this morning one hour later than yesterday morning's readings, the temperature was about the same. But this morning looks clear and sharp and feels cold. Not stopping those fishermen; we see quite a few pangas out there making up for the days lost this past week.Watch out for tonight when that low pressure hits. Bundle up for tonight's continued SHRIMP FESTIVAL on the Malecon. ...ST.Yesterday's High:74°F, Overnight Low:57°F     

Saturday, Nov 5, 2011.8:00  Last night we did have strong winds but no rain in our area. We still have some heavy clouds but they seem isolated and non-threatening.  Lots of sunshine is still the most predominant feature and keeping our temperatures up there in the 70's. The water is a little choppy and probably getting colder through this week-end; we'll check that on Monday. That's bad news for our fishing friends and the pangadeers. Oh well, all the excitement will be down at the SHRIMP FESTIVAL on the malecon through this week-end. Remember, you are allowed to take home up to 4 Kilos of the best Blue Shrimp ever in your ice chests. Of course there are many private groups going to restaurants serving Shrimp dinners this week-end; the Saturday Singles meeting at Juanita's for one. I'm looking forward to snuggling back in bed in the morning because tonight the time changes back one hour...ST.Yesterday's High:71°F, Overnight Low:62°F 

Friday, Nov 4, 2011.8:00 Although it is partly overcast, the sun is shining strongly through the remaining blue skies.  Yes, it is a little cooler and we have a breeze that seems to be getting stronger although it is not mean out there...just yet.  I see a few whitecaps on the water.  Best not to try to go out on a boat today. They say it will be much colder tomorrow and through the next week. The SHRIMP FESTIVAL starts today and runs through this week-end....the best time to fill your freezer for the winter guests you will have. And tomorrow night I'll just mention that the Saturday Singles meet for dinner at Juanitas Restaurant on Hy 5 across from Campo Ocotillo.This is not a dating group. Anyone wanting some company or a reason to get out of the house should come on out. Of course all the other restaurants are in full swing also.  Sunday morning we get to sleep in with daylight savings time ending Saturday. So much to do.. ...ST.Yesterday's High:78°F, Overnight Low:66°F  

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011.9:00 Looks like we'll have one more good day before winter weather sets in.  Although it is partly cloudy today the sun is shining strong and we will still be in the 80's.  We do have cooler, light winds from the north and slightly rough waters but the sound of the waves at night is exciting.  Today the CASA DE FE fundraiser for the 1st Anniversary of opening the Orphanage is being held at Rumor's restaurant for just $15. I do hope it is successful. Tomorro the Shrimp Festival is on. Let's hope the weather remains good for all of this. ...ST.Yesterday's High:78°F, Overnight Low:60°F  

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011.  8:30 With highs only in the 70's and lows down to the 50's or lower we feel the first of several skirmishes are passing through our area.  Last night the north winds picked up and the leaves blew, and we knew the cold front had hit us.Yesterday was All Saints Day, today is the Day of the Dead, finalizing the Hollow'en festivities. Today we will get down to serious activities like the San Felipe AARP meeting (SFARP), and tomorrow a very serious Fundraiser for the CASA DE FE, a new orphanage which needs help getting a good start.  The big thing is the Shrimp Festival this Fridaky through Monday. And so it has started.  Dress warm today. ...ST.Yesterday's High:82°F, Overnight Low:67°F 

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011.  8:30 a.m. One last day, they say, of wonderful Fall-like weather with temperatures that could go into the 90's;;; but beware.  It is supposed to go down to the 60's tonight in Yuma.  Then we should see the high in 80's/low in 30's and 40' by Saturday and into next week, They are expecting strong winds Friday. This morning belies all of that.  It is beautiful out there with nary a breeze and the water is just made for fishing If you buy shrimp at the malecon be aware they may not have accurate scales like they do at the markets. Enjoy today to the utmost. ...ST.Yesterday's High:81°F, Overnight Low:67°F ...ST.Yesterday's High:81°F, Overnight Low:67°F     


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