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Archive of weather for March 2006

Friday, 31 March, 2006: 7:00 a.m. The sun is reaching warm fingers over San Felipe this morning, but that is between streaks of clouds spreading in from the mountains and the Pacific Coast to the west and north of us. It is already as warm this morning as it was all day yesterday. We expect the clouds to take over, and change the whole scenario. Those heading out to the desert today had better dress for cool and maybe wet weather in spots. st

Thursday, 30 March, 2006: 7:00 a.m. There are humid clouds dancing all around us; out in the Pacific and up above the border. Here in San Felipe there are light clouds, but plenty of sun, hopefully to burn off most of those clouds quickly. As usual, the flags show the winds coming from the north, but they are expected to come from the west for the rest of the day. Hints of warmer weather are on tap for the week-end. st

Wednesday, 29 March, 2006: 7:00 a.m. As promised, a warming trend is ahead of us for the rest of the week. Spring weather tends to play havoc with reporting. What is true in the morning changes within the hour. Like the direction of the wind. With the tide out, the winds this morning are again from the north, but when the tide changes so shall the winds. Therefore I am not claiming any direction, just that there is a soft northern breeze out there at this minute which will change shortly to become SW 5-15 mph. And temperatures can rise from 5 to 10 degrees by noon. Spring is wonderful. st

Tuesday, 28 March, 2006: 7:00 a.m. The stormy weather seems to have passed on to the East, but heavy clouds remain, at least for the morning. The flags, although from the NE and calm this morning, will become SW later today. I like the warm southern breezes which will bring on the tropical weather of Spring by Thursday at the latest. March may go out like a Lamb in San Felipe. st

Monday, 27 March, 2006: 8:00 a.m. Already the clouds have lifted and we have plenty of blue skies now. It's like a different world in just one hour. Even those busy birds are discussing how and where to build their nests. 7:00, a.m. We may be in for cloud cover for the next few days as the storm system passes from the pacific to the north of us and on into Arizona. Yesterday there may have been a few drizzles around San Felipe, but we only had a whisper of rain out here to the north. However, it could happen again today. I am looking over the water and seeing streaks of sunshine reaching out of the clouds wherever there is an opening. 75 F is still acceptable in my books. st

Sunday, 26 March, 2006: 7:00, a.m. What luck. The beautiful weather has continued on into today. The soft cloud cover has lightened the color of the sky to match that of the water. There is hardly a divisional line out there between the two. High in the sky the sun is already doing it's job, warming the beach and radiating energy. I so wish I could get away today in a dunebuggy and explore the new growth that comes with Spring. By next Tuesday and Wednesday we shall have a slight cooling trend. So today, enjoy. st

Saturday, 25 March, 2006: 7:00, a.m. Some pigeons are cooing nearby, offset by the spring birds chirping and screeching in the trees around this Lodge. It is such a beautiful morning, radiating energy to all around. I want to stretch and bend and stretch some more. Then give my plants water and love. Finally I may settle down and have breakfast on the patio as the warm sun does it's job. This will not last. The 81 F reading yesterday was a plus. A slightly cooling trend will dampen the momentum through the rest of this week, but fear not. Spring has finally sprung. We are ready for Daylight Savings which starts next Saturday night. Enjoy. st

Friday, 24 March, 2006: 7:00, a.m. The warming trend will continue today under mostly sunny skies as high pressure aloft moves overhead. Another storm will head across the states just to the north of California and Arizona, bringing slightly cooler weather Monday and thru next week. But for us, this sunny week-end couldn't be more welcome. Great for the Las Amigas Poker Run tomorrow. There are some who don't believe me, but I'm pretty sure the temperature will hit the 80's today.st

Thursday, 23 March, 2006: 7:00, a.m. A significant warming trend will occur today and Friday as high pressure aloft strengthens, according to the NWS. Here in San Felipe we can't wait for the weather to warm up. Many of the Spring Breakers came dressed for the beach, and stubbornly they stick to it. Some will go home with colds, I expect. The sun is shining brilliantly on that bed of blue ripples out there. The cloud pattern above and the light breeze from the North makes a most memorable picture postcard. It will be a great week-end for the Las Amigas poker run on Saturday. As for me, I still watch these beautiful Spring mornings from inside my window overlooking the Sea of Cortez. 10:20 a.m Temperature is now 72 F on the beach and warming up fast. 1:50 p.m. We have now reached 78 F and loving it. I hope it stays warm for the Flagstaff Musicians at the Cobach tomorrow evening. I'll have to get some money out of our new bank in town for the week-end's events. st

Wednesday, 22 March. 7:00 a.m. Finally, a warming trend throughout this week-end and into early next week! Although the breezes remain out of the north, and the nights will stay down in the 50's, the days are forecast to be wonderful for the first of our Spring Breakers. The Las Amigas poker run will be favored this time with clear skies all Saturday. I'm sorry I missed the grunion run last Saturday; it is one of our highlighted forms of entertainment. But you can read about it on our front page. Whatever you favor it is going to be a great week-end, weatherwise, simply because it has been so cold for so long. st

Tuesday, 21 March. 7:00 a.m. When will this cold ever go away? Last year at this time it was in the 70's and we were frolicking in warmer water. When the warm weather actually hits this year it will probably turn hot overnight. In the meantime we put on an extra layer and join in the many activities going on this month. It is reportedly going to warm up by Wednesday. st

Monday, 20 March. 10:30 a.m. Yesterday was cold with a biting easterly wind at times. One thing that was exciting over the weekend was the great Grunion Run that we had with the bay beaches covered with the little shiny fish as they tried to breed. You can see some of the details of that on the Grunion page. Today is much calmer and pleasant. Town is quiet with some places observing a 3 day weekend, others will be closed on Tuesday for the Benito Juarez holiday on the traditional day. Around half the construction sites that I passed this morning are silent, though that is not uncommon on any Monday as workers recover from a weekend of partying. More noticeable is the absence of the huge dump trucks that thunder up and down the main highways and traumatize the people whose houses are right next to the road. 3:30 p.m. Considerable cloud and occasional weak sunshine this afternoon. 62 F on the beaches.

Sunday, 19 March 2006: 7 a.m. This mornings clouds are the remnants of a bad day yesterday. On the beach north of town where this reporter lives, it sprinkled only in various spots under the direct veins of the clouds. The radar maps show the rain far to the south of Baja this morning, moving on out to the east. However, the cold continues for the Steak Dinners at the city park. st

Saturday, 18 March 2006: 3 p.m. The storm passed quickly but left around 0.1 inch of rain on the streets. Now we are back to pleasant, mostly blue, skies and just a bit of mess to clean up in all the usual palces. Noon Rain has started in San Felipe. We are having a gentle downpour in town as the bad weather coming from the Northwest approaches. 65 degrees at the Net. RH 80% 7:00 a.m. There is a very heavy cloud saucer riding over San Felipe this morning. It is part of the heavier storm passing just below us on the Baja. Hopefully we will not be involved as the storm passes south west to south east of us on across the mainland. Yesterday, although cool, the sun did make it's presence known for the St. Patrick's Day festivities and the Tequilla Festival. Hopefully, today will remain status quo and Sunday will be even warmer for the Steak Dinner in the park; but don't count on it. We will be watching that cloud swath as it passes through southern Baja today. st.

Friday, 17 March 2006. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Although it's cloudy, we will probably have a sunny day. It was very warm yesterday and everyone attending the Marina Resort's ground breaking ceremony for the new golf course, was dressed appropriately, except me. It was even pleasant in the early evening down on the Malecon, where the First Annual Tequila Festival is being held. It's early for posting the weather and we'll update around 8:00, but I have to get it done now so Tony Reyes can take my laptop to the San Diego Boat Show, in about 15 minutes. Oops, he's here! khm

Thursday, 16 March 2006. Good morning world. I'm back from a cold Colorado to a cold San Felipe. And there is not going to be any letup. Prognosis is for this to continue through Friday, a slight let-up and then more cold next week. The water remains calm under an almost complete overcast sky. At this moment there is only a slight breeze but that changes by the hour. This is not good for the Tequilla Festival on the malecon, the St. Patrick's Day fundraiser, or the Steak Dinner in the Park all coming up this week-end. Sorry folks, that's the way it is. st

Wednesday, 15 March 2006. Shirley's having problems with her laptop, so I'll do the weather today. She tells me the water is rippling and there are slight northwest winds at the beach. In town, the sun's out and there are scattered clouds. Looks like another great day in paradise. 7:42 p.m. It did get quite warm today while in the sun, although there was a slight chilly wind. khm

Tuesday, 14 March 2006 - Noon I saw several spring breakers walking on the beach in shorts and T-shirts. They were shivering. Perhaps they thought it would be like Cabo San Lucas. There is quite a brisk wind coming in from the Northwest and the next Pacific storm is slowly working its way down the California coast. Possible showers by Friday.

7:00 a.m. We have high scattered cirrus clouds and no wind, at least not at this moment. The sun is probably glittering across the Sea of Cortez, but I can't see it from my house so I'm just assuming that's what's happening. There are probably people walking or jogging on the beach this morning too. I wouldn't know, because I don't live on the beach. There was a horse walking up and down my street this morning with it's owner (they live in the neighborhood) and it looked as though it was enjoying the weather and its walk, at least until my dogs freaked out. Back to the weather. It's going to be a nice day today if the clouds go away. The town is just about back to it's pristine state and most racers and fans have gone. Shirley, our weather gal, will be back on line soon with more reports "from the beach". Meanwhile, you'll have to put up with me. khm

Monday, 13 March 2006 - 7:10 a.m. It's a beautiful day, so far, although a bit brisk. All the racers have left and we are almost back to normal. The street cleaners are out in full force and we're all getting ready to go to work (at least the ones who have jobs). I don't see any clouds and you can see the mountains quite clearly, but California is probably going to get hit with a storm. Too bad the spring breakers are going to Rosarito. It's going to be cold there!! Today at 2:00 p.m. is the mass for Bill Gabbard at the Carona Salon. khm

Sunday, 12 March 2006 - 7:27 a.m. Aside from the fact that it's a bit chilly, the sun is out and there's no engine revving noises, it looks like it's going to be a nice day. However, it's early. Looks like we have 60% humidity, so we may have a little rain this afternoon. There will be a lot of traffic on the highway today, so drive with extreme caution. 9:18 a.m. It's 62 with 44% humidity. We had snow on Mt. Diablo last night and I bet it was cold up there. The wind is starting to pick up. khm

Saturday, 11 March 2006 - 8:15 a.m. We had a bit of rain this morning and a beautiful rainbow afterwards. The wind is picking up and the rain has stopped. It only sprinkled and the sun is shining brightly, with a few clouds here and there. There are some dark clouds to the northwest. Some of the racers were hoping there would have been a pre-dawn rain to pack the dust a bit (so do us locals). We still may get some rain this afternoon. Trophy trucks leave the arches at 9:00 a.m. If you live here, avoid the area like the plague, unless you're going to see the race, as the traffic will be horrendous. 9:11 a.m. It's pouring rain at this moment and my laundry is on the line. 10:16 a.m. The rain has stopped and my new thermometer reads 65 degrees and the wind is a bit chilly. khm, 2:30 p.m. Still a lot of cloud to the north and the west. Currently no rain in town. 68 F.

Friday, 10 March 2006 - 3:30 p.m. The winds have dropped and are now light and variable. The clouds are also dissipating and the skies are mostly clear to the east of the mountains. It is 66 F with 38% RH on the beach. Barometer 29.61 inches.

Noon. The winds are picking up (now 13 mph from the East) and the baromerter is falling (29.71 inches). The temperature is also falling slowly and it is now 63 F at the beach with 52% RH. Puffy cumulus clouds are drifting in from the northwest. Town is chaotic with all the race traffic.

9:00 a.m. It's looks as though we'll have a great day for the races and contingency is at 10:00 a.m. on the Malecon, although the cars were there at 8:00 a.m. It's a bit windy, but not bad. Let's pray for sun and rain on Monday to get rid of all the dust. khm

Thursday, 9 March 2006 - 9:30 a.m. We have a slight breeze and it's starting to cloud over a bit, although it's quite warm for this early in the morning. We are hoping the clouds will disappear and we'll have a nice spring day (although the first day isn't until the 20th of this month). Although the forecast for the weekend in both San Diego and the Imperial valley is for rain, hopefully, it won't make it over the mountains. We remind you again. Please drive with extreme caution. Also, the remembrance for Bill Gabbard will be held Monday at 2:00 at the Carona Salon.

Wednesday, 8 March 2006 - 9:13 a.m. The skies are clear and sunny, which means we will probably have wonderful weather for the upcoming races, although with all the dust, it'll be hard to see the sun, but the sunsets will be beautiful. Every one's wearing shorts today, so we are all hopeful that spring is finally here. Again, if you don't have reservations, write us to check for availability, as most places are taken, although there may be a few stray rooms or houses available for rent. Please, don't drink and drive and a special note to the racers: our pubic streets are not the race course; please be respectful of our town!! I almost got creamed yesterday by a huge truck towing a race car - in the middle of town. The forecast for the weekend is sun, sun and more sun. khm

Tuesday, 7 March 2006 - 9:42 a.m. We have a very warm sun trying to work it's way through the clouds. This is the first day I haven't had on a heavy sweater. We had been hoping for a little rain to pack down the dirt streets before the races, but it doesn't look as though we'll get it. The forecast is for warmer days running into this weekend's race and of course the art show scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. kmh

Monday, 6 March 2006 - 8:30 a.m. The skies are a bit cloudy, although it looks as though they will burn off and we'll have a nice, sunny day. The weekend crowds are gone, except for the racers who will be here all week. Yesterday was a perfect day for working outside in the yard and I see many neighbors planting seeds for spring flowers. 11:02 a.m. I felt a few drops of rain and the skies are clouding up. Looks like we may have a bit of rain, which is good to pack the roads for the upcoming races. khm

Sunday, 5 March 2006 - 9:30 a.m. Thin high cloud covers much of northern Baja as another Pacific storm moves down the California coast and sucks up tropical moisture from the south. Today should be warm and pleasant, though windy conditions with increasing cloud could arrive on Monday. There is a slight chance of showers for the visitors returning north through El Centro on Monday but we do not expect any precipitation in San Felipe. Be patient with those border crossings; there have been waits of 1-2 hours lately as the enforcement of full identity checking of all northbound travelers increases.

Saturday, 4 March 2006 - 10:00 a.m. Although we have some clouds, we think they'll burn off and it will be a very nice day. We have a slight wind, which is a bit chilly, but the sun keeps peeking out and by noon, I'm sure we'll have shed the sweaters. Everyone seems to be gearing up for the Baja 250, with trucks and trailers coming in for prerun. We are hoping our weather will improve, because it does feel like Spring and I'd like to start planting some flowers for my dogs to destroy. Don't miss Casino night at El Dorado Ranch tonight. If the weather changes throughout the day, I'll post an update. Khm

Friday, 3 March 2006 -7:00 a.m. I arose early and watched the sun lift out over the water. With the skies partly cloudy sunrises are sometimes spectacular, a photographers dream. Today is just normal and although it may get breezy, temperatures will remain normal, in the 70's. A good way to start the week-end.

10:00 a.m. A heavy cloud bank lays over the water far to the East of us, and is travellig this way fast.
11:00 a.m.
That cloud bank has reached this shore and has now shrouded the town. Visibility .5 mile.

By Sunday I will be at the Ski Resort In Grand Junction Co, where we expect a snow storm mid-week and wishing I were back here in San Felipe where it hasn't rained in ages. Have a good week everyone. st

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Thursday, 2 March 2006 -7:00 a.m. Last night I stepped outside and was astounded at how clear the stars sparkled after the overcast weather we were having yesterday morning. This morning the sun is beaming. Far out over the water towards the mainland there is a fog bank which should disappear quickly. We can expect this warming trend for a few days now. I shall be leaving soon for vacation at a Ski Resort in Colorado. I will definitely be reading about your warm weather here in San Felipe. st

Wednesday, 1 March 2006 -7:00 a.m. Yes, we have a heavy cloud cover this morning, the residual of a storm pattern moving west to east and almost clear of the Baja. Very small chance of rain. We could have sunshine later this afternoon and for tomorrow. Thank goodness the nights are now warm and by this week-end they are promising temperatures a little above normal. People are out doing ground work and planting. Spring is definitely here. st




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