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San Felipe - Archive of weather for May 2011.


Tuesday, May 31, 9:a.m  May is leaving us with a soft, cool, northern breeze and plenty of sunshine. The american holiday is closing and people are already on the road trying to beat the traffic home.  Yesterday morning, Playa del Sol, one of the busiest RV campsights this season, was already tying down the four-wheelers and other toys before we could take pictures. There are plenty of gas stations but still there is a small wait at some. They are telling us of the bad conditions of the construction bypasses you will have to endure on the way home.  We suggest you do not leave it too late to make it past those spots while still in daylight.....ST (yesterday's Max 87F; Min 63F)

Memorial Day Mon, May 30, 9:a.m. With the cool wind knocking at our door, we are driven inside for today and tomorrow by the alternating high and low pressure systems. Bill & Karen shared their superior BBQ Ribs last evening while Chuck and Dolly enjoyed watching the NASCAR'S 600. Others watched the Indy 500 in their homes. Still others took to the restaurants in town as preferred to the breezy malecon. Again this morning the water is choppy and it is really breezy out their, raising your adrenolin for sure.  Some will be heading for the border to beat the heavy traffic slowed by the many detours necessary for the new highway construction projects. We caution everyone not to drive in the dark around these areas.  ....ST (yesterday's Max 86F; Min 67F)

Sunday, May 29, ..9:00 a.m. We still have warm winds & blowing dust but they are from the western direction.  These will continue through this afternoon and this evening. The water is 80 degrees and very choppy with waves that may become stronger as the day moves on. I wish I knew how the Percebu Poker run went. Today is the El Vergel mexican buffet. As the week-end moves on we spend most of our time sweeping up after the winds. The guys on their beach toys, 4-wheelers etc., are having a blast on the sands when the tides are out. And families with children and dogs are enjoying the  waters when they are calm.  All in all it is a great, cool week-end with plenty of activity. Watch out for the warm weather just ahead of us.  Do you have your air-conditioners ready?.  ....ST (yesterday's Max 91F; Min 76F)

Saturday, May 28, ..9:00 a.m. Last night the winds blew strong, and sounded like a roller coaster wherever it whisled through trees.  I missed the strongest readings while I slept through most of it.  This morning it was already calm looking for another warm day.  The Pacific low pressure system will continue to bring cooler, windy weather through Sunday and Monday. With Memorial Day week-end, the Percebu Poker run on Saturday and the El Vergel mexican buffet on sunday, there is plenty of activity to choose from this week-end.. . ....ST (yesterday's Max 100F; Min80F)

Friday, May 27, 8:00 a.m. We're having beautiful clear skies with lots of sunshine this week-end. High pressure across the desert southwest brings warmer temperatures through Saturday. A Pacific low pressure system follows bringing windy conditions and much cooler temperatures for Sunday through Memorial Day. On Monday we will be having a low -0.9 tide at 7 a.m. but a HIGH 16' tide around 2:00 p.m. so watch out for those little guys in the waters. I can't keep up with the water temperatures during these hot and cold days. Suffice it to say, "Have a great and very busy week-end" . ....ST (yesterday's Max 98F; Min75F)

Thursday, May 26, 8:00 a.m. A little warmer again today, as promised and hopefully it will stay that way through Saturday.  We expect to drop to below the 80's for Memorial Day week-end. The water is a little choppy, churning up the sand. We notice that the sandy walls along the beachfront have newly fallen mounds at the bottom, and eager artists have been busy carving out new heart-throb slogans.  We do not consider this as bad weather unless the wind stays from the north. We plan to stay in the sunshine on the calm side of the buildings. With all that is going on, suggest that you take a warm sweater with you and enjoy your choice of activities. . ....ST (yesterday's Max 91F; Min71F)

Wednesday, May 25, 8:00 a.m. It is only 3 degrees warmer starting out this morning but this is the first day of a warming trend through Saturday. That high pressure system that is building will continue bringing warmth and soft breezes throughout the day.  With Memorial Day week-end, the Percebu Poker run on Saturday and the El Vergel mexican buffet on sunday, there is plenty of activity to choose from this week-end. Starting Sunday we shall again dip into cool weather with breezy conditions for Memorial Day. . ....ST (yesterday's Max 84F; Min66F)

Tuesday, May 24, 8:00 a.m. It is 5 degrees cooler starting out this morning. An area of low pressure is moving east across southern California and Arizona. But starting tomorrow a high pressure will return building across our area bringing back our warmth and soft breezes. Memorial Day week-end is fast approaching Friday 27 - Monday 30th.  The LAGUNA PERCEBU -OFF ROAD- POKER RUN is on saturday, May 28. Also - everyone is invited to the El Vergel Fire Dept "MEXICAN BUFFET FIESTA" on Sunday 29th.  The weather should still be warm and inviting. . ....ST (yesterday's Max 84F; Min66F)

Monday, May 23, 8:00 a.m. We will continue to have that soft breeze throughout today and tomorrow but a definite warming trend is here with it. At this moment the tide is on it's way out and we have only a hint of a breeze. We expect it to pick up around noon. As Wednesday approaches our wardrobes will again belong to the summer vogue for we expect it to get a little warmer each day through Saturday. These are the last comfortable days to complete spring chores, as I fear summer is upon us. . ....ST (yesterday's Max 93F; Min67F)

Sunday, May 22, 8:00 a.m. Cooler temperatures are forecast for today and tomorrow, but starting Wednesday expect it to significantly begin warming in this corner of north-eastern Baja. Southern breezes will now be upon us.  Basically, summer is here with all of it's highs and lows. Of course we expect late July, all of August and September to be the hot months, so we plan our vacations accordingly.. ....ST (yesterday's Max 88F; Min68F)  

Saturday, May 21, 8:00 a.m. San Felipe weather is always about 10 degrees cooler than in Mexicali or  El Centro because we are situated directly on the Sea of Cortez. Therefore, we remain in the 80's while the forecast is expected to reach the 90's elsewhere. The Pacific low pressure system gives us a western breeze. Clear skies and warm sun is heating the Sea water....some dogs love it. Maybe it will cool some tomorrow through Tuesday but not noticeably.  Best to get our chores done for the hot temperatures are just around the corner. ....ST (yesterday's Max 84F; Min66F)

Friday, May 20, 8:00 a.m. Throw open your doors, let the warm, dry breeze flow through. The skies are brilliantly clear (you'll need your sunglasses just to look out the door) especially if your eyes settle upon the brilliant glitter of the water. A soft, warm breeze rocks our new baby birds found in various nests around the property. Out across the waters many pangas are already out with busy fishermen readying for the days bounty.  Watch out for those buoys which mark where nets have been staked out. Some buggy enthusiasts are heading out to the desert looking for the early spring blossoms popping up along the arroyas edges. The rest of us will spend the day paying bills etc. for the end of yet another month fast closing in. ....ST (yesterday's Max 82F; Min65F)      Be sure to see Kat's Korner today featuring Mr. Ragtime's article on the Panama Canal tour.

Thursday, May 19, 8:00 a.m. That low pressure system continues as does the cold snap, although you cannot call 78 degrees cold. It is absolutely quiet weatherwise.  Even the morning chirping of the early birds rising in the humunguss tree in our yard has now ceased as they go about their day. With clear skies and absolutely no breeze at this moment it is already warming quickly into the 80's.  The high tides have dug out the beach front creating a new, smooth 4-wheeler path for energetic riders showing off their stuff.  In town there are signs NOT to ride on the beach, but to the north and the south anyone who brought these toys for the week-end are already active. Most of the pangas have escaped out to sea hoping to return with their catch before the waves take over for the afternoon. Normally, around May 15, the therrmometer takes a dramatic turn to 'HOT' to remain for the summer. This year we are getting a reprieve for at least another week. ....ST (yesterday's Max 80F; Min64F)

Sun is just rising on a partly cloudy day 05/18/11- 5:00 a.m.   Photo by Mel Bohnert



Wednesday, May 18, 8:00 a.m. With a cold front moving across SE California and the SW corner of Arizona, this should be the coolest day for this week. Expect a partly windy afternoon.   Lingering moisture is apparent in the clouds shown in the photo. Forecasts are for warmer temperatures leading towards the week-end. ....ST (yesterday's Max 85F; Min65F)



Tuesday, May 17, 8:00 a.m. Those clouds have really come rolling in although it seemed warmer through the night. We have only a western breeze of 1-3 mph, however we expect it to kick up this afternoon. This cold, low pressure system will stay with us longer than thought. Tomorrow we expect it to be a little colder, a little windier and still overcast. The high 19' tides really dug out the beachfront leaving it clean and firm, wonderful to walk on. Thank goodness Irving & Sundi finished constructing their cement bulkhead in plenty of time to harden before high tides were upon us. With the breeze coming up there will probably be little fishing this afternoon. Better go for clam chowder instead. ....ST (yesterday's Max 77F; Min66F)

Monday, May 16, 8:00 a.m. We've dropped another 5 degrees this morning with cooler readings during the night.  And it won't start to get warmer until Thursday. We have clear skies and a slight breeze at this moment with calm waters. Because we have a full moon tonight, with high and low tides respectively of 19.2' and -3.8' it is a great time for clamming and collecting shells. With a little glue and some ingenuity one can create their own souveniers. . ....ST (yesterday's Max 83F; Min61F)

Sunday, May 15, 8:00 a.m. It's starting out much cooler today, only 78F.  It will not reach yesterday's high in the 90's, nor will we see it again for the next few days. It is a good time for that last push for chores that need completion before the hot weather descends upon us. Many have left San Felipe heading for Canada & the Eastern United States.  However, more Americans have chosen to stay through the summer. Maybe air-conditioning is more available to a wider area of houses. Maybe travel trailers and RV's are the answer during these uncertain times. So many entrepreneurs thought exchanging the RV game for condominiums was the road ahead but that only exasperated the problem unless electricity for A/C's was available. One can travel or take vacation through the hot spells without giving in to the entire summer. And maybe we're just acclimating.  . ....ST (yesterday's Max 92F;Min70F)

Saturday, May 14, 8:00 a.m. Today is the last of the warmer days in northern Baja. Gone are the 90's for this week.  With a low pressure system moving through the western states we shall begin to cool for the next few days. We expect to have a stronger breeze, at times rather windy, as we move into Sunday. However, with clear skies  and warm sun our spring will quickly turn to summer.  Temperatures may stay above those forecast through the next few days. Get out there and BBQ. ....ST (yesterday's Max 93F;Min71F)

Friday, May 13, 8:00 a.m. With a low pressure system moving across the Pacific NW, we in the SW can expect a warm week-end with a soft SW breeze.  Summer is still not completely upon us.  We have a  slightly cooling trend following for early next week, but what can you expect for Mid-May. We can either take care of business today, dangerous for Friday 13th, or hold off till when it might be a little cooler next week. The water is slowly warming.  We've seen some sail-boats and catamarans enjoying this breezy interlude; and the children are loving the banana boat rides. Enjoy the day folks.  ....ST (yesterday's Max 85F;Min 68F)

Thursday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. Although only 82 at this moment the temperature is expected to rise fast through today and tomorrow. There seems to be no breeze; waters are almost passive and not a cloud in the sky. Summer seems to arrive around May 15th every year and sure enough it is right on our docket.  Guess we'll go jogging on the beach this morning, or biking/dune buggying in the desert this afternoon. That will get us ready for happy hour by evening.  And that is pretty much our passive day in summer time.  Tomorrow we'll take care of business. ....ST (yesterday's Max 85F;Min 69F)

Wednesday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. It is already 83F this morning, bright clear skies and no winds.  This is a more acceptable climate for San Felipeans.  We are hoping for sunshine with no winds by early this afternoon. And we definitely look for a normal high in the 90's by the weekend. The last day for Las Amigas is on the calendar. No further activities are planned until Fall arrives once again.  We can now look forward to vacation plans and summer projects, if the money would co-operate. Boating, biking, and hiking are tops on the activites lists. Where to start?????....ST (yesterday's Max 83F;Min 64F)

Mother's Day, Mexico
Tuesday, May 10, 8:00 a.m.
Brrr! It is downright cold this morning at 75F and winds seem to be from the north although I have no flags up during the heavy winds to prove it. The skies are clear and the sun is bright.  Hopefully the winds will die down for a period so that the school-kids can have a nice Mother's Day here in San Felipe. It is a major family holiday, very important to the children and their mothers. We are looking for the return of warmer, calmer weather by the end of the week.....ST (yesterday's Max 83F;Min 62F)

Monday, May 9, 1:00 p.m. At 1:00 p.m. the temperature is only reading 80 degrees. And we have a stong 16-20 mph wind about to tear up the flags in  camp. We also have whitecaps. 8:00 a.m. It will remain cool for a couple of days with strong, windy conditions.   Tomorrow is Mexican Mother's Day. It is kindof overcast but no rain is expected. Most of the celebrating days are over for the summer allowing the holiday periods to settle in.  Soon we will be having warm summer, liesure days and planned holidays. This brings opportunities for house-sitting and dog-sitting, but only for those with good references, please. .......ST (yesterday's Max 88F;Min 71F)

Sunday, May 8, 8:00 a.m.
Cooler temperatures will prevail for the next couple of days as lower pressure descends upon us.  Yesterday was absolutely perfect for Rita's large outdoor birthday gathering in Campo Ocotillo, the Chili Cook-off in Club de Pesca, and the Saturday Singles dinner at the Sweetshop.  You had to find the shade to be comfortable, for the direct rays of the sun could do damage. Today through Wednesday it is forecast to be cooler again, but the rest of the week will return to summer temperatures.......ST (yesterday's Max 87F;Min 70F)

Saturday, May 7, 8:00 a.m. Above normal temperatures are to remain through the week-end.  But for San Felipe, situated right on the water, we will stay in the 90's and love it.  Families with children, tenting it on the beachfront, are thoroughly enjoying the luxury of warm water as compared to busy life in the Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada and Sonora areas where most are from. And foreigners will experience a far different lifestyle if only for a weekend. So grab your swimsuit and come on down. ......ST (yesterday's Max 84F;Min 77F)

Friday, May 6, 8:00 a.m. No winds, no waves, and the clear blue sky; the stillness is breath-taking. The feel of being in the tropics is shown in the picture of the day below. Although they are describing the temperatures to be near the high 90's this week, because we are right on the Sea of Cortez we almost always have a breeze keeping us below the 100 degree mark throughout the summer (except for that rare exception, of course). Tomorrow we are looking towards the Club de Pesca Chili Cook-off. ......ST (yesterday's Max 86F;Min 71F)

Picture perfect: About 6:30 a.m. on Cinco De Mayo, May 5, 2011.

Photo by Mel Bohnert


Thursday, May 5, 8:00 a.m. This morning early we had winds from the NE but now it has completely stopped.  The forecast is for SW (warm) winds for the rest of the day. The water has been updated to read 78 degrees and the children and dogs love it. The overcast of soft friendly clouds are absolutely no threat.  I do not know of any special events here in San Felipe for May 5. Some visiting families will be on hand for the "Norra Mexican 1000 Rally" coming through San Felipe later. It could be a very busy day. ......ST (yesterday's Max 88F;Min 79F)

Wednesday, May 4, 8:00 a.m. We were surprised to see the skies overcast with clouds this morning, seemingly coming from the SE.  However a south-western, warm breeze is forecast for the day.  We expect it to stay in the 90's thru Saturday.  The town is getting back to their summer normal activities, starting today when the Summer Survivors has it's first meeting (an extension of the San Felipe AARP).The "Norra Mexican 1000 Rally" leaving from Mexicali tomorrow morning and coming through San Felipe to La Paz, will cause some excitement in town. . ......ST (yesterday's Max 89F;Min 71F)    

Tuesday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. Back to normal sunshine and calm winds and water. We expect it to remain beautiful for Cinco de Mayo, May 5th; more celebrated in the U.S. than in Mexico. High pressure from the Pacific will be with us for the next few days.  The water temperature will rise and summer will settle in.  Most of our snowbirds have already headed for home and San Felipe will look forward to our summer entertainment schedule starting this week......ST (yesterday's Max 91F;Min 71F)    

Monday, May 2, 8:00 a.m. A holiday, following Mexican Labor Day, Sunday. It is a period of cold, windy and stormy waters. But after today high pressure will settle in. You will see a remarkable change, by about 20 degrees throughout the rest of the week. Today's clear skies will remain but the winds will die down. On Thursday, Cinco de Mayo, May 5th we should be back up into the 90's. .....ST (yesterday's Max 83F;Min 68F)    

MAY DAY- Sunday, May 1, 8:00 a.m. The winds are again howling; leaves are again stacking up in all corners, and temperatures remain on the cool side. Yesterday the waters were so stormy everyone stayed on the beach for safety. There's something about stormy weather that makes one's adrenaline rise; excitement is in the air as long as we are all safe. Back to reality, it also makes for another day of clean-up. No matter! Enjoy today..for the temperatures are expected to rise again about 5 degrees each day towards the next week-end. .....ST (yesterday's Max 85F;Min 64F)




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