5/19/23

By Jack Martin on May 19, 2023 at 04:19 PM

Good Friday morning,

Dang it has been a damp wet week along the coast. It seems like every morning this week we wake up to drizzle and wet streets. We have actually recorded .005/100 inch of rain this week. Yesterday we never really saw any sunshine, as soon as the clouds separated the fog returned last night.

https://zoom.earth/maps/satellite/#view=31.2,-108.1,4z

Today more of the same and actually into early next week along the coast. As we progress into the weekend it looks like clearing may occur a little earlier, but highs will still only be in the upper 60s to 70 degrees along the coast. It does get a little better in the valleys where clearing will come earlier and temps will rise into the mid to upper 70s. Regarding the monsoonal moisture that has been talked about for the past week, it has not done much at this point, but the threat of thunder showers in the inland areas will continue through Monday. As discussed this will not affect the chilly coastal areas, but the desert areas are still reaching 100 plus each day. The monsoonal flow has been affecting Texas and other-southern states all week. This moisture should get into the desert areas of California a little more in the next few days.

For us this damp pattern continues into next week , then by mid week the winds may come up and blow some of this marine layer out to sea.

We still have another 45 days of this May gray and June gloom before we get into summer weather and we will be wishing for fog again, I think!

It has been a cold and wet 2023 to this point. Looking into the fall and next rainy season, the national weather service is calling for El Niño. This means wetter than normal. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/el-nino-returns-2023/

Not that we look forward to another super wet year, but it is likely for the next few, as warmer currents will flow into our area in the fall warming the ocean and bringing more subtropical moisture. All in all we will take it 1 day and 1 week at a time.

If you want sun, head to the valley this weekend.

Jack Martin

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