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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 06:49 pm
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Well, this one is now at the top of the list, with respect to rainfall amounts during the non-tropical months, if memory serves.  I have recorded 0.83 inches or 21 mm of rain in the East Ranchitos.


An earlier storm this winter dumped about 0.40 inches. I seem to recall one winter rainstorm about 5-6 years ago that dumped around 0.60 inches.


In any event, this is the wettest and cloudiest winter in the eleven I have spent down here. Probably 6-7 of those winters, San Carlos got ZERO precipitation between December and April.


As ever, the clouds are a two-edged sword, with respect to temperatures. This winter probably has the lowest average daytime highs for a winter (since I arrived in 2008), but it probably is close to the highest nighttime lows of any winter. I can recall one winter where my PWS never recorded a low below 50 F (10 C) all winter, and probably 75% of the nights were above 60 F (15 C).  It was another cloudy winter like this one. 


Close inspection of other existing PWS in San Carlos has revealed that my location has the coolest overnight lows in San Carlos, IN CLEAR CONDITIONS. I have the farthest PWS from the ocean. PWSs closer to the coast will experience significantly warmer nights IN CLEAR CONDITIONS. But when cloud cover blankets an area, even locales with a cool ocean are about the same temps as inland areas.


What do the rest of you think? Is this the cloudiest winter you can remember? What about it, oldtimers?

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 08:21 pm
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i was commenting just yesterday , that i don't ever remember it being this over cast and cool for this long of a time. i even joked about moving further south

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Country Club - .77 inches / 19.5 mm

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 10:55 pm
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I’m not joking about moving further south...I’m serious!
I’m going to have to become a snowbird from here to somewhere warmer in the winter!


This winter weather has been horrible.  Can’t wait for sunny days!!!! 

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 11:16 pm
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M620c, does your station report to the internet?

It appears that a station on the east shore of Caracol Turistica got the most rain of the reporting stations at 0.89 inches. But, overall, it was a pretty even rain.

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My rain gauge on the Caracol Pen measured 1.05”.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2019 08:06 pm
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I was just talking to a weather aficionado friend of mine who lives in SoCal. He said that, for the first time ever, the daytime high in downtown Los Angeles never reached 70 degrees for the entire month of February. In fact, downtown L.A. went 41 days with temperatures below 70 F, until yesterday.

That's incredible. 70 F is often attained in any month in L.A. It's downtown is enough inland that it escapes the marine layer and has many sunny days in winter.

But not this year.

In the winter, ANY weather San Carlos gets comes from the Pacific Ocean, descends towards LA and SD, crosses Baja and impacts us. That's not common, though.

In a NORMAL year, high pressure systems north of us tend to redirect the jet stream and push storm systems across northern CA, and they miss us. This year the jet stream has parked farther south and the clouds are getting down here.

This is going to be a legendary desert wildflower season in the deserts of California and Arizona. It is already well underway. It may kick off some wildflowers (that normally wait for monsoon rains) in San Carlos, too.

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global warming?

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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2019 10:19 pm
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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2019 10:24 pm
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hopefully not our future!!

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