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Re: Rain....

Posted by deanna on August 11, 2009, 2:10 pm, in reply to "Rain...."

.....only .04/inch fell and the sun is out again, but it does feels a little cooler.

Weather patterns this summer have been strange. Instead of the usual afternoon thunderstorms which build up to the southeast and bring rain in the afternoons and evenings, most of our rain has come from small squalls just offshore or, like yesterday, systems that come down the coast from the north - very different from what I've come to expect in La Manz during the summer months. Gusty afternoon winds are part of the problem, as they tear apart cumulous buildups before they have a chance to fully form into thunderstorms. Today's rain feels more like our normal summer weather.

Other strange events have been the numerous weather systems that have formed far out in the Pacific, south of Acapulco, never coming close to the coast but immediately traveling almost due west, forming into tropical storms and/or hurricanes without any interaction with the Mexican mainland. Hurricane Felicia is a perfect example - now a tropical storm that has held together all the way across the Pacific to finally reach Hawaii today or tomorrow - Felicia had no affect on Mexico's weather at any point in its development. In past years, I've observed that storms which develop offshore of Acapulco usually hug the coastline for awhile then, at the beginning of the season, head off into the Pacific before getting close to this latitude. They start coming much closer to us during August and September - two months that bring the strongest storms to this area. These are just my observances from the past 8 1/2 years we've lived here. I'd love to hear from other La Manzanilla residents who might have another take on this weather. We definitely have very different weather from even Barra and Melaque (the L.M. "bubble") which is still a mystery to me!

Message Thread:

  • Rain.... - deanna August 11, 2009, 11:56 am
  • Re: Rain.... - Larry C August 11, 2009, 12:12 pm
  • Re: Rain.... - deanna August 11, 2009, 2:10 pm
  • Re: Rain.... - helga August 11, 2009, 2:23 pm
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