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Rain report & storm outlook

Posted by Bret B on September 24, 2014, 9:01 am

After Polo passed by we had a few days of really nice weather; sunny, breezy, much less humid than normal for September. A nice way to usher in the fall season.

But the normal pattern is returning over the last couple days: hotter, more humid, thunderstorms building in the evenings. Monday evening a thunderstorm barely made it to us and gave us 0.08"/2mm, and last night we got more of one with 0.64"/16mm overnight. That was just the fringe of a HUGE (200 miles across) blob that is still travelling up the coast into Sinaloa this morning:

The only organized tropical cyclone in the works is Invest 99E which should become at least a tropical depression in the next couple days. It's currently about 300 miles south of Manzanillo and won't get any closer to us, so I wouldn't expect much from this one. That's it for now!


Re: Rain report & storm outlook

Posted by lisa Fern on September 24, 2014, 9:08 am, in reply to "Rain report & storm outlook"

Thanks for your updates Bret!
Last night while all was quiet we heard an impressive thunderclap here on the hillside up from the church that kicked off the rain. Sounded like a giant whip cracking!

TS Rachel: no threat

Posted by Bret B on September 25, 2014, 7:56 am, in reply to "Re: Rain report & storm outlook"

Invest 99E is now Tropical Storm Rachel. The center is about 300 miles SW of us, and is moving away from us to the NW. Because of the upper-level wind shear from the NE, Rachel's clouds and rains are being pushed even farther away from us. We won't get anything from Rachel, but Baja might early next week. We do still have plenty of unstable moisture around us, so the chance of afternoon or evening thunderstorms continues.

PS, we have already shattered the old record for rainiest September and we still have 5 days to go! Final report after the 30th...


Septmeber Rain

Posted by Mark S. on September 25, 2014, 9:21 am, in reply to "TS Rachel: no threat"

Bret B.

When I moved down here permanently, I expected the summers to be miserable. Did I just luck out on this one? To me, the weather has been very tolerable, probably because of the rains. The surf, on the other hand, can one day kick your butt and the next day be mellow. Rocks appear and then they disappear for a day, and then are back the next.

So my question, my learned friend, it this a normal summer, or not?

Mark S.

Re: Septmeber Rain

Posted by helga on September 25, 2014, 10:35 am, in reply to "Septmeber Rain"

Mark, I spent 23 summers in La Manz. For me it got hotter every year and finally unbearable. Maybe because I got older... But the first lets say 20 years I loved the summers.

Re: Septmeber Rain

Posted by Daniel H on September 25, 2014, 11:29 am, in reply to "Septmeber Rain"

It is normal in that it is not normally this normal.

H and H

Posted by daniel c on September 25, 2014, 2:24 pm, in reply to "Re: Septmeber Rain"

Hot and humid si, no?

Re: Septmeber Rain

Posted by Marbles on September 25, 2014, 4:13 pm, in reply to "Re: Septmeber Rain"

Was that norm as normal as it normally is?
(OR) What normally is normal?
NORMAL? (OR) just as less Normal but a little more than just normal.