Depth: 10 km
Distances:149 km E of Tijuana, Mexico / pop: 1,377,000 / local time: 16:44:35.6 2020-05-02
19 km N of Mexicali, Mexico / pop: 598,000 / local time: 16:44:35.6 2020-05-02
8 km W of Holtville, United States / pop: 6,000 / local time: 16:44:35.6 2020-05-02
Depth: 10 km
Distances: 195 km N of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 20:45:59.0 2020-04-26
146 km E of Bakersfield, United States / pop: 348,000 / local time: 20:45:59.0 2020-04-26
11 km SW of Searles Valley, United States / pop: 1,800 / local time: 20:45:59.0 2020-04-26
Depth: 10 km
Distances: 114 km N of San Diego, United States / pop: 1,308,000 / local time: 21:41:02.6 2020-04-17
57 km SE of Riverside, United States / pop: 304,000 / local time: 21:41:02.6 2020-04-17
6 km SE of Valle Vista, United States / pop: 14,600 / local time: 21:41:02.6 2020-04-17
Storm system off Mexico’s Pacific coast slams beaches with high surf causing flooding and closures in Southern California, USA
That’s a beautiful hurricane! At 8pm winds are 150mph and it’s about 475 miles SSW of the southern tip of Baja California. So this storm will pose no threat to land in the form of wind, storm surge, or rain. It will track well out to the west south of the upper-level ridge that is along the western USA coastline.
But the tremendous waves & swell generated by this storm are forecast to arrive along the beaches of southern California in about 48
The wave watch model above shows 9 meter waves, and the local NWS offices in California are warning of localized erosion, flooding, and some damage. Of course I suppose the surfing will be great!
Up here in the Pacific Northwest it’s possible some of this moisture will enhance our showers next weekend. Or it may stay to the south in northern California, or it may stay well offshore. We’ll see.
The past few days there was another blowup in the comments. It happens about every 6 months…yawn. I didn’t even notice for the first two days because the weather is so slow, but then I see it got resurrected and brought into a new posting! Geez, what is wrong with people! I’ll be honest, I think at least 60% of the readers find it entertaining, at least that’s what I hear on the street and via emails. In the past I’ve let it go a bit, or banned a few people for a couple months (last spring).
But this time was a little different. When the entire newsroom receives emails about it, then it becomes my problem, not just a few offended posters. I’m not willing to damage my career or relations with my bosses over folks picking on other posters or someone going all “Mt. St. Psycho” with profanities and threats. Or having drunk people on the blog posting about who knows what. And really the only reason people went at it this time was because only this blog allows anyone to engage with others directly. This was used as a battleground. And Weather Daddy doesn’t like that! As a result I’ve added 5 names to 2 others that are on “semi-permanent” moderation. That means you can comment, but I have to hit the approve button. Technically you are not banned from here, but I can’t trust you to not get out of control. The sad part is that I actually enjoy every one of you and several of you bring really good info to this blog.
So nothing personal, but it’s just too much chance that it’ll come back to haunt me at some point. I’m cutting my losses ahead of time.
Remember that there are at least 2 good Facebook discussion groups here in the Portland area.