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  • Lunar Eclipse …

    A lunar eclipse will occur this Wednesday, Oct 8, from 2:15 to 5:34 AM PDT. The eclipse will reach totality at 3:25 AM and continue through 4:24 AM. Unfortunately viewing will not be the best in extreme Southwest CA as patchy low clouds along the immediate coast and scattered to broken mid and high clouds from Tropical Storm Simon will obstruct the view. Hopefully there will be enough breaks in the clouds to see the moon!

  • Hot Here, Cold There…

    … as in Montana. Trace amounts of snow blanketed Lone Peak (11,166 feet in elevation) at Big Sky Resort for the first snowfall of the season. This while the resort is still open for summer until October 2nd. According to Sheila Champan of Big Sky Resorts, the Rut international 50k ultra-marathon is this weekend. More than 500 runners will race to the top of Lone Mountain from the village base. Fortunately for all participating in all capacities, the weather looks more favorable for […]

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    The Latest Drought Information

    This link will take you to the text summery of what you see here, in addition to the rest of the U.S. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/Narrative.aspx

  • El Niño Update …

    As in all things weather related, there is still a bit of uncertainty as to whether we will be experiencing an El Niño year or not or if so how strong it will be. However, based on water temperature averages in the Pacific from February to April of this year, the National Weather Service has issued and El Niño Watch. A WATCH means conditions are favorable for an El Niño pattern within the next six months. According to the article […]

  • Cold & Windy …

    Gusty west to northwest winds will impact portions of southwest California through late Tuesday night. The strongest winds will be over the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and in the Antelope Valley. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected. The strongest winds will occur Tuesday afternoon and evening. Click on the image to enlarge.

  • Solspot Surf Report

    Friday will be a great beach day with some playful S swell, warm beach temps, and finally a little break in the gusty winds. Look for clean conditions for most areas and still a little offshore flow, but nothing like we have had the last couple of days. Mix of S-SSW energy (180-200) will hold on Friday while a small WNW-NW windswell pulse tries to slip in from our local outer-waters. The Southern Hemi swell will be smaller than earlier […]

  • The Mercury Rises!

    Strong high pressure over the west coast will continue the hot weather over Southern California through Friday. The highest temperatures are forecast for Wednesday afternoon. It will also be windy and dry, so please keep your eyes open for any smoke and anything suspicious. Please click to enlarge.

  • Santa Ana Winds …

    A ridge of high pressure building into the Great Basin will bring northeast winds tonight through Thursday, with the peak winds expected Wednesday morning. Damaging gusts up to 70 mph are expected across the mountain ridges of the Inland Empire. The ridge aloft combined with offshore flow will also bring significant warming starting Tuesday. Highs are expected to peak on Thursday with coastal areas in the 80s to 90s and valleys in the 90s to near 100 degrees. Humidities will […]

  • Big Weather Changes!

    A fast-moving system will cross southwest California bringing mainly light rain along with gusty southwest to northwest winds. Showers will spread southward across Ventura and Los Angeles Counties Friday night into early Saturday. The best chance of showers will be Friday evening and overnight before sunrise Saturday. Storm totals are expected to be light, between 0.05 and 0.15 of an inch for the coast and valleys. At the foothills and mountains, slightly more, between 0.25 and 0.50 an inch. Snow […]