Thar she blows!
Fun surf earlier in the week deteriorated as weak low pressure moved in and blew it to bits. I thought fall was all about Santa Anas?! That’s going to be the case again this weekend as new SW/NW builds and another low pressure system moves in late Saturday. Look for chest high waves on Saturday from the SW, then head high surf on Sunday as NW moves in, but bumpy and a chance of showers. At least the water is still 70!
And here’s additional info to help you with your next surf session (if you dare brave the wind):
Tides this weekend are:
- 3′ at sunrise
- 5.5′ mid-morning
- 0′ mid-afternoon
- and back to 3′ at sunset
And here’s what the sun is doing this weekend behind all those clouds:
- 6:42 sunrise
- 6:39 sunset
Monday/Tuesday will have leftover SW swell and a continuation of NW windswell. Most areas will have shoulder high sets on Monday with Tuesday being in the chest high+ range- and questionable conditions. The 2nd half of the week looks smaller but cleaner with just background waist high SW/NW. Charts show some activity off Antarctica this weekend which may give us chest high SW again towards the 5th and MAYBE some small hurricane activity if soon to be Mario can get his act together. Make sure to check out http://twitter.com/NorthCountySurf as details emerge.
Here are highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report:
The average global temperature in August was 1.66 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.1 degrees, tying it with 2015 and 2017 as the second-hottest August in the 140-year record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The hottest August on record was August 2016, and the five hottest Augusts on record have all occurred since 2014.
The global sea surface temperature last month was 1.51°F above the 20th century monthly average of 61.4°F, making it the highest global ocean temperature for August on record. (Wonder why we have 70 degree water heading into October)?
Meteorological summer (Northern Hemisphere) | Year to date:
June through August 2019, was the Northern Hemisphere’s hottest meteorological summer on record, tied with 2016. The period of June through August, which also marks the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, was the planet’s second hottest in the 140-year record at 1.67 degrees F above the 20th-century average, behind June-August of 2016. The last five June-August periods are the five hottest on record.
The period from January through August produced a global temperature that was 1.69 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 57.3 degrees, making it the third hottest January-August period on record after 2016 and 2017.
Scorching season for some: Africa had its warmest June–August since records began. South America and Europe had a June–August temperature that ranked among the three-warmest such periods on record.