Afternoon update. Tropical Storm Kay (I had a Great Aunt named Kay, also a redhead) has gotten a little stronger and by little I mean her max sustained winds have increased from 40mph to 45mph but the good news is that she has moved approx. 25 miles further from the tip of Baja California Sur so … go Kay go! We’ve had some rain in Los Cabos today but it’s been on and off and not the inch we were told to expect. I really wish there was an honest way to measure in advance because it’s a constant let down. It’s either not enough or too much or … anyways, I am not sure what “our” weather station collected today (yet) but the closest one is reporting Precip Accum: 0.07 so far in Cabo San Lucas. That being said, a station in San Jose is reporting 0.72 inches. Micro-climates at their finest. ~end edit 3:02 pm Cabo Time
I need coffee. Can we just leave it at that? Prolly not but remember my blog on why locals freak about rain? CLICK ME for that Blog Post “Someone” needs to go to Home Depot. If it starts raining the streets on the way back to the job sight will get wetter than desired. I should be getting buckets ready for the leak in my office that is sure to come. The job site is my office to get materials to try to patch up the leaks. Guess someone had better get running …
But if you are on vacation, I get you either embrace it or get bummed because outdoor activities get delayed or cancelled. I’ve suggested indoor activities but that doesn’t always go over well.
So what’s up with Kay? Kay isn’t coming here.
You can see, the rain for today isn’t coming from Kay.
000 WTPZ32 KNHC 191434 TCPEP2 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM KAY ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP122016 900 AM MDT FRI AUG 19 2016 ...TROPICAL STORM KAY PASSING NEAR SOCORRO ISLAND... SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...19.1N 111.5W ABOUT 280 MI...455 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA ABOUT 40 MI...60 KM WNW OF SOCORRO ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Kay was located near latitude 19.1 North, longitude 111.5 West. Kay is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h) and this general motion should continue during the next 48 hours with a slight decrease in forward speed. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Slight strengthening is possible during the next couple of days. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 300 PM MDT. $$ Forecaster Roberts
Wanna see pretty? I totally snagged these off FB without asking but gave photo credit, of course.
So how much rain are we talking? After the complete disaster of keeping up with Javier’s ever changing forecast I’m not touching that one.
Off to find coffee … or a frapp. ~Jenn
(edit … ended up with an iced coffee. Extra shot of espresso. Thank you Cabo Cantina Coffee Cafe’)
and remember … if you see pictures of any flooding, the water is just minding its own business trying to get out to sea – this old blog post CLICK ME