I smell plankton in Cabo San Lucas

It isn’t the first time I’ve smelled plankton, but this time of the year it is … odd. There was a change of wind direction this afternoon and it just hit me and reminded me of when I was a kid. While it is true that plankton grows faster in warmer waters vs their “cousin” plankton that lives in cooler sea temps, it is usually something that you truly smell along coastal waters that are cooler like say, California. To smell plankton, many will say it is the smell of the sea; it’s just not a daily or regular thing here in our region. Huh, 🤔 so that means the water is still cold. yes …

So here we are almost a month into the official start of hurricane season for the North Pacific (I usually say East Pacific but NHC refers to it as North), and it’s a bit surprising that we are just now, maybe, seeing the potential of storms developing in our great big ocean. The odds of development at this time are pretty slim. Out of an abundance of caution, though neither system would impact land, the NHC (National Hurricane Center) has posted an advisory of a maybe kinda possible maybe-not … we will see, whether or not even just a tropical depression might form (that is NOT going to impact “us” in Los Cabos ie; Cabo San Lucas, or San Jose del Cabo).

I am personally not expecting much from the header to this blog graphic nor am I concerned about rain any time soon … thankfully for very personal reasons though we ARE in drought and the region NEEDS the rainwater that comes with storms. The winds are still in our favor and the water is cool.

From the NHC, “


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1100 AM PDT Tue Jun 13 2023

Corrected order of systems listed in the text

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:

1. Central East Pacific:
An area of disturbed weather is located several hundred miles south 
of the coast of southwestern Mexico.  Some development of this 
system is possible over the next few days while it moves generally 
west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph.  By early next week, conditions 
are expected to become unfavorable for development.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...low...20 percent.

2. Eastern East Pacific:
An area of low pressure could form by this weekend several 
hundred miles south of the southern coast of Mexico.  Conditions 
appear favorable for some development of this system thereafter 
while it moves westward to west-northwestward at around 10 
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...low...20 percent.

Forecaster Pasch"

An El Nino advisory has been issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … which means we have jumped from La Nina (cooler sea surface temperatures than normal), to normal to El Nino seemingly overnight though we’ve already covered this in previous blog posts; it was expected.

On another note, on the subject of which website or app is the best for forecasting the weather, and I can’t believe I am finally admitting this, it’s Windy for ME personally but ONLY when I use the option to see the computer model not available on a desktop (for me at least) called MeteoBlue when using the app. In the last few weeks, it has been the most consistent with being within 5 degrees F of what I will experience and that includes wind speeds.

All of the weather apps I have downloaded are based on a single computer model. To each his own but some of them use the GFS, some use the Euro (ECMWF and they all forecast as an example, 75’ishF but I always have 10 degrees higher temps at my house. And no, there is nothing wrong with my personal weather station, it is just not considered an “official” one though I am registered with most weather sites.

Anyhoooo, no reason to start freaking yet if people are posting updates with the graphic I used above as it’s not click bait … and it’s not time to freak. As promised eons ago, I will throw up the bat signal when I am actually worried …

xoxo, Just Jenn

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