Weather glitch starting at about Colnett
08 April 2011 | South of Todos Santos and Ensenada
The surf in San Quintin was un-nerving and after 2 nights there, with smooth weather forecast, I departed for San Diego in company with Marionetta and Going South. The trip started out very calm but as the day progressed squalls appeared ahead with distinct radar signatures and some welcome breezes. The clouds and sky to the west and north were very menacing. Having a cell phone connection near Colnett I called Chris and Jean in San Diego for some weather info. They emailed back the following:
410 PM PDT FRI APR 8 2011
CAZ042-043-048-050-057-060>062-PZZ750-775-091115- ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS- COASTAL WATERS FROM SAN MATEO POINT TO THE MEXICAN BORDER AND OUT 30 NM- WATERS FROM SAN MATEO POINT TO THE MEXICAN BORDER EXTENDING 30 TO 60 NM OUT INCLUDING SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND- 410 PM PDT FRI APR 8 2011
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA.
.DAY ONE...REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL CONTINUE TO BRING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY. THESE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS...SMALL HAIL...BRIEF HEAVY RAIN AND THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR WATER SPOUTS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. At least I never saw any water spouts but the hail and lightning were very evident. By early AM, north of Todos Santos on 9 April every thing was sunny and clear up to San Diego. I have put some of the weather photos in an album. The 2011 Bash from Puerto Los Cabos to San Diego took 13 days with stops at Cabo San Lucas (2 nights), Turtle Bay (2 nights), San Carlos (1 night) and San Quintin (2 nights). I was then 6 days underway.