“Trying to reason with hurricane season......” Jimmy Buffett
19 September 2019
Weather roulette — where she stops nobody knows!
It’s that time of year again and as Jimmy Buffett said in song we are trying to deal with it or at least make sense of the different forecasts.
The official hurricane season in the Northern East Pacific (where we are) began May 15th and so far all of the storms that have brewed up south of us (in what’s called the ‘Tropical Kitchen’) have spun off to the west of Baja and the most effect we have gotten from them has been some clouds and convection resulting in some thundershowers providing some much needed and welcome rain.
Well this week things have changed and we have 3 active storms going at one time. Kiko has headed west and doesn’t appear at all like it will turn back to Baja, but Lorena appears to have a couple possible tracks that head to Cabo San Lucas at the tip of Baja (a little over 100 miles south of where we are in the Puerto Escondido/Loreto area). And then there is Mario who appears to be heading NW paralleling the Pacific Coast of Baja.
So with 3 active systems out in the Pacific and different forecast models offering different scenarios about all we can do is keep checking the forecasts and scratching our heads.
As always we will be prepared for the worst while praying for the best and we are confident that here in Marina Chica in Puerto Escondido we are in the safest, most protected place we could be.
For the next couple days we will be watching the weather and preparing Cetus for whatever might come our way and will keep you posted on how it all turns out.
One thing I do know is none of these storms pose a threat to Alabama 😉.