G. Niblock on the L41 TipSUP Noserider. Photo: J. Chandler

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Rain, Rain, Rain

Rain started in earnest early this morning. The forecast calls for heavy rain starting tonight and lasting through Saturday when it will begin to diminish. Everything is still unsettled into next week though which means a good chance of more rain, snow and even thunderstorms.

The 4mm infrared satellite image loop shows the open ocean precip (circled) starting to blow-up as it heads our way. Suffice it to say that if this rain was over land we'd be flipping through the yellow pages, looking for Noah's Ark Services and Transport.

The anomalous south swell has been replaced by a W to WNW swell which started putting up decent numbers (5 feet at 19 seconds) just in time to run head on into "victory at sea" conditions. At the harbor, wind is up and out of the southeast at 23 to 28 mph. Suffice it to say that no one is surfing least this morning, and chances of it calming enough by later in the day to catch a few this evening, look bleak.

The sunset photo at right was taken yesterday evening. "Red sky at night, sailors delight"...yeah, right.

Who took my tickets to Maui?

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