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

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Small Waves; Cool Temps

The small south swell is slowly fading and some small waves are being generated by local winds. Both the nearshore and farshore buoys show the south swell being replaced by west to WNW wind swell.

Meanwhile on the weather side, temps for the last week have been unseasonably cool. There is a high level low pressure trough that is keeping upper atmospheric temps chilly, thus driving down the temps at the surface. On the up side though, water temps are continuing to rise steadily. Buoys have been posting water temps up to 55 degrees the last several days. Additionally the abnormal weather conditions are producing deep blue skies punctuated by miles of shadowy cumulus clouds. Unusual for this time of year, and very beautiful.

A new south swell is supposed to be making it's way north, hitting late Friday or during the weekend.

Thanks to Wikimedia for the pic, not mine, but this is exactly how it looked at one of my local beaches this morning when I took the dog (name Cloud of course) for a walk.

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