My friend Michael Cope reminded me today that the Farmer’s Almanac predicts this summer will be the hottest in 100 years for the Baja Peninsula. So far that seems to be right on – we are having late August weather in the middle of July. Hard to fathom really. Last night at 1 am it was still 81F and this morning at 6 am it was only 77F. (Yes, I was awake both times!)
The latest tropical disturbance has earned a name, Tropical Storm Fausto. Todos Santos remembers that name well for in 1996, Hurricane Fausto made landfall just north of Todos Santos as a Cat 1 storm and caused a lot of damage. It’s incredible to think that we already have had 6 named storms. With the forming of this Fausto, I think we can forget about the weather cooling back off again. The hot summer weather is here to stay. At least we still have some wind, but that too will stop (historically) sometime in late August or September.
The ocean has been unusually calm the last few days. The beach by Las Tunas has actually been very swimmable of late. A lot of beach fisherman have been out also. They are catching cabrilla (sea bass) and some type of ray, possibly stingrays. The water is very warm, over 70F.