I know I have written a lot about the weather this summer. But let’s face it, there isn’t much happening in Todos Santos over the hot summer so the weather is news. The summer began nearly a month early so it wasn’t that far of a reach for people to think that maybe it would end early. For 10 days or so after TD Lowell passed north of town, the temps dropped about 10F – totally unheard of for early September. One night the temps dipped to 71F, well below the usualy 80-83F. You could hear mumurs around town, “Summer is over.”
Forget it! Summer is here. With a vengeance. Today is one of the hottest muggiest days we have had yet. It’s got to be 99% humidity out there and it refuses to rain. We had 30 seconds of attempted rain earlier this morning but all it did was make it even more humid and muggy. There are not any potential tropical storms brewing – this is just summer flexing its muscles.
Oddly enough, the tropical storm experts are saying we may indeed have seen the end of the threat of dangerous storms for southern Baja, nearly 1 month early. This has something to do with larger weather patterns that are bringing mostly drier air south to us and creating shearing winds that inhibit storm development. If true, this is a very welcome happening, especially for someone (like moi) who currently lives in a travel camper.
I have personal good news on this front too – my building plans are finished and I am awaiting my building permit. I could have a house again before this time next year. And yes, I will photo-document the process. You will be reading about it here. Count on it!