Yep, it’s true! Officially beginning on May 15th, I believe, the hurricane season is under way. We have already had 3 disturbed areas with potential for tropical development (known as “invests”) and the third one became a tropical depression today. It would be amazingly unusual for it to come as far north as Todos Santos, but it is certain to change our weather and possibly bring early rain. Normally these storms pass way south of us, either flying out the west or barreling east into the Mexican mainland. This one looks to do the latter.
However, they do change our weather. Our temps usually rise about 5 – 10 F while they are south of us and then stay 5 F higher after they pass. This continues with each storm until we have reached our summer plateau of nightly lows around 80F. So yesterday, our day got warmer and last night was humid and the warmest yet. The pattern that these storms bring seems to be on track. It was very cloudy this morning, enough to make people wonder if it might actually rain. But by mid afternoon it cleared and the sun was very hot.
The latest on Tropical Depression One-E from wunderground.com is here: