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Todos Santos Weather And Rumor Update

Last night was hot. It was 86F inside when I went to bed around 11 pm. This morning at 7:30 am, it was 85.5 F inside. Outside was the same. We currently have more clouds in the sky than not, but the sun is peaking through on occasion. The temp is up to 88F, inside and out. In a small rustic town  with few air conditioners, that’s hot! Oh and it’s humid too. All thanks to Hurricane Greg, so far south of us, but still pushing hotter humid air and water north.

I heard some rumors yesterday. First, there will be a new palapa bar with sand floors going in across the street from Cafelix on Calle Juarez. I was told the proprietor is in management at the new Guaycura Hotel in Todos Santos. Supposedly they will have live reggae music until the wee hours of the night. Not sure how the residents of central Todos Santos will like that but we will see.

Second rumor is that once again, plans are underway to pave the Playitas Road from the end of the current pavement up to 8 km north, covering all of Las Tunas. That would be great, especially for our cars, but I have heard these things before will believe it when I see the work begin.

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Most Mexicans Think Their Economy Is Tanking

I just found this posted on Sundog. What’s really interesting is that only in our state, Baja California Sur, did a majority of Mexicans believe the economy was getting better. Very interesting!

Survey finds 60 pct of Mexicans downbeat on economy

Published August 12, 2011

Mexico City – Nearly six in 10 Mexicans believe their country’s economy went downhill over the last 12 months and few are confident things will get better next year, the polling firm Parametria said.

The company released the results of a study based on 12,800 interviews carried out in person between June 14-28 in every Mexican state. The margin of error is plus/minus 0.9 percent.

The survey shows that 53 percent of Mexicans consider that their personal financial situation got worse during the last 12 months and only 36 percent expect to experience an improvement over the next year.

Parametria said that interviewees had much the same opinion about the national economy, with 56 percent saying it has deteriorated and only 33 percent confident that it will perform better next year.

Perception of where the economy is going differs somewhat by states, for while 44 percent in Baja California, on the U.S. Border, consider that their economic situation improved over the past year, 67 percent of interviewees in the southern state of Guerrero said theirs got worse.

The polling firm said that the darkest outlook of all was in the central state of Hidalgo, where a mere 5 percent saw any improvement, while 70 percent said that their personal economy took a hit.

The national economy polled even worse in Hidalgo, where a whopping 75 percent said that it had plummeted over the past year.

Baja California Sur went against the tide, however, and was the only state where more than half the population saw Mexico’s economy on the rise.

Looking ahead to Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, Parametria said pocketbook issues are likely to be paramount for many voters.

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Junior Lifeguard Training In Todos Santos, Baja

This summer (2011) witnessed Jr. lifeguard training in the Todos Santos area. Francesca (and Herman and Ira too) put out a lot of effort to get kids involved in the ocean, to learn its ways and learn respect. Check out their summary video below:

And you can donate to all the causes that Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C. supports by visiting their donation page: Save Turtles, Fund Jr. Lifeguards

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Dora Passes By Todos Santos Baja

Well, she was one strong hurricane for a while there but the cooler water and wind shears cut Dora down quickly. She’s now a tropical storm and passing south west of Todos Santos. We didn’t get any measurable rain from her, but other areas within 60 miles of here did, so at least the aquifers are refilling.

Right now, 3 pm Todos Santos time, the winds are brisk from the southwest. The whitecaps in the ocean are also from the same direction. The air is hot and the winds are 20-30 mph. It doesn’t feel as humid today as it has the last 3 days but the temps are up.

Maybe we will have a surprise and get some rain yet but it doesn’t look promising at all.

As a footnote, I tried something new with the hurricane graphic posts. I linked directly to Weather Underground instead of capturing the graphic and reposting it. This means as they change the graphic it will also change here – eventually the previous Dora posts will reflect the last graphics posted from Weather Underground. Not sure if I will continue to post graphics this way or not. Comments appreciated.

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Hurricane Dora

Dora the explorer, working her way up the coast of mainland Mexico towards Baja Sur. She’s projected to become Cat 3 and to stay south of Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos. Depending on how far west she veers, we may or may not get some blustery tropical storm force winds. Dora does seem to be creating rain storms ahead of her progress so we may yet get measurable rain. We need it.

satellite image of hurricane dora closing in on baja sur mexico

Satellite Image of Hurricane Dora - courtesy Weather Underground

As ever, you can find more info at National Hurricane Center and Weather Underground.

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Tropical Storm (Soon To Be Hurricane) Dora

Well that wonderfully cool weather is gone thanks to Dora. Hot, humid. Scorching in the sun. Almost rained this morning but only sprinkled a little. So close but yet.

Seems that Dora will pass south of us as a hurricane. She’s the 4th named storm of the year and is projected to hit Cat 3 strength before diminishing. With any luck we will avoid the winds but get some rain from her.

todos santos baja mexico hurricane dora

From Weather Underground: Tropical Storm Dora 5 Day Forecast

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Todos Santos Baja Weather Oddity!

Really! Overnight lows dropped to about 72F outside and 75F inside my house. That’s a 7F decrease in 24 hours. It is positively cool right now. Brisk N/W breeze and a slight chill to the air. Even more amazing is this temperature change happening in the face of Invest 94 way south of us. FYI, an invest is an area of disturbed weather that could become tropical, i.e. depression/storm/hurricane, in nature.

This is more like a traditional July. Let’s hope it lasts.

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