It is still hot in San Felipe, but the relative humidity is dropping. We might get effects from one more storm brewing off the Acapulco-PuertoVallarta coastline. After that there should be the transition to our pleasant, 80 degree days, cool nights, crisp mornings, walk-on-the-beach weather.
Simon is a big, lazy, tropical storm that will bring lots of rain wherever it brushes the coast. The extent of the cloud cover south of Baja can be seen in the morning satellite picture below.
The favored track of all the big Pacific storms this season has been very consistent; forming off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and drifting northwest along the Baja peninsular. This has been a very active year. Interestingly, the hurricane season in the Atlantic has been unusually quiet – so far.
Tropical Storm Simon, if it follows the trend of Norbert, Odile and Rachel could bring rain to southern and central Baja early next week. It is worth keeping an eye open to see how things develop for the northern gulf.