Mulege Storm Watch Message- Paul
Weather Station of WB6EZI/XE2
Rick Barber – Owner
Oliver – Forecaster
Baja.com will be bringing periodic updates about Mulege and environs to readers from Rick Barber, Mulege resident and local expert. Stay posted!
Latest Alert, October 15, 8 p.m.: PAUL UP TO HURRICANE 3 STATUS: MIAMI, Oct. 15 (UPI) — Hurricane Paul revved up to a Category 3 storm Monday afternoon with 120 mph winds as it roamed the Pacific off the Mexican coast, U.S. forecasters said.
Paul, which powered up from 90 mph just 3 hours earlier, was centered about 415 miles off Baja California’s west coast and was heading to the north-northeast at 13 mph, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 p.m. EDT advisory.
Hurricane-force winds extended up to 25 miles from Paul’s eye and tropical storm-force gales reached out up to 90 miles.
The Mexican government issued a hurricane warning covering the Baja California coast from Santa Fe northward to Puerto San Andresito.
Earlier Today: Hi All.
I slept in a bit this morning to relax after my strenuous week here at the farm. Dad has the gripa so I got to feed the goats this morning. They’re fine… thanks for asking. We’re anticipating some little goats sometime around Christmas so that’s exciting. William, our male goat, is running around with a big smile on his face!
OK. enough of the news. On to PAUL.
Looks like PAUL is going to be a baby hurricane, reaching that status on Monday morning well SW of the tip of the Baja and will be back to a Tropical Storm status by the following morning. Just a”quickie”. Anyway, as you can see by the track projection, PAUL is going to turn north and stay west of the Baja peninsula. The track is about 200 miles west of Mulegé so that’s close enough to get some rain (maybe) but not a lot, if any, wind. It is showing some signs of “banding”- which is throwing off bands of clouds (read “rain”) similar to the arms of a pinwheel that you played with as a kid.
Here’s a link to a moving picture of PAUL right now: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/epac/flash-avn.html
Here’s the track:
And here’s a still of the latest position:
Isn’t modern technology wonderful? 200 years ago, I would have had to fly out there to get all this cool information for you guys!!!!
I just checked and I was right. The current track is to the west of yesterday’s track so if that trend continues, PAUL will be even farther off the coast that today’s track predicts. Well, we can hope. Did you know that goat’s don’t like water? Every time I break out the hose to fill their trough, they run to the other side of the corral. They’re kinda stupid. Maybe they think they are going to rust? They are friendly though and love to be petted and scratched.
That’s it for today. I’ll send another missive out after tomorrow’s radio net. We’re starting it up again tomorrow morning and I give the weather reports.
Have a great day,
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