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Author Archive for Dennis McTighe

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McWeather Or Not

McWeather Or Not

South Swell  Department Opens A late season Santa Ana condition has sent temperatures skyrocketing up to 20 degrees above normal here in Laguna. What a picture perfect day. It’s a cooker, 88 degrees at water’s edge with Catalina in full view. Spending the entire day here at the beach, wondering what the poor people are […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Swell Time Down South By Dennis McTighe Things are beginning to wind down in the Central and North Pacific. Storms are becoming less frequent and not as potent as the jet stream starts to shift to the north as most of California begins to dry out after a wetter than normal season over most of […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Mild Here, But Not in Tornado Alley From today through Sept. 10 the sun will set at 7:15 p.m. or later. Our latest sunset occurs on June 21 at 8:08 p.m. and sets at that time until July 7. On this date in 1997 the ocean temperature in Laguna was already 72 degrees thanks to […]

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Weather or Not

April Stuff After a weekend of June gloom in April the sun has returned of course now that it’s Monday. What’s a bit of early gloom here in Laguna compared to what a goodly part of the rest of the country is enduring?  We’re getting off easy! Take the Pacific Northwest for starters. Talk about […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Spring has sprung! By the time you read this it will be April, no foolin’. March is soon to be in the history books. It turned out to be a bit warmer than normal with an average high temperature of 68.8 degrees, one degree higher than normal. The average low temperature was 47.2 degrees, also […]

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Weather Or Not

Rivers From the Sky   A powerful late season Pacific storm descended upon us on Sunday and Monday, dropping some pretty incredible amounts of rain, some places registering double and even triple the entire month’s normal in just the span of 48 hours or so. Here in Laguna as of 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March […]

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McWeather or Not

March Madness! The calendar says it’s March, but the thermometer isn’t hearing any of that. With ice in the canyon on Sunday morning, a high Sunday of only 56, snow levels down to 1500 feet in some areas and ocean temps down to 52 to 54 degrees, it sounds a lot like January to me. […]

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Winter’s Homestretch! McWeather is starting his seventh year with the Indy and it’s been an honor to be a team member. Rain totals continue to pile up. Last weekend’s downpour put us well above 18 inches for the 2010-11 season, just about double the season normal as of Feb. 22. Lots of drama with this […]

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Memorable February Events Sunday night’s sunset was about as good as they come. McWeather has seen lots of great sunsets in lots of places in the world but last night’s cavalcade of color was definitely in the top 10. The first half of February 2011 has been very kind to us. The second half might […]

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McWeather or Not

A Month for Records By Dennis McTighe We’ve now passed the halfway point of winter, Feb. 5 being the halfway mark. It’s another gorgeous Monday on the heels of a nice weekend. Conditions at noon: clear sunny skies, air visibility at 15 to 20 miles, air temp. is a balmy 73 degrees with no wind […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Swell Time Forecast  for Summer By Dennis McTighe It’s a pretty decent looking Monday here in Lagunaville with sunny skies, a few puffy clouds, a gentle breeze, air temperature in the mid 60s water temp. in the mid 50s, but a very flat ocean, which has been the case for quite some time now. From […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Aboard the Pineapple Express By Dennis McTighe Winter officially began this past Tuesday at 3:38 p.m. The Earth tilts away from the Sun at it’s most severe angle here in the Northern Hemisphere at 23.5 degrees, with the least amount of sun time at 9 hours and 54 minutes and a sunrise and set at […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

El Nino vs. La Nina We here in Laguna have every reason to gloat and smirk at a goodly portion of the remainder of the lower 48. Clear sunny skies, light offshore breezes with an air temp. of 75 degrees at lunch hour. California and Arizona are the only places getting off the hook from […]

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Weather or Not

A Month of Extremes This past Monday, Dec. 6, marks the anniversary of Laguna’s biggest rain event of all time. Jump in the time machine back to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997. Torrential rains, frequent lightning and thunder and 30 to 40 m.p.h. winds arrive with a vengeance. A look at the Doppler radar […]

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Weather or Not

October Surprise! Mother Nature gave us an early wake up call in a big way Tuesday morning with a spectacular light show accompanied by ear piercing thunder and torrential downpours and even pea-sized hail to make things real interesting.   This is our second such event of this kind in the past three weeks. Thunder […]