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Summer Delight! Chalk up yet another nice week here in Dodge. Isn’t it nice having a real summer? Take yesterday, Monday, July 25, and compare it to last year, same date. Yesterday was cloud free from dawn to dusk with high temperatures approaching 80 degrees and gentle breezes...

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Summer As it Should Be Howdy, weather fans, hope you have enjoyed the first third of summer 2011. This time around there’s been plenty to enjoy. Lots of sunshine, minimal marine layer, three healthy south swells which already equals all last summer’s output, and much warmer...

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Chubasco Heaven! It’s a beautiful Tuesday afternoon here in Lagunaville. Conditions at 2 p.m.: sunny skies, light SSE breeze with clean blue skies; the air seems cleaner when a SE breeze blows. It’s when a west wind blows it’s hazier, almost an industrial air look to it like it...

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Monsoon Memories It’s the morning after the madness of July 4 and all is quiet here on the beach at 8:30 a.m. The sun’s out and it’s already 70 degrees and muggy; the dewpoint is a rather sultry 65 degrees. Normally it runs about 55 or so. The real fireworks yesterday were...

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Summer Delights It’s Tuesday, June 28, and on this date in 1992 there were two strong earthquakes here in Southern California. The first one struck at 4:59 a.m. under the desert town of Landers about 115 miles from Laguna. The shaker was a strong one measuring 7.4. Just three...

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Summer’s Forecast Summer 2011 arrived this week on Tuesday, June 21. It’s the longest day of the year, though not time wise, but in the amount of sun time with 14 hours and 25 minutes at this latitude. Sunrise today occurs at 5:40 a.m. and sunset will occur at 8:05 p.m. The...

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The June Tune Well we’re almost to the halfway point of June, 2011 and the sun continues to make an appearance every day this month so far. The mornings have been mired in a funk with even some drizzle thrown in but around 1 or 2 p.m., bingo!, bright sunshine! Temperatures have...

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Glorious June, So Far  This spring has been fairly easy on us as far as the gloom is concerned. Although June is normally the cloudiest month here at the beach, so far so good. Monday was picture perfect and today has some stratus cloud cover this morning but things look pretty...

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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...

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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...

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The Devil Winds!   The sun is just coming up on an early October morning but you can’t see it through all the soup-like, thick fog down here at St. Ann’s Beach. The steady roar of a strong 5-8 ft. southern hemisphere swell is exploding on the outer reefs, but you can’t see...

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Weather’s Potpourri   The past seven days has dished out just about every kind of weather one could ask for. First, the record heat. Los Angeles set an all time high temp. record with 113 degrees on Monday, Sept 27, breaking the previous record of 112 degrees on June 24,...

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An Enviable Forecast   Happy New Year, weather fans! Time to cloud ‘em as we see ‘em from the coliseum! We’re the only ones in the contiguous 48 that are gettin’ off the hook cold-wise. We’re laughing and basking in sunshine and mid to high seventies...

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Highlights of 2009 By Dennis McTighe     Hottest Days: 93° – Aug. 28, Nov. 3 Coldest Nights: 34° – Jan. 8, Dec. 21 Strongest Wind: 47 m.p.h. from the WNW on Monday, Dec. 14 Highest Barometer: 30.32 inches on Nov. 3 Lowest: 29.53 inches on Dec. 14 Warmest...
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