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Cyclone Spared To quote an old ‘40s song, “Good Night, Irene”. After trashing the Atlantic seaboard and New England, Irene has finally spent all her furious energy and has been put to rest in Southeastern Canada. Lucky for us, we don’t have to deal with hurricanes as only once in...

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Dolphins and other delights!   After a few days of semi gloomy skies, sunshine returned to Lagunatown. The sun actually made an appearance at Monday’s sunrise. The air quality was so good this evening you could see the mountains and also Catalina Island, something we haven’t...

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Sunrises Gone Missing Temperatures continue to run five to 10 degrees below normal across much of the West Coast as they have all summer with very few exceptions. A stubborn low pressure trough has been loitering just off the coast of Oregon and Washington setting up a nearly...

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South Swell Time! The sunshine just keeps on comin’! A bit of crud in the mornings, but poof it’s gone by 10 or 11 leaving us with clear sunny skies all afternoon, quite a far cry from last summer when we couldn’t buy a sunny day. Skies are sunny and blue with no haze and gentle...

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Legalize El Nino!   When you read the latest McWeather installment, summer 2011 will be at its mid-point. Water temps have really taken a beating since last Friday, falling as much as 12 degrees thanks to the dreaded westerlies. Now it’s upwelling with a burly temp of 58...

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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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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...

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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...
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