Winter descended upon us in Loreto about a week before Christmas and we’ve only had brief periods of relief ever since. For the month of January we had six good weather days while the rest blew. There has been a constant procession of cold fronts that have cooled down the Sea Surface Temperatures and the air temperatures. Periodic winds from the North should be expected through March. Periods between cold fronts are calm. Calm periods have ranged from one to four days in length but depend on the frequency of the winter storms north of us that affect our weather.
Sea Surface Temperature Discussions:
(based on the Terrafin Sea Surface Satellite image of the Loreto Area taken at 02:21 a.m. on Jan 28, 2013 with 4 stars on a scale of 1-5). Dates leading up to today have been too cloudy for good sat images.
Inshore SST’s: 64 – 66 F (17.7 -18.9 C)
The difference in a couple of degrees F marks upwellings and currents. The warmer SST’s are in areas where the water is directly protected by land from the north. Loreto’s SST’s are noticably cooler than farther south in the SOC this time of year.
We’re not fishing offshore this time of year but we’ll resume offshore reports in May.
We highly recommend the Terrafin SST View Custom Sea Surface Temperature Charts. The savings in fuel consumption and time will pay for itself very early into your fishing the season.
CURRENT AMBIENT CONDITIONS:
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