NOAA GOES Eastern Pacific Visible Loop
Animated visible satellite image of the eastern Pacific ocean and the Baja peninsula. This satellite image loop will help to visualize fronts in the winter months and it will enable early detection of tropical storm formation in the summer months.
NOAA GOES Eastern Pacific Rainbow Colored Infared Loop
Besides being totally psychadelic this infared satellite animation of the eastern Pacific ocean and the Baja peninsula helps to visualize precipitation and general trends in summer. We use infrared and other enhancements during summer storm season.
NOAA GOES Northeastern Pacific Visible Loop
Animated visible satellite image of the Northeastern Pacific ocean from longitudes west of Hawaii to the Bearing Sea to the Gulf of Tehuantapec. We use this satellite to visualize winter storms and fronts in order to predict winter winds over the Sea of Cortez.
Pacific Tropical Satellite Imagery
This is serious ONE STOP SHOPPING for all satellite images that will affect our sea surface conditions in the summer months. Tropical depressions, storms and cyclones are tracked and can be seen in excellent detail.
WIND INDICATOR LINKS:
Sailflow, Loreto B.C.S. This link takes you directly to the Loreto predictions. Check daily as these change often in uncertain conditions, like transition time. Look for a general trend in the winds as well as velocity. Direction is also very important. If the trend is identical over several hours and the velocity is high then expect strong winds. If the trend changes so as opposing directions collide then calm conditions usually result. This site tends to be more accurate for winter months but it is getting better at predicting summertime conditions as well.
Old Saliflow, Loreto B.C.S.
This is the old format of the Sailflow page. It loads faster and shows hourly wind direction and speed.
Bouyweather This link will get you right into the map of the baja peninsula. From there you can get a day and a half forecast on winds and swell.
The definitive source for weather in the Sea of Cortez, The Ham Radio Net Serving the Sea of Cortez. Daily HAM Radio reports, Podcasts and links. Weather Site at el Burro Cove, Bahiá Concepción, Baja Sur Mx . (South of Mulege)
NOAA high density wind charts Click on the GOES West charts, time is expressed in zulu. You can focus on quadrants and enlarge the diagrams. The barbs on the station points face the direction of the wind and their number and form indicate intensity. We look for trends here especially when predicting Norte (North) winds in the winter months.
NOAA high density wind based on satellite imagery The GOES West charts show high density wind patterns based on cloud drift and water vapor winds.
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (SST) CHARTS:
Terrafin Sea Surface Temperature Charts
This will bring you to the home page for Terrafin Software. To access all charts from Ancorage, Alaska to Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca, and from the Canadian Maritimes to the Yucatan Peninsula, the cost is only $99/year. Our studying the Loreto images and also our surrounding area’s images enables us to determine which direction to go fishing on a particular day and what to expect in the days ahead. We go directly to temperature breaks and SST’s we’re looking to find instead of guessing. Our ability to do this ends up paying for the subscription rate many times over in fuel savings and time.
NOAA Sea Surface Temperature Imagery
This brings you to NOAA’s SST imagery imagery for the East and West coast of North America.
Tide Charts Page Charts for each month that can be viewed, downloaded, printed.
EASTERN PACIFIC TROPICAL CYCLONE LINKS:
The National Hurricane Center: Miami, Florida This is a good place to go for hurricane related information. Official forecasts and tracking of tropical depressions, storms and hurricanes are posted at this website. Tropical discussions and official public advisories of each storm are kept current here.
Navy/NRL Tropical Cyclone Page.
This page shows tropical storm tracking and forecasts. It also posts discussions and advisories.
University of Wisconsin Tropical Cyclones Page
CIMSS has recently updated this page and we LOVE the changes. Just click on your area of interest on the world map and you’ll find immediate cyclone related information. We’re seeing nice wind charts too!
Weather Underground Tropical Weather Page
The tropical page of Weather Underground has consolidated good information that we refer to when faced with a tropical weather event.
GENERAL WEATHER LINKS:
Weather Underground page for Loreto, BCS
This is a decent place to get a general idea of what to expect when you find yourself in Loreto. In the summer months the high temperatures tend to be posted on the low side though. In the winter months this site does not predict winds very well either.
We welcome your suggestions to add weather related websites that aren’t already listed here.
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