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spennie



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: El Nino Reply with quote

The NWS seems to agree that an El Nino is coming! Great news for the Left Coast, it means we'll get some rain, finally! From their website:

Next ENSO Update: July 10
NOAA's National Weather Service indicates El Niņo may develop as early as summer or fall 2014. Typical El Niņo impacts in the U.S. include above-average rainfall in the West and suppressed hurricane activity in the East, although neither is guaranteed and largely dependent on El Niņo's strength.


Not positive what this means wind-wise, but I'm thinking more storms = more wind, right?

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jpbassking



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I remember about the 97/98 El Nino was a lot of rain and really, really big surf. Typical storm winds of 12 gusting 40 making sailing difficult.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

El Nino Summary

Summer No Wind
Fall No Wind and Rain
Winter Some Wind and Rain
Spring Good Wind more F....rain.
Chocolate Water............great local snow.

Surf was all time 365.

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MrFish



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I'm reading is that though it is probably still looking like an El Nino year, it is not looking like a very strong El Nino anymore, compared to 97/98 (the last one)
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allen



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember braking 3 masts at Cabrillo in '98 from March to July. I had just moved to LA and thought, wow, windsurfing was now going to be very expensive.
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spennie



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Fish: They seem non-comittal at this point, and want to wait until October to really make a call. I'm just tossing it out there for discussion, and hoping like hell!

Here's a cool link to L.A. rainfall amounts starting in 1877! It wouldn't work for me in Explorer, had to switch to Chrome.
http://www.net-comber.com/larain.html

I recommend starting with "SEASON Total-descending" at the bottom and going on from there. Pretty interesting & fun! 2004-5 was the second rainiest season ever, with 1997-8's El Nino coming in 7th.

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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had tremendous southern swell activity during the "El Nino" years. The photo Gregor posted showed the kind of surf we got back then. (on occasion) 17 years later, I'll be a little more careful!! Laughing

BTW, Gregor, those were the best sailing days here in So Cal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spennie wrote:
Mr. Fish: They seem non-comittal at this point, and want to wait until October to really make a call. I'm just tossing it out there for discussion, and hoping like hell!

Here's a cool link to L.A. rainfall amounts starting in 1877! It wouldn't work for me in Explorer, had to switch to Chrome.
http://www.net-comber.com/larain.html

I recommend starting with "SEASON Total-descending" at the bottom and going on from there. Pretty interesting & fun! 2004-5 was the second rainiest season ever, with 1997-8's El Nino coming in 7th.


I think at this point there's no assurance there will be an El Nino either, they are now giving it 70% chance though.
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