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Great Weather on the Way

Windyty’s graphical representation of this morning’s storm on the Northwest coast.

© Windyty

If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, you’re no doubt getting pounded by the first of three powerful storms sweeping across the Pacific. Here in the San Francisco area it’s raining and breezy, but more than anything, the region is getting a nice dousing of much-needed rain. In Southern California, it’s cloudy and mild.

It’s not going to be an easy trip for any Baja Ha-Ha boats from the Northwest that haven’t made it south to San Francisco Bay by now, as all these storms feature strong winds out of the south. Wind on the nose is not good.

Craig Shaw of the Portland-based Columbia 43 Adios, a vet of numerous Ha-Ha’s, is planning to head south as soon as the storms pass through. But based on the forecast by windyty, in the Northwest these southerly winds only let up for a short time on Tuesday, to be followed by more winds out of the south. While the winds may not be as strong, they are still on the nose.

As bad as it will be trying to get south from Portland, it will be even worse trying to get south from Seattle.

For those lucky enough to have made it south to the San Francisco area, the weather in California is about to turn glorious. It’s all sunshine around San Francisco starting on Monday morning, with a week full of bright sunshine and temps in the mid- to upper 70s. In Los Angeles it’s going to be a week in the high 80s to 90s, and even San Diego is supposed to get 90° by the end of the week.

Our best wishes to all you folks trying to work your way south from the Northwest. Above all, be safe.

Speaking of staying safe, Bermuda survived a direct hit from Category 3 Hurricane Nicole yesterday with no deaths reported. Significant flooding, severe road damage, roofs blown off, and boats sunk or blown ashore have been reported. Trees and live power lines are down. The America’s Cup teams went on lockdown. To see how they prepared for the storm, see

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