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New York City, New York to San Diego, California

Crisscrossing the nation, we are. The trip will cover 2805 miles and will nose into a 6th day again. It’s actually a bit shorter than yesterday’s trip (by an hour) but that’s still really long. We will cover 520 miles a day at a speed of 65mph. This is a seriously long and nasty trip, so we had better get on our way!


An area of low pressure moving trhough Canada is producing a cold front that will strafe the Great Lakes tomorrow. As we head west, the system will head east. We will intersect with this line of showers with embedded thunderstorms around Pittsburgh (or rather, south of Pittsburgh). The heaviest rain will likely be as we drive through the sliver of West Virginia we will encounter, including the city of Wheeling. The rest of our drive through Ohio will be fairly rainy as well, though it will finally begin to taper off as we arrive in Columbus, the destination for day one.

The next system is already going to be moving through Canada on Monday as we make our way west. Lingering moisture after the front moves through will lead to some cloudy skies and drizzle across most of the route on Monday. We will pass through Indianapolis and St. Louis on our way to St. James, Missouri, in the middle of the state. Expect conditions to be very near to clearing up when we arrive. The cold front associated with the second system will be just off to our west when we arrive.

For the first several hours of our drive, likely until we arrive in the Tulsa area, where showers and storms will lurk just off to our southeast. The system will be close enough to us that we may see some drizzle, or at the very least some occasionally breezy winds thanks to the downdrafts of collapsing storms. After Tulsa, however, clear, dry skies will be on the horizon until we reach Elk City in western Oklahoma, where we will call it a night.

Finally, a day with no inclement weather. We will make it from Elk City and across the Panhandle of Texas and through most of New Mexico with no weather problems. Some hill country out west might cause engine problems if we decide to take the ’89 Caravan, but otherwise, we should roll into Prewitt, New Mexico with no issues. (Prewitt is about a third of the way from Grants to Gallup)

We should stay prety dry again on Thursday, finishing our last hour or so in New Mexico, and then 7 more in Arizona. We will cross the state diagonally, cutting through Phoenix and headed towards Yuma, stopping about 30 miles east of town in Wellton. Late in the day, there is a chance to see some light showers north of Phoenix after we get through the city, but it shouldn’t impact us in any way.

Finally an end to our long drive, as we head towards San Diego. We won’t see any real problems, except, perhaps, for some toasty weather in southern California, and some early clouds in Wellton. It may be cloudy as we descend into San Diego, but that’s not really a problem, is it?

San Diego, California

It’s our second trip to California this week, and it’s actually been fairly active there.

At 905AM, PT, San Diego was reporting mostly cloudy skies with a temperature of 64 degrees. An overriding onshore flow has made things cloudier at the midlevels than usual, but the low level marine layer hasn’t been as active as it could be lately.
A strong area of low pressure in the eastern Pacific Northwest will continue to drive southwesterly flow into the San Diego area through the day tomorrow, while a strong, finishing cold front gets drawn south. It is expected to arrive in San Diego in the early morning on Monday. This may produce a few showers on the western exposures of coastal mountains before sunrise. Expect things to finally clear out later in the day on Monday, finally putting an end to what has been a fairly dreary week.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 66, Low 58
Monday – Rain early, then clearing, High 67, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow – PM Showers High 65, Low 58
Monday – Few Showers High 65, Low 57

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy High 66, Low 57
Monday – Clouds giving way to some sun High 68, Low 56

NWS: Tomorrow – A 10 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, High 66, Low 61
Monday – A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, High 67, Low 59

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy in the morning…becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of rain. Local visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning High 66, Low 60
Monday – Patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning…then partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Local visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning High 67, Low 59

A little murkiness as we continue the weekend. The weather should begin to turn next week though. Finally, good weather in southern California. Satellite shows a cloudy weather pattern off the coast from San Diego and LA.

Thanks for no rain!

San Diego is usually a beautiful, dry paradise on the Pacific Ocean. For Thanksgiving, it appeared there may have been a shower to spoil the holiday if you listened to 4/5 of our forecast outlets. Victoria-Weather was the only one to forecast a dry day, the only one who got it correct. Unfortunately, Accuweather’s temperature forecast was that much better, relegating V-W to number 2.
Actuals: Thursday, High 62, Low 57
Friday – High 64, Low 50

Grade: B

San Diego, California

San Diego is one of the most beautiful places in all the land, and it is home to our day before Thanksgiving forecast. How will they enjoy the holiday?

At 951AM, PT, San Diego was reporting a temperature of 60 degrees with cloudy skies. The clouds were due to the airport’s proximity to the ocean, rather than a prevailing synoptic pattern. There has been a sharp, ever deepening trough over the Pacific Northwest that is expected to deepen over the next 24 hours.
The base of the trough will pass south of San Diego, and the angle at which warm air will be drawn into the system will cap the flow so as to prevent the system from drawing moisture into San Diego. As the system passes, there may be a few clouds in town tomorrow, but for all the Black Friday shoppers, a cool, crisper feel will be in the air early, but will warm up nicely in the afternoon.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 63, Low 51
Friday – Mostly sunny, with some morning haze, High 66, Low 51

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny early. Scattered showers developing later in the day. High 59, Low 52
Friday – Sunshine High 64, Low 49

AW: Tomorrow – Considerable cloudiness with a passing shower High 62, Low 55
Friday – Plenty of sun High 63, Low 52

NWS: Tomorrow – A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4pm. Mostly cloudy high 60, Low 51
Friday – Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny High 63, Low 51

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers High 61, Low 51
Friday – Partly cloudy in the morning…becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning High 62, Low 52

So, some people seem to think there may be a shower in San Diego in the wee hours, but I am discounting the threat. We all agree, though, that the day after will be very nice. Satellite shows a thin layer of clouds very near the San Diego shoreline.

Coastal Clouds Corrupt

As long as it doesn’t rain, people in SoCal are generally pretty easy to please, however, a cloudy day at the beach is never as good as a sunny one. Ryan mentioned in his San Diego forecast that as long as clouds don’t muck things up, it’s a fairly harmless forecast. Sadly, mostly cloudy skies stuck around both mornings, keeping the temperatures a few degrees higher than expected. Everybody was pretty much in line with the high temperatures, but Weatherbug’s low temperatures brought home the top forecast.

Monday: High 66, Low 52.
Tuesday: High 68, Low 52.
Forecast grade: A

San Diego, California

I have been to San Diego in the past 6 months. Nice town, San Diego.

At 851AM, PT, San Diego was reporting mostly sunny skies with a temperature of 62 degrees. Sunny skies before noon and a temperature already in the lower 60s suggests a warm day in southern California. A few high clouds were streaming over central California, but a longwaved ridge is dominating California.
There will be a fairly strong trough moving into the Pacific Northwest over the next two days, however it is too late in the season to expect any activity to drive as far south as San Diego. Instead, a redirection in flow is more likely to lead to some morning fog, especially on Tuesday.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 68, Low 47
Tuesday – Morning haze, then sunny, High 65, Low 48

TWC: Tomorrow – Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon High 68, Low 51
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. high 69, Low 51

AW: Tomorrow – Areas of low clouds, then some sun High 68, Low 50
Tuesday – Low clouds followed by some sun High 65, Low 50

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, High 64, Low 52
Tuesday – Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy High 65, Low 53

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy in the morning…becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning with local visibility one quarter mile or less at times. High 67, Low 52
Tuesday – Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. high 66, low 53

Temperatures in San Diego are tricky. Let’s hope the clouds and fog don’t throw me off too bad. Also, I should note that I use The Weather Channel’s text forecast. Their 10 day forecast doesn’t match for some reasone. Satellite shows some high clouds north of San Diego.

I’m Ron Burgandy?

I don’t think any San Diego forecast-verification cycle can be completed without a reference to Anchor Man. This is because there is rarely any substantial weather in San Diego, and it was a funny movie. I noted in the forecast that everyone but V-W had the same low temperature forecasts. My forecast, which was a degree or two cooler on each day, ended up being closer, and the difference between a last place finish and a tie at the top with The Weather Channel. It was very close, top to bottom.
Actuals: Tuesday – High 64, Low 56
Wednesday – High 69, Low 52

Grade: A

San Diego, California

Ahh…. Sunny southern California. Let’s hope this is a lackadaisical, easy forecast.

At 953AM, PT, San Diego was reporting a temperature of 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. An occluding system off the northern California coast was bringing some showers and clouds north of San Francisco, but San Diego was between systems, and enjoying a light onshore flow.
The system entering in northern California will be guided well north of San Diego. A weak cold front will pass through town overnight tonight, but likely will not be marked by any significant change in the weather. Expect morning clouds and haze, but not much else in terms of significant weather for the next two days.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, especially in the afternoon, High 66, Low 56
Wednesday – Cloudy early, pleasant in the afternoon, High 68, Low 54

TWC: Tomorrow – Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 64, Low 57
Wednesday – Abundant sunshine. High 68, Low 55

AW: Tomorrow – Breezy with sunshine and patchy clouds High 65, Low 57
Wednesday – Mostly sunny and pleasant High 68, Low 55

NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers before 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, High 64, Low 57
Wednesday – Sunny High 67, Low 55

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning…then mostly sunny in the afternoon High 64, Low 57
Wednesday –
Mostly sunny High 67, Low 55

And a look at the satellite shows a pretty quiet day for southern California. Note that EVERYONE went with the same lows (except us!). Incredible.