It’s a common understanding that weather forecasts beyond 3 days into the future are to be taken with a grain of salt. But how much salt is really necessary? I did some experimentation to check:
Here’s a forecasting trick I found useful when we were planning and looking for a weather window for the passage from Fiji to New Zealand last year:
“Weather Window my %#%$# !!!”, I used to say jokingly for the first days pursuant to our arrival to New Zealand, after a very uncomfortable passage from Fiji.
Jokes apart, there was a lingering question in my mind: “Was it indeed a Weather Window, or Not?”
This is what I will explore on this post, in addition to sharing our leanings from this episode.
As posted before, we were on the track of Hurricane Blanca – the earliest recorded hurricane to make landfall to Baja California. This post is a compilation of what we did for preparations, how we felt during the storm, and what worked and didn’t after it went by.
The last few days have been a game of preparation, patience and anxiety as Blanca shifted its mind in regards to its track and intensity.