Taste of Spring This Week...Mar 10th
- An upper level ridge of high pressure continues to build in across the south coast today, blocking any soggy weather from us over the next few days
- Skies will be mainly sunny and temperatures will continue to get up to the double digits right through to Thursday.
- Winds will be picking up this afternoon though behind a weak,area of low pressure that slid through this morning
- Morning fog may be our only weather issue starting tonight
- At this point, it looks like a little system moves in for Thursday night bringing some end-of-the-week cloud cover and the risk for showers
- Friday may open the door up to more showers this weekend but there is also still a chance another ridge may save us
- 6.8 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Northern California late last night about 88 km west of Fortuna
- Thousands of reports of shaking along the west coast but no major damage..at least a dozen aftershocks <4.6 were recorded as well
- The earthquake itself was a strike-slip quake (ie lateral motion) not a thrust quake. It looks like it occurred on the boundary to the Cascadia Subduction zone where mega thrust earthquakes are possible
- Still, last night's earthquake is the largest to hit the West Coast since the magnitude 7.2 Baja California quake in 2010.