October 22 Baja North sections of race course
Most surface streets in the towns of Tijuana to El Rosario were still wet Sunday afternoon. Much of the region beyond town, in the course sections south of Ensenada to Catavina were still wet, Sunday afternoon.
Some race course sections south of El Rosario received heavy, scattered rain, which caused some vados and arroyos to run.
Another low pressure system, this one from the north, will produce colder air temperatures and more heavy scattered rains into El Rosario, starting Tuesday, October 23.
All condition reports will be posted on the INSIDER BAJA 1000 page after this posting. END.
October 21 Conditions - Travel
***INCREDIBLE, BUT TRUE, Remnants of Paul ramble across northern Baja Mexico through Sunday Night!***
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NORTE RAIN TOTALS
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSS THE BAJA PENINSULA
CLICK HERE FOR LONGER RANGE IMAGE
Rain overnight from San Diego into Baja North, as far south as Ensenada to El Rosario.
South of San Ignacio, Baja Sur, Mexico:
OVER 25 ROAD BREAKS! EIGHT ROAD CUTS!
via Baja Weather Service
Roads into Lopez Mateos are closed - both from Insurgentes and the back way through Benito Juarez.
Road south of Puerto Escondido/Ligui washed out but was passable this morning. Travelers left Tripui this am for La Paz in a pickup truck. Very rough just south of Ligui and headlight deep water in Insurgentes but they made it!! They will be returning tomorrow and will update the report then.
Road north of Puerto Escondido to Loreto is out. Large sections of road missing between Juncalito/the Mirador and Clam Shack. OK from Nopolo/Loreto Bay to Loreto. State crews are working on it. We have heard estimates from 2-5 days to repair. Will report when it is open.
Power is back on in Mulege Centro, but sketchy, 187 volts on the 240 volt circuits, and power crews working all over. Telephone is out in sections due to poles & lines down; on in town center generally. Water is not on yet. This a.m. crews reinstalled the new 100 hp pump donated by Rotary International recently (they had taken it off the well head), but have other work to restore water service. Should be on in town maybe later today. For other areas will depend on line breaks.
CLICK HERE FOR PICS (2007 Storm)
Earlier: The state government of Baja Sur (South), began to respond to the damages and future threats from the effects of Hurricane Paul. The storm, impacted large areas of the state, south of San Ignacio.
Suprisingly, the longest term health threat is mosquitos.
You can die from a bite, due to dengue fever.
October 18: City of La Paz Notice:
The city of La Paz has announced an aggressive spray program in the hopes of averting an outbreak of Dengue fever. Fumigation by malathion will be increased in the evening hours in select neighborhoods. In the past public announcements of neighborhoods to be sprayed has appeared in advance on the radio and newspapers, but this isn't much use to gringos who are espanol illiterate. Following the double hurricane hit in 2003 Dengue reached near epidemic proportions in Baja Sur.
Residents have been urged to clean up standing water in their yards, to make sure their tanacos (water cisterns) are bug proof . In the past the city has handed out little packets of sterilizer for these cisterns, of which nearly every home in La Paz has at least one. A couple of tablespoons of unscented bleach will also sanitize the tanks, but using bottle water following either treatment is recommended.
[Editors Note: Calcium carbonate is used to treat open water sources, to assist in the rapid drying of potential mosquito sources.]
Again, this action is to avert an outbreak of Dengue following the wettest summer in La Paz in 26 years. Although Dengue is not usually fatal, the malaria like symptoms are no fun at all.
Roads throughout the state are problematic. Some larger arroyos and vados are still running with water.
CLICK HERE FOR BAJA STORM PICS
South of Santa Rosalia
Brought to you by the Baja Weather Service