Yesterday was an amazing weather day here in Carlsbad. January 10, several weeks into winter, and it was 75 degrees. My kind of weather.
The reason for the heat is a mixed blessing. The Santa Anas from inland were kicking up, with some substantial gusts of wind in some communities (I heard close to 80 mph in some inland canyon areas), the haze from the previous day was gone, and it was a spectacular clear sunny day, with droves of people enjoying the summer-like day. The surfers were out in abundance - I captured some in these photos climbing down the high bluffs just south of Carlsbad Village heading for the waves.
The downside, of course, is the high forest fire threat these winds create because of the extreme heat, dryness, and the winds which can blow a fire out of control in seconds. These winds were the source of the disastrous fires in Northern California last year (at Big Sur and nearby) and the year before in San Diego. Hopefully there will be no problems.
Today it is even warmer - 77 degrees now and not even noon yet. Time to go enjoy the outdoors.
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