Thursday, January 18, 2007

Winter Wonderland ... in southern New Mexico, huh?

This coming weekend's Frostbite Regatta has been called off due to too much Frostbite Potential. Readers from places like Portland ME, or Toronto ONT, or Minneesota might chuckle at the irony, but we poor New Mexicans and west Texans don't take too well to the real frostbiting stuff, especially if we don't have hot green chiles on board.

Forecast Averages put this weekend's temperatures at close to 20 degrees below the seasonal average (normal daily high temperatures are around 55 to 56 degrees Fahrenheit):
Friday 35/25 degrees F high/low, 65% chance of rain, freezing rain, or possibly 1 to 4 inches of snow, NE wind 4 to 9 mph with some higher gusts.
Saturday 36/21 degrees F high/low, 25% chance rain or snow, mostly in the morning, variable SW to NW wind.
Sunday 44/22 degrees F high/low, partly cloudy to mostly sunny, possible snow or freezing rain Sunday night.


At 5:19 PM, January 18, 2007, Blogger Tillerman said...

Want to borrow my drysuit?

At 2:08 PM, January 22, 2007, Blogger Pat said...

Yeah, sounds like a great idea. I'm about 5' 10", 190 lbs., so I might need a large size. A wetsuit just won't cut it this time of year.

For me, the only challenge in getting gear has been my wide feet... and in diverting scarce money from more important projects such as paint, rigging, and parts for boats.

Carol Anne, however, has had more challenges in getting gear to fit. We finally found some Gill short-finger gloves that work well, after many attempts, and she's still looking for some nice dinghy boots. We'd even ordered her some a couple of weeks ago, but they turned out to be out of stock.


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