The Climate and Weather of San Diego, California: Prepared Under the Direction of Willis L. Moore ... (Google eBook)

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San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1913 - San Diego (Calif.) - 118 pages
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Page 4 - The American public is familiar on all sides with elaborate and detailed statements of the weather at a thousand and one resorts. If we may believe all we read in such reports, the temperature never reaches the eighties, the sky is flecked with just enough of cloud to perfect the landscape, the breezes are always balmy, and the nights ever cool. "There is possibly one place in the United States where such conditions obtain a bit of country about forty miles square at the extreme southwestern...
Page 4 - In enumerating the peculiar advantages of San Diego there seems to be one which is of very great importance. Perhaps as a scientific man I may lay more stress upon it than is necessary, but I hardly think it possible. I have seen many parts of the world and have made some study of this subject It is the question of climate, of latitude, that I refer to.
Page 3 - This wind (the south-easter) is the bane of the coast of California. Between the months of November and April, (including a part of each,) which is the rainy season in this latitude, you are never safe from it; and accordingly, in the ports which are open to it, vessels are obliged, during these months, to lie at anchor at a distance of three miles from the shore, with slip-ropes on their eables, ready to slip and go to sea at a moment's warning.
Page 80 - The moon and the weather May change together; But change of the moon Does not change the weather. If we'd no moon at all, And that may seem strange, We still should have weather That's subject to change.
Page 4 - ... latitude, you are never safe from it, and accordingly, in the ports which are open to it, vessels are obliged, during these months, to lie at anchor at a distance of three miles from the shore, with slip-ropes on their cables, ready to slip and go to sea at a moment's warning. The only ports which are safe from this wind are San Francisco and Monterey in the north, and San Diego in the south.
Page 41 - The chief cause of San Diego's salubrity of climate lies in its latitude. Among other causes are: Its location to the leeward of the ocean, its distance from the eastward-moving storms of the northern coast, and the absence of mountains close to the sea. The latitude gives a temperate climate, the proximity to the sea equability of temperature, the distance from the storm-tracks freedom from high winds and rough weather, and the absence of mountains in the immediate neighborhood contributes to infrequent...
Page 4 - ... cloud to perfect the landscape, the breezes are always balmy and the nights ever cool. There is possibly one place in the United States where such conditions obtain a bit of country of about forty square miles, at the extreme southwestern part of the United States, in which San Diego is situated ; but even here, perhaps once in two or three years, the sultry blasts of the Mojare Desert pass over the low mountain range and parch this favored district...
Page 6 - ... San Diego Bay region. And summer should be understood as covering all the year excepting November, December, January, and February. These four months could easily be reckoned as spring-time. The screening of this region from the sun's rays is so thoroughly accomplished that, during a normal summer's day, the sun breaks through the velo cloud about 10 o'clock, the sky clearing shortly afterwards and remaining free from clouds until about sunset. That the velo cloud is effective as a sun-shield,...
Page 32 - ... disease, or whether or not it be indigenous among them, is what I do not pretend even to guess : but from the circumstances above-mentioned, I think myself warranted in saying, that there are by no means sufficient proofs of our having first introduced it ; but that, on the contrary, there is every reason to believe, that they were afflicted with it before we discovered those islands.
Page 28 - ... effect of solar radiation, and probably other causes, frequently reach a state of unstable equilibrium, thus inducing ascensional currents summer thunderstorms are largely a result of this process; (3) last, and doubtless most important of all, is the circulation of air in cyclonic storms, viz, a radial inflow from all sides and an ascensional movement in the center. A very large percentage of the rain of the United States is precipitated in connection with the passage of storms of the latter...

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