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 106 - ... the taking of such meteorological observations as may be necessary to establish and record the climatic conditions of the United States or as are essential for the proper execution of the foregoing duties.
Page 106 - ... collection and transmission of marine intelligence for the benefit of commerce and navigation, the reporting of temperature and rain-fall conditions for the cotton...
Page 106 - Agriculture, has charge of the forecasting of weather; the issue of storm warnings; the display of weather and flood signals for the benefit of agriculture, commerce, and navigation; the gaging and reporting of rivers; the maintenance and operation of seacoast telegraph lines, and the collection and transmission of marine intelligence for the benefit of commerce and navigation; the reporting of temperature and rainfall conditions for the cotton interests; the display of frost...
Page 4 - If we may believe all that 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 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...
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 the climate of your latitude that I refer to. You have a great capital in your climate. It will be worth millions to you. This is one of the favored spots of the earth, and people...
Page 78 - 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 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 cables, ready to slip and go to sea at a moment's warning. The only ports which are safe from this wind are San...
Page 3 - ... 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...

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