45* 44.044' N by 122* 51.695' W
CLEAR SKIES ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING UNDER BUILDING HIGH PRES...EXCEPT FOR SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS AND EARLY MORNING PATCHES SOME INLAND AREAS. A WEAK SHORT WAVE WILL APPROACH WA TONIGHT THEN MOVE INLAND TO OUR N ON FRI WHICH WILL TURN THE FLOW BACK ONSHORE. THIS WILL ALLOW MARINE CLOUDS TO PUSH BACK INTO GAPS FRI MORNING BUT TIMING LOOKS A LITTLE TOO LATE TO BRING SUBSTANTIAL LOW CLOUDS INLAND. THUS MOST INLAND PLACES TO SEE SUNSHINE MUCH OF FRI. DIURNAL WEAK ONSHORE PATTERN CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH AREAS OF LATE NIGHT/MORNING LOW CLOUDS LIKELY INLAND VALLEYS WITH AFTERNOON SUNSHINE. INLAND MAXIMUM TEMPS SHOULD REMAIN ABOVE LATE MAY NORMALS...ALTHOUGH THE 12Z NAM SUGGESTS ENOUGH ONSHORE FLOW TO HOLD BACK TEMPS LOWER THAN PREVIOUS GUIDANCE. AFTERNOON SEA BREEZES WILL MAINTAIN COOL TEMPS NEAR THE COAST.
Indian Ocean Rowing Race update: Para Anchors out and hatches battened down
09:30 am CDT May 21, 2009 (TheOceans.net) The entire fleet was experiencing very heavy weather. One boat capsized. Everybody deployed their para anchors, battened down the hatches and stayed cabin bounded. The Four men on “Bexhill Trust Challenger” took the lead.