Posted by: senorwx | March 1, 2012

Sunshine Hours

The San Pancho Weather station is the source of tons of data about climatological conditions here in our tranquil village on the Pacific coast.

Most of the time we are taking note of rainfall and temperature changes from month to month and year to year. With a multi-year data base to work with, we can nudge our collective recollection of the wonderful weather here.

There’s one statistic we don’t often mention, but is particularly useful when looking back on our leap-February of 2012. Sunshine Hours.

This past month has been remarkably cloudy for any winter month in San Francisco, Nayarit. Cloudy hours being the opposite of sunshine hours.

Here’s the story on Sunshine Hours:

Sunshine Hours in San Pancho Feb 2012

Sunshine Hours in San Pancho Feb 2012

That’s the least amount of monthly sunshine we’ve had in San Pancho in the four years this statistic has been recorded. The month ranking number two for the least amount of sunshine: February 2010.

It’s not surprising then that we had six days in February when we had measurable rainfall. Last time we had rain in February was 2010. (There was no rain in Feb. ’09 and ’11, much more the norm.)

Our rainfall for the leap year month was just shy of 4 inches, compared to 3 1/2 inches in 2010.

We’re off to a good start on this first day of March 2012. Temperatures in the mid-70s, heat index in the mid 70s, humidity in the low 70s, light clouds, and lots of sun! Enjoy!

And if you’re not here enjoying it, come on down!

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