Posted by: senorwx | January 1, 2015

2014 – A Hot Time in San Pancho

April through December 2014 was the hottest of times in San Pancho on the Riviera Nayarit. If you were here all that time, this blog confirms your first hand experience. If you missed some of it, be thankful. High temperature readings were set through most of the year, based on the San Pancho Weather Station records reaching back to 2008.

The annual average high temperature was 89.5 F, higher than the average for all the years on record.

The monthly high temperature for every month from April through October was higher than for all of those months back to 2008:

Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct
84.3 80.5 85.9 87.5 90.9 94.2 94.3

The annual high temperature was recorded in July at 94.3 F.

If you’re wondering about the heat index readings for the year, you won’t be surprised. The highest annual average heat index by far of any year: 103.23 F. The closest we ever got to that was in 2009 with 101.74 F with unusually high readings that year in August and September.

The annual high heat index reading came in July at 119.6 F. Yes, the highest on record.

While we rarely mention it, the San Pancho Weather Station maintains records on how many hours of sunshine we have each day. But it deserves attention because there’s a near record for 2014. If you were counting, we had 3073 hours of sunshine, second only to 3347 hours in 2012.

The average UV index for the year was 9.09 (extremely dangerous level), the highest since 2010.

Rain. The most watched measurement of all. And probably most controversial. We often feel that it has rained more or less than recorded at the Weather Station (where rain is measured in 1/100th increments). Big variations across town or across the street can and do occur. Just remember the old political saw: all rain is local.

The first rains came in May. June was the rainiest month , bringing 11.83 inches (30.05 cm) to San Francisco, Nayarit.

Total Annual Precipitation in San Pancho for 2014: 42.49 inches (107.92 cm). No records set here. In fact, it was a quite ordinary year for rain. The average annual amount for the years on record is 42.98 inches (109.17 cm). Can’t much more average than that. (Editors note: this number is accurate as of 12/20/14.)

As always, these stats and much much more are always available on the Statistics page at The San Pancho Weather Station.

My thanks to those who enjoy following the Weather Station site. My crew (Oro, Paloma, Chica and Cana) appreciate your interest and kind comments. As we look ahead to the new year, I plan to provide the weather readings using the metric system.

Mexico uses the metric standard as do all our friends from Canada. It has always concerned me that I haven’t been able to provide that. If my skills hold out, the Weather Station will introduce the readings where you, gentle reader, can choose between the metrics and the English standard (inches, F., pounds, stones and other weird measures ).

Thanks again for your support during the most difficult year personally. Treasure your friends and family in the days ahead. They are your most precious blessings.



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