Coastal Weather Guide for Southern California and Western Mexico
by Jeff Markell
Having a weather guide for a specific geographical area is valuable because it is like having a navigator aboard with local know-ledge. Jeff Markell’s 30 years of experience in this area, aboard yachts and merchant vessels, qualifies him for this task. Markell discusses weather patterns by season, since it is possible to voyage in this area year-round. Also provided is a list of sources for weather information. Especially interesting and timely is a chapter on El Niño, which describes local effects of this far-reaching Pacific Ocean phenomenon.
Lighthouse Press, Marina Del Rey,Calif.; ph: 800-481-6277; 139 pgs.; $17.95.