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Brahea bandegeei - San Jose Hesper Palm

Brahea bandegeei - San Jose Hesper Palm (Brahea bandegeei - San Jose Hesper Palm)

My neighbor's 60' (18m) tall San Jose Hesper Palm blowing in the hot, dry Santa Ana Winds. It's been one of the strongest San Ana Wind events for this time of year. The winds have caused us to have record high temps all week of up to around 100ºF (39ºC) even to the coast and to 106ºF (41ºC) inland. Santa Ana Wind season is usually from: Sept - April. Photo taken May 1, 2014.

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Don't think I would like it that hot Delonix!! How does anyone DO ANYTHING in it!! (except dip in the pool!!)

3 May, 2014


People go to the beach and cool down in the Pacific Ocean, which is still very cold at 64ºF (18ºC).

Pretty much everyone has air conditioners. We stay in the a/c.

4 May, 2014


That's surprising about the Pacific Ocean, I guess it's because it is so big & doesn't warm up like smaller bodies of water!
We learn something else every day!

4 May, 2014



The Pacific Ocean on the west coast doesn't warm up very much at all. We have the cold current for most of California except for here in Southern California, where we have the southerly current from Mexico. Actually, the warmest the Ocean temperate gets in San Diego is usually around 78ºF (26ºC) in the summer. In some years it may get a few degrees warmer; however, most of the time it's a few degrees cooler.

5 May, 2014


I loath the wind!

6 May, 2014


Yes, the wind can do lots of damage.

7 May, 2014

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