Yesterday, March 22, saw strong winds in the El Sargento to Los Barriles area.  These wind developed as the North Pacific High created a solid pressure gradient down the length of the Sea of Cortez. Today the North Pacific High is in the same location and same strength and continues to send strong northerly wind down the west coast from Oregon to near Cabo, Baja Sur.  However, I am forecasting weak winds in the El Sargento to Los Barriles area. Why? This graphic shows how a low-pressure area stretching from the Southern California Deserts to Texas diverts and weakens those northerly winds in the Sea of Cortez.