The fishing guides here in Puerto Vallarta call it the strange weather in the strange season.
Mexico, it seems, is no stanger to the weird weather pattern affecting us in the states. Business newspaper publishers from across the U.S., joining me here in PV for a conference this past weekend, have all been watching us freeze in Colorado, but down here, the question that everyone is asking, including the waiters, cab drivers and shop owners, is "Where is the sun?"
Today it looks like the sun will finally come out here in Mexico, on the day, of course, that we're packing up and flying back to Colorado, where I see the weather forecast calls for more snow! Just great.
Last night, shop owners along PV's busy tourism Malecon were shuttering their windows as a heavy wind blew in from the bay. Dust and grit flew into our eyes as we walked back from Restaurant Barcelona, a casual yet elegant restaurant specializing in Spanish tapas and sangria. Highly recommended if you visit PV.
For about two weeks, it's been cloudy with a little rain, not making the sun-seeking tourists happy at all. As usual, it's good thing there is plenty of tequila, cervezas and Cuban cigars to go around.
Just like Colorado, El Nino seems to be busting the area's claim to an average of 300 sunny days.
What a strange weather season indeed.