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Summer in Costa Rica brings many things on the Pacific side of the country — blue skies, day after day of no rain (as opposed to the Caribbean side of the country where it rains year-round), tourists, and snow birds. It also brings the wind. Usually a sign of the change over from the rainy season to the dry season, the windy season is called the “Christmas Winds,” because they usually occur in December and early January. But this year, the winds came later than usual and they are also stronger than usual.
At our home, located at 3,000 feet elevation, and about 10 minutes from downtown San Ramón, The gusts have been up to 70 mph and high temps of the day have been down as low as 62°F. Now, we don’t expect our friends living up north to feel sorry for us. After all, it’s not snow or ice. And it IS still Costa Rica. We’re not complaining, but you have to see it to believe it: