Northern California Weather
The Elk coast, located on the western edge of the American continent, and north of San Francisco, is in intimate relation to the Pacific Ocean. There’s nothing more dramatic than experiencing a winter storm coming in off the coast from your cozy suite, with a warm fire cheerfully flickering.
Summers can be cool, with fresh offshore fog. Historically, the Mendocino coast has been the salvation of folks living inland who seek relief from the heat of the Central Valley.
In all seasons, bring layered clothing, hand-knitted wool sweaters and fleece jackets which you can shed for those occasional January days when the day dawns splendid and clear, and the temperature sails into the 70s, or alternately, light silk sweaters and linen jackets which you can put back on in July, after the parade in Mendocino, when the fog comes in and the temperature can go right down into the 40s.