Clear and cold (for us) right now. Windy too.
If you're talking about the West coast US; many, many moons ago did a trip to California. We mostly coastal cruise in BC with annual winter sailing trips in the Caribbean or Mexico.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)