Author: WeatherFlow Forecaster

West Coast Wind Blog: Heat wave ends but winds fizzle at many sites.

In meteorology, like politics, instability sometimes wins over stability! by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com This, I know is true: The Gorge is usually glassy calm during heat waves. At the end of a heat wave cool stable marine layer clouds flood the corridor from

West Coast Wind Blog: The Grinches who stole the Gorge winds & where it’s stashed

Why the Gorge winds finally returned to normal. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Despite the recent unusual heat wave winds at the Hatch and Swell the Gorge has had long periods of mild summer wind despite the epic winds of

West Coast Wind Blog: Old vs. New satellite imagery for the S. F. Bay Area:

The NRL product still has some advantages. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com The new GOES 16 satellite imagery has great tools and higher resolution compared to the old GOES 15 satellite. However, as you can see in the 2

West Coast Wind Blog: Gorge, S. F. Bay Area and Southern California get HOT as…

Huge upper high pressure covers west coast by Mike Godsey,mike AT iwindsurf.com Take  a look at these NWS technical discussions for the coming days for the Southern California, The Gorge and the San Francisco Bay Area. All three mention high pressure as the cause

West Coast Wind Blog: Major convection in AZ and Southern California deserts

Convection threatens Southern California coast winds by weakeningpressure gradient to deserts. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com July 18 a massive fast developing convective system in Arizona was moving towards the Southern California deserts. Issued a warning that the associated

Non-Consolidated North Pacific High vs Consolidated

I mentioned in my forecast this morning that the North Pacific High would get a bit more consolidated by this afternoon.  However, today is not characterized by a consolidated North Pacific High.  This first image, a surface map, shows a

West Coast Wind Blog: Back story of a wishy-washy marine surge forecast.

Even when the victor of a battle is preordaine the timing is difficult! There is a reason the forecasts have been wishy-washy about the timing and strength of the upcoming marine surge Saturday or Sunday. We will be in for

West Coast Wind Blog: Part 2: Arrival of “mega eddy” marine surge

First check out part one of this blog: “Creation of a “Mega Eddy” The huge eddy that expanded from Southern California reached the Bay Area today, June 24, 2018, making for some of the strongest southerly winds in recent history

West Coast Wind Blog: Part 1: Creation of a “mega eddy”

Expect southerly eddy winds from Baja to Northern California. by Mike Godsey This is a rough draft but I wanted to get this imagery out to  you ASAP. Most models agree that an unusully “mega eddy” pattern develops along the west

West Coast Wind Blog: 4 days in the life to the NPH means the Gorge goes from….

Hot weak winds to cool blasts of wind! by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com This blog will let Crysta’s extended forecast and the imagery tell the story. Be sure note the position of the low pressure in Columbia Basin and the distribution and packing

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