Author: WeatherFlow Forecaster

West Coast Wind Blog: Different images of eclipse

Here are some different views of the eclipse. First are 3 animations I made from satellite imagery. The second two photos show the eclipse’s light as it filters through leaves and illuminates asphalt driveway.   Mike Godsey  

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Eclipsing the Winds

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson Today is the big day for astronomers and amateur observers.  Eyes will be turned toward the heavens to view the solar eclipse Рthat is if you have the right protective glasses. Fortunately the latest

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West Coast Wind Blog: Decoding the Hatch and Swell Bluff Reports…

Your tool at times when the sensor is not accurate. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com You have probably noticed that the Swell City sensor often reads inaccurately especially in the morning. This is because the only location for a

Posted in Columbia River Gorge

West Coast Wind Blog: We can forecast the eddies arrival and departure pretty good…

But often fail at the exact focus of it’s winds. by Mike Godsey, MikeAT iwindsurf.com Years ago when I first began forecasting when the models could barely resolve the entire Bay Area I and the NWS were oblivious of eddies

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Rex Block brings…

Endless heat and brown skies to the Gorge… comes to an end tomorrow! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com My banner above shows the almost daily view of the Hatchery from my house the last 2 weeks. The smoke is

Posted in Columbia River Gorge

The 2017 Cape Verde Season Begins

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 8/3/17 Tropics Update: The Cape Verde season is getting underway…with the NHC 8AM update giving a strong tropical wave coming off of Africa (#Invest99L) a 30% chance next 48hrs for development….and a 60% chance next

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Outer Banks of North Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

West Coast Wind Blog: Major Bay Area eddy event…

Surface eddy and low pressure aloft maintain southerly winds. by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com Today, Saturday July 29 things start with a small surface eddy near the coast. Then tomorrow a Bodega eddy, much like the one you see

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: The Wall: Wind direction and 2 Venturi’s…

They determine if the The Wall is Great or Hate! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Take a look at the swell near The Wall in my banner above. Notice how the big swell is uniform reflecting solid WSW wind from Oregon

Posted in Columbia River Gorge

Using Medium Range Computer Models for Guidance

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Check out the GFS (American model) short to medium range forecast for the North Atlantic Ocean out to 384 hours (16 days). Notice the “H” bouncing around out there. This is the Bermuda-Azores High that

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

West Coast Wind Blog: West Coast “Eddy” vertical analysis of the wind

by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com     Looking at the top animation of the surface winds from Sunday through Monday it looks like we transition into an unusual wind event for the Bay Area to Southern California regions starting

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco