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West Coast Wind Blog: Monday, December 17, 2018, a somewhat iffy day.

by Mike Godsey,  iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com/Weatheflow.com Tomorrow is a locked and loaded for strong El Norte winds.   Today day is an iffy day since the El Norte are ramping up but we need the subtropical jet to obey the models. If this happens

West Coast Wind Blog: Anatomy of an El Norte wind event. Dec. 17, 2018

by Mike Godsey ikitesurf.com/iwindsurf.com, mikeATiwindsurf.com So, as you all know wind, is created by a pressure gradient from high pressure to a low-pressure zone. Baja is a bit complicated because there is sometimes just a very local pressure gradient between to the inland valleys that

West Coast Wind Blog: Sunday, December 16, 2018, $##ity subtropical jet keeps high clouds over Baja’s East Cape.

by Mike Godsey, iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com Weatheflow.com Mail: mikeATwindsurf.com Sunday and especially Monday have wind potential with building high pressure in the Great Basin. However, coaxing the El Norte wind in the middle of the Sea of Cortez and getting the local thermal winds to jump start requires inland heating. And that,

West Coast Wind Blog: Dec. 15, 2018

by Mike Godsey, iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com Weatheflow.com     Mail: mikeATwindsurf.com   This looks like a perfect set up for at least upper-teens wind. But…     The first image shows the isobars of a large high pressure in Great Basin extending over the 4 corners and into

West Coast Wind Blog: Friday, Dec. 14

by Mike Godsey, iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com Weatheflow.com Mail: mikeATwindsurf.com Below is the clouds associated with the high-speed winds at ≈ 18,000 ft. that were near Baja yesterday. These clouds as well as the low clouds you see in the bottom image took the edge off the winds yesterday

West Coast Wind Blog: Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com     With low swell already hitting the beaches and UP AND DOWN winds sometimes hitting 18 mph at the campground sensor it is clear that El Norte winds will develop just outside today.   But to get

West Coast Wind Blog: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Poorly positioned high pressure at the surface and an upper trough aloft means mild winds. by Mike Godsey, mail: MikeATiwindsurf.com Looking at the model animation below note that in part one we are seeing the surface winds while in part 2 we are seeing the

West Coast Wind Blog: Baja’s East Cape image of the day: Dec. 11, 2018

by Mike Godsey You know the routine. First one to two day of strong El Norte winds. Then 1 or 2 days of mild El Norte + mild local sea breezes. So today you would expect at least upper-teens northerly wind. But…..no. Why, let’s examine the images

West Coast Wind Blog: Baja’s East Cape image of the day3

by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com The model output below from yesterday and today show 3 critical differences: 1. The high pressure is weaker today and evidenced by the greater distance between the isobars. 2. Today the high pressure has centered further

West Coast Wind Blog: San Carlos Hurricane Diary

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