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Life Cycle of the West Coast Thermal Trough

On this September 12,  we had more rain showers in the Gorge, first drops making it past Mosier since June! Most likely we will be bidding farewell to those heat waves of summer, of which we had plenty, injecting triple

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West Coast Wind Blog: The North Pacific High is under siege from the N. & S yet…

The NPH is still creating an eddy near San Francisco. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com  For weeks the Bay Area has seen one counter-clockwise spinning eddy and/or low-pressure system to our west. The resulting southerly coast wind has held the typical NW

West Coast Wind Blog: Part 1, 3rd. Ave’s shifting battle lines…

WSW and WNW winds converge making for unreliable wind near launch site. by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com Here are some of the e-mails I received from customers about the winds INSIDE at 3rd. Ave. & Coyote yesterday Aug. 31,

ENE Wedge Upset by Yet Another Short Wave

Blog by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 8/25/18 Concerning yesterday’s drop in winds and shift offshore along the Charleston beaches, there was a solid ENE build near 20kts that dropped significantly for locales north of the Charleston harbor entrance and slipped

West Coast Wind Blog: Today’s eddy

Large weak eddy brings southerly winds to much of Bay Area. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com

West Coast Wind Blog: Lane and North Pacific High double team Hawaii

Strong trade winds supercharged by powerful hurricane winds threaten Hawaii. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com NWS: Hurricane Local Statements Issued: 21 Aug 2018 5:27 am HST A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Big Island Interior, Big Island North and East,

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

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