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Gorge: cut-Off Low slides down the California coast so….

Big winds likely for the Gorge starting tomorrow. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Video #1 Winds at ≈ 18,000 ft. Today, Monday August 18: The Gorge has only low teen winds today . Looking at the video find the Gorge and notice

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Cut-Off Low brings woe….

Weak Gorge winds. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com There is an old saying in meteorology: A Cut-Off Low is a weatherman’s woe.  This is because Cut-Off Lows are very unpredictable and tend to meander around since they are cut off from

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Video: Nagging upper trough and upper high pressure bully the North Pacific High…

So weaker Gorge, Bay Area Peninsula & coast winds.  by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com The Columbia River Gorge and the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula and coast had a long spell of unusually weak winds the last 2 weak. Sometimes this was due to

Posted in Columbia River Gorge, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Videos: Monsoonal clouds threaten Gorge, Bay Area and Southern California winds.

High pressure over the western USA sends moist air above the west coast. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Several times each summer the exotic phrase “Monsoonal Clouds” appears in the forecast. For some of you the phrase is just greek for others

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Upper ridge blankets west coast by Monday.

How an upper ridge impacts Southern California, Gorge and Bay Area winds. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com In the first video we are looking at  a model projection of the upper level winds at the 500mb level (  around ≈ 18,000 ft.)  from

Posted in Columbia River Gorge, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Hurricane Amanda

Watch as Amanda sucks in wind from the NPH and SPH by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com  

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Upper ridge moves over California and Gorge bringing heat and weak winds.

Videos of the inbound upper ridge and the death of the North Pacific High then its rebirth next Friday. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com The next couple of days as you enjoy the warmth you will be reading forecast text about the

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Gorge and Oregon coast winds April 11

North Pacific High:  why the coast and the Gorge ripped yesterday. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com let’s take a quick look at the big picture behind yesterdays wind on the Oregon coast and in the Gorge. First, the simple concept of Gorge

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Gorge: Strong West wind yesterday, Strong East wind today.

How can the wind blow 20 to 30 knots WEST Sunday and 20-30 knots EAST Monday?  by Mike Godsey To understand this crazy 180 degree switch in wind direction you have to look at the big picture. Take a look at the video of

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What people said about the Baja Human Forecasts 2013/14

Posted in Baja Guide, Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia