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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

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

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

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

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

Posted in Columbia River Gorge, San Francisco

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

Fluky Conditions in VA

Just caught a good example in the VA area of conditions that reflect two of my staple bullet points in synoptic setups such as the one we are seeing today.  (*Heads up for fluky conditions / shifty directions as each

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

Autumn Storms into the Pacific Northwest

Record Breaking Fall Storms Autumn has wasted no time in asserting a cold wet hand on the Northwest this September.  The last two weekends of the month contained stormy weather, especially near the Coast. During three days, September 28-30,  a

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Cold Front

    Below the upper trough you see in this video from 11:15 today, Sept. 20 is the cold front that is creating strong SW wind just aloft and at Sherman Island. Tomorrow will see showers in the North Bay as this feature

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