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Please explain why/ how wind at 18,000 feet effects the ground wind..?

I was hoping no one would ask that question… by Mike Godsey, mike at iwindsurf.com Posted: 09 Jun 2016 17:35 U2U2U2 wrote: I’m not a meteorologist . Please explain why/ how wind at 18,000 feet effects the ground wind..? Hi U2U2U2,

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Is El Niño finished?

SST

by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson As many now, we had quite a strong El Niño develop in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as Sea Surface temperatures soared to 3.1°C above normal (tying the previous record from 1997).  Normal is considered

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

While the North Pacific High vacations…

The Bay Area winds idle as Cut-Off Low forms by Mike Godsey Remember the wild winds of last week that impacted the west coast from the Gorge to the Bay Area to Southern California to Baja? Those winds came from the

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Cut-Off Low trumps forecast confidence.

Forecast becomes iffy with a possible Cut-Off Low in the picture. by Mike Godsey Take a look at the extended forecast to the right for rest of the week in the first image! Doesn’t it drive you crazy when forecasters use

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DON’T STOP!!! It feels soooo good! The demise of the North Pacific High.

How can endless NW winds…end? Mike Godsey You know the feeling. Your muscles ache from day after day on the water. Your blistered hands say “no more”. Yet you pray to the wind gods “DON’T STOP” It seems that for endless days the North

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3PM, April 25, 2016: The West RIPS!

Southern California, Maui, S. F. Bay Area and the Columbia Gorge see winds in the 20-30 knot range at the same time. by Mike Godsey Winds in the Columbia River Gorge in the 20-30 knot range are common. But they are

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Cold front sweeps across California…

Post frontal NW clearing winds develop Saturday. by Mike Godsey Sunday: (updated Thursday April 21 at bottom of blog) If you have lived east of the Rockies you were constantly hearing broadcast meteorologist talk about cold fronts and thunderstorms heading towards

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Genesis: Whence the North Pacific High, it’s wind and pressure gradient.

Baja, Gorge, SoCal, Bay Area, Maui…it all starts at the ITCZ by Mike Godsey This blog is a more detailed and imagery based version of a recent forum post. You have probably wondered where the North Pacific High’s surface NW winds

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Hell Hath No Fury Like Our Ocean’s Warmth

By Meteorologist Kerry Anderson My forecast shift at Weatherflow ended on a Tuesday.  Just 72 hours ago I made sure to check the Mexican Tropics to see if there was any possibility of a storm that might develop that could

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West Coast Wind Blog: Why is the fog sometimes over the towers of the Golden Gate and sometime below the roadway?

Let’s send up a balloon for the answer! Weather balloon: Sacramento, CA by Mike Godsey & Kerry Anderson Whether you live in the S. F. Bay Area, Southern California or the Columbia River Gorge you can’t help but notice that the

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