Category: Columbia River Gorge

West Coast Wind Blog: Decoding the Hatch and Swell Bluff Reports…

Your tool at times when the sensor is not accurate. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com You have probably noticed that the Swell City sensor often reads inaccurately especially in the morning. This is because the only location for a

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West Coast Wind Blog: Rex Block brings…

Endless heat and brown skies to the Gorge… comes to an end tomorrow! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com My banner above shows the almost daily view of the Hatchery from my house the last 2 weeks. The smoke is

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West Coast Wind Blog: The Wall: Wind direction and 2 Venturi’s…

They determine if the The Wall is Great or Hate! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Take a look at the swell near The Wall in my banner above. Notice how the big swell is uniform reflecting solid WSW wind from Oregon

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West Coast Wind Blog: Understanding isobar maps using a topographic map analogy.

 

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West Coast Wind Blog: Mild marine surge gives way to….

Huge North Pacific High dominates the pacific. by Mike Godsey Nice marine surge and SW flow underway today! Remember when that used to happen in July? In the top image today (below) you can see the SW flow over the

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West Coast Wind Blog: The North Pacific High returns bringing…

Westerly winds for the Gorge! by Mike Godsey So do you have a boss? Someone who rules a small part of your life? Well if you are a Gorge, California,  Hawaiian or Baja kiter or windsurfer the real boss is 2500 miles

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West Coast Wind Blog: The BOSS returns!

Wimpy marine surge retreats and the North Pacific High lords over the pacific! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Doesn’t it drive you crazy? So often our forecasts prattle on about weather events happening hundreds or even thousands of miles away or hundreds or

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West Coast Wind Blog: Southern California rocks. The Bay Area dozes. The Gorge drips…

…As the North Pacific High takes an extended early spring vacation to the south. by Mike Godsey Compare the wind graphs for Waddell, normally one of the windiest spring sites in the Bay Area with Leo in Southern California.  Notice have about

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West Coast Wind Blog: Long battered by storms passing to the north…

North Pacific High lords over the Pacific this Sunday! by Mike Godsey mike@iwindsurf.com This first animation from the blog I posted last Sunday shows the North Pacific High taking a beating from a succession of wintry storms NW of the

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West Coast Wind Blog: North Pacific High crushed and departing…

No, this is not the title of a romance novel but rather it explains the coming weak wind weekend. by Mike Godsey So after today, Friday 14 the S. F. Bay Area and Southern California will see weak winds while

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