Category: Columbia River Gorge

West Coast Wind Blog: 4 days in the life to the NPH means the Gorge goes from….

Hot weak winds to cool blasts of wind! by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com This blog will let Crysta’s extended forecast and the imagery tell the story. Be sure note the position of the low pressure in Columbia Basin and the distribution and packing

West Coast Wind Blog: A day in the life of the North Pacific High and…

What it means for today’s winds in Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, California coast, Baja and The Gorge by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Today the North Pacific High is the master of the eastern Pacific from The Gorge to Southern California

West Coast Wind Blog: A forecast decoded: Southern California, S. F. Bay and Southern California.

The Gorge Roars while AM eddies rule in the Bay Area and Southern California. by Mike Godsey So on a day like today if we had only ONE wind forecast discussion for the entire west coast it might read like

West Coast Wind Blog: East and West winds at the same time on the Columbia River

How can that happen? by Mike Godsey Check out today’s Gorge forecast. Strong Easterly and strong Westerly winds along the Columbia? Since winds are largely driven by pressure gradients how can you have two different pressure gradients at the same

West Coast Wind Blog: Dec. 5, 2017. Huge high pressure creates powerful easterly winds

Ventura fire, Gorge, Bay, SoCal, Baja winds! by Mike Godsey Today we are seeing unusually strong late easterly winds over much of the west coast from the Gorge to the Sea of Cortez. These winds are stirring unusual late season

West Coast Wind Blog: The North Pacific High pushes a ridge into the Basins so…

Powerful easterly winds rip Rooster Rock. by Mike Godsey, Mike AT windsurf.com We have already seen one strong east wind event this fall and that event had devastating consequences for the Eagle Creek fire causing it to sweep from Eagle Creek

West Coast Wind Blog: 2017 Gorge daily fire expansion map.

  “Smoke on the water” is a phrase that normally brings excitement to Gorge sailors & kiters… but not this time! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Below is a map I prepared using our weatherflow.com sensor data and a fire

West Coast Wind Blog: Gorge fire explodes Sept 13, 2017

Yesterday I had to drive to PDX so I missed the very strong Hatch winds. But I dropped by the Hatch mid day to check out the wind just as the 10+ day fire went crazy just west of Stevenson

West Coast Wind Blog: Hurricane Irma… a little diversion from west coast winds.

Strongest Atlantic Hurricane ever in recorded history? Updated Wed. Sept 6, 2017 by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com   Update: This first video is the eye of Irma with average winds of 185 mph Tuesday Morning. Fox News has declared that

Eclipse Weather

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson After listening to my daughter’s description of her total eclipse experience I regret not making the effort to get myself in position to be in the path of totality.  Instead my experience included trying to

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