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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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West Coast Wind Blog: Heat impacts winds for Southern California, Bay Area and the Gorge.

Heat producing upper ridge causes surface thermal trough to expand over all 3 venues weakening wind. by Mike Godsey Take a look at today’s forecast for Southern California, The Gorge and the Bay Area. All three have HEAT as the

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West Coast Wind Blog: The Gorge’s recent local sea breezes

The Gorge’s local sea breezes are an important but rarely visible part of the wind machine but they star in late summer. by Mike Godsey The Gorge wind machine is a complex beast driven by a bunch forces ranging from

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West Coast Wind Blog: Storms & North Pacific High ridge

Gorge, Bay Area winds weaken. by Mike Godsey The Bay Area coast had wild winds Friday and moderate winds a many sites Saturday while the same day the Gorge had winds into the 30’s. Yet both venues will have much

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Hurricane history in the making.

Unusual hurricane pattens in Hawaiian and Cabo Verde Islands. Take a look at the animation below of the 4 hurricanes currently transiting Hawaiian waters south of the North Pacific High. Never in recorded history has there been 4 hurricanes at

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West Coast Wind Blog: Late summer storm winds hit Gorge + during storm update at end.

How often do you see forecasts like this in the Gorge? I mean we do sometimes do see summertime low to mid 30’s but what is with all the VERY GUSTY AND UNSETTLED….UNRELIABLE stuff. Well the winds Benjamin is forecasting

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West Coast Wind Blog: Old North Pacific High fades while new NPH develops

The pacific weather pattern is a mess! Any veteran windsurfer or kiter, whether from the Gorge, Bay Area, California coast or Southern California or even Hawaii, will attest that this has been a weird summer season. The proximal cause of the

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West Coast Wind Blog: Dissection of how the Gorge wind goes from MILD to WILD.

Inbound shortwave deepens marine layer and jacks up pressure gradient. Compare Crysta’s iwindsurf.com forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. How can conditions change from limp winds to upper 20’s   overnight? First let’s review what is causing the current limp winds by looking

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Upper level high pressure creates surface low pressure… what is happening here?

How expanding low pressure impacts Southern California, Bay Area and Gorge winds. “There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear” Buffalo Springfield Sometimes meteorology seems to jargon ridden to wind seekers that it is hard to figure out

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