Category: Columbia River Gorge

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

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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West Coast Wind Blog: Dome of upper high pressure brings heat and…

Calm Gorge Winds, Sparse Bay winds and Strong Southern California coast winds. And what about Hurricane Harvey? by Mike Godsey You have probably seen graphics like the one above from the Portland Press Herald during a heat wave. This is a

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

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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