Category: Columbia River Gorge

West Coast Wind Blog: Lane and North Pacific High double team Hawaii

Strong trade winds supercharged by powerful hurricane winds threaten Hawaii. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com NWS: Hurricane Local Statements Issued: 21 Aug 2018 5:27 am HST A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Big Island Interior, Big Island North and East,

West Coast Wind Blog: Heat wave ends but winds fizzle at many sites.

In meteorology, like politics, instability sometimes wins over stability! by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com This, I know is true: The Gorge is usually glassy calm during heat waves. At the end of a heat wave cool stable marine layer clouds flood the corridor from

West Coast Wind Blog: The Grinches who stole the Gorge winds & where it’s stashed

Why the Gorge winds finally returned to normal. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Despite the recent unusual heat wave winds at the Hatch and Swell the Gorge has had long periods of mild summer wind despite the epic winds of

West Coast Wind Blog: Gorge, S. F. Bay Area and Southern California get HOT as…

Huge upper high pressure covers west coast by Mike Godsey,mike AT iwindsurf.com Take  a look at these NWS technical discussions for the coming days for the Southern California, The Gorge and the San Francisco Bay Area. All three mention high pressure as the cause

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

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