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West Coast Wind Blog: Weak winds turn strong as…

Upper trough departs and upper ridge steers NPH towards California. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com You Sherman Island fans have had good to great WSW winds the last several days. But for rest of the Bay Area and Southern

West Coast Wind Blog: Upper trough approaches and Sherman roars…

But deep marine layer and SW flow brings weak winds to Southern California and most of the Bay Area! by  Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Low 20’s winds have blown a Sherman Island much of May 23, 2018. We have

Kite Surfer Rescue

by Weatherflow Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson Last night I was out walking near sunset, checking out the marine layer development north of Santa Cruz, California when I noticed a Kite Surfer struggling to make it back to shore. The winds

West Coast Wind Blog: Local low pressure and eddies:

Good eddy, bad eddy. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com There are several scenarios for creating micro to mesoscale eddies. Two of the more common factors is a very localizeed low pressure area and wind shear as wind rounds a point

Waves arriving from Down Under

by Weatherflow, Meteorologist Kerry Challoner Anderson A cold outbreak for Eastern Australia has not only meant that I am preparing this from under the warmth of some extra blankets but also has brought record wave heights, epic winds for Wind

West Coast Wind Blog: Classic high pressure vs low pressure setup today…

This should mean strong winds for most of the Bay Area and Southern California, but… by Mike Godsey Take a look at my forecasts for today, April 19, for the Bay Area and Southern California. Both forecasts call for strong

Picking the Right Model

Yesterday’s forecast was a tough one so I made sure to check back this evening to verify.  We know we may not always be exactly right and so the process of verifying helps us to learn and improve and also

West Coast Wind Blog: NW ramps up on the California coast then….

North Pacific High pushes a ridge inland and coast winds weaken. by Mike Godsey I will be updating this blog with text..tomorrow. But this animation should give you the story about today’s (April 12) strong NW wind and why we will probably forecasting

West Coast Wind Blog: Fast moving cold fronts

Quick shift from WNW to SW winds. by Mike Godsey Looking at the ocean buoys winds today you would think that NW clearing winds are ramping up. But you would be thinking wrong. (But thinking right if you launch along

Atmospheric River aimed at Southern California

       

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