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West Coast Wind Blog: Why are Pismo Beach wind forecasts so iffy this year:

NNW ocean winds and NE inland winds battle near Pismo Beach making forecasting tricky. I know it is frustrating when the wind forecast babbles on with lots of maybes and issues etc. Today’s wind forecast for Pismo Beach is a

West Coast Wind Blog: Diablo wind, Santa Ana wind, El Norte wind, Rooster wind…

All from chilly high pressure in the Great Basin area!   A glance at the NWS technical discussions above tells you that localized big wind events are the story for Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area and the Gorge this morning. Also, notice the mention

West Coast Wind Blog: Hurricane Sergio at dawn today.

Sergio now tracking south of Puntat San Carlos. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Today, Oct 10, 2018, hurricane Sergio has made the boomerang turn to the east as modeled. But it has taken a more southerly of all the modeled trajectories. This means

West Coast Wind Blog: Upper level winds steer the North Pacific High but also it may make…

Hurricane Sergio boomerang!   by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com So take a look at this first image. It shows the tracks of all the hurricanes in the eastern Pacific in the period 1980-2005.   It is clear that the vast majority of

West Coast Wind Blog: Tiny North Pacific High west of Hawaii blossums dominating the eastern Pacific.

Fall type northerly winds return to the west coast. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com In part one of this blog, we saw that during recent days the North Pacific High had disappeared from the eastern Pacific depriving the west coast of its northerly winds. This

West Coast Wind Blog: Whence the North Pacific High

Part one: The entire west coast has light wind as the North Pacific High abandons the eastern Pacific. Yesterday and the preceding days have seen easterly winds the Gorge and weak southerly winds for most of coastal California. Notably absent were the northerly winds along

West Coast Wind Blog: The North Pacific High is under siege from the N. & S yet…

The NPH is still creating an eddy near San Francisco. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com  For weeks the Bay Area has seen one counter-clockwise spinning eddy and/or low-pressure system to our west. The resulting southerly coast wind has held the typical NW

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: 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: Major convection in AZ and Southern California deserts

Convection threatens Southern California coast winds by weakeningpressure gradient to deserts. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com July 18 a massive fast developing convective system in Arizona was moving towards the Southern California deserts. Issued a warning that the associated

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