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Autumn, geese and North Pacific High depart to the south.

NW winds fade on the California coast. by Mike Godsey Its that time of year. The average location of the NPH drops south of the Bay Area and focuses west of the Southern California coast. And in the coming weeks

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

North Pacific High takes refuge in winter vacation home.

San Carlos, Baja Norte is center of the wind universe. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Ever wondered where the North Pacific High goes to when it abandons the California coast in late fall? Sometimes it just disappears from the pacific but more often it

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

Hawaii and hurricane Ana…

Trade winds give way to Hurricane winds.  by Mike Godsey, Hurricane Ana currently a modest hurricane SW of Hawaii should have at least 75 knot winds by this weekend. And it’s modeled trajectory has it coming right over Maui. The

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

To the west Super Typhoon Vongfong, to the east the North Pacific High

We tend to think that strong things come in big packages but… by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Looking to the east in this video from Oct. 11, 2014 notice the North Pacific High. The NPH spans well over 3000 miles from the Oregon Border

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

Forecasting Catalina Eddies.

by Weatherflow Meteorologist Kerry Anderson The first thing I did this morning was go outside on my deck and check to see if the marine layer was back.  I know that is pretty atypical but as a meteorologist I want

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

NW wind on California coast: Catalina Eddy

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

The North Pacific High pushes a ridge inland that evolves into high pressure in the Great Basin

In response N to NE winds develop in The Gorge, Southern California, Bay Area and Baja. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Yep, its fall and the winds begin a ramp down in The Gorge, Southern California, Bay Area. But in Baja we are  seeing

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

High pressure reigns.

By Weatherflow Meteorologist Kerry Anderson California had a taste of fall this weekend as a Northern Pacific Low made a quick dip into the area.  This ended the firm grip that the subtropical High has had on the area.  Or

Posted in Los Angeles

Southern California winds begin a ramp down

Video: upper trough bringing showers to the Bay Area and The Gorge brings a cool down to Southern California. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Before looking at the video below let’s get the main characters labeled. This satellite image from 7AM

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

North Pacific High’s surface NW winds return LATE Friday and Saturday…

…. Weak storm system departs by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com In this  video blog from yesterday you saw who the weak storm system currently hitting the Bay Area resulted in the North Pacific High and its NW winds retreating  to the south while mild SW storm

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco