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West Coast Wind Blog: Part 2: Arrival of “mega eddy” marine surge

First check out part one of this blog: “Creation of a “Mega Eddy” The huge eddy that expanded from Southern California reached the Bay Area today, June 24, 2018, making for some of the strongest southerly winds in recent history

West Coast Wind Blog: Part 1: Creation of a “mega eddy”

Expect southerly eddy winds from Baja to Northern California. by Mike Godsey This is a rough draft but I wanted to get this imagery out to  you ASAP. Most models agree that an unusully “mega eddy” pattern develops along the west

West Coast Wind Blog: Strong pressure gradient to Great Basin means…

Strong winds for Southern California… but where, coast or interior?: by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com As you follow the Southern California forecasts you probably find yourself looking forward to the words “strong pressure gradient to the Great Basin” Maybe it does

West Coast Wind Blog: Big Eddy and SW flow means…

    Delight for many at sites North of the Bay Bridge but despair to most sites to the south. by  Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com The banner image above looks all to familiar this year to those who kite or sail

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: Fate of Mid Channel Eddy off Santa Barbara and…

The Isla Vista to Ledbetter to Ventura winds Rough Draft Part One You have probably noticed that it is very hard to forecast the winds in the Isla Vista to Ledbetter to Ventura corridor despite the very strong winds that

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: 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

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