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Southern California winds: Santa Ana winds continue into afternoon so…

Typical wind reversal and strong beach winds may not happen. by Mike Godsey, mike AT UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Check out all the weasel words in the Sept. 23 forecast and the extended forecast. Why was this and today’s forecast so iffy? The

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Hurricanes: Friends and Foes.

Warm water friend, Topography Foe. by Mike Godsey, mike AT Hurricane Newton has been sliding up Baja’s Sea of Cortez the last few days and passed near La Ventana and Los Barriles will few reports of damage despite strong winds and

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

The creation of a Golden Gate eddy

  Subtle synoptic changes have major impact on Bay Area wind distribution. by Mike Godsey, If you work the waters north of the Bay Bridge you have seen plenty of strong if sometimes gusty days this season. But if you are

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Caps On – Caps Off

By Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson A large dome of High pressure has covered California this week.  The descending air creates a cap on the atmosphere, keeping cooler boundary layer air from escaping.  Along the coast the descending warmer air squashes the

Posted in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Weather Blog

San Diego Southerly Smash

So, San Diego isn’t exactly known for its wealth of wind.  This is especially true in the summer.  But today is an exception!   Just how has this happened? We’re seeing strong NW flow across the far outer waters of

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Wet Microburst in Chandler, AZ shows 116mph winds.


By WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson Ever been in a thunderstorm and a sudden burst of strong winds and rain comes down at the same time? This is called a “wet microburst”, which packs quite a punch when it comes to

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

The big picture of the eastern pacific on a strange day

The video for today July 10 shows what a major North Pacific High looks like on a typical April and July and September day. by Mike Godsey, mike AT In April the NPH is often huge and is often interacting with

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

Part 1: When Big Eddie comes calling the doors closes on Coast, Coyote and 3rd. Ave.

 Combo of late season storms and early season tropical storms favors NNW ocean winds & southerly eddy flow. by Mike Godsey, Take a look at the wind graph to the right for June 13.  The channel sensor is blowing

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Low pressure is always a good thing for thermal winds right?

Well… only if it is in the right place. by Mike Godsey, mike AT   Up at ≈ 18,000 ft. feet a massive near record upper high pressure is expanding from Texas towards Southern California. Subsiding, descending, air from

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego


Today an eddy dominates Southern California and tomorrow the Bay Area winds. Why? Upper level winds! by Mike Godsey, mike AT Imagery and text coming for Bay Area and Southern California. Turbines will  be spinning to southerly winds in the interior

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco