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Ridge of upper level high pressure over Southern California

Bakes the region creating strong but UP AND DOWN coast winds by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Southern California thermal trough (aka “heat bubble”) and unreliable wind.

The Heat Bubble: to much of a good thing. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Several years ago Southern California had an intense heat wave that produced thermal trough (aka “heat bubble”)  issues  that got so strong that they even impacted Cabrillo rather than just Belmont

Posted in Los Angeles

We Are in Hot Water

We don’t talk much about hurricanes here in So Cal, until this year that is.  Usually we leave all the talk about tropical storms to our forecasters on the eastern seaboard. But this year the Eastern Pacific has been particularly

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Hurricane Norbert vs. Southern California winds

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

WTF…. the North Pacific High with a former hurricane in its center.

If the climate is not changing then something is……. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Ex-hurricane Marie distorts the North Pacific High

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Cut-Off Low heading towards Bay Area.

Then Cut-Off Low stops just west of Marin County creating a mild marine surge of SW wind and fog. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Normally a marine surge of SW foggy cool air can happen to bring a sudden end to a heat

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Video: Nagging upper trough and upper high pressure bully the North Pacific High…

So weaker Gorge, Bay Area Peninsula & coast winds.  by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com The Columbia River Gorge and the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula and coast had a long spell of unusually weak winds the last 2 weak. Sometimes this was due to

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

Videos: Monsoonal clouds threaten Gorge, Bay Area and Southern California winds.

High pressure over the western USA sends moist air above the west coast. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Several times each summer the exotic phrase “Monsoonal Clouds” appears in the forecast. For some of you the phrase is just greek for others

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

Bay Area SW flow continues….

North Pacific High’s north winds maintain an eddy. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Welcome to July 1994! Like the last several centuries the San Francisco Bay Area is having the normal July SW flow with a deep marine layer! Today that moist  chilly

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco