Category: Los Angeles

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West Coast Wind Blog: Southern California storm exits…

North Pacific High’s winds rip in Southern California by Mike Godsey, mike AT   It is not too often that San Diego has low 20’s wind at dawn. While these winds will quickly drop into the mid-teens at San Diego

West Coast Wind Blog: Dec. 5, 2017. Huge high pressure creates powerful easterly winds

Ventura fire, Gorge, Bay, SoCal, Baja winds! by Mike Godsey Today we are seeing unusually strong late easterly winds over much of the west coast from the Gorge to the Sea of Cortez. These winds are stirring unusual late season

West Coast Wind Blog: WNW winds and NE winds fight near Pismo making for…

Up and down winds at Pismo while locations nearby rip! By Mike Godsey Don’t you hate it when the wind forecast is full of wishy washy “ifs” and “maybes”! Today forecast was a classic weasel word forecast: “Now at 11:30 AM Southern

West Coast Wind Blog: Slight shift in ocean winds from WNW-NW to NW-NNW…

Makes Piedras Blancas sensor read low while accelerating the Arroyo Laguna winds by Mike Godsey, mike AT Mike As you work to understand the central coast winds, I thought You might be able to explain the winds the last

West Coast Wind Blog: 2017 Gorge daily fire expansion map.

  “Smoke on the water” is a phrase that normally brings excitement to Gorge sailors & kiters… but not this time! by Mike Godsey, mike AT Below is a map I prepared using our sensor data and a fire

West Coast Wind Blog: Gorge fire explodes Sept 13, 2017

Yesterday I had to drive to PDX so I missed the very strong Hatch winds. But I dropped by the Hatch mid day to check out the wind just as the 10+ day fire went crazy just west of Stevenson

West Coast Wind Blog: Hurricane Irma… a little diversion from west coast winds.

Strongest Atlantic Hurricane ever in recorded history? Updated Wed. Sept 6, 2017 by Mike Godsey, mike AT   Update: This first video is the eye of Irma with average winds of 185 mph Tuesday Morning. Fox News has declared that

West Coast Wind Blog: Tropical Storm Lidia makes for fast changing wind forecasts.

Wind patterns change fast for the Bay Area and Southern California. by Mike Godsey, mike AT As the remains of Tropical Storm Lidia moved from Baja waters to west of the Southern California Bight it shook up the wind

Eclipse Weather

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson After listening to my daughter’s description of her total eclipse experience I regret not making the effort to get myself in position to be in the path of totality.  Instead my experience included trying to