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Dolores has more coming

by Meteorologist Kerry Anderson Here in Southern California we are once again in a very unusual pattern for summertime as we watch the flow from the south bring up subtropical moisture.  All week Dolores, now a Tropical Storm, has been

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Bay Area Wind Blog: Anatomy of a long range marine surge forecast.

Lots of the signs of a marine surge towards the weekend. What could go wrong? In one word: Dolores. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com It all looks so simple in the top animation. The winds are NW today and tomorrow and turn

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Atypical Summer Weather Patterns for the Southland

by Meteorologist, Kerry Anderson May grey and June gloom has turned into more of the same, now that we have hit July .   The marine clouds that are a regular feature of Southern California’s weather in early summer are persisting

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Oh Say Can You See

By Meteorologist Kerry Anderson Happy 4th of July everyone.  I am sure most of you spent the evening celebrating by watching a fireworks display.  This is what I saw this evening near my home here in Southern California.  After about

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, Weather Blog

Bay Area Wind Blog: WTH is Monsoonal moisture?

A visual guide: What’s with those dirty thin clouds above the marine layer clouds. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Yesterday Ben did a great job showing the impact of the current monsoonal pattern on Southern California so today I will cover the Bay

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

Monsoons are for the South Pacific, right?

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Benjamin Miller: So, we’ve all heard about the monsoons that bring flooding rains to the South Pacific and southeast Asia.  But that’s it, right?  Monsoons don’t impact the U.S., do they?  Well, that depends upon how you

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Catalina Eddy brewing

by Meteorologist Kerry Anderson Today we have been watching as a Catalina Eddy has developed.  This morning we had hints that there was some circulation brewing just off Catalina.  The conditions are right with moderately strong Northwesterly winds being pushed

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Excuses, excuses….

Fog induced local sea breezes defy forecasting. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com There is one pattern for which models and all empirical data can not begin to forecast. Like I said in today’s forecast if the fog buries the coast then

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

The Thursday Waddell forecast: bust or boom…

The sensor reading says the winds ramped up to a useful range. But… by Mike Godsey, mike (at) iwindsurf.com Update 7AM Friday: Feedback was that the Waddell forecast for late winds was spot on! Whew! If you look at the

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

The “small picture” suggests days of ripping NW wind. But…

The “BIG picture” suggests, not! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Funny, forecasting is a lot like growing up. As a kid you can only focus on the obvious. As you mature your world expands. When I first started forecasting I looked

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco