Category: San Diego

West Coast Wind Blog: The North Pacific High is under siege from the N. & S yet…

The NPH is still creating an eddy near San Francisco. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com  For weeks the Bay Area has seen one counter-clockwise spinning eddy and/or low-pressure system to our west. The resulting southerly coast wind has held the typical NW

West Coast Wind Blog: Lane and North Pacific High double team Hawaii

Strong trade winds supercharged by powerful hurricane winds threaten Hawaii. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com NWS: Hurricane Local Statements Issued: 21 Aug 2018 5:27 am HST A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Big Island Interior, Big Island North and East,

West Coast Wind Blog: Gorge, S. F. Bay Area and Southern California get HOT as…

Huge upper high pressure covers west coast by Mike Godsey,mike AT iwindsurf.com Take  a look at these NWS technical discussions for the coming days for the Southern California, The Gorge and the San Francisco Bay Area. All three mention high pressure as the cause

West Coast Wind Blog: Major convection in AZ and Southern California deserts

Convection threatens Southern California coast winds by weakeningpressure gradient to deserts. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com July 18 a massive fast developing convective system in Arizona was moving towards the Southern California deserts. Issued a warning that the associated

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

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