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North Pacific High takes refuge in winter vacation home.

San Carlos, Baja Norte is center of the wind universe. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Ever wondered where the North Pacific High goes to when it abandons the California coast in late fall? Sometimes it just disappears from the pacific but more often it

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Hawaii and hurricane Ana…

Trade winds give way to Hurricane winds.  by Mike Godsey, Hurricane Ana currently a modest hurricane SW of Hawaii should have at least 75 knot winds by this weekend. And it’s modeled trajectory has it coming right over Maui. The

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To the west Super Typhoon Vongfong, to the east the North Pacific High

We tend to think that strong things come in big packages but… by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Looking to the east in this video from Oct. 11, 2014 notice the North Pacific High. The NPH spans well over 3000 miles from the Oregon Border

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Forecasting Catalina Eddies.

by Weatherflow Meteorologist Kerry Anderson The first thing I did this morning was go outside on my deck and check to see if the marine layer was back.  I know that is pretty atypical but as a meteorologist I want

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

NW wind on California coast: Catalina Eddy

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

The North Pacific High pushes a ridge inland that evolves into high pressure in the Great Basin

In response N to NE winds develop in The Gorge, Southern California, Bay Area and Baja. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Yep, its fall and the winds begin a ramp down in The Gorge, Southern California, Bay Area. But in Baja we are  seeing

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Southern California winds begin a ramp down

Video: upper trough bringing showers to the Bay Area and The Gorge brings a cool down to Southern California. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Before looking at the video below let’s get the main characters labeled. This satellite image from 7AM

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

North Pacific High’s surface NW winds return LATE Friday and Saturday…

…. Weak storm system departs by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com In this  video blog from yesterday you saw who the weak storm system currently hitting the Bay Area resulted in the North Pacific High and its NW winds retreating  to the south while mild SW storm

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Early season fall storm targets the Bay Area…

North Pacific High’s surface NW winds retreat to the south. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Think how often in the spring and fall you see words like ” North Pacific High’s surface NW winds retreat to the south in the face of an

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

The North Pacific High takes a short vacation to it’s winter time home.

Northern California deprived of NW wind while Gorge lacks high pressure for the duration.  by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Funny how we take things for granted. Each year around late September the NW wind gradually becomes weaker and less reliable and by late

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