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The creation of a Golden Gate eddy

  Subtle synoptic changes have major impact on Bay Area wind distribution. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com If you work the waters north of the Bay Bridge you have seen plenty of strong if sometimes gusty days this season. But if you are

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

San Diego Southerly Smash

So, San Diego isn’t exactly known for its wealth of wind.  This is especially true in the summer.  But today is an exception!   Just how has this happened? We’re seeing strong NW flow across the far outer waters of

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Wet Microburst in Chandler, AZ shows 116mph winds.

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By WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson Ever been in a thunderstorm and a sudden burst of strong winds and rain comes down at the same time? This is called a “wet microburst”, which packs quite a punch when it comes to

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

The big picture of the eastern pacific on a strange day

The video for today July 10 shows what a major North Pacific High looks like on a typical April and July and September day. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com In April the NPH is often huge and is often interacting with

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

Part 1: When Big Eddie comes calling the doors closes on Coast, Coyote and 3rd. Ave.

 Combo of late season storms and early season tropical storms favors NNW ocean winds & southerly eddy flow. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Take a look at the wind graph to the right for June 13.  The channel sensor is blowing

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Low pressure is always a good thing for thermal winds right?

Well… only if it is in the right place. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com   Up at ≈ 18,000 ft. feet a massive near record upper high pressure is expanding from Texas towards Southern California. Subsiding, descending, air from

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Eddy RULES!

Today an eddy dominates Southern California and tomorrow the Bay Area winds. Why? Upper level winds! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Imagery and text coming for Bay Area and Southern California. Turbines will  be spinning to southerly winds in the interior

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Please explain why/ how wind at 18,000 feet effects the ground wind..?

I was hoping no one would ask that question… by Mike Godsey, mike at iwindsurf.com Posted: 09 Jun 2016 17:35 U2U2U2 wrote: I’m not a meteorologist . Please explain why/ how wind at 18,000 feet effects the ground wind..? Hi U2U2U2,

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

Will the building ridge spell stronger sea breezes for Southern California?

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson With the marine layer clouds so well formed we have the perfect conditions to pick out wind patterns by viewing the satellite picture.  This morning a large eddy has developed centered northwest of Catalina Island.

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

Waiting for the sunshine and winds. Still waiting…

by Meteorologist,  Kerry Challoner Anderson Let’s play the children’s game of finding what is the different about the two pictures above.  Well it won’t take you too long to notice that there has not been much change in the clouds

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego