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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

Praying for a bad forecast since…

We need the Waddell winds to RIP! by Mike Godsey, mike at iwindsurf.com I am hoping this turns out to be one of my worst forecasts ever and the winds RIP the entire contest time. But… As forecast the North

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

Exiting upper trough stirs up NW wind at the surface.

NW winds from the NPH…NOT! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Yes, the wind felt like normal NW wind curving into Southern California and the bay today May 15. However the North Pacific High’s surface NW winds are nowhere to be found in

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Upper trough at ≈ 18,000 ft.

Shoves the North Pacific High over 1000 miles west of California by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco