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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

Eddies in the Bight and Big Winds for Isabella and San Diego

by Kerry Anderson & Mike Godsey Anyone who says the weather is boring in Southern California isn’t trying to forecast the winds this afternoon. The WindAlert Plus model below shows the strong winds we forecast for the NW coastline and

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego

NW winds roaring at the ocean buoys…

Here is how we coax NW wind into the Bay. by Mike Godsey, It was a day much like today wind wise. There I was 22 years old slowly slogging out the Golden Gate Hawaii bound on a sloop only 2

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Why San Diego’s beach winds were so strong today….

by Weatherflow forecasters Kerry Anderson and Mike Godsey San Diego beaches saw a big build in the winds today. As the sun rose this morning winds were already out of the NW in the low teens and by the end

Posted in San Diego

Eddy induced marine surge hits the Golden Gate Friday.

Forecast since last Tuesday the marine surge keeps its promise. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

“Good Chance” of an atypical marine surge “sometime” Friday.

What’s with the weasel words? Bay Area & Southern California by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com There is a “good chance” of a Bay Area marine surge in the next 24 hours and a chance of atypical wind isn Southern California Friday . Bay

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Hole in clouds helps wind fill into the coast.

Clearing progressing as expected expected by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com If you looked at the satellite imagery predawn today or even out the window it did not look promising for reliable winds and most of the sky covered with heavy clouds. So

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Whence the North Pacific High

Where were the NW winds yesterday and why are they more likely today by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com I am glad I was not forecasting yesterday April 22. The night before Mark forecast solid NW winds building along the coast. And Ben, Wednesday morning, was

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Gorge & Sherman Island blast. Southern California winds are limp.

Rough Draft Yea, you read about upper ridges and upper troughs all time in the forecast. Let’s see them in action! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Check it out! The top image songs gusty winds in the mid 20’s range all day at Sherman

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