Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Far afield for a quick look at…

Super Cyclone Debbie by Mike Godsey, Pretty windy in much of the S. F. Bay Area today. But Kerry, one of the Weatherflow Bay Area meteorologist, has family near Airlee Beach Australia and it is really windy in that area today

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, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

West Coast Wind Blog: Fast moving storm front…

Strong SE storm winds rake the Bay Area…briefly. by Mike Godsey Here some imagery of the rapidly developing and fast dying winds that are currently hitting much of the Bay Area. You can see why I am forecasting these winds

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Why no NW clearing winds after yesterday’s storm?

The North Pacific High’s surface NW winds are siphoned off towards the Pacific Northwest by Mike Godsey So it is beach meteorology folklore that after a spring storm that the skies clear and the S. F. Bay Area has strong

Posted in San Francisco

Crazy strong Gorge East winds and El Norte winds for Baja…

High pressure blankets mid USA creating strong pressure gradients. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 8, 2016 will see very strong east winds in the western Gorge to Portland while Baja’s East Cape sees significant El Norte winds. Surprisingly

Posted in Cape Cod, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Winter arrives and the North Pacific High departs while…

Storms dominate northern pacific by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Remember this summer when the North Pacific High dominated the waters between the west coast and Hawaii? Back then wind most days was a given. So where did the Southern California,

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

Washington/ Oregon Seeing a Powerful 1-2 Punch this Weekend.

By Weatherflow meteorologist Shea Gibson Washington and Oregon have been seeing some very strong winds and dangerous conditions since yesterday and into today. The strong wind belt aloft known as the “North Pacific Jet” (NPJ for short) is taking a

Posted in Columbia River Gorge, San Francisco

Bay Area Wind: Brown Skies and late local sea breezes mean…

High pressure overhead crushing marine layer clouds. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com I took the banner photography above while flying in a Coast Guard helicopter during a September heat wave day several years ago. Notice the brownish tint to the skies above

Posted in San Francisco

Bay Area Winds: Rare September Cut-Off Low brings…

SE winds from ocean buoys the East Bay . by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com I got a text from Gorge sailor Greg M. at 2:30PM today Tuesday Sept. 13 Just landed at SFO after circling for an hour. And a

Posted in San Francisco

S. F. Wind: Late season marine surge

Part 1 : Rare Sept. marine surge could develop overnight. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Looking at Mark’s extended forecast for tomorrow Thursday Sept. 8 there is a mention of southerly flow along the coast. I have been watching

Posted in San Francisco

Hurricanes: Friends and Foes.

Warm water friend, Topography Foe. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Hurricane Newton has been sliding up Baja’s Sea of Cortez the last few days and passed near La Ventana and Los Barriles will few reports of damage despite strong winds and

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