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Is El Niño finished?

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by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson As many now, we had quite a strong El Niño develop in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as Sea Surface temperatures soared to 3.1°C above normal (tying the previous record from 1997).  Normal is considered

Posted in Baja Guide, 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

Yet another Cut-Off Low out in the pacific but…

This Cut-Off Low spawns a surface storm that shoves the North Pacific High’s winds to the Northern California coast. by Mike Godsey Recent days have seen light winds at most sites in the Bay Area as well as clouds and

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Why does today’s forecast call for: “STRONG, SHIFTY, GUSTY sometimes UNRELIABLE wind”

The answer is way aloft! by Mike Godsey In yesterday’s blog I talked about why I expected strong NW wind on the Northern California coast today as the North Pacific High was nudged closer to the California coast. At the time

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

A tiny shift in the North Pacific High makes a big change in the winds.

Passing upper low bumps NPH towards the west coast so NW winds rip! by Mike Godsey The California coast has seen several days of relatively mild winds as the North Pacific High has held a ridge towards the Pacific Northwest. This

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

A “Guesscast” about the return of solid NW ocean winds to the Bay Area

Last week in my blog I made a tentative guesscast that strong NW wind would return this coming Sunday. I am sticking to my guesscast with winds beginning to build late this coming Saturday and peaking Sunday & Monday.  

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Inverted! Is it an old school windsurfing or kiteboarding trick?

Early arrival of summer type dense marine layer. by Mike Godsey Dawn today in coastal Southern California or S. F. Bay Area found dense fog almost to the surface. These type of marine layer clouds are usually typical of June Gloom

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

7 days in the life of a Cut-Off Low and then…….

  Old Cut-Off Low lows and yet another evolves north of Hawaii. by Mike Godsey I will be adding more text to this animation. Each shift in this animation is a new day at ≈ 18,000 ft. The counter-clockwise spinning

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

While the North Pacific High vacations…

The Bay Area winds idle as Cut-Off Low forms by Mike Godsey Remember the wild winds of last week that impacted the west coast from the Gorge to the Bay Area to Southern California to Baja? Those winds came from the

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

Cut-Off Low trumps forecast confidence.

Forecast becomes iffy with a possible Cut-Off Low in the picture. by Mike Godsey Take a look at the extended forecast to the right for rest of the week in the first image! Doesn’t it drive you crazy when forecasters use

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

DON’T STOP!!! It feels soooo good! The demise of the North Pacific High.

How can endless NW winds…end? Mike Godsey You know the feeling. Your muscles ache from day after day on the water. Your blistered hands say “no more”. Yet you pray to the wind gods “DON’T STOP” It seems that for endless days the North

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