Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Low pressure off California…

Battles with subsidence from crushing high pressure heat wave. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com A marine surge is arriving either tomorrow Friday or Saturday AM at the latest. These animations show some of the variables involved.  

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Unusual Bay Area wind pattern likely Sunday June 18…

Makes forecasting very iffy by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Take a look at the extended forecast for the Bay Area tomorrow. So what is going on? As you may have noticed Bay Area wind patterns keep changing in last

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Sudden mystery Larkspur Eddy leads to…

 An autopsy of an East Bay wind crash!  by Mike Godsey If you were on the water near Pt. Isabel on May 28 or 29th at 3:30PM you remember those days well. If not take a look at this wind graph

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Wacky San Luis sensor readings…

Maybe the sensor is not broken? by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Hi ctuna, You are not the only one to notice the “wacky” San Luis readings. No we have not moved the sensor and there are no new structures

Posted in San Francisco

Draft about marine layer lifting.

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: The heat is on…

Weak winds for Southern California and the Bay Area with eddy woes! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Below is the Bay Area forecast for this weekend. Not very promising for most of the Bay Area and Southern California also has little

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: A battle between a strong Catalina Eddy & powerful NW ocean winds…

The fate of the Southern California coast winds hinges on the victor and I guarantee that these 2 winds will not kiss and make up! by Mike Godsey Today, May 14, we saw a remarkable battle between two locally strong

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Understanding isobar maps using a topographic map analogy.

 

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

West Coast Wind Blog: Mild marine surge gives way to….

Huge North Pacific High dominates the pacific. by Mike Godsey Nice marine surge and SW flow underway today! Remember when that used to happen in July? In the top image today (below) you can see the SW flow over the

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

West Coast Wind Blog: The BOSS returns!

Wimpy marine surge retreats and the North Pacific High lords over the pacific! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Doesn’t it drive you crazy? So often our forecasts prattle on about weather events happening hundreds or even thousands of miles away or hundreds or

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