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

Autumn, geese and North Pacific High depart to the south.

NW winds fade on the California coast. by Mike Godsey Its that time of year. The average location of the NPH drops south of the Bay Area and focuses west of the Southern California coast. And in the coming weeks

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

North Pacific High takes refuge in winter vacation home.

San Carlos, Baja Norte is center of the wind universe. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Ever wondered where the North Pacific High goes to when it abandons the California coast in late fall? Sometimes it just disappears from the pacific but more often it

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

Battered North Pacific High sulks west of Southern California and Baja

So NW clearing winds between storms. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com As you know the waters between California and Hawaii are dominated by the clockwise winds of the North Pacific High most of the summer. But as winter approaches huge counter-clockwise spinning storm systems like the one

Posted in San Francisco

Hawaii and hurricane Ana…

Trade winds give way to Hurricane winds.  by Mike Godsey, Hurricane Ana currently a modest hurricane SW of Hawaii should have at least 75 knot winds by this weekend. And it’s modeled trajectory has it coming right over Maui. The

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

Watch North Pacific High retreat in the face of a wintry storm system.

NPH’s wind turn from NW to NNW and Bay Area winds weaken. Then southerly storm winds. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com At the beginning of the video  notice the date of Oct 11 and how the North Pacific High dominates the lower 2/3 of

Posted in San Francisco

To the west Super Typhoon Vongfong, to the east the North Pacific High

We tend to think that strong things come in big packages but… by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Looking to the east in this video from Oct. 11, 2014 notice the North Pacific High. The NPH spans well over 3000 miles from the Oregon Border

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

North Pacific High winds build on coast. But…

Inbound storm poised to bring an end to NW coast winds by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com

Posted in San Francisco

Año Nuevo clearing suggest modest NW wind from Waddell to Natural Bridges

What in the world is Año Nuevo clearing? by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Those of you who make the drive to Waddell and points south are well acquainted with Año Nuevo clearing and the racing of your heart as you finally round a

Posted in San Francisco

NW wind on California coast: Catalina Eddy

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco