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The North Pacific High takes a short vacation to it’s winter time home.

Northern California deprived of NW wind while Gorge lacks high pressure for the duration.  by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Funny how we take things for granted. Each year around late September the NW wind gradually becomes weaker and less reliable and by late

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

Cat. 3 Hurricane Odile hits La Ventana and Los Barriles.

Imagery of hurricane  by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Hurricane Odile made landfall Sunday night as a Category 3 storm near Baja Sur’s Cabo San Lucas with an estimated intensity of 125 mph. Initial reports of extensive damage to some resorts but

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

Golden Gate Eddy: birth and….

  The death of the SW flow. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com   The large video shows the pattern that has created the small surface counter-clockwise spinning eddy west of the Bay Area. As you know the North Pacific High normally brings strong NW winds to the Bay

Posted in San Francisco

WTF…. the North Pacific High with a former hurricane in its center.

If the climate is not changing then something is……. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Ex-hurricane Marie distorts the North Pacific High

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Eddy winds creating SW flow for the Bay Area…

End up being sucked into Hurricane Marie by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Are you are a coast or Coyote and 3rd. Ave. sailor hating those SW eddy winds? Want to get even? Watch this video from 10AM today to see those

Posted in San Francisco

North Pacific High battered by tropical storms

Well, the NW wind made a weak cameo appearance today as forecast. But if SW flow is not to your taste don’t get your hopes up for tomorrow.  This summer the North Pacific High’s surface NW winds have been battered

Posted in San Francisco

Surface eddy and 850mb low double team the Bay Area….

So southerly flow continues. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com If you are a coast sailor or kiter or your home waters are adversely impacted by SW flow you are probably wondering what is going on this summer. And the forecast geek

Posted in San Francisco

Large Cut-Off Low anchors off Bay Area…

Watch this Cut-Off Low trigger an atypical mild marine surge. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com As expected this Cut-Off Low triggered marine surge has been mild and very atypical. But overall the marine surge has been even weaker than expected. Anytime a

Posted in San Francisco

Cut-Off Low heading towards Bay Area.

Then Cut-Off Low stops just west of Marin County creating a mild marine surge of SW wind and fog. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Normally a marine surge of SW foggy cool air can happen to bring a sudden end to a heat

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco