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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

Video: Nagging upper trough and upper high pressure bully the North Pacific High…

So weaker Gorge, Bay Area Peninsula & coast winds.  by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com The Columbia River Gorge and the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula and coast had a long spell of unusually weak winds the last 2 weak. Sometimes this was due to

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

Videos: Monsoonal clouds threaten Gorge, Bay Area and Southern California winds.

High pressure over the western USA sends moist air above the west coast. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Several times each summer the exotic phrase “Monsoonal Clouds” appears in the forecast. For some of you the phrase is just greek for others

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

The North Pacific High’s surface NW winds return…

…as the battered old North Pacific High merges with new North Pacific  High. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com It has been a wild 9 days of unending SW flow and Sherman Island and East Bay winds such as we used to

Posted in San Francisco