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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

3PM, April 25, 2016: The West RIPS!

Southern California, Maui, S. F. Bay Area and the Columbia Gorge see winds in the 20-30 knot range at the same time. by Mike Godsey Winds in the Columbia River Gorge in the 20-30 knot range are common. But they are

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

Cold front sweeps across California…

Post frontal NW clearing winds develop Saturday. by Mike Godsey Sunday: (updated Thursday April 21 at bottom of blog) If you have lived east of the Rockies you were constantly hearing broadcast meteorologist talk about cold fronts and thunderstorms heading towards

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

Fast paced changes for the North Pacific High

NW winds ramp up then down. by Mike Godsey

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

“The times they are a-changing”: Dylan

Record high temperatures then an early season marine surge. by Mike Godsey Working on text. Today in the Bay Area many all time record temperatures are likely to be broken as the temps move into the low to mid 90’s.

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

The North Pacific High weakens and dies…. then

Watch as a new North Pacific High forms and marches towards the California coast. by Mike Godsey I will be adding text and imagery to this blog as the NW winds get closer us. Right now the ETA appears to

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

The North Pacific High makes a brief early spring visit to the Bay Area.

How strong will the NW wind be? by Mike Godsey For over a week I have been mentioning NW winds for the Bay Area around Tuesday Mar. 22. But if you look at the extended forecast each day you will

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Cold Front passes over Bay Area is a harbinger of strong NW winds next week.

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Genesis: Whence the North Pacific High, it’s wind and pressure gradient.

Baja, Gorge, SoCal, Bay Area, Maui…it all starts at the ITCZ by Mike Godsey This blog is a more detailed and imagery based version of a recent forum post. You have probably wondered where the North Pacific High’s surface NW winds

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

A River Runs Through Us

by Meteorologist Kerry Anderson We all know what a river looks like; a flow of liquid water encased by a bank of soil. Well there is another type of river that you need to know about this weekend if you live

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Weather Blog