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Bay Area Wind Blog: NPH ridge kills winds: Gorge and Bay Area

Heat producing ridge kills most sites but Jones Beach and Bay sites near coast still see wind. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com All signs point to a real warm up and light wind forecast for the Gorge and most the S. F.

Posted in Columbia River Gorge, San Francisco

Bay Area Wind Blog: Why is Año Nuevo clearing so important?

The marine layer clouds clearing in this area sets the stage for strong winds from Waddell to Natural Bridges. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Those of you who make the drive to Waddell and points south are well acquainted with Año Nuevo clearing

Posted in San Francisco

Bay Area Wind Blog: Anatomy of a long range marine surge forecast.

Lots of the signs of a marine surge towards the weekend. What could go wrong? In one word: Dolores. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com It all looks so simple in the top animation. The winds are NW today and tomorrow and turn

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Bay Area wind blog: The North Pacific High returns from vacation.

Stronger winds for the Peninsula and Waddell area. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com The North Pacific High, long absent from our waters, has reformed NE of Hawaii and will impact our winds in the next day or so. These will not

Posted in San Francisco

Bay Area Wind Blog: North Pacific High spawns eddy

Eddy creates AM southerly flow then fades in the afternoon. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com The tiny eddy that is often created west of the Golden Gate is actually more west of Pt. Reyes tomorrow and, unlike today, it is more

Posted in San Francisco

Bay Area Wind Blog: WTH is Monsoonal moisture?

A visual guide: What’s with those dirty thin clouds above the marine layer clouds. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Yesterday Ben did a great job showing the impact of the current monsoonal pattern on Southern California so today I will cover the Bay

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

Monsoons are for the South Pacific, right?

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Benjamin Miller: So, we’ve all heard about the monsoons that bring flooding rains to the South Pacific and southeast Asia.  But that’s it, right?  Monsoons don’t impact the U.S., do they?  Well, that depends upon how you

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Bay Area Wind Blog: The life and death of Eddy.

 SW flow fades, NW wind ramps up by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com The Bay Area has seen several day of SW flow and the waters from Treasure Island northward to Sherman Island have rocked with southerly winds in the low to

Posted in San Francisco

Bay Area Wind Blog: Video: 3 day forecast roller ride SW to NW

Eddy rules, dies, and NW winds rule. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com I will add text to this blog as I fine tune the forecast. But the 3 part video gives the you the big picture about today through Monday.

Posted in San Francisco

Bay Area Wind Blog: Huge Eddy and atypical marine surge.

SSW wind through Muir Bay & Gate focuses San Pablo Bay robbing Sherman Island of peak winds. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Forecast note at 7AM today: “As the marine surge ramps up the flow will first be diverted into Napa

Posted in San Francisco