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Eddy RULES!

Today an eddy dominates Southern California and tomorrow the Bay Area winds. Why? Upper level winds! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Imagery and text coming for Bay Area and Southern California. Turbines will  be spinning to southerly winds in the interior

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Please explain why/ how wind at 18,000 feet effects the ground wind..?

I was hoping no one would ask that question… by Mike Godsey, mike at iwindsurf.com Posted: 09 Jun 2016 17:35 U2U2U2 wrote: I’m not a meteorologist . Please explain why/ how wind at 18,000 feet effects the ground wind..? Hi U2U2U2,

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

Rio Daze: The right stuff…

Add eddy, SW flow aloft, pressure gradient to N. Great Basin and the Central Valley and step back! by Mike Godsey Below is some imagery I will turn into a blog later. Right now I am preparing to hit the

Posted in San Francisco

Now that is an Eddy!

Weighing at 10X the size of the Golden Gate eddy… meet the Bodega Eddy. by Mike Godsey On many recent days we have been cursed or blessed by the tiny Golden Gate just west of the Gate. Cursed if you ply

Posted in San Francisco

Is El Niño finished?

SST

by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson As many now, we had quite a strong El Niño develop in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as Sea Surface temperatures soared to 3.1°C above normal (tying the previous record from 1997).  Normal is considered

Posted in Baja Guide, Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Yet another Cut-Off Low out in the pacific but…

This Cut-Off Low spawns a surface storm that shoves the North Pacific High’s winds to the Northern California coast. by Mike Godsey Recent days have seen light winds at most sites in the Bay Area as well as clouds and

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Why does today’s forecast call for: “STRONG, SHIFTY, GUSTY sometimes UNRELIABLE wind”

The answer is way aloft! by Mike Godsey In yesterday’s blog I talked about why I expected strong NW wind on the Northern California coast today as the North Pacific High was nudged closer to the California coast. At the time

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

A tiny shift in the North Pacific High makes a big change in the winds.

Passing upper low bumps NPH towards the west coast so NW winds rip! by Mike Godsey The California coast has seen several days of relatively mild winds as the North Pacific High has held a ridge towards the Pacific Northwest. This

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

A “Guesscast” about the return of solid NW ocean winds to the Bay Area

Last week in my blog I made a tentative guesscast that strong NW wind would return this coming Sunday. I am sticking to my guesscast with winds beginning to build late this coming Saturday and peaking Sunday & Monday.  

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Inverted! Is it an old school windsurfing or kiteboarding trick?

Early arrival of summer type dense marine layer. by Mike Godsey Dawn today in coastal Southern California or S. F. Bay Area found dense fog almost to the surface. These type of marine layer clouds are usually typical of June Gloom

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco