Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Stinson Beach baby steps!

How we do a “Guesscast” for Stinson Beach while taking baby steps up the forecast learning curve.   ROUGH DRAFT by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com The banner above is from a Coast Guard helicopter scouting trip Rob and I took

West Coast Wind Blog: The North Pacific High is under siege from the N. & S yet…

The NPH is still creating an eddy near San Francisco. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com  For weeks the Bay Area has seen one counter-clockwise spinning eddy and/or low-pressure system to our west. The resulting southerly coast wind has held the typical NW

West Coast Wind Blog: Part 1, 3rd. Ave’s shifting battle lines…

WSW and WNW winds converge making for unreliable wind near launch site. by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com Here are some of the e-mails I received from customers about the winds INSIDE at 3rd. Ave. & Coyote yesterday Aug. 31,

West Coast Wind Blog: Today’s eddy

Large weak eddy brings southerly winds to much of Bay Area. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com

West Coast Wind Blog: Lane and North Pacific High double team Hawaii

Strong trade winds supercharged by powerful hurricane winds threaten Hawaii. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com NWS: Hurricane Local Statements Issued: 21 Aug 2018 5:27 am HST A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Big Island Interior, Big Island North and East,

West Coast Wind Blog: Old vs. New satellite imagery for the S. F. Bay Area:

The NRL product still has some advantages. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com The new GOES 16 satellite imagery has great tools and higher resolution compared to the old GOES 15 satellite. However, as you can see in the 2

West Coast Wind Blog: Gorge, S. F. Bay Area and Southern California get HOT as…

Huge upper high pressure covers west coast by Mike Godsey,mike AT iwindsurf.com Take  a look at these NWS technical discussions for the coming days for the Southern California, The Gorge and the San Francisco Bay Area. All three mention high pressure as the cause

West Coast Wind Blog: Back story of a wishy-washy marine surge forecast.

Even when the victor of a battle is preordaine the timing is difficult! There is a reason the forecasts have been wishy-washy about the timing and strength of the upcoming marine surge Saturday or Sunday. We will be in for

West Coast Wind Blog: Part 2: Arrival of “mega eddy” marine surge

First check out part one of this blog: “Creation of a “Mega Eddy” The huge eddy that expanded from Southern California reached the Bay Area today, June 24, 2018, making for some of the strongest southerly winds in recent history

West Coast Wind Blog: Part 1: Creation of a “mega eddy”

Expect southerly eddy winds from Baja to Northern California. by Mike Godsey This is a rough draft but I wanted to get this imagery out to  you ASAP. Most models agree that an unusully “mega eddy” pattern develops along the west

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