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The North Pacific High pushes a ridge inland that evolves into high pressure in the Great Basin

In response N to NE winds develop in The Gorge, Southern California, Bay Area and Baja. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Yep, its fall and the winds begin a ramp down in The Gorge, Southern California, Bay Area. But in Baja we see the

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

North Pacific High’s surface NW winds return LATE Friday and Saturday…

…. Weak storm system departs by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com In this  video blog from yesterday you saw who the weak storm system currently hitting the Bay Area resulted in the North Pacific High and its NW winds retreating  to the south while mild SW storm

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Early season fall storm targets the Bay Area…

North Pacific High’s surface NW winds retreat to the south. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Think how often in the spring and fall you see words like ” North Pacific High’s surface NW winds retreat to the south in the face of an

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

The North Pacific High takes a short vacation to it’s winter time home.

Northern California deprived of NW wind while Gorge lacks high pressure for the duration.  by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Funny how we take things for granted. Each year around late September the NW wind gradually becomes weaker and less reliable and by late

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

Cat. 3 Hurricane Odile hits La Ventana and Los Barriles.

Imagery of hurricane  by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Hurricane Odile made landfall Sunday night as a Category 3 storm near Baja Sur’s Cabo San Lucas with an estimated intensity of 125 mph. Initial reports of extensive damage to some resorts but

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

Golden Gate Eddy: birth and….

  The death of the SW flow. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com   The large video shows the pattern that has created the small surface counter-clockwise spinning eddy west of the Bay Area. As you know the North Pacific High normally brings strong NW winds to the Bay

Posted in San Francisco

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