Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Dec. 5, 2017. Huge high pressure creates powerful easterly winds

Ventura fire, Gorge, Bay, SoCal, Baja winds! by Mike Godsey Today we are seeing unusually strong late easterly winds over much of the west coast from the Gorge to the Sea of Cortez. These winds are stirring unusual late season

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

West Coast Wind Blog: The science and the beauty…

From a scientific perspective the shorter days of fall and the decreasing angle of the sun bring weakening pressure gradients while the North Pacific High moves further from the San Francisco Bay Area coast. This all means weaker winds. This week saw

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Satellite imagery of smoke hundreds of miles into the Pacific from North Bay fires.

This satellite imager from dawn to dusk Oct. 12 gives you a feeling for the scale of the tragic North Bay fire. Mike Godsey MikeATiwindsurf.com

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Unusual Oct. NW winds raging at the ocean buoys but…

  2 factors make it unlikely much of that wind will reach into the San Francisco Bay Area. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Take a look at the powerful NW winds in the mid 20’s to low 30’s at

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Strong NW to NNW Fall winds but….

Central Valley thermal low over Bay so glassy AM and weak PM winds. by Mike Godsey, mike ATiwindsurf.com Check out the reflections at Pt. Diablo in my banner above and the reflection of the south tower of the Golden Gate

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Slight shift in ocean winds from WNW-NW to NW-NNW…

Makes Piedras Blancas sensor read low while accelerating the Arroyo Laguna winds by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Mike As you work to understand the central coast winds, I thought You might be able to explain the winds the last

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: 2017 Gorge daily fire expansion map.

  “Smoke on the water” is a phrase that normally brings excitement to Gorge sailors & kiters… but not this time! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Below is a map I prepared using our weatherflow.com sensor data and a fire

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

West Coast Wind Blog: Gorge fire explodes Sept 13, 2017

Yesterday I had to drive to PDX so I missed the very strong Hatch winds. But I dropped by the Hatch mid day to check out the wind just as the 10+ day fire went crazy just west of Stevenson

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

West Coast Wind Blog: Powerful S. F. Bay Area predawn “mystery” winds.

Powerful predawn winds touch down randomly by Mike Godsey Sept. 11. Updated Sept. 21, 2017 We had a “mystery” wind event early Monday morning Sept 11, 2017. The previous Sunday evening while preparing the Bay Area 7 PM wind forecast I noticed

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Hurricane Irma… a little diversion from west coast winds.

Strongest Atlantic Hurricane ever in recorded history? Updated Wed. Sept 6, 2017 by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com   Update: This first video is the eye of Irma with average winds of 185 mph Tuesday Morning. Fox News has declared that

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia
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