Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Tropical Storm Lidia makes for fast changing wind forecasts.

Wind patterns change fast for the Bay Area and Southern California. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com As the remains of Tropical Storm Lidia moved from Baja waters to west of the Southern California Bight it shook up the wind

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Eclipse Weather

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson After listening to my daughter’s description of her total eclipse experience I regret not making the effort to get myself in position to be in the path of totality.  Instead my experience included trying to

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West Coast Wind Blog: Dome of upper high pressure brings heat and…

Calm Gorge Winds, Sparse Bay winds and Strong Southern California coast winds. And what about Hurricane Harvey? by Mike Godsey You have probably seen graphics like the one above from the Portland Press Herald during a heat wave. This is a

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

West Coast Wind Blog: Different images of eclipse

Here are some different views of the eclipse. First are 3 animations I made from satellite imagery. The second two photos show the eclipse’s light as it filters through leaves and illuminates asphalt driveway.   Mike Godsey  

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Eclipsing the Winds

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson Today is the big day for astronomers and amateur observers.  Eyes will be turned toward the heavens to view the solar eclipse – that is if you have the right protective glasses. Fortunately the latest

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West Coast Wind Blog: We can forecast the eddies arrival and departure pretty good…

But often fail at the exact focus of it’s winds. by Mike Godsey, MikeAT iwindsurf.com Years ago when I first began forecasting when the models could barely resolve the entire Bay Area I and the NWS were oblivious of eddies

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Major Bay Area eddy event…

Surface eddy and low pressure aloft maintain southerly winds. by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com Today, Saturday July 29 things start with a small surface eddy near the coast. Then tomorrow a Bodega eddy, much like the one you see

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: West Coast “Eddy” vertical analysis of the wind

by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com     Looking at the top animation of the surface winds from Sunday through Monday it looks like we transition into an unusual wind event for the Bay Area to Southern California regions starting

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Low pressure off California…

Battles with subsidence from crushing high pressure heat wave. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com A marine surge is arriving either tomorrow Friday or Saturday AM at the latest. These animations show some of the variables involved.  

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Unusual Bay Area wind pattern likely Sunday June 18…

Makes forecasting very iffy by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Take a look at the extended forecast for the Bay Area tomorrow. So what is going on? As you may have noticed Bay Area wind patterns keep changing in last

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