Category: San Francisco

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

West Coast Wind Blog: 4 days in the life to the NPH means the Gorge goes from….

Hot weak winds to cool blasts of wind! by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com This blog will let Crysta’s extended forecast and the imagery tell the story. Be sure note the position of the low pressure in Columbia Basin and the distribution and packing

West Coast Wind Blog: Strong pressure gradient to Great Basin means…

Strong winds for Southern California… but where, coast or interior?: by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com As you follow the Southern California forecasts you probably find yourself looking forward to the words “strong pressure gradient to the Great Basin” Maybe it does

West Coast Wind Blog: Big Eddy and SW flow means…

    Delight for many at sites North of the Bay Bridge but despair to most sites to the south. by  Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com The banner image above looks all to familiar this year to those who kite or sail

West Coast Wind Blog: A day in the life of the North Pacific High and…

What it means for today’s winds in Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, California coast, Baja and The Gorge by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Today the North Pacific High is the master of the eastern Pacific from The Gorge to Southern California

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