Category: San Francisco

Picking the Right Model

Yesterday’s forecast was a tough one so I made sure to check back this evening to verify.  We know we may not always be exactly right and so the process of verifying helps us to learn and improve and also

West Coast Wind Blog: NW ramps up on the California coast then….

North Pacific High pushes a ridge inland and coast winds weaken. by Mike Godsey I will be updating this blog with text..tomorrow. But this animation should give you the story about today’s (April 12) strong NW wind and why we will probably forecasting

West Coast Wind Blog: Fast moving cold fronts

Quick shift from WNW to SW winds. by Mike Godsey Looking at the ocean buoys winds today you would think that NW clearing winds are ramping up. But you would be thinking wrong. (But thinking right if you launch along

West Coast Wind Blog: North Pacific High retreats southward…

NW winds retreat to Baja waters then return…barely. Golden Gate photo and text by Mike Godsey As you have probably noticed the North Pacific High’s surface NW ocean winds have been weakening in Bay Area the last several days. And if

West Coast Wind Blog: Finally… a cold front passes and…

NW clearing winds hit the S. F. Bay Area! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com   Text and imagery update later today!   The animation below shows the trajectory of the cold front and the arrival of the North Pacific

Atmospheric River aimed at Southern California

       

West Coast Wind Blog: Cull Zone means…

Very weak Bay Area winds. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com I know some of you hate meteorological geek talk like “upper troughs” since all you care about is the what size kite or sail you are likely to be

West Coast Wind Blog: Storm passes, North Pacific High in the Pacific but no NW wind

  Nagging storm system diverts NW wind. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Recall that we started the California forecast season in February for the first time in the history of our company. We did this because the North Pacific

West Coast Wind Blog: The NWS says”Synopsis. Dry weather, along with a warming trend, is forecast for today and Tuesday. Rain chances return by late Wednesday and continue through the end of the week, but rainfall amounts are generally expected to be light.”

  While ikitesurf.com & iwindsurf.com say: “plus weak winds” Why? by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com (Actually, the photo above is from the cam of the great folks the Alameda Boardsports facility) So we just had a storm pass over

West Coast Wind Blog: Crazy up and down spring winds due to:

..A Combo of low pressure in the Great Basin and turbulent NW winds just aloft. by Mike Godsey Check out the headlines in Kerry’s forecast and the details in the text. This is a pattern we see frequently in the

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