Category: San Francisco

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

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco Tagged with:

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

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Sudden mystery Larkspur Eddy leads to…

 An autopsy of an East Bay wind crash!  by Mike Godsey If you were on the water near Pt. Isabel on May 28 or 29th at 3:30PM you remember those days well. If not take a look at this wind graph

Posted in San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Wacky San Luis sensor readings…

Maybe the sensor is not broken? by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Hi ctuna, You are not the only one to notice the “wacky” San Luis readings. No we have not moved the sensor and there are no new structures

Posted in San Francisco
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