Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Understanding isobar maps using a topographic map analogy.

 

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West Coast Wind Blog: Mild marine surge gives way to….

Huge North Pacific High dominates the pacific. by Mike Godsey Nice marine surge and SW flow underway today! Remember when that used to happen in July? In the top image today (below) you can see the SW flow over the

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West Coast Wind Blog: The BOSS returns!

Wimpy marine surge retreats and the North Pacific High lords over the pacific! by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Doesn’t it drive you crazy? So often our forecasts prattle on about weather events happening hundreds or even thousands of miles away or hundreds or

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West Coast Wind Blog: Southern California rocks. The Bay Area dozes. The Gorge drips…

…As the North Pacific High takes an extended early spring vacation to the south. by Mike Godsey Compare the wind graphs for Waddell, normally one of the windiest spring sites in the Bay Area with Leo in Southern California.  Notice have about

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West Coast Wind Blog: Long battered by storms passing to the north…

North Pacific High lords over the Pacific this Sunday! by Mike Godsey mike@iwindsurf.com This first animation from the blog I posted last Sunday shows the North Pacific High taking a beating from a succession of wintry storms NW of the

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West Coast Wind Blog: Waiting for the return of strong NW winds…

The plight of the North Pacific High by Mike Godsey It happens every spring. After days of useful NW wind curving into the Southern California and Bay Area coastal windsurfing and kiting sites we enter a long wind drought. At

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West Coast Wind Blog: North Pacific High crushed and departing…

No, this is not the title of a romance novel but rather it explains the coming weak wind weekend. by Mike Godsey So after today, Friday 14 the S. F. Bay Area and Southern California will see weak winds while

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West Coast Wind Blog: A quick look at SW storm winds turning into…

NW clearing winds: a visual tour. by Mike Godsey  

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West Coast Wind Blog: Anatomy of a Southern California…

Strong wind day on the coast by Mike Godsey If you look at the iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com/sailflow.com wind maps this afternoon for the S.F. Bay Area or Southern California you will be struck by how weak the winds are today. Yesterday a potent

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West Coast Wind Blog: Strong North Pacific High but low quality wind because of…

Pesky surface ridge and passing storms. Part one. by Mike Godsey “When do we get rid of the North Wind in the Bay area? How about a little blog on this?” C. Jutkins I have received a good number of

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