Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Tiny North Pacific High west of Hawaii blossums dominating the eastern Pacific.

Fall type northerly winds return to the west coast. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com In part one of this blog, we saw that during recent days the North Pacific High had disappeared from the eastern Pacific depriving the west coast of its northerly winds. This

West Coast Wind Blog: Whence the North Pacific High

Part one: The entire west coast has light wind as the North Pacific High abandons the eastern Pacific. Yesterday and the preceding days have seen easterly winds the Gorge and weak southerly winds for most of coastal California. Notably absent were the northerly winds along

West Coast Wind Blog: The worse of years, the best of years…

The worse for 3rd & The best for Pt. Isabel. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com The title may be a bit of an overstatement but it captures the flavor of the 2018 San Francisco Bay Area kite and windsurfing season at the 2

West Coast Wind Blog: Stinson Beach baby steps!

How we do a “Guesscast” for Stinson Beach while taking baby steps up the forecast learning curve.   ROUGH DRAFT by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com The banner above is from a Coast Guard helicopter scouting trip Rob and I took

West Coast Wind Blog: The North Pacific High is under siege from the N. & S yet…

The NPH is still creating an eddy near San Francisco. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com  For weeks the Bay Area has seen one counter-clockwise spinning eddy and/or low-pressure system to our west. The resulting southerly coast wind has held the typical NW

West Coast Wind Blog: Part 1, 3rd. Ave’s shifting battle lines…

WSW and WNW winds converge making for unreliable wind near launch site. by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com Here are some of the e-mails I received from customers about the winds INSIDE at 3rd. Ave. & Coyote yesterday Aug. 31,

West Coast Wind Blog: Today’s eddy

Large weak eddy brings southerly winds to much of Bay Area. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com

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

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