Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Strong NW to NNW Fall winds but….

Central Valley thermal low over Bay so glassy AM and weak PM winds. by Mike Godsey, mike Check out the reflections at Pt. Diablo in my banner above and the reflection of the south tower of the Golden Gate

West Coast Wind Blog: Slight shift in ocean winds from WNW-NW to NW-NNW…

Makes Piedras Blancas sensor read low while accelerating the Arroyo Laguna winds by Mike Godsey, mike AT Mike As you work to understand the central coast winds, I thought You might be able to explain the winds the last

West Coast Wind Blog: 2017 Gorge daily fire expansion map.

  “Smoke on the water” is a phrase that normally brings excitement to Gorge sailors & kiters… but not this time! by Mike Godsey, mike AT Below is a map I prepared using our sensor data and a fire

West Coast Wind Blog: Gorge fire explodes Sept 13, 2017

Yesterday I had to drive to PDX so I missed the very strong Hatch winds. But I dropped by the Hatch mid day to check out the wind just as the 10+ day fire went crazy just west of Stevenson

West Coast Wind Blog: Powerful S. F. Bay Area predawn “mystery” winds.

Powerful predawn winds touch down randomly by Mike Godsey Sept. 11. Updated Sept. 21, 2017 We had a “mystery” wind event early Monday morning Sept 11, 2017. The previous Sunday evening while preparing the Bay Area 7 PM wind forecast I noticed

West Coast Wind Blog: Hurricane Irma… a little diversion from west coast winds.

Strongest Atlantic Hurricane ever in recorded history? Updated Wed. Sept 6, 2017 by Mike Godsey, mike AT   Update: This first video is the eye of Irma with average winds of 185 mph Tuesday Morning. Fox News has declared that

West Coast Wind Blog: Tropical Storm Lidia makes for fast changing wind forecasts.

Wind patterns change fast for the Bay Area and Southern California. by Mike Godsey, mike AT As the remains of Tropical Storm Lidia moved from Baja waters to west of the Southern California Bight it shook up the wind

Eclipse Weather

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson After listening to my daughter’s description of her total eclipse experience I regret not making the effort to get myself in position to be in the path of totality.  Instead my experience included trying to

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

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