Category: San Francisco

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

NW clearing winds hit the S. F. Bay Area! by Mike Godsey, mike AT   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 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 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 & say: “plus weak winds” Why? by Mike Godsey, mike AT (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

West Coast Wind Blog: Dec. 5, 2017. Huge high pressure creates powerful easterly winds

Ventura fire, Gorge, Bay, SoCal, Baja winds! by Mike Godsey Today we are seeing unusually strong late easterly winds over much of the west coast from the Gorge to the Sea of Cortez. These winds are stirring unusual late season

West Coast Wind Blog: The science and the beauty…

From a scientific perspective the shorter days of fall and the decreasing angle of the sun bring weakening pressure gradients while the North Pacific High moves further from the San Francisco Bay Area coast. This all means weaker winds. This week saw

West Coast Wind Blog: Satellite imagery of smoke hundreds of miles into the Pacific from North Bay fires.

This satellite imager from dawn to dusk Oct. 12 gives you a feeling for the scale of the tragic North Bay fire. Mike Godsey

West Coast Wind Blog: Unusual Oct. NW winds raging at the ocean buoys but…

  2 factors make it unlikely much of that wind will reach into the San Francisco Bay Area. by Mike Godsey, mike AT Take a look at the powerful NW winds in the mid 20’s to low 30’s at