West Coast Wind Blog: Death of a Catalina Eddy and then….

NW winds move to the Southern California coast!

by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com

The Catalina Eddy is often a wind killer for strong westerly winds on the Southern California coast. But when the North Pacific High’s surface NW winds are especially strong they can blow out the eddy. The forecast for today looks like we will have that type of day today. These are large files so you may have to wait a few seconds for them to load.

The following 2 animations show how different models depict this process. 

Posted in Los Angeles, San Diego