West Coast Wind Blog: Forecast hinges on holes in inbound clouds

Today’s winds will be strong but may have a slight NNW direction. To get these winds to curve into La Ventana we need good heating in the Los Planes Valley.

But this morning the high relatively heavy clouds streaming from the SW at ≈ 18,000 ft. from do not look promising in the satellite imagery at dawn. But looking carefully at this satellite animation you can see at that the inbound clouds break up to the SW. My forecast hinges on those holes reaching us this afternoon.