Author: Mike Godsey

Marine surge, part 2: How to turbocharge a marine surge. by Mike Godsey

For a basic understanding of how marine surges in the Bay Area develop you should read the blog below entitled : Anatomy of a marine surge”. The marine surge that swept into the San Francisco Bay Area June 3, 4 and 5 was exceptionally strong. As you can see in the video below Sherman Island in the Delta held winds averaging…

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What is an upper level high pressure ridge and how does it impact the west coast wind?

 This video from this Friday May, 31 shows the clouds and winds at about 18,000 feet in the pacific west of California. The dark green areas are high levels of moisture. The dark gray areas are very dry air. Notice the northward extending loop in the upper level clouds. This is called an upper level high…

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