Author: WeatherFlow Forecaster

West Coast Wind Blog: Forecasting UP AND DOWN Gorge winds.

  windfind 4:36 PM Here is a animation I am working on to help explain the UP AND DOWN winds today.  Even over the ocean at dawn you can see the instablity. GorgeUnstableAir.gifcask.2019-07-18 16_36_10.gif  Matt Souders 4:37 PM look at all of those

West Coast Wind Blog: Inside Golden Gate wind rages while calm just outside.

by Mike Godsey, iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com, mikeATwindsurf.com I took the helicopter photo in my banner above on a day when it was nearly calm at Pt. Diablo just outside the Golden Gate’s north tower. But the strong NW aloft were buffeting the

West Coast Wind Blog: Blame it on the Kid. Part 2, the aftermath.

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com In Part 1 of this blog, Blame in on the kid I wrote about how unusual this season has been due in part to an El Nino pattern.   And for the west coast, El Nino

West Coast Wind Blog: Blame in on the kid: Gorge winds weaken: Part One

  by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Here is part 2 of this blog. Did you notice how much weaker the Gorge winds were yesterday July 8, 2019? And you have also probably noticed that this season has mostly had cooler air

West Coast Wind Blog: Using sensors in the Wall to Rufus corridor

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com We have added a Public Domain sensor located on the John Day River Bridge east of Rufus. It will read LOW compared to the actual wind at Rufus but by looking at the wind at The

West Coast Wind Blog: Bay Area and Gorge wind and weather go bonkers!

by Matt Sounders & Mike Godsey You may have noticed that the weather has gone a bit bonkers this year for much of the west coast. And, no, you’re not alone in having this impression since the data backs up your

West Coast Wind Blog: Customer asks a leading question about the San Francisco gusty 2019 season.

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com mac wrote: “So why is this the gustiest season of memory? NW winds have always been gusty, but now the SW winds are as well.” Hi Mac, Simple answer… This season we have often had: 1.

West Coast Wind Blog: Unexpected very fast clearing brings winds stronger than forecast for Southern California coast.

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com The Southern California coast winds were a bit stronger than forecast yesterday June 28. With an upper trough overhead, the marine layer clouds far inland at dawn and typically the onshore flow and an AM eddy

West Coast Wind Blog: Weird things happen to marine layer clouds when there is no inversion… but no chicken little forecast here!

by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com So it was mid-day and hour after my 11:30 AM forecast update for the San Francisco Bay Area when the messages from customers started arriving: The first was from boggsman1 From: boggsman1 To: windfind Posted: 26

West Coast Wind Blog: Battle Royale… North Pacific High’s surface NW winds vs. Southerly eddy winds!

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com The battle is on! There is a tiny eddy near Stinson and a larger ribbon like eddy running from the Golden Gate to Santa Cruz creating southerly ocean winds near shore. Meanwhile, very strong NW winds

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