Author: WeatherFlow Forecaster

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Pretty good wind quality for La Ventana today as the morning clouds in far Los Planes Valley cleared allowoing the local pressure gradient to climb helping the sea breezes and encouraging the El Norte winds to reach …

West Coast Wind Blog: Wind quality hinges on clearing. La Ventana vs. El Sargento Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com I think the daily wind forecast and the wind graphs below from Tuesday, Dec. 17 capture the wind quality in the late morning and early afternoon pretty well. BUT… if you ventured about 1/2 mile outside …

West Coast Wind Blog: Baja, Today GUSTY, shifty, up and down inside… BUT… Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Many years ago I spent 3 months per year doing underwater research on Pomacentrids around the islands of the Sea of Cortez. One thing that always struck me was how incredibly fast the weather could go …

West Coast Wind Blog: Baja calm today, strong winds tomorrow… why? Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Take at this Baja California forecast valid for Thu, Dec 12 2019 Once again our ikitesurf.com sensor network and the ASCAT satellite imagery show continued El Norte winds coming down the Sea of Cortez. Unlike a …

West Coast Wind Blog: Why recent holey, gusty days in Baja? Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Do you like gambles? So here is a big meteorological gamble. Today Dec. 1, 2019, I am forecasting a big El Norte winds event for the entire Sea of Cortez for Monday, Dec. 16. Normally I …

West Coast Wind Blog: Anatomy of a likely big Baja El Norte wind event next week Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com If the cloud band you see in this animation keep moving towards La Ventana it could spoil winds today. All models have the clouds only reaching near La Paz today but watching the satellite imagery it looks to …

West Coast Wind Blog: Cloud band moving faster than expected may spoil Baja winds Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Sometimes you will notice a caveat in the forecast that a band of high clouds streaming from SW or WSW may come over us and spoil the wind but stopping the inland valleys from heating weakening …

West Coast Wind Blog: Here is the sometime wind villain… the Subtropical Jet. Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com With a bit of luck and a Cut-Off Low that behaves according to the models we see a 3-5 day El Norte blow for La Ventana and Los Barriles, Baja Sur. This graphic for Saturday Nov. …

West Coast Wind Blog: We owe it all to a Cut-Off Low as Baja winds ramp up. Read More »

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson The media is talking about a “Bomb Cyclone” on the West Coast.  Does this mean imminent destruction?  View the following presentation for more info on this very interesting storm and how it relates to all …

Why are we talking about Bombs? Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com After having a near miss from a tropical storm and receiving heavy rain Baja’s East Cape is now in a wind drought. But this model animation suggests that the low pressure over the western USA will …

West Coast Wind Blog: First a storm, then wind drought and then El Norte winds Read More »