Author: WeatherFlow Forecaster

Using the Wf-Wrf to Monitor and Forecast Santa Ana Events

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson   The much anticipated first major Santa Ana wind event has begun.  Strong offshore winds are typical at this time each year when cold Arctic High-pressure systems move into the Great Basin.  This event is

West Coast Wind Blog: Huge high pressure creates Diablo, El Norte, Santa Ana & “Rooster” winds

by Mike Godsey, Here is the story of this massive wind event in imagery and animations.  

West Coast Wind Blog: Why abrupt fade of strong marine surge winds after dawn.

by Mike Godsey, Did you get wildly excited early this morning when you saw San Francisco’s Point Blunt winds averaging 28 and Berkeley already 22 while Crissy was 23? It looked like the classic Bay Area marine surge end

West Coast Wind Blog: Wind battle spoils the Isla Vista to Ledbetter winds while Pismo benefits.

by Mike Godsey,   Pismo Beach saw strong winds today but Isla Vista to Ledbetter only had weak winds as 3 different wind masses battled over the area this afternoon. This animation shows the story and an upcoming blog

West Coast Wind Blog: Wintry Cold Front advances the stalls over Bay so clearing winds milder than forecast

by Mike Godsey, The forecast was for scattered showers as a wintry cold front moved over the Bay Area and then broke up. While the afternoon saw upper-teens to maybe 2o clearing winds. But the actual winds barely reached

West Coast Wind Blog: Live: Hurricane Dorian hits Weatherflow HurrNet sensors

by Mike Godsey Hurricane Dorian is bearing down on our hundred+ hardened weather stations along the eastern seaboard. As you can see in the attached photos these stations are massive and designed to survive at least 140 mph winds. This

Long Beach – When the Heat moves in its either Feast or Famine.

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson For days the Southland has been sitting under a late summer upper-level ridge that has been steadily heating the Los Angeles Basin.  When this happens we watch carefully to see how close that heat comes

8/29/10 Thursday Night 9:15PM ET Discussion on Hurricane Dorian

By WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson Discussion viewable on Facebook Live: 8/29/19 Thursday 9:15PM ET Hurricane Dorian Discussion Posted by Shea Gibson – Meteorologist on Thursday, August 29, 2019   Stay safe and cheers from us at WeatherFlow! Shea Gibson SE/East

West Coast Wind Blog: Bluff Reports and the changing Gorge winds.

by Mike Godsey, ROUGH DRAFT There was a recent forum thread on the Gorge Classic page asking “are there gustier winds this summer?” The forum thread had answers ranging from “Obviously!” to “I hear this every year!” How

West Coast Wind Blog: Why so many Bay Area eddies this season. Part One

Part one of this blog below is about the smaller eddies mostly in the Bodega to Golden Gate area that have been so common during the 2019 summer season. These eddies often totally or partially die in the afternoon making