Author: WeatherFlow Forecaster

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com   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: Wind battle spoils the Isla Vista to Ledbetter winds while Pismo benefits. Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com 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: Wintry Cold Front advances the stalls over Bay so clearing winds milder than forecast Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com ROUGH DRAFT There was a recent forum thread on the Gorge Classic iwindsurf.com 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: Bluff Reports and the changing Gorge winds. Read More »

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 …

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

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Check out this wishy-washy forecast today. Basically, I am said that the winds might be strong or might be weak. Why couldn’t I pin it down more precisely for Pismo and Isla Vista to Ledbetter? Basically, because …

West Coast Wind Blog: Wishy-Washy forecast as Pismo and Santa Barbara westerly winds battle with northerly inland winds. Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Backcast:  Pt. Isabel low to mid 20’s was clearly stronger than the mid to upper-teens I forecast! Why can’t we forecast such strong eddy winds reliably? Just take a look at this hourly animation of the …

West Coast Wind Blog: Why are eddy forecasts so hard Read More »