Category: Southern California

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

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 would not stick my neck out so far but this is a major event and…

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

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. 30, 2019, shows the setup. 1. First, notice the huge storm over the mid-USA. This…

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West Coast Wind Blog: Still a chance unnamed tropical depression may impact Baja’s East Cape.

  by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Here is yesterday’s blog about this storm This blog tells why the storm forecast was so iffy earlier in the week This animation show todays imagery of the storm at dawn Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. As you can see there is a hint of it developing a circular rotation but…

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West Coast Wind Blog: Nagging clouds try to limit Baja local sea breezes

by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com The last few days have seen barely a trace of El Norte winds over the Sea of Cortez. But El Sargento, La Ventana and to a lesser extent still can see mild local sea breezes if there is enough blue sky to heat the inland valleys. Unfortunately, yesterday Nov. 13 saw…

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