Category: Columbia River Gorge

by Mike Godsey In normal years the bulk of the strong wind at the kite and windsurf sites in the Los Barriles and La Ventana areas comes from high pressure in the Great Basin area of the USA. However, the …

West Coast Wind Blog: While Baja’s big wind machines idle… back up wind engines carry the load. 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 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 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 The National Hurricane Center has upgraded the approaching low pressure storm to a Tropical Storm named Raynond.     Below is an animation of ECMWF model of the storm’s trajectory as well is a summary of …

West Coast Wind Blog: Tropical depression upgraded to a named storm by National Hurricane Center. Read More »

  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. …

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

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com If you were flying several hundred miles south of Los Cabos this morning your view would look much like my photo above. There is a CHANCE this tropical depression 93E.INVEST, currently several hundred miles SSW of …

West Coast Wind Blog: Unnamed tropical depression may impact Baja’s East Cape. Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com On the California coast we are used to seeing lots of weird fog phenomenon fog falls, razor-thin fog banks, hard-topped fog banks, fast appearing and disappearing fog masses. But is rare to see a star like …

West Coast Wind Blog: Star like fog pattern. Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com At the end of last season Ben installed a new sensor at Ventana Windsports. We did this because the old sensor at Baja Joe’s is sometimes in a partial wind shadow. Longtime Weatherflow customer John S. …

West Coast Wind Blog: La Ventana, Baja Sur sensors. Read More »

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