Category: Columbia River Gorge

West Coast Wind Blog: Using sensors in the Wall to Rufus corridor

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com We have added a Public Domain sensor located on the John Day River Bridge east of Rufus. It will read LOW compared to the actual wind at Rufus but by looking at the wind at The

West Coast Wind Blog: Ships at Sea and using the right tools.

by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Note: This blog uses Southern California as an example of picking the best model using ship reports but the basic idea of the blog is relevant to all regions in the USA. On winter

West Coast Wind Blog: How winds aloft impact the strength of the North Pacific High and California winds April 9.

Upper convergence and divergence the strength of the North Pacific High:  by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com ROUGH DRAFT There is a tendency of many kiters and especially sailors to look at the wind from a 2-dimensional perspective. This means we only care

West Coast Wind Blog: An “Omega Block” is not a watch brand boycott.

by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com This symbol, omega, is the last letter of the Greek alphabet and a famous watch brand. But in meteorology, it is the shape of the omega symbol, written in our upper-level winds, that has

West Coast Wind Blog: March 12 brings strong winds to entire west coast!

Strong North Pacific High + low pressure in Great Basin + strong winds aloft = Epic winds! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Strong wind ruled the west coast on March 12, 2019. Here is a visual summary of the

West Coast Wind Blog: Baja’s East Cape image of the day3

by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com The model output below from yesterday and today show 3 critical differences: 1. The high pressure is weaker today and evidenced by the greater distance between the isobars. 2. Today the high pressure has centered further

West Coast Wind Blog: San Carlos Hurricane Diary

Baja Forecast and Guide Links:  Home  | Daily Human Forecast | Why Baja blows | Feedback: Baja forecast | | Road Rules |  Driving Down | Where to go. | | Food & Water | Camping| Resorts | Money, insurance, pets | Hurricane Diary | Windless days | East Cape driving maps | Fish/Surf | Baja photos | Most of the eastern Pacific hurricanes run up the coast of mainland Mexico

West Coast Wind Blog: Where to go for Baja winter winds.

Where to go for Baja winter winds: by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com First, don’t confuse the April-Oct. down-the-line wave riding at Punta San Carlos and the other spots on the Baja Pacific coast with Sea of Cortez kiting and windsurfing. Different season,

West Coast Wind Blog: La Ventana forecast with clouds

Forecasting when locally formed clouds are present is very tricky. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com La Ventana and Los Barriles human forecast link: http://wx.ikitesurf.com/proforecast/56 La Ventana is always a tricky place to forecast given the lack of our proprietary

West Coast Wind Blog: Diablo wind, Santa Ana wind, El Norte wind, Rooster wind…

All from chilly high pressure in the Great Basin area!   A glance at the NWS technical discussions above tells you that localized big wind events are the story for Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area and the Gorge this morning. Also, notice the mention

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