Category: Columbia River Gorge

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, …

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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 …

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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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Sergio now tracking south of Puntat San Carlos. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Today, Oct 10, 2018, hurricane Sergio has made the boomerang turn to the east as modeled. But it has taken a more southerly of all the modeled trajectories. This means …

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Hurricane Sergio boomerang!   by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com So take a look at this first image. It shows the tracks of all the hurricanes in the eastern Pacific in the period 1980-2005.   It is clear that the vast majority of …

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Fall type northerly winds return to the west coast. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com In part one of this blog, we saw that during recent days the North Pacific High had disappeared from the eastern Pacific depriving the west coast of its northerly winds. This …

West Coast Wind Blog: Tiny North Pacific High west of Hawaii blossums dominating the eastern Pacific. Read More »

Part one: The entire west coast has light wind as the North Pacific High abandons the eastern Pacific. Yesterday and the preceding days have seen easterly winds the Gorge and weak southerly winds for most of coastal California. Notably absent were the northerly winds along …

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On this September 12,  we had more rain showers in the Gorge, first drops making it past Mosier since June! Most likely we will be bidding farewell to those heat waves of summer, of which we had plenty, injecting triple …

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Strong trade winds supercharged by powerful hurricane winds threaten Hawaii. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com NWS: Hurricane Local Statements Issued: 21 Aug 2018 5:27 am HST A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Big Island Interior, Big Island North and East, …

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In meteorology, like politics, instability sometimes wins over stability! by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com This, I know is true: The Gorge is usually glassy calm during heat waves. At the end of a heat wave cool stable marine layer clouds flood the corridor from …

West Coast Wind Blog: Heat wave ends but winds fizzle at many sites. Read More »