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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 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

West Coast Fog Brings Localized Winds

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

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: 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

West Coast Wind Blog: Star like fog pattern.

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: La Ventana, Baja Sur sensors.

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: Huge high pressure creates Diablo, El Norte, Santa Ana & “Rooster” winds

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

West Coast Wind Blog: Why abrupt fade of strong marine surge winds after dawn.

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Did you get wildly excited early this morning when you saw San Francisco’s Point Blunt winds averaging 28 and Berkeley already 22 while Crissy was 23? It looked like the classic Bay Area marine surge end

West Coast Wind Blog: Wind battle spoils the Isla Vista to Ledbetter winds while Pismo benefits.

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: Wintry Cold Front advances the stalls over Bay so clearing winds milder than forecast

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

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