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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: 2 North Pacific High’s double-team the California coast!

After long NW wind drought the Northern California coast is poised to rip next week! by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com If you kite or sail near the Northern California coast you are aware that our typical NW clearing winds have been

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: Unending easterly winds for most of the west coast.

by Mike Godsey, mail: mike AT iwindsurf Recent days have seen cool powerful easterly winds in the western Gorge, powerful Santa Ana winds for Southern California, nagging wind killing NE winds just aloft over the Bay Area. And for the

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: Eddy & North Pacific High divert wind from Bay Area

Weak winds prevail today as eddy spins. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com There is a robust North Pacific High today stretching from Hawaii to Puget Sound. But it has an extension or ridge that is moving towards the Columbia

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

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