Category: Southern California

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 With a bit of luck and a Cut-Off Low that behaves according to the models we see a 3-5 day El Norte blow for La Ventana and Los Barriles, Baja Sur. This graphic for Saturday Nov. …

West Coast Wind Blog: We owe it all to a Cut-Off Low as Baja winds ramp up. Read More »

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson The media is talking about a “Bomb Cyclone” on the West Coast.  Does this mean imminent destruction?  View the following presentation for more info on this very interesting storm and how it relates to all …

Why are we talking about Bombs? 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 »

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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: Nagging clouds try to limit Baja local sea breezes 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 Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson I have now lived in Southern California for over 20 years and still miss the traditional “fall” weather that is experienced if you lived in a higher latitude.  The joke is told though that California …

Santa Ana winds see Round 3 and 4 this week. Read More »

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson As we start to move into the heart of fall we expect the North Pacific High to slide further south and that is exactly what we are seeing this weekend and the reason the Central …

Fall winds at Jalama Read More »

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson   The much anticipated first major Santa Ana wind event has begun.  Strong offshore winds are typical at this time each year when cold Arctic High-pressure systems move into the Great Basin.  This event is …

Using the Wf-Wrf to Monitor and Forecast Santa Ana Events Read More »