Category: Southern California

West Coast Wind Blog: Still a chance unnamed tropical depression may impact Baja’s East Cape.

  by Mike Godsey, 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: Nagging clouds try to limit Baja local sea breezes

by Mike Godsey, 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, 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

Santa Ana winds see Round 3 and 4 this week.

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

Fall winds at Jalama

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

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

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

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

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

West Coast Wind Blog: Live: Hurricane Dorian hits Weatherflow HurrNet sensors

by Mike Godsey Hurricane Dorian is bearing down on our hundred+ hardened weather stations along the eastern seaboard. As you can see in the attached photos these stations are massive and designed to survive at least 140 mph winds. This

Long Beach – When the Heat moves in its either Feast or Famine.

by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson For days the Southland has been sitting under a late summer upper-level ridge that has been steadily heating the Los Angeles Basin.  When this happens we watch carefully to see how close that heat comes