Category: Southern California

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 »

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Check out this wishy-washy forecast today. Basically, I am said that the winds might be strong or might be weak. Why couldn’t I pin it down more precisely for Pismo and Isla Vista to Ledbetter? Basically, because …

West Coast Wind Blog: Wishy-Washy forecast as Pismo and Santa Barbara westerly winds battle with northerly inland winds. Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Yesterday, Wed. August 14,  2019 I really blew the Isla Vista to Ledbetter forecast and Ventura went over the mid-teens forecast. True, I did warn of “much stronger winds than forecast if the Gaviota eddy died” …

West Coast Wind Blog: Anatomy of a forecast wipeout for Santa Barbara to Ventura. Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Forecasting for Pismo winds in the summer is very tricky and we are slowly learning the complexities of this area. Here are some of our baby steps up the Pismo forecasting learning curve. The marine layer clouds …

West Coast Wind Blog: Pismo Beach wind and fog, the last mile. Read More »

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com The Southern California coast winds were a bit stronger than forecast yesterday June 28. With an upper trough overhead, the marine layer clouds far inland at dawn and typically the onshore flow and an AM eddy …

West Coast Wind Blog: Unexpected very fast clearing brings winds stronger than forecast for Southern California coast. Read More »