Category: Weather Blog

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 …

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by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com On this day the WF-WRF barely showed a hint of an eddy. The NAM surface had a better hint. But, as I have noticed again and again for larger elongated eddies, the 950 & 975 NAM …

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A Slack discussion: Learning to recognize a pattern for very up and down winds in the Columbia River Gorge by Matt Sounders & Mike Godsey windfind 4:36 PM Here is a animation I am working on to help explain the UP …

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by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson As we recognize the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion it is interesting to look at the role the weather and meteorologists played in the success of the operation. According to How D-Day was Delayed …

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by Weatherflow Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson Last night I was out walking near sunset, checking out the marine layer development north of Santa Cruz, California when I noticed a Kite Surfer struggling to make it back to shore. The winds …

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Thunderstorm season in the Northeast US is off to an eye opening start after yesterday’s severe weather outbreak. A strong squall or line of thunderstorms passed through MA down to NJ in the late afternoon and evening bringing damaging winds …

Severe weather in the Northeast Read More »

by Weatherflow, Meteorologist Kerry Challoner Anderson A cold outbreak for Eastern Australia has not only meant that I am preparing this from under the warmth of some extra blankets but also has brought record wave heights, epic winds for Wind …

Waves arriving from Down Under Read More »

Yesterday’s forecast was a tough one so I made sure to check back this evening to verify.  We know we may not always be exactly right and so the process of verifying helps us to learn and improve and also …

Picking the Right Model Read More »

Take a look a the close-up animation I made of the WRF Southern California Isobars. 1. It appears to be far higher than 3km res. 2. Note the exceptionally tight isobars are all over the mountains at all times of the …

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