Mystery Fog Bank Drifts Into the SC Coast on 3/27/20.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson written on 3/29/20. Lots of folks on the water (and meteorologists alike) saw a fog bank encroach the coastline late Friday afternoon and into the evening. It was rather peculiar because we generally would see a marine layer (fog) build along the coast as ambient air temps surpass the water…

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CAD Burn Down Event

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 3/26/2020 Ever heard of CAD? It is a term in meteorology known as “cold air damming”, where cool dense air settles under an area of High pressure under a blanket of thick stratiform clouds (mid to low level clouds). Along the East Coast, we see that this cool body of…

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West Coast Wind Blog: Why no NW clearing winds for California?

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com It is the gospel (Ecclesiastes 1:14) that after an early spring/late winter storm we see more blue skies and NW clearing winds along the California coast to delight wind Hungary kiters and windsurfers. This model output below for Friday, March 13 shows why we will not see much NW wind for a while….

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West Coast Wind Blog: North Pacific High brings NNW wind to the Sea of Cortez…Not!

The winter 2019-2021 season in Baja was atypical in a number of ways. It started off with a bang in November but from that point on the winds were often unreliable unless you were on foils or big kites or sail. Or if you were there during one of the few strong wind periods. But…

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Strong Winds drive down the California Coast and into the Bight on Sunday.

by Meteorologist, Kerry Anderson Saturday the wind profile for California’s Central Coast and inside the Bight were dramatically different. Onshore flow increased from Santa Barbara to San Diego cooling temperatures and squelching sea breeze activity.  Consequently, winds have been anemic.  Meanwhile, the Central Coast beaches spent much the day with winds in the upper teens…

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