June Gloom in August……Why?

Video: nagging upper trough @ ≈ 18,000 ft. brings unending SW flow. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com For almost 2 weeks now a deep marine layer and SW flow has dominated the Bay Area wind. While the North Pacific High’s surface NW wind has seldom made an appearance. This pattern favors Sherman Island and the East Bay but it has mostly killed the coast winds…

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Southern California Cut-Off Low and coast wind.

Cut-Off Low at ≈ 18,000 ft. deepens Southern California marine layer by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com The Southern California coast wind picture does not look very promising until at least Tuesday and then improves Wednesday. Why? Because the marine layer clouds will be deep and lingering while the inland valleys will be relatively cool so the pressure gradient from the ocean to the valleys will be…

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Tiny eddy north of Bodega

This is the type of eddy that can kill Crissy and Peninsula winds but…. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Typically eddies of this type form just west of the Golden Gate and keep SW flow in the Bodega to Half Moon Bay area. Fortunately for Crissy, Coyote & 3rd. kiters and sailors this eddy will only kill the Bodega winds….

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