Video: Monsoonal conditions and Southern California winds

What is a Monsoon? by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Several times each mid summer Southern California coast winds fade away as mid and upper level clouds, humidity and even showers or thunderstorms come over the region. In this situation you will see the media and our forecast use the term “Monsoonal” in the forecast. Most of you think of…

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Video: Golden Gate eddy

Video: different perspectives of the today’s eddy by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com First find the Golden Gate in the video. Then watch for the counter-clockwise spinning winds west of the Gate. The first image shows deep fog covering much of the central bay and the North Bay. Especially notice the huge streamer of fog curving from the Golden Gate into Napa Valley….

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Where is the major marine surge?

Heat wave ends and marine surge fizzles as Upper level high pressure retreats too fast. by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com Well last Thursday I forecast a major marine surge to hit the S. F. Bay yesterday and there is no hint to masses of cool fog and  strong SW wind pouring through the Golden Gate. What happened? The simple answer is that yesterday…

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