Gust Front / Outflow Boundary

This snapshot of wind observations combined with a radar image of storms moving through NJ from W to E is a good example of a gust front / outflow boundary increasing our wind speeds out ahead of approaching storms.  A gust front / outflow boundary is simply a storm scale mass of cold / cool…

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North Pacific High’s NW winds retreat southward!

What happens to the North Pacific High when a storm targets the Bay Area: by Mike Godsey Today, Saturday June 22, we have a very unusual winter type storm system moving in from the NW. The storm system, which arrives Monday,  consists of an upper trough at about 18,000 ft. and below it 2 surface lows each with counter-clockwise spinning winds….

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Cut-Off Low dying

Where do Cut-Off Low go when they die? by Mike Godsey Every summer several Cut-Off Lows approach the west coast shaking up our forecasting of the California wind patterns. Then after a few days or even a week we suddenly stop mentioning the Cut-Off Low. The current Cut-Off Low was perfectly located to help funnel a combo of SW winds just…

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