SFO20130504_DMike just sent me this compilation of images (the images below the Wind Obs Map) as we’ve been discussing the outcome of today’s Bay Area forecast.  I couldn’t help but post it to the blog to help explain why meteorologists all across the West Coast are rapidly losing their hair…

First, notice how the winds are totally focused on the Central, East, and North Bay. Notice, too, the winds for Sherman Island, the Coast, and the Peninsula. This is a pure marine surge being reinforced by southerly flow along the immediate coast and the NNE flow that keeps reinforcing the heat for the Central Valley and East Bay thereby resulting in a stout local pressure gradient and the 30+ winds across portions of the Central, East, and North Bay.

Now notice the marine surge from a variety of angles …

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