by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com
The model output below from yesterday and today show 3 critical differences:
1. The high pressure is weaker today and evidenced by the greater distance between the isobars.
2. Today the high pressure has centered further north of the ideal location near the 4 corners.
3. And you can see below that this means there are fewer isobars over the Sea of Cortez so the N. to S. pressure gradient is weaker.
None of these are favorable signs for strong El Norte winds but even weak El Norte wind can combine with local sea breezes if the valleys are clear and so we should see decent wind today especially in the La Ventana area.