West Coast Wind Blog: Eddy scenario likely Wednesday, May 22, 2019

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com

You may remember that 4-5 days ago I mentioned in the extended forecast that the North Pacific High would really expand this week. As you can see below that the NPH now spans the waters from Alaska to Hawaii to the tip of Baja. I also guesscast that we might see an eddy setup develop towards the end of this week.

That scenario still looks likely and we should see an AM eddy tomorrow that fades midday. Then Friday the eddy becomes more prominent.

The images below show some of the steps in my reasoning. Eddies change very fast so it is still to early to forecast how all this will impact individual sites but the area north of the Bay Bridge is more likely to benefit.