West Coast Wind Blog: Wishy-Washy forecast as Pismo and Santa Barbara westerly winds battle with northerly inland winds.

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com

Check out this wishy-washy forecast today. Basically, I am said that the winds might be strong or might be weak.

Why couldn’t I pin it down more precisely for Pismo and Isla Vista to Ledbetter?

Basically, because there was a going to be a battle waged over both sites as NNE to NE winds from the interior tried to divert the ocean westerly winds that was following a strong pressure gradient.

This graphic and the accompanying Pismo and Ledbetter wind graphs tell the story.

And note that I was right the winds were strong and they were weak at both Pismo and Ledbetter. As I get better forecasting I will be able to pinpoint these fades better.

But for right now being wishy-washy is the right course.