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  Topic: Photos: Finally the Gorge is worth visiting for strong winds
windfind

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:47 am   Subject: Photos: Finally the Gorge is worth visiting for strong winds
Goodwind: The attached pic is kinda funny: It seemed like pants is about to fall off the guy with the green sail while the guy on the JP board "laydown" for a closer look.

Hi Goodwind, ...
  Topic: Photos: Finally the Gorge is worth visiting for strong winds
windfind

Replies: 9
Views: 1542

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:09 am   Subject: Photos: Finally the Gorge is worth visiting for strong winds
Hi johnarmitage,

This guy looks really dodgy

What you cannot fully see in that photo is that his board is about 24 inches long. He had NO foot straps, his toes were curled over the bow and using ...
  Topic: Photos: Finally the Gorge is worth visiting for strong winds
windfind

Replies: 9
Views: 1542

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 am   Subject: Photos: Finally the Gorge is worth visiting for strong winds
Hi Gang,

California visitors to the Gorge were often disappointed this season. Endless heat waves and light up and down 4.7 to 5.2 winds have often been the norm. But yesterday, after weeks of unwe ...
  Topic: Photos yesterday: Hatchery gets HOT!
windfind

Replies: 2
Views: 1438

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:51 am   Subject: Photos yesterday: Hatchery gets HOT!
Hi Gang,

It sure has not been a great Gorge season except for May. But yesterday, after weeks of smoke in the hot air, we had smoke on the water and hot action.

Men were on 3.7 to 3.2 sails and ...
  Topic: Satellite: 11AM today Golden Gate Eddy and Pt. Isabel
windfind

Replies: 6
Views: 2267

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:44 pm   Subject: Satellite: 11AM today Golden Gate Eddy and Pt. Isabel
WNDZFR; I can't remember a year where PI had all the wind and Berkeley almost none. Some odd changes in the wind direction going on for sure this season.

Hi WNDZFR,

If you look carefully at the ...
  Topic: Autopsy of a good forecast gone bad: Yesterday & Today
windfind

Replies: 1
Views: 1526

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:38 am   Subject: Autopsy of a good forecast gone bad: Yesterday & Today
This, I know is true:

1. The Gorge is glassy calm during heat waves.
2. At the end of a heat wave cool stable marine layer clouds flood the corridor from the ocean.
3. Then very strong usable win ...
  Topic: Satellite: 11AM today Golden Gate Eddy and Pt. Isabel
windfind

Replies: 6
Views: 2267

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:04 pm   Subject: Satellite: 11AM today Golden Gate Eddy and Pt. Isabel
Hi Gang,

At 11AM today there is a larger than expected Golden Gate Eddy which you can see in the satellite animation below.

Note the finger of fog enhanced by the eddy has Pt. Isabel sensor read ...
  Topic: Why west coast heat and coming changes to CA and Gorge
windfind

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:51 am   Subject: Why west coast heat and coming changes to CA and Gorge
Hi fxop,

We also have a whole house fan. For those who have never heard of them. It is basically a quiet but powerful fan installed in your ceiling behind shutters. When you flip the switch in the ...
  Topic: Why so long and so often heat this summer?
windfind

Replies: 6
Views: 2222

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:34 am   Subject: Why so long and so often heat this summer?
Hi Gang,

Here is a great post by Weather West about the California heat waves that have also driven the Gorge heat waves:

http://weatherwest.com/archives/6411

July 2018 was the warmest month ...
  Topic: Why west coast heat and coming changes to CA and Gorge
windfind

Replies: 7
Views: 2242

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:15 am   Subject: Why west coast heat and coming changes to CA and Gorge
Hi Gang,

Here is a great post by Weather West about the California heat waves.:

http://weatherwest.com/archives/6411

If you reside in the Bay Area natural AC you may not be aware that July 20 ...
 
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