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SoCal, Bay, Gorge forecast decoder.

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: SoCal, Bay, Gorge forecast decoder. Reply with quote

So on a day like today if we had only ONE wind forecast discussion for the entire west coast it might read like this:

"A large North Pacific High spanning the waters from the west coast to N. of Hawaii brings strong winds near the coast. However, as the NPH extends a ridge into the Pacific Northwest and far northern California it's isobars tighten over the Gorge making for very strong winds. At the same time, it's isobars turn W. to E. over Northern California so northerly wind comes down the Central Valley. The ridge also encourages unfavorable NNW winds in the AM just off the California coast and a low-pressure trough over the Central California coast and Southern California Bight. This means weak AM winds and an eddy near the Golden Gate and in the Southern California bight and even near Pismo Beach. These eddies die midday and the winds in California improve."

Although this discussion sort of looks like English it, by necessity, uses some meteorology jargon.

This blog will help you to decode this type of discussion:

http://blog.weatherflow.com/west-coast-wind-blog-a-forecast-decoded-southern-california-s-f-bay-and-southern-california/

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com
Weatheflow.com



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