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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Blog: Inside Gate blasts while outside lulls Reply with quote

A customer mailed:

Everyone was asking me today why outside the GG bridge was nearly zero, just inside the bridge was solid 25 gusting higher, Anita was gusting to 30. When I went down to Blunt it was much lighter than I was expecting and much lighter than it has been for the past week. I canít explain it Ö Would make for some interesting forecast comments and maybe even a blog post. MS

This blog tries to answer the question and how I use hikes and balloons in places like the Marin Headlands, Angel Island and the Hwy. 92 gap to understand how extremely local winds can impact your sailing/kiting winds.

https://blog.weatherflow.com/west-coast-wind-blog-inside-golden-gate-wind-rages-while-calm-just-outside/

And the animation below shows the somewhat similar Hwy. 92 vs. San Bruno Gap wind battle. This is where I currently play with balloons when I am in the area.

Why play with balloons? Because the highest resolution models can not resolve these wind battles which leads to crappy forecasts.

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



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