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Set to the music of Dire Straits: "I want my NPH"

 
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windfind



Joined: 18 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:45 am    Post subject: Set to the music of Dire Straits: "I want my NPH" Reply with quote

Gang,

The Gorge and the Bay Area are going through an unseasonal wet weak wind period. Normally after a period like this a burst wind returns as the North Pacific High slams back to the west coast to reclaim its summer turf.

So... where is the NPH?

First study the graphic below to get oriented then use this link to see a model animation of the North Pacific High wobbling around today and Wednesday and then...........

Then go to this link: http://blog.weatherflow.com/?p=14191

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com



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starfish



Joined: 14 Apr 1996
Posts: 142

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its ok the watersking and wakeboarding have been great. Oh yeah post canyon was perfect last night. There is more to life then windsurfing....
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shreddbob



Joined: 31 Mar 1987
Posts: 262
Location: Massachusetts

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the Gorge has not been feeling right recently. Thanks for the explanation Mike. Much appreciated.
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whitevan01



Joined: 29 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

please, I hope this whole thing gets back to normal by july 8 when I arrive in the Delta for the summer.

I am getting worried. I windsurfed for a couple of years back in the 80's and saved up money to go to Baja (Baja surf club, I think the place was called) one January to break through into short board jibing. well, it was the first I ever heard of El Nino, which was everyone's explanation for why there wasn't any wind that week.

so, I quit windsurfing, went back to sailboat racing until 5 years ago. now, I want to spend the summer in the Delta to break through into comfortable high wind sailing. Hope I don't get disappointed again.

btw, thank you for the explanation, Mike. Love the science! It's the only thing that makes sense in this world.
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windfind



Joined: 18 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dennis0778,

The Delta has very reliable winds anytime the marine layer is deep and the pressure gradient is strong all day. If the marine layer is sparse just head to Crissy but check out Pt. Isabel and Berkeley on the way just in case.

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com
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