Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:53 pm Post subject: Video Update #2: Gorge & SoCal hit 30 knots in the AM
The winds will be fading away especially <b>Tuesday</b> through <b>Thursday</b> while the temperatures soar.
Go the video blog link below to see some videos that show the upper ridge heating up the west coast and watch the North Pacific High die over the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Meanwhile a new North Pacific High is created north of Hawaii and moves to the California coast <b>Friday</b> or <b>Saturday</b>.
Looking at video below notice how the North Pacific High has shot a ridge into the Pacific Northwest. Actually parts of the ridge have moved all the way into the Great Basin & the Columbia Basin. So we have high pressure EAST of the coast.
In the AM this high pressure creates the easterly offshore winds you see in the video. Since this East wind in funneled by the walls of the Gorge and the Southern California canyons some sites in those venues are peaking at 30 knots at 8AM this morning. The Bay Area also has easterly winds but the East Bay hills blocks that wind but some hilltops are gusting to 30 knots.
In the PM today the surface high pressure from the NPH weakens as those basins heats up and the air expands. So in the Gorge and Southern California you will see a major fade of Southern California's Santa Ana and the Gorge's Rooster Rock winds.
PS: Hey, Gorge people who can figure out why the video, which is based upon model output, shows light east winds in the Gorge while in reality Rooster Rock is gusting to 30 knots.
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