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Video Update #2: Gorge & SoCal hit 30 knots in the AM

 
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windfind



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Video Update #2: Gorge & SoCal hit 30 knots in the AM Reply with quote

Hi Gang,

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>.

http://blog.weatherflow.com/upper-ridge-moves-over-california-bringing-heat-and-weak-winds/

Scroll down to see the video update.

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

Mike Godsey

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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Jim.od3



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The video clearly looks like the flow is from the west to the east to the uneducated eye. Can anybody explain how someone can look at that video and see an easterly gorge wind resulting?
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