Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:31 pm Post subject: How the he!! does a "ridge" impact today's winds?
On days like today you often see something like this in the forecast:
"The North Pacific High has pushed a RIDGE into Northern California and the wind at the Bay's surface and just aloft is weak NE in the AM. Then the normal winds build later and a bit weaker in the afternoon"
And you have to wonder what the hell is a "ridge". Of course you know that a ridge is an extension from the side of a mountain but what does that have to do with wind!. Turns out your mountain metaphor is pretty accurate. Except in this case we are dealing with a mountain of high pressure air known as the North Pacific High. So explore this ridge in this blog:
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