Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:33 pm Post subject: "Elongated Eddy" pattern EVICTED by NPH!
Update Thursday AM. Tomorrow the North Pacific High retracts that ridge of high pressure it has held over far Northern California. This causes our ocean winds to turn from NNW to NW and to build rapidly evicting the eddy and bringing strong W -WNW winds, especially to the wind starved sites. Take a look at last frames of the bottom animation and you can see the NW reducing the eddy even yesterday late afternoon.
Perhaps you noticed that our wind patterns keep on changing as the pattern of upper-level winds change.
One new feature that is appearing is nagging long thin eddies that run along the coast creating southerly flow and favoring sites from about the Stick northward.
For lack of an official label, I have taken to calling them Elongated Eddies. Today's satellite animation shows what they look like.
This type of eddy usually has support aloft from 975 MB. to near 850 MB so they tend to last all day.
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