Thursday, February 23, 2012
NW winds making a mess of things. Today will be the last warm day inland, but doesn't look very clean near the coast even though the forecast was calling for offshore winds - just not happening. Swell is up - mix of large steep windswell and groundswell - in the 8-12ft range. Looking ahead - weekend doesn't look great - low pressure returns, winds come up and should be pretty ugly around here. Spring conditions most certainly looking to take control. With the lock down high pressure has had on our region all winter, it will be easy for that to assert full control as we move into March. I just don't see anything significant changing the pattern in the near future. Models forecast a stormy period starting in Mid March, which could bring more swell - but that's a long ways off and have to wait and see. Storms usually bring periods of offshore flow early in the season - (after trough passage) - but late season storms in March and April come with NW winds/flow as they depart our region. There will be surf - you just have to know where to look. Cya in the water.
at 9:21 AM