Wednesday, December 18, 2013
She's Gonna Blow & More Swell On The Way
Calm to slight northwest winds this morning. Two storm systems - one to the south and one to our north will influence the region over the next 48 hrs. Additionally, a very strong low pressure system west of Hawaii is kicking up a long period powerful swell that will come in this weekend. Winds will ramp up late tonight into Thursday - Gale Warnings posted along with High Wind Warnings in the North Bay. Expect 25-45kt winds with gusts as high as 60kt over our outer waters. No rain with either system, just crazy pressure gradients that will force winds from high in the atmosphere to mix down to the surface. As for that weekend event - look for building swell Saturday, biggest late - 6-10ft deepwater (275 - 295), bigger Sunday - 8-12ft deepwater, fading some Monday 6-10ft deepwater - and then a steady fade into next week. May see lighter winds all weekend - especially mornings. NO rain in the forecast, in fact it looks like 2013 will end up as the driest year on record - dating back to the 1850s. We are in a world of shit when it comes to water - so do your part now and start conserving. No indication this high pressure ridge is going to leave us for the winter. cya in the water.
at 8:18 AM