Saturday, April 8, 2017
JANUARY IN APRIL - UPDATED FORECAST
More rain today as another short wave pinwheels at the bottom of a low pressure trough located in the Gulf of AK - brief high pressure should build later today - into tomorrow, but another spoke of energy is going to rotate in on Sunday - best chance rain North Bay. Another break and then models are hinting at another very significant storm mid to late week - like the system that came through a few days ago bringing high winds, heavy rain and very large swell. Surf is 11ft at 12 sec from 300. Winds are west/southwest and water temps 50 degrees in the Bay Area - colder further north. Might not be a surf day unless you like the junk. Not seeing a real break in winds over the next week - will fluctuate between south/southwest as systems come through and then northwest behind front passage. Plenty of swell on tap as more swell trains will move through the waters. Check the winds each day and you'll probably find spots to ride. Climate models are saying La Nina is over and El Nino is already starting to show signs of coming back to life for next winter. I'm not sure what that is going to look like, given we are about to break the all time record for wet weather (1982-83) during a season that i don't think any of the experts predicted would happen. Cya in the water.
at 8:21 AM