By Mike Godsey

The North Pacific High is beginning to push a ridge into far Northern California allowing the Central Valley thermal low to bulge way over the coast from Marin to Mendocino. This has created a South to North pressure gradient so there is a counter-clockwise spinning eddy spinning near shore that is creating southerly coast winds from Año Nuevo to past Bodega. All this is keeping the North Pacific High’s very strong NW winds about 50 miles west of the Bay Area. The eddy has support all the way up to 3000 feet so I expect it to spin all day keeping southerly coast winds going. This lwill really help the Larkspur, Brooks Island and Treasure Island winds as well as Flying Tigers. Expect W to SW winds at the 3rd. Ave. launches.