By Mike Godsey

by Mike Godsey

Forecast Jargon Decoder: Friday April 16

Synoposis: The US ship Bell Shimada 50 miles west of the Golden Gate is reporting 1-knot west wind which tells that the North Pacific High’s

surface NW winds are far from shore while the coast sensors are showing southerly

eddy winds from Monterey to Mendocino.

Still, I expect the eddy to fade in the afternoon. This AM

low-pressure has swelled from a low-pressure over the Las Vegas area to cover

the Bay Area.

This has spun up a counter-clockwise eddy and southerly coast winds over much of the coast.

As the eddy dies midday and

the low-pressure recenters in the Stockton area westerly winds flow through gaps in the Coast Range towards the greater Stockton area then towards Bakersfield.