By Mike Godsey

by Mike Godsey

Forecast Jargon Decoder: April 2, 2024

Amazingly in April, we have a perfect mid-winter pattern with Windy Duo, the North Pacific High, and the Four Corners high-pressure making a cameo appearance.

Their isobars merge over the southern Sea of Cortez pumping northerly winds towards a low-pressure well south of Cabo Wabo. Add to that a strong pressure gradient towards our Coastal Valleys and you have EARLY strong winds to the beaches and beyond. Strong N. winds ≈ 1000 feet aloft (975 MB) aloft add a GUST factor had the swirl to the surface after hitting the nearby Sierra Cacachilas north of La Ventana.