In case you missed it…

Scott presented on the general themes of what makes wind work and applied the concepts to the localities of San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Major takeaways included the differentiation between the synoptic wind (the wind caused by macro weather patterns) and the local wind (caused by micro weather patterns). A distinction was made to emphasize the seasonal importance of each wind source. Further, for the general reference of the novice ‘predictor’, a comparison between Half Moon Bay and Gonzales temperatures should indicate wether adequate pressure differentials will develop, catching Santa Cruz in the middle providing a reasonable tool for expectations. 

Pay particular attention to the eddy and prepare for the lift or shift depending on what direction you’re headed and above all else, check the current conditions. Happy sailing.

Weather Links for Reference and Continued Learning

Earth Wind Map

The Santa Cruz Eddy

The Video

The Presentation Notes

SC Winds Preso 2017.12.16