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    Winds

    It seems as though everytime there is a swell and the winds go offshore they are heavy like 15-20mph. I don't remember this happening so often. Usually it is 5-10mph but this is crazy and blowing the swell to nothing very quickly. Anybody know why this is? I am assuming it has to do with the weather pattern or jetstream. Is there any change predicted in the near future?

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    Possibly the second coming of Jesus. Could also be radiation from japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feesh View Post
    It seems as though everytime there is a swell and the winds go offshore they are heavy like 15-20mph. I don't remember this happening so often.
    Do you live on the east coast? I feel like that has been the story of my life here.

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    Maybe the Santa Anna winds are now heading over to the Eastcoast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feesh View Post
    It seems as though everytime there is a swell and the winds go offshore they are heavy like 15-20mph. I don't remember this happening so often. Usually it is 5-10mph but this is crazy and blowing the swell to nothing very quickly. Anybody know why this is? I am assuming it has to do with the weather pattern or jetstream. Is there any change predicted in the near future?
    I agree there have been some stiff offshores this winter, but man...sunday morning in MD the air was dead calm the entire morning. Glassy and chest-shoulder high crazy fun waves

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    sea breeze....

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    I agree with epidemicepic. Seems like it's always been that way here on the wrong, I mean right, coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frylock89 View Post
    sea breeze....
    sea breeze comes FROM the sea...hence sea breeze. not towards the sea

    it happens when the land heats up faster than the water, the air rises over the land, and the cool air from the ocean fills in underneath it. thats why we get a 2-3pm south breeze at 15-20 knots every afternoon from may-july. After that the water is too warm for this to happen

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    regarding the heavy offshores....those are frontal winds. you can usually see the wind vectors following the low pressure system, and they point to the low after it moves off shore.

    You usually need a heavy system to generate some big swell....so you can expect that same system to have the same speed wind pointed in the opposite direction after it passed.

    Thats why hurricane season is nice. The hurricane generates the swell from so far away (in an optimal situation, ie hurricane bill), so we dont usually see the heavy winds associated with it.

    And in the summer we usually get light offshores because the fronts arent as serious, ie no waves



    swellinfo, how accurate is that?
    Last edited by RightCoastRipper; Apr 11, 2011 at 04:52 PM.