Another upcoming wind shift

The NRL COAMPS atmospheric model predicts another upcoming regional shift in the wind conditions off of Pt. Sal. The figure on top is the latest nowcast. A portion of a high-pressure system is seen offshore of Pt. Sal in this 2km nested model. Winds are predominantly from the northwest, howling at 20 knots.

The bottom figure is the 72 hour forecast. Regional winds are about half as strong and now are from the West/Southwest: Another wind relaxation. Conditions might change even sooner, though – the forecast for tomorrow looks more like the bottom than the top.