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. … Read More

Miniature Wave Buoy, Miniature MET buoy, Lion’s Head radar

Many thanks to Falk’s crew for boating Mike and Josh out to deploy the mini wave buoy and mini MET buoy.  Both are operational. Data can be accessed for mini wave buoy and mini MET buoy Let me know if you want the login/password   Lion’s head radar is operational and collecting data.  Sample radar scan to follow. … Read More

Deploying Sea-Spiders and T-chains at Pt. Sal

The past few days we have been taking advantage of the good wind and wave conditions to deploy our SeaSpiders on ADCPs and Thermistor chain moorings (Tchain) around Pt. Sal.   We have been staging out of the public boat launch at Port San Luis.   In the late afternoon, the launch and dock are relatively quiet.    Below, we are setting up … Read More

Upwelling resumes

The relaxation from last week is no more. Available real time wind data from nearby buoys are posted on the CENCOOS portal ( Winds are now mostly from the north-northwest, and have picked up in intensity. That sea breeze signal is beyond wicked in nearshore wind speed measurements (Port San Luis, cyan color)! The latest SCCOOS nowcast has assimilated many … Read More