Upwelling resumes

The relaxation from last week is no more.

Available real time wind data from nearby buoys are posted on the CENCOOS portal (http://www.cencoos.org/). 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 of these products. Surface shelf currents flow from north-to-south, and the last remnants of warm surface water are hanging on up in Pismo Bay.