Greens and red and blues

The picture above caught my eye with the caption, "Alaska faces one of it's worst storms ever"

Alaska has some wicked storms so this bears watching.  

I can't tell if this one will send us wave or just pound the Alaskan coast.

(Stupid economics degree)

Winter weather in SoCal is green light red light game played with wind and water

First some gnarly storm in the Gulf of Alaska set swells in motion.

Those swells bear down in whatever direction the storm was moving, as well as waves of energy traveling out to the left and right of that direction.

As the swell heads in our direction so does the storm that created it. Often times they are out of sync by the time they reach our fair shores. Which is good because nothing ruins a swell like a storm.

What the storm giveth the storm taketh away.

Unless we are sitting under a dome of high pressure, which is not that usual for us.

That forces the storm to track north of us, while the swell continues on in our general direction.

So winter is a happy combo of some rainy days and some warm dry days with swell mixed in there somewhere.


Piskian said…
This bear's watching too!
nathanoj said…
"Got your reds
Got your greens & blues."

(Sweet Virginia) :-)
Josh Aggars said…
All the bars are greens and reds and blues
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I went for a walk (I went for a walk)
On a winter's day (on a winter's day)
If I didn't tell her (if I didn't tell her)
I could leave today (I could leave today)

It's my hunch California dreaming was written when they were looking at the weather charts. Little known hunch but a hunch all the same.

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