Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Bay Area Wind Speeds

I mentioned last month that winds on the bay are increasing and got several responses on the Yahoo email group "San Francisco Sailing". Most agreed with my theory that wind speed have been on the rise these last several years. I even received a email from a hang glider group that is seeing an increase in wind speeds where they fly in and around the bay area. Here is further proof that we are seeing some extremely high gusts (39 knots at 6:09pm. That's 45mph!!!) on the bay on any given day in the summer. This is taken from a wind sensor on Angel Island near the middle of the bay. Maybe I should tuck in two reefs before I go out!!

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