Bight-Size Flow Patterns.
This paper develops a method by which weather forecasters and yachtsmen can more accurately forecast changes in the offshore flow over the Southern California bight. Data gathered over an 18-month period established three typical streamline patterns that can be correlated with synoptic patterns and associated pressure differences between Los Angeles and Daggett and Los Angeles and San Francisco. Also, it was determined that the upper flow, at and below 500 mbs, has a direct bearing on the streamlines. Using this information and the daily 12- and 24-hour prognostic charts, more definitive forecasts can be made. 19 pp. Ref.