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Water Footprints of TS Bonnie and TS Colin 2016

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is the NASA SPoRT Center Sea Surface Temperature loop that goes from May 20 to present. Notice the cool water up-welling eddies in the Gulf Stream off of the Southeast coast created by both

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Outer Banks of North Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Tropics start out active. Invest 93L discussion w/ Florida in its sights.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is the latest update for Invest 93L, which could become Tropical Storm Colin. Be safe and have a plan this year! ~ Shea Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS Facebook: www.windalert.com and “Shea Gibson – WeatherFlow”

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Is El Niño finished?

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by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson As many now, we had quite a strong El Niño develop in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as Sea Surface temperatures soared to 3.1°C above normal (tying the previous record from 1997).  Normal is considered

Posted in Baja Guide, Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Tropics Waking Up Early for Hurricane Season 2016?

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson We are already watching for potential tropical development along the SE Region just a week before the start of the Hurricane Season 2016 that begins June 1st and runs through November 30th.  With Atlantic basin

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Sea Breezing from NC to Louisiana

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson It’s getting warmer in the SE Region. which means our Sea Breezes are becoming more pronounced. Very visible on satellite imagery today! Wanna see something “cool”? Check out the Sea Breeze lines showing all along

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Never Forget the Short Wave!

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson In weather, the “Northeast Wedge” is no unfamiliar guest to us that live along the Eastern seaboard of the United States that see elongated periods of driving NE winds and beach erosional processes. We frequently see

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Cannonballs Fire the First Warming Shot

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Each year, I enjoy finding out when the Cannonball Jellyfish arrive in the Charleston, SC area.  Other than being a delicacy sushi grade for Asian countries… or another one of those things that go “bump” in

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Those Tricky Fronts – You Can’t Hide!

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson How do we know where cold fronts are actually located? Sometimes using radar scans and satellite imagery can be confusing and “cloud” the issue (below pic using the GRE radar with Water Vapor) But other times,

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

El Niño weakening. What does this mean for the SE/East Coast for winds?

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) values suggest that El Nino region 3.4 is cooling. Current anomalic value is at +2.076, which means that El Nino is now showing signs of weakening as Sea Surface Temps there have fallen the

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Outer Banks of North Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Sea Breezes in the Southeast Region: Part III – Development and Anatomy

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. In Part I, we discussed the general understanding of how Sea Breezes work. In Part II, we looked at the different classifications of Sea Breezes and how each one works. Now, in Part III, we move

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina