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Drawing a line in the water.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Every spring during the warm surging of Southerly winds, forecasters along the coastal SE Region are plagued with quite a dilemma. It’s called “marine layering”.  This presents itself in subtle ways –  such as a

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Gulf Stream surge brings the Cannonballs back early in 2015.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Original article from 5/6/14: http://blog.weatherflow.com/cannonball-jellyfish-signify-the-end-of-marine-layering-along-sc-coast/ Last year, we saw the Cannonball Jellyfish arrive as Sea Surface Temperatures (SST’s) climbed into the 70’s at the beginning of May. This year- they arrived earlier- specifically April 11th/12th along a

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Undulatus Apseratus clouding raises eyebrows in the SE Region.

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by Weatherflow meteorologist Shea Gibson On March 30, 2015, Mother Nature put on quite a show in the lowlands of SC and GA as a relatively new classification of cloud types called Undulatus Apseratus (Latin for “agitated waves”) rippled through the sky

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Smoke on the Water: Early Arctic Blast to the SE Region shows post-Halloween spooky effects.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. On November 1, 2014, we had quite a unique winter event occur in the SE Region. There have been quite a few anomalies in the weather this year pointing towards a stronger winter pattern in the south, with this event in

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Early Fall Nor’easters for 2014…record Low temps on the way.

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. As we enter fall 2014, we are starting to see a colder-than-normal climate set in along the eastern half of the United States. Typically fall brings a mixed bag of cold air and winds with

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Gravity Waves over New Hampshire/Vermont

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. October 15, 2014 proved to be an interesting setup over the central United States and Ohio Valley region. We had a significantly tight dipping of the jet stream from Canada down to Florida and back

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Super Typhoon Vongfong

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is Super Typhoon Vongfong at 165mph winds with gusts to 190mph as of 1500UTC October 8, 2014. Still a Cat 5 from yesterday (October 7, 2014) and pressure still holding 900mb’s. Heading for southern

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SAL-ty Atlantic: The Saharan Air Layer Part III

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. As a quick recap, The Intertropical Convergence Zone where tropical storms form, or the “ITCZ”,  is heavily impacted by the Saharan Air Layer (or “SAL”), which is a dust layer off the western African coast along the lower

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Marine layering effects start in the SE Region.

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…by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. This is a follow up from the Blog done on 9/29/14 questioning the possible arrival: http://blog.weatherflow.com/post-summer-frontal-approach-to-the-se-region-first-marine-layering-event/ Friday, October 3 we had an approaching strong cold front from the west. Most everything lined up very similar to last

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Post-summer frontal approach to the SE Region – first marine layering event?

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Last year we saw our first recorded marine layering event during the summer-to-fall transition as water temps started to cool, which kept winds down along the immediate beaches 5-10kts lower than what computer models were

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