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High Seas Drama – A Royal Mess

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. The Royal Caribbean’s new “Anthem of the Seas” was underway from New York to Port Canaveral, FL on Sunday, February 7, 2016 during the recent coastal winter storm that rapidly intensified off the Southeast Coast and

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, Rhode Island, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Sonic Boom Felt Throughout Charleston, SC on January 26, 2016.

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by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson Today we had quite thunderous sound with ground shaking reported along much of the Greater Charleston coast and inland areas. Many felt it could have been an earthquake, others a large explosion. Ok here it

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

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

2015 Fall Marine Layering Starts

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Well it’s that time of the year for “marine layering” again as water temps have cooled to the upper 60’s to near 70°.  I’ve been recording when marine layering starts for the last 2 years

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

Backdoor ENE Sea Breezes along the SC Coast.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 10/31/2015 Many are well aware that our coastline is very fragile as air masses over warmer land and cooler waters interact with each other.  In some cases, we have avenues of acceleration called Sea Breezes as these two air masses work

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

El Niño Wind Prediction for the US East Coast.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. What is El Niño and how will it affect our East Coast wind pattern? El Niño is basically the warming of the equatorial Pacific. Specifically for the effects it causes us in the United States, it’s the warming

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

The October Flooding Event of 2015: An in-depth analysis.

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Well. Enough words cannot be said about what just happened here in the SE Region. Specifically to South Carolina. What could have been a “possible” hurricane landfall from Hurricane Joaquin became a rain event of historical

Posted in Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Hurricane Joaquin 11AM Update 10/2/15 for Charleston, SC and the SC Coast.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson HURRICANE ‪JOAQUIN 11AM UPDATE: The National Hurricane Center has kept Joaquin at a Category 4 Hurricane with 130mph winds (slightly down 5mph from 5AM). It has very recently started the northerly turn and is heading

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Joaquin continues to surprise.

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‬ By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Joaquin is now a hurricane and could very well become a major hurricane in the next day or so.  As of 8am this morning on September 30, 2015, winds are up to 75mph and pressure

Posted in 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

The Journey of Joaquin

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Mixed bag of …..man what a mess. Joaquin expected to meander a couple or 3 days then make a move while slowly strengthening. NHC still betting on the West over to North turn. Could slide

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, Rhode Island, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia