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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

Wind Rivers: Can you relate?

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Ever been out on the water and notice there are systematically stronger areas than others? Why would the wind be higher near sandbars/shallow waters than right at the beach? Why would there be a strip

Posted in Coastal South 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

First Subtropical Ridging Event for 2016

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Every year during the warm season starting about now, we see Bermuda High pressures occasionally flatten out over the Atlantic. In turn, it places its ridge axis point along the SE Region and sometimes the

Posted in Coastal South 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

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