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Bermuda-Azores High Reigns in July.

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson We are currently seeing a very seasonal summer setup with vast blocking Bermuda-Azores High pressure over the North Atlantic Ocean. As it assumes its typical 1024mb status and keeps more of a near-Bermuda presence, we

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A Bird’s Eye of a Hurricane.

…by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson, July 9, 2014. There has been evidence of birds becoming trapped in tropical storms and hurricanes in the past as several species have mysteriously showed up in places where they would not normally inhabit nor

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

SAL-ty Atlantic: The Saharan Air Layer

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 6/25/14    The “Dusty Tongue” of the Sahara keeps the northern ITCZ and Eastern Caribbean dried out through June 2014. The Saharan Air Layer, or SAL, is fed by Easterly mid-level jetting over the deserts

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Tricky Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) attempts to spark tropical development off of SC.

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson   Upon doing the forecast in the AM 6/6/14, I noticed what looked similar to a derecho having larger scale rotation. Overnight warm front activity/warm air advection just south of an EAST-WEST stationary boundary typically

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Anatomy of lee-side trough/piedmont trough, convergence zone and fairly solid regional Sea Breeze all put together.

…by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 6-6-14 Ingredients for a near-perfect Sea Breeze in the Southeast. June 3 – June 5 we saw a moderate Sea Breeze build all along the SE coast, with June 4 being very consistent all day

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Sea Breeze Undercuts Along the SC coast May 4th and 5th 2014

   Synoptic Setup 5/4/14 High pressure centered over the northern Gulf of Mexico. Cold front departing well offshore. Synoptic gradient flow is fairly zonal W/WNW. Air in place over the region is unseasonably dry. Strong surface heating produced 90F temps

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Piedmont Trough increases the Sea Breeze along the SC/NC coast 5/27/14.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Tuesday, May 27 showed an interesting setup with lee-side troughing converging with piedmont trough that developed during diurnal heating. The mid state areas, with their respective sandhills and clays/loams, gave rise to mid state circulations

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Cannonball Jellyfish signify the end of marine layering along SC coast?

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 5/6/14 Seems weird doesn’t it that we can get a visual on SST’s reaching certain values from a migrating jellyfish? Observed over the weekend were Cannonball Jellyfish on the beach ,which typically live in waters

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Subtropical Ridging effects in the SE Region.

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson From April 11 – April 14, High pressure entered from the Gulf, expanded across FL/GA and out into the Atlantic north of Bermuda, where it slightly built around the center and then became flattened by

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

Lower Sea Surface Temps show Marine Layering along the SC Coast into the spring.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson As we have had a cold winter climate here in the SE Region this year, our waters chilled down into the upper 40’s/lower 50’s and have remained cool between the 58-62 degree mark into the

Posted in Coastal South Carolina