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Piedmont Trough sparks moderate Sea Breezes in SC.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Watch as Piedmont troughing/storming helps increase the Sea Breeze by providing stronger return flow up high over the ocean as storms move from WNW to the ESE.

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

A View of a Tricky Forecast w/ Tropical Discussion

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson  

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Always watch those East-West fronts in the south.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson As we are seeing an undulating front ripple through the SE Region, we always have to watch for Low pressures tracking along them to become better organized. With High pressures to the north and to

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Heat Wave Shows Rapid Severe Storming in SC.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson July 22, 2015: We saw a very rapid intensification of a thunderstorm breakout as areas of convection met the urban heat of downtown Charleston and industrial zones just to the north. The general flow at

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Sea Breezes in the Southeast Region: Part II – Types of Sea Breezes

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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 will look at the different classifications of Sea Breezes and how each one works. In order to fully understand

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

Sea Breezes in the Southeast Region: Part I – Basic Understanding

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson In this blog series, we explore the vast realm of Sea Breezes. What are Sea Breezes? How do they work? What would they look like if I could see them?  Is there only one kind? How

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

Heat Wave in the Southeast caps the Sea Breezes.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson After moderate and free flowing Sea Breezes from Thursday, June 11th to Saturday, June 13, Appalachian High pressure has built to the west and is working with Atlantic High pressure to place a large heat

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

What is a short wave and how can it affect winds?

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. A “short wave” or “shortwave trough” by definition from NOAA is, “A disturbance in the mid or upper part of the atmosphere which induces upward motion ahead of it. If other conditions are favorable, the

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

SC/NC Piedmont Meso Low

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson On May 19, 2015, the US National Weather Service in Columbia, SC tracked this on the visible satellite.  You can see the Low spin out of what looks like just a small area of clouding;

Posted in Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Time for an Audit of the Spring Time Sea Breeze in SC.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. As we get into the latter part of the spring, we start to see hotter air masses continuing to surge into the SE Region. This prompts a higher rate of instability and thunder-storming along the Sea

Posted in Coastal South Carolina