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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

Battle of the Outflow Boundaries

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. On May 12, the US National Weather Service in Charleston, SC made a Facebook post to see what would happen when outflow boundaries collide. An “outflow boundary” is also known as a “gust front” and

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Too early for tropical development off the SE coast? All eyes on the Gulf Stream.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. We’re getting warmed up here in the pre-season and lots of sites are discussing possible  tropical development with all the model agreement. ECMWF (European), GFS (American) and CMC (Canadian) computer models all continue to have this

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

What happens in Florida, stays in Florida.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Besides being a great place to visit with more miles of beach than any other state in the US  (663 miles to be exact), the title above actually eludes to a stagnant weather pattern that develops

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina

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

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

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

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

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

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina

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

Radar SE REGION November 1, 2014

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

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

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

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

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

Posted in Coastal South Carolina