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2016 Tropics Update: Eastern Atlantic Basin Becoming Active

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson As we head into the last half of August, we typically begin to see the Atlantic basin become more active along the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) and other areas such as the Caribbean and Gulf

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

Unique Sunbeams Catching Some Attention along the SC Coast.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 8/14/16 There has been quite a unique optical phenomenon occurring along the SC coast lately with reference to sunrise and sunset beams stretching across the sky. I witnessed a somewhat rare catch Friday morning over Charleston,

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Wet Microburst in Chandler, AZ shows 116mph winds.

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By WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson Ever been in a thunderstorm and a sudden burst of strong winds and rain comes down at the same time? This is called a “wet microburst”, which packs quite a punch when it comes to

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Quiet in the Atlantic Basin? Don’t Get too Complacent.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Written on 7/18/2016: Tropics Update: We started the late spring somewhat active along the SE United States and western Caribbean for the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2016. Don’t forget – we had an early storm in

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, Rhode Island, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

The Coastal Carolina Nocturnal Jet

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Ever heard the terms “nocturnal jetting”, “overnight jetting” or “evening surge”?  This happens when there is what is called an atmospheric “inversion” in the troposphere that traps a cool layer (radiational cooling of land overnight)

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Water Footprints of TS Bonnie and TS Colin 2016

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is the NASA SPoRT Center Sea Surface Temperature loop that goes from May 20 to present. Notice the cool water up-welling eddies in the Gulf Stream off of the Southeast coast created by both

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Outer Banks of North Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Tropics start out active. Invest 93L discussion w/ Florida in its sights.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is the latest update for Invest 93L, which could become Tropical Storm Colin. Be safe and have a plan this year! ~ Shea Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS Facebook: www.windalert.com and “Shea Gibson – WeatherFlow”

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

Invest 91L could become “Bonnie” next 48hrs.

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson TROPICS UPDATE / WEEKEND OUTLOOK 5/27/16 – 5/29/16: Watching Invest 91L, which is still encountering some residual upper level shear and expected to move into an area more favorable for development as it drifts towards

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

Is El Niño finished?

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by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson As many now, we had quite a strong El Niño develop in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as Sea Surface temperatures soared to 3.1°C above normal (tying the previous record from 1997).  Normal is considered

Posted in Baja Guide, Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Columbia River Gorge, Connecticut, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Los Angeles, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Tropics Waking Up Early for Hurricane Season 2016?

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson We are already watching for potential tropical development along the SE Region just a week before the start of the Hurricane Season 2016 that begins June 1st and runs through November 30th.  With Atlantic basin

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