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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

That Mischievous Subtropical Jet!

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Yesterday, May 10, 2016, seemed like a fairly quiet day in the Charleston weather world with seemingly overcast/cloudy skies keeping the hotter air temps down while weakening the Sea Breeze along the coast.  However, things

Posted in Coastal South Carolina

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 of wind than others? Why would the wind be higher near sandbars/shallow waters than right at the beach? Why would there be

Posted in Coastal South Carolina