Category: Coastal South Carolina

Warm Caribbean Epipelagic Zone Helps Strengthen Hurricane Matthew to a Cat 3.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Hurricane #Matthew is undergoing rapid intensification right now as it moves across the Caribbean Sea just north of Venezuela/northern tip of Colombia. Winds went from 75mph last night (9/29/16) at 8:00PM to 100mph by 2AM

Tropics Update: Watching Invest 97L

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. My latest tropical update 9/26/16 at 10:00PM:   Stay safe! Shea Gibson WeatherFlow Meteorologist SE  Region/East Coast/Tropics Outreach & New Weather Station Projects Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS

Late September Canadian High first of the fall season NE/ENE wedges in the SE Region.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Talk about unsettled weather in the SE Region… You can easily see a temperature difference and cloud line in NC, but there is quite a bit going on here: Screenshot of the GRE image by Daniel

Omega Block Followed by Fall Temps to the East

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 9/20/2016 The Polar jet is starting to show a couple of strong dips from the north as we head into fall. Two Rossby waves (jet stream dips) are shown forming here that creates what is

Tropics Update 9-18-16 with TD Julia, TS Karl and Invest 96L.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Latest look at the tropics: Stay safe out there! Shea Gibson WeatherFlow Meteorologist/Wind Forecaster SE Region/East Coast/Tropics New Stations Projects & Outreach Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS

2016 Tropics Update: Eastern Atlantic Basin Becoming Active

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

Unique Sunbeams Catching Some Attention along the SC Coast.

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,

Wet Macroburst in Chandler, AZ shows 116mph winds.

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

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

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

The Coastal Carolina Nocturnal Jet

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)