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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 Massachusetts North Coast

What people said about the Baja Human Forecasts 2013/14

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

Nocturnal breeze touches down briefly into Boston Harbor.

We anticipated this might happen the night before as the upper level plots were showing significant early flow.    Sometimes we can see the land breezes tap into this flow early on then soon as the sun comes up, the

Posted in Cape Cod, Massachusetts North Coast

Fluky Conditions in VA

Just caught a good example in the VA area of conditions that reflect two of my staple bullet points in synoptic setups such as the one we are seeing today.  (*Heads up for fluky conditions / shifty directions as each

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, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia, Weather Blog

Prefrontal Troughing the Scourge of the Wind Junkie

So you may be thinking to yourself…  There’s a cold front approaching our area from the W, so I just might get a session in today.  Well, in an ideal approaching cold front setup with a strong well positioned center

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Connecticut, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Weather Blog

Surprise (kind of) SSW surge for Boston through Cape Ann.

Model to model consistency is often something we use to measure confidence in a specific feature.   Sometimes it works… and sometimes it doesn’t… like today.    In today’s forecast I should have stuck with my original hunches from last

Posted in Cape Cod, Massachusetts North Coast

Gust Front / Outflow Boundary

This snapshot of wind observations combined with a radar image of storms moving through NJ from W to E is a good example of a gust front / outflow boundary increasing our wind speeds out ahead of approaching storms.  A

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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, Ontario- Simcoe, Ontario: Lake Erie, Ontario: Lake Ontario, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tidewater Virginia, Weather Blog

Conflicting forces on the MA Northcoast

What a tough call today for the MA North coast.  We had a prevailing WNW flow much of the day and no model really showed consistency on the amount of flow aloft.   Our questions in these kinds of days

Posted in Cape Cod, Massachusetts North Coast

Blocking High Pressure by Dave Breckenridge

The recent synoptic setup lately provides us with a good example of a blocking high entrenched out in the Atlantic.  A blocking high is simply an area of high pressure that is relatively stationary for an extended period of time.

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Gusty Afternoon in Bean Town

Prepared by Meteorologist: Matt Corey These Spring days in New England often see healthy areas of Low pressure the sweep off to the north into Nova Scotia.  Computer models have improved over the years but still struggle to handle the

Posted in Cape Cod, Massachusetts North Coast, Rhode Island