Category: Massachusetts North Coast

SAL-ty Atlantic: The Saharan Air Layer Part III

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. As a quick recap, The Intertropical Convergence Zone where tropical storms form, or the “ITCZ”,  is heavily impacted by the Saharan Air Layer (or “SAL”), which is a dust layer off the western African coast along the lower

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SAL-ty Atlantic: The Saharan Air Layer Part II

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson For SAL-ty Atlantic Part I of this series, please see: http://blog.weatherflow.com/sal-ty-atlantic-the-saharan-air-layer/ For SAL-ty Atlantic Part III of this series, please see: http://blog.weatherflow.com/sal-ty-atlantic-part-iii/ So far, the Atlantic Season has seen two named storms: CAT 2 Hurricane Arthur – 

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SAL-ty Atlantic: The Saharan Air Layer

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 6/25/14 See part II of this series here: http://blog.weatherflow.com/sal-ty-atlantic-the-saharan-air-layer-part-ii/ See part III of this series here: http://blog.weatherflow.com/sal-ty-atlantic-part-iii/ The “Dusty Tongue” of the Sahara keeps the northern ITCZ and Eastern Caribbean dried out through June 2014. The Saharan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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