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Eastern Long Island Sound- cloud induced compression zone?

Here is one of those days where I just bowed to mother nature and said, “You won this round”.     The setup here is a strong ridge of High pressure dominating the eastern seaboard which pretty much rules out

Posted in Connecticut, Rhode Island

Sea Breeze Coupling for inner RI Waters and Buzzards Bay

Quite common in the early summer setups are these high pressure surface ridges that just… barely…nudge…. off.. the… coast.    People don’t believe me when I say yes there are situations with Rhode Island will see stronger winds than Cape

Posted in Cape Cod, Rhode Island

Strong sea breeze engine in northern Narraganset Bay.

The cold water temps of this Spring are producing quite a strong engine for thermal assisted sea breezes.   One area the typically is a firecracker for the sea breezes is the inner passages for Rhode Island.   Today I

Posted in Cape Cod, Connecticut, Rhode Island

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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, Weather Blog

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

Southern RI waters SW surge on a “weak wind” day.

We suspected this might happen today.    Our briefing last night we mentioned it might, and in the update this morning we increased our forecast numbers for Pt. Judith.   Good thing we did! In these post frontal days, we

Posted in Rhode Island

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

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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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, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

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