Category: Rhode Island

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

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

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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

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

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

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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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

WeatherFlow Blog- Meteorologist Saved Days

This is where our Meteorologists will post topics for their discussion and to share concepts that we observe and help better understand the complexities of predicting winds in the areas that we focus on.   Not all posts will have

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