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2016 Tropics Update: Eastern Atlantic Basin Becoming Active

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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

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, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Rhode Island, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Cold Water Upwelling Along Northern OBX

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 7/26/16 We are seeing a couple of cold pools along the northern OBX NC coast right now known as a “Cold Water Upwelling” event.  This is a normal occurrence that shows in small spatial scales along

Posted in Outer Banks of North Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Wet Microburst in Chandler, AZ shows 116mph winds.

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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

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, 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

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

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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

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, Rhode Island, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Water Footprints of TS Bonnie and TS Colin 2016

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is the NASA SPoRT Center Sea Surface Temperature loop that goes from May 20 to present. Notice the cool water up-welling eddies in the Gulf Stream off of the Southeast coast created by both

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Outer Banks of North Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Tropics start out active. Invest 93L discussion w/ Florida in its sights.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is the latest update for Invest 93L, which could become Tropical Storm Colin. Be safe and have a plan this year! ~ Shea Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS Facebook: www.windalert.com and “Shea Gibson – WeatherFlow”

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Is El Niño finished?

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by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson As many now, we had quite a strong El Niño develop in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as Sea Surface temperatures soared to 3.1°C above normal (tying the previous record from 1997).  Normal is considered

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

Tropics Waking Up Early for Hurricane Season 2016?

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson We are already watching for potential tropical development along the SE Region just a week before the start of the Hurricane Season 2016 that begins June 1st and runs through November 30th.  With Atlantic basin

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Sea Breezing from NC to Louisiana

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson It’s getting warmer in the SE Region. which means our Sea Breezes are becoming more pronounced. Very visible on satellite imagery today! Wanna see something “cool”? Check out the Sea Breeze lines showing all along

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Never Forget the Short Wave!

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson In weather, the “Northeast Wedge” is no unfamiliar guest to us that live along the Eastern seaboard of the United States that see elongated periods of driving NE winds and beach erosional processes. We frequently see

Posted in Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina