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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

Cannonballs Fire the First Warming Shot

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Each year, I enjoy finding out when the Cannonball Jellyfish arrive in the Charleston, SC area.  Other than being a delicacy sushi grade for Asian countries… or another one of those things that go “bump” in

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

Those Tricky Fronts – You Can’t Hide!

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson How do we know where cold fronts are actually located? Sometimes using radar scans and satellite imagery can be confusing and “cloud” the issue (below pic using the GRE radar with Water Vapor) But other times,

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

El Niño weakening. What does this mean for the SE/East Coast for winds?

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) values suggest that El Nino region 3.4 is cooling. Current anomalic value is at +2.076, which means that El Nino is now showing signs of weakening as Sea Surface Temps there have fallen the

Posted in Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Outer Banks of North Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia

Sea Breezes in the Southeast Region: Part III – Development and Anatomy

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. In Part I, we discussed the general understanding of how Sea Breezes work. In Part II, we looked at the different classifications of Sea Breezes and how each one works. Now, in Part III, we move

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

2015 Fall Marine Layering Starts

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Well it’s that time of the year for “marine layering” again as water temps have cooled to the upper 60’s to near 70°.  I’ve been recording when marine layering starts for the last 2 years

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

El Niño Wind Prediction for the US East Coast.

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By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. What is El Niño and how will it affect our East Coast wind pattern? El Niño is basically the warming of the equatorial Pacific. Specifically for the effects it causes us in the United States, it’s the warming

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

The October Flooding Event of 2015: An in-depth analysis.

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by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Well. Enough words cannot be said about what just happened here in the SE Region. Specifically to South Carolina. What could have been a “possible” hurricane landfall from Hurricane Joaquin became a rain event of historical

Posted in Coastal South Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina

Joaquin continues to surprise.

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‬ By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Joaquin is now a hurricane and could very well become a major hurricane in the next day or so.  As of 8am this morning on September 30, 2015, winds are up to 75mph and pressure

Posted in Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Georgia, Coastal South Carolina, Delmarva, Long Island/SE New York, Long Island/SE NY, Massachusetts North Coast, New Jersey, Outer Banks of North Carolina, SouthEastern North Carolina, Tidewater Virginia