Author: Shea Gibson

Too early for tropical development off the SE coast? All eyes on the Gulf Stream.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. We’re getting warmed up here in the pre-season and lots of sites are discussing possible  tropical development with all the model agreement. ECMWF (European), GFS (American) and CMC (Canadian) computer models all continue to have this closed Low developing along the Gulf Stream and deepening off our coast. These are for…

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Gulf Stream surge brings the Cannonballs back early in 2015.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Original article from 5/6/14: http://blog.weatherflow.com/cannonball-jellyfish-signify-the-end-of-marine-layering-along-sc-coast/ Last year, we saw the Cannonball Jellyfish arrive as Sea Surface Temperatures (SST’s) climbed into the 70’s at the beginning of May. This year- they arrived earlier- specifically April 11th/12th along a ENE flow from a nearby surge in the Gulf Stream. Other than being a delicacy…

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Undulatus asperatus Clouding Raises Eyebrows in the SE Region.

by Weatherflow meteorologist Shea Gibson On March 30, 2015, Mother Nature put on quite a show in the lowlands of SC and GA as a relatively new classification of cloud types called Undulatus asperatus (Latin for “agitated waves”) rippled through the sky – appearing as rolling waves with incredible marbling effects.  These are often known to follow in the…

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Smoke on the Water: Early Arctic Blast to the SE Region shows post-Halloween spooky effects.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. On November 1, 2014, we had quite a unique winter event occur in the SE Region. There have been quite a few anomalies in the weather this year pointing towards a stronger winter pattern in the south, with this event in particular sparking an unusual surge of cold arctic air and wintry precipitation into SC/GA. A cold…

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