Author: Shea Gibson

Anatomy of lee-side trough/piedmont trough, convergence zone and fairly solid regional Sea Breeze all put together.

…by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 6-6-14 Ingredients for a near-perfect Sea Breeze in the Southeast. June 3 – June 5 we saw a moderate Sea Breeze build all along the SE coast, with June 4 being very consistent all day and into the night, where nocturnal jetting kept the higher numbers through Thursday AM. Two…

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Piedmont Trough increases the Sea Breeze along the SC/NC coast 5/27/14.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Tuesday, May 27 showed an interesting setup with lee-side troughing converging with piedmont trough that developed during diurnal heating. The mid state areas, with their respective sandhills and clays/loams, gave rise to mid state circulations that enhanced the gradient during Sea Breezing. A dual core High started the day out,…

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Cannonball Jellyfish signify the end of marine layering along SC coast?

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 5/6/14 Seems weird doesn’t it that we can get a visual on Sea Surface Temp’s reaching certain values from a migrating jellyfish? Observed over the weekend were Cannonball Jellyfish on the beach ,which typically live in waters at or near 73.6°.  Seems uninteresting to say the least, but these random blobs…

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Subtropical Ridging effects in the SE Region.

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson From April 11 – April 14, High pressure entered from the Gulf, expanded across FL/GA and out into the Atlantic north of Bermuda, where it slightly built around the center and then became flattened by two areas of troughing to the north and south. To the north, a stronger frontal…

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SE Region packs early rounds of NE’erlies in September + anatomy of an isolated forecast event 9/14/13.

Early Northeasterly wind events unfold along the SE Region Forecast Blog by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 10/16/13. With this year showing many differences from the years past, we have additionally seen an early arrival of Canadian High’s push NE winds into the SE Region multiple times during this early fall Sept 2013 season. Typically we…

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