Author: Shea Gibson

The 2017 Cape Verde Season Begins

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 8/3/17 Tropics Update: The Cape Verde season is getting underway…with the NHC 8AM update giving a strong tropical wave coming off of Africa (#Invest99L) a 30% chance next 48hrs for development….and a 60% chance next 5 days. A break in the Saharan Air Layer (mid level desert dust) and a…

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Using Medium Range Computer Models for Guidance

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Check out the GFS (American model) short to medium range forecast for the North Atlantic Ocean out to 384 hours (16 days). Notice the “H” bouncing around out there. This is the Bermuda-Azores High that waxes and wanes back and forth almost all summer long (and much the year). This…

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June Tropical Activity Stirring in the Atlantic Basin

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson The start of the Atlantic Basin hurricane season is June 1st and goes through November 30th each year. Typically, we might see a few small homegrown or near coastal systems develop along tail end of cold fronts…or warm, moist easterly trade winds helping spawn a few tropical waves into the western…

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Watching the Tropics in March Already.

By WeatherFlow meteorlogist Shea Gibson. There is a bit of a pre-season area of disturbance to be watching for in the tropical Atlantic basin… We are watching this area for Sunday through Tuesday in the western Atlantic as models are coming into more and more agreement for possible tropical activity. The area in question has…

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Early Cannonball Run for Coastal SC in 2017

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson on February 22, 2017. Here we are again with the annual Cannonball Jellyfish update – in February! This year has been quite the anomaly with warmer air temps than normal all the way into late February (4th warmest January on record). Basically, Spring has started to show early this year…

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