Category: Chesapeake Bay

Sneaky Outflow Boundary Creates Forecast Complications

By meteorologist Shea Gibson 4/11/2020 On Wednesday, April 8 we had a unique event occur in the morning that goes to show how complex weather systems can totally change a wind forecast very quickly. Specifically, the Tidewater and OBX locales were substantially affected by what is known as an “outflow boundary” or “gust front” for…

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West Coast Wind Blog: Hurricane Irma… a little diversion from west coast winds.

Strongest Atlantic Hurricane ever in recorded history? Updated Wed. Sept 6, 2017 by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com   Update: This first video is the eye of Irma with average winds of 185 mph Tuesday Morning. Fox News has declared that Hurricane Irma is the strongest Atlantic hurricane in history while other meteorological sources say it is the…

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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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West Coast Wind Blog: Far afield for a quick look at…

Super Cyclone Debbie by Mike Godsey, Pretty windy in much of the S. F. Bay Area today. But Kerry, one of the Weatherflow Bay Area meteorologist, has family near Airlee Beach Australia and it is really windy in that area today as super cyclone Debbie kept the nearest sensor above 100 knots. Here is some imagery from…

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Hurricane Matthew update 10-3-16 9:40PM

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson   Stay safe! Shea Gibson SE  Region/East Coast/Tropics Outreach & New Weather Station Projects Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS Facebook: Shea Gibson – WeatherFlow, Chucktown Wind Report

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Major Hurricane Matthew 8AM Update 10/3/16

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 10/3/16 8AM Update on Hurricane #Matthew: Still a Category 4 major hurricane with winds at 130mph, pressure 943mb’s, heading N at 6mph towards western #Haiti and eventually up through eastern #Cuba. Looks like #Jamaica may get spared the stronger core winds. Hurricane Warnings are up for all of these areas. Beyond…

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Major Hurricane Matthew Update 10/1/16

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is my latest video discussion: Until the next update, stay safe! Shea Gibson WeatherFlow Meteorologist SE  Region/East Coast/Tropics Outreach & New Weather Station Projects Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS Facebook: Shea Gibson – WeatherFlow, Chucktown Wind Report

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Warm Caribbean Epipelagic Zone Helps Strengthen Hurricane Matthew to a Cat 3.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Hurricane #Matthew is undergoing rapid intensification right now as it moves across the Caribbean Sea just north of Venezuela/northern tip of Colombia. Winds went from 75mph last night (9/29/16) at 8:00PM to 100mph by 2AM (9/30/16)….and is now a Category 3 Major Hurricane as of the 11AM udpate for today…

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