Category: Outer Banks

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

Tropics Update: Watching Invest 97L

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. My latest tropical update 9/26/16 at 10:00PM:   Stay safe! Shea Gibson WeatherFlow Meteorologist SE  Region/East Coast/Tropics Outreach & New Weather Station Projects Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS

Omega Block Followed by Fall Temps to the East

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 9/20/2016 The Polar jet is starting to show a couple of strong dips from the north as we head into fall. Two Rossby waves (jet stream dips) are shown forming here that creates what is

Tropics Update 9-18-16 with TD Julia, TS Karl and Invest 96L.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Latest look at the tropics: Stay safe out there! Shea Gibson WeatherFlow Meteorologist/Wind Forecaster SE Region/East Coast/Tropics New Stations Projects & Outreach Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS

2016 Tropics Update: Eastern Atlantic Basin Becoming Active

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson As we head into the last half of August, we typically begin to see the Atlantic basin become more active along the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) and other areas such as the Caribbean and Gulf

Cold Water Upwelling Along Northern OBX

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 7/26/16 We are seeing a couple of cold pools along the northern OBX NC coast right now known as a “Cold Water Upwelling” event.  This is a normal occurrence that shows in small spatial scales along

Wet Macroburst in Chandler, AZ shows 116mph winds.

By WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson Ever been in a thunderstorm and a sudden burst of strong winds and rain comes down at the same time? This is called a “wet microburst”, which packs quite a punch when it comes to

Water Footprints of TS Bonnie and TS Colin 2016

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is the NASA SPoRT Center Sea Surface Temperature loop that goes from May 20 to present. Notice the cool water up-welling eddies in the Gulf Stream off of the Southeast coast created by both

Is El Niño finished?

by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson As many now, we had quite a strong El Niño develop in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as Sea Surface temperatures soared to 3.1°C above normal (tying the previous record from 1997).  Normal is considered

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

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