Category: Southeast & Gulf

Pacific named storm crossing into the Atlantic basin? Likely will not keep the name, but could threaten the Gulf Coast in time. We explain.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson on Sunday May 31, 2020. Earlier this morning, the first named storm of the seasoned formed in the eastern north Pacific: Tropical Storm Amanda Winds 35kts gusting to 45kts As of 4PM CDT today from the NHC Eastern Pacific, the storm became a remnant low and the last advisory was…

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Proposed Coastal Waters Forecast Enhancements – The NWS is looking for our input.

No matter our coastal sport of choice, whether kiteboarding, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, surfing the old-fashioned way, etc., the nature and quality of our day depends heavily on wind direction and speed and wave height, direction, and period. This blog addresses an effort by the NWS to improve the quality and usefulness of their Coastal Waters…

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Tornado Outbreak in SC on 4/13/2020: Intermittent Long Track Tornado Shows EF-2 Winds at a WeatherFlow Sensor

Update 4/27/20: Per the US National Weather Service Charleston, SC: “The Hampton County, SC tornado from 4/13 has been upgraded to an EF-4 tornado. It becomes the first F/EF-4 on record in the Lowcountry region of SC and the first F/EF-4 tornado in SC since 11/7/1995 (Marion County).” On Monday morning, April 13th, we saw…

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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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Mystery Fog Bank Drifts Into the SC Coast on 3/27/20.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson written on 3/29/20. Lots of folks on the water (and meteorologists alike) saw a fog bank encroach the coastline late Friday afternoon and into the evening. It was rather peculiar because we generally would see a marine layer (fog) build along the coast as ambient air temps surpass the water…

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CAD Burn Down Event

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 3/26/2020 Ever heard of CAD? It is a term in meteorology known as “cold air damming”, where cool dense air settles under an area of High pressure under a blanket of thick stratiform clouds (mid to low level clouds). Along the East Coast, we see that this cool body of…

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West Coast Wind Blog: We owe it all to a Cut-Off Low as Baja winds ramp up.

by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com With a bit of luck and a Cut-Off Low that behaves according to the models we see a 3-5 day El Norte blow for La Ventana and Los Barriles, Baja Sur. This graphic for Saturday Nov. 30, 2019, shows the setup. 1. First, notice the huge storm over the mid-USA. This…

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8/29/10 Thursday Night 9:15PM ET Discussion on Hurricane Dorian

By WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson Discussion viewable on Facebook Live: 8/29/19 Thursday 9:15PM ET Hurricane Dorian Discussion Posted by Shea Gibson – Meteorologist on Thursday, August 29, 2019   Stay safe and cheers from us at WeatherFlow! Shea Gibson SE/East Coast Wind Forecasting New Station Project/ Outreach Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS Facebook: Shea Gibson – WeatherFlow

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West Coast Wind Blog: Where to go for Baja winter winds.

Where to go for Baja winter winds: by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com First, don’t confuse the April-Oct. down-the-line wave riding at Punta San Carlos and the other spots on the Baja Pacific coast with Sea of Cortez kiting and windsurfing. Different season, different crowd, and scant wave riding except when there is exceptionally big swell that breaks…

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