Category: Southeast & Gulf

Hurricane Isaias Leaves Its Signature on Weatherflow Stations

 by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson Hurricanes don’t come calling often but when they do Weatherflow wants to gather as much data as possible to aid in the study and mitigation of these storms.  With our extensive network of stations, we were able to capture Hurricane Isaias as it rolled up the Eastern Seaboard on August…

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Tropics Becoming More Active Across the Atlantic Basin

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson on 7/20/2020 at ~9:00PM ET. 7/20/2020 Monday 8PM Tropics Update: We are starting to climb into the more active portion of the hurricane season and will begin to see more activity in all areas of the Atlantic basin including now the MDR (main development region). Here are the 3 main…

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Atlantic Basin Getting Primed for Tropical Activity.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 7/19/2020 Well here we are in the middle of July with several areas of the Atlantic basin warming up to optimal sea surface temperatures that support tropical cyclone development.  The magic number for tropical cyclone development is not exact, but is generally pinned right around 26°C or 78.8°F or above….

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Saharan Air Layer June 2020

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 6/30/2020 Well the Sahara Air Layer sure made the news with quite a dazzle this past month (June 2020), but just know that this is normal to see these giant plumes of dust aloft at the mid levels stretch across the Atlantic basin all the way to parts of the…

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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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