Category: Coastal South Carolina

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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Watching the Gulf of Mexico for Potential Tropical Development

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Tuesday, October 2, 2018 As we start the month of October, we are still very much in an active portion of the hurricane season, which does not formally end until November 30th of each year. The Tropical Cyclone Climatology graph below represents where we currently are on the timeline in…

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