Category: Coastal South Carolina

Cloud Streeting

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson on 11/22/2020. This is what cool Canadian northerly air diving down over warmer Atlantic waters looks like. It is called “horizonal convective rolling” or “cloud streeting” where cool, condensed air sinks over a more buoyant, warm and moist environment that is capped at the surface. The thermal lifting process then…

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Subsidence and How it Can Affect Winds

We hear the term “subsidence” is weather every once in  awhile. But what is it? To understand that, we have to know that it is usually associated with robust areas, or “domes” of High pressure. Warm moist air that has been lifted high up in the atmosphere by cold fronts and/or central Low pressure(s) eventually…

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Hurricane Delta Rapid Intensification 10/5/20 – 10/6/20

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 10/6/20 This year has certainly shown a very active hurricane season, and it is not over officially until November 30th. We are currently in the Greek alphabet on Hurricane Delta, which has exploded in strength over the last 36 hours. As of 8AM Monday morning (10/5/20), winds were only at…

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Understanding Hurricane Names in the Atlantic Basin

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson on 9/9/2020 We certainly had a tough time this year pronouncing the name “Isaias”, which led to several meteorologists stumbling over the name at least once or twice during discussions. But this also sparked interest in how these names are picked, what other names are on the list and how…

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End of August 2020 and Tropics Heating up Again.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson on 8/30/2020 We have certainly see quite a bit of activity in the month of June, including a US landfall over western Lousiana by a major CAT 4 Hurricane Laura on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Many records have been broken this year with getting to early names in the alphabet…

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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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