Category: Coastal South Carolina

Fluky Conditions in VA

Just caught a good example in the VA area of conditions that reflect two of my staple bullet points in synoptic setups such as the one we are seeing today.  (*Heads up for fluky conditions / shifty directions as each synoptic feature changes position / gains and or loses influence) and (*Showers and or thunderstorms…

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SE Region packs early rounds of NE’erlies in September + anatomy of an isolated forecast event 9/14/13.

Early Northeasterly wind events unfold along the SE Region Forecast Blog by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 10/16/13. With this year showing many differences from the years past, we have additionally seen an early arrival of Canadian High’s push NE winds into the SE Region multiple times during this early fall Sept 2013 season. Typically we…

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Gust Front / Outflow Boundary

This snapshot of wind observations combined with a radar image of storms moving through NJ from W to E is a good example of a gust front / outflow boundary increasing our wind speeds out ahead of approaching storms.  A gust front / outflow boundary is simply a storm scale mass of cold / cool…

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New tropical wave out in Atlantic

Using this loop over inter-tropical convergence zone – I’ve been watching a low level circ for the last day or so, and now it has become an area of interest. http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/mimic-tpw/natl/anim/latest72hrs.gif With strong Bermuda High remaining in control over Atlantic, this could be a system worth watching over the next few days. Very low chance…

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Blocking High Pressure by Dave Breckenridge

The recent synoptic setup lately provides us with a good example of a blocking high entrenched out in the Atlantic.  A blocking high is simply an area of high pressure that is relatively stationary for an extended period of time. The series of surface maps below show the blocking high staying put through Saturday morning as it…

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WeatherFlow Blog- Meteorologist Saved Days

This is where our Meteorologists will post topics for their discussion and to share concepts that we observe and help better understand the complexities of predicting winds in the areas that we focus on.   Not all posts will have answers, but all are aimed at stimulating discussion.   If you wish to comment on…

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