Category: Outer Banks

Major Hurricane Matthew 8AM Update 10/3/16

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 10/3/16 8AM Update on Hurricane #Matthew: Still a Category 4 major hurricane with winds at 130mph, pressure 943mb’s, heading N at 6mph towards western #Haiti and eventually up through eastern #Cuba. Looks like #Jamaica may get spared the stronger core winds. Hurricane Warnings are up for all of these areas. Beyond…

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Major Hurricane Matthew Update 10/1/16

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is my latest video discussion: Until the next update, stay safe! Shea Gibson WeatherFlow Meteorologist SE  Region/East Coast/Tropics Outreach & New Weather Station Projects Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS Facebook: Shea Gibson – WeatherFlow, Chucktown Wind Report

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Warm Caribbean Epipelagic Zone Helps Strengthen Hurricane Matthew to a Cat 3.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Hurricane #Matthew is undergoing rapid intensification right now as it moves across the Caribbean Sea just north of Venezuela/northern tip of Colombia. Winds went from 75mph last night (9/29/16) at 8:00PM to 100mph by 2AM (9/30/16)….and is now a Category 3 Major Hurricane as of the 11AM udpate for today…

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Tropics Update: Watching Invest 97L

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. My latest tropical update 9/26/16 at 10:00PM:   Stay safe! Shea Gibson WeatherFlow Meteorologist SE  Region/East Coast/Tropics Outreach & New Weather Station Projects Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS

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Omega Block Followed by Fall Temps to the East

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 9/20/2016 The Polar jet is starting to show a couple of strong dips from the north as we head into fall. Two Rossby waves (jet stream dips) are shown forming here that creates what is called an “Omega Block” Ω – this shows two upper Lows pinched off in the…

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2016 Tropics Update: Eastern Atlantic Basin Becoming Active

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson As we head into the last half of August, we typically begin to see the Atlantic basin become more active along the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) and other areas such as the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.  Right now there are 3 areas being monitored as activity has ramped up…

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Wet Macroburst in Chandler, AZ shows 116mph winds.

By WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson Ever been in a thunderstorm and a sudden burst of strong winds and rain comes down at the same time? This is called a “wet microburst”, which packs quite a punch when it comes to the strong winds associated with them. They can be particularly dangerous for airplanes and can…

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Water Footprints of TS Bonnie and TS Colin 2016

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Here is the NASA SPoRT Center Sea Surface Temperature loop that goes from May 20 to present. Notice the cool water up-welling eddies in the Gulf Stream off of the Southeast coast created by both ‪Tropical Storm Bonnie‬ and ‪Tropical Storm Colin‬. We could say “footprints” over the water in this…

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