Category: Southeast & Gulf

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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