Category: Tidewater Virginia

Is El Niño finished?

by WeatherFlow Meteorologist Shea Gibson As many now, we had quite a strong El Niño develop in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean as Sea Surface temperatures soared to 3.1°C above normal (tying the previous record from 1997).  Normal is considered as 28°C or ~82.4°F. The focus now is shifting towards a La Nina this year, in…

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El Niño weakening. What does this mean for the SE/East Coast for winds?

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) values suggest that El Nino region 3.4 is cooling. Current anomalic value is at +2.076, which means that El Nino is now showing signs of weakening as Sea Surface Temps there have fallen the lowest since August 2015. The prediction is for SST’s continuing to fall, with Neutral phasing…

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El Niño Wind Prediction for the US East Coast.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. What is El Niño and how will it affect our East Coast wind pattern? El Niño is basically the warming of the equatorial Pacific. Specifically for the effects it causes us in the United States, it’s the warming of water surface temps above normal along the eastern Equatorial Pacific. The higher sea surface…

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Joaquin continues to surprise.

‬ By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. Joaquin is now a hurricane and could very well become a major hurricane in the next day or so.  As of 8am this morning on September 30, 2015, winds are up to 75mph and pressure down to 970mb’s. Movement SW at 6mph towards the Bahamas. Models currently still trend westwards…

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The Journey of Joaquin

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson Mixed bag of …..man what a mess. Joaquin expected to meander a couple or 3 days then make a move while slowly strengthening. NHC still betting on the West over to North turn. Could slide SW and strengthen near the Bahamas for a good tan and a fresh Mojito…then get…

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Hurricane history in the making.

Unusual hurricane pattens in Hawaiian and Cabo Verde Islands. Take a look at the animation below of the 4 hurricanes currently transiting Hawaiian waters south of the North Pacific High. Never in recorded history has there been 4 hurricanes at the same time in these waters. Meteorologically speaking having 4 hurricanes at the same time…

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SAL-ty Atlantic: The Saharan Air Layer Part III

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson. As a quick recap, The Intertropical Convergence Zone where tropical storms form, or the “ITCZ”,  is heavily impacted by the Saharan Air Layer (or “SAL”), which is a dust layer off the western African coast along the lower and mid levels of the atmosphere. This dry, dusty more stable air rides just over the…

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SAL-ty Atlantic: The Saharan Air Layer Part II

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson For SAL-ty Atlantic Part I of this series, please see: http://blog.weatherflow.com/sal-ty-atlantic-the-saharan-air-layer/ For SAL-ty Atlantic Part III of this series, please see: http://blog.weatherflow.com/sal-ty-atlantic-part-iii/ So far, the Atlantic Season has seen two named storms: CAT 2 Hurricane Arthur –  which formed off the SE coast and made landfall over coastal NC… and Hurricane Bertha,…

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SAL-ty Atlantic: The Saharan Air Layer

by WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson 6/25/14 See part II of this series here: http://blog.weatherflow.com/sal-ty-atlantic-the-saharan-air-layer-part-ii/ See part III of this series here: http://blog.weatherflow.com/sal-ty-atlantic-part-iii/ The “Dusty Tongue” of the Sahara keeps the northern ITCZ and Eastern Caribbean dried out through June 2014. The Saharan Air Layer, or SAL, is fed by Easterly mid-level jetting over the deserts of Africa…

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Baja Guide

Baja Guide Links Daily Human Forecast Home  | Why Baja blows | Feedback: Baja forecast | | Road Rules |  Driving Down | Where to go. | | Food & Water | Camping| Resorts | Money, insurance, pets | Hurricane Diary | Windless days | East Cape driving maps | Fish/Surf | Baja photos | Driving down Baja this season? Be sure to see all the updates with close up maps and places to stay. Use the Driving Down link. A Baja trip is not just…

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