Proposed Coastal Waters Forecast Enhancements – The NWS is looking for our input.

No matter our coastal sport of choice, whether kiteboarding, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, surfing the old-fashioned way, etc., the nature and quality of our day depends heavily on wind direction and speed and wave height, direction, and period. This blog addresses an effort by the NWS to improve the quality and usefulness of their Coastal Waters…

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Bioluminescent Waves Light up Southern California Beaches

by Meteorologist Kerry Anderson, Video and photography by Taro Amano. Last night I stood on the sand at Zuma Beach and witnessed the greatest light show I have seen (sorry Disney, nature trumps anything you can produce).  The combination of a full moon and light eddy circulation made for perfect conditions to view bioluminescent algae…

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Tornado Outbreak in SC on 4/13/2020: Intermittent Long Track Tornado Shows EF-2 Winds at a WeatherFlow Sensor

Update 4/27/20: Per the US National Weather Service Charleston, SC: “The Hampton County, SC tornado from 4/13 has been upgraded to an EF-4 tornado. It becomes the first F/EF-4 on record in the Lowcountry region of SC and the first F/EF-4 tornado in SC since 11/7/1995 (Marion County).” On Monday morning, April 13th, we saw…

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Sneaky Outflow Boundary Creates Forecast Complications

By meteorologist Shea Gibson 4/11/2020 On Wednesday, April 8 we had a unique event occur in the morning that goes to show how complex weather systems can totally change a wind forecast very quickly. Specifically, the Tidewater and OBX locales were substantially affected by what is known as an “outflow boundary” or “gust front” for…

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Mystery Fog Bank Drifts Into the SC Coast on 3/27/20.

By WeatherFlow meteorologist Shea Gibson written on 3/29/20. Lots of folks on the water (and meteorologists alike) saw a fog bank encroach the coastline late Friday afternoon and into the evening. It was rather peculiar because we generally would see a marine layer (fog) build along the coast as ambient air temps surpass the water…

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