Friday, February 25, 2011

Explanation Of Today's Winds

Here is a list of some of the highest gusts from Friday. You can find a full list by clicking on the following links:

Winds are driven by differences in pressure. Today we had a powerful low pressure parked off the coast of Boston. At the same time, a strong area of high pressure settled into the Upper Midwest. The entire Mid-Atlantic region was stuck in the middle of this clash.

Here are the gusts from 4 PM, when we experienced our strongest winds. Around this time our Sky Tracker camera in downtown Richmond recorded a gust of 62 mph! These winds extended all the way north into Pennsylvania and down south into North Carolina.

Our winds will quickly subside tonight as the core of the high pressure nudges closer to our area and the low tracks into the North Atlantic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was indeed very windy out there.