Weather Questions tagged “winds” (remove tag filter)
Question: You and Mike have trained us well that wind follows along the isobars on your weather maps. It flows clockwise around highs and counter clockwise around lows. (I suspect in the northern hemisphere only.) I accept this by rote coming from you two experts. However, (you could guess that was coming!) why doesn't wind flow from the center of high pressure to the center of low pressure? On your maps this would be perpendicular to the isobars! If the pressure is equal between two nearby points, why would the wind blow at all! I fill a balloon by creating high pressure in my mouth and cause the air to flow into the balloon as long as the pressure in my mouth is above that of the balloon. Please reconcile what is the conventional meteorological wisdom of isobars and wind and my gut feel about high and low pressure. — Dan Blum
Question: What temperature does wind chill start being calculated, and how does it work? — Michael Ward
Question: I recently saw a program which referenced California's Santa Ana winds. It stated that air is heated as it comes down the mountain sides. It showed hot winds whipping around and their wildfire danger threat. But I always thought that hot air rises instead of descends? — Terry
Question: Around 12:15am on Nov 17, 2010 we heard a very loud roaring. We live in Garner. This was during a thunderstorm warning. My family took shelter in our interior bath because we thought it must be a tornado, but none have been reported. What else could this sound have been? Is there such a thing as a down swell of wind that lasts around 2 min that would have made such a loud noise? — Charlene
Question: When you give the wind direction, is it the direction it is coming from or the direction it is going. I am sure no one has asked a question this dumb before so please don't use my name in giving your answer. — J.C.
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