Weather Questions tagged “winds” (remove tag filter)
Question: What is the height of the anemometer at RDU? I assume it's the standard 10m, but can't find the station metadata to confirm. Also, daily average wind speed readings go back to 1984 - was the anemometer always at 10m? — Hunter
Question: Why doesn't the temperature drop at night when it is windy? When I go outside and the wind is blowing it makes me cold! — Maj Kerr, Wake Forest
Question: What causes the wind to die down when the sun goes down? — Belinda Phelps
Question: You ran a story on 6/25/13 about how the polar jet stream is often the root cause of unusual weather patterns. Where can I find a map of the jet stream on any given day? I haven't been able to find one on your website. — Kirk
Question: What are the historical data for derecho storms in the Triangle area? — Cecilia Romascanu
Question: How do you confirm a tornado hit in a specific area? I have a bunch of trees (6 or 7) that were destroyed in the storm Thursday night June 13th. They fell in a strange pattern, in different directions with pieces of a tree on top that wasn't close to the tree that it is on top of. How does this happen? — Darlene
Question: When a tropical storm like Andrea moves at 45 mph, why do we not see at least 45 mph constant winds? — Jeff Johnston
Question: What is the prevailing wind direction for the city of Holly Springs? — Ken Ritchey
Question: I need some clarification on something. The Tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma back in 1999 was an F5 or EF5 now. I have heard that it had the highest winds ever recorded on earth at 318mph. So why is it when you do a search and find that the highest winds ever recorded on earth came from a cyclone named Olivia in Australia at 250mph? — David
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