Ya'll got HUGE tumbleweeds out there in Texas. They have to get blown
into cars/trucks and houses with wind like that. Is it ever problematic?
I am baffled by this Mt. Washington place (the highest peak in the NE)
Here is the wind summary for Jan. '01:
Average for the Month: 32.4 MPH
Departure from Normal: -13.9 MPH
Peak Gust: 123 MPH from the northwest (January 11)
Days with 73 MPH or More: 11
Days with 100 MPH or More: 2
Isn't that nuts? It surely would drive you nuts to be around that much
wind, not to mention the cold!
There are a bunch of good sized lakes in the foothills of New Hamshire
and Maine near Mt. Washington...must be some sailing to be had at times.
> Great animation and data. Between 6:00 am local and noon, the low got
> completely wound up here and exceeded our predictions. The west winds
> across the Panhandle and plains were STRONG! We have a funnel effect that
> always helps us get a little pinching effect that focussed that puppy right
> on us. Tomorrow is back to a normal 5 to 25 "who knows" kind of day.
> By the way, there would have been no dodging those gusts. When it's too
> hard to walk and you have to squat down to make progress, I'm past the
> chicken stage. I am in the fraidy cat stage. If this thing holds together,
> the Northeast is in for a real blow. I do not see how it can intensify over
> land like the animation says. I think it formed early, around 1600 UT here.
> > Charles,
> > You doing any "chicken" jibes to dodge those gusts?
> > I did a little research on this wind generator:
> > http://www.surfingsports.com/f_pres_US_eta.asp?
> > Stop the animation and forward it frame by frame...12hr increments.
> > You can check out the wind barbs and isobars quite clearly for the
> > entire U.S.
> > Holy shmoly!!!! This puppy is a Low pressure cell and it's all wound up!
> > Come Monday in the Northeast.....lord almighty!
> > The winds at Mt. Washington will be off the scale.
> > WARDOG
> > http://www.surfingsports.com
> > > Well, a call to the weather bureau says the winds are only 42 mph. But
> > > at the sailing club, several miles away and right on the leeshore where
> > > wind is funneled down the lake for a few miles, I sat watching the
> > > anemometer steady at 51 to 53 mph and gusts into the 60's. Maximum I
> > > was 67 mph with several at 65 mph. Lowest reading over about 30
> > > while trying to gain courage to see if I was going to sail, was 47 mph.
> > > cannot carry a board to the water in those kinds of winds, much less rig
> > > I'm not sure you could wear a baggy drysuit and stand up. Its been goin
> > > like this for hours. People are tying down their cruisers. We have
> > > winds but this is crazy with no storm anywhere in sight. West Texas is
> > > strange.
> > > So how do you jibe in such conditions? Easy. You get in your car and
> > > carefully try to go home. As the wind comes across the tail of the car
> > > (SUV) you bear off on the new tack, but be prepared to brake if your
> > > picks up to much. Tacking requires more accelerator, but it's much the
> > > same. Wait until you have sufficient forward speed, then you turn the
> > > slowly until the car comes around to the new tack. Just as in
> > > there is a forbidden zone dead into the wind where your gas mileage is
> > > really poor. Since water starting your SUV is not recommended, I advise
> > > doing a broad reach across the dam, try to stay on the side roads.
> > > CI