Sunday, April 02, 2017

What's Up With That Wind!?!?

Holy cow! The rain ended and the wind started! Walnut Ridge had 5 mph winds at 7:30 PM and 52 mph at 8:05 PM and there were no thunderstorms! So, what happened? It was a "wake low". A wake low forms when the air sinks behind an area of rain. That air typically warms slightly and increases this low that forms. The pressure DROPS and the winds INCREASE. You can see this when you look at the 5 minute observations from Walnut Ridge. The top line is from 8:55 PM and the bottom line is 7:25. Notice the temperature also went up from 57° to 61°:

I would write more, but the 10:00 News is coming on soon!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fascinating thank you!