Windy Day!

WOW! The wind is really blowing hard today! The wind is always higher during the dry season. However, this year there has been less wind than I remember. Maybe today it is trying to make up for previous days.

7 thoughts on “Windy Day!

  1. Let’s see, generating a lot of hot air will cause that air to rise bringing a horizontal inflow of wind to that spot. Is that what’s happening Don?

  2. Down here near Las Tablas the wind has been blowing at 40-60 knots most every day the past 5n weeks. The good news is we haven’t used the AC in 2 months. The nights are chilly and the days are hot but the wind keeps it fairly cool. I’ve been here about 7 years and don’t remember the winds being this strong for this long.

  3. I guess we’ll be prepared for our visit next month. Here in Fort Worth today:
    72°F
    22°C

    Humidity 25%
    Wind Speed NW 17 G 44 mph
    Barometer 29.84 in
    Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
    Visibility 10.00 mi
    And this in February! We have had a Panama kind of winter mostly. Still have to get through March.

  4. I don’t think that the wind speeds were really 40-60 knots. Here is a table of what that would look like.
    Windspeed In Knots Description Visible Condition
    0 Calm Smoke rises vertically
    1 – 4 Light Air Direction of wind shown by smoke but not by wind vanes
    4 – 7 Light Breeze Wind felt on face; leaves rustle; ordinary wind vane moved by wind
    8 – 12 Gentle Breeze Leaves and small twigs in constant motion; wind extends light flag
    13 – 18 Moderate Breeze Raises dust, loose paper and; small branches are moved
    19 – 24 Fresh Breeze Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland water
    25 – 31 Strong Breeze Large branches in motion; telephone wires whistle; umbrellas used with difficulty
    32 – 38 Moderate Gale Whole trees in motion; inconvenience in walking against wind
    39 – 46 Fresh Gale Breaks twigs off trees; generally impedes progress

    47 – 54 Strong Gale Slight structural damage occurs; chimney pots and slates removed
    55 – 63 Whole Gale Trees uprooted; considerable structural damage occurs
    64 – 72 Storm Very rarely experienced; accompanied by widespread damage
    73+ Hurricane Devastation occurs
    Just saying!

  5. Yep…that’s about right…32-63kt winds here. We lost a gigantic tree here the other day and it has cleared most of the tiles and tin roofs off that aren’t anchored correctly. Many of our coco palms have suffered and our banana and platino plants as well.

    So Sunny….hows that for your wind speed chart.

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