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Old 12-19-2008, 08:08 AM
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Right now we've got a winter storm rolling through, it's coming from approximately the S/S/W w/ 30 - 35 mph winds. For all intense purposes lets just say I live in the middle of a corn field, in other words there really isn't anything around me to effect the direction of the wind. So if the storm/ winds are supposedly coming from the S/S/W why then do I look out the window and see the winds/ snow coming pretty much directly out of the East? I have seen this with summer rains as well. Does this mean I live in some sort of geological eddy to the main weather pattern current/ path? ;?
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i think i remember this from high school science...maybe not exactly right, but should be close: most storms are caused by low pressure systems with counter-clockwise rotation. so, although the storm as a whole may be moving from west to east, it is also rotating (think about a hurricane...just on a smaller scale). it's all about the pressure differentials...the air moves from an area of higher pressure (which is normally east of you) to lower pressure (the direction the storm is coming from).
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So, the wind is from both the S/S/W and from the East? If its from the East the low presure is passing below you and you are in the middle of the storm. If its from the SSW the thing is just at the beginning and passing slightly above you. At the end of the storm does the wind shift to from the North? This is called the LGLEWDD [pronounced logglewood] (Local Great Lake Effect Wind Direction Dichotomy).

Either that or it has something to do with (Loch) Nessee.

I think.

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The storm as a unit, is coming from ssw but it is a moving whirlpool. The winds are swirling around the center like a hurricane, in a counter-clockwise direction. What you register as wind direction will depend on what edge of the storm hits you.

But... I'm not a meteorologist so it just might be the Loch Ness Monster.
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If I listened to the weather man I would never go fishing.
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It is because of global warming. As soon as Al turns off all use of hydrocarbon things will return to normal.

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The wind doesn't always BLOW, sometimes it SUCKS...................

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when the wind comes from the south (in our usa hemisphere) means the storm is the strongest and will pass soon

also a wind from the south blows north, i is reverse when u look at weather charts

yes low pressure systems are clock wise, highs are counter
that is why l pressure always track n/ne
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I think it flows clockwise around a high....
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LI Sound Grunt - 12/20/2008 4:16 PM

I think it flows clockwise around a high....
yes ur right
i forgot to check my post, lol

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