Tuesday in GLCCSchool: Invisible Forces that Create the Wind

dancline - March 27, 2015

Do you ever wonder why some days are windier than others? Or, why at noon you're having a great day out on the water but by early afternoon Zeus is making you wish you were at a lee anchorage or your marina? Mariners have attempted to explain the capricious nature of the wind for thousands of years. On Tuesday, March 24, at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central, meteorologist Mark Thornton of LakeErieWX, will examine the atmospheric forces that control the wind in his webinar, Invisible Forces That Create the Wind. Click here for more information and to register for class.

You’ll learn about the flow of the wind around areas of high and low pressure and how wind speed is influenced by the pressure gradient force. In addition, we’ll examine the dynamics that produce gusty conditions along with small-scale and short-lived wind features such as lake and land breezes and thunderstorm downdrafts. The webinar will introduce a variety of web-based wind resources to improve your wind forecasting skills.