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Oct 29 2012

Ooh, swirly!

Take a look at this Wind Map — I see we have gentle zephyrs here in Minnesota, but there’s something strange going on on the east coast.

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  1. 1
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    Ah, Sandy explains why the wind has been from the north the last few days. Its circulation even reaches the Great Lakes.

  2. 2
    Glen Davidson

    Like interesting times, interesting weather isn’t really the best to live through.

    Glen Davidson

  3. 3
    A. R

    Just posted this on PET an hour ago. Great minds!

  4. 4
    Crissa

    It’s so lovely, all this information. You can tell where all the weather is by these lines in and out.

    I wish there was a map for that great wind-storm last November. It was epic.

  5. 5
    Ichthyic

    I like the design. Do they say how the projections are calculated?

    is it just wind speed vectors mapped out, or?

  6. 6
    A. R

    Ichthyic: They use NOAA surface wind monitoring stations, but at for the program that compiles the data, I’m not sure.

  7. 7
    Travis

    I was not sure how this was going to play out up here in Ottawa but I was just out taking some photos and was forced to come back inside due to the wind. It is gusting between 40-60 km/h now causing my tripod bag to run away from me and I feared for my camera’s safety during long exposures as it felt like it might topple over during some of the gusts.

    Not that the weather is that bad, I was just not quite sure how much we would feel and was surprised by how gusty it was.

  8. 8
    ednaz

    Thanks for the Wind Map, PZ.

    Fascinating.

  9. 9
    kevinalexander

    Blowing like Lincoln Zephyrs where I live.

  10. 10
    Gregory in Seattle

    Swirly… I remember those from high school.

  11. 11
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Yar, I’d already seen that. Plus there was the looking outside thing I’ve been doing for hours. Freakin’ nuts.

    Have one of these:
    http://volcanoclast.com/want-to-see-what-a-hurricane-looks-like-on-a-seismometer/

    Or check out this video IRIS map of the Haida Gwaii quake: http://www.iris.edu/spudservice/data/1039472 Not exactly swirly, but sorta maybe?

    Travis: Seen Highway 17 at Wawa?
    http://oncirculation.com/2012/10/30/before-the-perfect-storm/
    Check out the town website. Link in article.

  12. 12
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Sandy will arrive on Thursday and bring us a nor’easter after a day of preliminary rain to soften us up.

  13. 13
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Sandy looks as if it’s moved about 30 miles in the last 9 hours.

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