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It’s windy outside! Why is that?
What causes the wind to blow so hard?
We’ll explore how air currents are formed and how they affect our weather.
In the atmosphere, there are currents of air that flow. They go from high-pressure regions to low-pressure areas and reverse directions again as they move along with the Earth’s rotation. This is called a ‘jet stream’. A jet stream can be up in the sky or it can also be down at ground level when you’re driving on an interstate highway! The reason we feel windier near buildings (or around mountain peaks) is because these structures disrupt the winds flowing over them, creating turbulence which then makes the breeze even stronger for you standing nearby.
The sun heats up one side of our planet more than another causing different regions to have warmer and cooler temperatures throughout their day/year cycles. When this happens.
It is currently windy, after all The winds are the result of what’s known as atmospheric pressure differences – in this case they’re caused by temperature differentials between an air mass from Alaska and one that has blown over from Siberia.
The two warm masses meet at a boundary called the Polar Frontal Zone just south of Canada’s border with Yukon Territory and open up into vast low-pressure systems that cause high winds. That zone will move northward for about another week or so before blowing off to warmer climes farther east near Alaska again where it’ll wait out its time until next year when we do this whole thing over again!
Let’s take an honest look
Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do but batten down the hat If you’re reading this on a windy day, or even if you’re just planning to go outside for any part of the day in the near future, there is one question that will be running through your head constantly. Why is it so windy? With all due respect to Mother Nature and her windswept beauties, we are going to try our best to answer these questions today.
Let’s take an honest look at what may cause such erratic weather patterns: global warming. It seems as though every other week some new study comes out about how climate change will affect us next year and 2020 isn’t looking too good either. While scientists can’t pinpoint exactly which factor of climate change causes more severe fluctuations.