User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


52° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Changing Winds Are In The Forecast

January 8, 2013, 5:19 PM by Brian Karstens

Changing Winds Are In The Forecast
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The wind is part of life on the prairie, but the causes of the wind change with the seasons.                

The winds of KELOLAND make such a difference in the perception of a day's weather.  To explain the different types of winter winds, let's use the upcoming forecast as an example.

First, Tuesday's breezy weather is the result of a clipper system in southern Canada, with winds funneling in from the northwest where the mild Pacific air collides with the cold Arctic air.  This time, the Pacific air wins the battle and temperatures will remain relatively mild.

By Wednesday night, south winds will increase, mainly East River.  South winds in January sometimes seem colder because often they bring some moisture with increased relative humidity.  That extra moisture often means south winds aren't as efficient at delivering those higher gusts to the surface like we see with northwest wind.  Sometimes, the Buffalo Ridge will experience much stronger south or southwest winds during the winter due to the higher elevations. 

The third wind event, and likely the one with the biggest impact, will be the arctic winds Friday night and Saturday.  Arctic fronts can bring a sharp change to both temperature and wind speeds as a sharp pressure change is associated with the colder air.  These cold winds often create blowing snow, a problem that very well may accompany the front this weekend. 

Just another reason why we pay special attention to our ever changing winds in KELOLAND.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View weather

You may also like

Explaining El Nino

10/20/2014 5:33 PM

El Nino sometimes gets a lot of attention in the forecast, but do you know much about it?

Full Story | Watch
Examining El Niños Of The Past

10/21/2014 5:21 PM

The four El Niño's we'll look more closely are the two strong El Niño's from the 1980s, one from the late 1990s and one from...

Full Story | Watch
Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

10/22/2014 6:04 AM

Areas of rain will continue to expand across KELOLAND today as a trough of low pressure tracks to the east.

Full Story
Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

10/23/2014 7:19 AM

Much of southeastern KELOLAND is dealing with fog this morning, but sunny skies are forecast for the afternoon. 

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

10/19/2014 3:54 PM

above average temps will continue

Full Story


Events