No doubt about it. It’s been windy today. How windy? Here are a few select wind speeds from the state since midnight.
So, where did these winds come from??? It came from a number of sources …. low pressure system to the north and a high pressure system well east of here.
Notice the isobars on the map above and how tight they are together. Each line represents an area of equal pressure. Each line represents 1 millibar (mb). If you look closely, you will see a 12 mb difference across Oklahoma. The tighter the pressure gradient, the windier the conditions. Fortunately, look at the following graphic and notice where the tight white lines are for tomorrow. They are well north of here and for Oklahoma… our white lines/pressure gradient will not be as tight.
So, enjoy the lighter winds… and the fact that if you’re driving north, your gas mileage will improve.