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Old 04-27-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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Has it been unusually windy this spring, or have I just not observed it in the past? I finally put my seedlings outside last week after putting it off b/c of all of the wind. Of course, it was windy all week, but I figure they have to deal with it it some point.

We've had a lovely spring so far, even with, or especially because of, the wind. The temps have felt mild, and sometimes almost chilly b/c of how breezy it's been. Has anyone else noticed this?
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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Ever since the Japan 9.0 earthquake Charlotte has had many more windy days and the clouds in the sky sit much lower.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Ever since the Japan 9.0 earthquake Charlotte has had many more windy days and the clouds in the sky sit much lower.
Huh?
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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Huh?

Well you were asking if it has been unusually windy this spring? I don't remember it being this windy in the past 2 years that I lived here. I noticed many more windy days here in Charlotte the past 6 weeks and I do believe its a direct result of the Japan 9.0 Earthquake.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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Well you were asking if it has been unusually windy this spring? I don't remember it being this windy in the past 2 years that I lived here. I noticed many more windy days here in Charlotte the past 6 weeks and I do believe its a direct result of the Japan 9.0 Earthquake.
Um...no. Other than volcanic ash, geologic activity doesn't affect the weather.

But since you haven't noticed it in the past, at least I'm not alone!
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Ever since the Japan 9.0 earthquake Charlotte has had many more windy days and the clouds in the sky sit much lower.
You gotta be kidding
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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You gotta be kidding

Why would I be kidding? Why have gustier winds been reported in other cities as well since the Japan earthquake?
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Yes, I've noticed it's been much more windy this Spring than in the past, to the point of needing to wear a light jacket/sweater even when the temps were in the 60s.
I hate windy weather.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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I can see how the Japan quake could cause a disruption in weather patterns. The entire county was moved 8 ft and dropped by upwards of 12 ft. Certainly this affected the Pacific currents that have a big effect on weather. There is also radiation falling all over the country from Japan.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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I can see how the Japan quake could cause a disruption in weather patterns. The entire county was moved 8 ft and dropped by upwards of 12 ft. Certainly this affected the Pacific currents that have a big effect on weather. There is also radiation falling all over the country from Japan.
I can understand this line of thinking, but no, a shift of a few feet is not going to affect ocean currents. Currents are driven by wind (surface) and density (deep water).

I guess it must have something to do with La Nina, but I don't know how that affects wind - or air pressure, since that's what causes wind. Anyway, it has just seemed like a super windy spring!
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