Prospero
(Weather Guru)
Sat Sep 09 2017 10:51 PM
Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area

Wind gusts to 34mph in Gulfport with a 20 mph steady breeze. It is a different sensation than a typical summer wind.

Is there a meteorological difference between wind speed and air volume?

Reason I ask, we get gusts and winds above 20 to 30 mph all year long. No big deal. But the past couple days the winds we have got at around 20 mph have pushed one of our bougainvillea's over and have moved a few old-timer bushes to a new side. It is odd, and to me it appears to not be the wind speed, but the volume of air being moved.

Is this something that has a formula???

It is as if there is a huge volume of air moving past at a steady strong rate. Like comparing the flow of the Amazon River (Irma) to a fast moving Colorado mountain stream (Charlie).



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