The first grade class from Gardner Road Elementary School in Horseheads was featured in this week’s Weather Wisdom.
Ava White from group four asked, “how many winds are in one day?”
Winds vary day by day based on weather systems, like high and low pressure. Weather systems play a role in how fast our winds can go. The bigger the difference in pressure systems, the faster the air will move.
Wednesday’s strong winds came along with a cold front moving through the region. Reports of 40 to near 50 mph max wind gusts were recorded from around the Twin Tiers. Looking at Elmira Corning Regional Airport data taken on the hour through Thursday afternoon, wind gusts near 20 mph were recorded. So, Thursday’s wind gusts about half as strong as Wednesday’s wind gusts.
We feel stronger winds when we are in an active weather pattern, which has been the case over the last few days as different weather-makers have been impacting the region.