Question: Why have we seen strong wind gusts this week?
Answer: After multiple days this last week of wind advisories and strong wind gusts, let’s go over the three main reasons why:
- Upper-level setup: We had an upper-level trough over Canada in addition to a strong jet stream helping accelerate the fronts
- Strong Surface fronts/pressure systems: We had low-pressure systems and fronts strengthen as they moved from west to east. Also with strong pressure systems, it can create strong winds for those in between a strong high pressure and a strong low pressure.
- Climatology: It is more common to see this set up at this time of year.
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