Interesting Look at Wind Farm Influence of Localized Weather

November 28th, 2012 at 10:56 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Wind farm turbines can mix the air underneath & around them, dissipating fog quicker than the surrounding countryside or keeping from getting as dense as surrounding areas.  This can be seen in recent dense fog satellite images here in late November.  On November 21, this was especially seen.  Check out the visible satellite images.  The holes in the fog occurred where wind farms are located in central Illinois & western Indiana.

Satellite images are courtesy of NWS Chicago.

 

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6 Responses to “Interesting Look at Wind Farm Influence of Localized Weather”

  1. JEM says:

    Hey – we finally found something these things are good for!

  2. Mary Anne Best says:

    Interesting! Understandable, though with the wind breaking through the fog. Thanks, Chad!

    Off to help with church newsletter this morning, looks like another beauty of a day!

    MA in REM

  3. Duane C says:

    Chad—do you still think we may see the first accumulating snow around December 10th?

  4. Tom says:

    BIG DECEMBER SNOWS

    Dec. 16, 2007 – 6.5 inches
    Dec. 9, 2005 – 7.1 inches
    Dec. 25, 2002 – 5.3 inches
    Dec. 19, 1995 – 5.0 inches
    Dec. 22, 1983 – 6.0 inches
    Dec. 2-9, 1977 – 13 inches
    Dec. 19, 1973 – 6.0 inches
    Dec. 20, 1973 – 11.0 inches
    Dec. 31, 1969 – 6.0 inches
    Dec. 2, 1952 – 5.2 inches
    Dec. 19, 1945 – 7.2 inches
    Dec. 19, 1934 – 5.0 inches
    Dec. 24, 1934 – 8.0 inches
    Dec. 18, 1929 – 14.0 inches
    Dec. 19, 1929 – 6.5 inches

    Does anyone remember any of these big snows?

  5. Tom says:

    Dec. 26, 1926 – 6.0 inches
    Dec. 25-27 1920 – 6.0 inches
    Dec. 25, 1915 – 8.0 inches
    Dec. 28, 1915 – 5.0 inches
    Dec. 7-9, 1914 – 6.2 inches
    Dec. 25, 1909 – 5.8 inches
    Dec. 26, 1909 – 6.0 inches
    Dec. 13-15, 1907 – 5.5 inches
    Dec. 30, 1895 – 5.8 inches
    Dec. 3, 1893 – 6.0 inches
    Dec. 31, 1887 – 5.0 inches
    Dec. 31, 1886 – 6.0 inches
    Dec. 12-14 1885 – 6.5 inches
    Dec. 12, 1884 – 5.0 inches
    Dec. 15, 1884 – 8.0 inches
    Dec. 24, 1884 – 5.0 inches
    Dec. 17, 1883 – 9.0 inches
    Dec. 16, 1863 – 5.0 inches
    Dec. 31, 1862 – 6.0 inches

    1893-2012 West Lafayette
    before 1893 Stockwell, Indiana in Tippecanoe County.

  6. Tom says:

    Winters that made people say “This can’t be happening” The worst winters ever!

    2010-2011
    2002-2003
    1996-1997
    1995-1996
    1983-1984
    1981-1982
    1977-1978
    1976-1977
    1969-1970
    1963-1964
    1956-1957
    1950-1951
    1942-1943
    1935-1936
    1929-1930
    1923-1924
    1917-1918
    1911-1912
    1904-1905
    1903-1904
    1894-1895
    1892-1893
    1884-1885
    1880-1881
    1874-1875
    1872-1873
    1866-1867
    1863-1864
    1856-1857
    1855-1856
    1842-1843
    1830-1831

    Chad! What winter on the list do you think was the worst one and why? If anyone is interested in one of these winters let me know and I will talk about why it was one of the worst winters and what happened.

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