In the past week you have likely noticed that the wind has once again become a more noticeable component of the weather. We are at the beginning stages of our transition to autumn and with that will come more frequent windy days. As the higher latitudes gradually cool down in the coming weeks, both high and low pressure systems will be enhanced. This is principally caused by ever larger temperature contrasts that will form from the warmer southern United States, to the ever cooling provinces of Canada.
Granted, not every day will be windy, but a slow increase in average wind speed can be expected through November into early December, when our average wind speed will once begin to decrease as we move into the peak of the cold season. Then as we transition into next year?s warm season, the process will reverse, yet still have the same result, higher wind speeds in our area as we move into spring.