The Winds of Central Texas
The Winds Blow
Umbrellas For Rainy Days
Yup, it is one of those windy days here in Central Texas. The balmy breezes are blowing in from the direction of the Gulf Coast. These winds are not dainty, but gusts of warm air that come in continuous waves. Forget the hairdo. Hang on to your clothes. Hold extra tight to the steering wheel when driving.
There are two types of winds around here. In the Fall, we have Northern winds precipitating a cold front. These breezes are usually very strong and bring the cold air with them. In just a few hours, the local temperatures can drop as much as forty degrees with the entrance of these cold masses. Be sure and wear your coat because it will be chilly by the time you get home. It may be humid now, but the cold front will drive out the humidity.
The balmy coastal breezes are not unpleasant. They usually signal a rise in humidity. When these balmy breezes clash with an approaching cold front, serious thunderstorms can ensue. The Texas Hill Country sits in an area of Texas prone to witness these weather battles. Tornados and floods are not uncommon when two strong systems collide.
May has arrived and any cold fronts from the north will most likely stall before reaching our location. The warm coastal air currents are stronger during this season of the year and usually prevail over our southern location by pushing back any cold fronts that make it this far. These warmer breezes tend to dry out the land. The plants require regular water as a result of the constant winds.
We have a saying in Texas that if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes and it will change.
- Texas Climate Descriptions
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- Wind power in Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia