Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Good Grief

What is UP with the wind here?!?

We'll let the graphs speak for themselves :

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At time of writing, the wind speed has gone to 37 mph and wind gust has gone up to 44 mph. Refer to the Beaufort Scale for categorization of wind speeds. We're actually up to Gale force units here where twigs are broken from trees and cars start veering on road.

No wonder Abilene is such the hub for energy companies to build Wind Power Stations! Also, Texas has already surpassed California as top producer of Wind Energy. (Average Wind Speed in Malaysia = 6 mph )

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Taken yesterday driving into town - Sun blotted out by sand and dust


Johnny said...

your blog looks great and definitely colorful than others....well done!..:)

Thao said...

OMG, you are not kidding. It has died down today but yesterday was a bear!

dreaming-neko said...

i didn't make it out to texas this year because of our darn earthquake! rats!

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Just think how rough people had it out there before glass windows and good insulation! I remember in a Laura Ingalls Wilder book, she wrote about their family surviving a dust storm. All they had to cover the windows was cloth, and they had to constantly fight the sand. It's extremely dangerous, I hope you are careful. I know I'd be staying indoors!