This may seem like a stupid question but, I am wondering how Blizzards get winds up to Hurricane Force.....? I mean just yesterday Denver got winds up 100 MPH...how is this possible? What makes this?
Well, hope I am not offtopic...Right now we have 100-110mph winds here with -1Â°C, nice breeze I must say The pressure is 1029hPa, cities about 100km SW of me have 1020hPa, cities ENE of me have 1040hPa. Also temperature is 7Â°C less on the NE and about 6Â°C more on the SW side.
Pressure and temperature gradients are pretty high!
Last winter we had almost 150mph winds, gradients were even higher that time. Actually this is an usual wind here, its called "Bora" if anyone will search for it :wink:
Here is one pic showing few maniac riding gusts ~ 90mph 2 weeks ago