Category Archives: Turbulence

14 Jul

Frontal Squall Lines

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Frontal squall lines form just ahead of surface cold fronts and dry lines, and also ahead of upper-level fronts. If the necessary conditions exist, they may stretch to hundreds of miles in length. They may bring tornadoes and hail but they’re more commonly associated with strong straight-line winds. If the flow along a squall line

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20 Mar

Jet Stream

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The location of the jet stream varies greatly during the year. However during the winter in the northern hemisphere the polar jet is generally located near 40 to 50 degrees latitudes north and found at elevations at 30,000 to 40,000 feet. Wind speeds vary but can be into 150 to 200 mph range and the

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20 Feb


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According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) we found these interesting facts below. Over the next several months we will provide some case studies of weather conditions that occurred during these situations: In nonfatal accidents, in-flight turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to airline passengers and flight attendants. Each year, approximately 58 people in

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