You hear about global warming and how climate change is impacting temperatures and water levels, but what about wind? These maps seem to show that the wind is slowing a bit across the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a bit more complicated than that; changes in wind can be caused by all sorts of factors in any given year. The maps below are a snapshot of August winds each decade for the past 70 years.
The National Centers for Environmental Information, part of NOAA, has been tracking winds nationally since the 1950s.