Bad for Sailors, Good for Power Boaters. Chesapeake Bay winds slowing down?

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.


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