windward - The upwind direction from a point, for example, westward in the case of a west wind.
windward side - The side of a mountain, ridge, or other flow obstacle facing toward the direction of the large-scale or ridge-top wind; the upwind side; opposite of leeward.
Windward side The side of an object facing into the wind.
Winter solstice Approximately December 22 in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun is lowest in the sky and directly overhead at latitude 23 deg S,the Tropic of Capricorn.
The direction from which the wind is blowing. Also the upwind side of an object. The opposite of the downwind or leeward side.
Windward- Upwind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing; the opposite of leeward.
Winter Storm- A heavy snow event. A snow accumulation of more than 6 inches in 12 hrs or more than 12 inches in 24 hrs.
Windward Side - The side of an object that is facing into the direction that the wind is coming from.
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Leeward/Windward Leeward is on the side facing the direction toward which the wind is blowing. On the other hand, windward is on the side facing the direction away from the wind.
Windward - Upwind, or the direction from which the wind is blowing; the opposite of leeward.
Wrapping Gust Front - A gust front which wraps around a mesocyclone, cutting off the inflow of warm moist air to the mesocyclone circulation and resulting in an occluded mesocyclone.
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The windward side is usually very wet while the lee side can be a dry desert. Rainfall in Australia is greater in the east due to the influence of the Great Dividing Range.
Windward or upwind, is the direction from which the wind is blowing; the opposite of leeward.
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WindwardThe side toward the wind. Compare with leeward.Windy20 to 30 mph winds.WINTwinterWinterTypically the coldest season of the year during which the sun is farthest from overhead. In the Northern Hemisphere, winter customarily includes the months of December, January and February.
Windward Situated on the side from which the wind blows. Wire weight gauge A river gauge in which a weight suspended on a wire is lowered to the water surface from a bridge or other overhead structure to measure the distance from a point of known elevation to the water surface.
Compare windward.Left Exit RegionUsed interchangably with Left Front Quadrant; the area downstream from and to the left of an upper-level jet max (as would be viewed looking along the direction of flow).
The opposite of windward. LENTICULAR CLOUD A cloud species which has elements resembling smooth lenses or almonds and more or less isolated. These clouds are caused by a wave wind pattern created by the mountains. They are also indicative of down-stream turbulence on the leeward side of a barrier.
Rain Shadow: The region on the lee side of a mountain or mountain range, where precipitation is decreased compared to the windward side.
that the air flow that moves perpendicular to the mountain range is blocked by high mountains and is forced upward and cooled (for every 100 meters of elevation the air temperature will drop about 0.65 °C), the water vapor in the air is therefore condensed into clouds and rainfall on the windward ...
Air rises on a mountain's windward (upwind) side and sinks on the lee (downwind) side. This sinking motion warms the air and causes the cloud to evaporate, destroying the cloud.
Orographic precipitation is well known on oceanic islands, such as the Hawaiian Islands, where much of the rainfall received on an island is on the windward side, and the leeward side tends to be quite dry, almost desert-like, by comparison.
If the air passes over the sea (or similarly warm surface), then the sensible flux of heat to the air above will raise the ZDL, perhaps tipping the balance towards rain or sleet, rather than snow - windward coastal plains may miss out on the worst of the snow.
The steep leeward boundary of cumuliform clouds that form on the peaks and upper windward side of the mountains appears as a vertical wall.
Altocumulus lenticularis - These lens-shaped clouds form when a mountain range deflects strong winds upwards on the windward slopes and downward on the leeward slopes. This creates a giant wave or ripple several kilometres in length.
The process by which a separation eddy forms on the windward or leeward sides of bluff objects or steeply rising hillsides.
The splitting of a stable airflow around a mountain barrier, with branches going around the left and right edges of the barrier, often at accelerated speeds.
Chiperoni: Malawian name for influx of cool moist air from the south east, bringing overcast conditions with drizzle on windward slopes along the Northern lakeshore and in particular to many areas in the South of Malawi.
A region on the leeward side of a mountain or similar barrier where precipitation is less than on the windward side. For example, eastern TAS is in the rain shadow of the central plateau receives far less rain than western TAS.
Uplifted air on the windward side reaches saturation forming a cloud over the mountain crest, while subsiding or downslope winds on the leeward side warm and dry out the air, causing sufficient evaporation to abruptly terminate the cloud form.
Rain Shadow The region on the leeside of a mountain where the precipitation is noticeable less than on the windward side.
Rawinsonde An instrument carried by weather balloons to measure the temperature, humidity, pressure, and winds of the atmosphere.
Rain Shadow: Areas of the leeward side of a mountain or mountain range which often receive much less rain than the windward side.
LEE TROUGH- Low pressure that develops just east of the Rocky Mountains due to flow over the higher elevation region. Often lee troughs become organized into mature cyclones as they develop eastward. The lee wardside is the opposite of the windward side.
The side of an object or obstacle, such as a ship's sail, a mountain, or a hill, furthest away from the wind, and therefore, protected from the direct force of the wind. The opposite of windward.
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LeewardSituated away from the wind; downwind - opposite of windward.Left MoverA thunderstorm which moves to the left relative to the steering winds and to other nearby thunderstorms; often the northern part of a splitting storm.
Separation EddyAn eddy that forms near the ground on the windward or leeward side of a bluff object or steeply rising hillside; streamlines above this eddy go over the object.
Flow SeparationThe process by which a separation eddy forms on the windward or leeward sides of bluff objects or steeply rising hillsides.
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