Today January 23, 2007 10:34:53.14
High 34 °F
Low 24 ° F
A couple of squalls
Today: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries and a heavier squall, 1-3". High 34.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with flurries. Low 24.
A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed which usually is associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. They usually occur in a region of strong mid-level height falls, or mid-level tropospheric cooling, which force strong localized upward motions at the leading edge of the region of cooling, which then enhances local downward motions just in its wake. Squalls refer to an increase in the sustained winds over a short time interval, as there may be higher gusts during a squall event. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)