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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats From the Lower Mississippi Valley Into Ohio/Tennessee Valleys; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will be possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley into parts of the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will persist across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina. Read More >

Abilene Wind Rose

A wind rose is a diagram, presented in circular format, that shows the distribution of wind direction and wind speed at a location over a period of time. The length of each bar represents the percent of time the wind blows from that direction. Each bar is subdivided with colors to show wind speed ranges associated with each direction. A wind rose can quickly show the dominant wind directions and the direction of the strongest wind speeds. These wind rose plots are created by the Iowa Environmental Mesonet.

The annual and individual monthly wind roses are shown below, for Abilene. Clicking on these plots enables a larger view.




                        January                           February                              March


                April                                    May                                   June


                 July                                 August                           September


             October                           November                        December