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Wildfire Danger Continues in Southern California

High pressure building into the Western U.S. will create strong offshore winds in southern California. Temperatures in this region are unseasonably hot, and conditions are dry. The combination of these strong winds and dry conditions will bring fire danger to portions of southern California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect here. Any new fires in this region could quickly grow out of control. 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