“Chaotic wind velocities associated with the rotating turbine blades triggers the doppler radar mesocyclone detection algorithm”
Note: this essay was written by the National Weather Service Forecast Office is Burlington, Vermont and tipped to me by a reader. Vermont’s wind farm acreage pales in comparison to places like the Texas and Oklahoma, where there are literally thousands of acres of wind farms right in the middle of tornado alley. I’ve been there and seen them firsthand.
Certified Consulting Meteorologist Mike Smith writes:
While driving to Norman, OK recently I saw the newest “wind farm” to the west of Interstate 35 southwest of Tonkawa. Wind farms show up as bright ground clutter on weather radars and here it is.
One has to wonder just how much trouble wind farms are causing the nation’s doppler radar warning system. It looks like a classic case of the law of unintended consequences at…
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