Mike Barkley wrote:...
Fast moving cold fronts are pushed along by intense high pressure systems well beyond the front. Friction slows the surface movement which causes a huge & very steep wave effect. Because the temperatures & pressures are vastly different between the 2 locations it is a very strong phenomenon.
Those are less intense pain, but drag out for a while, several days or more.
Slow moving cold fronts basically mean that many clouds will form behind the frontal boundary.
Those to me are almost always non-specific pain, whole body just feels horrible.
Warm fronts occur when warm air moves over colder air at the surface. They are generally slower than cold fronts. The pressure & humidity determine what types of clouds will form.
Another drags out the pain one for me. Usually not horrifying pain, but just won't let up.
Stationary fronts occur when a cold front meets a warm front but the strength of each is equal. They can linger for days.
Those I call shifting fronts, hard to explain what happens, one type of pain, then it shifts to another. Like from specific pains to non-specific.
Occluded fronts occur when a front of one type (hot or cold) catches up & passes the other type. The main result is lots of clouds/fog/rain for a while & gradually changing temps & pressures.
Haven't felt those. Not looking forward to it :D
Frontal cyclones occur due to the differences in solar energy received at the equator & the earth's poles. A temperature gradient occurs & is concentrated along the polar front. If that temp gradient becomes large enough a disturbance (the cyclone) equalizes the pressure. This one will be all over the local news for sure:)
Or get the goats in the barn before they blow away!
In reference to the one pic that shows 5 or 6 different charts. In particular the wind related one. Those L shaped symbols that indicate direction also indicate strength. A short bar equals 5 knots. Long bars equal 10 knots. A triangular pennant shape equals 50 knots. So, if there is 2 long & one short bars it equals 25 knots wind speed. The orientation of the main bar indicates direction the wind is coming FROM. If there is a pennant it's time to go windsurfing!!!
Pearl Sutton wrote:Mental effects are more subjective than pain. In me, when the barometer rises, I get agitated, and depending on how well I’m coping with other factors, I either get panicky and paranoid, or I channel it into my work, use that energy to get stuff done.
I keep the barometric pressure lines showing on it, as well as wind
Kc Simmons wrote: especially in fall & spring when the weather/pressure fluctuates a lot more than the other seasons.
This typically results in a rush of anxiety/panic & depression, as fall/spring are the perfect seasons to tackle big projects outdoors due to the outside temps.