wind turbines and weather patterns

 

 

(UPDATE! The best article to date that addresses the possibility that large scale wind farms can impact rainfall. Click here for article at FreeRepublic.com)

(Update: When I began writing about the possible impact of wind turbines on rainfall, I used the map below as my illustration. Interesting that we have continued to erect more and more wind turbines and the result is that the entire state of Texas is now in extreme drought - no picture or illustration required.)

From my thoughts in 2009:

Some explanation of this map is in order. The area of drought is a rough copy of the official drought map as of September 1, 2009. Second, my indication of "wind farms" is very inaccurate. I could not find a map of deployed wind turbines. I did read that more than 2,000 wind turbines have been erected in this general area. The dot on the map is the approximate location of the largest wind farm to date, the Hollow Horse Wind Energy Center. (Sorry I couldn't find you a better link than Wikipedia.) A more accurate map of installed turbines might be more oblong, extending further north into the panhandle of Texas. Finally, not all cold fronts travel in the direction of the arrow but I believe that most run in that general direction.

 

wind turbines and weather patterns

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wind turbines and weather patterns