winds aloft

winds aloft

[′winz ə′lȯft]
(meteorology)
Generally, the wind speeds and directions at various levels in the atmosphere above the domain of surface weather observations, as determined by any method of winds-aloft observation. Also known as upper-level winds; upper winds.
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There's a low pressure system bringing the rough conditions into play; winds aloft forecasts for cruising at 6000 feet in the region vary from west to southwest at 25 to 45 knots.
Interestingly, the formation of a storm structure depends on light ambient winds aloft; if these winds are too strong, they can weaken or even destroy the storm's vertical structure, as well as inhibit convection.
Since then, if winds aloft exceed 20-25 knots now, we either go around the mountains or stay on the ground.
But, you could do a semi-portable installation (the Mobile Link network has a 98-foot reception range) and for those who fly with a PC, the WxWorx on Wings software is full-featured with decent radar graphics, winds aloft data, echo tops and lightning data, to name a few features.
Throughout the course of that evening, embassy staff oversaw the 35-member Polish military band, the Air Force Winds Aloft band, 57 event sponsors, dozens of logistical support staff, four media outlets and more than 1,800 guests, including Polish government officials and pop culture celebrities.
A warm, humid air mass, a stationary frontal boundary, and rather weak winds aloft set the stage for the slow-moving storms.
But this day found stiff winds aloft blowing in from the Baltic, east to west across Northern Germany toward the Atlantic.
During this night sortie, the weather was mostly clear with some haze at medium altitudes and high winds aloft.
He added: "The whole health of this industry is closely aligned to GDP growth and there are certain winds aloft that could affect that growth."
ADS-B traffic and weather display on the GMX 200 and MX 20 MFDs, providing these customers with select ADS-B In benefits, including NEXRAD, as well as textual weather products such as METARs, TAFs, PIREPs and winds aloft. Third-party display support is also available, giving even more customers ADS-B In/Out capabilities.
Great Plains during summer stems from a shift toward locally weakened westerly winds aloft and somewhat stronger northerly winds.
"This combined with strong favorable winds aloft will result in a risk of few strong tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds in the most intense storms."