What is severe wind shear?


What is severe wind shear?

Wind Shear:

Wind shear is the measure of how rapidly the wind changes in speed and direction. Wind shear is often short-lived and moves across a small area that it could be classified as horizontal and vertical in direction.

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Wind shear is classified as severe if any of the two situations occur:

  • A horizontal change in speeds greater than 15 knots, that is a change in speed...

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