Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-11-2009, 03:00 PM   #15
Commander
 
Seafarer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 144
Default

The sudden, violent change in windspeed and direction you experienced was most likely a result of a microburst.



These are sometimes detectable (airports are extremely wary of them), but completely unpredictable. They usually last only a few seconds but can last a few minutes.

270kph is about 168mph, so you would have encountered one of the strongest possible!
__________________

__________________
Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anchor


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tropical Storm Ophelia / Tropical Storm Philippe Synopsis…sep. 29, 2011…issued 11:25 A.m. Edt StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 09-29-2011 03:37 PM
Hurricane Katia…tropical Storm Maria…tropical Storm Nate Synopsis…sep. 09, 2011…issued 10:25 A.m. Ed StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 09-09-2011 02:52 PM
Hurricane Katia…tropical Storm Maria…tropical Storm Nate Synopsis…sep. 08, 2011…issued 9:30 A.m. Edt StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 09-08-2011 01:47 PM
Wire Rope In Anchor Rode Between Anchor And Chain Seafarer General Cruising Forum 2 12-17-2010 03:39 PM
← Older Posts Tropical Storm Tomas / Central Atlantic Disturbance / Possible East Coast Storm Synpos StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 11-01-2010 03:00 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0