A blustery night for the entire country

This late night look at the iwind gusts across the country should give everyone a good hint as to why the kids are up, worried about monsters outside. The gusty winds are causing limbs to creak and branches to scratch windows from the Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic to the Gulf of Meico, and in the northern High Plains as well, all in the wake of a cold front that has just crawled over the Appalachians, and will push off the coast over night, and ahead of the next system from the Pacific Northwest.

This time of year, systems are outsized with sharper changes in air mass ahead of and behind systems. As a result, even when we are between systems, the autumn can be one of the windiest times of the year.