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Re: Winds and temperature

3) is basically the correct reason. The ground radiates and cools. The air in contact with ground therefore cools more rapidly than the air above. Without a wind to mix the air, a classic inversion results.

Bob at PC

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On 2/16/2004 at 1:16 PM Gary Turner wrote:

I hear frequently on weather reports comments along the lines of "little
wind tonight so expect temperatures to drop". I haven't managed to
convince myself of the reason for this, so I asked around - some I have

3) Cold air sinks and without winds to remix it, the air near the ground
gets colder.
(Does that mean that the air aloft is warmer on still nights than on windy