Weather Tidbits: Low vs High Pressure

This Weather Tidbits explains the differences between low and high pressure. A low pressure involves warm air rising; as air flows into the center but also blowing counterclockwise, which leads to unsettled weather. A high pressure deals with cool air sinking; with the winds flowing out from the center and blowing clockwise, which produces pleasant weather over an area. Another name for low pressure is mid-latitude cyclone; while a high pressure is known as an anticyclone.


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