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Windy conditions caused postponements and less than ideal conditions for several outdoor events at the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Sunday and Monday.
Unfortunately, gusty winds will remain in the forecast on Wednesday, threatening to hinder scheduled events at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre and the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.
"Mild air will arrive on Wednesday; however, strong winds will be a problem for some events," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Adam Douty.
The strongest winds on Wednesday could bring additional delays and postponements to outdoor events.
"Ski jumping on the large hill may have to be postponed. Other alpine events could see significant impacts," said Douty.
Despite the challenging conditions caused by gusty winds on Sunday, Redmond Gerard became the youngest male athlete to medal at the Winter Olympics since 1928 when he claimed gold in snowboard slopestyle.
Other competitors were not so lucky as ski officials postponed the men's downhill competition due to high winds which made the high-speed slope too dangerous for competition on Sunday.
Continued strong winds that are forecast on Wednesday have pushed the event back to Thursday. This postponement has shifted the men’s super-G event from Thursday to Friday.
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The women's giant slalom was postponed Monday because of strong winds and will now take place Thursday.
The women's slopestyle snowboarding qualifying event was forced to be canceled due to the gusty winds, advancing all 27 participants to the finals which took place in brutal conditions on Monday.
This photo just about says it all. Gutted. Not the way I pictured riding in my finals debut. The wind got me good #pyeongchanggust WINDY AS. Sent her as hard as I could, but she, the wind took me! Like riding into a wind tunnel. pic.twitter.com/yrSIVhOx3C— Aimee Fuller (@aimee_fuller) February 12, 2018
"High pressure building across the region will bring a lighter wind on Thursday. Winds may pick up once again on Friday," said Douty.
Another lull in the wind is expected this weekend, providing better conditions for outdoor events.
While wind continues to play havoc on several events, largely dry weather is forecast for much of this week.
"Other than a few snow showers that will linger into Wednesday, dry weather is expected to prevail into this weekend," said Douty.
The threat of gusty winds and snow may return to the area by the middle of next week.
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Thunderstorms may pack a punch in part of the southeastern United States with the risk of isolated torrential downpours and strong wind gusts during Thursday afternoon and evening.
Experts say letting kids know it’s OK to have intense feelings about the situation is a great first step in helping them cope.
Scientists and researchers work to study these powerful phenomena to help us understand how to better protect vulnerable regions and improve resiliency.
Trami remains a powerful typhoon on Wednesday as it slowly meanders toward the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.
Cold air will plunge into the north-central United States by week’s end, possibly bringing the first snowflakes of the season to some communities.
A medida que las temperaturas globales continúan aumentando, es probable que más personas recurran al aire acondicionado para mantenerse frescos. Como resultado, se espera que la demanda de electricidad aumente.
Even though the official start of the South Pacific tropical season is still more than a month away, an area of low pressure could become a named cyclone in the next 24 hours.
Imagine returning home after a major storm wreaked havoc on your neighborhood to discover that your precious family photos are unrecognizable due to mud, rain or floodwater.