"Sandstorms inflict damage of about $540 million per year, and losses of crops and forests due to acid rain amount to about $730 million per year. More serious are the $6 billion costs of the "green wall" of trees being built to shield Beijing against sand and dust, and the $7 billion per year of losses created by pest species. We enter the zone of impressive numbers when we consider the onetime cost of the 1996 floods ($27 billion, but still cheaper than the 1998 floods), the annual direct losses due to desertification ($42 billion), and the annual losses due to water and air pollution ($54 billion). The combination of the latter two items alone costs China the equivalent of 14% of its GDP each year." - Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
We had a blowing snow/bilzzard warning in effect yesterday and last night. There were drifts maybe 18 inches high extending all the way across my lane, and I was the first guy cutting tire tracks through them...wind was blowing so hard it looked like the entire surface of the road was ripping buy sideways at like 40 mph (because of the blowing snow). You wanted to look to the right to see what you were going to hit, because it literally felt like you were sliding sideways. It was incredibly hard to drive straight. Good times, good times.
Yeah when I go on the high way sometimes the winds make it really hard to drive. Almost reminds me of those racing games in the arcade. When you are driving the wheel try's to turn itself witchever way.
__________________ 1993 Black YJ
All Terrain 33's-4 inch RC lift
Revolver shackles- some other stuff
Your top is officially a sail when it's windy. With the limited weight of the heep, the wind will put you where it likes. I feel for you. my truck was being blown around this morning on th way to work. I'm sure the Jeep was worse.
-Craig- 95 Rio Grande 07 Ram 1500
wind just plain sucks in the YJ, sometimes it will determine whether I am going to go on a longer trip or not, if it is really windy i just stay home, driving into the wind in a YJ is just not that much fun, mind you, it has to be a pretty heavy wind.