High Winds Expected Again In Mesa On Friday


After heavy winds played a large factor on day 1 of the TYR Pro Series in Mesa, they are expected to continue on Friday.

With winds high all day, peaking at over 24 miles per hour during finals, it was clearly a factor for the swimmers. Friday shouldn’t be as bad as Thursday, but it will still be windy. Winds are projected to be around 12-14 miles per hour during prelims, getting up to over 19 during finals.

However, the wind is expected to subside over the weekend, projected to be around 8 miles per hour for both sessions on Saturday, and just 3-5 miles per hour on Sunday. However, Sunday is expected to be the hottest (with a high of 91 Fahrenheit).

Check out a full recap of tonight’s finals session here.

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Joel Lin
4 years ago

If the wind speed gets over 30mph it’s because of the DeSorbo Effect.

Double Arm Freestyle
4 years ago

Sjöström should taper for this meet one year just to break her 50 Fly WR again

Reply to  Double Arm Freestyle
4 years ago

She’s been 24.4… Surely 23.9 with a current is doable, right?

40 Flat
Reply to  sven
4 years ago

24.4 was already with a current.

4 years ago

Is there a certain wind speed where times no longer count like in track?

Reply to  50free
4 years ago

Only doesn’t count when ezups start flying into the pool

Reply to  50free
4 years ago

One day in my garden I saw a wind aided butterfly

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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