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Name: Sandra H.
Status: other
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2001


Question:
I am a farmer and have a question about pressures in weather aligned with moon phases. Is there any data, on weather pressures being the same during certain moon phases? Any patterns showing up?


Replies: Dear Sandra-

There is no known correlation between air pressure changes and the lunar phase. The moon does affect the atmosphere as well as the oceans and land masses, but these are diurnal effects and not related to the monthly cycle of the moon.

Wendell Bechtold, meteorologist
Forecaster, National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, St Louis, MO


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