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Wind Shear in a snow storm?

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Using ASN approaching final at KMDW in a snow storm with 22 mile an hour winds when I hit what I have to believe was a wind shear. Should there be wind shears in snow storms?

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Sure can. A wind shear is a sudden change in direction of the winds, or a drastic change in wind speed which can dramatically cause your aircraft to loose airspeed quickly and thus stall or fall out of the sky.

 

Windshear is not to be confused with a microburst which results from strong down drafts in a thunderstorm.

 

 

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Should there be wind shears in snow storms?

 

It's a storm.  The type of precipitation is due to the temp.

 

Wind shear has other variables as well, but suffice it to say... it's a storm, so it's possible.

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A very unwelcome surprise. Gonna have to start paying attention on final

More realistic it is , harder it is.....

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