Would a circular lake have enough of sea breeze strong to create a gentle vortex in the center of the lake? Is there such a place on Earth where lake micro climate vortexes occur frequently? The Vortex would still be a breeze and not visible during normal Lake Breeze conditions.


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    $\begingroup$ But sea breeze is wind, so you are self contradictory. And what kind of vortex are you referring to? $\endgroup$
    – Gimelist
    Commented Jul 7, 2018 at 9:33
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    $\begingroup$ Since the sea breeze is not a persistent phenomena, there is no such place on earth, nor any quantitative measure in determining a place that meets your criteria. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 17:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Gimelist Your comments did help me, but are now detouring. $\endgroup$
    – Muze
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 19:41

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Wind Vortex on a Lake: the only thing I can visualize is a Tornado on a Lake.

Examples: Pine Lake tornado, Lake of the prairies Tornado

Technically speaking, a breeze/wind cannot be contained within a Lake, unless the lake is covered by mountain-cliffs or canyons at all sides. Maybe something like Marietas Island's hidden beach or Melissani Cave, but much larger would sustain a self contained breeze.

  • $\begingroup$ so we can keep definitions in context ? A tornado over a water body is a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterspout. Plus the question is center of the lake. It would help if you could address these issues. $\endgroup$
    – user1066
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 10:33
  • $\begingroup$ the question is about self contained (circular) breeze $\endgroup$
    – Neel
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 10:37
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    $\begingroup$ One part of the question. But my point is regards to your answer -In general people in the field refer to tornadoes over water bodies as waterspouts. $\endgroup$
    – user1066
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 10:40
  • $\begingroup$ These are extreme condition but does answer. I was thinking under normal weather conditions. +1 from me. $\endgroup$
    – Muze
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ @gansub not if it is a lake driven tornado not a tornado that happens to be over a lake. $\endgroup$
    – Muze
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 19:38

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