Do the prevailing winds travel from east to west or west to east in Maryland?
Answer Joe: The prevailing winds generally travel from west to east across the entire country. The only winds however that are truely prevailing are the winds aloft such as the jet stream. Winds at the surface can have constant variation by location depending on the mesoscale effects such as urbanization or topography. The ocean is responsible for rises in humidity across the eastern US in the summer. Moist air flows inland off both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.