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wind scale

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n
(Physical Geography) a numerical scale of wind force, such as the Beaufort scale
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Noun1.wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
calm air, calm - wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
light air - wind moving 1-3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale
light breeze - wind moving 4-7 knots; 2 on the Beaufort scale
gentle breeze - wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale
moderate breeze - wind moving 13-18 knots; 4 on the Beaufort scale
fresh breeze - wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale
strong breeze - wind moving 25-31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale
moderate gale, near gale - wind moving 32-38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale
fresh gale - wind moving 39-46 knots; 8 on the Beaufort scale
strong gale - wind moving 47-54 knots; 9 on the Beaufort scale
whole gale - wind moving 55-63 knots; 10 on the Beaufort scale
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
hurricane - a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement - an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
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Dorian, which has dumped as much as 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain on the Bahamas, was downgraded Tuesday morning to a Category 2 hurricane on the five-level wind scale.
The hurricane, which was downgraded late on Monday morning to Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, was last over Grand Bahama, packing maximum sustained winds of 150mph (240kph) and moving at 1mph, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said in an update at 2pm (1800 GMT).
Dorian was the strongest hurricane on record to hit the northwestern Bahamas as a life-threatening Category 5 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale.
Dorian is a extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely, and Dorian is expected to remain a catastrophic hurricane during the next few days.
This category is a measure of a hurricane's power based of the Saffir--Simpson hurricane wind scale in the Atlantic Ocean north of the equator, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Despite Dorian appearing to spare the United States a direct impact, the NHC warned the Category 5 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale would lash millions from Florida to the Carolinas with strong winds and punishing surf.
It made landfall on Saturday, July 13 near Intercoastal City, Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/hr).
Recall cyclones Katrina in 2005 (Florida, USA), Haiyan in 2013 (Philippines), Irma in 2017 (Cuba), Mangkhut in 2018 (Philippines) and of course Idai and Kenneth this year.The intensity of cyclone wind speed and associated potential property damage are classified into five categories according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
(It's 2 mph away from a Category 5 hurricane, the highest on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.), it added
It can occur during any season of the year and at any time of the day, as did "Yolanda" when it attained Category 5 "super typhoon" accompanied by strong storm surges, on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (TWC), a joint US Navy US Air Force task force in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Wind speeds are forecast to hit speeds as high as 53mph - a severe gale on the Beaufort Wind scale - meaning there could be structural damage to buildings and high waves.