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    In light of the wind allegations at this years 2011 Desert Storm Poker Run. I found an interesting chart when doing knots to mph conversions.

    Windspeed in MPH Description -

    Visible Condition 0

    Calm smoke rises vertically 1 - 4

    Light air direction of wind shown by smoke but not by wind vanes 4 - 7

    Light breeze wind felt on face; leaves rustle; ordinary wind vane moved by wind 8 - 12

    Gentle breeze leaves and small twigs in constant motion; wind extends light flag 13 - 18

    Moderate breeze raises dust and loose paper; small branches are moved 19 - 24

    Fresh breeze small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland water 25 - 31

    Strong breeze large branches in motion; telephone wires whistle; umbrellas used with difficulty 32 - 38

    Moderate gale whole trees in motion; inconvenience in walking against wind 39 - 46

    Fresh gale breaks twigs off trees; generally impedes progress 47 - 54

    Strong gale slight structural damage occurs; chimney pots and slates removed 55 - 63

    Whole gale trees uprooted; considerable structural damage occurs 64 - 72

    Storm very rarely experienced; accompanied by widespread damage 73+
    Hurricane devastation occurs.

    Good reference chart really makes you think that most wind speeds are greatly exaggerated...I'm guilty of it as well.

    KAP
    Last edited by KAP; 05-06-2011 at 11:58 PM.
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