Beaufort wind scale


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Beaufort wind scale

[′bō·fərt ′wind ‚skāl]
(meteorology)
A system of code numbers from 0 to 12 classifying wind speeds into groups from 0-1 mile per hour or 0-1.6 kilometers per hour (Beaufort 0) to those over 75 miles per hour or 121 kilometers per hour (Beaufort 12).