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gust

[gəst]
(meteorology)
A sudden, brief increase in the speed of the wind; it is of a more transient character than a squall and is followed by a lull or slackening in the wind speed.

gust

A transient and momentary increase in wind speed.
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Now I know how Robbie Knievel felt while winds gusted before his Grand Canyon jump, what the space shuttle astronauts go through before liftoff and the frustrations of mountaineers tackling Mount Everest.
County fire officials also sent strike teams and equipment to Santa Clarita and Malibu, where winds gusted to 57 mph Wednesday morning.
Seto blamed a high pressure system over Idaho for the winds that gusted to 32 mph at Los Angeles International Airport and to more than 35 mph in the Malibu hills on Sunday.
At Los Angeles International Airport, winds gusted to about 20 mph.