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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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The gusting winds and blowing snow in and around the mountaintop made for an extremely difficult hover environment requiring the pilot to continuously maneuver and adjust the aircraft.
The National Weather Service said today will be sunny and breezy, with winds out of the northeast gusting to 40 mph this afternoon in the Antelope Valley, and even windier in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys.
It was gusting pretty good,'' said LAPD Officer Steven Johnson, a motorcycle officer in the Valley Traffic Division.
2) Palm trees sway in gusting winds Saturday on the campus of California State University, Northridge.
Temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valleys hovered in the 80s, with winds gusting to 20 mph.
This 6,037-yard, 18-hole layout, located on the edge of the Angeles Forest about 10 miles northwest of Palmdale, can challenge occasionaly with gusting wind that will make club selection as much a premium as shotmaking.
5: One of the best par-3s in the area, this downhill, 193-yarder has leftside water almost tee through green and can further intimidate with gusting wind.
With Santa Ana winds gusting between 20 and 30 mph Thursday, the Los Angeles City Fire Department doubled its staffing near brush areas and added an extra engine to all fire assignments throughout the San Fernando Valley, fire officials said.
High winds gusting to 45 mph swept through the Greater San Fernando Valley on Monday and are expected to return today with enough force to snap tree limbs, undo hairdos and cause other havoc, forecasters said.
The truck was traveling 50-55 mph when the wind started gusting.