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    Re: Silicon Sea: Beaufort Wind Scale
    From: Wm Pettyplace
    Date: 2002 Oct 15, 14:33 -0500

    The National Weather Service has been forecasting wind speed in MPH for
    quite a while now for all public forecasts, but knots are still used in
    marine and aviation forecasts, except visibility is in statute miles for
    aviation.  A good percentage of the public didn't know what a knot was, or
    how to relate to it in MPH.
    Bill Pettyplace
    At 09:57 AM 10/15/02 -0700, you wrote:
    >On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 09:32 AM, Dan Hogan wrote:
    >>Beaufort Scale of Wind Force
    >Thanks; that's handy to have around.  What is sad is most versions of
    >that I see published in today's reference works do not even give the
    >speed in knots!  They use MPH instead.
    Bill Pettyplace                       NWS, Aviation Weather Center
    816-584-7252 Office voice             7220 NW 101st Terrace, Rm 101
    816-880-0650 Office FAX               Kansas City, MO  64153-2371
    816-582-1763 Cell w/voice mail
    877-250-2242 Pager (New number)       William.Pettyplace@noaa.gov

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