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    Re: Silicon Sea: Beaufort Wind Scale
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2002 Oct 15, 18:00 -0400

    Alright, now I will show my true ignorance:
    
    What is the practical value of the beaufort scale of wind force?  Why is it
    not sufficient to simply reckon the wind speed in knots and leave it at
    that?
    
    Robert
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Wm Pettyplace 
    To: 
    Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 3:33 PM
    Subject: Re: Silicon Sea: Beaufort Wind Scale
    
    
    > 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
    > >this
    > >that I see published in today's reference works do not even give the
    > >wind
    > >speed in knots!  They use MPH instead.
    > >
    > >Dan
    >
    >
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Bill Pettyplace                       NWS, Aviation Weather Center
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    > 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{at}noaa.gov
    > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    >
    
    
    

       
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