Gale
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  1. In general, and in popular use, an unusually strong wind.

  2. In storm-warning terminology, a wind of 28–47 knots (32–54 mph).

  3. In the Beaufort wind scale, a wind with a speed from 28–55 knots (32–63 mph) and categorized as follows: moderate gale, 28–33 knots (Force 7); fresh gale, 34–40 knots (Force 8); strong gale, 41–47 knots (Force 9); and whole gale, 48–55 knots (Force 10).

FK Reading Ease
80.7

FK Grade Level
Middle School
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  • "gale": a storm with wind speeds between 34 to 40 knots
    FK Reading Ease
    118.8

    FK Grade Level
    Elementary School
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  • Sustained wind speeds from 34 to 47 knots (39 to 54 mph).

    FK Reading Ease
    121

    FK Grade Level
    Elementary School
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  • A wind between a strong breeze and a storm. A continuous wind blowing in degrees of moderate, fresh, strong, or whole gale and varying in velocity from 28 to 30 nautical miles per hour.

    FK Reading Ease
    66.3

    FK Grade Level
    Middle School
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  • A wind between a strong breeze and a storm. A continuous wind blowing in degrees of moderate, fresh, strong, or whole gale and varying in velocity from 28 to 47 nautical miles per hour

    FK Reading Ease
    75.1

    FK Grade Level
    Middle School
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