How are Wind Levels Measured?

Wind, depending on strength and direction can lead to good times or rough times. Being able to assess and communicate this is important and the Beaufort Wind Force Scale can help out with that.

The Beaufort Wind Force Scale was created in 1805 by Sir Francis Beaufort. An Irish-born Royal Navy Officer, he developed this empirical [observed] wind speed model so everyone could understand and communicate on the same page about wind on land and sea.

Although today there are tools more accurate than this scale [See-anemometers], the Beaufort Wind Force Scale is the best way to take an analysis of water behavior quickly with simply your eyes!

The scale is set from Level 0, which is glassy calm waters to Level 12 which is hurricane force winds!

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