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The Beaver Island Wind Scale Contest

In 1805 a British admiral invented a wind scale to estimate wind speeds by how the wind affects objects. The Beaver Beacon would like to create the Beaver Island version of the Beaufort Wind Scale. Send in your suggestions for the Beaver Effects at each wind speed and we'll use the best ones!

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Beaufort Effects

Beaver Effects

0-1

Calm

Smoke rises straight up; water like mirror

1-3

Light air

Smoke drifts slowly; ripples on water

4-7

Slight breeze

Leaves rustle; small wavelets

8-12

Gentle breeze

Leaves and twigs in motion; large wavelets, scattered whitecaps up to 1 feet tall

13-18

Moderate breeze

Small branches move; loose paper blows; small waves 2 to 4 feet tall

19-24

Fresh breeze

Small trees sway; many whitecaps 4-8 feet tall; some spray

25-31

Strong breeze

Large branches sway; telephone wires whistle; whitecaps everywhere with waves 8-13 feet tall

32-38

Near gale

Whole trees in motion; becomes hard to walk against wind; waves 13 feet tall; foam from waves begins to blow

39-46

Gale

Twigs break off trees; waves up to 16 feet tall

47-54

Strong gale

Branches break; minor damage to houses; high, rolling waves up to 21 feet; damage to beaches

55-63

Whole gale

Trees blown over; overhanging crests on waves up to 26 feet tall; sea is white

64-73

Storm

Widespread damage; exceptionally high waves up to 35 feet tall

74-up

Hurricane

Widespread damage; air filled with foam; large ships sink