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post #13 of Old 02-26-2019
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Re: ambient wind vs true wind

To say that the ambient wind is 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots is contrary to what the word ambient implies i.e. the same all over. Around here, the marine weather forecast will say wind speed 20 knots with gusts to 30...or, wind steady at 20 knots. You can't have winds steady (or ambient) with gusts. If NOAA says otherwise, I disagree.
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