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76- In an actual stong gale

We just went through the leading of a front and the temp dropped 20F within minutes and the winds went from their already 45mph to near 60mph, now  keep in mind that we are steaming into that at about 20mph so the wind on deck was hitting 70mph, I will post video tomorrow when we are in port, this was the kind of wind that you can lean into.  Crazy stuff, about 25-30 foot waves, spray everywhere.  I think the worst of it is over, but it sure was fun while it lasted.

Beaufort scale 9 by the way, at least that is what the conditions look like and that is the whole point of that scale is that it is observational.  Ohhhh , great trivia question.


December 12, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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