What is the difference between "gusty," "windy," and "breezy?"

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by Evan Stewart

WVEC.com

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 10 at 4:16 PM

Official National Weather Service guidelines say that "breezy" is when wind velocities are in the 15-25 mph range.

"Windy" is when wind velocities are in the 20-30 mph range.

These wind speeds are the average sustained winds. Wind "gusts" are when there are bursts of wind higher than the sustained winds. "Gusty" describes a day when there will be frequent bursts of wind.

 

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