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- n. The local speed of the wind
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At Edwards, the FRC engineers had put a fifteen-knot limit on wind speed for LLRV flying, but the Houston staff felt they had to raise it to thirty knots in order to be able to use the machine on a regular basis.
We listened in as Tim made radio contact with the local authorities and had the Routt County Sheriff provide wind speed and direction information for their location.
The Fujita scale gauges storm-damage severity, then extrapolates the wind speed in the twister from the debris at the scene.