The winds were really moving out there in the Valley on Thursday!
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I was talking to my niece as we were heading to lunch and I said, “sure is breezy today!”
She gave me a strange look and said I was wrong, it’s “windy” today.
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So then I thought, "What is the technical difference between the two?"
Obviously, a 50-mph-wind would be considered windy to most people, but what about something in the 17 mph range?
The National Weather Service defines breezy as anything in the 15-25 mph range.
Windy would be anything in the 20-30 mph range.
Winds higher than 40 mph are considered strong, high, dangerous or potentially damaging.
Thursday winds have been sustained in the 15-20 mph range in Phoenix, so we’re gonna put that one in the breezy column!
If you’re not a fan of the wind, it looks like Friday won’t be as windy, excuse me, breezy, as Thursday!
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