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Wind speed-what 15kt looks like
gyork posted a topic in General Message BoardMost of us tend to overestimate wind speed from shore or in boat. Not the best vantage point, and please forgive the smartphone size/quality, but this was a blustery day on an inland lake with fetch ~1.5M, current ~ 0 (slack HT). Anemometer (hamming it up) digital display=kts. Note the slight change in texture of the water with a gust, from smoothish to grainier, and Old Glory's behavior. Note also the start of foam "trails" IMG_1092.m4v gary