How to measure the wind: the beauty of the Beaufort Scale

I love the language in the Beaufort Wind Scale as rendered in the 1947 edition of Mapwork and Practical Geography (which I found in a second-hand shop). 6 Strong breeze – large branches in motion; whistling heard in telegraph wires; umbrellas used with difficulty 7 Moderate gale – inconvenience felt when walking against wind 8 […]