|Beaufort Wind Force Scale|
|Light air||1-3 mph|
|Light breeze||4-7 mph|
|Gentle breeze||8-12 mph|
|Moderate breeze||13-17 mph|
|Fresh breeze||18-24 mph|
|Strong breeze||25-30 mph|
|Near gale||31-38 mph|
|Strong gale||47-54 mph|
|Violent storm||64-73 mph|
|Cat 1 Hurricane||74-95 mph|
|Cat 2 Hurricane||96-110 mph|
|Cat 3 Hurricane||111-129 mph|
|Cat 4 Hurricane||130-156 mph|
|Cat 5 Hurricane||>157 mph||
|About the Port Orford Winds||
This PHP application was designed for mobile use and is best viewed in landscape mode.
The five stations are organized top down
based on the highest wind mph vs gust mph.
On occasion, a station will be unavailable for one reason or another.
The strongest storm winds are southerly and usually seen at
, a headland that is about 5 miles north of Port Orford.
A wind history of Cape Blanco began about mid-2012. The Wind and Tide Utility found on the
Port Orford Wind Weather and Tide page provides annual, monthly and daily records.
The highest winds collected (in mph) from Cape Blanco to date are in the chart below.
|... Version History ...|
|V1. Single column displaying only the 3 NOAA wind sites. Display is a set sequence.|
|V2. Added 2 ODOT wind sites. Display is still unsorted.|
|V3. Double column. Added CSS, Dock webcam, about page. Display now sorts on wind speed.|
|V4. Changed ODOT reference. Added station select with Mph and Gust sort.|
|V4.1. Time Suffix field now adapts to missing AM or PM in reference site.|
|V4.2. Changed to cURL to scrape reference sites for better performance.|
|V4.3. Switched to using NOAA XML page for data source.|
|V4.4. Corrected station MPH descending sort. Fixed NOAA link reference.|
|V4.5. Adjusted cURL for ODOT TLS v1.2 connection.|