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Wind

Wind is moving air. Warm air rises, and cool air comes in to take its place. This movement creates the winds around the globe. Winds move at different speeds and have different names based on their speed. The name of a wind depends on the Beaufort Scale. Winds are also grouped by their direction. Easterly winds blow from east to west, while westerly winds blow from west to east.

The fastest recorded wind speed, 230 miles per hour (370 kilometers per hour), was recorded in New Hampshire in 1934, although winds are faster in tornadoes. The windiest place in the world is in Antarctica.

Last modified June 11, 2010 by Becca Hatheway.

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