What is the Beaufort scale used for in San Francisco Bay?

[August 6, 2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What is the Beaufort scale used for in San Francisco Bay?

The given options are as follows:

  • Testing salinity of the ponds
  • Weighing salt
  • Measuring maritime wind

The correct answer is: Measuring maritime wind

Fact: Away from the salt evaporation ponds, boating is a popular pastime in San Francisco Bay. But the winds across the bay can get strong. So, while the bay keeps your sailboat safe from large ocean waves, a Beaufort force 6 wind (25–31 mph) can kick up quickly.

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