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what is the conversion for Knots to MPH

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The wind forecast on my favorite weather site is in Knots.

 

My brain isn't calibrated for knots.

 

I haven't tried google yet.

 

Thanks

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google "conversion Knots mph"

 

ROUGHLY(as I don't know the exact conversion) MUltiply Knots x 1.15.

 

Basically add 1 mph per 5. Maybe like 4 knots=5mph. 15 Knots=18 mph, etc.

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Practically speaking, it makes the math easier !

When out on the water and "Igor" says, "...gusts to 25 knots..." I know from bitter experience that this means anything from flat calm to a hurricane.

 

If I want to TRY to figure it out I just use 1.2

 

EX: Igor says 25 knots

 

25x2=5 (move the decimal point in your head)

25+5=~30mph (actual is ~29mph, ~1 mph variance, big whoop!)

 

As the wind blows harder the math error gets more noticable (at 50 knots it's ~2.5mph but, you're always rounding up, which is what your trying to figure out anyway).

If I'm out in a small craft and the wind is blowing 50 knots, I have bigger fish to fry (or not to fry).

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View PostMPH is higher than knots by 15%

 

100 knots is 115 MPH and you should not be fishing in either case.

 

Actually, that makes the knot a higher value, but we get the point!

However, I was taught that a knot was equal to 1.14 MPH, so I just learned something!!smile.gif

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You can also have Google do the conversion for you, type this into a Google search box:

 

"25 knots in mph"

 

Google can do all sorts of conversions like that..

 

"12 ounces in teaspoons"

 

"25 degrees fahrenheit in celsius"

 

etc..

 

-- Tom

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Thank You

Thank You

Thank You

 

 

And to think, after I posted, I was worried you guys would hammer me for being a little lazy.

 

 

Thank You

 

There is a lot more good info there than I even knew I needed.

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