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gale warning

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noun
  1. U.S. Meteorology. a National Weather Service warning of sustained winds at sea having speeds in the range 34–47 knots (39–54 mph, 17–24 m/sec).Compare warning(def 3).
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Origin of gale warning

First recorded in 1915–20
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