Get the 3-Day Weather Forecast for Your Flags!

If the wind is forecast to be a Moderate Gale or stronger, we recommend taking your flags down to preserve flag life.


Force Wind Description Wind Speed Flag Conditions / Recommendation
0 Calm < 0.7 mph Flags are hanging and not waving.
1 Light Air 0.7 – 3.4 mph Flags are hanging and not waving.
2 Light Breeze 3.4 – 7.4 mph Flags are waving slightly.
3 Gentle Breeze 7.4 – 12.2 mph Flags are waving slightly and small flags are extended.
4 Moderate Breeze 12.2 – 17.9 mph Flags are waving and flapping.
5 Fresh Breeze 17.9 – 24.1 mph Flags are extending, flapping and rippling.
6 Strong Breeze 24.1 – 31 mph Flags are extending, beating and popping.
7 Moderate Gale 31 – 38.4 mph Flags are beating and popping. Warning, consider taking flags down to preserve flag life!
8 Fresh Gale 38.4 – 46.3 mph Warning, take flags down to preserve flag life!
9 Strong Gale 46.3 – 54.8 mph Warning, take flags down to preserve flag life!
10 Whole Gale 54.8 – 63.6 mph Warning, take flags down to preserve flag life!
11 Storm 63.6 – 72.9 mph Warning, take flags down to preserve flag life!
12 Hurricane > 72.9 mph Warning, take flags down to preserve flag life!

The Flag Weather is based on the Beaufort Wind Scale, an empirical measurment created in 1805 that relates the strength of the wind to observed conditions at sea and on land.