Is it dangerous to practice during wind gusts?

Wind can be dangerous when it is strong enough to bring down trees, power lines, football goals, etc. Wind can also cause wind burns on the face and other areas of exposed skin. It can also make the temperature seem colder, especially when it is already cold (for instance, in the winter or at night), which could predispose an athlete to hypothermia and frostbite.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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