squall 2 (skwôl)
1. A brief sudden violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow.
2. Informal A brief commotion.
intr.v. squalled, squall·ing, squalls
To blow strongly for a brief period.
[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]
This is a screenshot from my weather thingie on my blog. And I'm getting ready to ride to work. SW winds at 50 mph and I'm headed north. Sweet!