Whenever I see the word "Wind" by myself the first thing I think of is the Italian lady on the cell phone recording coming on to tell me that whoever I was calling isn't available. "Viiiiiind..." Are ya with me, Vicenza ladies?
One of my biggest disappointments in Okinawa has been the frequent weather conditions that make it impossible to wear the sorts of flouncy skirts that one envisions when one moves to a subtropical island. There are really just a few levels of wind here:
1) Becalmed - Think "Water, water all around, nor any drop to drink." That water is not only the East China Sea and the Pacific, but your sweat. You're swimming in it. Because there is not a breath of wind moving through this wet sauna. Flouncy skirts are a valid possibility, if you're willing to wash after every wear.
2) Blustery Breeze - Flouncy skirt status: endangered. Be cautious, because this breeze will sneak up on you and could induce a Marilyn Monroe. Right outside the Commissary. Not that anything like that has ever happened to me.
3) Gentle wind - Flouncy skirt status: ankle-length only. Short skirt is right out. Includes TCCOR 4. (see below)
4) Typhoon - You're considering wearing a skirt? Really? This covers Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness--yes, that's a real thing--anyway, it covers TCCOR 1 through 3, so if it's only at TCCOR 3 you might possibly still be wearing a flouncy skirt--but with the island poised to be overtaken by a typhoon for so many months of the year with very little warning, do you really want to find yourself in that position of Tropical Cyclone Condition of Unreadiness due to Flouncy Skirt (TCCOUFS)?