The Atmosphere


When a weatherman says that the wind direction is “westerly” does that mean the wind is coming from the West or that it is blowing towards the West?

Wind directions expressed by meteorologists and the National Weather Service indicate which direction the wind is coming from rather than where it is blowing to. So, if an area is experiencing “northwest winds,” for example, it means that the wind is coming from the northwest and blowing toward the southeast.


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