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How is the wind measured?

Wind has both speed and direction. Anemometers measure wind speed and wind vanes measure wind direction.

A typical wind vane has a pointer in front and fins in back. When the wind is blowing, the wind vane points into the wind. For example, in a north wind, the wind vane points northward. Continue reading

Category: Meteorology

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