A wind rose is a diagram that depicts the distribution of wind direction and speed at a location over a period of time. The length of each bar represents the percent of time the wind blows from that direction. Each bar is subdivided with colors to show wind speed ranges associated with each direction.
Wind roses are available for all TAF sites for each month and for the annual average.

Data for these wind roses were obtained from the National Climatic Data Center for the years 1985 to 2005. Variable winds cannot be plotted on a wind rose and are therefore set to calm, resulting in a slightly inflated "percent of calm" value at all sites. For each site time period, four wind roses are available, representing: all hours, 03- 09Z, 10-15Z, or 19-23Z (in PDF format).

These wind rose graphics were produced using WRPlot View by Lakes Environmental.

 

 
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