The Weather Page

November 09, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE

Dave Roesner, in Parkville, has questions about the wind. "Which direction does a Nor'easter come from?" he asks. "When you call for westerly winds, are they coming from the west?" Lots of people stumble on this stuff. Nor'easters generally arrive here from the south, but they rotate counter-clockwise, like hurricanes, so they draw strong winds from the northeast, onto the Atlantic Coast, as they approach. Hence the name. "Westerly" winds blow from (not toward) the west, "easterlies" from the east.

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