wind rose

\ ˈwind-ˌrōz How to pronounce wind rose (audio) \

Definition of wind rose

: a diagram showing for a given place the relative frequency or frequency and strength of winds from different directions

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Dorian’s winds rose to 115 mph, making it a Category 3 or major hurricane again, according to the National Hurricane Center. Leigh Morgan, al, "Hurricane Dorian 2019 path now: Dorian now a Category 3, heading for Carolinas," 4 Sep. 2019 The storm’s winds rose to a howling 130 mph (215 kph) as Dorian gained new strength while crossing warm Atlantic waters. Washington Post, "Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida," 31 Aug. 2019 Alberto’s top winds rose to 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour early Sunday, up from 40 earlier, the National Hurricane Center said in a 11 a.m. New York time advisory. Fortune, "Alberto Could Bring $1 Billion in Economic Losses to Gulf Coast," 27 May 2018 Kelly Mariani, one of the family members there, recalled the ominous rattle of rattlesnakes in dry grass as the wind rose. Washington Post, "Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners," 21 Oct. 2017 Jose's winds rose to 125 mph early Friday, making it a Category 3 hurricane. Leigh Morgan,, "Hurricanes Jose and Katia both stronger, both moving closer to landfall," 8 Sep. 2017 Irma’s maximum winds rose as high as 175 miles an hour (280 kilometers an hour), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Tuesday. Abigail Morris,, "Hurricane Irma Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm," 5 Sep. 2017 The winds rose to 73 miles per hour—hurricane strength—and came across the bay in a straight line, like an invisible tsunami. Brian Schutmaat, Smithsonian, "Racing the Storm: The Story of the Mobile Bay Sailing Disaster," 25 Apr. 2015

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First Known Use of wind rose

1846, in the meaning defined above

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German Windrose compass card

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