Newbie wind direction question - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree7Likes
  • 1 Post By davekrista
  • 1 Post By sandy stone
  • 1 Post By Dave_E
  • 1 Post By BoatyardBoy
  • 2 Post By PaulinVictoria
  • 1 Post By blutoyz
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-06-2014
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Popes Island, New Bedford, MA
Posts: 49
Thanks: 7
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
davekrista is on a distinguished road
Newbie wind direction question

We're planning our day for tomorrow and Dave and I are confused. Looking at the weather for tomorrow it says 9 knots WNW. Does that mean the wind is coming FROM WNW blowing ESE or is it blowing WNW?

Last weekend we thought we had it figured out but we were not correct so I want to be sure.
Dave_E likes this.
__________________
Check out our blog we set up for our Seafarer Adventures
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and feel free to subscribe or follow

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-06-2014
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
sandy stone is on a distinguished road
Re: Newbie wind direction question

They are predicting it will blow from the WNW. Don't be surprised if it blows from the ESE.
sailak likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-07-2014
Dave_E's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 530
Thanks: 26
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Dave_E is on a distinguished road
Re: Newbie wind direction question

"Winds NNW" (or any direction) ALWAYS means the wind is coming from that direction. Another example: "Wind 270 at 10" means the wind is FROM due west at 10 knots. Clear as mud? No, really, you'll never forget that again.

Dave
davekrista likes this.
__________________
Allmand Sail 31 #15 "Traveler"
GOD, Family, career
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-07-2014
BoatyardBoy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NOLA
Posts: 221
Thanks: 86
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 2
BoatyardBoy is on a distinguished road
Re: Newbie wind direction question

Wind is from, current is to.

Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Tapatalk
gamayun likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-07-2014
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,852
Thanks: 7
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 6
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Re: Newbie wind direction question

Regardless of the direction they state, the wind will always be coming directly from where you want to get to.
mgmhead and davekrista like this.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to PaulinVictoria For This Useful Post:
BoatyardBoy (06-07-2014)
  #6  
Old 06-07-2014
blutoyz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 640
Thanks: 10
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 2
blutoyz is on a distinguished road
Re: Newbie wind direction question

Use this link and save your location...it gives you a real good forecast for what the wind will be like in different areas



WindAlert - Search Results
Slayer likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to blutoyz For This Useful Post:
davekrista (06-07-2014), Slayer (06-07-2014)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wind Direction Question from Noob... mike21070 General Discussion (sailing related) 40 09-18-2013 09:23 AM
wind direction & jetstream question gonewthewind General Discussion (sailing related) 4 07-30-2012 03:59 PM
Electronic wind direction indicator countrygent5201 Gear & Maintenance 2 11-24-2009 10:13 AM
ST60 wind direction broke EscapadeCaliber40LRC Gear & Maintenance 22 12-23-2008 07:39 PM
Wind Direction pixurman Learning to Sail 5 05-22-2002 04:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:52 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.