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Glossary of Weather Terms

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Do you know the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon? Find definitions for weather terms from absolute humidity to zonal flow and everything in between in the WeatherBug weather glossary.

Wind Speed/Direction
Wind speed is the measure motion of the air with respect to the surface of the earth covering a unit distance over a unit time. Wind direction is an indicator of the direction that the wind is coming from. For example, a northerly wind is coming from the north and blowing toward the south.

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