Wind Roses - Charts and Tabular Data

Customized Wind Roses from Hourly Datasets

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Wondering which direction the wind was from during your last cold snap, or which summer months usually have a breeze?

For selected stations (mostly airports) where hourly wind speed and direction are recorded, registered users of MRCC's cli-MATE tools can select any time frame during a station’s period of record to analyze the wind speed and direction, including filtering specific dates or times of the day. There is no cost for registration.

Wind roses are graphical charts that characterize the speed and direction of winds at a location. Presented in a circular format, the length of each "spoke" around the circle indicates the amount of time that the wind blows from a particular direction. Colors along the spokes indicate categories of wind speed. 

Where do these data come from?

The Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) offers wind roses through its MRCC Application Tools Environment, called cli-MATE. Data are compiled and processed by the Climate Data Access Portal (Cli-DAP), which is maintained by the NOAA Regional Climate Centers (RCCs).