northwest wind

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Noun1.northwest wind - a wind from the northwest
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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Elizabeth and her friend had not yet lost their senses in sleep, and the howlings of the northwest wind were heard around the buildings, and brought with them that exquisite sense of comfort that is ever excited under such circumstances, in an apartment where the fire has not yet ceased to glimmer, and curtains, and shutters, and feathers unite to preserve the desired temperature.
And when I returned new drifts would have formed, through which I floundered, where the busy northwest wind had been depositing the powdery snow round a sharp angle in the road, and not a rabbit's track, nor even the fine print, the small type, of a meadow mouse was to be seen.
Northern parts of the country will also witness strong northwest wind that has started blowing from Musandam since Saturday; and this wind will gradually be extending towards the rest of the northern governorates.
Today, a moderate, at times strong, mostly northwest wind, will continue to bring cool air.
"The wind was coming from a different direction, kind of a west-northwest to almost a northwest wind, and it played a little bit different.
"Whilst the winds will abate, it will still be windy into the afternoon, with brisk northwest wind steering down a mix of sunny spells & scattered heavy showers," the weather service tweeted.
Minimum temperatures 0C to 4C, with a risk of frost in places sheltered from a moderate north to northwest wind. The risk is greatest in the east."
You've probably seen this if you've ever flown into Chicago in the winter with a strong northwest wind, just behind a departing cold front.
"Say there's a northwest wind driving water opposing a north current," Collier explained.
San Francisco: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following Energy Northwest wind project revenue bonds at 'A-':
Lovell, meanwhile, produced a documentary, Drinking the Northwest Wind: China's South North Water Transfer Project, that focused on the millions of Chinese citizens who have been relocated over the past half-century to make way for hydroelectric projects, which has resulted in millions living in poverty.
Caption: Figure 27: Fate processes of the instantaneous oil spill that occurred in the west of the channel in the case without wind (a) and in the east of the channel under the action of northwest wind (b).

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