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21 Aug 2019

Veering and Backing Winds

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Backing and veering are just a change in wind direction. These changes, as with most wind changes, are usually a result of pressure changes or fronts and air masses moving and pushing air around.

Veering Winds

A veering wind is a wind that changes direction clockwise, thus veering to the right such as turning from west to north.

Backing Wind

A backing wind is the opposite of a veering wind. This is when the winds change direction counter clockwise, backing to the left such turning south to east.