from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due north and northeast, or 22°30ʹ east of due north.
- adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the north-northeast.
- adv. In, from, or toward the north-northeast.
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- n. The compass bearing or compass point halfway between north and northeast, specifically 22.5°, abbreviated as NNE.
- n. One of 32 named cardinal points.
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- adv. to, toward, or in the north-northeast
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But the storm was forecast to lose strength on Monday before dissipating as it takes a projected north-northeast track further out to sea.
EDT, Katia had top sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and was about 365 miles north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands, the hurricane center said.
Tomorrow Night: Clouds take over the sky as low pressure forms off the Southeast coast and starts to work its way north-northeast.
We're looking at a slightly better than 50/50 chance for light or light-to-moderate snow during the day Tuesday as the coastal low continues north-northeast.
The quake struck at 1:41 p.m. local time, its epicenter 16 kilometers 10 miles north-northeast of Van, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The storm rapidly moves north-northeast and away from the mid-Atlantic late Friday, but big waves and rip currents likely linger into the weekend.
Confidence is fairly high that Earl will accelerate quickly to the north-northeast late Friday into very early Saturday -- so weather for the majority of the holiday weekend still looks nice and sunny for the Carolina and VA/MD/DE beaches -- even if cooler and a bit breezy.
And what about all those times we aren't really turning right or left so much as abruptly heading north-northeast or north-northwest?
It's a couple of degrees north-northeast, but it's basically north.
The Gulf Stream is a moving mass of seawater that flows in a north-northeast trajectory off the eastern coast of the United States.