from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and northwest, or 67°30ʹ west of due north.
- adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the west-northwest.
- adv. In, from, or toward the west-northwest.
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- n. The compass bearing or compass point halfway between west and northwest, specifically 292.5°, abbreviated as WNW.
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Eugene was centered about 410 miles (660 kilometers) south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and moving west-northwest at 10 mph (16 kph).
The National Hurricane Center ended all tropical storm warnings along the Texas coast and said in its 10 p.m. advisory that Don was moving west-northwest across the coast at 14 mph.
Richard was centered about 145 miles (235 kilometers) south of Campeche, Mexico, and was moving west-northwest near 8 mph (13 kph).
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm is moving west-northwest at about 17 kilometers per hour with sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour.
The hurricane was moving west-northwest near 12 mph 19 kph.
Afternoon highs in the low 30s feel more like the low 20s to near 20 thanks to stiff winds from the west-northwest at around 15-20 mph with gusts of 25-30 mph.
Hurricane Bill churned in the Atlantic Ocean toward the west-northwest as a major Category 3 hurricane Tuesday evening.
And although Hurricane Hilary had winds of 105 mph Thursday afternoon, and strengthening was likely, the hurricane center said that the center of the storm is expected to remain off the Mexican coast as it moved west-northwest at 10 mph.
Hilary is centered about 90 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 10 mph.
(0900 GMT), Katia was still centered about 1,800 miles (3,000 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands and was moving west-northwest near 20 mph (32 kph).