The FAA (Funny Acronym Agency) adores seemingly indecipherable letter combos, especially where weather is concerned. TAF means Terminal Aerodrome Forecast, Area Forecast has the dyslexic abbreviation FA, and FD means Winds and Temperatures Aloft Forecasts. FD wind direction is referenced to (_____) north and wind speed is expressed in (_____). (Fill in the blanks with the best answers.)
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