Q. So many methods to read the wind, which does one use? A. All of them! Or whatever works for you. Here are some useful & possibly not so useful ones. Please add yours or your thoughts. HTML: Wind Angle to Required Pellet Path Multiplier 0 Degrees 0.000 5 Degrees 0.087 10 Degrees 0.174 15 Degrees 0.259 * 1/4 value 20 Degrees 0.324 25 Degrees 0.423 30 Degrees 0.500 * 1/2 value 35 Degrees 0.574 40 Degrees 0.643 45 Degrees 0.707 * 3/4 value 50 Degrees 0.766 55 Degrees 0.819 60 Degrees 0.866 65 Degrees 0.906 70 Degrees 0.940 75 Degrees 0.966 80 Degrees 0.985 85 Degrees 0.996 90 Degrees 1.000 * Full Value HTML: WIND SPEED APPROXIMATION MPH WIND EFFECT 0-1 Smoke rises vertically. 2-3 Direction of wind shown by smoke drift, but not by wind vanes. 4-7 Wind felt on face; leaves rustle; ordinary wind vane moved by wind. 8-12 Leaves and twigs in constant motion; wind extends a light flag. 13-18 Raises dust, loose paper; small branches are moved. 19-24 Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland waters. 25-31 Large branches in motion; whistling heard in power lines; umbrella use is difficult NEAR vs FAR WIND When faced with multiple crosswinds, you should time your shot so one wind is calm and the pellet passes through the other, which is the only one you should compensate for. Does it make any difference which of these winds is the one you shoot through? Yes it does! Assuming that both winds are of equal velocity, the near wind has more time to push the pellet sideways & will cause it to be much further off target than the far wind. therefore you should shoot when the near wind is calm and compensate for the far wind, if that is possible.