I have become a wind-aholic as of late. I have six websites dedicated to daily weather/wind related predictions. My friends and family know when hunting season is getting close because all of my computers history is littered with visits to all of these sites. If you need to know what today, tomorrows or the upcoming weekends wind predictions are, just call me. Yes, it's THAT bad.
I have numerous stands that I keep up. All stands are entered into a journal (a small spiral bound notebook stashed in my backpack) with optimal wind directions listed. Additional information on these stands, such as measured distances to obvious landmarks and favored deer entrances and exits, has also found its way into my journal.
My preferred wind direction to hunt is one of a cross wind with a flavor for the open field for dispersion. Wind eddys are bound to occur and I have found that with the open field this allows for less funneling of my scent stream. The deer tend to be a little more tolerant of the "hint" of human odor they invariably seem to find. Most deer that come to the field are definately on the upwind side of my stand, but there always seems to be one oddball that insists on coming out down wind. Grrrrrrrrrr. I don't get busted perse' but they definately are testing the wind of my scent stream. Guess I pass the test, because they usually just start feeding and all becomes natural again.
Hunting the Michigan Thumbs agricultural mecca...farm country bucks taste the best.