Calculate the meteorological angle from directional text.

Works for abbrieviations or whole words (E -> 90 | South -> 180) and also is able to parse 22.5 degreee angles such as ESE/East South East

Parameters:input_dir (string or array-like strings) – Directional text such as west, [south-west, ne], etc
Returns:angle – The angle in degrees

Examples using metpy.calc.parse_angle