When I was an Air Traffic Controller, we never ever used the word "WINDS". We always said "WIND". After all, it is the Wind, right?
We don't say RAINS or SNOWS or AIRS or SLEETS so why do so called meteorologists add an "s" to wind?
As an example, weather reporters on TV frequently tell us to expect HEAVY RAIN, or RAINSHOWERS, or HEAVY SNOW. They don't say Rains or Snows.
So what are the rules governing the use of weather conditions?