Here, up close, you can see the wind whipping not only his fur coat but his ear tufts, as well.
In this case, it appears that the wind is coming from the Northeast.
A good old "Nor'Easter" can cause lots of trouble, but luckily Dante lives far enough inland from the East Coast that the winds are mitigated by the time they reach his ears.
He needs something like a windsock to signal the direction of the wind from a distance -- like they do at airports.
(Who knew that the wind wears socks?)
"Hey dood, do ya fink I cud borrow yoor hat?", asked Dante.
"Why, yes you may, On this windy March day", replied "The Cat in the Hat".
"Now you can not only see the wind, but you can harness it's power!", says he.
"And if that's not enough
To show your real stuff
Why simply break wind"
Said "The Cat" as he grinned!