After analyzing NOAA Comparative Climate Data, which has wind data for approximately 300 cities, the experts at WeatherDB came up with this list of the top 30 windiest cities in America.
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by Sabrina Perry
When classifying the weather of a region, most people consider sun, precipitation and temperature highs and lows. Sunny with highs in the 70s? Universally considered “nice.” Rainy with temps below 50 degrees fahrenheit? Not so nice.
What many forget to consider is wind — the dark horse of the weather world. It’s usually ignored until strong gusts or tornadoes start causing serious damage. But, wind chill can turn a pleasantly brisk day into one where you huddle inside for warmth. And, on hot days, a nice breeze can make them bearable. Because of this, wind has a reputation as a polarizing weather condition.
After analyzing NOAA Comparative Climate Data, which has wind data for approximately 300 cities, the experts at WeatherDB found the top 30 windiest cities in America. Though some cities may suffer bouts of extreme wind, the cities on this list are the windiest on average. As it turns out, Chicago isn’t quite the “Windy City” it’s made out to be.
For each city, the average temperature highs and lows are also included, as well as the windiest month and population size, which is based on the most recent 2014 census data.
Note: In the case of ties, cities with lower average high temperatures are ranked higher.