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How windy is your City?

Old 03-06-18, 01:55 PM
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Here in Nebraska they don't mention the wind unless it gets to at least 15 mph. Then they call it breezy.


The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 10 to May 28, with average wind speeds of more than 10.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 28 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
So the calmest day of the year it's 8.4 mph (13.5 km/hr) and the windiest day 13.1 mph (21 km/h). But of course the wind peaks during the daytime. So for riding purposes, it's safe to just assume the wind is going to be somewhere between 10 and 25 mph (16 and 40 km/hr) with gusts that could knock you over if you aren't paying attention.


Yesterday morning the forecast was


Monday — Rain mainly in the morning, with a high temperature falling to around 35. Breezy with winds gusting as high as 40 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than one-tenth of one inch possible.
65 km/hr

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Old 03-06-18, 02:17 PM
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We're high up, the city centre was built on top of a hill you can see many miles around in every direction. So you can see our city centre from other towns.
However, the place has literally millions of trees and the cycleways are carved into the landscape so they can duck under the road system - and so on a bike it's viewful but not windy.
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Old 03-06-18, 03:00 PM
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Today we're having about 30 MPH sustained winds with gusts up to 50 MPH. Luckily this is not the norm.
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Old 03-06-18, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by InOmaha View Post
Here in Nebraska
We are still trying to figure out though if Nebraska sucks or if Wyoming blows...
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Old 03-09-18, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr View Post
We are still trying to figure out though if Nebraska sucks or if Wyoming blows...


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Old 03-23-18, 11:07 AM
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Last summer I recall a chance interaction with a stranger, an old gent, visiting from Ottawa. We were both in a place outside and he asked out of the blue and with no prior conversation "is there ever a day when the wind doesn't blow here?". I told him that I was glad he noticed that. Over the last few years it has gotten windier. I notice it when growing plants out in the field and the resulting stress of the extra load on them. I've resorted to erecting strategically placed wind breaks here & there. St. Johns' is the b!tch in Canada though. No wonder trees have such a tough time there.
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Old 03-23-18, 09:44 PM
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Considering that the word "typhoon" is a loan word from Japanese, yeah it gets pretty windy here in Japan!
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Old 03-24-18, 06:45 PM
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I was whinging about the relentless wind we've had here recently and my Mrs reminded me the place we live is called "The Witterings" ... aparently the name's derived from a Saxon name meaning windy
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post

Drum roll please...........


#1 St. Johnís, NB tops the list of Canadaís windiest cities. With an average annual wind speed of 21.9 km/h, cyclists in the region are used to the ever-present movement of air. (ha!). The record for the most powerful wind gust in St. Johnís is an impressive 193 km/h.
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Should be. Can't be as bad as here, though (SW Ontario)? Gack.

Speaking of the list, I can attest to Saint John (NB). I spend the summers in the region. Never Not Windy.
Dumbass westerners and Upper Canadians....

The article lists St. John's, Newfoundland, as #1, not Saint John, New Brunswick (the pearl of the Maritimes). Saint John doesn't even make the list.

I would have thought Kingston Ontario would make the list, but maybe it's too small. It's a great sailing town because of it's winds, whereas Toronto and Hamilton suck 'cause too often there's no wind. And Ottawa's pretty windy when Parliament's in session.
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Originally Posted by Brob2 View Post
Dumbass westerners and Upper Canadians....

The article lists St. John's, Newfoundland, as #1, not Saint John, New Brunswick (the pearl of the Maritimes). Saint John doesn't even make the list.
I probably got my Saint's mixed up. I'll doublecheck
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Old 03-25-18, 07:59 AM
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14 to 15 mph average SE Mich. It Blows!
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
I live just outside of Oklahoma City, which is tied for 5th windiest city in the US with an average wind speed of 12.2 mph (19.6 kph) and a record gust of 107 mph (172 kph).

Of course, that's not counting tornadoes.
weatherspark.com has yearly weather charts for a location.
Temperature through the year, and hourly ranges through the year. It's great for seeing if afternoons are reasonable to ride, even though the mornings tend to be too cold.
rain and snow.
wind speeds and directions through the year.
Humidity

Some charts show one month's detail if you click the month on the chart.

Here's Oklahoma City. That's a lot higher than my local SW Ohio, which is about 8 mph average in the winter, and 4.5 mph in the summer.
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