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Old November 2nd, 2010, 08:52 AM
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Default Top 10 Windiest Places in the United States

With continued aggravation on having to peddle into another 25mph headwind on my ride home yesterday, I got to wondering where my area stands in a list of the the most windy parts of the country.

And no surprise I'm smack dab in the windiest.

10 windiest cities according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are:

1...Blue Hill MA (literally a mile and half from my house)
2...Dodge City KS
3...Amarillo TX
4...Rochester MN
5...Cheyenne WY
6...Caspar Wy
7...Great Falls MT
8...Goodland KS
9...Boston MA
10...Lubbock TX

Some more Top 10's
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 09:08 AM
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i think mt washington ,nh would argue with this list .

http://www.mountwashington.org/
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 11:43 AM
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Funny the Columbia Gorge is the place everyone wants to go wind surfing.
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i think mt washington ,nh would argue with this list .

http://www.mountwashington.org/

I think they're right. I don't understand why it was left off of the list and not at the top of the list.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 04:01 PM
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i think mt washington ,nh would argue with this list .

http://www.mountwashington.org/
Mt Washington doesn't count ... It's a mountain. Although it's the same region and affected by the same weather patterns that give us the wind, it home to the world's worst weather. It's an anomaly in of itself. You wait until the end of June for the snow to melt, get a couple months to hike in the heat and humidity, and then you're back to the snow.

I think the average wind up there is 50-60 mph.
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my bedroom is pretty windy when the wife is in a good mood
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 07:23 PM
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The list is of the 10 windiest Cities. If they were just listing the windiest places, I would nominate Mt. Hebo in Oregon. The winds there have been measured at 175 knots. Two large radomes (domes over radar antennas) of a type that had survived on Mount Washington were destroyed by winds at Mt. Hebo. A third of a different design eventually succumbed to winds, too.

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Old November 2nd, 2010, 07:37 PM
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I've lived in some fairly windy places in my life.



Lubbock, for one. I was about 80 miles NE of Rochester MN for about 10 years.

And when I lived in Spain, the anemometer at the Radar Site blew away on the 10th of November two years in a row at around 110 MPH.



It also tossed a half finished Radar Dome off the hill when they were building the place. It wound up about 4000 feet down, in the Mediterranean. You could almost jump of that side of the mountain and roll all the way to the beach, though.

NW North Dakota/NE Montana is a fairly breezy place, too.

That's another reason I like it where I'm at. Anything over 25 or 30 MPH is a fair hurricane, around these parts. I don't miss it, actually. Particularly when it's about -30F. (I don't miss those temperatures, either!)

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along I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, there is a pass, and let me tell you about sheer winds which seem to come from nowhere.

I'd passed over it many times, and several times it was shut down, because it blew vehicles over, and off, the road. Usually the high profile vehicles are victims there.

i went over it once, and I was sure my truck was gonna go over on it's side, it had to be close!
Just about the time I started heading down the hill on the Laramie side, the 80 was CLOSED to ALL traffic, until the wind died down, the vehicles were righted, and removed.....
A few years before that, I was EB on I-80, and made it just east of Cheyenne, and the interstate was closed due to a blizzard. I was stranded at the 370 exit(Sapp Bros) for 2.5 days.. The wind was howling like crazy night and day, and the snow!!?!?! I've been in blizzards before, but not quite that much wind behind it.
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