America’s Windiest Cities

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Methodology

To determine America’s windiest cities, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the average annual wind speed in each city from 1984 through 2015 with data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The cities listed are near weather stations, also known as Local Climatological Data stations. Annual maximum wind speeds and annual normal daily minimum temperatures come from NOAA’s 2015 Comparative Climatic Data report. In cases where multiple cities had the same average annual wind speed, the city with a higher maximum annual wind speed was given the higher rank.