Climate and Weather


Is Chicago the windiest city?

Dodge City, Kansas, with an average wind speed of 13.9 miles per hours (22.4 kilometers per hour), ranks number one as the windiest city. By comparison, the average wind speed in Chicago is only 10.3 miles per hour (16.6 kilometers per hour). The highest surface wind ever recorded was on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, at an elevation of 6,288 feet (1.9 kilometers). On April 12, 1934, its wind speed was 231 miles (371.7 kilometers) per hour and its average wind speed was 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) per hour. The windiest place on Earth is Antarctica where winds can gust up to 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour), which is twice as hard as in an average hurricane.


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