The Atmosphere

Wind Storms

Is Chicago really the “windy city?”

Chicago is not the windiest city in the United States. It actually got the nickname of “The Windy City” because of its reputation for being the home of blowhard politicians. Chicago’s average wind speed of 10.4 miles (16.7 kilometers) per hour is exceeded by Boston (12.5 [20.1]), Honolulu (11.3 [18.2]), and Dallas and Kansas City (both 10.7 [17.2]).


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