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This Is the Windiest City in the US

Plus, the rest of the top 5
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2015 11:50 AM CDT

Hold on to your hats, folks, before reading this one, especially if you live in a city that qualifies as among America's windiest. USA Today shares CoreLogic's rankings of 293 US cities by total force of severe wind gusts since 2006. It turns out the Windy City ranks as the 50th windiest city in the US (not that weather is what Chicago's nickname really references). The top 5:

  1. Jackson, Miss.: 153 wind events, maximum wind speed 99mph
  2. Springfield, Mo.: 128 wind events, maximum wind speed 97mph
  3. Boston, Mass.: 121 wind events, maximum wind speed 83mph
  4. Cambridge, Mass.: 116 wind events, maximum wind speed 83mph

  1. Shreveport, La.: 108 wind events, maximum wind speed 77mph
As USA Today points out, CoreLogic's rankings differ from NOAA's rankings, which look at average wind speed instead of highest wind gusts. According to NOAA's rankings, Dodge City, Kan., is the windiest city in the nation. Click for CoreLogic's top 10. (More wind stories.)

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