Record Windy Year?

Has it really been that windy across western Kansas so far this year?  Well, it seems like it but believe it or not the average monthly wind speeds have actually been below normal!  The perception that it's been really windy may be because there certainly have been some exceptionally windy days.  However, averaging out the days with very little wind has yielded montly  speeds below average, let alone being a record setter.

At Dodge City (similar conditions elsewhere), the following are the montly averages (in MPH)...

Average Monthly Wind Speeds at Dodge City
  Jan Feb Mar Apr

May

Normal 12.9
13.4
14.9
15.0
14.0
2010 11.3
11.2
14.3
14.7

13.2

 

Average Monthly Wind for DDC

 

Jeff Hutton



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