Abilene + 3 Other Texas Cities Make Top 10 Windiest Cities List
If you've ever lived in Abilene, Texas, then you know it can get very windy. So, it shouldn't be too much of a shocker that the 'Key City' is one of the windiest in America.
While Chicago is dubbed 'The Windy City', it seems there are 10 other cities in America that are actually windier according to The Weather Station Experts.
Windiest Cities in America
- Amarillo, Texas (Average wind speed of 13.6 mph)
- Rochester, Minnesota (Average wind speed of 12.6 mph)
- Lubbock, Texas (Average wind speed of 12.4 mph)
- Boston, Massachusetts (Average wind speed of 12.3 mph)
- Wichita, Kansas (Average wind speed of 12.2 mph)
- Fargo, North Dakota (Average wind speed of 12.2 mph)
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Average wind speed of 12.2 mph)
- Corpus Christi, Texas (Average wind speed of 12 mph)
- Abilene, Texas (Average wind speed of 11.9 mph)
- Buffalo, New York (Average wind speed of 11.8 mph)
As you can see with this list, there are actually 4 Texas cities to make this list. The Weather Station Experts explain why it's so windy in Texas.
As westerly winds flow over the Rocky Mountains, low-pressure forms to the east of the mountains in the high plains. This very persistent low pressure is what leads to the strong average wind speeds from the southwest and west. Lubbock sits on Llano Estacado, a region on the Western High Plains. A combination of its higher elevation and long stretches of flat land where wind can blow unimpeded there. Abilene sits east of these two Texas cities and experiences the same higher winds — although perhaps less intense — as Amarillo and Lubbock. (via The Weather Station Experts)
With 4 Texas cities in the top 10, it's safe to say wearing a skirt or a toupee in the Lone Star State is probably not a good idea.