Annual Average Wind Speed in US Cities

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The tables below give the average wind speed over the year for the largest cities in the United States.

The numbers are averages of most the years that their airport weather stations have collected data.

Average annual wind speed
(miles per hour and kilometres per hour)
City MPH KPH
Atlanta, Georgia   9.1 14.6
Austin, Texas   8.5 13.7
Baltimore, Maryland   8.7 14.0
Birmingham, Alabama   7.1 11.4
Boston, Massachusetts 12.3 19.8
Buffalo, New York 11.8 19.0
Charlotte, North Carolina   7.4 11.9
Chicago, Illinois 10.3 16.6
Cincinnati, Ohio   9.0 14.5
Cleveland, Ohio 10.5 16.9
Columbus, Ohio   8.3 13.4
Dallas, Texas 10.7 17.2
Denver, Colorado   8.7 14.0
Detroit, Michigan 10.2 16.4
Hartford, Connecticut   8.4 13.5
Houston, Texas   7.6 12.2
Indianapolis, Indiana   9.6 15.4
Jacksonville, Florida   7.8 12.6
Kansas City, Missouri 10.6 17.1
Las Vegas, Nevada   9.1 14.6
Los Angeles, California   7.5 12.1
Louisville, Kentucky   8.3 13.4
Memphis, Tennessee   8.8 14.2
Miami, Florida   9.2 14.8
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11.5 18.5
Minneapolis, Minnesota 10.5 16.9

City MPH KPH
Nashville, Tennessee   8.0 12.9
New Orleans, Louisiana   8.2 13.2
New York, New York   9.1 14.6
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 12.2 19.6
Orlando, Florida   8.6 13.8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   9.5 15.3
Phoenix, Arizona   6.2 10.0
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   9.0 14.5
Portland, Oregon   7.9 12.7
Providence, Rhode Island 10.4 16.7
Raleigh, North Carolina   7.5 12.1
Richmond, Virginia   7.7 12.4
Rochester, New York   9.7 15.6
Sacramento, California   7.8 12.6
Salt Lake City, Utah   8.8 14.2
San Antonio, Texas   9.1 14.6
San Diego, California   7.0 11.3
San Francisco, California 10.6 17.1
Seattle, Washington   8.8 14.2
St. Louis, Missouri   9.6 15.4
Tampa, Florida   8.3 13.4
Virginia Beach, Virginia 10.5 16.9
Washington, DC   9.4 15.1
Reference

NOAA National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data Publication.

 

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