Average Wind Speed in January at US Cities





The tables below give the average wind speed in January 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 wind speed in January (miles per hour and kilometres per hour)
City MPH KPH
Atlanta, Georgia 10.4 16.7
Austin, Texas 8.7 14.0
Baltimore, Maryland 9.1 14.6
Birmingham, Alabama 8.1 13.0
Boston, Massachusetts 13.7 22.0
Buffalo, New York 13.9 22.4
Charlotte, North Carolina 7.8 12.6
Chicago, Illinois 11.6 18.7
Cincinnati, Ohio 10.4 16.7
Cleveland, Ohio 12.2 19.6
Columbus, Ohio 9.8 15.8
Dallas, Texas 11.0 17.7
Denver, Colorado 8.7 14.0
Detroit, Michigan 11.7 18.8
Hartford, Connecticut 8.9 14.3
Houston, Texas 8.1 13.0
Indianapolis, Indiana 10.9 17.5
City MPH KPH
Jacksonville, Florida 8.1 13.0
Kansas City, Missouri 11.1 17.9
Las Vegas, Nevada 7.3 11.7
Los Angeles, California 6.7 10.8
Louisville, Kentucky 9.5 15.3
Memphis, Tennessee 10.0 16.1
Miami, Florida 9.5 15.3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 12.6 20.3
Minneapolis, Minnesota 10.5 16.9
Nashville, Tennessee 9.1 14.6
New Orleans, Louisiana 9.3 15.0
New York, New York 10.4 16.7
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 12.5 20.1
Orlando, Florida 9.0 14.5
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10.3 16.6
Phoenix, Arizona 5.3 8.5
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10.4 16.7
City MPH KPH
Portland, Oregon 9.9 15.9
Providence, Rhode Island 10.9 17.5
Raleigh, North Carolina 8.2 13.2
Richmond, Virginia 8.1 13.0
Rochester, New York 11.6 18.7
Sacramento, California 6.8 10.9
Salt Lake City, Utah 7.5 12.1
San Antonio, Texas 8.8 14.2
San Diego, California 6.0 9.7
San Francisco, California 7.2 11.6
Seattle, Washington 9.5 15.3
St. Louis, Missouri 10.6 17.1
Tampa, Florida 8.6 13.8
Virginia Beach, Virginia 11.4 18.3
Washington, DC 10.0 16.1
Reference

NOAA National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data Publication.

US City Wind
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