Wind

Every time we get into a period of several windy or breezy days in a row, I tend to get a lot of inquiries as to if it is windier than it use to be, or is this unusual for the time of year.  There is no doubt this past weekend was windy and Sunday in particular was quite windy.  My answer to these wind questions is usually, no, we live on the prairie and there is no statistical increase or decrease in our wind in recent years.  As an example, if I took the last 7 days and looked at the same 7 days for the past few years, 3 out of the 4 years recent years the average peak gust was very similar to this year.  We live in a very windy climate and our weather memories tend to be short. 

Daryl Ritchison