Windy Winter

Many have inquired over how windy this past winter was in comparison to other years. I downloaded all the wind data from the Fargo Airport from 1931 through April 2014.

I calculated the average wind speed for each winter from 1932-33 through 2013-2014. Winter is defined as December through February. The average wind speed this past winter was 13.11 MPH. That ranked as the 18th windiest during that time frame (75 years). No surprise to most of you old enough to remember, but the winter of 1996-1997 was windier with an average speed of 13.5 mph. The windiest winter was the winter of 1957-1958 with an average speed of 15.9 mph.

Those are your geek stats for the day.

Daryl Ritchison