Monday, September 17, 2007

An Interesting Tidbit

We often hear of Chicago being called the Windy City. However, its origin doesn't have anything to do with the weather. In the 1800s, Chicago promoters traveled along the East Coast, proudly proposing their city as a great place to invest. Their East Coast cynics called them "full of wind." With time, the name Windy City stuck. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the windiest city in the "lower 48" is in Kansas: Dodge City has an average wind speed of 14 mph. Amarillo, Texas, is not far behind at 13.5 mph. (From the Wichita Eagle Newspaper)

Today it's blowing 27 mph, gusting to 36 mph in Amarillo. Better hold on to my hat!

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