Nashville January 24, 2017
Most People Don’t Know That Nashville Was Named The Windiest City In America
There may be a new windy city in town, folks. Although you most likely look to Chicago when it comes to crazy wind, it has recently been knocked off of its throne by a few midwestern and southern cities. We go into exactly the what and why, so you’ll be able to tout our new weather based crown all through 2017.
CoreLogic recently released their property, financial and consumer analytics and named Nashville as the windiest city in America. What does that mean, you say? How can that work?
The firm studied both wind events and wind gusts at ground level in cities that numbered more than 100,000 inhabitants. Normally, wind events are studied at weather observation stations or airports, but here is was based on property specific levels.
In a 24-hour period, Nashville took the top spot with 21 independent wind events and SEVENTY-TWO mile-per-hour winds. That's a pretty solid speed, folks.
Music City actually tied with Jackson, Mississippi who also had 21 area-specific wind events recorded in the area.
And don't forget little Clarksville! Located just outside of Nashville, the tiny town made the top ten at #9 with 70 mph winds and 15 wind events.
How does this differ from the National Weather Service? Cities are ranked by annual average wind speed by NWS, making a broad swath of city statistics.
It's an interesting thing, to think of Nashville as a windy town down here in the south. We may not have the frigid winters and excessive snow of the north - but apparently we inherited their penchant for wind.
What an interesting thing, hey? Be safe out there! Did you know that
Nashville has the country’s longest running radio show…?