Maximum Wind Speed - miles per hour
Data through 2008StateYrsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
DRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSPDRSP
BIRMINGHAM APAL45W4924020SW65SW56NW654001039020NW50SE50W43N5229010SW65
HUNTSVILLE AL4126442801012461844320402456290103002023430143274030402456
MOBILE AL5018442346104001443251164521602802009633646173822430963
MONTGOMERY AL2330322638284620403635450209039104413460852314030350852
ANCHORAGE (G) AK29E64NE6144020SE43S43SE46SE40N44S48S55NE5537010E64
ANNETTE AK561658165014481460144416441635164011511655135116581460
BARROW (G) AK28E58SW74E562651NE41W43W552755SW6638050E53SW61SW74
BARTER IS. (G)AK 9W75W69W66E49W56E53W48NW58E58W69E61W70W75
BETHEL (G) AK293301039020S5636010S53S59S4630030330603705033010520303360
BETTLESAK1614010082508292328180302729243025322425242521010170102532
BIG DELTAAK352974186720631860195616511863164718661858115611632974
COLD BAYAK5340010167315711561146011631754166417752160146611641775
FAIRBANKS AK571203026362102021020250302540273218010083324030253524372540
GULKANAAK150452164432010184619351538154021020163619461738390100452
HOMER AK362839804460369038114490352802028323649290103302040694069
JUNEAU AK381245124611401140124012351232123812481249115811551158
KING SALMON (G) AK2933010E69E62S59S633504038040SW56E71E67E6746050E71
KODIAK (G) AK29NW7556050460204603044030410204903049020NW78550305406059060NW78
KOTZEBUE (G) AK29E72E63E668056NE49SE46SE45S53NE5436010SE63E68E72
MCGRATH (G) AK29260403504031030S4631020NW62S46S49S49E402103023030NW62
NOME AK5109543602043030360103302004352435154126030380202455360102455
ST. PAUL ISLAND (G) AK2959060N72N67SE674306035040SE47N58N6169060SW8456050SW84
TALKEETNA AK411803003353003034291832192917224028120201703018030280300335
UNALAKLEET (G) AK6E63E71E60E43E46E37SW39S44S45SE53E62E61E71
VALDEZ (G) AK2947060660307701037030N44W38N41N56SW69NE668203082040SW69
YAKUTAT (G) AK29SE81SE6236060SE64SE48SE45SE44SE60SE63SE60SE70SE63SE81
FLAGSTAFF AZ242246223621382143SW462240NW39703821392239SW3923432246
PHOENIX AZ232536273524433051113540331647154515392637283129393051
TUCSON AZ60E40E59SE41SW46SE43SE50SE71NE54SE54SE47E55W44SE71
WINSLOW AZ432356226322612556255320521659214531452249224622522263
YUMA AZ40NW41W50N43NW47NW38SW42NE61SE60E57S47N47W47NE61
FORT SMITH AR26240203039205126453049550107053315431452951264022443154
LITTLE ROCK AR47S44SW5732010NW65NW61NE60NW56NW54NW50SSW58SW49SW48NW65
NORTH LITTLE ROCK AR6NW25SW25S28NE30SW30NE21W30W28NE24SE24SW27SW25NE30
BAKERSFIELD CA591438134917402940324015411228143314350838303513461349
BLUE CANYON CA39220601776076720502337074909320730094921050195407511776
EUREKA CA86S54SW48SW48N49NW40NW39N35N34N44SW56S55S56SW56
FRESNO CA301439133629302936323229283223312831293126283014351439
LONG BEACH CA391737184011392944273029241823162310263037254432392944
LOS ANGELES AP (G) CA58NE51N57W62N59W49W40SW31SE33E39W46W60NW49W62
LOS ANGELES C.O. CA46N49NW40NW47NW40NW39N32W21E24NW27N48N42SE44N49
MOUNT SHASTA CA63423362235213424322131183620341535203017342032213424
REDDING (G) CA2240040S6431010S4739010370103501040020430303802038010S85S85
SACRAMENTO CA59SE60SE51S66SW45SW74SW47SW36SW38NW42SE68SE70SE70SW74
SAN DIEGO CA64SE56S45SW46S37S30S26NW23NW23S31N31SE511846SE56
SAN FRANCISCO AP CA591658225526461847264628472840263726392645185122541658
SAN FRANCISCO C.O. CA39SE47SW47S44W38W38W40W38W34W32SE43S41SE45SE47
SANTA MARIA CA1925010134629363044283629362932293029321737263116361346
STOCKTON CA4514461641333935373541293527312630220201439154715441547
ALAMOSA (G) CO25SW582362236024712263206930663451SW54W62216326542471
COLORADO SPRINGS CO5829554102029602861275239040224934453044450103802027602861
DENVER CO1932443036104840030364321442848380303801038020325228542854
GRAND JUNCTION CO291840204134532749204630573545244528492144334526353057
PUEBLO CO24295129464801035524301027493058224835010510203901027473058
BRIDGEPORT CT4834673205008583255290303539294004583002009583002025533467
HARTFORD CT23244630463043054128392904027391840280102938174426412446
WILMINGTON DE60155129462845334624483443274824040390302058294732462058
WASHINGTON DULLES AP DC45203930372844324630020315530482601080372938294330403155
WASHINGTON NAT'L AP DC2329413339334431393246314950473541330202339334329403149
APALACHICOLA FL48E48E42E54SE51SE47E55N63NE59E67NW56SE47SE42E67
DAYTONA BEACH FL60280103101024582802031010320103443156929030055330010300101569
FORT MYERS FL572540253935462039324431481845390103007029020303233353070
JACKSONVILLE FL28303830392244324629344701026571138240402131333831402657
KEY WEST FL32290102901028010250301346184012611861320302601026010260101261
MIAMI FL51244619550446243532521337254331080066931050073832383180
ORLANDO FL5925422546244602503502043060144612796061054830020250201279
PENSACOLA FL363140134016393343123929462776145612772239213520361277
TALLAHASSEE FL492346094027481935294003442239025808462032164028370258
TAMPA FL56324432502943284424030290503258113821030210103101036453258
WEST PALM BEACH FL5929481148275132552745097134461386266435080103936381386
ATHENS GA53255220522450234731352401030030354715370535244110482552
ATLANTA GA32234629523149304430030245136050324190410935293925372952
AUGUSTAGA57254030402352294626040280103348240102601018402603028352352
COLUMBUS GA502946205227442840284029553652184736381240313733352955
MACON GA263237274670353345230402744304441020230201833304030352746
SAVANNAH GA283236093132462335224435030044534372301031352340320203246
HILO HI29363534391029250203529112505253625042534292202036293439
HONOLULUHI282540243706325035133070300530703113386029204670352046
KAHULUI HI34310303003031030320303303033030360203603030030310203203020432043
LIHUE HI29330403202006393203006339035703190322504050362602040414041
BOISE ID67SE50W56W52W50W50SW50W61SE56SE50SE56NW57NW56W61
POCATELLO ID57SE61W57W72S61W612262W57SW54W57SW54W67NW57W72
CAIROIL471751SW68NW60SW59SW632262NW49S45SW472549SW53SW63SW68
CHICAGOIL50284725450154350203452244136553246235820483303026462358
MOLINE IL1929402640234626493040244927372057263626402802022452057
PEORIA IL2323382739235424452145304426403037293527442804006462354
ROCKFORD IL58274029010360201154330102047305325050205221403002006461154
SPRINGFIELD IL292539295124563061284616433701023030280102040244625363061
EVANSVILLE IN23293626432540284428522846284546020283632030314124412852
FORT WAYNE IN59SW59W61S65W63S57SE65NW61N55W52SW46SW57SW52S65
INDIANAPOLIS IN2919452346330302547304029462502023030264627442903026412547
SOUTH BEND IN5922522047205127552768275036010326325362556225823432768
DES MOINES IA53NW66W56S66W76W70NW76W73SSE60NW55W5631030SW61W76
SIOUX CITY IA64NW56NW54N61W68W8048050NW66NW56S66W70NW59NW53W80
WATERLOO IA482946275123463805035593360355832030283829432804032403360
CONCORDIA KS273246310203546245518442454255806443149330203102035402558
DODGE CITY KS22390103447410104501031542960350403263145134493245380103263
GOODLAND KS5934533651336229622761336637050236034512761335334523366
TOPEKA KS2331393102018550851344733010280102901032432339314530371855
WICHITA KS27354820442449235618613051347050661944350103302032443470
GREATER CINCINNATI APKY45284629403202025463203028453245294131362948284321402948
JACKSON KY272337193931332743283929313332283729262528193030302743
LEXINGTON KY471847324627363246303730442937223929411740274522391847
LOUISVILLE KY231638234419432256334104543655214729392940234427402256
PADUCAHKY2430412503019372438245129453104021030183528020214422352451
BATON ROUGE LA462439173927382339174803400341144606583340173529602960
LAKE CHARLES LA473258254018400644530201953333611464058300203602033363258
NEW ORLEANS LA49250102643163830453503025494046334245040320103001028462549
SHREVEPORT LA463041304329542852326328482946114019442537314632433263
CARIBOU ME1933432541333731383337233632323328342930402501031393343
PORTLAND ME231638084511412940703928352937285729331437104130442857
BALTIMORE MD56NE63W68SE80W70SW65SW80NW57NE5432040SE73E58W57SE80
BLUE HILL MA4527040S77ENE72NW66S6535030NW78SSW67SSE92S62S67SSE68SSE92
BOSTON MA23174608430654284333040284526460847234704473301005510654
WORCESTER MA522560327629760554315125393146364432412543205423513276
ALPENA MI282031300102035163821352135143731352803026010203826331638
DETROIT MI292248225121462247226130452853244428352447274729492261
FLINT MI5326452840275824443281295229412737230102539234627403281
GRAND RAPIDS MI292445245525472452264724392651314118402447234924392455
HOUGHTON LAKE MI312640243728362437264019511337303223322438274027351951
LANSING MI47SW54SW56W59W61W46SE63NE56SW4722010SW4826030SW56SE63
MARQUETTE MI9NW44NW31NW40NW44N34NW38NW35NW37W35SE38NW31SW35NW44
MUSKEGON MI493144344125412248274424443340264320402240235223402352
SAULT STE. MARIE MI37NW47W47SE42SE42E49S37SE44NW35W43NW42NW60NW45NW60
DULUTH MN2330452944E57804628442746314126482837324608443241E57
INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN533035263623010235220522801033010304334383047333731362352
MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL MN2932513437310301845224933483543204429393143254131393251
ROCHESTER MN4630482845235830532569440201751344624443047294732472569
SAINT CLOUD MN1931403046304330442741326222492502032343143294131453262
JACKSON MS3235461343164414442235354033443547250503130144115412550
MERIDIAN MS49334150393439194831010224640514103002450235194180374051
TUPELO MS2524392535243913353301022030260303001020352201026020400302439
COLUMBIA MO20NW492441264623543044264935010105935382547194506371059
KANSAS CITY MO243239320202346204824463603020582903014412140223719402058
ST. LOUIS MO2929403045274827493446274841020314525412852114129392852
SPRINGFIELD MO23NW39153925393441204943040370104601010402235104313372049
BILLINGS MT65W66W72NW61NW72NN68NW79N73NW69NW61NW68NW63NW66NW79
GLASGOW MT4028562946304430543244305430692366304629542748380303069
GREAT FALLS MT60SW65W72W73W70SW65NW70W73SW71NW73W73SW73SW82SW82
HAVRE MT92946244627462858105127472855264933452669334629452669
HELENA MT68SW73W73SW61W52SW56W56SW65S65NW54W62SW56NW59SW73
KALISPELL MT4236010300300341310202340033831381543300303802035010330301543
MISSOULA MT63S52NW47SW50NW51SW57S51SE72SW581648SW51SW42W56SE72
GRAND ISLAND NE4634543353345521522959306829593601028453351325531523068
LINCOLN NE363348NW48N54NW523056NE6729020NW6532443047NW483446NE67
NORFOLK NE2732483244325132510744284643010326030551846315135463260
NORTH PLATTE NE293603036520247284928645304024553156304631533348390102864
OMAHA EPPLEY AP NE2033453339334832541657104428583046193611483101034392858
OMAHA (NORTH) NE15NW41NW38NW38NW46N34SW39SW50NW39NW35NW34NW38NW37SW50
SCOTTSBLUFF NE58345329602962315532802980490304501032463148295632473280
VALENTINE NE263345305233443049334929533260205318452951335227443260
ELKO NV452340273929412548345527612345163527582935204027502761
ELY NV63SE66S56SW65S59S74SW6337020E5737030S65S51SE61S74
LAS VEGAS NV23234523502351330303702034483704032433002029040214334482351
RENO NV19164519512149SW50174619451841194023431541195219671967
WINNEMUCCA NV57W56W59W66W52N61W57W56W51W57NE542248SW61W66
CONCORD NH63NW44N42NE71NW52NW48SW44SW45E56E42NW39NE72NW52NE72
MT. WASHINGTON (G) NH66NW173E166W1801182308814086090NW110ENE142SE174W161110140NW178118230
ATLANTIC CITY AP NJ4929472743244607467040304131411235326029412904036553260
ATLANTIC CITY C.O.NJ1744338010076319373602005301944353090340444043611450763
NEWARK NJ60305223463045295532502658355209463902011482603032552658
ALBUQUERQUE NM24095227471949114725484702036528051344333010295106510952
ROSWELL NM2230030NW56NW522556NW604301036030NW4437010490103003041010NW60
ALBANY NY253040294430462940325523432941304732352839284129433255
BINGHAMTON NY2327402541243924322736264025372201034332739264624432646
BUFFALO NY60SW91SW70W68W67SW63NW56NW59SW56SW59SW63SW66S60SW91
NEW YORK C.PARK NY257400834837803530290828352930339029332828320539740
NEW YORK (JFK AP) NY45265225463047314616442843295128010284726453102026492652
NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA AP) NY29540014306522955174129383553284633511052305505522955
ROCHESTER NY2324452559350302541184536392052274027682543265124482768
SYRACUSE NY59W60W62SE56NW523052NW492854NW433259SE63E59W52SE63
ASHEVILLE NC443346346033483346344036403543304136453335324034443460
CAPE HATTERAS NC3824441644195221402902029371552336040662247155816464066
CHARLOTTE NC291735250103241193225030240104102028462102021030243016382846
GREENSBORO-WNSTN-SALM-HGHPTNC281941073830492637280402743355020352504030463802024343550
RALEIGH NC5527412345244625402505036030250203346240202973323522402973
WILMINGTON NC28263837030276026040320202346453065622040230303603026432760
BISMARCK ND292944305231443155275434522264305415463245314729472264
FARGO ND2334493351344935010185114433374345131453349314730453374
GRAND FORKS ND113540274735483149155331511240306229433146315434453062
WILLISTON ND293244310103248305528513902026632953274028552952330202663
AKRON OH472244255126493040324631672547175136402443264624483167
CLEVELAND OH3122532445380402344294528412647243928412446264725532253
COLUMBUS OH272440274326472647255227413347294323442440274526472552
DAYTON OH232543284527492549245424432961283622432643224425462961
MANSFIELD OH422446244422473346334623402639174133343240233918462247
TOLEDO OH51W47SW56W56SW722546W50NW54W47NW472445SW653048SW72
YOUNGSTOWN OH5925482758255533513201023452758274436402344255225462758
OKLAHOMA CITY OK27344532452452326723533049340300546215230433501033443267
TULSA OK31183720411846345530410449350303640273925402802033363455
ASTORIA OR551755194718472052223720321929203017362044204625521755
EUGENE OR522058196018481844254627292801011322801033010234618401960
MEDFORD OR59235025461655143522010173721010164814472040194014441655
PENDLETON OR532653255429632777274829623149234327472549276229632777
PORTLAND OR54S54SW61S57S60SW42SW40SW33SW29S6128070SW56S572870
SALEM OR591843184619401844220102328242618252301024010174917461749
SEXTON SUMMIT OR2116601953216020502044184222010204512451451195920632063
GUAM PC4431040NE367035SW643007028473007024522336W4432050330403070
JOHNSTON ISLAND PC53331093808350935073208310633083207350832033306430643
KOROR PC1920350623362630261703630332633082827372931255209312552
KWAJALEIN PC4822551835903908371144124124040704407442040126070461260
MAJURO PC190636703570260726072509292330322922290633223109350636
PAGO PAGO PC29354829036323735350835084309321733063818350939230502350
POHNPEI PC202928102140212926603090183018253290232223243527232435
CHUUK PC193430502833338292435293524332339213222352435250402540
WAKE ISLAND PC80839023606370638093008281041195116300833074003391951
YAP PC1905230423123918050362324322235802823281626093626411850
ALLENTOWN PA6029552558295829603058278136010235825461449305829522781
ERIE PA5120532952145521462537363722030253617452443314124401455
HARRISBURG PA102744303528372835294733582935354628312530314031463358
MIDDLETOWN/HARRISBURGPA263446295129463346294733581652294913482938314431463358
PHILADELPHIA PA66NE61NW59NW56SW593804030030SW49E67NE49SW66SW60NW48E67
PITTSBURGH PA5623522658254830513048345328010294620383139294525482658
AVOCA PA51SW52W60S49NW47SW46W43NW43NE50SW47E40NW49SW47W60
WILLIAMSPORT PA552766146011581862185529622078296016591175097716582078
BLOCK IS.RI122736364605450429152918283028042916530837283825401653
PROVIDENCE RI553302016461860205126030204014392501018581441185214481860
CHARLESTON APSC3320403038214620382736174428402943310202139153724392146
COLUMBIA SC552846204027603344220202601020413048250102729353526412760
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AP SC18253622372539244139010304317492436240201231253235291749
ABERDEEN SD3934583201035523302043020104736020334632413349344632463458
HURON SD66NW57NW56NW6838020NW70SE653502049010NW64W72NW73NW59NW73
RAPID CITY SD2532593359335432613257255437060325432523255335731543261
SIOUX FALLS SD60324731450260430401146237035010315816502760365236462370
BRISTOL-JHNSN CTY-KNGSPRTTN532540254625402541325027392340344631292736263724403250
CHATTANOOGA TN333431290203244300202937283930440643220202935303822293244
KNOXVILLE TN342743253924432864204026010254624010200202643254920392864
MEMPHIS TN293435243820432446344029513148704536392840234030362951
NASHVILLE TN332638203613412540364128010305828040200301735153923413058
ABILENE TX2831393145274127553154360103048195535433146274532402755
AMARILLO TX343446254837030460301347680203048024680413158314632513158
AUSTIN/CITY TX29353734393336220102203034412840033502523533303631440252
AUSTIN/BERGSTROM TX67280104101031010350103203046010116230040290102901031010290301162
BROWNSVILLE TX2918402336284417413243304110481948305128030173917383051
CORPUS CHRISTI TX323043064517457046105601410246310203049400303802018391056
DALLAS-FORT WORTH TX553655365140010325514553252366536731153370103202032533673
DALLAS-LOVE FIELD TX93041174035020440104103036581140133610461443195233453658
DEL RIO TX2931453139335280482959300206041146032453346313729431460
EL PASO TX3326642451285226562545325147020320303902036020275326442664
GALVESTON TX124S53N60SE50NW68W66SE62NW68E91NE100SE66NW72NW50NE100
HOUSTON TX39323626462535144523463004010463501047010260103337290202646
LUBBOCK TX602859255841020246036700563256430463645330503203025583670
MIDLAND-ODESSA TX553101035020275330532052510400558165523533502029010440200558
PORT ARTHUR TX290639163910433046295238030260104704034813336343825413481
SAN ANGELO TX602645320402758287502604302030020250503452310402603030432875
SAN ANTONIO TX3225010320103346300104502090380948113921020300103002033330948
VICTORIA (G) TX2535010N5455030N6239030N60506232020S443601037020N45N62
WACO TX60324933010276536623501009693660056032603452296232520969
WICHITA FALLS TX603101038010196214522059366944030345535010320103702029553669
MILFORD UT18SW44W56SW52SW52SW57SW57NW45SW52SW47NW45SW56SW53SW57
SALT LAKE CITY UT72NW59SE56NW71NW57NW57W63NW51SW58W61NW67NW63S54NW71
BURLINGTON VT2516381739163333362401029393037363519361233153627351739
LYNCHBURG VA64W45S50S43NE432503029050NW43W48170102904023030SE45S50
NORFOLK VA36320203644224602417040370103446354639040320303103001392246
RICHMOND VA23223831010274133462346264523402902033030240302501015403346
ROANOKE VA473053314032523258364628463446304410383037345230403258
WALLOPS ISLAND VA22NNE7031060380503505039030W69WNW6730060WNW70400503805033060NNE70
OLYMPIA WA6018551845234023462939253218291801018352358186016451860
QUILLAYUTE WA402837SE462338SW32W28SE23NE23SE2722030SE42SE37SW39SE46
SEATTLE C.O. (G) WA11SSE51SSW40WSW54SW44WSW46SW37SW39S33S33SSW41SSW63SW46SSW63
SEATTLE SEA-TAC AP WA40S47S51SW44SW38SW32SW2921020SW2920020SW38S66S49S66
SPOKANE WA59SW59SW54SW54SW52320102362SW43SW50SW38SW56SW54SW512362
YAKIMA WA5425443903023482946184620472443184530383141294523482348
SAN JUAN PR2360290629073260316028123532490434250504037363320312550
BECKLEY WV452446264027582744244127403646324030462632164428412758
CHARLESTON WV592545194032462745255532502946295020352545294025552555
ELKINS WV252746255532462750304627403037324026352946303327402555
HUNTINGTON WV462643264125371844294730372337243534293038233526362947
GREEN BAY WI234039273731040360402946164124362835263928363001028392946
LA CROSSE WI273245343734402553095834632853326327402547184634433463
MADISON WI59E6829010SW7031070SW7738040NW7230010W52280402501025020SW77
MILWAUKEE WI268044310102641410203301031473054250407041244329040310303054
CASPER WY5520582358258125543258265443010255032532555255120632581
CHEYENNE WY272555275928593058275429712546255628482653275927632971
LANDER WY192644266423682562175219532247245320522655264524552368
SHERIDAN WY233053244532583061316031472052325821473247325531483061
This table expresses both a maximum wind speed (SP) for the station and, where available, the direction (DR) (referenced to true North) from which it blew.
Short gusts are listed only for stations denoted with a G. If the direction is expressed as one of the 16 compass points (N, NNE, NE, etc.) the
maximum speed is calculated from the minimum time during which one mile of wind passes the station.
If the direction is expressed numerically, the maximum speed is the highest one minute average value recorded by the observer.
Direction is given in tens of degrees clockwise from true North.