This Is the Windiest City in the US Plus, the rest of the top 5 By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 29, 2015 11:50 AM CDT 26 comments Comments Jackson, Miss. (Christopher Meredith (chmeredith) from Jackson, MS, USA, via Wikimedia Commons) (Newser) – Hold on to your hats, folks, before reading this one, especially if you live in a city that qualifies as among America's windiest. USA Today shares CoreLogic's rankings of 293 US cities by total force of severe wind gusts since 2006. It turns out the Windy City ranks as the 50th windiest city in the US (not that weather is what Chicago's nickname really references). The top 5: Jackson, Miss.: 153 wind events, maximum wind speed 99mph Springfield, Mo.: 128 wind events, maximum wind speed 97mph Boston, Mass.: 121 wind events, maximum wind speed 83mph Cambridge, Mass.: 116 wind events, maximum wind speed 83mph Shreveport, La.: 108 wind events, maximum wind speed 77mph As USA Today points out, CoreLogic's rankings differ from NOAA's rankings, which look at average wind speed instead of highest wind gusts. According to NOAA's rankings, Dodge City, Kan., is the windiest city in the nation. Click for CoreLogic's top 10.