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10 Windiest Cities in US

Nashville, not Chicago, tops the list
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2017 11:17 AM CST
A US flag waves in wind from Hurricane Matthew in St. Augustine, Fla., on Oct. 8, 2016.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(Newser) – Not a fan of blustery days? Steer clear of these places. Research firm CoreLogic has released a list of the windiest cities in the US based on wind-related events and maximum wind speed recorded in 279 metro areas in 2016 (including during Hurricane Matthew). The list:

  1. Nashville, Tenn.
  2. Reno, Nev.
  3. Jackson, Miss.
  4. Cincinnati, Ohio
  5. Columbia, SC
  6. Louisville, Ky.
  7. Little Rock, Ark.
  8. Winston-Salem, NC
  9. Clarksville, Tenn.
  10. Charleston, SC
Chicago also failed to top the NOAA's windiest cities ranking for 2016, based on average wind speed. (See CoreLogic's 2015 list here.)

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