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Old 09-25-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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Maybe when a semi-trailer is knocked over or a casino sign is destroyed we can complain about wind...

Strongest winds in five years lash Las Vegas, toppling trucks and wrecking a casino sign - LA Times

People here are not sensitive about 10-20 mph winds. 40 mph gusts filled with sand and debris are common. 60+ mph gusts are rare, but do occur. Riding a bicycle or going on a hike? Most folks are going to check the forecasted wind speed and gusts. Not every one, just the sensitive ones....
Not really. LV does not even make the list of top places for wind in the US. Well less than Chicago or Boston or NYC.

We do get an occasional wind storm but winds over 40 or so are relatively rare. And we don't have anything near the dust storms that hit Phoenix once in a while.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Not really. LV does not even make the list of top places for wind in the US. Well less than Chicago or Boston or NYC.

We do get an occasional wind storm but winds over 40 or so are relatively rare. And we don't have anything near the dust storms that hit Phoenix once in a while.
I am not comparing wind gusts to other cities. I accept your qualification of "relatively rare". The multiple rare gusts I have witnessed here in a short time have caused me to secure my patio furnishings, stow my umbrella inside, avoid cycling and hiking during rare wind advisories, or chase down a full garbage bin thundering down the alley--only my observations, not the recorded wind velocities.


The perceptions about the wind here don't strike me as sensitive, just a part of living here.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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The relative lack of "regular" wind here was a welcome bonus for us. But we did come from a place where the wind "season" ran from Jan 1 to Dec 31, or at least that's what the local jokes were. While it wasn't that extreme, the trees did all lean in one direction, and during the summer, you could just about set your watch by the 25+ mph continuous winds that started right about noon every day. We were disappointed this spring when it seemed much windier than it was last year (our whole 2 years of local reference..LOL)

Yes, it gets windy here, sometimes very strong. But it's the desert, that's going to happen. But depending on what you're comparing it to, it may seem not bad at all...
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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As a 14 year resident of the valley, I'll chime in my two thoughts. The wind can be VERY annoying, sometimes 3 days on end. If you suffer from allergies, this place is your worst nightmare with all the mulberry and pollen flying around. Additionally, twice this year I've witnessed 60 mph gusts that take my outdoor furniture for a ride around the yard, topple portable heaters and make a mess in the pool. Also, you can only really enjoy your pool from June thru mid-September and these idiotic pool builders want to charge you $60,000 to build one.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:00 AM
 
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I didn't know the dust and dirt would ruin your shoes as much as it does. I had old shoes before moved here anyway, but that one really surprised me.

I don't have allergies thankfully, but someone joked me with recently that I should wait 5 years and see.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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Maybe when a semi-trailer is knocked over or a casino sign is destroyed we can complain about wind...

Strongest winds in five years lash Las Vegas, toppling trucks and wrecking a casino sign - LA Times

People here are not sensitive about 10-20 mph winds. 40 mph gusts filled with sand and debris are common. 60+ mph gusts are rare, but do occur. Riding a bicycle or going on a hike? Most folks are going to check the forecasted wind speed and gusts. Not every one, just the sensitive ones....
Doesn't change the fact - which you can Google - that average wind speeds in Vegas are 9.1 mph and that's either somewhat lower or barely higher than almost every other metro area. Most cities fall from 7.5 to 12.0 so Vegas isn't any windier than anywhere else. It seems completely insane for it to be something you complain about. So what?!? Our average wind speed in Portland is 7.9 and we have had wind storms that killed people by knocking trees over - you know we have those here it's not just cactuses! - and wind storms that cut power to large sections of the city. As a kid we spent 3 days in a hotel because of power loss in the winter during a massive wind storm and yet Portland is listed as one of the least windy cities in the US.

Bottom line wind like darkness at night is a thing almost everywhere in the world at some point, from beautiful tropical paradises like Hawaii to miserably cold, snowy climates to deserts to plains. I cannot think of a single place where wind is never an issue. But in Vegas the worst that happens is some stupid casino sign falls?! My god really? We have 100 year old Douglas Fir trees and when they fall the power goes, houses collapse, cars get crushed, etc. When a cactus falls nobody cares.
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain for good
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I lived on Eastern Long Island, the nor'easter capital of the world, and it's windier here in Las Vegas more often.
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Another "the wind is annoying" amen here.

Otherwise, we have been here about 6 months and enjoy the area alot. Miss the variety of grocery stores we are used to and -- now living in the Anthem area -- we miss the walkability of our Dallas urban condo. But we can always hop a cheap flight and go back there (we still have that place, too). Love the desert landscaping, but often need to see real green mountains. However, flights out of LAS are cheap and its only 3.5 hours' drive to Prescott. All in all, we like it here and have no regrets.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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It seems completely insane for it to be something you complain about. So what?!? Our average wind speed in Portland is 7.9 and we have had wind storms that killed people by knocking trees over - you know we have those here it's not just cactuses! - and wind storms that cut power to large sections of the city. As a kid we spent 3 days in a hotel because of power loss in the winter during a massive wind storm and yet Portland is listed as one of the least windy cities in the US.

Bottom line wind like darkness at night is a thing almost everywhere in the world at some point, from beautiful tropical paradises like Hawaii to miserably cold, snowy climates to deserts to plains. I cannot think of a single place where wind is never an issue. But in Vegas the worst that happens is some stupid casino sign falls?! My god really? We have 100 year old Douglas Fir trees and when they fall the power goes, houses collapse, cars get crushed, etc. When a cactus falls nobody cares.
Your hostility and snotty retorts toward any opinion that doesn't support your own, uninformed statements is annoying as it gets. When you are wrong, you edit your post and act like the original post never existed. Like when you came on here frothing ignorance about Henderson not being a city.

"High winds on Thursday grounded airline flights, flipped semi-trucks, toppled light poles onto cars and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses throughout the Las Vegas Valley"

Source: https://www.reviewjournal.com/weathe...-vegas-photos/
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