U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 02-11-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
226 posts, read 722,222 times
Reputation: 121
Default Windy??

Was wondering if it's windy in the springfield, MO area?? I hate wind.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-11-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
2,813 posts, read 8,992,872 times
Reputation: 2000001109
Sometimes it gets windy. Summer storms can be very windy.
I came here from Las Vegas and I think Springfield is practically dead-calm compared to Las Vegas where the wind not only blows hard, it howls and can get gale force often.
I have seen windy days here, but not that many, and I'm having a hard time recalling a very windy day this winter...?
Springfield is however noted as #1 in the USA for variable weather. It has pretty much everything except hurricanes. We get snow, ice storms, blizzards (don't know the last one), foggy days, misty days, clear calm days, cloudy days, rainy days, drizzly days, frosty days, hot and humid days, windstorms occasionally, usually associated with thunderstorms, and of course, an occasional tornado.
But constant wind I haven't noticed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
696 posts, read 1,316,527 times
Reputation: 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoMark View Post
Springfield is however noted as #1 in the USA for variable weather. It has pretty much everything except hurricanes.
Good enough for me!! LOL Actually I find this lack of hurricanes very attractive in a potential place to live (for predictable reasons since I live in New Orleans now) and it was one of the top five criteria that I had in my search for a future home. The other four were (1) low housing prices and low cost of living, (2) town from 50,000-200,000 with surrounding countryside, (3) acceptably low crime, and (4) not outrageously cold like Minnesota or Montana. Springfield seems to be a very good match for my criteria.

I do like wind, but one can't have everything. And as you mentioned, there could be wind occasionally associated with thunderstorms. I'll be outside, feeling the wind gusting through my hair as a thunderstorm is brewing!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2007, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
226 posts, read 722,222 times
Reputation: 121
MoMark, I'm from Phoenix and we drive to Las Vegas four times a year. Yes, they get some really bad wind. Went in December and it was cold and the wind was about to blow us over.... going back in May, hope the wind is long gone. Was glad to hear Springfield isn't a windy place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2007, 09:31 PM
 
41 posts, read 120,718 times
Reputation: 25
Kansas, right next door, comes from a Sioux word meaning, "People of the south wind." Yes, there is wind and it seemingly blows all the time. The cold winds in the winter can be intolerable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2007, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
76 posts, read 260,584 times
Reputation: 42
It does get really windy here in Vegas and it makes for a bad day at the lake. The winds get so bad sometimes that they have to put wind adviseries out for small watercraft. I don't particularly care for the wind and it seems like it gets more and more windy here in Vegas everyday. I'm glad to hear that the Springfield area is not so windy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: SW MO
339 posts, read 991,745 times
Reputation: 134
Our wind is as variable as every other aspect of our weather. I too hate wind for any outdoor activity (except flying kites). The wind is only rarely a consideration.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top