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Old 03-18-2022, 06:43 PM
 
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I don't understand your issue with my saying there's wind in NM. Cars were blowing all over the road yesterday. People's hair was whipping all around at the rest stops. You don't even say where you live! Not that you should.

They're just being ornery.
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Old 03-18-2022, 08:32 PM
 
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I don't understand your issue with my saying there's wind in NM. Cars were blowing all over the road yesterday. People's hair was whipping all around at the rest stops. You don't even say where you live! Not that you should.
OMG-- not whipping hair! That's the last straw, I must go out and buy a windbreaker for my hair.

I live in Albuquerque. I've lived in several windier places.

But really, the one rest stop between ABQ and Santa Fe is on La Bajada hill, a very windy and exposed spot. The highest spot between the two cities. Much of I-25 where you were driving is very exposed, and when you're cruising at 80 mph you will feel a crosswind. Yes, as some of the signage states "Wind may exist." There's no disputing it. Just like everywhere else. We don't get much in the way of hurricanes or tornadoes in central NM though. Texas is a magnet for both.
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Old 03-19-2022, 12:11 AM
 
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Data to the rescue!!

well that turned out ugly so go here





New Mexico Average Wind Speed City Rank


New Mexico Average Wind Speed City Rank

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RankAverage Wind Speed ▼City / Population1.33.45 mphAlto, NM 2.33.15 mphRuidoso, NM / 7,954 3.33.08 mphRuidoso Downs, NM / 2,722 4.32.78 mphCapitan, NM / 1,261 5.32.61 mphGlencoe, NM 6.32.46 mphFort Stanton, NM 7.32.23 mphLincoln, NM 8.32.14 mphNogal, NM / 80 9.31.54 mphHondo, NM 10.31.46 mphSan Patricio, NM 11.31.18 mphCarrizozo, NM / 866 12.30.93 mphMescalero, NM / 1,601 13.30.92 mphTinnie, NM 14.30.31 mphBent, NM / 135 15.30.12 mphPicacho, NM 16.29.89 mphTwin Forks, NM / 99 17.29.62 mphCloudcroft, NM / 577 18.29.62 mphMayhill, NM / 219 19.29.58 mphHigh Rolls, NM / 591 20.29.44 mphTularosa, NM / 2,916 21.29.42 mphLa Luz, NM / 1,611 22.29.26 mphWeed, NM / 37 23.29.10 mphSacramento, NM / 74 24.28.92 mphHigh Rolls Mountain Park, NM 25.28.69 mphAlamogordo, NM / 31,224 26.28.66 mphSunspot, NM 27.28.43 mphPinon, NM / 44 28.28.22 mphBoles Acres, NM / 2,329 29.28.18 mphClaunch, NM 30.27.85 mphTimberon, NM / 238 31.27.39 mphCorona, NM / 147 32.27.15 mphHolloman, NM / 3,813 33.27.00 mphHolloman Air Force Base, NM 34.26.01 mphHope, NM / 120 35.24.90 mphYeso, NM 36.24.39 mphCedarvale, NM 37.24.17 mphDuran, NM / 2 38.23.65 mphRoswell, NM / 48,568 39.23.65 mphMountainair, NM / 1,045 40.23.30 mphOrogrande, NM / 65 41.23.16 mphMidway, NM / 904 42.23.12 mphWillard, NM / 194 43.22.96 mphDexter, NM / 1,510 44.22.77 mphHagerman, NM / 1,158 45.22.37 mphLake Arthur, NM / 424 46.22.26 mphArtesia, NM / 11,494 47.22.20 mphSan Antonio, NM / 24 48.22.20 mphSan Antonito CDP, NM / 87 49.22.05 mphLuis Lopez, NM / 265 50.21.93 mphLa Joya, NM / 82 51.21.93 mphEscondida, NM / 18 52.21.88 mphLemitar, NM / 245 53.21.85 mphSan Acacia, NM / 254 54.21.83 mphLas Nutrias, NM / 237 55.21.83 mphAlamillo, NM / 162 56.21.80 mphPolvadera, NM / 535 57.21.79 mphChamizal, NM / 48 58.21.77 mphManzano, NM / 14 59.21.72 mphSocorro, NM / 8,898 60.21.66 mphKenna, NM 61.21.14 mphWhite Sands Missile Range, NM 62.20.95 mphWhite Sands, NM / 1,670 63.20.93 mphVaughn, NM / 509 64.20.92 mphTaiban, NM 65.20.91 mphVeguita, NM / 219 66.20.88 mphEncino, NM / 46 67.20.82 mphAbeytas, NM / 60 68.20.75 mphBosque, NM 69.20.72 mphCasa Colorada, NM / 149 70.20.64 mphPueblitos, NM / 795 71.20.62 mphMadrone, NM / 710 72.20.61 mphJarales, NM / 2,022 73.20.55 mphLos Chaves, NM / 4,375 74.20.53 mphSausal, NM / 966 75.20.53 mphSan Ysidro, NM / 2,335 76.20.52 mphOrgan, NM / 116 77.20.50 mphBelen, NM / 7,249 78.20.50 mphDona Ana, NM / 1,796 79.20.50 mphAdelino, NM / 809 80.20.49 mphMesquite, NM / 639 81.20.49 mphMorningside, NM / 468 82.20.49 mphAtoka, NM / 633 83.20.44 mphRio Communities, NM / 5,476 84.20.42 mphVado, NM / 2,781 85.20.39 mphMesilla Park, NM 86.20.37 mphSan Miguel, NM / 1,426 87.20.32 mphSan Pablo, NM / 1,007 88.20.27 mphSunland Park, NM / 14,794 89.20.24 mphFairacres, NM / 892 90.20.22 mphMesilla, NM / 2,364 91.20.18 mphElida, NM / 236 92.20.15 mphBerino, NM / 1,674 93.20.13 mphLa Mesa, NM / 973 94.20.06 mphChaparral, NM / 13,905 95.20.05 mphAlamo, NM / 707 96.20.01 mphHot Springs Landing, NM / 134 97.19.99 mphAnthony, NM / 9,462 98.19.96 mphLa Union, NM / 1,259 99.19.93 mphElephant Butte, NM / 1,562 100.19.92 mphLakewood, NM 101.19.90 mphSanta Teresa, NM / 4,271 102.19.88 mphChamberino, NM / 855 103.19.84 mphTruth Or Consequences, NM / 6,337 104.19.81 mphMagdalena, NM / 657 105.19.81 mphLas Palomas, NM / 230 106.19.74 mphReserve, NM / 620 107.19.73 mphMiddle Frisco, NM / 180 108.19.73 mphRivers, NM / 28 109.19.65 mphLower Frisco, NM / 31 110.19.62 mphCaballo, NM / 25 111.19.60 mphRancho Grande, NM / 254 112.19.59 mphFloyd, NM / 112 113.19.51 mphLuna, NM / 156 114.19.49 mphEstancia, NM / 1,394 115.19.45 mphEscudilla Bonita, NM / 27 116.19.41 mphAragon, NM / 13 117.19.33 mphPortales, NM / 12,481 118.19.29 mphWilliamsburg, NM / 525 119.19.23 mphPie Town, NM / 61 120.19.14 mphLas Maravillas, NM / 1,925 121.19.09 mphCaprock, NM 122.19.07 mphDerry, NM 123.19.06 mphSaint Vrain, NM 124.18.99 mphTome, NM / 1,578 125.18.98 mphMelrose, NM / 727 126.18.97 mphHomestead, NM / 47 127.18.92 mphRadium Springs, NM / 1,292 128.18.91 mphLas Cruces, NM / 100,360 129.18.90 mphApache Creek, NM / 63 130.18.89 mphLoco Hills, NM / 33 131.18.88 mphCannon, NM / 2,591 132.18.88 mphQuemado, NM / 257 133.18.88 mphCannon Afb, NM 134.18.87 mphDatil, NM / 99 135.18.87 mphGlenwood, NM / 16 136.18.80 mphUniversity Park, NM / 3,179 137.18.76 mphMcdonald, NM 138.18.75 mphPleasanton, NM / 45 139.18.67 mphCruzville, NM / 169 140.18.63 mphTorreon CDP, NM / 369 141.18.58 mphPep, NM 142.18.53 mphTatum, NM / 652 143.18.50 mphPastura, NM / 7 144.18.49 mphDora, NM / 41 145.18.45 mphAmistad, NM 146.18.45 mphFort Sumner, NM / 1,099 147.18.39 mphMaljamar, NM 148.18.39 mphHappy Valley, NM / 930 149.18.32 mphRogers, NM 150.18.30 mphGrenville, NM / 17 151.18.30 mphCrossroads, NM 152.18.23 mphGarfield, NM / 43 153.18.20 mphSalem, NM / 957 154.18.12 mphCarlsbad, NM / 26,996 155.18.12 mphMule Creek, NM 156.18.11 mphLingo, NM 157.18.11 mphLa Huerta, NM / 1,467 158.18.10 mphGladstone, NM 159.18.10 mphPueblo Of Acoma, NM 160.18.10 mphTajique, NM / 42 161.18.09 mphMilnesand, NM 162.18.07 mphLivingston Wheeler, NM / 444 163.18.03 mphMonticello, NM 164.18.01 mphOasis, NM / 183 165.18.01 mphBuckhorn, NM / 198 166.18.00 mphColumbus, NM / 1,278 167.17.91 mphWhites City, NM / 118 168.17.90 mphCity Of The Sun, NM / 37 169.17.86 mphClovis, NM / 39,204 170.17.83 mphCausey, NM / 60 171.17.82 mphHillsboro, NM / 103 172.17.69 mphSolano, NM 173.17.69 mphCliff, NM / 365 174.17.67 mphLovington, NM / 11,364 175.17.66 mphRoy, NM / 256 176.17.61 mphMcalister, NM 177.17.61 mphMonterey Park, NM / 1,415 178.17.58 mphSedan, NM 179.17.58 mphEl Cerro, NM / 2,962 180.17.54 mphValencia, NM / 2,258 181.17.53 mphConchas Dam, NM / 65 182.17.52 mphEl Cerro Mission, NM / 4,519 183.17.50 mphRincon, NM / 52 184.17.48 mphArrey, NM / 393 185.17.44 mphNara Visa, NM / 45 186.17.44 mphWinston, NM / 61 187.17.41 mphClayton, NM / 2,387 188.17.35 mphMosquero, NM / 63 189.17.35 mphGarita, NM 190.17.30 mphHouse, NM / 71 191.17.27 mphAcomita Lake, NM / 377 192.17.26 mphRodey, NM / 163 193.17.23 mphSkyline-Ganipa, NM / 1,234 194.17.18 mphHatch, NM / 1,830 195.17.17 mphCasa Blanca, NM 196.17.15 mphMccartys Village, NM / 130 197.17.13 mphQuay, NM 198.17.12 mphSouth Acomita Village, NM / 136 199.17.10 mphNorth Acomita Village, NM / 248 200.17.09 mphAnzac Village, NM / 140 201.17.09 mphTexico, NM / 1,230 202.17.06 mphDulce, NM / 2,537 203.17.06 mphPaguate, NM / 301 204.17.02 mphParaje, NM / 787 205.17.01 mphSeama, NM / 302 206.17.01 mphMills, NM 207.16.97 mphNew Laguna, NM 208.16.97 mphSan Fidel, NM / 143 209.16.95 mphHighland Meadows, NM / 676 210.16.93 mphMoquino, NM / 37 211.16.92 mphPlacitas, NM / 646 212.16.91 mphTrementina, NM 213.16.90 mphDes Moines, NM / 190 214.16.89 mphMesita, NM / 941 215.16.89 mphLaguna, NM / 1,309 215.16.89 mphMeadow Lake, NM / 5,626 217.16.88 mphPecan Park, NM / 66 218.16.88 mphCapulin CDP, NM / 127 219.16.87 mphCubero, NM / 125 220.16.86 mphLos Lunas, NM / 15,203 221.16.86 mphLa Hacienda, NM / 402 222.16.84 mphBibo, NM / 156 223.16.83 mphWagon Mound, NM / 603 224.16.81 mphVentura, NM / 285 225.16.79 mphTucumcari, NM / 5,237 226.16.78 mphSunshine, NM / 312 227.16.78 mphGrady, NM / 70 228.16.77 mphMountain View, NM / 37 229.16.77 mphZuni Pueblo, NM / 9,504 230.16.77 mphFence Lake, NM / 42 231.16.75 mphLogan, NM / 1,089 232.16.74 mphSan Jon, NM / 163 232.16.74 mphLoving, NM / 1,524 234.16.72 mphLake Sumner, NM / 126 235.16.72 mphBroadview, NM 236.16.71 mphBosque Farms, NM / 3,886 237.16.70 mphBeclabito, NM / 294 238.16.70 mphEncinal, NM / 127 239.16.70 mphPeralta, NM / 3,636 240.16.68 mphChical, NM / 139 241.16.68 mphVirden, NM / 128 242.16.67 mphCostilla, NM / 73 243.16.66 mphBard, NM 244.16.66 mphCuervo, NM 245.16.63 mphMalaga, NM / 63 246.16.61 mphPonderosa Pine, NM / 1,037 247.16.60 mphNewkirk, NM / 7 248.16.60 mphFolsom, NM / 85 249.16.58 mphZuni, NM 250.16.56 mphIsleta, NM 251.16.56 mphBlack Rock, NM / 1,325 252.16.56 mphManzano Springs, NM / 190 253.16.55 mphSanta Rosa, NM / 2,965 254.16.55 mphChilili, NM / 39 255.16.55 mphSan Rafael, NM / 860 256.16.53 mphLa Plata, NM / 956 257.16.52 mphIsleta Village Proper, NM / 374 258.16.50 mphVanderwagen, NM 259.16.49 mphWatrous, NM / 135 260.16.48 mphKeeler Farm, NM / 2,131 261.16.48 mphSeboyeta, NM / 201 262.16.45 mphSpringer, NM / 1,188 263.16.43 mphPulpotio Bareas, NM / 243 264.16.40 mphCedro, NM / 288 265.16.39 mphSedillo, NM / 715 266.16.38 mphRaton, NM / 6,627 267.16.38 mphPajarito Mesa, NM / 317 268.16.37 mphMaxwell, NM / 156 269.16.35 mphSouth Valley, NM / 41,760 270.16.35 mphGrants, NM / 9,245 271.16.35 mphMilan, NM / 3,261 272.16.33 mphLake Roberts, NM / 14 273.16.32 mphLake Roberts Heights, NM / 32 274.16.30 mphPuerto De Luna, NM / 166 275.16.30 mphDeming, NM / 14,760 276.16.30 mphGila, NM / 463 277.16.29 mphOcate, NM 278.16.26 mphAmalia, NM 279.16.23 mphIndian Hills, NM / 1,216 280.16.22 mphSapello, NM 281.16.22 mphValmora, NM 282.16.22 mphCedar Grove, NM / 754 283.16.21 mphKingston, NM / 96 284.16.21 mphTrout Valley, NM / 16 285.16.18 mphEdgewood, NM / 3,763 286.16.18 mphClines Corners, NM 287.16.15 mphSan Pedro, NM / 157 288.16.14 mphCarnuel, NM / 1,303 289.16.13 mphMoriarty, NM / 2,075 290.16.12 mphTijeras, NM / 418 291.16.12 mphBluewater Village, NM / 446 292.16.11 mphSandia Knolls, NM / 1,526 293.16.11 mphMcintosh, NM / 1,181 294.16.10 mphPinos Altos, NM / 22 295.16.07 mphNorth Hobbs, NM / 5,869 296.16.06 mphNorth Light Plant, NM / 474 297.16.06 mphStanley, NM 298.16.06 mphCedar Crest, NM / 958 299.16.05 mphTse Bonito, NM / 227 300.16.04 mphSan Mateo, NM / 190 301.16.00 mphLa Loma, NM 302.15.99 mphLumberton, NM / 101 303.15.99 mphYoung Place, NM / 65 304.15.98 mphRainsville, NM 305.15.98 mphSpencerville, NM / 1,419 306.15.96 mphKirtland Afb, NM 307.15.96 mphFort Bayard, NM 308.15.96 mphChama, NM / 876 309.15.96 mphSan Antonito, NM / 888 310.15.96 mphSandia Park, NM / 236 311.15.95 mphChacon, NM 312.15.94 mphBluewater, NM 313.15.94 mphGalisteo, NM / 209 314.15.93 mphOjo Caliente, NM 315.15.93 mphRodeo, NM / 95 316.15.92 mphHobbs, NM / 35,343 317.15.90 mphMimbres, NM / 659 318.15.87 mphAlbuquerque, NM / 553,576 319.15.85 mphPinehill, NM / 77 320.15.84 mphLa Cienega, NM / 3,004 321.15.83 mphLos Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM / 6,074 322.15.83 mphMiami, NM 323.15.82 mphEldorado At Santa Fe, NM / 5,990 324.15.81 mphQuesta, NM / 1,779 325.15.80 mphRedrock, NM 326.15.76 mphSandia Heights, NM / 3,239 327.15.75 mphNorth Valley, NM / 11,189 328.15.74 mphLlano Del Medio, NM / 45 329.15.73 mphArenas Valley, NM / 1,025 330.15.72 mphLamy, NM / 173 331.15.71 mphCerro, NM 332.15.70 mphPrewitt, NM 333.15.70 mphNavajo, NM / 2,142 334.15.70 mphGolden, NM / 66 335.15.69 mphParadise Hills, NM / 4,593 336.15.68 mphBuena Vista, NM 337.15.66 mphCimarron, NM / 1,003 338.15.66 mphAngel Fire, NM / 1,161 339.15.65 mphMentmore, NM 340.15.65 mphLos Cerrillos, NM / 301 341.15.65 mphAgua Fria, NM / 3,255 342.15.64 mphMadrid, NM / 191 343.15.64 mphSan Cristobal, NM / 232 344.15.64 mphSanta Clara, NM / 1,474 345.15.63 mphLordsburg, NM / 2,831 346.15.62 mphBluewater Acres, NM / 752 347.15.61 mphCedar Hill, NM / 973 348.15.60 mphEdith Endave, NM / 240 349.15.60 mphTalpa, NM / 1,065 350.15.60 mphCorrales, NM / 8,426 351.15.60 mphShiprock, NM / 9,004 352.15.59 mphCleveland, NM 353.15.59 mphCerrillos, NM 354.15.58 mphRio Rancho, NM / 90,627 355.15.57 mphSan Ysidro village, NM / 150 356.15.56 mphHolman, NM 357.15.56 mphAnton Chico, NM / 55 358.15.56 mphLlano, NM 359.15.55 mphCanada De Los Alamos, NM / 340 360.15.53 mphRed River, NM / 383 361.15.52 mphRowe, NM / 294 362.15.51 mphSilver City, NM / 10,245 363.15.51 mphBayard, NM / 2,640 364.15.50 mphGlorieta, NM / 282 365.15.49 mphVillanueva, NM / 252 366.15.49 mphSanta Ana Pueblo, NM / 684 367.15.49 mphIlfeld, NM 368.15.47 mphVadito, NM / 279 369.15.47 mphSerafina, NM 370.15.46 mphRosedale, NM / 249 371.15.46 mphPenasco, NM / 507 372.15.45 mphRociada, NM 373.15.44 mphRanchos De Taos, NM / 2,285 374.15.42 mphOjo Feliz, NM 375.15.41 mphMonument, NM / 244 376.15.40 mphMora, NM / 874 377.15.40 mphPueblo Of Sandia Village, NM / 338 378.15.40 mphRock Springs, NM / 277 379.15.39 mphTecolotito, NM / 122 380.15.39 mphPueblo, NM / 125 381.15.39 mphCarson, NM 382.15.39 mphLas Vegas, NM / 13,833 383.15.38 mphTres Piedras, NM 384.15.38 mphSanta Fe, NM / 69,245 385.15.37 mphValdez, NM 386.15.37 mphNadine, NM / 297 387.15.36 mphAztec, NM / 6,619 388.15.34 mphGallup, NM / 22,189 389.15.34 mphCrystal, NM / 359 390.15.33 mphRehoboth, NM 391.15.33 mphWhite Rock, NM / 5,977 392.15.32 mphCrownpoint, NM / 2,502 393.15.32 mphChurch Rock, NM / 1,058 394.15.32 mphRamah, NM / 186 395.15.32 mphSena, NM / 162 396.15.32 mphTesuque, NM / 867 397.15.32 mphTaos, NM / 5,713 398.15.31 mphZia Pueblo, NM / 886 399.15.30 mphSan Ildefonso Pueblo, NM / 677 400.15.30 mphFlora Vista, NM / 2,115 401.15.29 mphBernalillo, NM / 8,400 402.15.29 mphChamisal, NM / 322 403.15.28 mphAlgodones, NM / 896 404.15.28 mphTrampas, NM 405.15.27 mphTaos Ski Valley, NM / 91 406.15.26 mphGuadalupita, NM 407.15.25 mphDixon, NM / 870 408.15.25 mphCordova, NM / 304 409.15.24 mphPlacitas CDP, NM / 5,145 409.15.24 mphSan Felipe Pueblo, NM / 3,027 411.15.23 mphGlen Acres, NM / 384 412.15.22 mphSmith Lake, NM 413.15.22 mphGamerco, NM 414.15.20 mphJemez Pueblo, NM / 1,894 414.15.20 mphRio Lucio, NM / 385 416.15.19 mphPicuris Pueblo, NM / 40 417.15.19 mphTyrone, NM / 721 418.15.19 mphTesuque Pueblo, NM / 176 419.15.19 mphNorth San Ysidro, NM / 150 420.15.19 mphRibera, NM / 610 421.15.19 mphSan Jose CDP, NM / 102 422.15.18 mphSoham, NM / 144 423.15.18 mphMontezuma, NM 424.15.18 mphPena Blanca, NM / 544 425.15.17 mphPueblo Pintado, NM / 260 426.15.16 mphUte Park, NM / 112 427.15.16 mphTorreon, NM / 409 428.15.15 mphThoreau, NM / 1,514 429.15.14 mphCundiyo, NM / 8 430.15.14 mphTruchas, NM / 915 431.15.13 mphJaconita, NM / 503 432.15.12 mphWaterflow, NM / 1,673 433.15.12 mphTecolote, NM / 97 434.15.12 mphEl Rancho, NM / 1,180 435.15.11 mphCanon, NM / 211 436.15.11 mphNavajo Dam, NM / 100 437.15.10 mphMexican Springs, NM 438.15.10 mphVelarde, NM / 251 439.15.09 mphYah-Ta-Hey, NM / 407 440.15.09 mphFruitland, NM 441.15.08 mphCotton City, NM / 270 442.15.08 mphCanova, NM / 118 443.15.08 mphPecos, NM / 1,431 444.15.08 mphEast Pecos, NM / 499 445.15.07 mphChimayo, NM / 2,572 446.15.06 mphSanta Cruz, NM / 345 447.15.05 mphEspanola, NM / 10,216 448.15.05 mphSan Lorenzo, NM / 38 449.15.04 mphOjo Amarillo, NM / 768 450.15.04 mphNenahnezad, NM / 700 451.15.03 mphPeak Place, NM / 340 452.15.03 mphSan Luis, NM / 59 453.15.03 mphArroyo Seco, NM / 1,408 453.15.03 mphArroyo Hondo, NM / 303 455.15.03 mphSanostee, NM / 361 456.15.02 mphCochiti, NM / 498 457.15.02 mphVallecitos, NM 458.15.01 mphChupadero, NM / 221 459.15.01 mphCochiti Lake, NM / 534 460.15.01 mphOhkay Owingeh, NM / 1,549 461.14.99 mphCochiti Pueblo, NM 462.14.99 mphLa Puebla, NM / 996 463.14.99 mphAlcalde, NM / 300 464.14.99 mphPueblito, NM / 77 465.14.98 mphFarmington, NM / 45,383 466.14.98 mphLos Luceros, NM / 573 467.14.98 mphLa Villita, NM / 980 468.14.98 mphEmbudo, NM 469.14.98 mphSombrillo, NM / 561 470.14.98 mphCuartelez, NM / 433 471.14.98 mphSanto Domingo Pueblo, NM / 2,517 472.14.98 mphLyden, NM / 400 473.14.98 mphPetaca, NM 474.14.97 mphEagle Nest, NM / 319 475.14.96 mphSanta Clara Pueblo, NM / 989 476.14.95 mphUpper Fruitland, NM / 1,623 477.14.95 mphSan Jose, NM / 695 478.14.95 mphKirtland, NM / 6,189 479.14.95 mphJamestown, NM 480.14.94 mphFort Wingate, NM 481.14.93 mphContinental Divide, NM 482.14.93 mphPonderosa, NM / 446 483.14.93 mphLa Madera, NM / 151 484.14.92 mphEl Prado, NM 485.14.91 mphNambe, NM / 2,150 486.14.91 mphBrimhall Nizhoni, NM / 370 487.14.91 mphEl Valle De Arroyo Seco, NM / 1,414 488.14.91 mphRio En Medio, NM / 239 489.14.90 mphTwin Lakes, NM / 895 490.14.90 mphCobre, NM / 21 491.14.90 mphTaos Pueblo, NM / 1,006 492.14.90 mphNakaibito, NM / 472 493.14.90 mphPojoaque, NM / 2,257 494.14.90 mphCuyamungue Grant, NM / 203 495.14.89 mphJacona, NM / 437 496.14.89 mphEl Duende, NM / 1,010 497.14.88 mphHanover, NM / 147 498.14.86 mphJemez Springs, NM / 232 499.14.86 mphYatahey, NM 500.14.84 mphHernandez, NM / 1,156
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Old 03-19-2022, 07:34 AM
 
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OMG-- not whipping hair! That's the last straw, I must go out and buy a windbreaker for my hair.

I live in Albuquerque. I've lived in several windier places.

But really, the one rest stop between ABQ and Santa Fe is on La Bajada hill, a very windy and exposed spot. The highest spot between the two cities. Much of I-25 where you were driving is very exposed, and when you're cruising at 80 mph you will feel a crosswind. Yes, as some of the signage states "Wind may exist." There's no disputing it. Just like everywhere else. We don't get much in the way of hurricanes or tornadoes in central NM though. Texas is a magnet for both.
We are not discussing "several windier places." We are discussing New Mexico which was the whole reason the OP posted this thread. New Mexico is windy. Albuquerque is windy. Santa Fe is windy. Almost every place in New Mexico is windy.

OP, don't prepare for the wind and don't bring a windbreaker, because aries63 thinks you shouldn't!
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Old 03-19-2022, 10:17 AM
 
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Your list shows that ABQ ranks as the 318th windiest location measured out of 548 locations, so we're below average.

Here's a map of average wind speeds in the US. It shows that eastern New Mexico (where few people go for vacation) is windier than average for the US, while most of the state (incl. ABQ and SF) is not very windy:

https://windexchange.energy.gov/file...m_wind_map.jpg
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Old 03-19-2022, 10:32 AM
 
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Using the site posted by Deserterer, comparing ABQ to other cities:

Average wind speeds:

Albuquerque: 15.87 mph
Denver: 18.53 mph
Colorado Springs: 21.13 mph
Dallas: 14.76 mph
Austin: 15.01 mph
Phoenix: 14.41 mph
Tucson: 16.41 mph
San Francisco: 15.54 mph
Los Angeles: 9.11 (notorious for poor air quality)

So ABQ is less windy than Denver, Colorado Springs, Tucson, and only slightly windier than the other cities listed (except LA), so it is just not the exceptionally windy place that people seem to want it to be.

So if someone is coming from LA, they should prepare for wind no matter where they go. Albuquerque is closest to San Francisco's wind speed, but I've never heard anyone tell people to prepare for the wind if they go to San Francisco.
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Old 03-19-2022, 11:40 AM
 
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And one more observation before I shut up: how do you suppose Albuquerque became the "Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World" if we're such a windy city? You can't go up in a balloon when it's too windy. And people do it here year-round, not just during the Balloon Fiesta in October. If the wind here were such an issue as so many think it is, we would not have this world-wide reputation for excellent ballooning.
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Old 03-20-2022, 10:06 AM
 
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As anyone who lives in NM knows some days can be quite windy in spring. But its not constant and there are many non-windy days, so average speeds may not reflect it. But different people react to wind differently. Wind has never bothered me much, but my mother used to always complain about it. "Oohh, that wind!" Maybe when I get to be that age I will too. But even though it doesn't bother me I can't deny there are usually a lot of windy spring days. If its a cool day, I try to get in my bike riding early because the wind can make it feel a lot cooler.
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Old 03-21-2022, 12:59 PM
 
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Old ladies do NOT like their hair messed up by the wind. It takes so long to get the thin areas covered properly.

Spring winds usher in various fronts and weather systems which (like today) can bring beneficial rain. I welcome them. I commuted by bike to work daily for many years here, and the wind never deterred me. Well, maybe once or twice.
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Old 03-23-2022, 11:12 AM
 
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Keep in mind i'm going in May now, and to ABQ not Santa Fe. Maybe i should update the OP
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