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Old 05-31-2014, 10:04 PM
 
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How does the wind in Cheyenne honestly compare to the upper midwest? Wisconsin gets pretty windy in the spring & winter, especially in treeless rural areas or next to Lake Michigan when wind is out of the east, but less windy I'm sure than Laramie or Cheyenne.

Is the wind in Cheyenne & Laramie constant year around or is it mostly strong in winter and spring?


I looked at weather history for the past week only on wunderground & it looked pretty similar when I compared Cheyenne to a rural Wi town. I mostly looked at wind gusts & both locations got up to mid 20's mph gusts on some days. A week doesn't tell the story though.

Having lived in both places, I can comment.

Cheyenne will be much windier than WI. Wind hitting 30mph is fairly routine. It really isn't too bad though, if you want to go on a bike ride you just do it earlier in the day.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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How does the wind in Cheyenne honestly compare to the upper midwest? Wisconsin gets pretty windy in the spring & winter, especially in treeless rural areas or next to Lake Michigan when wind is out of the east, but less windy I'm sure than Laramie or Cheyenne.

Is the wind in Cheyenne & Laramie constant year around or is it mostly strong in winter and spring?


I looked at weather history for the past week only on wunderground & it looked pretty similar when I compared Cheyenne to a rural Wi town. I mostly looked at wind gusts & both locations got up to mid 20's mph gusts on some days. A week doesn't tell the story though.
Take a look in the sticky thread at the top of the forum. I put a link in the first post of the Weather alert that you can check climate history for any town. It will give you wind averages for any given month over a 30 year period.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Take a look in the sticky thread at the top of the forum. I put a link in the first post of the Weather alert that you can check climate history for any town. It will give you wind averages for any given month over a 30 year period.
Nice. I like that website. They don't have wind data though, but they do have lots of good info related to weather that is easier to see for multiple dates compared to wunderground.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Cheyenne will be much windier than WI. Wind hitting 30mph is fairly routine.
Yuck.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Nice. I like that website. They don't have wind data though, but they do have lots of good info related to weather that is easier to see for multiple dates compared to wunderground.
Darn, sorry about that. Been so long since I looked at it, I forgot it didn't have wind.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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everwinter,

if you'll check the NREL website for "wind energy density" charts of the USA, you'll see that

Cheyenne and Laramie post the highest levels of average wind energy density of the USA.

Wisconsin, even in it's strongest wind areas of the SW portion of the state, has but a fraction of the winds that prevail in SE WY.

It's not unusual to have winds reach 100 mph or more in this area with even stronger gusts. I've seen the blades blown off of Sulzer wind turbines here, and the smaller wind turbines sold for residential applications don't last very long around here.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Sheepshank, Wyo
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Laramie is a much nicer town than Cheyenne, in my opinion. Folks in most parts of WYO look with suspicion on Cheyenne - many consider it to actually be located in "Alta Nebraska," simply pretending to be a part of Wyoming because Nebraska is so much less romantic.

Laramie is still a small town whereas Cheyenne is a city; Laramie is modest and comfortable while Cheyenne is overblown and full of itself. It has always been that way. Much of Cheyenne has absolutely nothing Western about it - it could be a city in any part of the country. Frontier Days (Daze?) is about the only remnant of its past.

Of course, if you are looking for the REAL Wyoming, the place you think of when you turn the word over and over in your mind, may I humbly suggest that you come to Buffalo where the West is not only still alive, but sitting in your parlor, grinning at you...
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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Laramie is a much nicer town than Cheyenne, in my opinion. Folks in most parts of WYO look with suspicion on Cheyenne - many consider it to actually be located in "Alta Nebraska," simply pretending to be a part of Wyoming because Nebraska is so much less romantic.

Laramie is still a small town whereas Cheyenne is a city; Laramie is modest and comfortable while Cheyenne is overblown and full of itself. It has always been that way. Much of Cheyenne has absolutely nothing Western about it - it could be a city in any part of the country. Frontier Days (Daze?) is about the only remnant of its past.

Of course, if you are looking for the REAL Wyoming, the place you think of when you turn the word over and over in your mind, may I humbly suggest that you come to Buffalo where the West is not only still alive, but sitting in your parlor, grinning at you...
How hard is it to score a rental in Buffalo? What would a place like Buffalo be like for a single guy under 40, like the OP, himself?
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Buffaloes s a nice little town. Rentals are available, but tight. Really nice bars and some of the best steak restaurants in the area. When people in Sheridan want a good steak, they drive to Buffalo to get it.
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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How does the wind in Cheyenne honestly compare to the upper midwest? Wisconsin gets pretty windy in the spring & winter, especially in treeless rural areas or next to Lake Michigan when wind is out of the east, but less windy I'm sure than Laramie or Cheyenne.

Is the wind in Cheyenne & Laramie constant year around or is it mostly strong in winter and spring?


I looked at weather history for the past week only on wunderground & it looked pretty similar when I compared Cheyenne to a rural Wi town. I mostly looked at wind gusts & both locations got up to mid 20's mph gusts on some days. A week doesn't tell the story though.
This average wind map of the USA makes it clear that Wyoming is pretty much the windiest state in the nation. And its not all hot air!

http://www.nrel.gov/gis/images/30m_US_Wind.jpg
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