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Old 08-08-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: California, Bay area
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Is Norman very windy a lot of the time. I note on City data and other weather sites, that the average wind speeds appear to be greater than our home town of Chicago. Is this true?
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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True. Oklahoma is much more windy than the "windy city."

"Where the wind comes sweeping down the plains" isn't a falsehood.
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Is Norman very windy a lot of the time. I note on City data and other weather sites, that the average wind speeds appear to be greater than our home town of Chicago. Is this true?
It's windy pretty much all the time everywhere in OK. But it's not sharp and cold like the wind off Lake Michigan.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Yes! And it is blissful... As long as it stays under 70mph.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Is Norman very windy a lot of the time. I note on City data and other weather sites, that the average wind speeds appear to be greater than our home town of Chicago. Is this true?
What's funny is many cities are windier than Chicago, basically anywhere west of Chicago and east of the Rockies. The term "Windy City" came about when there weren't many cities to the west of Chicago.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I think "windy city" refers to the politicians in Chicago...
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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It gets even windier during football season.... WAY windier... a hundred hot air balloons could not even produce as much hot air.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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I think "windy city" refers to the politicians in Chicago...
Yes, but somehow that got diverted to refer to the weather. Although people still may refer to the politicians that way, I'm not sure really.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, OK
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Is Norman very windy a lot of the time. I note on City data and other weather sites, that the average wind speeds appear to be greater than our home town of Chicago. Is this true?
hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Excuse me while I get ahold of myself. Yes, it's windy.
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