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Is Wisconsin getting windier?

Before we delve into the question of whether Wisconsin is getting windier, let’s review some basics regarding wind.

Wind is moving air. Weather reports include observations of wind speed and direction measured at the height of approximately 1.5 meters (about 4.9 feet) above the surface. If the wind speed is strong — greater than 17 mph — and highly variable, the weather report will include the wind gust, which is the maximum observed wind speed. Continue reading

Category: Climate, Meteorology

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