MAKES TOP TEN LIST FOR WIND
By Bob Muffley
Buffalo is the tenth windiest city in the U.S., according to a recent report in The Buffalo News! More importantly, the Nickle City gets the
MOST wind of any major city on the Great Lakes, including the Windy City itself, Chicago!
Although this fact may come as no surprise to local windsurfers, we now have proof of our windy status thanks to a study being conducted by our friends at the National Weather Service. The guys at the NWS tell us that our location at the windward end of Lake Erie is the reason for the welcome breezes. The lake provides a perfect channel for the prevailing southwesterlies which barrel into town. We coulda' told em that!
To give you some perspective, behind Buffalo's number 10 status overall are other Great Lakes cities like Erie, PA at 23rd and Cleveland at 33rd.Chicago didn't even make the list.