Final Tuesday, a peak gust of fifty one mph was measured at Hector Airport, solely to be topped by a fifty four mph gust the subsequent day. Eight days in November had peak wind gusts of higher than forty mph. Fargo Moorhead is a windy place, however it has been terribly windy recently. Individuals typically ask if our metropolis is windier than Chicago, the “Windy Metropolis.” Truly, the Chicago space just isn’t almost as windy because the Purple River Valley. The truth is, the moniker, “Windy Metropolis” was given by Japanese newspaper editorial writers reacting to claims of Chicago’s speedy rise from the ashes following the Chicago Hearth. Most places within the Nice Plains have greater common wind speeds and better peak gusts than most different places because of the flat terrain and our proximity to the primary storm monitor all year long.