Wow, it's really windy here!

There are some really strong winds in Ann Arbor. I've got my windows open, and a 50 mph (I'd assume) gust just game through. Now I can hear a piece of siding flapping from somewhere else in the complex. From weather.com:

Wind: From the South Southwest at 24 gusting to 43 mph
 

Goosemaster

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Did you know Chicago is NOT known as the "windy City" because of the wind.

It was a name given to by a newspaper reporter( I think it was a guy at the Tribune) because of the long winded attempts Chicagian politicians made at bringing the city more respect. Newyorker's Sometimes said of Chicagoians that they preferred a roasted pig over a concert, and the politicians wanted to change that opinion. Thus the managerie of large and, for their time, some of the talest buildings in the world.....oh, and the world's fair;)



That is all.
 

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Originally posted by: Goosemaster
Did you know Chicago is NOT known as the "windy City" because of the wind.

It was a name given to by a newspaper reporter( I think it was a guy at the Tribune) because of the long winded attempts Chicagian politicians made at bringing the city more respect. Newyorker's Sometimes said of Chicagoians that they preferred a roasted pig over a concert, and the politicians wanted to change that opinion. Thus the managerie of large and, for their time, some of the talest buildings in the world.....oh, and the world's fair;)



That is all.

Interesting!
 

rocadelpunk

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yah walking around the shoe today I almost got knocked over the wind was so strong : ).

you know how speed skaters seem to cross their legs, I was walking like that.
 

Goosemaster

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Originally posted by: PanzerIV
Originally posted by: Goosemaster
Did you know Chicago is NOT known as the "windy City" because of the wind.

It was a name given to by a newspaper reporter( I think it was a guy at the Tribune) because of the long winded attempts Chicagian politicians made at bringing the city more respect. Newyorker's Sometimes said of Chicagoians that they preferred a roasted pig over a concert, and the politicians wanted to change that opinion. Thus the managerie of large and, for their time, some of the talest buildings in the world.....oh, and the world's fair;)



That is all.

Interesting!


:beer:


 

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Windy City becasue of the wind or not, but Chicago is certainly windy today! My neighbor's huge garbage cans were thrown up in the air and tossed around thier yard...
 

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Originally posted by: PanzerIV
Originally posted by: Goosemaster
Did you know Chicago is NOT known as the "windy City" because of the wind.

It was a name given to by a newspaper reporter( I think it was a guy at the Tribune) because of the long winded attempts Chicagian politicians made at bringing the city more respect. Newyorker's Sometimes said of Chicagoians that they preferred a roasted pig over a concert, and the politicians wanted to change that opinion. Thus the managerie of large and, for their time, some of the talest buildings in the world.....oh, and the world's fair;)



That is all.

Interesting!

WOW!
 

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I down in downtown Chicago, and here is what weather.com says: WIND - From the West Southwest at 41 gusting to 54 mph
 

Amused

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Champaign, IL:

Wind: From the Southwest at 37 gusting to 49 mph
 

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It's a pretty nice day in Orlando

79°F

UV Index: 5 Moderate
Dew Point: 61°F
Humidity: 54%
Visibility: Unlimited
Pressure: 30.23 inches and falling
Wind: From the South at 10 mph
 

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