Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 2 a.m.
On those days when the Mojave Hairdryer is set to high — 110 degrees with a breeze — Las Vegas can seem a very windy place. Relatively speaking, it’s not.
The city’s average annual wind speed is 9.2 mph, which experts say puts us in the “average” category.
Chicago is windier, with a 10.4 mph average annual wind speed — though not the windiest city, nicknames notwithstanding.
Experts say the plains states, because of the flat terrain, see the most sustained high winds — Dodge City, Kan., for example, averages 14 mph. Coastal areas are close behind — Boston averages winds of 12.5 mph.