With its location on Lake Michigan and nearly constant air movement you would think that Chicago deserves to be called the Windy City. But did you know that there are a number of cities in the United States that have a higher average wind speed than Chicago’s 10.4 miles per hours?
Casper, Wyo. (12.9 m.p.h.), Boston (12.5), Buffalo (12), Milwaukee (11.6), and Honolulu (11.4) are all windier. Incidentally, America’s windiest city is Blue Hill, Mass., with an average velocity of 15.4 m.p.h. Now you know why people in Blue Hill live in ... [read more]
The United State’s third largest city is also known as the ‘windiest’ – not because of the brisk air (although there is plenty of that, too) but for the old political machines that used to run it. Middle America’s melting pot started off as a trading post on Lake Michigan, although it’s hard to picture to city without its statuesque buildings, including the tallest one in the United States, the Sears Tower, and its vibrant blues and nightlife scene.
During the day, the city is best explored on foot and on the L, the elevated train system. On Michigan ... [read more]
Author: Miss Julie
Date:December 24th, 2006