Maximum Wind Speed (mph) for Selected Cities in the Southeast

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This table expresses both a maximum wind speed for the stations and, where available, the direction (referenced to true North) from which it blew. If the direction is expressed as one of the 16 compass points (N, NNE, NE, etc.) the maximum speed is calculated from the minimum time during which one mile of wind passed the station. If the direction is expressed numerically, the maximum speed is the highest one minute average value recorded by the observer. Direction is given in tens of degrees clockwise from true North. Data through 2012:

Alabama | Florida | Georgia | North Carolina
South Carolina | Virginia | Puerto Rico

YRS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN
Alabama DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP
BIRMINGHAM AP, AL 49 W 49 SE 59 SW 65 SW 56 NW 65 SW 56 SW 57 NW 50 SE 50 W 43 N 52 SE 41 SW 65
HUNTSVILLE, AL 45 26 44 8 43 12 46 18 44 24 46 24 56 10 52 2 63 23 43 1 43 27 40 30 40 2 63
MOBILE, AL 54 18 44 23 46 10 40 1 44 32 51 16 45 21 60 13 66 9 63 36 46 22 41 22 43 13 66
MONTGOMERY, AL 27 32 38 26 38 28 46 20 40 27 39 2 45 7 40 10 44 13 46 8 52 31 40 29 38 8 52
YRS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN
Florida DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP
APALACHICOLA, FL 48 E 48 E 42 E 54 SE 51 SE 47 E 55 N 63 NE 59 E 67 NW 56 SE 47 SE 42 E 67
DAYTONA BEACH, FL 64 26 43 20 44 24 58 18 46 22 48 33 40 34 43 15 69 11 58 5 53 50 39 34 40 15 69
FORT MYERS, FL 61 25 40 25 39 35 46 20 39 32 44 31 48 18 45 14 50 5 92 35 62 30 32 33 35 5 92
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32 30 38 30 39 22 44 32 46 8 44 1 47 26 57 5 46 80 46 5 35 33 38 31 40 26 57
KEY WEST, FL 36 27 41 12 57 22 54 1 58 13 46 18 40 12 61 18 61 12 62 15 71 12 47 23 40 15 71
MIAMI, FL 55 24 46 19 55 4 46 16 37 32 52 14 41 25 43 12 86 6 69 15 69 7 38 32 38 12 86
ORLANDO, FL 63 25 42 25 46 24 46 2 50 35 51 32 64 28 49 12 79 60 61 5 48 26 46 20 35 12 79
PENSACOLA, FL 40 31 40 13 40 16 39 33 43 33 48 29 46 27 76 14 56 12 77 22 39 21 48 20 36 12 77
TALLAHASSEE, FL 53 23 46 9 40 27 48 29 39 29 40 3 44 27 56 2 58 8 46 29 44 16 40 28 37 2 58
TAMPA, FL 60 32 44 32 50 29 43 28 44 36 46 31 67 32 58 11 38 34 56 21 40 25 40 36 45 31 67
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 63 29 48 11 48 27 51 32 55 27 45 9 71 34 46 13 86 26 64 13 83 10 39 36 38 13 86
YRS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN
Georgia DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP
ATHENS, GA 57 25 52 20 52 24 50 23 47 31 35 18 43 5 36 35 47 15 37 5 35 24 41 10 48 25 52
ATLANTA, GA 36 23 46 29 52 31 49 30 44 27 54 24 51 30 60 36 48 90 41 9 35 29 39 25 37 30 60
AUGUSTA, GA 61 25 40 30 40 23 52 29 46 23 49 8 62 33 48 18 45 4 36 12 43 27 40 28 35 8 62
COLUMBUS, GA 54 29 46 20 52 27 44 28 40 27 41 29 55 36 52 18 47 24 41 12 40 31 37 22 43 29 55
MACON, GA 30 32 37 27 46 70 35 21 46 31 47 27 44 30 44 2 41 90 40 11 36 30 40 30 35 31 47
SAVANNAH, GA 32 32 36 27 37 32 46 23 35 22 44 5 43 14 47 36 38 10 40 31 35 23 40 27 41 14 47
YRS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN
North Carolina DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP
ASHEVILLE, NC 48 33 46 34 60 33 48 34 49 33 44 33 41 35 43 30 41 36 45 34 39 32 40 34 44 34 60
CAPE HATTERAS, NC 42 24 44 16 44 19 52 21 40 36 40 29 37 15 52 33 60 40 66 22 47 15 58 16 46 40 66
CHARLOTTE, NC 33 17 37 32 33 32 41 15 37 21 49 26 37 2 41 28 46 12 46 21 37 18 31 16 38 21 49
GREENSBORO-WNSTN-SALM-HGHPT, NC 32 19 41 26 43 30 49 26 43 27 62 27 43 35 50 12 40 26 46 30 46 20 38 27 39 27 62
RALEIGH, NC 59 24 43 23 45 24 46 25 40 20 54 33 39 23 69 33 46 4 53 29 73 22 38 22 40 29 73
WILMINGTON, NC 32 26 38 25 44 27 60 27 48 27 44 26 49 4 53 6 56 7 67 13 37 24 38 26 43 7 67
YRS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN
South Carolina DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP
CHARLESTON AP, SC 37 20 40 30 38 21 46 20 43 30 47 17 44 22 45 20 47 21 52 21 39 15 37 24 39 21 52
COLUMBIA, SC 59 28 46 20 40 27 60 28 47 26 48 27 47 20 41 30 48 30 48 26 31 26 37 26 41 27 60
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AP, SC 22 17 38 20 39 25 39 24 41 36 43 25 46 17 49 16 43 12 33 12 31 25 32 23 33 17 49
YRS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN
Virginia DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP
LYNCHBURG, VA 68 W 45 S 50 S 43 NE 43 N 56 SW 56 NW 43 W 48 NE 40 N 41 NW 43 SE 45 N 56
NORFOLK, VA 40 24 44 36 44 22 46 2 41 22 43 30 46 34 46 35 46 60 47 4 48 5 58 1 39 5 58
RICHMOND, VA 27 22 38 28 44 24 48 33 46 23 46 26 45 31 47 21 48 90 46 10 37 23 36 29 51 29 51
ROANOKE, VA 51 30 53 28 52 32 52 32 58 36 46 34 67 31 53 30 44 33 49 30 44 34 52 30 40 34 67
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA 26 NNE 70 SSW 66 W 68 NE 69 S 52 W 69 WNW 67 WNW 75 WNW 70 W 60 WNW 60 E 73 WNW 75
WASHINGTON DULLES AP, D.C. 49 20 39 30 46 28 44 32 46 35 40 29 59 30 48 34 43 80 37 30 39 29 43 29 41 29 59
WASHINGTON NAT'L AP, D.C. 27 32 43 30 41 25 46 25 44 32 46 31 49 50 47 34 47 11 45 31 41 33 43 29 40 31 49
YRS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN
Puerto Rico DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP DR SP
SAN JUAN, PR 27 6 31 6 30 7 32 60 31 6 30 12 35 32 49 4 45 5 79 40 37 36 33 20 31 5 79