Wisconsin State Climatology Office
WISCONSIN WIND DATA


MONTHLY WINDS AT MADISON (WI):
Elevation: 848 ft ASL.  Anemometer Height: 33 ft.
Period of Record: 1948-1990 (average winds), 1971-1993 (gusts)
Data from Wisconsin Wind Atlas (Naber-Knox, 1996)
Month
Average
Speed
Prevailing 
Wind
Calm
Peak
Gust
Record
Gust
Year of Record Gust
Jan
10.5
WNW-11.5
6.0
44.0
NW-58
1978
Feb
10.4
WNW-12.0
6.9
40.6
NW-62
1987
Mar
11.3
NW-13.0
6.1
48.0
S-67
1990
Apr
11.4
S-11.4
6.4
47.7
SW-61
1981
May
10.1
S-10.4
7.0
47.3
SW-64
1975
Jun
9.2
S-9.7
8.4
50.7
W-83
1975
Jul
8.1
S-9.2
9.9
45.7
N-83
1991
Aug
7.8
S-9.1
11.1
46.7
N-64
1989
Sep
8.6
S-9.8
9.9
40.1
NW-64
1985
Oct
9.7
S-10.4
7.8
45.0
NW-62
1990
Nov
10.8
S-10.7
5.7
44.4
W-55
1973
Dec
10.4
WNW-11.0
6.0
42.9
NE-58
1987
Annual
9.8
S-12.4
7.6
61.9
W-83
Jun 1975

Notes:

See Monthly Wind Rose Diagrams for Madison (1961-1990 averages)
from National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Wisconsin

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