A friend of mine forwarded this interesting link. For those who are into data visualizations, this is a pretty cool visualization of wind patterns across the US. Developed by hint.fm, surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. So what you’re seeing is a living portrait. (See the NDFD site for precise details; our timestamp shows time of download.) And for those of you chasing top wind speed, note that maximum speed may occur over lakes or just offshore.”
Click on the image to get to the visualization or just go to http://hint.fm/wind/. Makes it a little more clear why Chicago has the nickname of the Windy City..fun!