Hold onto your hats: Sask. windier than usual this summer

Winds in the Whitmore Park area of Regina snapped trees in half in May. (Sharon Gerein/CBC News)

By Christy Climenhaga, CBC News, July 26, 2017 

Past 4 months have had higher-than-normal average hourly wind speeds

Wind has seemed like a constant unwanted house guest this spring and summer in Saskatchewan.

Many areas of the province, including Regina and Saskatoon, saw sustained wind speeds greater than climate normals for April, May, June and the first 24 days in July.

June, in particular, was well above normal when looking at average hourly wind speeds. Winds averaged nearly 21 km/h in Regina. That doesn’t sound like much, but it is much higher than the climate hourly average of 18.3 km/h for that month.

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