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Will the wind EVER stop?

Wind-weary Wichitans are asking me why the wind is so much worse this spring than ever before.

But the numbers suggest it isn’t.

April is Wichita’s windiest month, National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Caruso said, and “last year might have actually been slightly windier.”

Today marks the fifth day of the month with average winds of 20 knots, or about 23 mph. Last April, there were 6.

But there were only 4 such days in 2008, 2 in 2007 and 3 in 2006.

Only five days this month have had winds of less than 20 miles an hour, though, so I understand why folks are wondering about the wind.