Maximum Wind Speed

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.

Normals were provided by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC.

  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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