The data shows that in fact it has been a windy April. April ranks as the #1 month number of hours with 20+ wind gusts. April averages 95.5 hours with 20+ wind gusts on average since 1990. This year April has had 157 hours with 20+ mph wind gusts through April 28. That is a 64% increase in number of hours. So yes, it has been a bit windier than usual.
In fact, it is the windiest April in 9 years. 2011 had 184 hours with 20+ mph wind gusts. We may make a run on that when you factor in today (April 29) and Thursday.
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April is quite a bit ahead of the #2 month, March. It works out to around 25% more. That is followed by January.
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