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rounding). Occurrences of variable wind direction are omitted from the sample before
Suggestions for Use. Knowing the probable wind speed and direction in a
particular month can be helpful in construction and mission planning as well as in
designing structures that experience severe wind-driven rain or drifting snow.
Engineers designing outside air intake and building exhaust vents for heating and air
conditioning systems can use these data to minimize the potential for cross-
contamination between supply and exhaust air streams. Also, when drifting snow
accumulation on roofs is likely, the information on these data set pages can be helpful
for locating inlet and exhaust ducts so they are less likely to be obstructed by
NOTE: The wind currents around any building are strongly affected by the geometry of
the building and the topography of the site as well as those of any surrounding
buildings. The wind data used for these wind summaries are typical of flat and open
airfields where there are no obstructions near the observation point.