Wind Zones in the United States

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Map of US Wind Zones which is described in the table below.

Wind Zones

Areas Affected

Zone I (130 mph)

All of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. Western parts of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. Most of Alaska except the east and south coastlines.

Zone II (160 mph)

Eastern parts of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico. Most of North Dakota. Northern parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.Western parts of South Dakota, Nebraska and Texas. All New England States. Eastern parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Washington, DC.

Zone III (200 mph)

Areas of Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Most or all of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia. All of American Somoa, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

Zone IV (250 mph)

Mid US including all of Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and parts of adjoining states of Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Guam.

Special Wind Region

Isolated areas in the following states: Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico. The borders between Vermont and New Hampshire; between NewYork, Massachusetts and Connecticut; between Tennessee and North Carolina.

Hurricane Susceptible Region

Southern US coastline from Gulf Coast of Texas eastward to include entire state of Florida. East Coastline from Maine to Florida, including all of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Washington DC. All of Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

 

Last Updated: 
06/14/2012 - 11:58
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