I've been stunned at the wind in your area.
It's just been amazing. We get wind here, but your totals are just crazy!
The last few years have definitely had some persistently windy patterns, and from a direction that just happens to favor us.
Thing is, it’s really just the W/NW winds that slam this area. NoVa and Central MD generally see enhancement from downsloping off the bend in high terrain, and my location is a NW wind funnel, sited in the NW/SE oriented Potomac River Gorge, and being situated on a hill within it, inside the convergence w/ the Cabin John Creek Valley banked by higher terrain to the NE and SW.
So it’s like putting your finger on a garden hose with those winds here. But any other direction, and it’s the opposite effect..we actually get *less* wind than just about everyone else when it’s from the N, NE, E, or SE. And comparable winds from the S and SW. Sort of a weird microclimatic effect, I guess.