“Is The Wind That Bad?” Amarillo Responds To Question Hilariously.
Look, we deal with it on a daily basis. Sure, we complain about it at times simply because we're sick of it, but we deal with it. We know it's going to be this way, so there's no sense in complaining about it when it's around.
However, when others bring it up and ask the question, we don't hold back. We tell it like it is, and we throw in some funny analogies to really drive home the point.
So, what are we talking about here?
Uhhhhh, yeah. The wind here is brutal. It never stops. It doesn't stop blowing. It just...gets...stronger. Pretty simple answer right? I mean, we're so used to it that we're shocked if it's below 10 mph and don't know how to handle ourselves.
An outsider though, they need to know, the wind ain't nothing to be played with here. The comments from the users on this Reddit thread though are pure gold, and here are a few I thought stood out.
25 MPH? PLEASE, THAT'S CALLED "NORMAL" HERE
So I have a little experience with this. When we lived in Austin, we did get these messages. High wind advisory. Yes, it was typically if the wind was going to be above 20-25 mph. They wanted us to be prepared for things to be blowing around. It's relatively calm in central Texas, so the wind is something that will ruin your day.
Then we moved here. I still get those weather messages from Austin, and yes, I do laugh when the wind advisory ones come through now.
WAS THAT A FORD FOCUS THAT JUST FLEW BY ME?
Ok, so you don't really have to hold your car down because of the wind, but it's a pretty accurate representation at times isn't it? The wind definitely gets strong enough here to knock us around if we're outside in it, or even in our car. You have to work overtime just to keep your car straight.
So if you're reading this OP, this one is a SLIGHT exaggeration, but only slight.
WHAT'S THAT ON YOUR FACE?
Now this could be a true story, or not. This user mentioned that the wind blew a cactus at them and it got stuck in their face. Now, while I agree the wind can be strong enough to do that sort of thing, did you really end up with a face full of Prickly Pear? Maybe...I don't want to discount this as a possibility.
The sandblasting that required medical attention is a bit more believable to me. I coach plenty of baseball, and I've been known to wear pants and sleeves on an 85-degree day if the wind decided it wanted to hang around that day. That stuff hurts.
Now there's one more question the OP asked, and I felt it needed to be addressed. They mentioned that pictures they've seen of Amarillo look nice. Response?
SOOOO WHAT DID YOU SEARCH ON GOOGLE?
This had to be one of the best answers I saw on the entire post. I think the user that commented was asking this question legitimately. Have you ever Googled "pics of Amarillo" before? If you haven't, do it real quick, click images, then get back to me.