The wind has been blamed for mental health issues, high divorce rates, and bad hair days. However, Wyoming and the wind are best friends. You couldn’t separate them if you tried. It carves the landscape. It blows the snow into drifts that engulf cars. Like a wild adolescent, it knocks your trash can over and rolls it down the street.

Dealing with the wind is something you have to adapt to. Women often put up their hair. You hang on to the car door while opening it, so the wind won't blow the door off the hinge. It’s the little things like making sure you anchor small dogs to something sturdy so they don’t blow away.

If you are reading this thinking, "this is not convincing me to love the wind." Consider these adorable facts.

  • Flying a Kite

    There are plenty of opportunities to go fly a kite. You should be careful not to become the kite though. Hang on tight!

  • Don't Need Fans

    You can cut down on electricity by opening a window rather than turning on a fan or air conditioner. Don't forget your paper weights.

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  • Fresh Air All the Time

    The constant wind keeps our air nice and clean. If you happen to pass gas outside, the stench won't linger around too long.

    Bill Schwamle, Townsquare Media
  • Old Glory is Always Flying

    The flags in the Cowboy State always fly … because the wind never stops.

    Bill Schwamle, Townsquare Media
  • Keeps the Weak Out

    The Wyoming wind keep some residents from planting permanent roots. Less people means less chance of someone screwing everything

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