Wind gauge
An “official” wind gauge at Safeway in Ellensburg offers customers a laugh and an idea of how hard the wind is blowing as they enter the store. (Daily Record file)

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KITTITAS COUNTY—If it seems like it has been even windier than normal in Ellensburg lately, it has.

May had more instances of winds 40 mph or greater than any month since January 1999, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jon Mittelstadt.