Wind Speed Wind Speed greencircle (Mechanical) (OP) 30 Sep 15 15:40 What wind speed do you use for designing street light poles in Bahamas ? Should we use 150 mph? RE: Wind Speed greencircle (Mechanical) (OP) 30 Sep 15 15:45 Is aashto wind speed maps applicable outside of USA? RE: Wind Speed msquared48 (Structural) 30 Sep 15 21:56 There should be a local building department in Nassau. Call them and find out. Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA) RE: Wind Speed bridgebuster (Civil) 1 Oct 15 10:58 The AASHTO luminaire Manual recommends 145 for Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands (BTW - these are outside the continental US) and 150 for the southern tip of Florida. RE: Wind Speed greencircle (Mechanical) (OP) 3 Oct 15 11:42 Thanks for sharing your opinions, guys. I guess I should call the local authorities. If in any case they say to use less than 150 and the calcs fails, I will have to let them know that outemost band is 150mph.