ygmir wrote:that's where I'd go.
gotta have a cushion, and, gusts can get close to that.
also, remember they can come from any direction........there is prevailing, but, in a big dust devil/dust strom, with swirling, all bets are off.
ask your engineer, if the addition of copious amounts of dust, adds to the force for a given wind speed, due to the mass of the dust.
I've always wondered that. I think, it should.