April 7, 2001 Peak Wind Gusts
(Ending 8:00 PM 4/7)
Table listing of totals below the map.
An intense early spring storm developed over the plains of Colorado on Friday, April 6th. As the storm moved northeast into Nebraska, it rapidly strengthened and reached a central pressure of 982 millibars or about 28.99 inches of mercury. The storm maintained this strength as it moved from Nebraska to the Minnesota arrowhead during Saturday, April 7th. Strong southwest to west winds spread over the entire region starting late Friday night and continued into Saturday afternoon. The highest wind gusts, between 45 and 75 mph, occurred late Saturday morning into the early afternoon. The winds decreased quickly Saturday evening as the storm moved into southern Canada.
Peak wind gusts for April 7th.
ZCZC MKEPNSLSE ABUS34 KLSE 080117 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 815 PM CDT SAT APR 7 2001 ...PEAK WIND GUSTS THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING... LOCATION COUNTY WIND SPEED ...MINNESOTA... ROCHESTER AIRPORT OLMSTED 62 MPH WINONA WINONA 62 MPH ROCHESTER OLMSTED 61 MPH DODGE CENTER DODGE 60 MPH WINONA AIRPORT WINONA 60 MPH AUSTIN MOWER 58 MPH BYRON OLMSTED 58 MPH ...IOWA... SUMNER FAYETTE 70 MPH CHARLES CITY FLOYD 58 MPH OELWEIN FAYETTE 58 MPH DECORAH WINNESHIEK 47 MPH ...WISCONSIN... LA CROSSE NWS OFFICE LA CROSSE 74 MPH LA CROSSE LA CROSSE 61 MPH FOUR CORNERS MONROE 60 MPH PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CRAWFORD 54 MPH BOSCOBEL GRANT 51 MPH CAMP DOUGLAS JUNEAU 48 MPH MEDFORD TAYLOR 46 MPH SPARTA MONROE 43 MPH REPORTS OF MINOR DAMAGE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED...INCLUDING TREES AND TREE BRANCHES DOWN...AND SOME ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE. $$