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.

 

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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.

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