High Winds Across the Tri-State Region on Thursday
A tightening pressure gradient between a strong low pressure center, slowly moving eastward, across the South Dakota/Nebraska border and building high pressure across Idaho brought very gusty winds to the Tri-State region during the early morning hours on Thursday. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 miles per hour were common with gusts as high as 66 mile per hour reported at 3 miles west of Bird City, Kansas. Damage to trees and powerlines were reported in Goodland, Brewster, Colby, and Oakley. Two vehicle roll overs on Interstate-70 at the Sherman/Thomas County line were also attributed to the high winds. The winds are expected to slowly decrease by evening.
Below are the maximum wind gusts received since Noon MST.
Time of Gust
Peak Wind Gust
|Cheyenne, KS||3W Bird City||11:18 am||66|
|Yuma||3NNE Kirk||10:48 am||65|
|Sherman||Goodland Airport||9:40 am||63|
|Sherman||12N Goodland||10:20 am||62|
|Sherman||4W Goodland||5:25 am||62|
|Kit Carson||Burlington Airport||9:39 am||61|
|Red Willow||McCook Airport||2:46 am||55|
|Cheyenne, KS||St. Francis||10:00 am||54|
|Graham||Hill City Airport||9:45 am||54|
|Norton||3S Lenora||5:00 am||48|
|Cheyenne, CO||Cheyenne Wells||10:17 am||45|
|Hitchcock||6 NNW Trenton||11:00 am||40|
Here is a map of the peak winds across our county warning area for Thursday as of Noon MST.