Peak Wind Gusts from Friday April 15th, 2011 (5/23/2011)

By: NWS Wichita

High Winds Blew Across Kansas on April 15th 2011

A low pressure system strengthened as it emerged from the Southern Rockies and moved across the Kansas Region late Thursday through Friday night. On the back side of the storm system, very strong Northwesterly winds developed from West to East across Kansas from late Thursday night through Friday night.  Wind gusts of 58 to 67 mph were recorded across much of Central and South Central Kansas. Some structural damage reports, downed large tree limbs, and numerous power outages occurred in association with the strong wind gusts.
 

Image depicting the strong upper level low pressure system centered over Missouri early Friday evening.  The arrows show the wind circulation around the low. 

Peak wind gusts (mph) from Friday April 15th. Both Central and South Central Kansas received the brunt of the strong winds.

 Wind damage in Butler County.  Picture courtesy of Bulter Co Emergency Management.

Wind damage in Hutchinson, KS.   Picture courtesy of Steve Worthington.

Wind damage in Wichita, KS.  Picture courtesy of Arthur Kallansrud.

 Have any pictures? Send them to Wichita.Stormpics@noaa.gov

 

Peak Wind Gusts Across the State

  • DODGE CITY: 69 MPH
  • MEDICINE LODGE: 69 MPH
  • LIBERAL: 68 MPH
  • WICHITA (ICT): 67 MPH
  • GARDEN CITY: 66 MPH
  • RUSSELL: 64 MPH
  • MCPHERSON: 63 MPH
  • GREAT BEND: 61 MPH
  • WELLINGTON: 61 MPH
  • WINFIELD: 61 MPH
  • GOODLAND: 61 MPH
  • PHILLIPSBURG: 61 MPH
  • HUTCHINSON: 60 MPH
  • ELKHART: 59 MPH
  • JABARA ARPT: 59 MPH
  • HILL CITY: 59 MPH
  • HAYES: 58 MPH
  • SALINA: 58 MPH
  • ELLSWORTH: 56 MPH
  • MCCONNELL AFB: 56 MPH
  • NEWTON: 56 MPH
  • PRATT: 55 MPH
  • KINGMAN: 55 MPH
  • BELOIT: 53 MPH
  • SMITH CENTER: 53 MPH
  • EUREKA: 50 MPH
  • CONCORDIA: 50 MPH
  • CHANUTE: 48 MPH
  • COFFEYVILLE: 46 MPH
  • LAWRENCE: 45 MPH
  • TOPEKA: 44 MPH
  • PARSONS: 44 MPH
  • FORBES ARPT: 43 MPH
  • INDEPENDENCE: 38 MPH
  • MANHATTAN: 38 MPH
  • PITTSBURG: 31 MPH

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