Another Windy Day in Kansas on April 29th, 2011 (5/23/2011)

By: NWS Wichita

 
 
 
Strong Winds Blew Across Kansas on April 29th 2011

Surface low pressure rapidly strengthened over eastern Colorado and far western Kansas today as surface high pressure pushed over the Mississippi Valley.  This allowed the pressure gradient to tighten producing very strong south winds. With dry conditions still remaining over much of the Southern Plains, the gusty south winds transported smoke and dust into Kansas from the southern high plains.
 

Strong southerly winds picked up dust and smoke from New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma and moved it across central Kansas. 

Peak wind gusts (mph) from Friday April 29th. Both Central and South Central Kansas received the brunt of the strong winds.

 Wind damage in West Wichita.  Picture courtesy of NWS Wichita.

Wind damage in West Wichita.   Picture by NWS Wichita.

Wind Damage in Pretty Prairie. Picture courtesy of Lee West.

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

 

Peak Wind Gusts Across the State

  • HUTCHINSON: 59 MPH
  • WICHITA (ICT): 58 MPH
  • MCPHERSON: 58 MPH
  • WINFIELD: 54 MPH
  • MCCONNELL AFB: 54 MPH
  • SALINA: 53 MPH
  • CONCORDIA: 53 MPH
  • MANHATTAN: 53 MPH
  • LIBERAL: 52 MPH
  • RUSSELL: 52 MPH
  • KINGMAN: 52 MPH
  • JABARA ARPT: 52 MPH
  • LAWRENCE: 52 MPH
  • MEDICINE LODGE: 51 MPH
  • GREAT BEND: 51 MPH
  • WELLINGTON: 51 MPH
  • NEWTON: 51 MPH
  • PRATT: 51 MPH
  • DODGE CITY: 51 MPH
  • ELLSWORTH: 50 MPH
  • TOPEKA: 48 MPH
  • EUREKA: 46 MPH
  • GOODLAND: 46 MPH
  • HILL CITY: 46 MPH
  • SMITH CENTER: 45 MPH
  • HAYES: 44 MPH
  • GARDEN CITY: 44 MPH
  • INDEPENDENCE: 44 MPH
  • CHANUTE: 43 MPH
  • PARSONS: 40 MPH
  • COFFEYVILLE: 39 MPH
  • PHILLIPSBURG: 36 MPH

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