Strong winds kick-up widespread dust... (10/19/2012)

By: NWS Wichita

Strong northwest winds kick-up widespread dust across the region


 

Deep low pressure over the upper Mississippi Valley created very strong northwest winds over the plains on Thursday October 18th. Wind speeds across Kansas were generally in the 45-55 mph range with some gusts over Nebraska exceeding 60 mph! Below is a list of the strongest wind gusts across the area covered by the National Weather Service Office in Wichita:

Location County Peak Gust(mph)
4 E Matfield Green Chase 56
Russell Airport Russell 52
Salina Airport Saline 51
3 WSW Belle Plaine Sumner 50
Hutchinson Airport Reno 49
Kingman & Great Bend Airports Kingman/Barton 48
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Sedgwick 47

 

 


Images

 

Visible satellite image from around 2 pm showing the band of dust stretching from sw Nebraska into north-central Oklahoma

Visible satellite image from around 6 pm showing the band of dust stretching from sw Nebraska into nw Arkansas

 

Afternoon picture from downtown Wichita. Picture taken by Alex Laugeman

 

Afternoon picture taken of the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

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