Strong Winds and Bitter Wind Chills From March 10th and 11th

A strong low pressure system brought unseasonable cold temperatures, along with strong and gusty winds to the area Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Listed below are the observed highest sustained wind speed, lowet wind chills and Tuesday evening temperature drops.

 


Highest Observed Wind Speeds

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
817 AM CDT WED MAR 11 2009

...HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND SPEED IN THE PAST 12 HOURS...

STATION COUNTY TIME SPEED GUST

NEW HAMPTON RWIS CHICKASAW 1133 PM 40 MPH 44 MPH
DECORAH 2SE RWIS WINNESHIEK 1055 PM 38 MPH 46 MPH
GRAND MEADOW - KIMT MOWER 215 AM 38 MPH MPH
ST CHARLES 4W RWIS OLMSTED 306 AM 38 MPH 49 MPH
DODGE CENTER AWOS DODGE 834 PM 37 MPH 45 MPH
CHARLES CITY AWOS FLOYD 1115 PM 37 MPH 45 MPH
ROCHESTER ASOS OLMSTED 946 PM 37 MPH 47 MPH
OELWEIN AWOS FAYETTE 955 PM 37 MPH 46 MPH
CANTON RWIS FILLMORE 1119 PM 35 MPH 48 MPH
MOUNT STERLING 1S RWIS CRAWFORD 409 AM 35 MPH 51 MPH
PRESTON KIMT FILLMORE 435 AM 33 MPH MPH
AUSTIN AWOS MOWER 1015 PM 33 MPH 43 MPH
PRESTON AWOS FILLMORE 158 AM 32 MPH 39 MPH
MEDFORD AWOS TAYLOR 1035 PM 32 MPH 39 MPH
PLAINFIELD AWS CHICKASAW 1029 PM 31 MPH MPH
KELLOGG RWIS WABASHA 419 AM 31 MPH 43 MPH
ARCADIA HILL RWIS TREMPEALEAU 910 PM 30 MPH 46 MPH
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AWOS CRAWFORD 955 PM 30 MPH 40 MPH
BOSCOBEL ASOS GRANT 1245 AM 29 MPH 43 MPH
MONONA HS AWS CLAYTON 1114 PM 28 MPH MPH
VOLK FIELD JUNEAU 1155 PM 28 MPH 45 MPH
CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL AWS OLMSTED 429 AM 26 MPH MPH
LA CROSSE ASOS LA CROSSE 153 AM 26 MPH 40 MPH
AUSTIN KIMT MOWER 855 PM 25 MPH MPH
WISC DELLS AWOS SAUK 1135 PM 25 MPH 44 MPH
WEST CONCORD - KIMT DODGE 155 AM 25 MPH MPH
NWS LA CROSSE LA CROSSE 449 AM 25 MPH 35 MPH
STANLEY 1 SE RWIS CHIPPEWA 1103 PM 25 MPH 41 MPH
WINONA AWOS WINONA 337 AM 24 MPH 32 MPH
DIAMOND LAKE RAWS TAYLOR 514 AM 24 MPH 35 MPH
SPARTA AWOS MONROE 955 PM 23 MPH 31 MPH
NECEDAH RAWS JUNEAU 1248 AM 23 MPH 38 MPH
DICKEYVILLE RWIS GRANT 1004 PM 23 MPH 33 MPH
WSU CAMPUS AWS WINONA 1244 AM 23 MPH MPH
TOMAH 4N RWIS MONROE 1108 PM 23 MPH 37 MPH
RIVERDALE SCHOOL AWS GRANT 1059 PM 23 MPH MPH
FENNIMORE ELEMENTARY AWS GRANT 945 PM 23 MPH MPH
I-90 AT I-94 RWIS JUNEAU 1006 PM 22 MPH 40 MPH
NEW HAMPTON AWS CHICKASAW 1129 PM 22 MPH MPH
PLAINVIEW AWS WABASHA 829 PM 22 MPH MPH
WEST UNION AWS FAYETTE 1144 PM 22 MPH MPH
EASTERN ALLAMAKEE SCHOOL ALLAMAKEE 929 PM 21 MPH MPH
LA CROSSE 1S APRS LA CROSSE 1026 PM 21 MPH 29 MPH
RICEVILLE - KIMT HOWARD 1023 PM 21 MPH MPH
FRIENDSHIP AWS ADAMS 1244 AM 21 MPH MPH
CALEDONIA RWIS HOUSTON 936 PM 20 MPH 35 MPH
OSAGE - KIMT MITCHELL 1015 PM 20 MPH MPH
SOUTH WINNESHIEK SCHOOL WINNESHIEK 414 AM 20 MPH MPH
DECORAH AWOS WINNESHIEK 355 AM 20 MPH 30 MPH
RICHLAND CENTER AWS RICHLAND 1114 PM 20 MPH MPH

KEY TO OBSERVATION TYPES
AWS - SENSORS FROM AWS INCORPORATED. OFTEN LOCATED AT SCHOOLS.
RWIS - ROAD WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS. LOCATED ON MAJOR ROADS AND BRIDGES.
RAWS - FIRE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS. OFTEN LOCATED IN FORESTS.
ASOS/AWOS - AVIATION WEATHER OBSERVATIONS. LOCATED AT AIRPORTS.

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING EQUIPMENT
AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.
 

Observed Lowest Wind Chills

 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
831 AM CDT WED MAR 11 2009

...LATEST MINIMUM WIND CHILLS...

STATION COUNTY TIME WIND CHILL

GRAND MEADOW - KIMT MOWER 335 AM -31 F
CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL AWS OLMSTED 429 AM -31 F
ROCHESTER ASOS OLMSTED 407 AM -27 F
WEST CONCORD - KIMT DODGE 155 AM -27 F
DODGE CENTER AWOS DODGE 354 AM -26 F
AUSTIN AWOS MOWER 455 AM -26 F
PRESTON KIMT FILLMORE 435 AM -26 F
AUSTIN KIMT MOWER 515 AM -24 F
WSU CAMPUS AWS WINONA 429 AM -24 F
WILLOW CREEK - KIMT OLMSTED 713 AM -23 F
ALMA AWS BUFFALO 729 AM -23 F
PRESTON AWOS FILLMORE 458 AM -23 F
MONONA HS AWS CLAYTON 529 AM -22 F
NWS LA CROSSE LA CROSSE 449 AM -22 F
KELLOGG RWIS WABASHA 419 AM -22 F
CANTON RWIS FILLMORE 154 AM -21 F
NEW HAMPTON RWIS CHICKASAW 412 AM -21 F
ARCADIA HILL RWIS TREMPEALEAU 611 AM -21 F
WEST UNION AWS FAYETTE 429 AM -20 F
ALBERT LEA - KIMT FREEBORN 115 AM -20 F
BUFFALO LUTHERAN AWS BUFFALO 814 AM -20 F
DECORAH 2SE RWIS WINNESHIEK 424 AM -20 F

KEY TO OBSERVATION TYPES
AWS - SENSORS FROM AWS INCORPORATED. OFTEN LOCATED AT SCHOOLS.
RWIS - ROAD WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS. LOCATED ON MAJOR ROADS AND BRIDGES.
RAWS - FIRE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS. OFTEN LOCATED IN FORESTS.
ASOS/AWOS - AVIATION WEATHER OBSERVATIONS. LOCATED AT AIRPORTS.

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING EQUIPMENT
AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.
 

Tuesday Evening Temperature Drops

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
947 PM CDT TUE MAR 10 2009

...6 HOUR TEMPERATURE DROP TUESDAY MARCH 10 2009...

AUSTIN MN ROCHESTER MN
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4 PM 28 DEGREES 36 DEGREES
5 PM 23 DEGREES 30 DEGREES
6 PM 18 DEGREES 26 DEGREES
7 PM 14 DEGREES 22 DEGREES
8 PM 10 DEGREES 16 DEGREES
9 PM 7 DEGREES 11 DEGREES


DODGE CENTER MN LA CROSSE WI
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4 PM 34 DEGREES 37 DEGREES
5 PM 27 DEGREES 37 DEGREES
6 PM 21 DEGREES 37 DEGREES
7 PM 18 DEGREES 37 DEGREES
8 PM 12 DEGREES 33 DEGREES
9 PM 9 DEGREES 29 DEGREES

CHARLES CITY IA DECORAH IA
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4 PM 32 DEGREES 41 DEGREES
5 PM 30 DEGREES 39 DEGREES
6 PM 27 DEGREES 34 DEGREES
7 PM 23 DEGREES 30 DEGREES
8 PM 21 DEGREES 27 DEGREES
9 PM 18 DEGREES 23 DEGREES

OELWEIN IA
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4 PM 41 DEGREES
5 PM 36 DEGREES
6 PM 32 DEGREES
7 PM 28 DEGREES
8 PM 27 DEGREES
9 PM 25 DEGREES


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