Peak Wind Speeds from Monday, January 12

A strong pressure difference between low pressure as it moved from eastern South Dakota through Iowa this afternoon, and building arctic high pressure across the western Dakotas resulted in very strong north and northwest winds today, and blizzard and near blizzard conditions across the area. Below is a listing of some of the peak measured winds speeds from Monday morning and afternoon.

Peak Wind Speeds around the Area

Location

Speed (mph)

Time (CST)

15 NW Wessington Springs, SD

56

~ 11 am

Yankton, SD

56

~ 115 pm

3 W Geddes, SD

55

~ 3 pm

Chamberlain, SD

54

940 am

Wayne, NE

53

250 pm

Mitchell, SD

53

1215 pm

Sioux City, IA

52

241 pm

Spencer, IA

51

355 pm

Huron, SD

51

1052 am

6 W Spirit Lake, IA

50

345 pm

White Lake, SD

50

1130 am

Worthington, MN

49

335 pm

Marshall, MN

48

255 pm

Parkston, SD

48

245 pm

Windom, MN

47

413 pm

Sioux Falls, SD

46

117 pm

Brookings, SD

46

1255 pm

Sheldon, IA

45

335 pm

Slayton, MN

45

215 pm

Storm Lake, IA

43

335 pm

Southwest Sioux Falls

43

356 pm

Luverne, MN

42

218 pm

Beresford, SD

42

305 pm

Tracy, MN

41

317 pm

 



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