Strong Winds on November 26th, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Overview

    A strong low pressure system moved from the Plains to the Great Lakes region on Friday into Saturday, and pushed a strong cold front across the area. Strong northwest winds developed in the wake of the front. Several locations observed maximum wind gusts between 40 and 50 mph on Saturday or Saturday evening. The highest speed was measured near Lakefield, MN in Jackson county, where a gust to 55 mph was recorded. Yankton, SD was not far behind, with a gust to 52 mph being observed. Check out the reports below for more notable wind speeds across the area: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
...HIGHEST OBSERVED WIND SPEEDS ACROSS THE AREA FOR SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 26TH AS OF 9 PM CST...

LOCATION                                            TIME          SPEED
...SOUTH DAKOTA...

YANKTON COUNTY:
2 NNE YANKTON (1305 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              955 AM NOV 26    52 MPH

MINNEHAHA COUNTY:

2 N SIOUX FALLS (1427 FT)(ASOS)                 249 PM NOV 26     46 MPH
BRANDON (IEM)                                  1200 PM NOV 26     39 MPH
SIOUX FALLS (IEM)                              1003 AM NOV 26     37 MPH

LINCOLN COUNTY:

2 ENE TEA (1515 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)                 235 PM NOV 26     45 MPH
1 S HARRISBURG (1246 FT)(IEM)                   427 PM NOV 26     39 MPH

LAKE COUNTY:

2 ENE MADISON (1715 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             1130 AM NOV 26     49 MPH

KINGSBURY COUNTY:

3 NNW DE SMET (1729 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)             955 AM NOV 26     40 MPH
JERAULD COUNTY:

2 ESE WESSINGTON SPRINGS (NONFEDAWOS)          1055 AM NOV 26     47 MPH

HUTCHINSON COUNTY:

1 SE PARKSTON (1415 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)            1235 PM NOV 26     46 MPH

GREGORY COUNTY:

1 ESE GREGORY (2168 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)            1015 AM NOV 26     46 MPH

DAVISON COUNTY:

3 N MITCHELL (1302 FT)(ASOS)                   1053 AM NOV 26     46 MPH
1 S MITCHELL (1295 FT)(IEM)                     847 AM NOV 26     37 MPH
CLAY COUNTY:

1 SSW VERMILLION (1147 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)         1015 AM NOV 26     43 MPH
CHARLES MIX COUNTY:

1 NE PLATTE (1618 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)               215 PM NOV 26     45 MPH
1 SSE WAGNER (1475 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)             1155 AM NOV 26     43 MPH
PLATTE (1610 FT)(IEM)                          1107 AM NOV 26     31 MPH

BRULE COUNTY:

1 S CHAMBERLAIN (1738 FT)(ASOS)                 152 PM NOV 26     44 MPH
BROOKINGS COUNTY:

2 W BROOKINGS (1647 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             1135 AM NOV 26     48 MPH
VOLGA (APRSWXNET)                              1050 AM NOV 26     43 MPH
1 SE BROOKINGS (1624 FT)(IEM)                   357 PM NOV 26     38 MPH
1 E BROOKINGS (1676 FT)(APRSWXNET)             1210 PM NOV 26     33 MPH
BEADLE COUNTY:

1 N HURON (1289 FT)(ASOS)                      1055 AM NOV 26     41 MPH

...MINNESOTA...

ROCK COUNTY:

1 WSW BEAVER CREEK (1450 FT)(MNDOT)             105 PM NOV 26     47 MPH
2 SSW LUVERNE (1430 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              115 PM NOV 26     43 MPH
PIPESTONE COUNTY:

1 SSW PIPESTONE (1735 FT)(OTHER-MTR)           1253 PM NOV 26     47 MPH
3 NE PIPESTONE (1660 FT)(RAWS)                  221 PM NOV 26     40 MPH

NOBLES COUNTY:

2 ENE RUSHMORE (1691 FT)(MNDOT)                 736 PM NOV 26     46 MPH
2 NE WORTHINGTON (1574 FT)(OTHER-MTR)          1055 AM NOV 26     45 MPH
MURRAY COUNTY:

3 W DOVRAY (1563 FT)(MNDOT)                     251 PM NOV 26     48 MPH
1 W SLAYTON (1624 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                155 PM NOV 26     43 MPH

LYON COUNTY:

2 W MARSHALL (1177 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               255 PM NOV 26     41 MPH
1 NNE TRACY (1338 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                114 PM NOV 26     41 MPH
MINNEOTA (1129 FT)(APRSWXNET)                   440 PM NOV 26     32 MPH

LINCOLN COUNTY:

3 S HENDRICKS (1808 FT)(MNDOT)                  124 PM NOV 26     51 MPH
TYLER (1733 FT)(APRSWXNET)                      103 PM NOV 26     40 MPH
TYLER (1733 FT)(APRSWXNET)                      100 PM NOV 26     40 MPH
3 W ARCO (1748 FT)(APRSWXNET)                   230 PM NOV 26     38 MPH

JACKSON COUNTY:

4 SE LAKEFIELD (1508 FT)(MNDOT)                 816 PM NOV 26     55 MPH
2 NNE JACKSON (1446 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              213 PM NOV 26     47 MPH

COTTONWOOD COUNTY:

4 ENE JEFFERS (1427 FT)(MNDOT)                  156 PM NOV 26     48 MPH
3 NNE WINDOM (1410 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               153 PM NOV 26     45 MPH
...IOWA...

WOODBURY COUNTY:

1 W SERGEANT BLUFF (1102 FT)(ASOS)              952 AM NOV 26     49 MPH
1 SSE SIOUX CITY (1195 FT)(IADOT)               248 PM NOV 26     43 MPH
4 N SIOUX CITY (1246 FT)(AWX)                   230 PM NOV 26     40 MPH
4 N SIOUX CITY (1246 FT)(APRSWXNET)            1217 PM NOV 26     38 MPH
SIOUX COUNTY:

1 WSW ORANGE CITY (1411 FT)(IADOT)              220 PM NOV 26     45 MPH
2 SSW ORANGE CITY (1414 FT)(OTHER-MTR)          455 PM NOV 26     45 MPH
1 NE SIOUX CENTER (1463 FT)(APRSWXNET)          533 PM NOV 26     36 MPH
HULL (IEM)                                      827 PM NOV 26     32 MPH
PLYMOUTH COUNTY:

2 WSW LE MARS (1197 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             1255 PM NOV 26     45 MPH
3 NNW LE MARS (1020 FT)(APRSWXNET)             1211 PM NOV 26     43 MPH
4 SSE WESTFIELD (1098 FT)(RAWS)                 311 PM NOV 26     40 MPH

OSCEOLA COUNTY:

3 NE SIBLEY (1574 FT)(IADOT)                    214 PM NOV 26     43 MPH
OBRIEN COUNTY:

3 NNE SHELDON (1420 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              455 PM NOV 26     41 MPH

IDA COUNTY:

1 NW IDA GROVE (1233 FT)(IADOT)                 231 PM NOV 26     37 MPH

DICKINSON COUNTY:

4 NW WAHPETON (1527 FT)(APRSWXNET)              305 PM NOV 26     43 MPH
6 W SPIRIT LAKE (PUBLIC)                        146 PM NOV 26     44 MPH
1 E WAHPETON (1397 FT)(AWS)                     759 PM NOV 26     37 MPH

CLAY COUNTY:

3 WNW SPENCER (1338 FT)(ASOS)                   753 PM NOV 26     46 MPH
3 W DICKENS (1484 FT)(IADOT)                    115 PM NOV 26     36 MPH

CHEROKEE COUNTY:

1 S CHEROKEE (1227 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1055 AM NOV 26     41 MPH

BUENA VISTA COUNTY:

3 WSW LAKESIDE (1489 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             235 PM NOV 26     46 MPH
2 ENE TRUESDALE (1329 FT)(IADOT)                212 PM NOV 26     45 MPH
1 W STORM LAKE (1442 FT)(AWS)                   119 PM NOV 26     28 MPH


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.

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