A Windy Start to 2012 - Highest Wind Gusts reported on January 1, 2012

2012 began on a windy note, with very strong northwest winds across the region in the wake of a low pressure system exiting into the Great Lakes. Wind gusts of 40 to 55 mph were common across southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska on Sunday.  Below is a map and listing of some of the higher wind gusts recorded through 8 pm on January 1, 2012.

Map plotting peak wind gusts reported across the area on Sunday, January 1, 2012 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
950 PM CST SUN JAN 1 2012

...A WINDY START TO 2012...

FOLLOWING ARE THE HIGHEST WIND GUSTS RECORDED BY VARIOUS OBSERVATION
SOURCES ON THIS FIRST DAY OF 2012.

...SOUTH DAKOTA...

...YANKTON COUNTY...

2 NNE YANKTON (1305 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1135 AM JAN 1     47 MPH

...MINNEHAHA COUNTY...

2 N SIOUX FALLS (1427 FT)(ASOS)                  959 AM JAN 1     51 MPH
4 S COLTON (1568 FT)(IEM)                       1135 AM JAN 1     46 MPH

...LINCOLN COUNTY...

2 ENE TEA (1515 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)                  135 PM JAN 1     40 MPH

...LAKE COUNTY...

2 ENE MADISON (1715 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1050 AM JAN 1     53 MPH

...KINGSBURY COUNTY...

3 NNW DE SMET (1729 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)             1035 AM JAN 1     46 MPH

...JERAULD COUNTY...

2 ESE WESSINGTON SPRINGS (NONFEDAWOS)           1055 AM JAN 1     48 MPH

...HUTCHINSON COUNTY...

1 SE PARKSTON (NONFEDAWOS)                      1215 PM JAN 1     48 MPH

...GREGORY COUNTY...

1 ESE GREGORY (2168 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)             1155 AM JAN 1     46 MPH

...DAVISON COUNTY...

1 S MITCHELL (1295 FT)(IEM)                      217 PM JAN 1     44 MPH
3 N MITCHELL (1302 FT)(ASOS)                     559 PM JAN 1     43 MPH

...CLAY COUNTY...

1 SSW VERMILLION (1147 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)          1255 PM JAN 1     43 MPH

...CHARLES MIX COUNTY...

1 SSE WAGNER (1475 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)               155 PM JAN 1     45 MPH
1 NE PLATTE (1618 FT)(NONFEDAWOS)               1135 AM JAN 1     43 MPH

...BRULE COUNTY...

1 S CHAMBERLAIN (1738 FT)(ASOS)                 1126 AM JAN 1     44 MPH

...BROOKINGS COUNTY...

2 W BROOKINGS (1647 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1115 AM JAN 1     47 MPH

...BEADLE COUNTY...

1 N HURON (1289 FT)(ASOS)                       1008 AM JAN 1     50 MPH

...MINNESOTA...

...ROCK COUNTY...

1 WSW BEAVER CREEK (1450 FT)(MNDOT)             1110 AM JAN 1     51 MPH
2 SSW LUVERNE (1430 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1136 AM JAN 1     45 MPH

...PIPESTONE COUNTY...

1 SSW PIPESTONE (1735 FT)(OTHER-MTR)            1212 PM JAN 1     49 MPH
3 NE PIPESTONE (1660 FT)(RAWS)                   121 PM JAN 1     44 MPH

...NOBLES COUNTY...

2 ENE RUSHMORE (1691 FT)(MNDOT)                 1056 AM JAN 1     50 MPH
2 NE WORTHINGTON (1574 FT)(OTHER-MTR)            115 AM JAN 1     49 MPH

...MURRAY COUNTY...

1 W SLAYTON (1624 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                 135 PM JAN 1     46 MPH

...LYON COUNTY...

1 NNE TRACY (1338 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                1154 AM JAN 1     48 MPH
2 W MARSHALL (1177 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               1235 PM JAN 1     47 MPH

...LINCOLN COUNTY...

3 S HENDRICKS (1808 FT)(MNDOT)                  1040 AM JAN 1     50 MPH
TYLER (1733 FT)(APRSWXNET)                       113 PM JAN 1     41 MPH

...JACKSON COUNTY...

4 SE LAKEFIELD (1508 FT)(MNDOT)                  216 AM JAN 1     56 MPH
2 NNE JACKSON (1446 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1232 AM JAN 1     48 MPH

...COTTONWOOD COUNTY...

4 ENE JEFFERS (1427 FT)(MNDOT)                  1251 AM JAN 1     51 MPH
3 NNE WINDOM (1410 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               1152 AM JAN 1     47 MPH

...IOWA...

...WOODBURY COUNTY...

1 W SERGEANT BLUFF (1102 FT)(ASOS)              1110 AM JAN 1     47 MPH
1 SSE SIOUX CITY (1195 FT)(IADOT)                120 PM JAN 1     47 MPH

...SIOUX COUNTY...

1 WSW ORANGE CITY (1411 FT)(IADOT)              1150 AM JAN 1     48 MPH
2 SSW ORANGE CITY (1414 FT)(OTHER-MTR)           215 PM JAN 1     46 MPH

...PLYMOUTH COUNTY...

3 NNW LE MARS (1020 FT)(APRSWXNET)              1232 PM JAN 1     47 MPH
2 WSW LE MARS (1197 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               115 PM JAN 1     45 MPH

...OSCEOLA COUNTY...

3 NE SIBLEY (1574 FT)(IADOT)                    1204 PM JAN 1     47 MPH

...O``BRIEN COUNTY...

3 NNE SHELDON (1420 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1135 AM JAN 1     47 MPH

...IDA COUNTY...

1 NW IDA GROVE (1233 FT)(IADOT)                 1200 PM JAN 1     43 MPH

...DICKINSON COUNTY...

4 NW WAHPETON (1527 FT)(APRSWXNET)              1214 AM JAN 1     48 MPH

...CLAY COUNTY...

3 WNW SPENCER (1338 FT)(ASOS)                    125 AM JAN 1     44 MPH
3 W DICKENS (1484 FT)(IADOT)                    1256 PM JAN 1     44 MPH

...CHEROKEE COUNTY...

1 S CHEROKEE (1227 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               1115 AM JAN 1     40 MPH

...BUENA VISTA COUNTY...

2 ENE TRUESDALE (1329 FT)(IADOT)                 126 AM JAN 1     52 MPH
3 WSW LAKESIDE (1489 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              115 PM JAN 1     48 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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