Peak Wind Gusts September 24th

Blustery winds occured across southern Wisconsin on Friday, September 24th as a deep low pressure system moved across far northern Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan. The tight pressure gradients associated with the low produced the gusty winds felt over southern Wisconsin during the day.  

The following is a list of recorded peak wind gusts as of 5 PM this afternoon. The measurements were from airport and school sites from south central and southeastern Wisconsin.

Site County Gust (mph) Time (if known)
Milwaukee Milwaukee 54 330 AM *
Milwaukee/University School Milwaukee 48  
Sheboygan Sheboygan 47 1217 PM
Waukesha Waukesha 46 145 PM
Racine Racine


353 AM *
Oostburg Sheboygan 45  
Kenosha Kenosha 45 316 PM
Milwaukee/Divine Savior Milwaukee 45  
Grafton Ozaukee 44  
Timmerman Milwaukee 44 1155AM
Monroe Green 44 655 AM
West Bend Washington 43 1155AM
Greendale Milwaukee 43  
Mequon Ozaukee 43  
Richfield Washington 43  
Hartford Washington 42  
Random Lake Sheboygan 42  
Juneau Dodge 42 1055 AM
Lone Rock Sauk 42 137 PM
Whitewater Jefferson 41  
Lake Geneva Walworth 41  
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac 40 314 PM
Burlington Racine 40 1134 PM
Montello Marquette 40  
Elkhart Lake Sheboygan 40  
Lodi Columbia 40  
Middleton Dane 39 312 PM
Wisconsin Dells Sauk 38 1254 PM
Palmyra Jefferson 38  
Mt. Horeb Dane 37  
Portage Columbia 37  
Mineral Point Iowa 37 1154 PM
Madison Dane 36 422 PM
Janesville Rock 36 1045 AM
Watertown Jefferson 36 315 PM
Baraboo Sauk 36  
Stoughton Dane 36  

 * The gusty winds observed Friday morning were a result of the tight pressure gradient associated with the low pressure system, and evaporative cooling/drying from the passing rain showers.


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