Latest Wind Information - Current and Wrap-up

Wrap-up Information: 

The image below shows the peak winds in mph that occurred across southeast Wisconsin and the lakeshore areas Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning.

Here is a text listing showing the time and date of the strongest winds:

Marine Locations:

Racine Yacht Club              73 MPH at 7:00 PM  10/19/11
Kenosha C-MAN                 61 MPH at 7:20 PM  10/19/11 
Sheboygan C-MAN             53 MPH at 7:00 PM  10/19/11
Milwaukee C-MAN              51 MPH at 8:00 PM  10/19/11
South Lake Buoy 45007     51 MPH at 2:50 AM  10/20/11

Port Washington C-MAN     37 MPH at 6:20 PM  10/19/11

Land Locations:

Racine Airport                    53 MPH at 6:36 PM  10/19/11
Milwaukee Airport              49 MPH at 7:27 PM  10/19/11
Kenosha Airport                 41 MPH at 7:03 PM  10/19/11

Here are some peak wind reports out of the Chicago area 


Damage Reports:

Both structural and vegetative damage occurred in southeast Wisconsin, mostly in the counties of Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha.

Several boats at yacht clubs were pushed into piers and/or thrown onto beaches or rocks.  In downtown Milwaukee, wind and debris caused broken windows in the U.S. Bank tower.  Elsewhere...some trees were uprooted and there were many reports of broken tree branches.  This tree debris damaged at least a couple homes and resulted in scattered power-outages as power-lines came down. 

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tree damage 


Latest Information:

Strong low pressure near Detroit will continue to move slowly north, across Lake Huron later today and into Ontario Canada tonight.  The low pressure system is at its peak intensity early this morning.  As a result, it will continue to cause windy conditions across southern Wisconsin. 

The strongest winds will affect the lakeshore areas from Sheboygan south to Port Washington, Milwaukee, Racine, Wind Point and Kenosha.  North winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected in this area this morning, with gusts to 45 mph. 

Periods of rain will accompany the windy conditions this morning.  The rain will affect southeast into parts of south central Wisconsin.  Areas west of Madison will remain dry.

Check here for the strongest wind reports.

The rain will end later today as the low pressure system in the central Great Lakes moves farther northeast.  Drier air pushing into southern Wisconsin will cause the clouds to decrease late today and this evening.  Approaching high pressure will also cause the winds to diminish to less than 10 mph tonight. 

The clearing skies and lighter winds will allow temperatures to fall into the upper 20s to middle 30s.  These conditions will allow widespread frost to develop over most of the area late tonight and early Friday.  The frost will be patchy close to Lake Michigan.

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