Peak Wind Gusts Recorded Friday
A tight pressure gradient around low pressure crossing northern Wisconsin produced blustery southwest winds Friday over southern Wisconsin. The following list shows peak wind gusts of 40 mph or higher recorded Friday at various airport sites, mesonet sites and marine observation sites across southern Wisconsin.
|Location||Peak Wind Gust Speed (MPH)|
|MIlwaukee Mitchell International Airport||47|
|Fond Du Lac Airport||45|
|Country Dale Elementary School Franklin||44|
|Harvey Philip Charter School Waukesha||44|
|Merton Intermediate School||44|
|Crites Field Waukesha||44|
|University School River Hills||41|
|Marcy ES Menomonee Falls||41|
|New Glarus High School||40|
|Kettle Moraine MS Dousman||40|
|Park Lawn ES Oconomowoc||40|
|Stone Bank ES||40|
The graphic below shows the locations of the higher peak wind gusts (>=39 MPH) Friday. Most of the higher gusts were concentrated in the southeast half of the NWS MIlwaukee/Sullivan County Warning Area.
Gusty winds will return for Saturday, and especially Saturday night, with a tightening pressure gradient around another low pressure that rapidly deepens as it tracks across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to southwest Quebec. The cold front trailing this low will push across southern Wisconsin Saturday evening...with the gusty northwest winds ushering in the coldest air so far of the winter season. Wind chill readings will be in the teens below zero by daybreak Sunday morning. See our other Top News story concerning this upcoming cold spell.