Peak Wind Gusts Sunday Night

A strong arctic front blasted through the Upper Midwest Sunday afternoon and evening.  Blustery northwest winds developed behind this front and lasted several hours Sunday evening.  Wind gusts ranged from 30 to 48 mph across most of south central and southeast Wisconsin between 5 pm and midnight.  The strong winds blowing the recent 3 to 5 inches of powdery snow around caused white-out conditions at times, especially in southwest Wisconsin.

The graphics below show peak wind gusts (mph) recorded at official and non-official weather observation sites (between 10:00 am Sunday, January 26th and 10:00 am Monday, January 27th).  

South Central Wisconsin

Southeast Wisconsin

peak wind gusts in south central WI

peak wind gusts in southeast WI

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Below is a listing of peak wind gusts at ASOS/AWOS observing sites:

Location                       Speed (mph)
Lone Rock                      49 
Monroe                         47 
Milwaukee                      46 
Madison                        45 
Burlington                     44 
Fond du Lac                    44 
Kenosha                        44 
Mineral Point                  44 
Janesville                     40 
Middleton                      40 
Milwaukee/Timmerman            40 
Waukesha                       40 
Racine                         39 
Wisconsin Dells                39 
Watertown                      37 
Sheboygan                      35 
Juneau                         31






National Weather Service - Milwaukee/Sullivan


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