Wind Reports for February 18th

Below are the peak wind observations from sites across Western and Central Upper Michigan and Lake Superior for the February 18, 2011 wind storm. These strong winds were caused by deepening low pressure moving north of Lake Superior and to James Bay during the day on Friday. Over land, the strongest peak wind gust was reported at the Houghton County airport with 68 mph winds, while Stannard Rock over Lake Superior saw a peak wind to hurricane force -- 81 mph!

...PEAK WIND SPEEDS ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN FOR THE WIND STORM ON
FEB 18 2011...FINAL

NOTE: TIMES INDICATED ARE FOR FRIDAY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

LOCATION 24HR PEAK WIND TIME
/MPH/

...GOGEBIC COUNTY...
IRONWOOD AIRPORT 47 1115 AM
WATERSMEET USDA FS 37 337 AM

...ONTONAGON COUNTY...
ONTONAGON 57 1200 PM

...HOUGHTON COUNTY...
HOUGHTON COUNTY AIRPORT 68 738 AM
PORTAGE CANAL 55 830 AM
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY 55 730 AM
KENTON 8N 31 556 PM

...KEWEENAW COUNTY...
COPPER HARBOR 60 1051 AM
NOTE: P59 WAS OUT AT VARIOUS TIMES FRI MORNING DUE
TO POWER OUTAGES
OJIBWAY ISLE ROYALE NPS 65 824 PM
WINDIGO ISLE ROYALE NPS 40 224 AM

...BARAGA COUNTY...
PELKIE DNR 43 313 PM

...DICKINSON COUNTY...
IRON MOUNTAIN AIRPORT 48 251 PM
RANDVILLE DNR 36 413 PM

...MARQUETTE COUNTY...
KI SAWYER AIRPORT 49 150 PM
GWINN DNR 37 112 PM
MARQUETTE COAST GUARD 38 1236 PM
NWS MARQUETTE 46 710 PM
BIG BAY 43 1020 AM

...MENOMINEE COUNTY...
MENOMINEE AIRPORT 39 1215 PM
MENOMINEE LAKESHORE 40 1224 PM
LA BRANCHE DNR 37 512 PM

...DELTA COUNTY...
ESCANABA AIRPORT 48 415 PM
STONINGTON USDA FS 37 403 PM
FAIRPORT LAKESHORE 50 1220 PM
HIGH BRIDGE USDA FS 40 904 PM

...ALGER COUNTY...
MUNISING 53 1129 PM
DOE LAKE USDA FS 37 1204 AM SATURDAY
GRAND MARAIS 65 140 PM

...SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY...
MANISTIQUE AIRPORT 44 215 PM
PORT INLAND 45 148 PM
SENEY NWR 36 1032 PM

...LUCE COUNTY...
NEWBERRY AIRPORT 43 935 PM

...LAKE SUPERIOR...
STANNARD ROCK 81 941 AM
PASSAGE ISLAND 67 700 AM
ROCK OF AGES 62 100 AM
CARIBOU ISLAND CANADA 66 1222 PM

 



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