Summary of October 26-27 Wind Gusts

Strong winds caused by a storm system over the Great Lakes created very windy conditions across western and south central South Dakota on October 26 and 27. Sustained winds of 35 to 50 mph were common, while wind gusts up to 70 mph were reported. Below is a list of the strongest wind gusts from around the area:

PEAK
GUST
(MPH) DATE  LOCATION                TYPE OF OBSERVATION
70     10/26     Union Center              Mesonet
66 10/27     Ellsworth AFB             Other Federal
66     10/27     1 N Buffalo               ASOS
64    10/27     Rapid City Airport        ASOS
64     10/27     Newell                    Broadcast Media
63     10/27     2 NNE Faith               ASOS
63     10/27     1 WSW South Eagle Butte   AWOS
62     10/27     3 E Philip                ASOS
61     10/26     Winner                    ASOS
60     10/26     32 N Belle Fourche        Other Federal
60     10/26     Downtown Rapid City       Official NWS Obs
60     10/27     8 S Wall                  Other Federal
59    10/26     2 W Hamill                Mesonet
58     10/26     1 S Downtown Rapid City   Broadcast Media
58     10/26     Downtown Sturgis          Trained Spotter
58   10/27     Wall                      Broadcast Media
56    10/26     1 WSW South Eagle Butte   Mesonet
56     10/26     3 SE Lemmon               AWOS
56  10/27     1 NW Nisland              Mesonet
56    10/27     1 N Belle Fourche         Broadcast Media
56     10/27     Kadoka                    Broadcast Media
55 10/27 1 E Newell Mesonet
55     10/27     White River               Mesonet
55    10/27     Downtown Sturgis          Broadcast Media
54    10/27     Downtown Spearfish        Broadcast Media
54    10/27     Downtown Rapid City       Broadcast Media
53  10/27     6 SE Hot Springs          AWOS
53     10/27     2 E Cottonwood            Mesonet
53    10/26     2 SSW Downtown Custer     ASOS
52 10/27 3 SE Sturgis Other Federal
52 10/27 3 SE Spearfish AWOS
51    10/27     3 E Vale                  Mesonet
50     10/26     1 NW Caputa             Mesonet
50     10/26     5 NE Porcupine            Other Federal
48   10/27     14 ESE Buffalo            Mesonet 
46     10/26     Custer State Park     State
45    10/26     10 NE Edgemont            Other Federal
45     10/26     Nemo                      Other Federal


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