October 26-27, 2010 High Winds across Western South Dakota

An intense storm system moved across the northern Plains and upper Midwest October 25 through October 27, bringing strong winds to the Black Hills region. Gusty winds developed behind a cold front that moved through Monday, October 25; then increased during the early morning of Tuesday, October 26 and persisted through the afternoon of Wednesday, October 27.  The wind caused some tree damage. The table below lists the peak wind gusts in mph for weather stations across the area.



WIND GUSTS
LOCATION TYPE OF OBSERVATION Oct 26 Oct 27
1 N Belle Fourche Broadcast Media 48 56
32 N Belle Fourche Other Federal 60 55
Box Elder Broadcast Media 50 61
1 N Buffalo ASOS 61 66
14 ESE Buffalo Mesonet 45 48
1 NW Caputa Mesonet 50 47
2 E Cottonwood Mesonet 53 50
2 SSW Downtown Custer ASOS 53 53
Custer State Park State 46 44
10 NE Edgemont Other Federal 45 37
Ellsworth AFB Other Federal 62 66
2 NNE Faith ASOS 62 63
2 W Hamill Mesonet 59 58
6 SE Hot Springs AWOS 43 53
Kadoka Broadcast Media 54 56
3 SE Lemmon AWOS 56 54
Nemo Other Federal 45 42
Newell Broadcast Media 54 64
1 E Newell Mesonet 53 55
1 NW Nisland Mesonet 49 56
3 E Philip ASOS 61 62
5 NE Porcupine Other Federal 50 40
Downtown Rapid City Official NWS Obs 60 57
Downtown Rapid City Broadcast Media 48 54
1 S Downtown Rapid City Broadcast Media 58 50
Rapid City Airport ASOS 60 64
1 WSW South Eagle Butte AWOS 60 63
1 WSW South Eagle Butte Mesonet 56 55
Downtown Spearfish Broadcast Media 49 54
3 ESE Spearfish AWOS 51 52
Sturgis Trained Spotter 58 N/A
Downtown Sturgis Broadcast Media 47 55
3 SE Sturgis Other Federal 52 52
Union Center Mesonet 70 69
3 E Vale Mesonet 50 51
Wall Broadcast Media 50 58
8 S Wall Other Federal 56 60
White River Mesonet 55 51
Winner ASOS 61 59

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