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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:43 PM CDT on March 29, 2015


... Strong northwest winds are sweeping across Minnesota and
Wisconsin this afternoon...

The highest reported wind gusts have been just over 50 mph...
occurring across the southern third of Minnesota... roughly
from Redwood Falls to Mankato south to the Iowa line.
The strongest winds are generally occurring along Highway 71 from
the Iowa line northward through Jackson... Redwood Falls... Willmar
Sauk Centre... Long Prairie... and north towards Wadena and Park
Rapids.

A Wind Advisory remains in effect for much of central and southern
Minnesota... sustained northwest winds from 30 to 35 mph with gusts
from 45 to 50 mph are possible.

The following are the peak wind reports by County greater than
25 mph since 100 PM... for Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin.

... Wind reports past 3 hours ...

Location speed time/date

... Anoka...
Blaine ap 45 mph 0347 PM 03/29
Coon Rapids 2 ESE 45 mph 0401 PM 03/29
Wyoming 6 WSW 33 mph 0306 PM 03/29
Anoka 2 se 30 mph 0128 PM 03/29
2 NE Coon Rapids 29 mph 0401 PM 03/29
Ramsey 2 SSW 25 mph 0234 PM 03/29

... Barron...
Cumberland ap 33 mph 0335 PM 03/29
Rice Lake ap 32 mph 0355 PM 03/29
Chetek ap 32 mph 0355 PM 03/29

... Benton...
Rice 1 NNW 44 mph 0135 PM 03/29
Sauk Rapids 4 E 37 mph 0333 PM 03/29
Foley 6 WSW 29 mph 0120 PM 03/29
Sauk Rapids hs 25 mph 0339 PM 03/29

... Blue Earth...
Madelia 3 ENE 48 mph 1250 PM 03/29
Mankato ap 46 mph 0255 PM 03/29
Skyline 1 N 38 mph 0205 PM 03/29

... Brown...
New Ulm ap 48 mph 0214 PM 03/29
Searles 5 se 46 mph 0132 PM 03/29

... Carver...
New Germany 2 NW 45 mph 0145 PM 03/29
Carver 3 S 38 mph 0249 PM 03/29
Waconia 1 WSW 30 mph 0359 PM 03/29

... Chippewa...
Clara City 2 WSW 53 mph 0110 PM 03/29
Montevideo ap 44 mph 0154 PM 03/29
Eau Claire ap 37 mph 0209 PM 03/29
Colfax 7 ESE 36 mph 0150 PM 03/29
Montevideo 1 S 32 mph 0210 PM 03/29

... Chisago...
Rush City ap 43 mph 0216 PM 03/29
branch 8 ENE 41 mph 0319 PM 03/29
Harris 3 N 33 mph 0200 PM 03/29

... Dakota...
Lakeville ap 46 mph 0414 PM 03/29
south St Paul ap 37 mph 0411 PM 03/29
Burnsville 2 NNW 34 mph 0305 PM 03/29
Eagan 2 se 32 mph 0413 PM 03/29
Lakeville 2 NE 26 mph 0423 PM 03/29
Eagan 2 ESE 26 mph 0407 PM 03/29

... Douglas...
Alexandria 3 se 46 mph 1250 PM 03/29
Alexandria ap 45 mph 0116 PM 03/29

... Dunn...
Menomonie ap 40 mph 0155 PM 03/29

... Eau Claire...
Eau Claire 3 SW 34 mph 0210 PM 03/29
Augusta 1 NW 26 mph 0305 PM 03/29

... Faribault...
Blue Earth 2 NW 43 mph 0325 PM 03/29
3 SSE Easton 38 mph 0407 PM 03/29

... Freeborn...
Albert Lea ap 40 mph 0334 PM 03/29
Twin Lakes 5 se 40 mph 0225 PM 03/29

... Goodhue...
Cannon Falls 8 SSE 46 mph 1245 PM 03/29
Red Wing 5 WNW 42 mph 0110 PM 03/29
Stanton ap 40 mph 0255 PM 03/29
Zumbrota 1 NNW 28 mph 0333 PM 03/29
Red Wing 2 S 27 mph 0301 PM 03/29
Vasa 25 mph 0100 PM 03/29

... Hennepin...
Robbinsdale 1 WSW 46 mph 0352 PM 03/29
Minneapolis-St Paul ap 46 mph 0348 PM 03/29
Crystal ap 41 mph 0320 PM 03/29
Eden Prairie ap 40 mph 0340 PM 03/29
Brooklyn Park 1 W 39 mph 0350 PM 03/29
Lake Minnetonka 1 SW 38 mph 0255 PM 03/29
Loretto 2 NW 35 mph 0345 PM 03/29
Maple Grove 1 se 31 mph 0220 PM 03/29
Lakeville 1 N 29 mph 0347 PM 03/29
St Louis Park 1 E 28 mph 0350 PM 03/29
Brooklyn Park 2 SSE 25 mph 0335 PM 03/29

... Isanti...
Cambridge ap 36 mph 0335 PM 03/29

... Kanabec...
Mora 1 ENE 40 mph 0208 PM 03/29
Mora ap 39 mph 0416 PM 03/29

... Kandiyohi...
Willmar ap 48 mph 0316 PM 03/29
Willmar 2 ENE 42 mph 0246 PM 03/29
Prinsburg 3 WSW 28 mph 0424 PM 03/29

... Lac Qui Parle...
Marietta 5 SSW 47 mph 1240 PM 03/29
Madison 44 mph 0253 PM 03/29

... Martin...
Fairmont ap 48 mph 0135 PM 03/29

... McLeod...
Hutchinson ap 45 mph 0133 PM 03/29
Glencoe ap 43 mph 0354 PM 03/29
Hutchinson 1 WSW 26 mph 0105 PM 03/29

... Meeker...
Litchfield 3 S 42 mph 0111 PM 03/29
Litchfield ap 40 mph 0213 PM 03/29
5 N Cedar Mills 37 mph 0337 PM 03/29

... Mille Lacs...
Milaca 8 N 42 mph 0120 PM 03/29
Princeton ap 40 mph 0334 PM 03/29
Bock 3 WNW 39 mph 0220 PM 03/29

... Morrison...
Granite Ledge 7 N 47 mph 0228 PM 03/29
Harding 3 WNW 46 mph 0330 PM 03/29
Little Falls ap 36 mph 0115 PM 03/29
Little Falls 2 SSE 33 mph 0307 PM 03/29

... Pierce...
Red Wing ap 31 mph 0411 PM 03/29
Spring Valley 1 SSW 30 mph 0116 PM 03/29

... Polk...
Osceola ap 31 mph 0255 PM 03/29
Osceola 1 NE 29 mph 0245 PM 03/29
St Croix falls 2 ESE 26 mph 0203 PM 03/29

... Pope...
Starbuck 9 SSW 48 mph 0205 PM 03/29
Glenwood ap 46 mph 0334 PM 03/29

... Ramsey...
St Paul dwtn ap 46 mph 0303 PM 03/29
vadnais hts 1 SSE 32 mph 0306 PM 03/29
Roseville 2 ESE 27 mph 0247 PM 03/29
St Paul 1 SW 26 mph 0320 PM 03/29

... Redwood...
Redwood Falls ap 48 mph 0133 PM 03/29

... Renville...
Olivia ap 46 mph 0234 PM 03/29

... Rice...
Faribault ap 44 mph 0414 PM 03/29
Dundas 5 WNW 36 mph 0316 PM 03/29

... Rusk...
Tony Rusk County ap 32 mph 0355 PM 03/29
Ladysmith 2 SW 31 mph 0405 PM 03/29

... Scott...
Jordan 6 E 50 mph 0410 PM 03/29
Henderson 4 ENE 45 mph 0141 PM 03/29
Prior Lake 2 WSW 37 mph 0414 PM 03/29
Elko 37 mph 0345 PM 03/29
Shakopee 1 NW 34 mph 0205 PM 03/29
Prior Lake 32 mph 0305 PM 03/29

... Sherburne...
St cloud ap 47 mph 0310 PM 03/29
Santiago 3 E 39 mph 0120 PM 03/29
Zimmerman 1 N 27 mph 0148 PM 03/29
Elk River 1 SSW 25 mph 0410 PM 03/29

... Sibley...
Winthrop 2 W 52 mph 0125 PM 03/29

... St. Croix...
New Richmond ap 33 mph 0235 PM 03/29

... Stearns...
Sauk Centre 2 se 45 mph 0155 PM 03/29
Sauk Centre ap 43 mph 0312 PM 03/29
Belgrade 3 ESE 43 mph 0235 PM 03/29
Paynesville ap 43 mph 0254 PM 03/29
Avon 4 ESE 29 mph 0128 PM 03/29

... Steele...
Ellendale 5 NNE 45 mph 0226 PM 03/29
Owatonna ap 43 mph 0215 PM 03/29

... Stevens...
Morris ap 46 mph 0213 PM 03/29

... Swift...
Benson ap 47 mph 0133 PM 03/29
Appleton ap 45 mph 0214 PM 03/29

... Todd...
Long Prairie ap 41 mph 0314 PM 03/29

... Waseca...
Waseca ap 44 mph 0159 PM 03/29
Waseca (ag exp farm) 36 mph 0400 PM 03/29

... Washington...
Hastings 3 N 36 mph 0356 PM 03/29
Cottage Grove 1 ESE 35 mph 0338 PM 03/29
Stillwater 1 W 35 mph 0410 PM 03/29
Lake Elmo 3 E 33 mph 0350 PM 03/29
Hastings 2 N 33 mph 0408 PM 03/29
Hugo 2 WSW 31 mph 0357 PM 03/29
1 E Oakdale 29 mph 0359 PM 03/29
Newport 2 ENE 27 mph 0329 PM 03/29
Lake St Croix Beach 26 mph 0355 PM 03/29
Cottage Grove 1 WNW 26 mph 0329 PM 03/29
Forest Lake 1 se 25 mph 0319 PM 03/29

... Watonwan...
St James ap 47 mph 0115 PM 03/29
Madelia 33 mph 0143 PM 03/29

... Wright...
Rogers 2 NNE 42 mph 0340 PM 03/29
Clearwater 1 se 42 mph 0335 PM 03/29
Buffalo ap 38 mph 0125 PM 03/29
Maple Lake ap 37 mph 0116 PM 03/29
Maple Lake 2 SSW 32 mph 0122 PM 03/29
French Lake 28 mph 0359 PM 03/29

... Yellow Medicine...
Hanley Falls 48 mph 0100 PM 03/29
Canby ap 43 mph 0334 PM 03/29
Granite Falls ap 43 mph 0212 PM 03/29

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.


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