Windy Day Across Minnesota:
November 9, 2005

A strong pressure gradient from a deep low pressure center over Canada and a high pressure area over Montana casued high winds over the upper midwest. The strong winds began behind the passage of a cold front as it moved to the east across Minnesota during the evening hours of November 8th. Gusty winds continued during the day on November 9th. The peak gust reported in Minnesota was 60 MPH at Moorhead. By evening the winds subsided and cooler air settled in. The Twin Cities finally saw a 28 degree minimum temperature, ending the longest stretch of above 28 degree temperatures on record. The new record is 227 days from March 26, 2005 to November 9, 2005.

Listed below are National Weather Service Statements about the strong winds.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
653 PM CST WED NOV 9 2005

STRONG WINDS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY GUSTED IN EXCESS OF 50 
MPH AT SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. 
THE FOLLOWING LIST INCLUDES THE STRONGEST WIND GUSTS MEASURED FROM 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
OBSERVING SITES. 

LOCATION                PEAK WIND GUST      TIME/DAY
CITY/COUNTY             MPH

GLENWOOD/POPE           58                   226 AM/WEDNESDAY
MARIETTA/LAC QUI PARLE  57                   948 PM/TUESDAY
FAIRMONT/MARTIN         56                  1035 PM/TUESDAY
ALEXANDRIA/DOUGLAS      55                   453 AM/WEDNESDAY
ST CLOUD/STEARNS        54                   139 AM/WEDNESDAY
MORRIS/STEVENS          54                   200 AM/WEDNESDAY
WILLMAR/KANDIYOHI       51                   916 PM/TUESDAY
WINTHROP/SIBLEY         51                  1122 PM/TUESDAY
MADELIA/WATONWAN        51                  1135 PM/TUESDAY
PAYNESVILLE/STEARNS     51                   234 AM/WEDNESDAY
CLARA CITY/CHIPPEWA     51                   313 AM/WEDNESDAY
HOPE/WASECA             50                  1013 AM/WEDNESDAY
NEW ULM/BROWN           49                  1115 PM/TUESDAY  
MANKATO/BLUE EARTH      49                  1200 AM/WEDNESDAY
STAPLES/TODD            49                   200 AM/WEDNESDAY
MINNEAPOLIS/HENNEPIN    49                   400 AM/WEDNESDAY 
INTL AIRPORT
MONTEVIDEO/CHIPPEWA     48                   835 PM/TUESDAY
ST JAMES/WATONWAN       48                  1035 PM/TUESDAY
REDWOOD FALLS           48                   935 AM/WEDNESDAY 



PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
405 PM CST WED NOV 9 2005

...HIGHEST WIND GUST SPEEDS ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH NOON...

LOCATION            COUNTY       SPEED      TIME

...MINNESOTA...
BYRON               OLMSTED      54 MPH     1104 AM* 
DEXTER              MOWER        52 MPH      151 AM
RIDGEWAY            WINONA       49 MPH      141 AM
PRESTON             FILLMORE     48 MPH      115 AM
ROCHESTER-KTTC TV   OLMSTED      48 MPH     1114 AM* 
ROCHESTER ASOS      OLMSTED      48 MPH     1001 AM
WINONA 4S           WINONA       48 MPH     1000 AM*
KELLOGG             WABASHA      47 MPH     1129 AM* 
DODGE CENTER AWOS   DODGE        46 MPH      955 AM
CANTON              FILLMORE     45 MPH      129 AM
WINONA              WINONA       44 MPH      955 AM

* NEW OR UPDATED WIND GUSTS


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
630 AM CST WED NOV 9 2005

HERE ARE THE PEAK WIND GUSTS REPORTED BY AUTOMATED OBSERVING 
EQUIPMENT FROM THE STRONG WINDS LAST NIGHT IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH 
DAKOTA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...AND NORTHWEST IOWA...


CHAMBERLAIN SD        59 MPH   510 PM
HURON AIRPORT         56 MPH   608 PM
MITCHELL AIRPORT      53 MPH   652 PM
SIOUX FALLS AIRPORT   52 MPH   813 PM
YANKTON               52 MPH   815 PM
SHELDON IA            52 MPH   915 PM
WORTHINGTON MN        51 MPH   935 PM
SIOUX CITY AIRPORT    49 MPH   931 PM
BROOKINGS             49 MPH   755 PM
SPENCER IA            48 MPH   946 PM
ORANGE CITY IA        47 MPH   855 PM
LEMARS IA             47 MPH   935 PM
LUVERNE MN            47 MPH   855 PM
WINDOM MN             47 MPH  1115 PM
MARSHALL MN           46 MPH   835 PM
JACKSON MN            46 MPH  1015 PM
STORM LAKE IA         45 MPH  1035 PM
PIPESTONE MN          43 MPH   856 PM


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS
442 PM CST WED NOV 09 2005

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1050 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST DEVILS LAKE             48.11N 98.87W 
11/08/2005  61 MPH           RAMSEY             ND   MESONET         

1142 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST MOORHEAD                46.86N 96.76W 
11/08/2005  60 MPH           CLAY               MN   MESONET         

0104 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST BUXTON                  47.60N 97.10W 
11/09/2005  60 MPH           TRAILL             ND   MESONET         

0107 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 W OTTERTAIL           46.43N 95.58W 
11/09/2005  58 MPH           OTTER TAIL         MN   MESONET         

0147 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 SW NOYES              48.99N 97.22W 
11/09/2005  58 MPH           KITTSON            MN   MESONET         

0157 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST TENNEY                  46.04N 96.45W 
11/09/2005  58 MPH           WILKIN             MN   MESONET         

0327 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST GATZKE                  48.42N 95.78W 
11/09/2005  60 MPH           MARSHALL           MN   MESONET         

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