Strong Winds: May 31, 2011

Strong westerly non-thunderstorm winds were associated with a deep area of low pressure that passed to the north of Minnesota on Tuesday, May 31. The strongest wind gust found in Minnesota so far was 54mph at an automated weather station 5 miles south-southwest of Marietta in Lac Qui Parle County in west central Minnesota. The highest wind gust reported at the Twin Cities International Airport on May 31 was 45mph.

Listed below are Public Information Statements from the National Weather Service.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1216 AM CDT WED JUN 1 2011

...HIGHEST WINDS OBSERVED ON TUESDAY MAY 31ST...

...MINNESOTA...

...ANOKA COUNTY...

1 SW BLAINE (912 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                 445 PM MAY 31     34 MPH
2 NW ANOKA (872 FT)(APRSWXNET)                  333 PM MAY 31     36 MPH
6 WNW FOREST LAKE (899 FT)(RAWS)                806 PM MAY 31     36 MPH

...BENTON COUNTY...

1 NNW RICE (1063 FT)(MNDOT)                     725 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...BLUE EARTH COUNTY...

5 SE SEARLES (3251 FT)(APRSWXNET)               530 PM MAY 31     32 MPH
1 S MANKATO (971 FT)(APRSWXNET)                 118 PM MAY 31     34 MPH
1 WSW MANKATO (796 FT)(MNDOT)                   116 PM MAY 31     42 MPH
6 NE MANKATO (1020 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1215 PM MAY 31     44 MPH

...BROWN COUNTY...

2 W NEW ULM (1010 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                415 PM MAY 31     44 MPH

...CARVER COUNTY...

3 S CARVER (845 FT)(RAWS)                       649 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
1 WSW WACONIA (1012 FT)(AWS)                    459 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
2 NE LESTER PRAIRIE (938 FT)(MNDOT)             308 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...CHIPPEWA COUNTY...

1 SSE MONTEVIDEO (1024 FT)(APRSWXNET)           520 PM MAY 31     33 MPH
1 N MONTEVIDEO (1033 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             734 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
2 WSW CLARA CITY (1053 FT)(MNDOT)               513 PM MAY 31     47 MPH

...CHISAGO COUNTY...

2 N NORTH BRANCH (925 FT)(APRSWXNET)            929 PM MAY 31     30 MPH
8 ENE BRANCH (884 FT)(APRSWXNET)                331 PM MAY 31     36 MPH
1 NE RUSH CITY (921 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             1034 PM MAY 31     40 MPH

...DAKOTA COUNTY...

2 NE LAKEVILLE (984 FT)(APRSWXNET)              633 PM MAY 31     31 MPH
3 WSW FARMINGTON (958 FT)(OTHER-MTR)            652 PM MAY 31     34 MPH
1 SSW FARMINGTON (944 FT)(APRSWXNET)            712 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
2 NNE EAGAN (820 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                 454 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
2 NNW BURNSVILLE (792 FT)(MNDOT)                657 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...DOUGLAS COUNTY...

4 NNW ALEXANDRIA (1381 FT)(AWS)                 604 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
3 SSE ALEXANDRIA (1440 FT)(MNDOT)               757 PM MAY 31     47 MPH
ALEXANDRIA ASOS (1423 FT)(ASOS)                 725 PM MAY 31     50 MPH

...FARIBAULT COUNTY...

1 S WINNEBAGO (1108 FT)(APRSWXNET)              433 PM MAY 31     40 MPH
2 NW BLUE EARTH (1084 FT)(MNDOT)                426 PM MAY 31     42 MPH

...FREEBORN COUNTY...

2 N ALBERT LEA (1256 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             609 PM MAY 31     36 MPH

...GOODHUE COUNTY...

5 N DENNISON (918 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                434 PM MAY 31     39 MPH
5 WNW RED WING (1038 FT)(MNDOT)                 537 PM MAY 31     42 MPH

...HENNEPIN COUNTY...

               121 PM MAY 31     33 MPH
1 W BROOKLYN PARK (853 FT)(APRSWXNET)           604 PM MAY 31     34 MPH
1 SE MAPLE GROVE (926 FT)(MNDOT)                401 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
1 WSW ROBBINSDALE (2854 FT)(APRSWXNET)          235 PM MAY 31     37 MPH
CRYSTAL ASOS (869 FT)(ASOS)                     353 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
FLYING CLOUD ASOS (905 FT)(ASOS)                353 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
1 N MINNEAPOLIS (1066 FT)(APRSWXNET)            217 PM MAY 31     39 MPH
MINNEAPOLIS ASOS (836 FT)(ASOS)                 953 PM MAY 31     43 MPH

...ISANTI COUNTY...

2 W CAMBRIDGE (941 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               956 PM MAY 31     40 MPH

...KANABEC COUNTY...

1 E MORA (1013 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                  1057 PM MAY 31     39 MPH
1 ENE MORA (1012 FT)(RAWS)                     1108 PM MAY 31     42 MPH

...KANDIYOHI COUNTY...

3 WSW PRINSBURG (3504 FT)(APRSWXNET)           1127 AM MAY 31     34 MPH
4 NW WILLMAR (1125 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               315 PM MAY 31     46 MPH

...LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY...

MADISON (1115 FT)(IEM)                          427 PM MAY 31     36 MPH
2 SSE MADISON (1082 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              434 PM MAY 31     47 MPH
5 SSW MARIETTA (1169 FT)(MNDOT)                 313 PM MAY 31     54 MPH

...MARTIN COUNTY...

2 ENE FAIRMONT (1161 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             415 PM MAY 31     43 MPH

...MCLEOD COUNTY...

1 WSW HUTCHINSON (1051 FT)(APRSWXNET)           503 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
3 E GLENCOE (990 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                 515 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
1 SSW HUTCHINSON (1059 FT)(OTHER-MTR)           453 PM MAY 31     45 MPH

...MEEKER COUNTY...

2 SE LITCHFIELD (1138 FT)(OTHER-MTR)            433 PM MAY 31     39 MPH
3 S LITCHFIELD (1076 FT)(RAWS)                  411 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...MILLE LACS COUNTY...

1 WSW PRINCETON (977 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             813 PM MAY 31     39 MPH
7 SE ONAMIA (1259 FT)(RAWS)                     536 PM MAY 31     42 MPH
8 N MILACA (1195 FT)(MNDOT)                    1039 PM MAY 31     43 MPH

...MORRISON COUNTY...

2 SSE LITTLE FALLS (1122 FT)(OTHER-MTR)         937 PM MAY 31     37 MPH
2 SSE LITTLE FALLS (1122 FT)(RAWS)              907 PM MAY 31     44 MPH
7 N GRANITE LEDGE (1290 FT)(APRSWXNET)          948 PM MAY 31     45 MPH

...POPE COUNTY...

3 E GLENWOOD (1394 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               453 PM MAY 31     48 MPH
9 SSW STARBUCK (1272 FT)(MNDOT)                 631 PM MAY 31     50 MPH

...RAMSEY COUNTY...

1 NW NORTH SAINT PAUL (981 FT)(APRSWXNET)       730 PM MAY 31     31 MPH
2 ESE ROSEVILLE (964 FT)(APRSWXNET)             702 PM MAY 31     33 MPH
SAINT PAUL ASOS (685 FT)(ASOS)                  553 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...REDWOOD COUNTY...

REDWOOD FALLS ASOS (1023 FT)(ASOS)              653 PM MAY 31     44 MPH

...RENVILLE COUNTY...

2 W OLIVIA (1076 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                 550 PM MAY 31     45 MPH

...RICE COUNTY...

3 NW FARIBAULT (1056 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             814 PM MAY 31     33 MPH
7 W NORTHFIELD (999 FT)(MNDOT)                  315 PM MAY 31     40 MPH
NORTHFIELD (908 FT)(APRSWXNET)                  655 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...SCOTT COUNTY...

1 NNW PRIOR LAKE (938 FT)(APRSWXNET)            145 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
1 WNW JORDAN (826 FT)(APRSWXNET)                204 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
1 NW SHAKOPEE (800 FT)(APRSWXNET)               320 PM MAY 31     36 MPH
2 WSW PRIOR LAKE (970 FT)(APRSWXNET)            216 PM MAY 31     38 MPH

...SHERBURNE COUNTY...

3 E SANTIAGO (1002 FT)(RAWS)                    520 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
SAINT CLOUD ASOS (1023 FT)(ASOS)                753 PM MAY 31     47 MPH

...STEARNS COUNTY...

4 ESE AVON (1200 FT)(APRSWXNET)                 418 PM MAY 31     30 MPH
1 E SAINT JOSEPH (1106 FT)(APRSWXNET)           504 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
2 WSW PAYNESVILLE (1181 FT)(OTHER-MTR)          412 PM MAY 31     46 MPH
1 SE RICHMOND (1089 FT)(APRSWXNET)              309 PM MAY 31     47 MPH
2 SE SAUK CENTRE (1241 FT)(OTHER-MTR)           655 PM MAY 31     47 MPH
3 ESE BELGRADE (1249 FT)(MNDOT)                 336 PM MAY 31     51 MPH
2 SE SAUK CENTRE (1241 FT)(MNDOT)               347 PM MAY 31     53 MPH

...STEELE COUNTY...

5 NNE ELLENDALE (1192 FT)(MNDOT)                128 PM MAY 31     42 MPH
3 NW OWATONNA (1148 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              535 PM MAY 31     44 MPH

...STEVENS COUNTY...

3 WSW MORRIS (1128 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               612 PM MAY 31     46 MPH

...SWIFT COUNTY...

2 W BENSON (1040 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                 212 PM MAY 31     45 MPH
2 NE APPLETON (1020 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              535 PM MAY 31     51 MPH

...TODD COUNTY...

1 ESE ROUND PRAIRIE (1332 FT)(OTHER-MTR)        835 PM MAY 31     44 MPH

...WASECA COUNTY...

3 WSW WASECA (1125 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1240 PM MAY 31     45 MPH

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...

2 N HASTINGS (2270 FT)(APRSWXNET)               255 PM MAY 31     30 MPH
2 E LAKE ELMO (935 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               755 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...WATONWAN COUNTY...

MADELIA (1005 FT)(APRSWXNET)                    217 PM MAY 31     32 MPH
3 E SAINT JAMES (1066 FT)(OTHER-MTR)            354 PM MAY 31     45 MPH

...WRIGHT COUNTY...

2 ESE BUFFALO (967 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               534 PM MAY 31     36 MPH
1 ENE MAPLE LAKE (1026 FT)(OTHER-MTR)           513 PM MAY 31     39 MPH
1 SE CLEARWATER (995 FT)(MNDOT)                 422 PM MAY 31     44 MPH

...YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY...

4 SSW GRANITE FALLS (1046 FT)(OTHER-MTR)        213 PM MAY 31     48 MPH
1 NNE CANBY (1191 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                505 PM MAY 31     49 MPH
HANLEY FALLS (1068 FT)(MNDOT)                   310 PM MAY 31     49 MPH

...WISCONSIN...

...BARRON COUNTY...

2 WNW CAMERON (1105 FT)(OTHER-MTR)             1135 PM MAY 31     37 MPH
1 SSW CHETEK (1050 FT)(WIDOT)                   524 PM MAY 31     45 MPH

...CHIPPEWA COUNTY...

EAU CLAIRE ASOS (905 FT)(ASOS)                  456 PM MAY 31     40 MPH
1 SSE STANLEY (1070 FT)(WIDOT)                  411 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...DUNN COUNTY...

2 E MENOMONIE (895 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               415 PM MAY 31     38 MPH
3 SW KNAPP (1210 FT)(WIDOT)                     310 PM MAY 31     43 MPH

...EAU CLAIRE COUNTY...

1 NW AUGUSTA (970 FT)(RAWS)                     405 PM MAY 31     33 MPH
4 WNW FAIRCHILD (984 FT)(APRSWXNET)             603 PM MAY 31     43 MPH

...PIERCE COUNTY...

1 W BAY CITY (784 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                535 PM MAY 31     38 MPH

...POLK COUNTY...

2 ESE SAINT CROIX FALLS (1190 FT)(WIDOT)        818 PM MAY 31     34 MPH
1 NNE FREDERIC (1273 FT)(APRSWXNET)             249 PM MAY 31     41 MPH
1 SSE OSCEOLA (902 FT)(OTHER-MTR)               815 PM MAY 31     41 MPH

...RUSK COUNTY...

2 E BRUCE (1090 FT)(WIDOT)                      425 PM MAY 31     34 MPH
2 SW LADYSMITH (1147 FT)(RAWS)                  405 PM MAY 31     34 MPH
1 NNW TONY (1236 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                 455 PM MAY 31     39 MPH

...ST. CROIX COUNTY...

5 NW RIVER FALLS (895 FT)(WIDOT)               1013 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
2 N NEW RICHMOND (997 FT)(OTHER-MTR)            235 PM MAY 31     40 MPH
1 WSW HUDSON (740 FT)(WIDOT)                    309 PM MAY 31     47 MPH


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
230 PM CDT TUE MAY 31 2011

...HIGHEST WINDS OBSERVED IN THE PAST 24 HOURS...

...MINNESOTA...

...DODGE COUNTY...

DODGE CENTER AWOS (1305 FT)(OTHER-MTR)          114 PM MAY 31     38 MPH

...FILLMORE COUNTY...

PRESTON AWOS (1276 FT)(OTHER-MTR)              1208 PM MAY 31     32 MPH
2 ESE CANTON (1348 FT)(MNDOT)                  1209 PM MAY 31     35 MPH

...MOWER COUNTY...

LE ROY (1290 FT)(IEM)                           605 PM MAY 30     20 MPH
4 E GRAND MEADOW (1322 FT)(IEM)                 134 PM MAY 31     26 MPH
AUSTIN AWOS (1230 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                135 PM MAY 31     33 MPH
1 ENE DEXTER (1410 FT)(MNDOT)                   656 PM MAY 30     47 MPH

...OLMSTED COUNTY...

3 E ROCHESTER (1040 FT)(APRSWXNET)              651 PM MAY 30     10 MPH
1 WSW STEWARTVILLE (1230 FT)(AWS)               739 PM MAY 30     16 MPH
2 NE ROCHESTER (1046 FT)(IEM)                   659 PM MAY 30     16 MPH
1 ESE ROCHESTER (997 FT)(IEM)                   549 PM MAY 30     18 MPH
3 NNW ROCHESTER (1040 FT)(IEM)                  210 PM MAY 31     18 MPH
4 NW ROCHESTER (1273 FT)(APRSWXNET)             645 PM MAY 30     28 MPH
1 WSW ROCHESTER (1205 FT)(APRSWXNET)           1203 PM MAY 31     33 MPH
1 SSE STEWARTVILLE (1253 FT)(APRSWXNET)         624 PM MAY 30     34 MPH
ROCHESTER ASOS (1318 FT)(ASOS)                 1254 PM MAY 31     40 MPH
2 SE EYOTA (1309 FT)(MNDOT)                     621 PM MAY 30     41 MPH
4 WSW RINGE (1140 FT)(APRSWXNET)                633 PM MAY 30     44 MPH

...WABASHA COUNTY...

PLAINVIEW (1138 FT)(AWS)                        214 PM MAY 31     16 MPH
2 SSE KELLOGG (741 FT)(MNDOT)                   149 PM MAY 31     35 MPH
1 NE BEAR VALLEY (1000 FT)(APRSWXNET)           731 PM MAY 30     38 MPH

...WINONA COUNTY...

WINONA AWOS (656 FT)(OTHER-MTR)                1215 PM MAY 31     30 MPH


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.